Articles and Updates

Issue of unstamped arbitration agreements still in question
  • Akshay Sachthey and Maryam Naaz Quadri - 15-03-2021

The Supreme Court's decision upholding the enforceability of unstamped arbitration agreements is a welcome step towards eliminating technical obstacles for arbitration at the pre-reference stage. However, the issue has been referred to a constitutional bench and given the limited scope of the reference, it is possible that the issue may continue to linger for some time to come.

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Supreme Court On Refund Of Court Fees In Out-of-court Settlements
  • Gautam Bhatikar , Sanjeev Sambasivan and Madhavi Doshi - 09-03-2021

The Apex Court while upholding the decision of the Madras High Court for the refund of court fees took a purposive interpretation of Section 89 of the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908, held that parties who settle disputes out of court shall fall under the ambit and scope of Section 89 and will be eligible for a refund of court fees paid at the time of filing of the proceedings, under Section 69-A of the Tamil Nadu Court Fees and Suit Valuation Act, 1955.

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Presence Of An Arbitration Agreement In A Dispute Involving The State Would Not Absolutely Oust Writ Jurisdiction Under Article 226: Supreme Court Of India
  • Vasanth Rajasekaran and Saurabh Babulkar - 05-03-2021

Our partner Vasanth Rajasekaran and senior associate Saurabh Babulkar analyze the Supreme Court judgment on the scope of invoking writ jurisdiction in contractual disputes containing an arbitration clause.

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Discretionary Powers Under Article 226 Of The Constitution Are Not To Be Invoked To Interfere In The Arbitral Process Under The Arbitration Act Under Ordinary Circumstances: Supreme Court Of India
  • Vasanth Rajasekaran and Saurabh Babulkar - 05-03-2021

Our partner Vasanth Rajasekaran and senior associate Saurabh Babulkar examine the recent ruling by the Supreme Court of India on the extent of judicial intervention through Articles 226 and 227 in the arbitral process.

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The (un)workable four-day work week
  • Akshay Sachthey - 05-03-2021

"The idea of a 3-day #weekend is an attractive prospect at first but may pose a challenge for #employees in the longer run." An article on the recent comments made by the #Labour and #Employment Secretary on the possibility of a 4-day #workweek, by Akshay Sachthey, Principal Associate.

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