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Dispute Resolution
IBC allows automatic release of ED attachments: Bombay HC reaffirms


In this podcast, Shruti Dhonde, Adimesh Lochan and Arjun Gupta of the international dispute resolution and investigations team at Nishith Desai, discuss, and analyse practical implications of the recent judgement of the Bombay High Court on the applicability of Section 32A of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016.

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The Midnight Clause


Parties often do not pay enough attention to the dispute resolution clause while negotiating a contract. If a dispute arises subsequently, an improperly drafted dispute resolution clause can give rise to several complexities. In this short podcast, Nishanth Kadur, Purushotham Kittane, Anirudh Arjun touch upon some common pitfalls that parties should avoid.

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Enforceability of unstamped or inadequately stamped Arbitration Agreements


In this podcast, Soumya Gulati, Shruti Dhonde, Shweta Sahu, and Sahil Kanuga, of the international dispute resolution and investigations team, discuss and analyse the implications of a recent development in arbitration law - the landmark judgement of the 7-judge Bench of the Supreme Court In re: Interplay between Arbitration Agreements under the Arbitration and Conciliation Act 1996 and the Indian Stamp Act 1899.

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The Silent Shield: Understanding Legal Privilege


Privilege is understood to be the protection against disclosure of certain information that has been provided to a person in confidence. Legal privilege helps people freely seek advice from their attorneys without the fear of such communication being used against them.

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Guerilla Tactics in International Arbitration


In this podcast, members of our international dispute resolution and investigations team, Ansh Desai, Soumya Gulati, and Ritika Bansal provide an insight into guerrilla tactics used in international arbitrations.

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Digital Consensus: Emojis and the New Frontier in Contract Law


In this podcast, members of our international dispute resolution and investigations team, Adimesh Lochan, Ritika Bansal and Shruti Dhonde discuss the judgement of a Canadian Court in South West Terminal v. Achter Land and Cattle Ltd wherein the court discussed the usage of the ‘thumbs-up’ (??) emoji in the formation of a contract in light of the past practice between the parties.

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Third Party Funding: Arkin Cap


In this podcast, members of our international dispute resolution and investigations team, Ansh Desai, Soumya Gulati and Shruti Dhonde provide an overview of a concept in third party funding known as the ‘Arkin Cap’. Put simply, the Arkin Cap limits costs imposed on third party funders if the funded party is unsuccessful, to the funded amount. The members discuss the origin of the Arkin Cap, the rationale behind its imposition and its subsequent dilution. The members also discuss the validity of third-party funding agreements and recent developments in this space.

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Partial Annulment of Arbitral Awards


In this podcast, members of our international dispute resolution team, Ritika Bansal and Soumya Gulati discuss the key takeaways from the recent Delhi High Court judgement ‘NHAI vs. Trichy Thanjavur Expressway Ltd.’ The Delhi High Court delved into the question of whether an arbitral award can be set aside partially or not. The court undertook and explained the severability of independent claims in an arbitral award and distinguished between partial set-aside and modification of an award, dispelling misconceptions arising from the applicability of NHAI vs. Hakeem & Anr. Through this ruling, the court reaffirms the balance between rectification and annulment of arbitral awards.

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Arbitrability of Consumer Disputes – Part II


Standards for arbitrability of consumer disputes differ globally. In a two-part podcast, members of our international dispute resolution team, Alipak Banerjee, Shweta Sahu and Ritika Bansal offer a comprehensive analysis of the latest stances adopted by Indian and English courts on this pivotal issue. Part II of the podcast delves into the international position on this issue as well as the recent judgment of England and Wales High where it refused to recognize a foreign-seated award, deciding on disputes between a consumer and a cryptocurrency exchange. The court found that the award violated public policy since the agreement was unfair to the consumer, and the arbitrator failed to consider English consumer protection laws even though the contract had a close connection to the UK. Amid the rapid expansion in global e-commerce, a difference in standards of arbitrability of consumer disputes globally requires more diligence on part of both businesses and consumers engaging in such transactions.

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Arbitrability of Consumer Disputes – Part I


Standards for arbitrability of consumer disputes differ globally. In a two-part podcast, members of our international dispute resolution team, Alipak Banerjee, Shweta Sahu and Ritika Bansal offer a comprehensive analysis of the latest stances adopted by Indian and English courts on this pivotal issue. Part I of the podcast delves into the recent affirmation of the Indian Supreme Court of the Telangana High Court's refusal to appoint an arbitrator in a consumer dispute. The Supreme Court held that consumer disputes can only be subject to arbitration if the consumer opts for it after the dispute arises, notwithstanding any pre-existing arbitration agreements between them. Through this ruling, the Supreme Court emphasised that a consumer should not be deprived of the specialised remedies provided to it under the Consumer Protection Act.

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Supreme Court clarifies the Scope of Pre-referral Jurisdiction under the Arbitration Act.


Supreme Court clarifies the Scope of Pre-referral Jurisdiction under the Arbitration Act.

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Ad-hoc Arbitration v. Institutional Arbitration


What are the advantages of institutional arbitration? In what circumstances should a party choose institutional arbitration? We also discuss prominent arbitral institutions in India and abroad.

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Pathological Arbitration Clauses


How to identify incorrect and incomplete arbitration clauses? How to use appropriate arbitration clauses which will ensure that the arbitration agreement is immune from a challenge?

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Nature and Scope of Interim Reliefs in an arbitration


When to seek interim reliefs in arbitration proceedings? Which forum to approach for seeking interim reliefs? We also discuss the settled jurisprudence on the question of grant of interim reliefs.

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Binding non-signatories to an arbitration


When can non-signatories be bound to arbitration proceedings? What all factors are generally considered by courts/arbitral tribunals to bind non-signatories to arbitration proceedings? We also discuss relevant judgments in this regard.

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Inspection, Production and relevance of S. 27 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996


We discuss the importance of certain stages during the arbitration proceedings. How can a court assist in the process of taking evidence in the arbitration proceedings?

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Timeline to seek setting aside of arbitral awards are inviolable: Supreme Court


Recently, the Supreme Court of India upheld that an application for setting aside an arbitral award under Section 34 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996, must be filed within the prescribed period of limitation i.e. 90 +30 days. The judgment sets a strict reminder that timelines for filing a challenge to an arbitral award are sacrosanct - even days on which the courts are closed will not be excluded while calculating the limitation period.

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Privilege & Waiver: 'Without Prejudice' Privilege


Welcome to the Dispute Resolution podcast of Nishith Desai Associates. In this podcast Vyapak Desai and Shweta Sahu discuss the law around 'without prejudice' privilege and it's implications during the disputes and pre-disputes stage.

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