Yes, Governance Matters.

SC Pre referral jurisdiction

Sep 29, 2023

The Supreme Court, in a series of judgments since the case of Vidya Drolia till the present case, appears to have been expanding the scope of review at the pre-referral stage from a mere verification of the existence and validity of the arbitration agreement and arbitrability of the subject matter to also include an examination of the bona fides of the claim.