Dispute Resolution

Partial Annulment of Arbitral Awards

Dec 19, 2023

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 in 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.