Delhi High Court: Whether On Demise Of One Of The Arbitrators, The Statutory Provision That Comes Into Play Is Section 15(2) Or Section 11 Of The Indian Arbitration Act?

The procedure in respect of appointment of arbitrators is prescribed under Section 11 of the Arbitration & Conciliation Act, 1996 (‘Arbitration Act’). For appointment of a substitute arbitrator, Section 14 read with Section 15 attains relevance. Section 14 (1)(a) of the Arbitration Act ordains that, on an arbitrator becoming de jure or de facto unable…

Supreme Court of India: Whether The Court While Considering An Application For The Appointment of An Arbitrator Needs To First Impound An Unstamped Instrument Containing The Arbitration Clause And Ensure That Stamp Duty Is Paid Before Appointing The Arbitrator?

As per the law settled by the Supreme Court of India in SMS Tea Estates (P) Ltd. v. Chandmari Tea Co. (P) Ltd., (2011) 14 SCC 66, where an arbitration clause is contained in an unstamped agreement, the provisions of the Indian Stamp Act, 1899 (Indian Stamp Act) requires the Judge hearing the application for…