Emergency Arbitration: A Necessity for Legislative Clarifications?

By Saumya Vanwari, Fourth Year Student at Institute of Law, Nirma University

The long-awaited dispute on the enforceability of “Emergency Award” was finally settled by the Supreme Court in ‘Amazon.com NV Investment Holdings LLC v. Future Retail Limited & Ors. The two-judge bench ruled in favour of Amazon and declared the Emergency Arbitration (“EA”) passed by the Singapore Arbitrator as enforceable in India. It also concluded that except SLP, the single judge’s order on emergency award was not appealable within Section 37(2) of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act (“A&C Act”).

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