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DIVISION BENCH OF DELHI HIGH COURT UPHOLDS THE SINGLE JUDGE’S JUDGMENT

DIVISION BENCH OF DELHI HIGH COURT UPHOLDS THE SINGLE JUDGE’S JUDGMENT UPHOLDING THE ARBITRAL AWARD IN FAVOUR OF PNC-BEL (JV) AGAINST NHAI

To map the progress of Indian Courts in arbitration matter, a perfect example is the PNC-BEL matter, wherein the Delhi High Court has not only decided the Application filed by NHAI under section 34 and Appeal thereof under section 37 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996, but also releases the entire amount of around Rs.143 Crores to Concessionaire around 10 months of the passing of the Award. In this regard, the Award was pronounced by the Arbitral Tribunal on 20.09.2018, the section 34 Objection was decided on 24.05.2019 and the Appeal under section 37 was decided on 26.07.2019 and finally the money has been received by Concessionaire on 30.07.2019.

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Singh & Associates strengthens presence in South India

Singh & Associates strengthens presence in South India; relocates Bengaluru office to a bigger facility with best-in-class infrastructure

To accelerate services and to fulfil the burgeoning demand from Start-ups and HNIs, the firm relocates to Central Business District of the city

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DELHI HIGH COURT REJECTS THE OBJECTION OF NHAI AGAINST THE ARBITRAL AWARD REGARDING PNC-BEL (JV)

The Hon’ble Delhi High Court rejects the objections of NHAI under section 34 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 regarding an Arbitral Award which was passed in favour of PNC-BEL (JV). The petition [O.M.P. (COMM) 41/2019, decided on 24th May, 2019] was filed by NHAI challenging the Arbitral Award dated 20.09.2018 passed by the Arbitral Tribunal adjudicating the disputes that have arisen between PNC-BEL (JV) and NHAI in relation to the Agreement dated 04.02.2005, executed between the parties for the Project for Widening and Strengthening of National Highway No. 24 from Km 93.00 to Km 149.25 to four lane standards (Garhmukteshwar to Moradabad) & ROB at Km 181 of NH-24 and Bridges on NH-87 in Uttar Pradesh (Package-II).

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Ld’ Adjudicating Authority dismisses the Application under Section 7 by ICICI Bank...

Ld’ Adjudicating Authority dismisses the Application under Section 7 by ICICI Bank against Era Infrastructure (India) Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Era Infra Engineering Limited.

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HIGH COURT DIRECTS THE DRT TO DECIDE THE INTERLOCUTORY APPLICATION

HIGH COURT DIRECTS THE DRT TO DECIDE THE INTERLOCUTORY APPLICATION PRIOR TO THE FINAL HEARING OF THE MATTER

Matter titled as “S.L.Chopra Vs. IDBI”.

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THE DIVISION BENCH OF THE HON’BLE HIGH COURT OF DELHI ISSUES NOTICE IN THE EXECUTION APPEAL

THE DIVISION BENCH OF THE HON’BLE HIGH COURT OF DELHI ISSUES NOTICE IN THE EXECUTION APPEAL AND STAYS THE ORDER PASSED BY THE EXECUTING COURT

Matter titled as “M/s Maharishi Ayurveda Products Pvt. Ltd. Vs. Sparsh Builders Pvt. Ltd.

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No anti-arbitration relief from Civil Court even when fraud/collusion is alleged

No anti-arbitration relief from Civil Court even when fraud/collusion is alleged

Introduction

Hon’ble Supreme Court of India paved way in upholding the momentous judicial precedent which lays down a crucial legal principle pertaining to arbitration proceedings in India w.r.t. power of a civil court in granting the anti-arbitration relief. Recently, the Hon’ble Supreme Court was pleased to dismiss the Special Leave Petition filed by Mr. Ravi Arya (‘Opposite Party’/‘RA’) and uphold the order of the Division Bench of the High Court of Judicature at Bombay dated 12.02.2019, in the case of Ravi Arya & Ors. vs. Palmview Overseas Limited & Ors.

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Jindal Rail Infrastructure Limited wins INR 18.35 Crores plus Interest in Arbitration against Union

Jindal Rail Infrastructure Limited wins INR 18.35 Crores plus Interest in Arbitration against Union of India, Ministry of Railways

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Jindal ITF Ltd. wins INR 2015 Crores plus interest and applicable taxes in Arbitration against NTPC

February 2019. Press Releases by Singh & Associates Founder – Manoj K Singh A (view listing).

The Final Award dated 27.01.2019 has now been pronounced by the Hon’ble Arbitral Tribunal, which was constituted of three Hon’ble Members [Justice Vikramajit Sen (Retd.), Justice B.P. Singh (Retd.) and Justice Anil Kumar (Retd.)]. The Arbitral Tribunal passed the Award in favour of M/s. Jindal ITF Ltd. (“JITF”) (a PR Jindal Group Company) against NTPC Ltd. (“NTPC”).

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Singh & Associates wins “Best Law Firm of the Year 2018”

December 2018. Press Releases by Singh & Associates Founder – Manoj K Singh A (view listing).

Singh & Associates wins “Best Law Firm of the Year 2018” Award at India Legal Summit & Awards 2018

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Leading experts from infrastructure sector converge at the QUEST 2018 by Singh & Associates

December 2018. Press Releases by Singh & Associates Founder – Manoj K Singh A (view listing).

Singh & Associates (S&A), a leading full-service law firm, successfully hosted QUEST 2018 - Knowledge Exchange Series in collaboration with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). The event brought together experts and industry leaders from the Infrastructure Sector who shared their insights and experiences on various aspects of infrastructure project execution and dispute resolution.

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National Workshop On Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)

November 2018. Press Releases by Singh & Associates Founder – Manoj K Singh A (view listing).

Current Status And Future Prospects organized by Department of Botany, Maitreyi College, University of Delhi in association with Singh & Associates, Founder: Manoj K. Singh, Advocates and Solicitors

Department of Botany, Maitreyi College, University of Delhi in association with Singh & Associates, Founder: Manoj K. Singh, Advocates and Solicitors organized a “National Workshop On Intellectual Property Rights (IPR): Current Status And Future Prospects” on 3rd October, 2018 at Maitreyi College, University of Delhi.

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Singh & Associates law firm bags ‘Best Use of Knowledge Management Award’

September 2018. Press Releases by Singh & Associates Founder – Manoj K Singh A (view listing).

New Delhi, 14th September 2018: Singh & Associates, one of India's leading full-service law firms has been awarded the ‘Best Use of Knowledge Management of the Year’ at the recently held 14th Indo-US Economic Summit which was inaugurated by Hon’ble Minister for Commerce & Industry & Civil aviation, Govt. of India, Mr. Suresh Prabhu.

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Shrem Group got CCI nod to acquire the stake in 23 Subsidiaries of Dilip Buildcon Limited

September 2018. Press Releases by Singh & Associates Founder – Manoj K Singh A (view listing).

Singh & Associates, Founder Manoj K. Singh, successfully represented Shrem Group (Chattawal Trust) before Competition Commission of India (CCI) to seek approval of the Board to acquire the stake in 23 subsidiaries of Dilip Buildcon Limited. Dilip Buildcon Limited is a Listed infrastructure-based Company, engaged in various infrastructure projects including construction of highways, bridges, etc. Shrem Group is conglomerate of various companies but it’s a privately owned family business. The Group is spearheaded by two brothers, Mr Nitan Chhatwal and Hitesh Chhatwal who have a collective experience of more than 40 years in creating wealth and building business value. The Shrem Group through its two companies namely Shrem Infraventure Private Limited and Shrem Roadways Private Limited had entered into an Master Agreement with Dilip Buildcon Limited in December 2017 for the proposed acquisition.

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Gwalior Bypass Project Ltd

September 2018. Press Releases by Singh & Associates Founder – Manoj K Singh A (view listing).

Gwalior Bypass Project Ltd. (GBPL) wins Rs 500 crore arbitration case against the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI)

Singh & Associates, Founder Manoj K. Singh, successfully represented Gwalior Bypass Project Ltd (GBPL) in an Arbitration matter against National Highways Authority of India (NHAI). The arbitration was relating to the dispute arising out of the Design, Construction, Development, Finance, Operation and Maintenance of the work of construction of New Four Lane Gwalior Bypass of the length 42.033 KM on NH-75 in the State of Madhya Pradesh on Build, Operate, Transfer, Annuity Basis executed by GBPL.

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Legal Developments by:
Singh & Associates Founder – Manoj K Singh Advocates and Solicit

  • WHHPL v NHAI

    New Delhi, 31st August 2019: West Haryana Highways Projects Private Limited (a Special Purpose Vehicle of Era Infra Engineering) was awarded a Concession Agreement by NHAI on DBFOT Toll basis for widening of existing two lane highway and also constructions of two new bypasses. Although WHHPPL substantially completed the work and Toll was stared in 2014, NHAI was not declaring the completion. Also WHHPPL suffered huge losses due to Project overrun including threat from Banks/Financial Institution w.r.t Insolvency Proceedings (needless to reiterate one such proceedings under I&B Code filed by Bank of Baroda (erstwhile Dena bank) was recently rejected by Principal Bench, New Delhi). It was the case of WHHPPL that NHAI failed to adhere to the terms of CA in fulfilling its obligation of handing over of land. The Arbitral Tribunal passed an Award in favor of WHHPPL inter alia agreeing with the contentions of WHHPPL and also held that NHAI was in breach of the CA. The Tribunal passed an award (including interest) of Rs.750 Crores in favor of WHHPPL .
    - Singh & Associates Founder – Manoj K Singh A

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  • WHHPL v NHAI

    New Delhi, 31st August 2019: West Haryana Highways Projects Private Limited (a Special Purpose Vehicle of Era Infra Engineering) was awarded a Concession Agreement by NHAI on DBFOT Toll basis for widening of existing two lane highway and also constructions of two new bypasses. Although WHHPPL substantially completed the work and Toll was stared in 2014, NHAI was not declaring the completion. Also WHHPPL suffered huge losses due to Project overrun including threat from Banks/Financial Institution w.r.t Insolvency Proceedings (needless to reiterate one such proceedings under I&B Code filed by Bank of Baroda (erstwhile Dena bank) was recently rejected by Principal Bench, New Delhi). It was the case of WHHPPL that NHAI failed to adhere to the terms of CA in fulfilling its obligation of handing over of land. The Arbitral Tribunal passed an Award in favor of WHHPPL inter alia agreeing with the contentions of WHHPPL and also held that NHAI was in breach of the CA. The Tribunal passed an award (including interest) of Rs.750 Crores in favor of WHHPPL .
  • Singh & Associates' (S&A) Founding Partner, Manoj K Singh, awarded with ‘Special Recognition...

    Singh & Associates' (S&A) Founding Partner, Manoj K Singh, awarded with ‘Special Recognition for Service to the Legal Profession’ at Achiever’s Awards 2019
  • GSTing till 2019 and ahead!!

    With the implementation of GST two years back, India has seen one of the biggest tax reforms for the growth and revival of its economy. Post the journey of peaks & troughs, the GST regime is finally settling in to the needs of business cycle. The Government, with the theme of promoting ‘ Ease of Doing Business ’, is trying hard to make this reform simpler, business friendly and transparent in its functioning. Such measures can also be seen during this year’s budget speech of our Hon’ble Finance Minister, wherein announcements were made towards the simplification of GST.
  • Ld’ Adjudicating Authority dismisses the Application under Section 7 by ICICI Bank against Hyderab

    Ld’ Adjudicating Authority dismisses the Application under Section 7 by ICICI Bank against Hyderabad Ring Road Projects Private Limited a Special Purpose Vehicle related to Era Infra Engineering Limited.
  • Singh & Associates' (S&A) Founding Partner, Manoj K Singh, wins “Dispute Resolution Lawyer...

    Singh & Associates' (S&A) Founding Partner, Manoj K Singh, wins “Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year” Award at Indian Legal Awards 2018-19, Legal Era
  • Sulphur Cap Ahead - Regulatory

    Sulphur Cap Ahead - Regulatory
  • GTDT Shipping - India

    Mr Shardul Thacker heads the shipping, oil and gas and banking practice group at Mulla & Mulla & Craigie Blunt & Caroe. Lloyd’s List ranked him third in their top 10 lawyers stating: “Highly regarded for his work in the liquefied natural gas sector, particularly for interesting and highly geared finance deals in relation to infrastructure projects, energy, ports and ships.” india_-_gtdt_shipping_
  • Chambers Guides - Insurance 2018 - India

    India is a common-law jurisdiction. In general, Indian laws borrow heavily from, and are based on, English law. However, insurance law in India has certain unique features that deviate from English insurance law. The primary legislation of insurance law in India is the Insurance Act, 1938 (the “Insurance Act”) and the Insurance Rules, 1939 (the “Insurance Rules”).
  • Transport Finance Review - India

    The transportation industry – aviation, shipping and rail – has been predominantly owned by government entities since India’s independence in 1947. Air India and Indian Airlines, both government-owned, rules the skies; the Shipping Corporation of India (SCI), established in 1961 and owned by the government, owns and operates around one-third of the Indian tonnage. All railway property is government owned.
  • International Arbitration Review - India

    The Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 (Act) provides the framework for arbitration and conciliation in India. Drafted on the basis of the UNCITRAL Model Law, it is divided into four parts. Each part governs a different aspect of the arbitration and conciliation process: a Part 1 governs commercial arbitration; b Part 2 governs the enforcement of certain foreign awards; c Part 3 governs conciliation; and d Part 4 contains supplementary provisions (regarding the power of the court to make rulings, etc.). The Act 2 was recently amended in 2016 with an aim to make it more robust by plugging the lacunae that existed in the original legislation.