Conduct of parties cannot convert a domestic award into a foreign award, Delhi HC

Aditi Singh November 4 2018

The Delhi High Court has held that the conduct of parties to an arbitration cannot, by itself, convert a domestic award into a foreign award.

Answering the question whether parties, by their conduct, agree to treat a domestic award as a foreign award or vice versa, the Court stated that “the answer would be a categorical `NO’.”

The nature of the award, domestic or foreign, has to be decided as per the provisions of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 (the . . .

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