Enforcement of arbitral award against India opposed to public policy: US District Court

Aditya AK June 12 2018

The United States District Court for the District of Columbia recently denied a petition filed against the Government of India, seeking enforcement of an arbitral award.

The Court, presided by Judge Rudolph Contreras, held that confirming the award passed against the Indian government by a Tribunal in 2013 would amount to a violation of the United States’ public policy.

The dispute dates back to 1997, when Hardy Exploration and Production (India), Inc. (HEPI) entered into a contract with the Government of India that . . .

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