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Arbitration & ADR

18 April 2019
Jeevan Ballav Panda Enforcement of foreign awards: does violation of legal provision equate to contravention of fundamental policy?

India - Khaitan & Co

In 2013 the Supreme Court held that the enforcement of a foreign arbitral award can be refused only if it is contrary to, among other things, the 'fundamental policy of Indian law'. This article focuses on the Indian courts' interpretation of this term and looks at a common question that arises in relation to this area of law – namely, whether a foreign arbitral award which is a mere violation of an Indian legal provision qualifies as a contravention of the fundamental policy of Indian law.

Authors: Jeevan Ballav Panda, Satish Padhi
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