[Group of companies doctrine] Non- signatory bound by arbitration agreement if it is alter ego of signatory: Supreme Court

"A party, which is not a signatory to a contract containing an arbitration clause, may be bound by the agreement to arbitrate if it is an alter ego of a party which executed the agreement", the Supreme Court observed.
Justice Surya kant, Justice DY Chandtachud and Justice Vikram Nath
Justice Surya kant, Justice DY Chandtachud and Justice Vikram Nath

The Supreme Court on Wednesday held that a non-signatory to a contract containing an arbitration clause, may be bound by the arbitration agreement, if it is an alter-ego of the party which executed the arbitration agreement [Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd. v Discovery Enterprises Private Ltd. & Ors.].

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