Calcutta High Court sets aside arbitral award by senior lawyer-arbitrator for failure to disclose appearance for affiliate company

The Court said that the need for an arbitrator to remain neutral assumes the highest importance, particularly since courts have very limited powers to interfere with arbitral awards.
Justice Rajasekhar Mantha and Calcutta HC
Justice Rajasekhar Mantha and Calcutta HC

The failure of a senior lawyer and arbitrator to disclose that he had appeared for a company affiliated to a party to an arbitration recently led the Calcutta High Court to set aside the arbitral award passed by him. [C and E Ltd and ors v. Gopal Das Bagri and ors]

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