Group of companies doctrine applicable to arbitration proceedings: Supreme Court Constitution Bench

The Court concluded that non-signatory parties, by virtue of their relationship with the signatory (an entity belonging to the same group of companies), cannot be deemed strangers to the arbitral dispute.
CJI DY Chandrachud and Justices Hrishikesh Roy, PS Narasimha, JB Pardiwala, and Manoj Misra
CJI DY Chandrachud and Justices Hrishikesh Roy, PS Narasimha, JB Pardiwala, and Manoj Misra

A Constitution Bench of Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that the group of companies doctrine will be applicable to arbitration proceedings in India [Cox and Kings vs SAP Pvt Ltd].

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