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Misrepresentation charge in arbitration

When contracting parties fall out with each other, a frequent allegation is that the agreement was induced by fraud or misrepresentation. One side wants to scrap the contract altogether for that reason. If there is an arbitration clause, that will also go with the contract. The Supreme Court dealt with such an issue last fortnight in the context of an international arbitration conducted in Singapore. The question was whether an arbitration clause could be acted upon when one party alleges that it entered into the agreement by fraudulent inducements by the other. This problem arose in the case, Avitel Post Studioz Ltd vs HSBC Pi Holding (Mauritius), in which the latter alleged that it had extended

First Published: Sep 03 2020 | 06:01 AM IST

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