Venue v. Seat, Arbitration

The Shashoua Principle has been followed repeatedly in a series of decisions [See, BGS SGS Soma JV v. National Hydro Electric Power Corporation Ltd., 2020 (4) SCC 234]. Court, in the facts of this case, is of the opinion that it is inessential to explain or notice the difference between ‘venue’ and ‘seat’.

Hon’ble Justice S. Ravindra Bhat, NV Engineering v. Jindal Drugs Limited, [Civil Appeal No. 8607].

Also see, M/s. Inox Renewables Ltd. v. Jayesh Electricals Ltd., [Civil Appeal No. 1556 of 2021] decided on 13.04.2021 and BBR India Private Limited v. S.P. Singla Constructions Private Limited, [Civil Appeal Nos. 4130-4131 of 2022] decided on 18.05.2022.