Amazon-Future tussle: SC says arbitration proceedings can’t be stultified

NEW DELHI: Fearing impeding of proceedings before a tribunal under the aegis of Singapore International Arbitration Centre, Amazon on Thursday moved the Supreme Court seeking a peremptory order for smooth conduct of the adjudication of the dispute between it and Biyani group over the multinational’s bid to take control of Future Retail’s assets.
For Amazon, senior advocate Gopal Subramaniam informed a bench of Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud and Justices Hima Kohli and J B Pardiwala the contesting parties had on April 6 consented before the SC to continuance of arbitration provided the SIAC tribunal first decided the Future group’s application for termination of the proceedings. He said the tribunal had dismissed the Future group’s application for termination of proceedings on June 28, hence, the proceedings should be taken to logical end with an award from the tribunal.
He said since…

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