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Associate in the Dispute Resolution team at the Mumbai office of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas. Avantika has litigated in the practice areas of pharmaceutical, telecommunication, environment and food safety. She recently received her Masters degree in International Investment Arbitration and International Trade Law. She can be reached at

Seat Venue Place Order - Supreme Court of India

Last week, the Supreme Court issued its decision in the case of Union of India v. Hardy Exploration and Production (India) Inc[1]. The much-anticipated decision attempts to provide clarity on the venue-seat conundrum in arbitration cases — cases where an arbitration agreement fails to specify the ‘seat’ of an arbitration but does specify a ‘venue’.
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