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Principal Associate in the Disputes Practice at the Delhi-NCR office of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas. Hiral focuses on technology law, domestic and international commercial arbitration, and criminal litigation. Her experience includes handling construction arbitrations, contractual disputes like issues of licensing, distributorship, loans, and advising on criminal liability and procedure.

She regularly appears in various High Courts across India, Supreme Court of India and various designated Tribunals. She can be reached at hiral.gupta@cyrilshroff.com

Not Always Beneficial To Make It To The “Hall Of Fame”: Dissecting Delhi High Court’s Decision In Microsoft V. Zoai

In a unique fact scenario, the sole arbitrator, in a domain name dispute between parties, named himself in the “Hall of Fame” for giving a particular type of decision in such disputes. Upon challenge to the arbitral award passed, the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi exercised its powers under Section 34 of the Arbitration and

Delhi HC’s Margo V. Railtel Order - Analysing Impartiality in Arbitrator Appointments Blog

As with any legal proceeding, an arbitrator’s impartiality and independence is the bedrock of a fair and valid arbitration proceeding. In its recent decision in the case of Margo Networks Pvt Ltd & Anr. v. Railtel Corporation of India Ltd (“Margo v. Railtel”),[1] the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi exercised its powers under Section 11 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 (“Act”), with the intention to highlight the importance of appointing arbitrators in a manner that is unbiased and does not favour any one party.

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