Filing limitations apply under section 8 of Arbitration Act


Delhi High Court, in a recent judgment, dealt with an important question of law on whether a limitation period applies to applications under section 8 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act. Further, whether the limitation for filing of the written statement as prescribed in the Civil Procedure Code, 1908 (CPC), and also the Commercial Courts Act, 2015, would be applicable for the filing of a section 8 application.

In SSIPL Lifestyle Private Limited vs Vama Apparels (India) Private Limited & Anr, owing to contractual disputes, SSIPL filed two suits against Vama on 17 February 2018 seeking recovery of payment for the supply of certain products to Vama. Summons were issued in the suit on 15 March 2018, and, on 16 March 2018, time was given for the filing of a written statement.

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