Oppression and mismanagement not for arbitrator


Dismissing a petition in Apex Frp Chemicals Private Limited and Anr v Om Prakash Gupta and Ors, Delhi High Court recently held that issues of oppression and mismanagement relating to a company cannot be the subject matter of an arbitration.

Man_examining_book,_document,_guideApex Frp Chemicals was challenging an order of the Company Law Board (CLB) passed in 2015 dismissing its application under section 8 of Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996, which provides that a judicial authority shall, on the basis of an arbitration agreement between parties, direct the parties to go for arbitration.

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