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The unstated ratio in the Indian Supreme Court’s Hardy decision

05 October 2018

The recent decision of the Indian Supreme Court in the Hardy case has been criticised as lacking reasoning for its finding that the seat of arbitration was India. Nakul Dewan, an Indian, Singaporean and English-qualified lawyer at 20 Essex Street in Singapore, argues that – though it is not explicitly stated – the court was persuaded that that jurisdiction had the closest and most real connection to the arbitration.