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Associate in the Dispute Resolution practice at the Noida office of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas. Nikhil focuses on civil and commercial disputes before courts and tribunals. Nikhil can be reached at


Jurisprudence around Grant of Interim Injunction in Defamation Suits in India


In civil proceedings in India, the standard for grant of interim injunction, is well established. The aggrieved party, seeking an injunction, must establish a three-part test to the satisfaction of a court of law, that is, (i) a prima facie case; (ii) balance of convenience; and (iii) irreparable harm/loss. While the three-part test remains applicable in defamation cases (including through offline and online media), for granting interim injunction, the threshold is slightly advanced due to the nature of dispute, rights involved, continuous cause of action (reputational damage if the publication is ex facie defamatory) and due to the advent of technology and widespread access to internet. Continue Reading Jurisprudence around Grant of Interim Injunction in Defamation Suits in India



India’s arbitration law is thorough and organic because of its ever-evolving nature, through several amendments and decisions of the courts from time to time. However, the strict wordings of certain provisions contained in the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 (“Arbitration Act”),have caused a stir, for which courts have had to step in and use the tools of interpretation to resolve such practical dilemmas. Continue Reading Conundrum Surrounding Section 42 of Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996