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Delhi HC puts on hold arbitration between Amazon, Future

Delhi HC puts on hold arbitration between Amazon, Future

NEW DELHI: The Delhi high court on Wednesday halted Future Groups ongoing arbitration with estranged partner Amazon in light of an the Competition Commission of Indias (CCI) suspension of a 2019 deal between the two sides. The US company successfully used the terms of its 2019 investment in a Future unit to block the Indian retailers attempt to sell retail assets to rival Reliance Industries , alleging breach of certain contracts. But after the antitrust agency suspended the 2019 deal last month citing supression of information by Amazon while seeking clearances, Future argued there was no legal basis for the arbitration between the two sides to continue. A two-judge bench of the Delhi high court on Wednesday agreed with Futures arguments, putting the arbitration proceedings on hold. .

business 2022-01-05 TOI