Post-award interim relief remains available from Court unless truly efficacious to approach Arbitral Tribunal: Kerala High Court

In M. Ashraf v. Kasim (2018), the Kerala High Court (HC) reversed a lower court’s finding that no relief can be sought under Section 9(1) of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 (Arbitration Act/the Act) at a time when the final arbitral award has already been passed. As discussed below, the Kerala HC also clarified…