Despite an earlier ruling, upon further review a seven-judge bench of the Supreme Court held that non-payment of stamp duty is a curable defect and unstamped contracts, though inadmissible as evidence, do not invalidate arbitration agreements.

When a company wants to ensure its ‘secret sauces’ aren’t being shared with its rivals, a non-compete and non-solicitation clauses comes in handy. This article sets out how courts in Singapore and India view these restrictive covenants.