Arbitral Award can be partially set aside under Section 34, given it is severable: DHC

The Delhi High Court (DHC) in a Section 34 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 (Arbitration Act) petition held that the Courts can partially set aside an Arbitral Award (AA) if the part of the AA is capable of being severed or validly incised from the rest. The DHC noted that the proviso to Section 34(2)(a)(iv) of the Arbitration Act acknowledges that AA may sometimes be capable of being severed. Further, that such a course, of partially setting aside AAs, is not only confined to the scenarios enumerated in Section 34(2)(a), but also applicable to all scenarios stipulated under Section 34 of the Arbitration Act.