The Supreme Court on Wednesday recalled its order appointing former Australian judge James Jacob Spigelman as a presiding arbitrator in disputes between Reliance Industries and the centre over the shortfall in gas production in the KG basin.

The apex court bench of Justice S.S. Nijjar recalled its order appointing Justice Spigelman after senior counsel Dushyant Dave pointed out to the court that the Australian’s name topped the preferred list of arbitrators submitted by Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries.

Dushyant Dave appeared for the centre.

Taking note that Justice Spigelman was on the top of the Reliance Industries’ list as arbitrator, the court recalled its order.

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