Oil Ministry confirms Australian judge’s withdrawal from RIL case

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on March 12, 2018

The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas confirmed that former Australian Judge Micheal McHugh has quit as the Chairman of an arbitration tribunal in the case between Reliance Industries Ltd and the Ministry on the cost recovery from KG-D6 block.

The Ministry stated in a Facebook post on its official page that McHugh has communicated his decision. The Supreme Court had named McHugh as the third arbitrator.

RIL had named former Chief Justice SP Bharucha as its arbitrator while the Government appointed former Chief Justice VN Khare as its arbitrator.

McHugh had withdrawn on May 20 and the Ministry said that he cannot be re-appointed after withdrawing once.

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Published on July 23, 2014
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