Labour welfare cess for workers in the construction industry is the topic of discussion this month. Article in this November 2012 issue of "Corporate Amicus" clarifies the implications of various provisions, while also covering procedures like registration and liability to pay cess. A case note on an important order of the Competition Commission, holding that a tie-up arrangement is not per se illegal, while also deliberating up on dominant position, standard of evidence, etc., is also covered. Terms of arbitral reference in case of dispute between client and stock broker, etc. have been modified and Supreme Court of India has held that procedures for appointment of arbitrators cannot be bifurcated into a two-tier procedure.