ArchiveJanuary 2018

Limitation Act and Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code: Deductions from the Past and Present

[Priya Gupta is a 3rd year B.A.LLB (Hons.) student at Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar] Over the past few months, a considerable debate has emanated on whether the Limitation Act, 1963 is applicable to proceedings under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (“IBC”). Although the answer has always resulted in being negative, the reasoning has been varying. The question first arose...

IBBI Amendments on Liquidation Value and Price Discovery

[Shaleen Tiwari is an Associate at Jerome Merchant & Partners, Mumbai] In an amendment dated 31 December 2017, the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (“IBBI”) amended the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Insolvency Resolution Process for Corporate Persons) Regulations, 2016 (“CIRP Regulations”). The amendment came close on the heels of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy (Code)...

Operational Creditors v. Financial Creditors: Evolution of Differences

[Shubham Sancheti is a 4th year B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) student at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad] The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 [“Code”] has had its maiden anniversary but problems regarding its interpretation have continued since its inception. The segregation of the “operational creditor” from the “financial creditor” is one of the areas which still needs jurisprudential and...

Amendments to the Regulatory Framework for REITs And InvITs: An Analysis

[Jubair Bhati and Anjali Choudhary are 5th year B.B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) students at School of Law, Raffles University, Neemrana (Rajasthan)] The regulatory framework for real estate investment trusts (“REITs”) and infrastructure investment trusts (“InvITs”) was first introduced by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (“SEBI”) in 2014.  However, these structures did not experience a great...

The Battle of Forms

[Narayan Gupta is a final year law student at Jindal Global Law School, Sonepat] Introduction This post seeks to envisage the problems that arise in the Battle of Forms and the solutions to tackle them. Before we get into the problems encapsulated in the Battle of Forms, it is necessary to understand what leads us to that concept. As the name suggests, it is a battle between ‘forms’, which refers...

Cryptocurrency Investment Vehicles in India: Possibilities and Challenges – Part 2

[Job Michael Mathew is a 4th year BA.LL.B (Hons) student at NALSAR University of Law. The first part is available here.] Commodity Mutual Funds and Exchange Traded Funds? In light of the above discussion, an investment vehicle like a mutual fund that invests in cryptocurrency and issues units of the fund in return for investing in the fund can be termed a commodity mutual fund since the...

Cryptocurrency Investment Vehicles in India: Possibilities and Challenges – Part 1

[Job Michael Mathew is a 4th year BA.LL.B (Hons) student at NALSAR University of Law] Introduction In October 2009, for every dollar one could purchase 1309 bitcoins. At the beginning of 2017, the price of one bitcoin was close to $1000. It attained $5000 in October and nearly doubled in November. In December it rose to $20000 in some exchanges. This post does not attempt to document the reasons...

Side-pocketing: A plausible liquidity management tool for the Indian mutual fund industry

[Param Pandya is a Research Fellow in the Corporate Law and Financial Regulation vertical at Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy. The author is thankful to Prof. Jayanth R Varma, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad for his valuable comments. Views are personal. This post was first published in the Oxford Business Law Blog] An illiquid asset may lead to reduced returns and increased redemptions in...

Fork in the Road – Nissan’s Arbitration Against India

[Utsav Prashar is a 2014 graduate of NALSAR University of Law] The legal maxim Ubi jus ibi remedium expresses that there is no wrong without a remedy.[1] In the landmark case of Ashby v. White,[2] the House of Lords observed: “When the law clothes a man with a right he must have means to vindicate and maintain it……and it is a vain thing to imagine a right without a remedy”.[3] The...

More on SEBI’s Order in the Price Waterhouse Case

In an earlier post, Jayant Thakur had discussed the order of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) passed against Price Waterhouse last week. In addition, readers may find the following two further pieces on the legalities of the SEBI order of relevance: In a column titled “SEBI’s ban onPwC:Learnings for an auditor” in Bar & Bench, Kanwardeep Singh examines SEBI’s...

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