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Dave Committee on Strengthening SEBI’s Recovery Mechanism: Missed Opportunities

[Rohan Deshpande practices as a Counsel at the Bombay High Court] On December 14, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) formed a High Level Committee chaired by Justice Anil R. Dave, a former judge of the Supreme Court. One of the terms of reference of the Committee was to review the enforcement mechanism of SEBI, particularly the recovery mechanism under securities laws. The...

Supreme Court Reopens the Limitation Period for Enforcement of Foreign Awards

[Smriti Shukla and Yash Raj are third year students of the National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi] In the recent judgment of the Supreme Court in Bank of Baroda v. Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. (17 March 2020), the question concerned the limitation period for the execution of the foreign decrees under section 44A of the Civil Procedure Code (CPC) in India. In an attempt to...

Supreme Court Rules on Limitation Period for Execution of Foreign Decrees in India

[Ankit Tripathi is a practicing advocate before the Supreme Court and Delhi High Court] In its judgement dated 17 March 2020, the Supreme Court in Bank of Baroda v. Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd ruled on the limitation period applicable to the execution of foreign decrees in India, after it recorded contrasting views of the different state High Courts on the issue. It held that the limitation period...

The Limits of Comity: Refusal to Recognise Foreign Insolvency Proceedings

[Aditi Mozika is a IV year B.Sc. LL.B. (Hons.) student at Gujarat National Law University] The recent decision of the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) in the Jet Airways case has ushered in the era of cross border insolvency in India.[1] Accordingly, the Resolution Professional and the Dutch Trustee – the administrator in bankruptcy of Jet Airways appointed by the Dutch...

Section 32A of the IBC (Second Amendment) Bill, 2019: A Step in the Right Direction?

[Khushi Maheshwari is a 3rd year student at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore and Apoorva Satapathy a 4th year student at the National Law University of Odisha, Cuttack] The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (“IBC”) has been amended thrice since its introduction in 2016. Each amendment has sought to remove bottlenecks in the corporate insolvency process and streamline the...

Indian Insolvency Proceeding Secures First Recognition under Chapter 15 of the US Bankruptcy Code

[Rahul Kanoujia and Tharun Chowdary are 3rd-year law students at Gujarat National Law University] Chapter 15 of the United States (US) Bankruptcy Code provides a framework through which bankruptcy courts recognize foreign insolvency proceedings. In 2005, the US adopted the Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency introduced in 1997 by the UNCITRAL to encourage the treatment of multinational...

Construction of Exclusive Jurisdictional Clauses: Are Insolvency Proceedings Covered?

[Abhishek Jamalpur is a 4th year student at the National University of Advanced Legal Studies] The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) in Excel Metal Processors Limited v. Benteler Trading International GMBH and Anr confronted an interesting issue. The question was whether an exclusive jurisdiction clause in a commercial contract covers insolvency proceedings initiated under the...

Dutch Order on Jet Airways: UNCITRAL Model Law the Need of the Hour?

[Syamantak Sen and Vivek Badkur are third-year law students at the National Law Institute University, Bhopal] The State Bank of India, Gaggar Enterprises and Shaman Wheels, a few of the many creditors of the grounded Jet Airways, i.e., the corporate debtor, filed petitions before the Mumbai bench of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) under section 7 of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code...

Bombay High Court Cements the Continuing Jurisdiction of Arbitration-Seat Court during Enforcement

[Parimal Kashyap is a third year B.A., LL.B (Hons.) student at Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow] Is an arbitral award synonymous to the decree of a court? A reading of section 36 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act 1996 may suggest a positive answer. The provision dealing with enforcement of domestic awards reads: 36. Enforcement.—(1) Where the time for making an...

Preclusive effect of Res Judicata in International Commercial Arbitration: A Baffling Syndrome

[Prabhakar Yadav is a III Year student pursuing B.A.LL.B. (Hons.) at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore] The doctrine of res judicata is a potent tool for any legal order which aims to achieve efficiency and consistency in the judicial administration. This objective is achieved by the fact that res judicata buries disputes to rest by creating a preclusive effect of prior...

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