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P&H High Court on SARFAESI Act and the Right of Redemption

[Velpula Audityaa is an Advocate practicing before the Madras High Court and trial courts in Chennai. He can be contacted at [email protected]] Recently, a division bench of the Punjab & Haryana High Court in Pal Alloys & Metal India Private Limited v. Allahabad Bank (2021 SCC OnLine P&H 2733) had an occasion to consider the effect of the 2016 amendment to section 13(8) of the...

Applicability of Triangular Set-off in the Indian Insolvency Regime

[Ankit Singh Rajput and Pragati Yadav are fourth-year law students at Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi] Triangular set-off occurs when A owes a debt to B, B owes a debt to C and C owes a debt to A. In the triangular set-off, A attempts to set off the amount it owes to B against the amount that C owes to A. The validity of triangular set-off in the bankruptcy context, as...

A Look at the Recently Redefined Scope of Section 9 of the IBC

[Jagrati Maru and Vaishnavi Srivastava are 5th year B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) students at Gujarat National Law University in Gandhinagar] Section 9 of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (IBC) empowers an operational creditor to file an application to initiate the corporate insolvency resolution process (CIRP) against a corporate debtor. The section further lists out certain requirements which need...

Green Bonds in India: The Present and What Next

[Naga Sai Srikar HK is a fifth-year B.A., LL.B. (Hons.), student at School of Law, CHRIST (Deemed to be University) Bangalore] Green bonds (GBs) have lately gained prominence globally and are being seen as a lucrative opportunity by both investors and corporations looking at debt financing options. The Covid-19 pandemic has nudged policy makers across the world to rethink on priorities and adopt...

Hanging by a Thread: The Saga of Interest-Free Loans under the IBC

[Ojaswi Shankar is with ICICI Bank in Mumbai] In Orator Marketing Private Limited v. Samtex Desinz Private Limited (26 July 2021), the Supreme Court held that a person who has advanced an interest-free loan to a corporate entity would be a ‘financial creditor’ and, hence, competent to initiate a corporate insolvency resolution process (“CIRP”) under section 7 of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy...

Retention of Title Clauses – An Indian Perspective

[Malavika Devaya is an associate at Poovayya & Co., Advocates & Solicitors.] A retention of title (ROT) clause is a provision that may be included in commercial contracts and purports to protect the seller’s interests by maintaining title to the goods with the seller until the occurrence of a future event, usually the receipt of payment. These clauses are, however, not very commonly...

Disputes amongst the Same Class of Creditors and Judicial Intervention

[Rohit Sharma is a partner at Mamta Binani & Associates, Mumbai] Since the inception of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (‘Code’), numerous amendments have been carried out to plug the loopholes or uncertainties in the Code. In such a vein, section 30(4) of the Code was amended on 6 August, 2019, which states as follows: (4) The committee of creditors may approve a resolution plan by...

Fragmented Framework for Perfection of Security Interest: A Secured Creditor’s Nightmare?

[Sikha Bansal is a Partner and Siddharth Goel a Legal Advisor at Vinod Kothari & Company] An interesting question of law came up for consideration by way of appeal before National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) in Volkswagen Finance Private Limited v. Shree Balaji Printopack Pvt. Ltd . The brief facts of the case involved a car financing company, which extended a car loan to the...

Non-Arbitrability of Debt Recovery Disputes: The Need for Reconsideration

[Shagun Singhal and Khushbu Turki are third year students at National Law Institute University, Bhopal] Since the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 fails to define the contours of subject-matter arbitrability, the same has remained a bone of contention despite repeated attempts by the courts to crystallise its scope. The issue was first addressed by the Supreme Court in of Booz Allen v. SBI...

The IBC’s Circle of Interpretation: Univalue Projects Pvt. Ltd. v. The Union of India

[Animesh Bordoloi is an Assistant Lecturer at the Jindal Global Law School and Hitoishi Sarkar is a III year student at the Gujarat National Law University. The authors would like to thank Mr. Rahul Sibal for his comments on the post] On August 18, 2020, a Single Judge of the Calcutta High Court in Univalue Projects Pvt. Ltd. v. The Union of India struck down an order passed by the Registrar of...

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