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SARFAESI Amendment: The “Qualified Buyers” Confusion Remains

[Akhileshwari Anand Raj is a 3rd year B.Com LL.B (Hons.) student at Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar] The amendments last year to the Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest Act, 2002 (SARFAESI Act) were long overdue. They sought to ensure that the various banking and recovery laws were in consonance with each other, and they also...

Application Under SARFAESI: Supreme Court’s Liberal Approach

[Guest post by Richa Saraf, Assistant Legal Advisor at Vinod Kothari & Co.] In the case of M.D. Frozen Foods Exports Pvt. Ltd. v. Hero Fincorp Ltd.,[1] the Supreme Court held that there was no illegality in a non-banking finance company (“NBFC”) invoking the Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest Act, 2002 (“SARFAESI Act”) for recovery of...

Strict Interpretation or Purposive Interpretation? Analysing the Sanjeev Shriya Case

[Guest post by Deeksha Malik, who is a is a fifth-year student of National Law Institute University, Bhopal. An earlier post on the topic is available here.] Ever since the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (the “Code”) came into force, the Indian judiciary has been dealing with a number of cases that have required it to interpret various provisions of the Code. A review of the relevant...

Liability of Personal Guarantors of a Corporate Debtor during the Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process

[Guest post by Param Pandya, Research Fellow, Corporate Law and Financial Law, Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy, New Delhi. The views expressed by the author are personal.] On September 6, 2017, the Allahabad High Court in the case of Sanjeev Shriya vs. State Bank of India (“Sanjeev Case”) decided the question of the liability of personal guarantors of a company where moratorium under section 14 of...

Restrictive Remedy under Section 14 of the SARFAESI Act

[Guest post by Richa Saraf, Assistant Legal Advisor, Vinod Kothari & Co.] In a recent ruling of the Calcutta High Court in Union Bank of India & Anr. v. State of West Bengal & Ors. (September 1, 2017), the object and intention behind section 14 of the Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest Act, 2002 (the “Act”) was discussed. The...

The Costs and Benefits of Creditor Control under Insolvency Law

[Guest post by Enakshi Jha, who is a graduate from NALSAR University of Law and is currently working at a corporate law firm in Mumbai] The principal benefit of a creditor controlled insolvency law is the efficiency it brings to the market and the advantages it holds for entrepreneurship. First, as a model spearheaded by the persons whose money is at stake (section 6 of the Insolvency and...

Non-Disposal Undertaking and its Reporting in the Indian Securities Market

[Guest post by Divyajyot Verma, a student at the Jindal Global Law School] Non-Disposal Undertakings (or agreements) (“NDUs”) are signed usually by the debtor in favour of the lender in relation to any loan obligation undertaken by the debtor. An NDU helps in ensuring that the debtor does not transfer the shares held by it in a company by way of outside arrangements such that the creditor is left...

Geotagging: A New Way to Track Charged Assets

[Post by Rohit Sharma, who is an Executive at Vinod Kothari & Co. He can be reached at rohit@vinodkothari.com.] Notification The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) issued a notification dated 7 April 2017 introducing a new way to track down tangible assets on which charge has been created and registered with...

Debt Restructuring Through Scheme of Arrangement

I have posted a working paper titled “The Scheme of Arrangement as a Debt Restructuring Tool in India: Problems and Prospects” on SSRN, the abstract of which is as follows: The goal of this paper is to analyse the scheme of arrangement as a debt restructuring tool in India and the extent to which it has been utilised. It finds that the scheme has been used sparingly for debt restructuring in...

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