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ARCs and Insolvency Resolution Plans: The Enigma of Equity vs Debt

[Sikha Bansal is a Partner at Vinod Kothari & Company] A regulatory framework for asset reconstruction companies (ARCs) was introduced in India through the Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest Act, 2002 (SARFAESI Act). This intended to put in place a system for clearing up non-performing assets (NPAs) from the books of banks and financial...

Applicability of the Limitation Act to the IBC: The Curious Case of Veer Gurjar

[Yashika Gupta is a 5th year B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) student at Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur] On 14 August 2020, the Supreme Court (“SC”), yet again, cleared the air on the applicability of the Limitation Act, 1963 (“Limitation Act”) to the Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (“the Code”). In Babulal Varsharji Gurjar v. Veer Gurjar Aluminium Industries Pvt. Ltd., it categorically...

Audio-Perspectives on Bankruptcy Law during the Pandemic

In times of acute financial distress, such as these, one might expect to see bankruptcy practitioners and scholars to be the busiest. Bankruptcy law is often used as a tool to mitigate and deal with the impact of financial distress. As financially distressed firms and creditors seek the refuge of the law for debt recovery and re-organisation, one is likely to see an uptick in bankruptcy cases and...

NCLT’s Riddled Take on Enforcement of Foreign Awards under the IBC

[Sridutt Mishra is a 5th year student and Parthsarthi Srivastava is a 4th year student, both at National Law University Odisha] The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (‘IBC’) has always witnessed friction with respect to claims arising out of arbitration. In 2018, the Supreme Court settled the highly contested issue of whether an arbitral award pending challenge under section 34 of the...

Amendment to CIRP Regulations: Another Step towards a Creditor Friendly Code?

[Priyasha Goyal is a graduate of the Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat] The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Insolvency Resolution Process for Corporate Persons) Regulations, 2016 (‘CIRP Regulations’) were amended vide a notification dated 7 August 2020. The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (‘the Code’) has been formulated with the objective of reducing the time taken for resolution...

Post-Resolution Determination of Claims: A Dilemma for Creditor Rights

[Anchit Jasuja is a 3rd year law student at Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar] Given, the limitations of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (‘IBC’) in determining the value of disputed claims during the resolution process, most resolution plans notionally admit the disputed claims with their repayment being dependent on the adjudication of the claim post the approval of the...

Corporate Restructuring in India: The Cross-Class Cramdown Provision

[Aastha Agarwalla is a final year law student at Campus Law Centre. Faculty of Law, University of Delhi] The United Kingdom (UK) recently enacted a much-awaited economic legislation, the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (CIGA). The CIGA introduces sweeping reforms, including a cross-class cramdown provision (CCDP), in the restructuring legal framework. The cramdown mechanism, inspired...

Suspension of CIRP during Covid-19: A Boon or a Bane?

[Megha Khandelwal and Ananya Ghosh are 4th Year B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) students at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore.] The Covid-19 pandemic and its consequential lockdown has resulted in an economic ripple effect on businesses all across the globe. To mitigate its impact, governments of various countries have amended their respective insolvency laws and adjudicatory processes...

NCLAT’s Ruling in the Surana Liquidation Case: An Analysis

[Shreya Dagar is a 3rd year B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) student at National Law University Jodhpur] The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (“NCLAT”) on 18 June 2020 decided in favour of the liquidator in Srikanth Dwarakanath v. Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL). The case dealt with the liquidation of Surana Power Limited (“SPL”). The tribunal imported a provision of the Securitisation and...

The Dilemma of Jurisdiction under Arbitration and Insolvency: Another Trolley Problem? – Part II

[Kartikey Sanjeev Bhalotia and Arshit Kapoor are 2nd year students at National Law University Odisha] In lieu of the conclusion in the previous post, the authors opine that in a case where there exists an arbitrable dispute between the parties, the admission of an application under section 7 of the IBC can undermine the sanctity of a contract and the underlying trust required for every business...

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