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Battle for Claiming Secured Assets: Insolvency Code vs SARFAESI Act

[Jai Bajpai is a student at the School of Law, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun] The objective of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016 is to determine solutions for non-performing assets. It is to provide a collective mechanism for resolving insolvency within a framework of equity and fairness to all stakeholders and to preserve economic value in the process. It prescribes...

IBC and its Interface with Other Legislation: NCLT Clears the Air Again

[Rongeet Poddar is a final year BA LLB (Hons.) student at the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata and Yashika Gupta a fourth year BA LLB (Hons.) student at Hidayatullah National Law University] The Principal Bench of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) has, in April this year, ordered the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) to de-attach the immovable...

RBI’s Revised Circular on Resolution of Stressed Assets

[Aayush Mitruka and Vividh Tandon graduated from ILS Law College, Pune and are currently working with law firms in Delhi and Mumbai respectively. They can be reached at [email protected] and [email protected]] The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced the much-awaited revised circular on resolution of stressed assets on 7 June 2019. It may be recalled that the Supreme Court had...

Trade Union as Operational Creditor: The Conundrum of Purposive Interpretation

[Vishal Hablani is a 4th year B.A.L.L.B. (Hons.) student at WBNUJS, Kolkata] Recently a judgment was passed by the Supreme Court in JK Jute Mill Mazdoor Morch v. Juggilal Kamlapat Jute Mills Company Ltd., wherein it was observed that a trade union could file an application in the capacity of an operational creditor, on behalf of workmen, for initiating the corporate insolvency resolution process...

Jurisdiction of Adjudicating Authorities over the Rejection of a Resolution Plan

[Piyush Rathi is a 4th year B.A. L.L.B student at NALSAR University of Law] Earlier this year in K. Sashidar v Indian Overseas Bank, the Supreme Court held that the adjudicating authorities, i.e., the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) and the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) have no jurisdiction or authority to analyse or evaluate the commercial decision of the Committee of...

The CoC Stalemate: Issue of Voting Thresholds and the Way Forward

[Shubham Kumar is a student from Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur Ayushi Tiwari from Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University, Lucknow. Both are in their 3rd year B.A. LL.B.] The preamble of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (IBC) states that the objective of the IBC is to promote resolution over liquidation. Keeping the said objective in mind, the interpretation of...

Concerns on Going Concern: Proposed Amendments to Liquidation Regulations Need a Relook

[Vinod Kothari is an insolvency practitioner at Vinod Kothari & Co and can be reached at [email protected]] The possibility of going concern sales in liquidations, visualised by adjudicating authorities in several early cases, received regulatory recognition by way of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) (Liquidation Process) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2018...

The Frustrated Resolution Applicant

[Aayush Mitruka is a lawyer based in Delhi and can be reached at [email protected]] The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 has replaced the erstwhile debtor friendly model where the defaulting debtors could secure moratoriums, retain control and yet write off loans with the ‘debtor-in-possession’ model. The new creditor driven process has instilled fear amongst delinquent borrowers...

Schemes of Arrangement in Liquidation: A New Ray of Hope?

[Vinod Kothari is an insolvency practitioner at Vinod Kothari & Co and can be reached at [email protected] An earlier post on the topic is available here.]  The recent rulings of appellate judicial and quasi-judicial authorities in India permitting the pursuit of schemes of arrangement even after initiation of liquidation proceedings may have sounded surprising to many. However...

The Resurgence of Schemes of Arrangement in Insolvency and Liquidation

Schemes of arrangement have historically been available under Indian company law as a means to carry out corporate debt restructuring. However, as I have found in this paper, schemes were hardly used for this purpose in India. The enactment of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (IBC) and the implementation of the corporate insolvency resolution process (CIRP) therein were expected to...

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