TagInsolvency

The IBC Amendment Bill: Defending the Design of the IBC

[Shreya Prakash is the Coordinator of the Vidhi Bankruptcy Research Programme] The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill, 2019 passed by Parliament last week proposes key amendments to the Code, to reduce uncertainty in the market on issues that go to the heart of the design of the scheme of the Code. While the Bill proposes various amendments to reduce delays in the process, and binds...

Liquidation Regulations: Far-Reaching Changes to Make Liquidations Faster, Smoother

[Vinod Kothari is an insolvency practitioner at Vinod Kothari & Co and can be reached at [email protected]] The attention that reforms in liquidation regulations has received, relative to what has gone into the case of resolution, is far lesser than deserved, given the percentage of the resolution cases that slip into liquidation. Most of the major liquidations initiated 12 to 18...

NCLAT’s Order in Essar Steel: Implications of Proposed Amendments to the IBC

[Jubin Jay is a 5th year BBA.LLB student at National Law University Odisha] The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) on 4 July, 2019 passed an order in the Essar Steel insolvency case (Standard Chartered Bank v. Satish Kumar Gupta). Extending to more than a hundred pages, the appellate body heard appeals from various operational creditors, banks and the state after the committee of...

Will the RBI’s Revised Circular on Stressed Assets Sustain its Validity?

[Surya Rajkumar is a BA LLB student at Jindal Global Law School] The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) had on 7 June 2019 issued its revised circular on the resolution of stressed assets following the decision of the Supreme Court of India in Dharini Sugars and Chemicals Limited v. Union of India, (2019) 5 SCC 480, in which it quashed the RBI’s previous circular dated 12 February 2018 as ultra vires...

Insolvency Proceedings for Conglomerate: Questions and Way Forward

[Piyush Rathi and Saksham Agrawal are 4th Year B.A. L.L.B students at NALSAR University of Law] A majority of large scale businesses today grow around a parent company that branches out into a group of companies, each of which performs a specific function. Such a structure in the form of a conglomerate provides for administrative convenience to the managers of the companies along with a range of...

Status of Arbitration Proceeding and Award during Moratorium

[Jannhvi Bhasin is a commercial & corporate advocate specializing in insolvency law at Kesar Dass B. & Associates and Akshay Sharma is a final year B.A.LLB (Hons.) student at National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi] The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (IBC), which is a complete code in itself and provides for the initiation of a corporate insolvency resolution...

NCLAT Decision in Essar Steel Insolvency Proceedings: A Radical Stance?

[Ashwin Mathew is with Mansukhlal Hiralal & Co, Mumbai] The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) on 4 July 2019 laid down important principles on the corporate insolvency resolution process in Standard Chartered Bank v. Satish Kumar Gupta which related to the insolvency proceedings of Essar Steel India Limited, the corporate debtor, under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016...

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...

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...

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