Succinct Summary of The Fast Track CIRP under IBC, 2016

The fast-track CIRP is designed to expedite the insolvency process for smaller companies and enable their efficient restructuring or liquidation.

CIRP proceedings could be initiated against both corporate co-borrowers, but the recovery of the same amount could not be made from both parties: SC

CIRP proceedings under section 7 can be initiated against corporate debtors who are co-borrowers but there can be no double recovery of the same amount from both.

Service of Advance Copy of Applications to IBBI for Initiating CIRP under IBBI Rules, 2016

the advance copy of the Application for initiating CIRP under Section 7, Section 9, or Section 10 of IBC, 2016 needs to be served to the Insolvency & Bankruptcy Board of India.

Wages/salaries of only those employees who worked during the Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process are to be included in CIRP costs, rules SC

The claims filed/to be submitted by the workers of the appellant must be decided upon and taken into consideration by the Liquidator even if RP has not submitted the claims towards the wages/salaries as part of CIRP costs.

No bar to withdraw admitted CIRP application before constitution of the committee of creditors: Supreme Court

The withdrawal of an application for CIRP by the applicant would not prevent any other financial creditor from taking recourse to a proceeding under IBC.

Analysis of the Pre-Packaged Insolvency Resolution Process and its advantages as compared to the CIRP

The Pre-Packaged Insolvency Resolution Process (PPIRP) mechanism have helped the MSMEs to a great extent in order to revive their operations as a going concern.

An alien concept to the IBC regime is reverse CIRP

Despite the fact that such relief should not have existed, the NCLAT instead attempted an “experiment” to adopt the strange idea of Reverse CIRP, which has no precedent in the Code.

Reverse CIRP and its Modus Operandi- An Extraneous concept to IBC Regime

The constitution of COC for one project instead of all is against the regular practice of CIRP. In the past two years, the NCLAT has passed similar orders in various cases and called them Reverse CIRP.

Breach of the settlement agreement is not a ground to invoke CIRP

Hon’ble NCLT Delhi held that the breach of the Settlement Agreement by the parties does not fall within the ambit of Operational Debt provided under Section 5(21) of the Insolvency Bankruptcy Code, 2016.

Parties other than those who triggered CIRP cannot be creditors

There is no such provision to implead creditors other than the ones which triggered the Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process.

A banker’s Certificate is not mandatory to initiate CIRP under Section 9, NCLAT

A banker’s certificate is not mandatorily required for an operational creditor to begin Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process (CIRP) under section 9 of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016.

The Corporate Guarantor can initiate CIRP against the Corporate Debtor under “Right to subvention”

Proceeding against the Corporate Debtor for the recovery of the dues and hence can file a petition against the Corporate Debtor under Section 7 of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 before the Adjudicating Authority.

Debts incurred during CIRP are also a part of IRP costs, says NCLAT

the Resolution Plan in question is in violation of section 30(2) (a) of the IBC. The NCLAT subsequently modified the Resolution Plan to include this claim in accordance with the law.

Whether the Wages/Salaries during the CIRP Period are to be qualified as CIRP Costs or not

Wages and salaries are considered and included in CIRP costs as per under Section 53(1)(a) of the IB Code.