IS COVID-19 FORCE MAJEURE?

Covid-19 being a natural calamity and not having been caused due to actions of any party under a legal contract/agreement shall be treated as Force Majeure for a specific period of time or till the prevalence of lockdown, as and when the same shall be imposed by the Government.

Possibility of extending the CIRP beyond the stipulated time of 330 days

The time specified for the completion of the corporate insolvency resolution process is 330 days as has been laid by the legislature. The intention behind keeping process in a time bound manner is to guarantee relief to the already aggrieved creditors of the company.

Status of claims that do not form part of the Resolution Plan

Claims that do not form part of the resolution plan will be extinguished on the date of the adjudicating authority’s acceptance of the resolution plan. This ruling has reaffirmed the IBC’s goal, which is for the Corporate Debtor to start over with a clean slate based on the resolution plan.

Prosecution u/s 138 of NI Act cannot be quashed on grounds of acceptance of CIRP: Madras HC

If the corporate debtor’s resolution plan was authorised and declared binding on the corporate debtor and its workers, members, creditors, guarantors, and other stakeholders under Section 31 of the Code, criminal proceedings under Section 138 will continue.