A NEW HOPE FOR THE DECREE HOLDERS UNDER THE IBC

Home buyers who have an order/decree/award for refund passed either by RERA or any consumer court or any court of law, can approach the NCLT under Section 7 of the Code for its default/non-payment, giving a new cause of action for the limitation period from the date the default occurred.

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.

Special Purpose Acquisition Companies in the Indian Corporate Environment

At present, the Indian legislature has not yet determined any full regulatory requirements for SPACs. However, India’s market regulator, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has set up an expert committee that will look into the possibility of introducing SPACs regulations to India, which may increase the chances of domestic listing for start-ups.

Assignment and valuation of not readily realisable assets

Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) mentioned the assignment of not readily realisable assets (NRRA) in the discussion paper on Corporate Liquidation Process dated 26 August 2020.