Resolution versus Penalisation
Op EdsOP. ED.

by Shekhar Raj Sharma* and Akshita Grover**

National Company Law Appellate Tribunal
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The NCLAT held that the appellant, having obtained a recovery certificate from RERA, qualified as Financial Creditors.

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The NCLAT upheld the grant of reliefs and concessions regarding shared utilities and services in Resolution Plan to facilitate the smooth and successful implementation of the Resolution Plan.

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The NCLAT warned against manipulating the IBC for debt recovery purposes, as it would defeat the code’s purpose of rehabilitating Corporate Debtors.

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NCLAT held that CoCs’ resolution not to consider Resolution Plans from additional new entrants rendered the NCLAT’s orders unsustainable.

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NCLAT upheld appellant’s classification as a Financial Institution and it’s liability to pay Liquidation Costs.

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NCLAT stated that since the IBC overrides the SARFAESI Act, the Liquidator ought not to prefer a petition, based on the SARFAESI Act, and therefore Liquidator’s decision to classify the appellant as an unsecured financial creditor was illegal and invalid.

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In the instant matter, the NCLT rejected the application, noting the approval of the resolution by the Committee of Creditors and the absence of filing through an authorized representative.

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The NCLAT held that the commercial wisdom of the CoC was considered paramount, and no interference was justified.

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The NCLAT held that the CoC had the jurisdiction to decide on liquidation as per Section 33(2) and its explanation, even before completing all steps for resolution.

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Section 12A was introduced in the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016, allowing the withdrawal of CIRP with the approval of 90% voting share of the CoC.

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The NCLAT directed the Adjudicating Authority to hear and decide the application under Section 7 of the IBC expeditiously, treating it as not covered by Section 10A of the IBC.

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“Debt acknowledgment in balance sheets and OTS proposal demonstrated Corporate Debtor’s awareness of assignment, rendering technical challenges unfounded.”

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The NCLAT reiterated the importance of adhering to timelines in the Insolvency resolution process and the unacceptability of claims filed after the approval of the Resolution Plan by the CoC.

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NCLAT upheld the Adjudicating Authority’s order on finding no error in rejecting the appellant’s objections to the Resolution Plan.

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While affirming the impugned order, the NCLAT granted the appellant option to pursue proceedings as per the agreement between the parties before an appropriate forum in accordance with the law.

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The NCLAT reiterated that Commercial wisdom of the CoC is crucial in determining the viability and feasibility of a resolution plan.

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The main contention of the appellants is that the lay-off notice was not issued in accordance with the provisions of the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947.

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Supreme Court reiterated that a co-ordinate Bench cannot comment upon the judgment rendered by another co-ordinate Bench of equal strength and that subsequent decision or a judgment of a co-ordinate Bench or larger Bench by itself cannot be regarded as a ground for review.

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The NCLAT rejected Resolution Professional’s reliance on Section 17 of the Limitation Act, 1963, as no fraud was found on the part of the Corporate Debtor.