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MONEY RECEIVED AS LOAN WITH REGARD TO FUTURE SUPPLIES OF MATERIAL BE TREATED AS FINANCIAL DEBT: NCLAT

When the money was advanced by one party to the other as financial assistance / loan and in the process, assured that future material manufactured by the latter is available to itself, it cannot be treated as an advance for future supply of materials and it shall, for all reasons, be treated as Financial Debt. This was discussed in length in a recent order passed by the NCLAT on September 4, 2019, in the matter of Mr. Gaurav Agrawal, Director, M/s. Albus India Ltd. Vs. M/s Tuf Metallurgical (P) Ltd. & Anr.

PF, PENSION AND GRATUITY CANNOT BE CONSIDERED AS LIQUIDATION ESTATE UNDER IBC: NCLAT

The NCLAT in the instant case held that “once the liquidation estate / assets of the ‘Corporate Debtor’ under Section 36(1) read with Section 36 (3), do not include all sum due to any workman and employees from the provident fund, the pension fund and the gratuity fund, for the purpose of distribution of assets under Section 53, the provident fund, the pension fund and the gratuity fund cannot be included”.

A TAKE ON THE JOURNEY OF THE INDIAN INSOLVENCY LAW

The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 has definitely aided in resolution of various businesses to run them on going concern basis. The actual success of the code is when the number of CIRPs resulting in resolutions exceed those resulting in liquidation which is not the case as on today. The article targets at highlighting various facts and statistics in terms of the initiation and status of the CIRPs including those which are resolved or liquidated.

UNION CABINET APPROVED AMENDMENTS UNDER IBC

The Union Cabinet approved various amendments under the Insolvency Bankruptcy Code, 2016 to fill critical gaps in the corporate insolvency resolution framework as enshrined in the Code, while simultaneously maximizing value from the Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process (CIRP) and to ensure maximization of value of a corporate debtor as a going concern while simultaneously adhering to strict timelines.

The article touches upon each of the amendment approved by the Cabinet along with an infographic which contains the major areas under IBC where amendments are approved which can be referred for easy recollection of the amendments approved by the Cabinet.

WHY DID UK PM THERESA MAY RESIGN?

wing to several reasons, best known to the people of UK, Theresa May, on May 24, 2019, announced that she’d resign from her office as Prime Minister with effect from June 7, 2019. After such a tremendous career in politics what led her to step back from her position at a time when the UK needed a stable leadership? Team VirtuaLaw made its research to identify five (5) probable reasons which paved way to the end of the political journey of a legendary politician.

THE NEWLY INSERTED SEC. 148 OF THE NI ACT SHALL APPLY RETROSPECTIVELY, RULES SUPREME COURT

In a recent ruling in the case of Surinder Singh Deswal @ Col. S.S.Deswal and others vs. Virender Gandhi, the Supreme Court of India ruled that the amendment to the NI Act by inserting two new sections 143A and 148, is entirely procedural in nature hence no substantive right of appeal of the appellant has been taken away and/or affected.

Applying purposive interpretation, the SC ruled that Section 148 of the NI Act, 1881 shall apply retrospectively for criminal proceedings initiated before 01.09.2019 or thereafter.

THE GREEK DEBT CRISIS – a comical take

A debt crisis is a situation in which a country is unable to pay back its government debt. It is not an over-the-night event which pushes an economy into the traps of debt crisis. A series of events, which at the moment of happening do not seem to endanger economy, lead to a crisis when the economic system fails to take into consideration the risk factors.

The Author penned this article with a wit in his style of writing, to explain how a simple issue got complicated and turned into a Crisis due to the failure of economic system.

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