Factoring Law Amendments backed by Standing Committee

-Megha Mittal 


In the backdrop of the expanding transaction volumes, and with a view to address the still prevalent delays in payments to sellers, especially MSMEs, the Factoring Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2020 (‘Amendment Bill’) was introduced in September, 2020, so as to create a broader and deeper liquid market for trade receivables.

The proposed amendments have been reviewed and endorsed by the Standing Committee of Finance chaired by Shri. Jayant Sinha, along with some key recommendations and suggestions to meet the objectives as stated above.  In this article, we discuss the observations and recommendations of the Standing Committee Report  in light of the Amendment Bill.

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Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Second Amendment) Bill, 2019 Quick review of Proposed Amendments

Megha Mittal


Amidst the lingering need to fill in certain critical gaps to ensure streamlining of corporate insolvency resolution process (“CIRP”), the Cabinet on 10.12.2019 approved the Insolvency and Bankruptcy (Second Amendment) Bill, 2019 (“Amendment Bill”)[1] further to amend the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (“Code”), which is now pending approval by the Houses.

The objective of the amendment being to remove difficulties, while it is expected that the amendments will have a retrospective impact to the extent possible, the Amendment Bill hints that the different provisions of the Amendment Bill shall be effective from different dates; and where the effect is retrospective in nature, it shall be deemed to be effective from the date the particular section originally came into force.

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