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Recent Developments in Corporate Laws

In its stride to achieve transparency, good governance, and ease of doing business, the Government has time and again introduced amendments, proposed new ideas in the corporate laws. The very recent example of such changes are (a) Changes in RPTs proposed in LODR; (b) Minority Squeeze outs under Companies Act; and (c) introduction of Winding-up Rules, 2020.

In light of the these amendments/ proposed amendments, it becomes important to understand its impact on the already existing set-up. A brief analysis of the aforementioned topics has been discussed here

Ablution by Resolution

The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Second Amendment) Bill, 2019 seeks to wash out liability of corporate debtors resolved under IBC

-Sikha Bansal (resolution@vinodkothari.com)

 

Resolution under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (‘Code’) is a harbinger of fresh start of the corporate debtor, which passes into the control of a new management by the very application of section 29A. The fresh start would have no meaning if the corporate debtor or the new management thereof have to bear the brunt of offences which the corporate debtor or its officers committed prior to ablution under the Code – that is, one cannot be made to reap what they did not sow. As such, it was important to provide immunity to the corporate debtor and its assets, the successful resolution applicant and the new management personnel.

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