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Section 8 - Insertion of new Chapter III-A - Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Act, 2021

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..... section 29A; (e) the financial creditors of the corporate debtor, not being its related parties, representing such number and in such manner as may be specified, have proposed the name of the insolvency professional to be appointed as resolution professional for conducting the pre-packaged insolvency resolution process of the corporate debtor, and the financial creditors of the corporate debtor, not being its related parties, representing not less than sixty-six per cent. in value of the financial debt due to such creditors, have approved such proposal in such form as may be specified: Provided that where a corporate debtor does not have any financial creditors, not being its related parties, the proposal and approval under this clause shall be provided by such persons as may be specified; (f) the majority of the directors or partners of the corporate debtor, as the case may be, have made a declaration, in such form as may be specified, stating, inter alia, that- (i) the corporate debtor shall file an application for initiating pre-packaged insolvency resolution process within a definite time period not exceeding ninety days; (ii) the pre-packaged insolvency resolution process is .....

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..... solvency resolution process within the time period as stated under the declaration referred to in clause (f) of sub-section (2) of section 54A; or (b) the application for initiating pre-packaged insolvency resolution process is admitted or rejected by the Adjudicating Authority, as the case may be. (3) The fees payable to the insolvency professional in relation to the duties performed under sub-section (1) shall be determined and borne in such manner as may be specified and such fees shall form part of the pre-packaged insolvency resolution process costs, if the application for initiation of pre-packaged insolvency resolution process is admitted. Application to initiate pre-packaged insolvency resolution process. 54C. (1) Where a corporate debtor meets the requirements of section 54A, a corporate applicant thereof may file an application with the Adjudicating Authority for initiating pre-packaged insolvency resolution process. (2) The application under sub-section (1) shall be filed in such form, containing such particulars, in such manner and accompanied with such fee as may be prescribed. (3) The corporate applicant shall, along with the application, furnish- (a) the declaration, .....

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..... rocess in such form and manner as may be specified. Declaration of moratorium and public announcement during prepackaged insolvency resolution process. 54E. (1) The Adjudicating Authority shall, on the pre-packaged insolvency commencement date, along with the order of admission under section 54C- (a) declare a moratorium for the purposes referred to in sub-section (1) read with sub-section (3) of section 14, which shall, mutatis mutandis apply, to the proceedings under this Chapter; (b) appoint a resolution professional- (i) as named in the application, if no disciplinary proceeding is pending against him; or (ii) based on the recommendation made by the Board, if any disciplinary proceeding is pending against the insolvency professional named in the application; (c) cause a public announcement of the initiation of the pre-packaged insolvency resolution process to be made by the resolution professional, in such form and manner as may be specified, immediately after his appointment. (2) The order of moratorium shall have effect from the date of such order till the date on which the pre-packaged insolvency resolution process period comes to an end. Duties and powers of resolution prof .....

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..... lating to avoidance of transactions under Chapter III or fraudulent or wrongful trading under Chapter VI, including information relating to- (i) business operations for the previous two years from the date of pre-packaged insolvency commencement date; (ii) financial and operational payments for the previous two years from the date of pre-packaged insolvency commencement date; (iii) list of assets and liabilities as on the initiation date; and (iv) such other matters as may be specified; (g) take such other actions in such manner as may be specified. (4) From the date of appointment of the resolution professional, the financial institutions maintaining accounts of the corporate debtor shall furnish all information relating to the corporate debtor available with them to the resolution professional, as and when required by him. (5) The personnel of the corporate debtor, its promoters and any other person associated with the management of the corporate debtor shall extend all assistance and cooperation to the resolution professional as may be required by him to perform his duties and exercise his powers, and for such purposes, the provisions of sub-sections (2) and (3) of section 19 sh .....

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..... for such loss or damage. Management of affairs of corporate debtor 54H. During the pre-packaged insolvency resolution process period,- (a) the management of the affairs of the corporate debtor shall continue to vest in the Board of Directors or the partners, as the case may be, of the corporate debtor, subject to such conditions as may be specified; (b) the Board of Directors or the partners, as the case may be, of the corporate debtor, shall make every endeavour to protect and preserve the value of the property of the corporate debtor, and manage its operations as a going concern; and (c) the promoters, members, personnel and partners, as the case may be, of the corporate debtor, shall exercise and discharge their contractual or statutory rights and obligations in relation to the corporate debtor, subject to the provisions of this Chapter and such other conditions and restrictions as may be prescribed. Committee of creditors. 54-I. (1) The resolution professional shall, within seven days of the pre-packaged insolvency commencement date, constitute a committee of creditors, based on the list of claims confirmed under clause (a) of sub-section (2) of section 54F: Provided that the .....

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..... 4) of section 54A, to the resolution professional within two days of the pre-packaged insolvency commencement date, and the resolution professional shall present it to the committee of creditors. (2) The committee of creditors may provide the corporate debtor an opportunity to revise the base resolution plan prior to its approval under sub-section (4) or invitation of prospective resolution applicants under sub-section (5), as the case may be. (3) The resolution plans and the base resolution plan, submitted under this section shall conform to the requirements referred to in sub-sections (1) and (2) of section 30, and the provisions of sub-sections (1), (2) and (5) of section 30 shall, mutatis mutandis apply, to the proceedings under this Chapter. (4) The committee of creditors may approve the base resolution plan for submission to the Adjudicating Authority if it does not impair any claims owed by the corporate debtor to the operational creditors. (5) Where- (a) the committee of creditors does not approve the base resolution plan under sub-section (4); or (b) the base resolution plan impairs any claims owed by the corporate debtor to the operational creditors, the resolution profes .....

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..... e committee of creditors, the resolution professional shall file an application for termination of the pre-packaged insolvency resolution process in such form and manner as may be specified. (13) The approval of the resolution plan under sub-section (4) or sub-section (12), as the case may be, by the committee of creditors, shall be by a vote of not less than sixty-six per cent. of the voting shares, after considering its feasibility and viability, the manner of distribution proposed, taking into account the order of priority amongst creditors as laid down in sub-section (1) of section 53, including the priority and value of the security interest of a secured creditor and such other requirements as may be specified. (14) While considering the feasibility and viability of a resolution plan, where the resolution plan submitted by the corporate debtor provides for impairment of any claims owed by the corporate debtor, the committee of creditors may require the promoters of the corporate debtor to dilute their shareholding or voting or control rights in the corporate debtor: Provided that where the resolution plan does not provide for such dilution, the committee of creditors shall, pr .....

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..... debtor to a person who was not a promoter or in the management or control of the corporate debtor, the Adjudicating Authority shall pass an order- (a) rejecting such resolution plan; (b) terminating the pre-packaged insolvency resolution process and passing a liquidation order in respect of the corporate debtor as referred to in sub-clauses (i), (ii) and (iii) of clause (b) of sub-section (1) of section 33; and (c) declaring that the pre-packaged insolvency resolution process costs, if any, shall be included as part of the liquidation costs for the purposes of liquidation of the corporate debtor. Appeal against order under section 54L. 54M. Any appeal against an order approving the resolution plan under sub-section (1) of section 54L, shall be on the grounds laid down in sub-section (3) of section 61. Termination of prepackaged insolvency resolution process 54N. (1) Where the resolution professional files an application with the Adjudicating Authority,- (a) under the proviso to sub-section (12) of section 54K; or (b) under sub-section (3) of section 54D, the Adjudicating Authority shall, within thirty days of the date of such application, by an order,- (i) terminate the pre-packag .....

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..... mation, pass an order to- (a) terminate the pre-packaged insolvency resolution process and initiate corporate insolvency resolution process under Chapter II in respect of the corporate debtor; (b) appoint the resolution professional referred to in clause (b) of sub-section (1) of section 54E as the interim resolution professional, subject to submission of written consent by such resolution professional to the Adjudicating Authority in such form as may be specified; and (c) declare that the pre-packaged insolvency resolution process costs, if any, shall be included as part of insolvency resolution process costs for the purposes of the corporate insolvency resolution process of the corporate debtor. (3) Where the resolution professional fails to submit written consent under clause (b) of sub-section (2), the Adjudicating Authority shall appoint an interim resolution professional by making a reference to the Board for recommendation, in the manner as provided under section 16. (4) Where the Adjudicating Authority passes an order under sub-section (2)- (a) such order shall be deemed to be an order of admission of an application under section 7 and shall have the same effect; (b) the co .....

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