Section 157 of IBC – Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 : Acquisition of control by bankruptcy trustee

The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016

Part-III Insolvency Resolution and Bankruptcy for Individuals and Partnership Firms

Chapter-V Administration and Distribution of the Estate of the Bankrupt

Section 157: Acquisition of control by bankruptcy trustee.

*157. (1) The bankruptcy trustee shall take possession and control of all property, books, papers and other records relating to the estate of the bankrupt or affairs of the bankrupt which belong to him or are in his possession or under his control.

(2) Where any part of the estate of the bankrupt consists of things in actionable claims, they shall be deemed to have been assigned to the bankruptcy trustee without any notice of the assignment.


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*Only in so far as they relate to personal guarantors to corporate debtors, came into force w.e.f. 01.12.2019.


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