Section 50 of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (IBC): Extortionate credit transactions

The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016

Part-II Insolvency Resolution and Liquidation for Corporate Persons

Chapter-III Liquidation Process

Section 50: Extortionate credit transactions.

*50. (1) Where the corporate debtor has been a party to an extortionate credit transaction involving the receipt of financial or operational debt during the period within two years preceding the insolvency commencement date, the liquidator or the resolution professional as the case may be, may make an application for avoidance of such transaction to the Adjudicating Authority if the terms of such transaction required exorbitant payments to be made by the corporate debtor.

(2) The Board may specify the circumstances in which a transactions which shall be covered under sub-section (1).

Explanation.—For the purpose of this section, it is clarified that any debt extended by any person providing financial services which is in compliance with any law for the time being in force in relation to such debt shall in no event be considered as an extortionate credit transaction.


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*Effective from 15.12.2016.

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