The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016
Part-II Insolvency Resolution and Liquidation for Corporate Persons
Chapter-IIIA Pre-Packaged Insolvency Resolution Process
Section 54N: Termination of pre-packaged insolvency resolution process.
1[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-packaged insolvency resolution process; and
(ii) provide for the manner of continuation of proceedings initiated for avoidance of transactions under Chapter III or proceedings initiated under section 66 and section 67A, if any.
(2) Where the resolution professional, at any time after the pre-packaged insolvency commencement date, but before the approval of resolution plan under subsection (4) or sub-section (12), as the case may be, of section 54K, intimates the Adjudicating Authority of the decision of the committee of creditors, approved by a vote of sixty-six per cent. of the voting shares, to terminate the pre-packaged insolvency resolution process, the Adjudicating Authority shall pass an order under sub-section (1).
(3) Where the Adjudicating Authority passes an order under sub-section (1), the corporate debtor shall bear the pre-packaged insolvency resolution process costs, if any.
(4) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this section, where the Adjudicating Authority has passed an order under sub-section (2) of section 54J and the pre-packaged insolvency resolution process is required to be terminated under sub-section (1), the Adjudicating Authority shall pass an order —
(a) of liquidation 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
(b) declare 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.]
1. Ins. by the IBC (Amendment) Ordinance, 2021, w.e.f. 04.04.2021.
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