Section 60: Adjudicating Authority for corporate persons

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The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016

PART II
Insolvency Resolution and Liquidation for Corporate Persons

CHAPTER VI
Adjudicating Authority for Corporate Persons

Section 60: Adjudicating Authority for corporate persons:

*60. (1) The Adjudicating Authority, in relation to insolvency resolution and liquidation for corporate persons including corporate debtors and personal guarantors thereof shall be the National Company Law Tribunal having territorial jurisdiction over the place where the registered office of the corporate persons located.

(2) Without prejudice to sub-section (1) and notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Code, where a corporate insolvency resolution process or liquidation proceeding of a corporate debtor is pending before a National Company Law Tribunal, an application relating to the insolvency resolution or 1[liquidation or bankruptcy of a corporate guarantor or personal guarantor, as the case may be, of such corporate debtor] shall be filed before such National Company Law Tribunal.

(3) An insolvency resolution process or 2[liquidation or bankruptcy proceeding of a corporate guarantor or personal guarantor, as the case may be, of the corporate debtor] pending in any court or tribunal shall stand transferred to the Adjudicating Authority dealing with insolvency resolution process or liquidation proceeding of such corporate debtor.

(4) The National Company Law Tribunal shall be vested with all the powers of the Debt Recovery Tribunal as contemplated under Part III of this Code for the purpose of sub-section (2).

(5) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in any other law for the time being in force, the National Company Law Tribunal shall have jurisdiction to entertain or dispose of—

(a) any application or proceeding by or against the corporate debtor or corporate person;

(b) any claim made by or against the corporate debtor or corporate person, including claims by or against any of its subsidiaries situated in India; and

(c) any question of priorities or any question of law or facts, arising out of or in relation to the insolvency resolution or liquidation proceedings of the corporate debtor or corporate person under this Code.

(6) Notwithstanding anything contained in the Limitation Act, 1963 or in any other law for the time being in force, in computing the period of limitation specified for any suit or application by or against a corporate debtor for which an order of moratorium has been made under this Part, the period during which such moratorium is in place shall be excluded.


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Notifications & Circulars

*This shall come into force w.e.f. from 01.12.2016.

Amendments:

1. Substituted by the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Second Amendment) Act, 2018, for the word “bankruptcy of a personal guarantor of such corporate debtor” in sub-section (2) of section 60 (w.e.f. 06.06.2018).

2. Substituted by the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Second Amendment) Act, 2018, for the word “bankruptcy proceeding of a personal guarantor of the corporate debtor” in sub-section (3) of section 60 (w.e.f. 06.06.2018).

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