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McDonald's moves NCLAT to challenge Vikram Bakshi's return at CPRL's helm

On Monday, McDonald's terminated franchise agreement of 169 outlets run by CPRL

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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McDonald's on Wednseday said it has challenged before the NCLAT the order of Tribunal (NCLT) reinstating estranged partner as Managing Director of its joint venture,

Connaught Plaza Restaurant Ltd (CPRL) -- the licensee of the food chain in north and east region -- is an equal joint venture between McDonald's and Bakshi.

On July 13, the NCLT had restored Bakshi as MD of after and imposed a fine of Rs 10 lakh on the US-based fast food chain, besides restraining them from interference in the functioning of

Confirming the company's step to challenge the NCLT order, McDonald's India spokesperson Barry Sum told PTI: "...We are exercising our legal right and appealing the NCLT decision to NCLAT."

The appeal was filed on Wednesday, he added.

Bakshi was ousted from the post of MD at the McDonald's franchisee in August 2013, following which he approached NCLT in September the same year. He has been at loggerheads with McDonald's over management of CPRL.

However, McDonald's took the matter to London Court of Arbitration citing the terms and conditions, where the matter is pending.

In June, 43 outlets of McDonald's in the national capital were closed following the expiry of eating house licence.

On Monday, McDonald's terminated franchise agreement of 169 outlets run by CPRL alleging breach of contract terms and payment default by the operator of the franchise in north and east India.

The fast food chain has a total of 430 outlets in the country.

First Published: Thu, August 24 2017. 00:43 IST