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SC sets aside NCLAT order, paves way for Arcelor to acquire Essar Steel

Apex court relaxes 330-day timeline for resolving stressed assets by diluting its mandatory nature

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ArcelorMittal | Essar Steel | Essar Steel sale

Ishita Ayan Dutt  |  Kolkata 

The Supreme Court on Friday brought down the curtains on an epic battle for debt-laden Essar Steel, paving the entry of the world’s largest steel maker, ArcelorMittal, into the second-biggest steel market, India.

In a ruling that would have a far-reaching impact on cases under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), the apex court has set aside the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) order that put a different class of creditors — financial vis-a-vis operational creditors as also secured and unsecured financial creditors — on a par. The apex court ...

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First Published: Sat, November 16 2019. 01:26 IST
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