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Is IBC unfair to operational creditors?

Any decision to change the system should be based on developed theory and firm evidence

Insolvency and Bankrutcy code IBC

Insolvency and Bankrutcy code IBC

Anthony CaseyBhargavi Zaveri
A key feature of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), 2016, is that operational creditors — which include employees, suppliers, and consumers — do not participate in the voting process that determines a debtor corporation’s future. The explicit exclusion of this group of creditors from bankruptcy negotiations is unique to Indian law, and has led to concerns about their equal and equitable treatment. These concerns have spawned legislative and regulatory amendments and ad-hoc judicial pronouncements seeking to protect operational creditors. Many worry that without a say in the resolution process, these creditors will get a raw deal. But theory and
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First Published: Aug 07 2019 | 12:31 AM IST

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