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Partner in the Dispute Resolution Team at the Mumbai office of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas. Saloni has eight years’ experience in the practice area of dispute resolution with special focus on matters under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016. Saloni also focuses on arbitrations and general commercial disputes. She can be reached at

Priority Of Dues Under SARFAESI - Bombay High Court Reiterates

In a significant order passed on June 28, 2023, in the case of Ronak Industries vs. Assistant Commissioner Central Excise & Customs & Ors.[1] (“Ronak Industries Case”), the Bombay High Court has upheld the priority of dues of secured creditors as laid down under Section 26-E of the Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest Act, 2002 (“SARFAESI Act”). To pass the order, the Bombay High Court has relied on its previous decision in Jalgaon Janta Sahakari Bank Ltd. and Anr. Vs Joint Commissioner of Sales Tax Nodal 9, Mumbai and Anr.[2] and the decision of the Supreme Court in  ICICI Bank Ltd. vs. SIDCO Leathers Ltd.[3]and held that the dues of a secured creditor, upon registration of the charge with the Central Registry of Securitisation Asset Reconstruction and Security Interest of India (“CERSAI”), would rank in priority to the dues of the department of the Government.Continue Reading Priority Of Dues Under SARFAESI: Bombay High Court Reiterates

IBC and Limitation - The Dust Settles Blog

The Supreme Court in the case of Laxmi Pat Surana vs Union Bank of India & Anr. [Civil Appeal No. 2734 of 2020] (“Laxmi Pat”) has settled the issue of the applicability of Section 18 of the Limitation Act, 1963 (“Limitation Act”) to applications for initiation of insolvency proceedings under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (“IBC”). The Apex Court has held that Section 18 of the Limitation Act (“Section 18”) applies to extend the period of limitation for filing an application under Section 7 of the IBC.
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