NCLAT refuses to stay NCLT nod to ArcelorMittal resolution plan for Essar Steel


NCLAT refuses to stay NCLT nod to ArcelorMittal resolution plan for Essar Steel

The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal Friday refused to stay a bankruptcy court order approving steel giant ArcelorMittal’s Rs 42,000 crore takeover bid for Essar Steel and sought a fresh plan for the distribution of bid amount between financial and operational creditors of the debt-laden firm.

Essar Steel directors had challenged Ahmedabad-bench of National Company Law Tribunal’s (NCLT) nod to global steel giant ArcelorMittal SA’s bid for the debt-laden company on the plea that their offer of Rs 54,389-crore was superior as it clears 100 per cent outstanding of both financial and operational creditors.

Standard Chartered too moved the NCLAT against the plan as its counsel contended that the bank was being given only 1.7 per cent of its total dues from Essar Steel while other financial creditors, forming part of the CoC, were getting over 85 per cent of their dues. Read More

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