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SC verdict on RBI's Feb 12 circular may delay resolution of stressed assets

The experience of banks with IBC cases so far has been mixed with banks taking an average haircut of 50% With the Supreme Court striking down the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI's) February 12, 2018, circular, the resolution of default accounts, which were filed in various tribunals under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) after the circular was released, will get delayed further. For erring promoters, it comes as a shot in the arm as they will get an opportunity to resolve their accounts with the banks.  “The SC order puts into question everything the banks have done pursuant to the February 12 circular, including any case filed for insolvency proceedings. It gives all of them (default accounts) another lease of life, but the RBI needs to clarify under what guidelines these debt resolutions will be considered," said Sanjiv Krishnan, partner & leader (deals), PwC India. It would appear that all the restructuring mechanisms such as S4A (Scheme for Sustainable Structu…