Essar Steel bankruptcy: Prashant Ruia, StanChart move NCLAT against takeover by ArcelorMittal

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New Delhi | Published: March 12, 2019 6:42:49 AM

Three directors of the erstwhile board of Essar Steel on Monday approached the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) against a lower bankruptcy court order that allowed takeover of the company by ArcelorMittal.

essar, essar steel, arcelormittalOn Friday, the Ahmedabad bench of the NCLT had approved the lenders’ plan to let global steel giant ArcelorMittal take over the debt-ridden Essar Steel.

Three directors of the erstwhile board of Essar Steel on Monday approached the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) against a lower bankruptcy court order that allowed takeover of the company by ArcelorMittal. Standard Chartered Bank also approached the appellate tribunal against the order.

The three directors of Essar Steel are Prashant Ruia, Dilip Oommen and Rajiv Bhatnagar.

The matter was mentioned before a two-member bench headed by chairman justice SJ Mukhopadhaya, which asked it to be listed after the Ahmedabad bench of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) posts its full written order.

On Friday, the Ahmedabad bench of the NCLT had approved the lenders’ plan to let global steel giant ArcelorMittal take over the debt-ridden Essar Steel.

Passing an order, the tribunal had suggested that the payment of Rs 42,000 crore by ArcelorMittal be distributed among financial and operational creditors in the ration of 85:15.

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The detailed written order of the Ahmedabad bench is still awaited.

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