Shell companies are entities that have no active operations but are set up for reducing tax liabilities, raising capital, and oftentimes, for laundering money, hiding ownership.
SEBI has recently tweaked the 25% Minimum Public Shareholding (MPS) requirement for companies undergoing insolvency process. It also segregated assets as well as liabilities of mutual funds & eased norms governing promoter participation in follow-on public offers.
PayPal has been hit by Rs. 96 Lakh penalty by the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) for alleged contravention of the anti-money laundering law and accused of 'concealing' suspect financial transactions and abetting "disintegration" of India's financial system.
A three-month extension of the suspension of insolvency proceedings has been issued by the Corporate Affairs Ministry, in furtherance of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Ordinance, 2020.
PUFE Transactions are covered under sections 43, 45, 66, and 50 of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016. It lists four types of vulnerable transactions, namely Preferential, Undervalued, Fraudulent, and Extortionate.
FinCEN Files are a set of over 2,100 “Suspicious Activity Reports” (SARs) and other documents, filed by banks with the United States Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crime Enforcement Network.
The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (IBC) is the umbrella law for insolvencies and reorganizations in India. Although, insolvency proceedings are considered a debt recovery tool. However, it has only been enacted for reorganization and insolvency resolution of the corporate debtor.
Limitation Act, 1963 applies to the proceedings under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 in the matters relating to the initiation of the corporate insolvency resolution process(CIRP) based on time-barred debt.