The pandemic and economic downturn have affected companies initiating insolvency proceedings under the India Bankruptcy Code (IBC) in various ways:

Increase in Insolvency Cases:
Companies are struggling to meet their financial obligations, leading to corporate insolvency. It refers to a situation where a company is unable to meet its financial obligations.
Operational Challenges:
Lockdowns imposed during the pandemic have disrupted business operations. It has made it difficult for companies to generate revenue.
Financial Distress:
Companies faced severe financial distress due to the economic downturn. It led them to initiate insolvency proceedings to resolve their debt issues.
Recovery and Resolution Process:
The pandemic has complicated the recovery and resolution process under the IBC.It has become challenging for bankruptcy and insolvency lawyers and resolution personals to find buyers or investors for distressed companies
Policy Responses:
Governments and regulatory authorities have implemented various policy measures. It will provide relief to companies facing insolvency:
1. Extending deadlines for resolution and
2. Providing financial support
Liquidity Crunch:
The economic downturn caused by the pandemic resulted in a liquidity crunch.
Companies are finding it difficult to meet their financial obligations, increasing cases of insolvency.
Changes in IBC Provisions:
The government made several amendments to the insolvency bankruptcy code like the following
1 Raising the default threshold for initiating insolvency proceedings.
2.Suspending certain provisions temporarily to provide relief to businesses.
3 Loan moratoriums and
4 Stimulus packages.
The pandemic and economic downturn have significantly impacted companies initiating insolvency proceedings under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC). Many businesses faced financial distress due to lockdowns, supply chain disruptions, and reduced consumer demand. This led to a surge in insolvency cases as companies struggled to stay afloat. Additionally, court closures and delays in legal proceedings further complicated the resolution process, exacerbating the challenges for both debtors and creditors.