NCLAT allows settlement between McDonald's and former partner Vikram Bakshi

The appellate tribunal also dismissed the intervention application filed by HUDCO earlier opposing the deal

PTIUpdated: Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 04:17 PM IST
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Vikram Bakshi | Image credit: Wikipedia (Representative)

The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) on Tuesday allowed US food major McDonald's and its former estranged Indian partner Vikram Bakshi to withdraw their petitions filed against each other over Connaught Plaza Restaurants Ltd.

The appellate tribunal also dismissed the intervention application filed by HUDCO earlier opposing the deal. HUDCO had opposed the settlement, claiming Rs 195 crore dues from Bakshi and his related entities.

CPRL (Connaught Plaza Restaurants Ltd) is now wholly-owned by McDonald's after its estranged partner Vikram Bakshi transferred his share in the joint venture to the US-based firm.

On May 9, 2019 both the parties announced an out-of-court settlement with the US fast food chain agreeing to buy Bakshi's share in the joint venture that operated outlets of McDonald's in north and east India.

The details of the settlement pact, including financial terms, were not disclosed.

Following that both Baksh and McDonald's had approached NCLAT to withdraw cases filed against each other.

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