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CORPORATIONS ACT 2001

CHAPTER 5 - EXTERNAL ADMINISTRATION  

PART 5.6 - WINDING UP GENERALLY  

Division 7 - Effect on certain transactions  

SECTION 565  UNDUE PREFERENCE  

565(1)  [Certain payments, etc, void as preference]  


A settlement, a conveyance or transfer of property, a charge on property, a payment made, or an obligation incurred, before 23 June 1993, by a company that, if it had been made or incurred by a natural person, would, in the event of his or her becoming a bankrupt, be void as against the trustee in the bankruptcy, is, in the event of the company being wound up, void as against the liquidator.

565(2)  [Relevant date]  

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For the purposes of subsection (1), the date that corresponds with the date of presentation of the petition in bankruptcy in the case of a natural person is the relation-back day.

565(3)  [Date corresponding to date of bankruptcy]  


For the purposes of this section, the date that corresponds with the date on which a person becomes a bankrupt is the relation-back day.

565(4)  [Void transfers]  


Subject to Part 5.3A, a transfer or assignment by a company of all its property to trustees for the benefit of all its creditors is void.

 



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