Section 559 - Contractual Right to Liquidate, Terminate, or Accelerate a Repurchase Agreement

Title 11 of the United States Code - Bankruptcy
CREDITORS, THE DEBTOR, AND THE ESTATE – CHAPTER 5

Contractual Right to Liquidate, Terminate, or Accelerate a Repurchase Agreement - Section 559

11 USCS § 559



The exercise of a contractual right of a repo participant or financial participant to cause the liquidation, termination, or acceleration of a repurchase agreement because of a condition of the kind specified in section 365(e)(1) of this title [11 USCS § 365(e)(1)] shall not be stayed, avoided, or otherwise limited by operation of any provision of this title [11 USCS §§ 101 et seq.] or by order of a court or administrative agency in any proceeding under this title [11 USCS §§ 101 et seq.], unless, where the debtor is a stockbroker or securities clearing agency, such order is authorized under the provisions of the Securities Investor Protection Act of 1970 [15 USCS §§ 78aaa et seq.] or any statute administered by the Securities and Exchange Commission. In the event that a repo participant or financial participant liquidates one or more repurchase agreements with a debtor and under the terms of one or more such agreements has agreed to deliver assets subject to repurchase agreements to the debtor, any excess of the market prices received on liquidation of such assets (or if any such assets are not disposed of on the date of liquidation of such repurchase agreements, at the prices available at the time of liquidation of such repurchase agreements from a generally recognized source or the most recent closing bid quotation from such a source) over the sum of the stated repurchase prices and all expenses in connection with the liquidation of such repurchase agreements shall be deemed property of the estate, subject to the available rights of setoff. As used in this section, the term "contractual right" includes a right set forth in a rule or bylaw of a derivatives clearing organization (as defined in the Commodity Exchange Act [7 USCS §§ 1 et seq.]), a multilateral clearing organization (as defined in the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Improvement Act of 1991), a national securities exchange, a national securities association, a securities clearing agency, a contract market designated under the Commodity Exchange Act [7 USCS §§ 1 et seq.], a derivatives transaction execution facility registered under the Commodity Exchange Act [7 USCS §§ 1 et seq.], or a board of trade (as defined in the Commodity Exchange Act [7 USCS §§ 1 et seq.]) or in a resolution of the governing board thereof and a right, whether or not evidenced in writing, arising under common law, under law merchant or by reason of normal business practice.


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