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339 Transactions at an undervalue.E+W

(1)Subject as follows in this section and sections 341 and 342, where an individual is adjudged bankrupt and he has at a relevant time (defined in section 341) entered into a transaction with any person at an undervalue, the trustee of the bankrupt’s estate may apply to the court for an order under this section.

(2)The court shall, on such an application, make such order as it thinks fit for restoring the position to what it would have been if that individual had not entered into that transaction.

(3)For the purposes of this section and sections 341 and 342, an individual enters into a transaction with a person at an undervalue if—

(a)he makes a gift to that person or he otherwise enters into a transaction with that person on terms that provide for him to receive no consideration,

(b)he enters into a transaction with that person in consideration of marriage [F1or the formation of a civil partnership], or

(c)he enters into a transaction with that person for a consideration the value of which, in money or money’s worth, is significantly less than the value, in money or money’s worth, of the consideration provided by the individual.

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C1S.339 applied (with modifications) by S.I. 1986/1999, art. 3, Sch. 1 Pt. II

S. 339 applied (with modifications) (4.4.2006) by The Cross-Border Insolvency Regulations 2006 (S.I. 2006/1030), reg. 2, Sch. 1 Art. 23 paras. 1-3 (subject to Sch. 1 Art. 23 paras. 6-9)

C2S. 339 restricted by Drug Trafficking Offences Act 1986 (c.32, SIF 39:1), s. 15(6)(a)(7)

S. 339 restricted by Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 1987 (c. 41, SIF 39:1), ss. 30(6), 34(5)(a), 47(4)(a)

S. 339 restricted (25.4.1991) by Companies Act 1989 (c. 40), s. 182(4), Sch. 22 para. 8(1)(a); S.I. 1991/878, art. 2, Sch.

S. 339 restricted by 1986 c. 32, s. 15(6)(a)(b) (as substituted (prosp.) by 1993 c. 36, ss. 13(9), 78(3) (with s. 78(6)) (which amending provision was repealed (3.2.1995) by 1994 c. 37, ss. 67, 69(2), Sch. 3))

S. 339 restricted (3.2.1995) by 1994 c. 37, ss. 32(5)(a), 69(2), Sch. 2 para. 5 (with s. 66(2))

S. 339 restricted (1.11.1995) by 1988 c. 33, s. 84(6)(a) (as substituted by 1995 c. 11, s. 8(7) (with s. 16(5)(6)); S.I. 1995/2650, art. 2)

S. 339 restricted (1.4.1996) by 1995 c. 43, ss. 44, 50(2), Sch. 2 para. 2(5)

S. 339 restricted (11.12.1999) by S.I. 1999/2979, reg. 17(1)

S. 339 restricted (24.3.2003) by 2002 c. 29, ss. 419(1)-(4), 458(1)(3); S.I. 2003/333, art. 2, Sch. (subject to arts. 3-13 (as amended by S.I. 2003/531, arts. 3, 4))

C4S. 339 modified (3.2.1995) by 1994 c. 37, ss. 32(5)(b), 69(2), Sch. 2 para. 5 (with s. 66(2))

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