Bankruptcy, Individual Voluntary Arrangement and Winding-up of Companies
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4. During the court hearing for the bankruptcy petition, Mr. T said that he had spent a long period in mainland China and had not received the statutory demand. He only received the bankruptcy petition two days before the hearing. Can he ask the Court to suspend or dismiss the bankruptcy proceedings?

If the bank or its lawyer has used all reasonable ways to send the demand and the petition to Mr. T, such as advertising them in local newspapers with approval from the Court, Mr. T has little chance of avoiding or suspending the proceedings by challenging the ways in which the documents were delivered by the creditor.
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