11 U.S. Code § 764. Voidable transfers
Section 764 of the House amendment is derived from the House bill.
Section 764 permits the trustee to void any transfer of property that, except for such transfer, would have been customer property, to the extent permitted under section 544, 545, 547, 548, 549, or 724(a).
Section 764 indicates the extent to which the avoiding powers may be used by the trustee under subchapter IV of chapter 7. If property recovered would have been customer property if never transferred, then subsection (a) indicates that it will be so treated when recovered.
Subsection (b) prohibits avoiding any transaction that occurs before or within five days after the petition if the transaction is approved by the Commission and concerns an open contractual commitment. This enables the Commission to exercise its discretion to protect the integrity of the market by insuring that transactions cleared with other brokers will not be undone on a preference or a fraudulent transfer theory.
Subsection (c) insulates variation margin payments and other deposits from the avoiding powers except to the extent of actual fraud under section 548(a)(1). This facilitates prepetition transfers and protects the ordinary course of business in the market.
2009—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 111–16 substituted “seven days” for “five days” in introductory provisions.
1984—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 98–353 substituted “any transfer by the debtor” for “any transfer”.
1982—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 97–222, § 17(a), substituted “but” for “except”, inserted “such property” after “trustee, and”, and substituted “shall be” for “is” wherever appearing.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 97–222, § 17(b), substituted “order for relief” for “date of the filing of the petition”.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 97–222, § 17(c), struck out subsec. (c) which provided that the trustee could not avoid a transfer that was a margin payment to or deposit with a commodity broker or forward contract merchant or was a settlement payment made by a clearing organization and that occurred before the commencement of the case.