Sergei Bakeshin has commented for DP on the prospects of resolving disputes through amicable settlement agreements

The Derbent wine and cognac combine is trying to recover almost RUB 200 mn from St Petersburg-based Vilash-Combinat of Champagne Wines LLC. The reason for the dispute, according to unofficial reports, could be contractual production. At the end of November, the defendant filed an application to the Commercial Court of the Republic of Dagestan to…


Rossiyskaya Gazeta newspaper recommends 9 Maxima Legal lawyers in 11 areas of legal support

For the first time ever, Rossiyskaya Gazeta newspapaer conducted a large-scale survey of the Russian legal market and compiled its own Rating of Lawyers and Their Companies. The professional recognition was given to 9 Maxima Legal specialists practising in 11 of the 16 main categories of the ranking. According to the publication, "getting into the…


Sergei Bakeshin has commented for Legal Information Agency on the specifics of compensation for moral damages in cases of administrative offences

The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation has confirmed the right of bona fide citizens and businesses to recover legal expenses and compensation for moral damages from complainants. A precedent-setting decision was made in the bankruptcy case of  Ob"yedinennaya Stroitel'naya Kompaniya Moscow based construction company. Several…


Sergei Bakeshin has characterised for Pravo.ru the current practice on the issue of the right of a trustee in insolvency to bring claims on behalf of a liquidated firm

After a company has been removed from the Unified State Register of Legal Entities, it may discover assets of interest to creditors and participants of the liquidated firm, such as accounts receivable. In such a case, the trustee in insolvency through the court may request the appointment of a procedure for the distribution of the discovered…


Sergei Bakeshin has commented for Delovoy Peterburg on the statistics of bringing to subsidiary liability

The Commercial Court of St Petersburg and the Leningrad Region refused to bring to subsidiary liability the beneficiaries of two large business empires: ex-senator Alexander Sabadash for  RUB 4.3 bn debts of Liviz vodka plant as well as Mushvig Abdullayev, former owner of Trade House Intertorg, which managed  SPAR, Semya and Narodny…


Sergei Bakeshin assessed for Pravo.ru the position of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation allowing to recover the costs of a lawyer from complainants

The creditors of Od"yedinennaya Stoitle'naya Kompaniya requested administrative liability for the inaction of the bankruptcy trustee. The case was dismissed for lack of corpus delicti, but the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation allowed the bankruptcy trustee to recover from the initiators of the proceedings the costs of a lawyer…


Maxima Legal was ranked among the best regional bankruptcy firms

Pravo.ru, the leading federal online legal media, has presented the results of the Russian insolvency market research. In particular, based on statistical analysis of 7172 final decisions made by commercial courts from 1 January to 31 December 2022 in bankruptcy cases, the editors have compiled a ranking of law firms that are more active and…


Sergei Bakeshin has commented to Mashnews on the attempt to put Russia's only manufacturer of multiple artillery rocket system out of bankruptcy

Dmitry Makhonin, Governor of the Perm Region, announced that Motovilikhinskiye Zavody plant, Russia's only manufacturer of multiple artillery rocket system, is coming out of a five-year bankruptcy procedure and becoming "a part of Rostec State Corporation. According to the Governor, this will make it possible to invest RUB 20 bn in the development…


Sergei Bakeshin has commented "Kommersant" on the settlement of the conflict between the buyer and seller of a former plant1s territory

n 2021, PSK Group announced a deal to acquire a former territory of Petrokholod plant in St Petersburg. The land plot belongs to SZ Polyustrovsky 87 company, which is equally owned by entrepreneur Andrei Skoblov and the CEIF managed by Svinyin & Partners managing company. Disagreements regarding the terms of the deal were the reason for PSK…


Sergei Bakeshin commented for Novy Prospect on retention the property of the bankrupt Unisto-Petrostal Group in favour of the pledge creditor

Zvezda company (owned by Artem Begun, a business partner of well-known St Petersburg businessman Ilya Traber), has decided to keep Murinsky construction plant and Michur Inn hotel. The property previously belonged to the bankrupt Unisto-Petrostal group. In spring 2022 Zvezda acquired about 1.5 billion roubles of Unisto Petrostal group`s debt owed…