Sergey Treshchev

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In their article published by the IBA Insolvency and Restructuring International Magazine titled “Russia: Cryptocurrency and Bankruptcy Estate”, Sergey Treshchev and Elena Malevich of Squire Patton Boggs, Moscow analyse recent decisions in the Russian courts considering whether cryptocurrencies are an asset which form part of the bankruptcy estate. Given the speed at which cryptocurrency has grown as a concept, it is of no surprise that bankruptcy and insolvency legislation has yet to catch up and…
Sergey Treschev and Elena Malevich of Squire Patton Boggs’ Moscow office have joined with legal journalists Alina Mikhailova and Maria Fomicheva of Pravo.ru to write an article recently published in Insolvency and Restructuring International. They analyze Russian insolvency statistics from 2014 to 2017, drawing out some interesting trends. The process of publishing and exchanging information about company failures in Russia will be improved and accelerated this year as the state registration authorities will receive electronic documents…
The insolvency of companies in Russia is often caused by the negligent or illegal actions of their shareholders and/or management. The Russian Federal Law on Insolvency has been amended to introduce stricter rules on “controlling persons,” which increases their liability for the damage caused to creditors by their actions.…
In June and July 2016, several important amendments to the Federal Law No 127-FZ of 26 October 2002 ‘On Insolvency ’ came into effect in Russia. According to the Amendments, only after the preliminary payment has been made can information on insolvency proceedings be included into the Unified Federal Register of Data on Bankruptcy and published in an official mass media publication, which at the moment is the Russian business newspaper Kommersant. Sergey Treshchev co-authored an article about…
Theoretically, a Russian debtor is able to reorganize. In practice, the law currently does not encourage voluntary restructuring of debt in a way designed to preserve the continued operation of business and jobs.  The interests of debtors and creditors are not appropriately balanced at present to achieve the best results.  Creditors currently have a strong incentive to aggressively pursue legal action against distressed businesses, to secure their vote at creditors’ meetings and the right to…
There has been a significant increase in insolvencies in the construction, real estate, retail and wholesale sectors of the Russian economy, according to the statistics in the Competition Development Bulletin “Concentration on the Russian Markets: Trends in the Period of Recession” published in December 2015 by the Analytical Centre of the Government of the Russian Federation. Based on information provided by the analytical company Nielsen (published by the Russian business newspaper Kommersant), in the 1st quarter…
IBA Insolvency Restructuring International in its Vol 10 No 1, March 2016 published an article by Sergey Treshchev and Elena Malevich, two practitioners in our Moscow office on Russia: Recent Developments in the Bankruptcy of Banks. The article provides a brief outline of the particularities of insolvency proceedings in relation to banks and credit organisations in Russia, based on recent amendments to the insolvency law. They describe the main bankruptcy stages in relation to…
IBA Insolvency Restructuring International in its Vol 9 No of September 2015 published an article Bankruptcy in Russia: new instruments of protection of creditors’ rights  by our two Moscow practitioners Sergey Treshchev and Elena Malevich who analyse opportunities which the creditors have obtained due to the recent amendments in the Russian Insolvency Law. Special rules regulating bankruptcy of individuals, appointment of the bankruptcy trustees and new rights for secured creditors are under review in…
Significant improvements have been made to creditors’ rights in Russian bankruptcy proceedings by amendments made on January 29, 2015. The Federal Laws No. 432-FZ “On Amending Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation” and No. 482-FZ “On Amending the Federal Law on Insolvency and Administrative Offences Code” (together, the Amending Laws) came into force in Russia. The Amending Laws significantly modify the Federal Law “On Insolvency” and, to a certain extent, improve creditors’ rights in Russian bankruptcy…