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Doctor of Law, Professor, Department of Civil Law,
Faculty of Law, Lomonosov Moscow State University

DOI: 10.24031/1992-2043-2020-20-1-93-110

This article analyzes the principle of independent responsibility of a legal entity for its
obligations. The author shows the evolution of this principle in the legislation and law
enforcement practice of Russia and foreign countries. Particular attention is paid to
cases of liability to which this principle does not apply. The author does not ignore the
categories of legal and actual control over a legal entity. The article highlights the issues
of liability of the main business company for the debts of the subsidiary, as well as the
problems of subsidiary liability of persons that control the legal entity.

Keywords: independent liability of a legal entity; legal control; actual control; corporate
law; joint-stock company; lifting the corporate veil; liability of the main business company
for the debts of a subsidiary; subsidiary liability of controlling persons in bankruptcy.


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Lomakin D.V. (Moscow, Russia) – Doctor of Law, Professor, Department of Civil
Law, Faculty of Law, Lomonosov Moscow State University (1 Leninskie Gory, Bldg. 13
(4th education building), GSP-1, Moscow, 119991, Russia;;

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