LIMITATION PERIOD ON REQUIREMENTS
ON THE BRINGING TO SUBSIDIARY LIABILITY
Candidate of Legal Sciences,
First Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Alexeev Private Law Research Centre
under the President of the Russian Federation, Professor,
Director of the Russian School of Private Law
The author of the article notes misbalance in the issues of bringing heads of debtors to
subsidiary liability due to unsatisfactory regulation in the Law on bankruptcy starting
form 2009 that was the initial moment for calculation of limitation period for such
claims. Only in the course of the reform of 2017 the issues of limitation period were
clearly established in the Law on bankruptcy. The cases being decided by the courts
nowadays and which relate to the previous period show that the limitation period can
be five, six or even nine years (instead of three years laid by law) because the initial
moment of limitation period calculation is determined incorrectly. This controversial
position goes back to the resolution of the Presidium of the Supreme Arbitration Court of
the Russian Federation of 7 June 2012 No. 219/12. The author of the article explains
why the position of the above mentioned resolution cannot be applied after the further
changes in the legislation.
Keywords: bankruptcy; subsidiary liability of heads; limitation period; operation of the
Law on bankruptcy in time.
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Information about the author
Egorov A.V. (Moscow) – Candidate of Legal Sciences, First Deputy Chairman
of the Board of the Alexeev Private Law Research Centre under the President of the
Russian Federation, Professor, Director of the Russian School of Private Law (103132,
Moscow, Ilyinka St., 8, Bldg. 2; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).