IMPERATIVE AND DISPOSITIVE RULES
IN CORPORATE LEGISLATION
(ERRORS IN FORMULATION, PROBLEMS
OF INTERPRETATION AND ENFORCEMENT)
Retired Judge of the Supreme Commercial Court of the Russian Federation,
PhD in Law, Associate Professor of the Department of Civil Law of the Faculty
of Law of the Lomonosov Moscow State University
What this article deals with is several issues related to the problem of determining the
dispositive and imperative nature of the rules in corporate law and the formulation of
dispositive and imperative rules based on the analysis of laws No. 343-FZ and No. 233-FZ.
In particular, the author focuses on the problem of correlation of general dispositive rules
related to the whole group of rules and special dispositive rules related to certain rules from
this group. It is noted that problems may also arise in connection with the implementation
and possibility of implementation of dispositive rules in the charter and the corporate
agreement, considering the correlation of the rules of the laws on JSC and LLC, which
allow the establishment of certain rules in the bylaws only on the basis of a decision of the
General Meeting. The author concludes that the definition of the dispositive or imperative
nature of the norms requires more careful attention of the legislator.
Keywords: imperative rules; dispositive rules; limited liability company; joint stock company;
general dispositive rules; special dispositive rules; formulation of dispositive rules.
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Information about the author
Makovskaya A.A. (Moscow, Russia) – Retired Judge of the Supreme Commercial
Court of the Russian Federation, PhD in Law, Associate Professor of the Department
of Civil Law of the Faculty of Law of the Lomonosov Moscow State University
(1 Leninskie Gory, Bldg. 13 (4th education building), GSP-1, Moscow, 119991, Russia;