Bankruptcy of absent or liquidated debtor and simplified bankruptcy procedures

In order to quickly exclude property of companies which actually stopped working from economic turnover so-called simplified bankruptcy procedures are applied. They also can be applied to remove assets of company which undergoes liquidation procedure or whose location cannot be determined. 

To simplify the process of declaring a company insolvent, reduced duration of its conduction is applied. This ensures more favorable conditions for the parties of bankruptcy relationship.

Legal entity’s bankruptcy in simplified manner has following advantages:

  • there is only one stage – bankruptcy proceeding;
  • reduced terms: from 6 to 9 months, whereas the normal bankruptcy process usually takes more than a year;
  • deadline for closing register of creditors’ claims is 1 month instead of two in normal bankruptcy procedure;
  • economy of money.

Thus, simplified bankruptcy procedure can be applied in two following case: when debtor is at the stage of liquidation and when debtor is not present at all, so it is impossible to determine its location. Such procedure helps to get rid of accumulated debts in relatively short period and with minimal costs. 

VALEN specialists are highly experienced in the field of conducting bankruptcy procedure and can provide following services:

  • determine whether simplified bankruptcy procedure is suitable for you as a debtor;
  • conduct all activities under simplified bankruptcy;
  • provide consultation to creditor on issues related to insolvency of absent or liquidated debtor and draw up a debt repayment plan.

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Valentina Khlavich
Managing Partner

Law degree in the Russian Federation

Studied at the University of Passau, Germany

Foreign Languages: English, German

Since 2007 a lawyer in Beiten Burkhardt lawfirm

Since 2012 founder and managing partner at VALEN

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Denis Bondarev
Head of Operations

Graduated from People’s Friendship University of Russia (RUDN)

Certified Lawyer in the Russian Federation, Master of law (International law)

Foreign languages: English

5+ years of legal experience in consulting  lawfirms and inhouse practices

Since 2023 —Director of Operations at Valen Group

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Irina Girgushkina
Head of legal

Graduated Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO)

RANEPA at the President of the Russian Federation

Certified Lawyer in the Russian Federation, Master of Law (Corporate Law)

Foreign languages: English, French

4+ years in corporate law consulting

Since 2022 –Head of legal at Valen Group

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Dmitry Kofanov

Certified Lawyer in the Russian Federation

Experience since 2003 – in Russian and foreign law firms

Since 2021 – partner at VALEN

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