ALRUD specialists provided support to the world leader in production of glassware, engineering company Sklostroj Turnov CZ, s.r.o., which, after a major investment in a Russian project resulting in the bankruptcy of the company, unexpectedly found itself as a defendant in a petition for subsidiary liability and recovery of damages.
In this dispute the majority creditor together with the bankruptcy receiver made all possible efforts to shift the liability on to the shoulders of the foreign counterparty, intending to collect money from it to sustain the claims of all existing creditors of the debtor in the amount of more than three billion roubles.
> 3 billion
ALRUD's team worked out a comprehensive defence strategy, proved that the Client did not have the status of a debtor's controlling person and that there were no bad faith actions on the Client's side that could have led to the bankruptcy of the manufacturer. The separate dispute resulted in dismissal of the opponents' claims in full. The court of appeals also agreed with the position of ALRUD lawyers and upheld the decision of the court of first instance.
The ALRUD Dispute Resolution, Restructuring and Insolvency and Commercial Practice team headed by Magomed Gasanov, Partner, comprising Boris Ostroukhov, Of Counsel, Denis Bekker, Senior Associate, and Associates Anna Ryzhikova and Vladislav Lapushkin, worked on the project.