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Economic Analysis: Theory and Practice
 

Restoring the financial health of debtors: Changing approaches in the legislation

Vol. 20, Iss. 5, MAY 2021

Received: 25 February 2021

Received in revised form: 11 March 2021

Accepted: 2 April 2021

Available online: 28 May 2021

Subject Heading: Crisis management

JEL Classification: G33, H12, K20

Pages: 959–971

https://doi.org/10.24891/ea.20.5.959

Andrei L. BELOUSOV Financial University under Government of Russian Federation, Moscow, Russian Federation
andreybelousov@mail.ru

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9069-8830

Subject. The article considers the development of the institution of bankruptcy in the context of the emerging legal environment in this area.
Objectives. The focus is to study the development of relations in the bankruptcy sphere in the Russian Federation that relate to inefficient procedures aimed at the financial recovery of business entities, and to formulate the main directions for further changes in the legal regulation of this area.
Methods. The study employs research methods, like logical and structural analysis, systems and functional approach, the formal legal method.
Results. The paper reveals the essence, specific features and legal regulation of bankruptcy, assesses the regulatory enforcement based on the existing law on insolvency, formulates the key problems of the law enforcement practice of business entities that has been formed over the past 20 years, defines further directions of changes in the legal regulation of bankruptcy relations in the Russian Federation.
Conclusions. Changing the approaches to the current bankruptcy system in favor of expanding the application of rehabilitation procedures for restoring the solvency of debtors will enable to support businesses that are in difficult financial situation. This will result in preservation of employment, increased tax revenues to budgets at various levels, improved competitiveness of Russian businesses. The findings may be useful in terms of theory, for the study of issues relating to the concept, essence and legal regulation of the institution of bankruptcy in the Russian Federation, and in practice, for developing proposals to improve regulations in this sphere.

Keywords: bankruptcy, rehabilitation procedures, financial recovery, legal regulation, court appointed receiver

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