At the Sberbank seminar, ways to improve the efficiency of collection processes were discussed

The annual seminar of Sberbank “Protecting the interests of the bank in bankruptcy procedures” was held

The 10th annual seminar “Protecting the interests of a bank in bankruptcy procedures” organized by Sberbank for the banking community was held. The event was attended by well-known lawyers, professors of law schools and experts in the field of collection: Professor of the National Research University Higher School of Economics, editor-in-chief of the magazine “Civilistics” Andrey Egorov; Kirill Nogotkov, Director of the Russian Union of Self-Regulatory Organizations of Arbitration Trustees; Roman Bevzenko, partner of the Pepeliaev Group law firm; Chairman of the Bankruptcy Club Oleg Zaitsev and other experts.

Maxim Degtyarev, Vice President, Director of the Department for Troubled Assets of Sberbank, addressed the participants with a welcoming speech.

At the seminar, practical issues of collection were discussed: how to achieve the sale of the debtor's luxury housing and efficiently recover losses, how to reduce losses through the sale of pledged assets and correctly bring beneficiaries to justice.

According to experts, for the first half of 2021 the volume claims in bankruptcy proceedings amounted to 2 trillion rubles. This is or 2 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. Lenders returned 65 billion rubles.

The participants of the seminar proposed to legislate the possibility of holding online sessions in courts and a list of reasons for abandoning this format. It was also proposed to agree on a simple way of identifying participants in online meetings – for example, through the “State Services”.

It was also discussed the need to provide for standard forms of filing documents with the courts in order to obtain information in electronic form. It was noted that it would be advisable to adopt a law on electronic trading in enforcement proceedings, providing for a similar mechanism to that laid down in the main bill on bankruptcy. They also spoke about the need to expand the exchange of information through electronic document management.



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