The lifting of the moratorium on bankruptcy led to an increase in lawsuits: for three days, more than 3,500 bankruptcy cases of natural and legal persons were initiated in the amount of more than 1.3 billion rubles.
RB.RU statistics were provided by a system for monitoring court cases and verifying Casebook counterparties.
The government announced a moratorium on bankruptcy on April 1, it was introduced to help citizens and businesses adjust to new conditions in the context of Western sanctions and was in place for six months. Since last October 2, the creditors have been able to start the bankruptcy again.
Number of arbitration cases initiated since October 2:
- 112 cases of bankruptcy of legal entities for 403 million rubles,
- 3429 cases of personal bankruptcy for 916 million rubles.
Although the first day after the moratorium ended fell on a Sunday, as of October 3, more than 2,000 lawsuits had been filed, Casebook notes.
The largest number of cases started in Moscow, followed by the Krasnodar Territory, followed by the Republics of Bashkortostan and Tatarstan, as well as the Sverdlovsk and Chelyabinsk regions.
The sectors most affected by the increase in the number of bankruptcy proceedings were renting, the wholesale trade of construction materials and the construction of buildings.
For comparison: in February-March 2022, just over 4 thousand bankruptcy proceedings were filed against legal entities and 2.7 thousand against natural persons.
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