Lawyers vs. Banks: should the bankruptcy law be changed because of people who dodge loan payments?
Increasingly, Russian citizens are declaring bankruptcy to avoid their credit obligations. Bankers, concerned about this trend, spoke out in favor of stiffening the penalties for unscrupulous debtors during bankruptcy proceedings, as well as expanding the list of justifications for them to refuse to write off debts. Representatives from the legal community believe that this is not necessary: the list is already extensive enough, and in their opinion only legal practice, which is gradually taking shape on this issue, can turn the tide. At the same time, lawyers have many questions for the banks themselves because, in their opinion, they do a bad job at checking loan recipients.