The issue of multibillion-dollar subsidiary liability for the former heads of large Saratov enterprises has not yet been finally resolved.
The bankruptcy trustee of the Engels Locomotive Plant, Alexander Panin, still does not lose hope of bringing Alexander Strelyukhin, the board of directors of the enterprise and two Cypriot companies to account. Where the sum of 27 billion rubles came from, which is going to be divided among the entire team of responsible persons, individuals and legal entities, is still a mystery. But the decision of the regional arbitration filed an appeal. The 12th AAS will consider it on January 31st.
Earlier, the regional arbitration concluded that no one is to blame for the problems that brought down the barely created plant into bankruptcy, neither the former director and former deputy chairman of the regional government Alexander Strelyukhin, now a federal deputy, nor the entire board of directors, including the oligarch Stanislav Gamzalov, nor offshore companies on Cyprus.
The court acknowledged that the Engels Locomotive Plant lent money to another participant in the project to create innovative electric locomotives, the First Locomotive Company, and did not require them to be returned. But he saw the main reason for bankruptcy in the change in market infrastructure. Moreover, the court saw a new life in the locomotive project.
As it turned out, Russian Railways is ready to consider the option of producing electric locomotives for container transportation at these facilities, and last spring puzzled the First Locomotive Company with this. And this despite the fact that initially Russian Railways did not show any interest in dual-system locomotives.
A similar situation is unfolding around subsidiary liability for controlling persons of PJSC Tantal. Once a large defense plant, an electronics manufacturer, collapsed into bankruptcy, losing military orders. Until that moment, he had been hiding his financial results under the heading “secret” for several years.
The bankruptcy trustee Anatoly Dokukin asked the court to recover from the general director of Tantal Alexander Solopov, the founder Alexander Lyashenko and members of the board of directors in the total amount of 1.3 billion rubles. The position of the manager was based on an analysis of the solvency of the plant, which since 2018 has dipped in liquidity and could no longer pay off mounting debts or raise additional funds. In addition, a number of transactions for the sale of property with affiliated companies were discovered behind Tantalum, which the manager regarded as an attempt to withdraw assets. However, he has not yet been able to challenge them. And the court, as in the case with the production of locomotives, attributed the problems of the plant to the “current economic situation”, in which the owners are definitely not to blame.
The appeal against the decision of the court of first instance 12 AAS will be considered on January 25. Earlier in the appeal, the decision to refuse to recover 24.6 million rubles of losses from the management of Tantalum withstood. Now this issue has already reached the cassation. The court in Kazan was supposed to consider it on January 12, its decision has not yet been made public.