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Потенциальные угрозы иностранным инвестициям: незаконные корпоративные захваты

Аронов А., Шаталов А. С.

Current Russian criminal legislation does not provide specifications of liability for illegal corporate hostile takeovers (corporate raid). It provides only for sanctions for the infringements, such as arbitrariness, fraud, organization of criminal groups, giving bribes, abuse of authority, blackmail, forgery, etc. The article analyzes illicit potential of raider attacks; the most typical methods of their commitment are discussed, namely corporate blackmail, corporate hostile takeover in the course of bankruptcy, and strongarm takeover. The author underscores the negative impact of corporate raid on a countrys investment climate. Attention is paid to such a peculiarity of the national mentality, as the perception by managers of the organizations property complex as their own belonging, which stimulates hostile takeovers.