Признание иностранных решений об открытии процедуры банкротства на основании международных договоров о правовой помощи (анализ российского и иностранного опыта)
The paper addresses the issue of whether it is possible to recognize foreign judgment on opening of insolvency proceedings under the international agreements on assistance in civil cases. Based on the analysis of the doctrine, as well as foreign and Russian law enforcement practice (up to 2000), the author comes to the conclusion that a foreign judicial act on the opening of bankruptcy proceedings can be considered as a “decision in a civil case” for the purpose of applying the relevant international treaty on legal aid. Separately, the author provides political and legal justifications in support of the broad interpretation of international treaties, including in connection with the need to ensure the recognition of Russian bankruptcies in foreign states. Based on the above arguments, the author comes to the conclusion that it is advisable and desirable to adjust the existing approach of judicial practice, from which it follows that it is impossible to recognize a foreign bankruptcy by virtue of a legal assistance agreement.