JUNE 2022

An Attorney-at-Law of Vilnius Law Firm SPES successfully represented and defended the interests of client - ex-spouse of the head of the bankrupt company - in litigation with the insolvency administrator of a bankrupt company, who claimed that the client’s real estate purchase transaction was fraudulent because of the subject and sought to direct the debt collection of the bankrupt company’s manager to that property.
The dispute arose due to the fact that the client, being married to the manager of a currently bankrupt company, purchased real estate in accordance with the provisions of the marriage contract as a personal property. The insolvency administrator sought to prove that the property was purchased under the common joint ownership of the spouses, therefore ½ of the property (the funds received for it) must be recognized as the property of the manager of the bankrupt company.
The Court that examined the case rejected the claim by stating that the claimant - a bankrupt company represented by an insolvency administrator - not only did not prove the defectiveness of the transaction, but in general had no right to make claims of this kind. The Court explained that the norms of the Law on Insolvency of Legal Entities entitle the insolvency administrator to apply to the court: 1) regarding the invalidation of transactions contrary to the goals of the legal entity’s activity and having an impact on the fact that the legal entity cannot settle with creditors that could be declared invalid on the grounds set out in the Article 1.82 of the Civil Code; 2) regarding recognition of bankruptcy as intentional, if it assumes that there are signs of intentional bankruptcy; 3) regarding the transactions entered into by a legal entity that it was not obliged to enter into, if these transactions violate the creditor’s rights, and the legal entity knew or should have known about it (actio Pauliana). While not being a party to the disputed transaction, the bankrupt company and its insolvency administrator are not entitled to dispute a transaction concluded by third parties unrelated to the company, none the less without proving how the disputed transaction prevented the company from settling with its creditors or how the disputed contract could conflict with the objectives of the legal entity’s activity.

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