To the Question of the Minority Shareholders Rights Protection in the Russian Federation

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Candidate for degree at the Department of Civil and Labor Law of the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

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In the present article author examines organizational and legal issues of legitimate rights and interests of the minority shareholders of the joint stock companies in Russian Federation protecting. In modern Russian joint stock companies it is important to allocate a special category of shareholders, whose rights and interests are very limited and often violated. This category of persons is minority shareholders. In many countries, including Russian Federation, legislation aimed at protecting rights and interests of this category of persons. Author gives particular attention to the questions of protection of the rights and interests of minority shareholders. Author notes that it is important to take into account the balance between the interests of minority shareholders and controlling shareholders. Author proves that non-observance of such balance can lead to the variety of negative consequences for the company, and also notes that protection of minority rights is aimed at creating favorable conditions for development, both joint-stock companies, and improving economic relations between shareholders and joint-stock companies. Author notes that with usual practice there are quite a number of ways to protect minority shareholders' rights enshrined in the various existing legal acts.

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minority shareholder, protection of rights, joint-stock company, actions, ways of protection, majority shareholder, rights of shareholders, Russia, Russian Federation.

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