Kazan Legal Business Program

Business-breakfast
15.09.2017
08:30-09:30
Business-breakfast: Equal Representation in Arbitration

In recognition of the under-representation of women on international arbitral tribunals, in 2015 members of the arbitration community drew up a pledge to take action. The Pledge seeks to increase, on an equal opportunity basis, the number of women appointed as arbitrators in order to achieve a fair representation as soon as practically possible, with the ultimate goal of full parity. The Pledge launches in Russia under the auspices of the Kazan Legal Forum. Debevoise & Plimpton’s Wendy Miles, WilmerHale’s Steven Finizio and Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev and Partners’ Dmitry Dyakin will introduce the initiative to the audience at breakfast.

Hall: Dostoevsky.

Plenary Session
15.09.2017
09:45-11:30
Plenary Session: "The Legal Environment as a Key Factor in Economic Growth. Case Study: The Republic of Tatarstan"

Law and law enforcement are important factors when it comes to regions and countries competing for the money of investors. This is confirmed by the World Bank’s Doing Business rankings, which rely on indices such as enforcing contracts, protection of minority investors, resolving insolvency and labor market regulation. Russia’s advancement in the rankings (from 120 to 40 over 6 years) clearly demonstrates the efforts the state has been taking to improve the investment climate. Corresponding initiatives are also carried out at the regional level. What further reforms does the business community expect? What steps is the state going to take to improve the regulatory environment and mitigate the risks that businesses face? How is the business environment in Tatarstan, which is ranked first among 85 Russian regions by the Agency for Strategic Initiatives’, different?

Moderator: Dimitry Afanasiev, Chairman of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners.

Attendance confirmed:

  • Rustam Minnikhanov, President of Tatarstan Republic;
  • Igor Artemiev, Head of the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia;
  • Vladimir Gruzdev, Chairman of the Board, Association of Lawyers of Russia;
  • Taliya Minullina, Chief Executive of the Tatarstan Investment Development Agency;
  • Andrey Nazarov, Co-Chairman of All-Russian public organization Delovaya Rossiya, Public ombudsman for defense of entrepreneurial rights against illegal criminal prosecution;
  • Aleksey Pesoshin, Prime Minister of the Republic of Tatarstan;
  • Boris Titov, Presidential Commissioner for Entrepreneurs’ Rights;
  • Georg Stawa, President of the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice, Council of Europe (Vienna, Austria).

Hall: Ballroom (second floor).

Satellite Event
15.09.2017
14:00-18:00
Legal IT Track

We designed a dedicated Legal IT Track (in a form of a satellite event), and are inviting your firm to become one of its partners. The idea behind Legal IT track is that we will have about 5-6 different legal vendors, who will be making presentations of their products to the delegates of the forum (time management, CRM, AI etc.).

Presentations:

14:00-15:30. FTS – an international IT-consulting company that implements CRM, ERP, ECM, Portal and BI solutions based on the well-known products of Microsoft Dynamics, DeltekMaconomy, Intrexx and M-Files.

16:30-18:00. iManage – the leading provider of work product management solutions for law firms, corporate legal departments, and other professional services firms such as accounting and financial services.

Hall: Lermontov.

1.1 — 14.09.2017
16:30-17:30
Challenges in the Management of International Disputes

A complex international dispute can easily go on for 3 - 5 years or longer. Respective counsel bills often amount to millions of dollars, whilst for the CIS clients, the process often seems less transparent than proceedings in national courts, with the outcome hard to predict. To a large extent, success depends on the work done by local counsel: obtaining expert opinions, working with evidence, and so forth. How to win in international proceedings? How should the dispute be managed? What are the relevant particularities of the courts of various countries? How to choose the right consultant?

Moderator: Evgeny Raschevsky, Partner, Head of International Arbitration and Litigation Practice, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners.

Attendance confirmed:

  • Nick Burgess, Partner, BDM Law (London, UK): Managing complex disputes under English law – how to use the proceedings to get the best outcome?
  • Rupert Boswell, Chairman, Senior Partner, RPC (London, UK);
  • Veronika Nikishina, Member of the Board (Minister) for Trade of the Eurasian Economic Commission;
  • Soteris Pittas, Managing Director, Soteris Pittas & Co. (Cyprus): Enforcement and registration of Russian judgments in Cyprus and the possibility of obtaining interim relief in aid of execution;
  • James Popperwell, Partner, Macfarlanes (London, UK): Litigation Funding;
  • Clemens Trauttenberg, Partner, Head of Disputes, WOLF THEIS (Vienna, Austria);
  • Olga Tsvetkova, Senior Associate of International Arbitration and Litigation Practice, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners: “Road map” of a dispute: how to select an appropriate forum and an action plan;
  • Svetlana Yachevskaya, Deputy Chairman – Member of the Board, Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank) (Moscow).

Hall: Tolstoy.

1.2  — 15.09.2017
15:10-16:10
Investment Arbitration: Additional Opportunity to Protect Investments

Russian companies with a presence abroad often face the risk of their operations being disrupted, or even losing assets altogether, based on the decision of the local authorities. Investment arbitration is a mechanism that allows the investor to recover damages from a foreign state. How does investment arbitration work in practice? How is it different from international commercial arbitration? What experience do Russia and CIS-based companies have in dealing with these sorts of cases? What are the success factors? How to enforce an ICSID award?

Moderator: Dmitry Dyakin, Partner, Co-Head of Litigation Practice, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners.

Attendance confirmed:

  • Steven Finizio, Partner, WilmerHale (London, UK);
  • Petr Glushkov, Head of International Law of Consolidated Financial Reporting Management, PJSC TATNEFT;
  • Dr. Richard Happ, Partner, Head of German Practice of Complex Disputes Resolution, Luther (Hamburg, Germany);
  • Ruslan Ibragimov, Member of the Management Board, Vice President for Corporate and Legal Affairs, Mobile TeleSystems PJSC;
  • Wendy Miles QC, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton (London, UK);
  • Dr. Solveiga Palevičienė, Partner, Glimstedt (Vilnius, Lithuania);
  • Ivan Urzhumov, Counsel, Foley Hoag (Paris, France).

Hall: Pushkin 1.

1.3— 15.09.2017
16:30-17:30
Constitutional Legislation – Brief Overview

The interest taken by the legal community in problems of public law, including constitutional law, has increased in recent years. The legal positions taken by the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation are significantly changing the legal situation, not only for ordinary citizens, but for business, too. During this briefing we will discuss what challenges the Constitutional Court is facing, its role in further determining the key directions in which Russia’s legal system will develop, what problems the public and business are expecting the Court to solve, and what kind of interactions the Court would like to see more of.

Moderator: Dmitry Stepanov, Partner, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners.

Attendance confirmed:

  • Gaddis Gadzhiev, Judge of the Constitutional Court of Russia;
  • Taliya Habrieva, Vice-President of the Russian State Academy of Sciences, Director of the Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law of the Russian Federation Government;
  • Farhat Husnutdinov, Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Tatarstan, Honored Lawyer of Tatarstan;
  • Rustem Zagidullin, Minister of Justice of the Republic of Tatarstan.

Hall: Dostoevsky.

1.4— 14.09.2017
14:00-15:00
"The Russian LCIA?" - Looking at the Initial Results of the Arbitration Courts Reform

The first arbitration courts established in Russia under the new legislation received accreditation from the Ministry of Justice and may now begin hearings. Further, as of November 2017, arbitration courts that have business entities among their founders will no longer have the right to consider disputes. Given that reputable arbitration centres, such as the LCIA, ICC, SCC and so on have taken decades to establish, how long will it take for the new arbitration centres in Russia to gain recognition? What requirements must the modern arbitration court meet in order for it to become entrusted with the fate of multibillion-dollar contracts? What problems might the new institutions have to deal with? What skills and qualities does a practicing lawyer have to develop in order to eventually obtain the status of a sought-after arbitrator as their career progresses?

Moderator: Dmitry Dyakin, Partner, Co-Head of Litigation Practice, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners.

Attendance confirmed:

  • Vitaliy Bezbakh, Chairman of the Arbitration court, Autonomous non-profit organization "Independent Arbitration Chamber";
  • Anja Havedal Ipp, Legal Counsel, Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce;
  • Alexey Kostin, Chairman of the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation;
  • Tamir Livschitz, Partner, Niederer Kraft & Frey Ltd (Zurich, Switzerland);
  • Smrithi Ramesh, Assistant Director, Head of Legal Services, Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA)(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia);
  • Gleb Sevastyanov, Deputy Chairman of Russian Arbitration Promotion Centre;
  • Nadezhda Tretyakova, COO, Head of Litigation practice of Legal Department, Sberbank;
  • Alexander Zamaziy, Chief of Staff of the RSPP Arbitration Court;
  • Roman Zykov, Secretary General, Russian Arbitration Association.

Hall: Pushkin 2.

1.5 — 15.09.2017
17:40-18:40
Show Me the Money: Enforcement of Judgments in Russia

Session partner: Kroll Ontrack.

The issue is especially relevant in the regions with their specificity as legal proceedings and enforcement proceedings. How to secure collection? How to deal with abuse? Collect practical advice and cases from the best judicial lawyers (consultants and inhouse) with the possibility of an interactive element - voting.

  • The Russian Enforcement Code as the key element of the enforcement proceedings reform.
  • Interaction between the bailiff and the recoveror as a prerequisite for enforcement.
  • Specifics of foreclosure on certain types of property.
  • International cooperation in enforcement of judicial acts.
  • Recovery of losses from a bailiff for actions leading to failure of enforcement.
  • Costs incurred in relation to enforcement, as the recoveror’s losses.
  • Challenging of transactions entered into pending/in the course of enforcement proceedings.
  • Enforcement in parenting disputes.
  • Foreclosure on the only residential property.
  • Enforcement on seizure of leased items.
  • Financial investigations.
  • Search for foreign assets.

Moderator: Alina Kudriavtseva, Counsel, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners.

Attendance confirmed:

  • Ekaterina Anikina, Deputy Head of Legal, Head of Legal Support Department, UniCredit Bank (Russia);
  • Anton Chertov, Director of Regulatory Risk Management and Judicial Practice Analysis Department;
  • Jan Kohout, Partner, PRK Partners (Prague, Czech Republic);
  • Elvira Labashova, Deputy Head of Directorate of the Russian Federal Bailiff Service of the Republic of Tatarstan - Deputy Chief Bailiff of the Republic of Tatarstan;
  • Joana Rego, Principal, Raedas;
  • Alessandro Volcic, Managing Director, Russia & CIS Office Head, Investigations and Disputes, Kroll.

Hall: Pushkin 1.

2.1— 15.09.2017
16:30-17:30
Your "User Manual" on Attracting Investment and Joint Venture Partners

Issues to discuss:

  • What are the key things an outside investor is looking for, in terms of legal structure, corporate governance and corporate finance arrangements?
  • What percentage of your business are outside investors looking for, what timeframes are they thinking about?
  • How much control and influence do you have to give up?
  • What makes investors walk away during the investment process?
  • Why to investments and joint ventures fail and why do disputes arise?
  • What end game(s) are outside investors looking for?

Moderator: Joanne Harris, Special projects editor, The Lawyer (London, UK).

Attendance confirmed:

  • Rupert Boswell, Chairman, Senior Partner, RPC (London, UK);
  • Nina Bystrova, Chief Legal, Russian-Chinese Investment Fund;
  • Sergei Ostrovsky, Partner, Ashurst (London, UK);
  • Robin Wittering, Partner, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners.

Hall: Pushkin 1.

2.2— 15.09.2017
14:00-15:00
Corporate Transactions: Russian vs. English Law

Session Partner: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.

Could Russian law replace English law in corporate transactions? If so, how? Amending the joint-stock companies law: major transactions and related-party transactions. Initial law-enforcement practice.

Moderator: Dmitry Stepanov, Partner, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners.

Attendance confirmed:

  • Valery Eremenko, Partner, Co-Head of Litigation Practice, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners;
  • Suren Gortsunyan, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld;
  • Artem Karapetov, Director of Legal Institute "M-LOGOS";
  • Olga Savina, Vice-President of Legal affairs, Engeocom;
  • Denis Spirin, Corporate Governance Director, Prosperity Capital Management (RF) Ltd;
  • Robin Wittering, Head of English Law Team, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners.

Hall: Pushkin 2.

2.3 — 14.09.2017
15:10-17:30
Work of Notaries for the Benefit of Business
The panel is organized by The Federal Chamber of Notaries and The Republic of Tatarstan Chamber of Notaries.

Issues to discuss:

  • LLC share (assignment, succession etc.);
  • Performance of obligations through a notary deposit. Notary writ as an order of foreclosure on pledged property;
  • Notarization of documents;
  • Deed of option;
  • Notarization of real estate transactions.

Attendance confirmed:

  • Olga Grishina, Notary, President of the Chamber of Notaries of the Republic of Tatarstan;
  • Kirill Grishin, Notary, Chamber of Notaries of the Republic of Tatarstan;
  • Elena Dzhurinskaya, Advisor to the President of the Federal Chamber of Notaries on government relations;
  • Evgeniya Malchenkova, Chairperson of the Commission on Methological support of Activities of Notaries, Chamber of Notaries of the Republic of Tatarstan;
  • Alexander Sagin, Head of Legal Department, Federal Notary Chamber.

Hall: Dostoevsky.

3.1 — 15.09.2017
15:10-16:10
Special Economic Zones as a Mechanism to Drive Innovation, "Smart Cities"

“Any country that didn't have an SEZ ten years ago either does now or seems to be planning one,” says Thomas Farole, a senior economist at the World Bank. Thousands of special economic zones have been launched all over the world, but very few have been successful. Tatarstan’s positive experience of establishing SEZ Alabuga, Chelny Priority Development Area and tech city Innopolis deserves close attention in this regard. From the legal perspective, how is investing in an SEZ and doing business in the zones different? Why are some Russian SEZs more successful than others and what are the legislative gaps? What regulation is required for the SEZs?

Moderator: Stanislav Puginsky, Head of Public Policy and Legislation Practice, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev &
Partners.

Attendance confirmed:

  • Nikolay Averchenko, Senior Vice President for Legal and Administrative Affairs, The Skolkovo Foundation;
  • Oleg Maydansky, Head of Intellects City Systems Department, CROC;
  • Mikhail Mironov, Director of Corporate Affairs Department, Alabuga SEZ;
  • Evgeny Moiseev, Head of Legal for Tatarstan based production sites, Ford Sollers Holdings;
  • Iskender Nurbekov, Deputy Director for Legal Issues and Initiatives, Internet Initiatives Development Fund;
  • Oleg Protopopov, Head of Investor Relations Division, Special Economic Zone "Innopolis";

Hall: Tolstoy.

3.2 — 15.09.2017
12:00-13:00
State Property: Investment Attractiveness and Actual Mechanisms of Involving Property in Return

The current legislation provides the public and the potential investors with a wide range of legal instruments that can be used to implement investment projects; involving publicly-owned assets, including investment contracts, concession agreements, public-private partnership agreements, as well as various organizational and legal schemes involving privatization and other mechanisms for assignment of state properties. How to choose the most suitable scheme for the implementation of a project involving public property depending on the parties’ commercial interests?

Moderator: Elena Gavrilina, Partner of Real Estate and Construction Practice, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners.

Attendance confirmed

  • Andrey Bashirov, Counsel, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners;
  • Ayrat Gayfitdinov, General Director, Tatarstan Projects;
  • Aida Iliyasova, Chairman of the Board, Saknur;
  • Dmitriy Kurakin, Vice-President for Administration, Rostelecom;
  • Olga Mischenko, Head of Real Estate, Construction and PPP Practice, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners (St. Petersburg);
  • Marina Muravyeva, Head of Legal Support of Business Operations, T PLUS Group;
  • Dmitry Timofeev, Head of Legal Affairs, Rosvodokanal.

Hall: Dostoevsky.

3.3 — 14.09.2017
17:40-18:40
Investment and Financial Cooperation with Asia and the Middle East: Obstacles and Recommendations

Session is organised with the support of Russian Asian Legal Association.

Given just how undervalued Russian assets currently are, the amount of investment that Russia receives from Asia and the Middle East does not meet expectations. Where is the potential for growth? What legal obstacles hinder investment? Why are Russian companies reluctant to list on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange despite the existing opportunity? What are the expectations of foreign investors? What do Russian companies that invest into and trade with Asia and the Middle East need to know?

Moderators:

  • Maxim Tafintsev, Senior Partner, Maalouf Ashford & Talbot, Chairman of the Board, Russian Asian Legal Association;
  • Alexander Molotnikov, PhD in Law , Associate professor of Lomonosov Moscow State University, Law faculty, Chairman of the Board, Russia-China Law Society.

 Attendance confirmed:

  • Dr. Holly H. Akhlaghi, Senior Partner, Arjan Capital (UAE, Iran, USA);
  • Julia Charlton, Principal Partner, Charltons (Hong Kong, China);
  • Dr. Oscar Gong Chu, Founder, Team Leader, China Law Firm (Guangdong);
  • Anastasiya Gordeeva, Associate, M.C.A. LAI SOLICITORS LLP (Hong Kong, China);
  • Smrithi Ramesh, Assistant Director, Head of Legal Services, Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA);(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia);
  • Ade Saptomo, Legal School Dean, Pancasila University (Jakarta, Indonesia);
  • Dennis Turovets, Managing Partner of the Minsk Office, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners;
  • Li Yimin, Chair of Hebei Provincial Lawyers Association (HPLA), Head of Advisory Committee for Legal Issues of Hebei Province Administration.

Hall: Tolstoy.

4.1 — 14.09.2017
17:40-18:40
Environment: New Aspects of the Government’s Environmental Policy and the Modernization of Environmental Legislation

Session is organised with the support of World Wildlife Fund.

Issues to discuss:

  • Climate control and greenhouse gas emissions: the common good, or a burden for business?
  • A fee for pollution and its potential for economic stimulation of environmental protection.
  • How to reduce the environmental risks of businesses?
  • Dialogue between business and the state: a search for compromise and a balance of interests.
  • System of environmental credits.
  • Environmental safety at an industrial plant and a balanced development of the basic infrastructure.
  • Resolution of environmental disputes in court: current problems and immediate prospects.
  • Development of an environmentally sound waste management industry.

Moderator: Taras Rabko, Partner, Head of Energy Practice, Head of Environment and Technical Regulations Practice, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners.

Attendance confirmed:

  • Farid Abdulganiev, Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Tatarstan;
  • Anton Chertov, Director of Regulatory Risk Management and Judicial Practice Analysis Department, Rosvodokanal;
  • Marina Gassiy, Deputy Director General - Director for Legal Support, State Unitary Enterprise “Vodokanal of St. Petersburg”;
  • Dinara Gershinkova, Advisor on Climate Issues, UC RUSAL;
  • Natalia Tolstykh, Chief of the working group of UNDP project, Global Environment Facility (GEF) and Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation upon biodiversity conservation issues to be included in the legislation of Russia;
  • Artem Zharov, Deputy General Director for Legal Issues, JSC “Novotroitsk Plant of Chromium Compounds” (NPCC).

Hall: Dostoevsky.

4.2.1 — 15.09.2017
12:00-13:00
Antitrust Policy: Current Approaches and Trends

The world today is witnessing the growing influence of companies, which often attempt to dictate their own conditions for doing business, not only to contractors, but also to regulatory bodies. Over the last few years, Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) has successfully pursued cases against all violators of competition law, including foreign and transnational companies. The regulator has developed and is improving a legislative base. Its active role and sound policy in protecting competition mean that FAS occupies a high position in the ranking of the world’s best competition regulators, compiled by Global Competition Review.

What more can FAS do in order to make it into the top ten? What is the role of experts in evaluating the activities of regulators? What are the priorities of the FAS in initiating competition investigations against foreign market participants?

Key-note speech: Igor Artemiev, Head of the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia.

Moderator: Dimitry Afanasiev, Chairman of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners.

Q&A Session:

  • Igor Artemiev, Head of the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia;
  • Charles McConnell, Senior Reporter, Global Competition Review;
  • Anna Numerova, Chairman of the General Council of Competition Experts Association.

Hall: Pushkin 1.

4.2.2 — 14.09.2017
15:10-16:10
Antitrust and the Business Environment. Competition in the Digital Era

The course of a fourth industrial revolution is being determined by access to advanced technologies which are transforming the economy in its entirety. What is happening in the markets? What shape is competition taking? What are the challenges facing the regulators? Can existing competition regulation mechanisms respond adequately to new trends? How can a balance be maintained between development in innovative markets and competition oversight?

Moderators:

  • Andrey Tsarikovskiy, Secretary of State, Deputy Head of the FAS Russia;
  • Natalia Korosteleva, Head of Competition Law Practice, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners.

Attendance confirmed:

  • Evgeny Bolshakov, Counsel, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners
  • Nelly Galimkhanova, Head of the Industrial Enterprises Control Directorate, FAS Russia
  • Aleksey Ivanov, Director of the Higher School of Economics — Skolkovo Institute for Law and Development;
  • Andrey Ignatiev, General Director, KAMAZ Trade and Finance Company;
  • Sergey Kuchushev, Deputy Director of the Legal Department, Yandex;
  • Andrey Tenishev, Head of the Anti-Cartel Directorate, FAS Russia;
  • Danila Tselikanov, Chief Expert for Innovations, Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works;
  • Elena Zaeva, Head of the Telecommunications and IT Regulation Directorate, FAS Russia.

Hall: Pushkin 1.

4.2.3 — 14.09.2017
14:00-15:00
Antitrust and the Business Environment: Experience of Tatarstan

For three years, Tatarstan has led Russia’s regions in the investment attractiveness ranking. Ensuring competitiveness is the most important element of creating a favourable environment for investment and entrepreneurship: transparent and competitive procurement, the prevention of dominance, and fair and legal pricing practices. What approaches taken by the regulator help to ensure an attractive business climate? What forward-looking business practices in the region with respect to competition law should be more widely adopted?

Moderators:

  • Alexander Grunichev, Head of Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Republic of Tatarstan;
  • Vladimir Kutilov, Partner, Mass Communications agency “Darwin Theory”.

Key-note Speech on the Key Antimonopoly Regulatory Developments in Tatarstan: Alexander Grunichev, Head of Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Republic of Tatarstan.

Sub-session. Government procurement: Tatarstan’s experience

  • Achievements in government procurement in Tatarstan
  • Innovations in procurement legislation
  • Tatarstan’s approach to improving procurement transparency
  • Tools for increasing efficiency in procurement
  • Public oversight of procurement

Attendance confirmed:

  • Tatyana Demidova, Director of the Department for Budget Policy in the Area of Contract System, Ministry of Finance of Russia;
  • Ayrat Farrakhov, Deputy of the State Duma;
  • Yakov Geller, General Director, the State Unitary Enterprise “Agency for State Procurement, Investment Activities and Interregional Relations of the Republic of Tatarstan”;
  • Andrey Tsarikovskiy, Secretary of State, Deputy Head of the FAS Russia.

Hall: Pushkin 1.

4.3 — 15.09.2017
14:00-15:00
Monitoring and Oversight Reform in Industrial Safety

Russian companies will need to overhaul departments liaising with monitoring and oversight authorities to an absolutely new audit pattern as a result of the monitoring and oversight reform. Rostechnadzor is included in the list of pilot bodies implementing a risk-oriented approach to monitoring and oversight. How will it work? How will remote monitoring be organized? What needs to be taken into account, how should a regulatory authority react to deviant indices, what would be the legal effect of such incompliances? To what extent will the reform manage to meet the declared objective of reducing the burden on business?

Moderator: Andrey Porfiriev, Partner, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners.

Attendance confirmed:

  • Helen Avakyan, COO, Non-commercial Partnership for Advancement of Corporate law
  • Aleksey Grishkovets, Head of Legislative bodies Relations Section, United Rocket and Space Corporation;
  • Andrey Kozlov, Head of Legal Department, Polymetal;
  • Vladimir Varnakov, Legal Director, GAZ Group;
  • Dmitry Yakovlev, Head of Legal Department, Federal Service for Ecological, Technological and Nuclear Supervision.

Hall: Dostoevsky.

4.4 — 15.09.2017
17:40-18:40

'A deep clean': Modern Approaches to Solving Waste Management Problems

Issues relating to the formulation of state policy with respect to waste treatment and the development of the processing sector are more urgent than ever before. Continued innovative development in industry is impossible without a paradigm shift: instead of talking about waste, we should be talking about secondary resources. What form should the state’s environmental responsibility take, and what measures are needed to support industry? How can a constructive dialogue between government and business be ensured? How can plans to process secondary raw materials be made economically viable? We will discuss the development of the waste processing industry, together with priority environmental and ecological protection projects based on the example of the ‘Clean Country’ project in the Republic of Tatarstan and other Russian regions.

Moderator: Andrey Vorobyev, Partner, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners.

Attendance confirmed:

  • Julia Filatkina, Senior Associate, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners;
  • Andrey Guryanov, Head of Sales and Development Department, “Perm Pulp and Paper Company” group;
  • Denis Kondratyev, General Director, JSC SOEMZ;
  • Victor Kovshevniy, Director, Non-commercial partnership “National self regulating organization of ferrous and non-ferrous scrap and wastes processors and vehicle recyclers “RUSLOM.COM”;
  • Lev Liokumovich, Head of Legal Department, NLMK Group;
  • Aleksey Sergeev, Executive Director, National self regulating organization “Waste Paper Processors’ League”.

Hall: Dostoevsky.

4.5 — 14.09.2017
14:00-15:00
Legal Challenges in the 4th Industrial Revolution

Session is organised by the Global Shapers Community Kazan.

In the era of rapid technological changes, one of the main challenges In the Implementation of new technologies Is the Inflexibility and Inconsistency of the legislative framework. There are legal collisions (as In the case of unmanned vehicles) and a legal vacuum (e.g. crypto-currencies).

Taking into account the fact that the development of technologies is unlikely to stop, it can be concluded that in this situation those countries that will be able to adapt their legislative framework to any market demands will benefit.

Moderator: Aidar Sharifzyanov, Associate, Peramo Asset Management.

Participants: Members of Global Shapers Community (initiative of the World Economic Forum).

Hall: Napoleon.

5.1 — 15.09.2017
16:30-17:30
Wealth Planning and Inheritance: Looking at the Legal Issues

Issues to discuss:

  • What wealth planning and inheritance tools are most popular today?
  • Is setting up a trust or a private fund in a foreign jurisdiction a panacea?
  • Advantages and disadvantages of Russian and foreign institutions of wealth planning.
  • Inheritance law reform.
  • Prospects of asset structuring for the purposes of wealth planning in the Russian jurisdiction.
  • CFC rules and automatic data sharing with foreign tax authorities: risks, solutions and opportunities for Russian beneficiaries of foreign companies.

Moderator: Denis Arkhipov, Partner, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners.

Attendance confirmed:

  • Elena Andrianova, Managing Director, Head of Russia & CIS Practice, Rothschild Trust Group: Approach to estate planning issues. Will the posthumous estate be used that has been made possible in Russia?
  • Isabelle Ganz, Partner, QUORUS (Switzerland);
  • Sergey Kalinin, Head of Tax Practice, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners: CIC in the light of estate planning and inheritance;
  • Evgeny Petrov, Lecturer of the Russian School of Private Law (Ural affiliated branch), Research Centre of Private Law Under the Russian President;
  • Roustam Vakhitov, Managing partner, International Tax Associates (Netherlands);
  • Olga Voitovich, Deputy CEO for Legal Affairs, Member of the Management Board, Interros;
  • Izzy Walsh, Senior Associate, Dawson Cornell (London, UK): Estate planning and inheritance in England.

Hall: Tolstoy.

5.2 — 15.09.2017
14:00-15:00
Divorce: Business Realities and Problems Arising in the Division of Property

Issues to discuss:

  • Business assets in Russia and abroad: common or personal?
  • Efficient asset sharing practices.
  • Cross-border assets: convenient 'hubs’ and hidden pitfalls.
  • Division of property in Russian courts: latest trends and issues.
  • Foreign courts: specifics and risks.
  • Avoiding English jurisdiction when sending children accompanied by the spouse to school in the UK.

Moderator: Ivan Smirnov, Managing Partner (St. Petersburg), Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners.

Attendance confirmed:

  • Denis Arkhipov, Partner, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners;
  • Camilla Baldwin, Founding Partner, Camilla Baldwin (London, UK);
  • Evgeny Gurchenko, Senior Associate, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners;
  • Azat Hisamov, Judge of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Tatarstan;
  • Yuri Pustovit, Managing Partner, Advocates Bureau Yug;
  • Izzy Walsh, Senior Associate, Dawson Cornell (London,UK).

Hall: Tolstoy.

6.1 — 15.09.2017
14:00-15:00
Doing Business in Foreign Markets: Managing the Risks

Russian companies face significant risks when entering foreign markets, including potential legal pitfalls, difficulties in obtaining financing, and possible trade investigations. Such risks have largely closed off foreign markets for Russian companies. At the same time, a range of tools to eliminate the majority of such risks and facilitate operations of Russian companies abroad exit at the national level and at the level of regional trade associations. We look at some of the common mistakes made by unsuccessful Russian companies entering foreign markets, and consider the legal framework and prerequisites of their more successful colleagues. How can national and international authorities be of help?

Moderator: Evgeny Raschevsky, Partner, Head of International Arbitration and Litigation Practice, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners.

Attendance confirmed:

  • Ritu Bhalla, Senior Litigation Partner, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co, (New Delhi, India);
  • Armstrong Chen, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons (Beijing, China);
  • Sergey Chernyshev, Assistant Member of the Board (Minister) for Trade of the Eurasian Economic Commission;
  • Ulf Hardeman, Partner, Delphi Law Office; 
  • Igor Krasnov, Senior Vice-President, Head of Legal Department, Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank);
  • Ade Saptomo, Dean, Faculty of Law, Pancasila University (Jakarta, Indonesia);
  • Vladimir Talanov, Senior Associate, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners.

Hall: Pushkin 1.

6.2 — 15.09.2017
12:00-13:00
Protecting the Rights of Business: Past, Present and Future

The panel is organized by The Presidential Commissioner for Entrepreneurs’ Rights and Business Against Corruption public centre.

Over the course of the last 10 we have seen an improvement in the business climate, which resulted in Russia’s steady rise to 40th place in the World Bank's Doing Business rankings. The Russian market remains one of the most promising in the global arena. However, business continues to face risks of raids, administrative pressure and criminal prosecution. How do businesses feel in the new economic reality? What needs to be changed for the claim "comfortable, profitable and secure" to apply to all Russian businesses?

Moderator: Andrey Nazarov, Co-Chairman of All-Russian public organization Delovaya Rossiya, Public ombudsman for defense of entrepreneurial rights against illegal criminal prosecution

Attendance confirmed:

  • Victoria Burkovskaya, Partner, Head of White Collar Crime Practice, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners;
  • Vladislav Grib, Head of the Commission on Public Control, Public Expert Examination, and Cooperation with Public Councils of the Civil Chamber of the Russian Federation;
  • Vladimir Gruzdev, Chairman of the Board, Association of Lawyers of Russia;
  • Alexander Moskovkin, Head of Website Legal Section, Russian Gazette;
  • Timur Nagumanov, Commissioner for the Protection of Entrepreneurs’ Rights for the President of the Republic of Tatarstan;
  • Petr Sich, Head of the Council of Europe Programme Office in the Russian Federation;
  • Georg Stawa, President of the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice, Council of Europe (Vienna, Austria);
  • Boris Titov, Presidential Commissioner for Entrepreneurs’ Rights.

Hall: Pushkin 2.

6.3 — 15.09.2017
15:10-16:10
New Risks for Business Managers and Owners in Light of Legislation on Liability

In recent years, the policy of increased criminal liability for business has been consistently implemented through legislation and in practice. There has been a significant increase in the number of cases of recovery of damages for making incorrect business decisions from managers, members of collegial management bodies and controlling officers. In addition, prosecution and fiscal instruments are increasingly used to influence corporate relations and to hold the management criminally liable. We will look into the key trends:

  • typical grounds for liablity, managerial errors and how to avoid them;
  • specific evidence in cases of recovery of damages from corporate bodies;
  • enforceability of judicial decisions;
  • specific features of the mechanism manager accountability liable in foreign legal orders and the role of international cooperation;
  • trends for holding managers administratively liable and criminally liable in the conduct of business or its sale;
  • risks for managers and owners in case of the company insolvency.

Moderator: Valery Eremenko, Partner, Co-Head of Litigation Practice, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners.

Attendance confirmed:

  • Victoria Burkovskaya, Partner, Head of White Collar Crime Practice, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners;
  • Andrey Nazarov, Co-Chairman of All-Russian public organization Delovaya Rossiya, Public ombudsman for defense of entrepreneurial rights against illegal criminal prosecution;
  • Olga Savina, Vice-President of Legal affairs, Engeocom;
  • Vladimir Varnakov, Legal Director, GAZ Group;
  • Alexey Yukhnin, Project Head of "Unified Federal Register" (Interfax).

Hall: Pushkin 2.

6.4 — 14.09.2017
17:40-18:40
Compliance Program as an International Risk Management Tool

Doing business abroad, working with leading global companies and obtaining financing from international banks requires companies from the CIS region to strictly adhere to the ethical standards under international law, exercise strong control over counterparties and investment projects, implement programs to counter financial crime and prevent money laundering. Compliance has become the personal responsibility of the company’s management, as the regulatory requirements of the key markets compelled them to make sure companies are operating legitimately by way of implementing secure control systems. To reduce risks and ensure sustainable business development, a growing number of companies give trainings and implement compliance procedures. New compliance standard ISO 19600:2014 opens up opportunities for company certification, aiming to increase the level of trust of foreign counterparties and institutions. Do such instruments help to mitigate risks perceived by the foreign counterparties? How to become ‘one of them?’ How is the regulatory environment developing in Russia, and what do Russian companies need to do to keep up in the global markets?

Moderators:

  • Ekaterina Pustovalova, ICA Regional Director (Russia and CIS); CEO, ICS; FICA;
  • Andrew Mac, Managing Partner, EPAM USA PLLC, USA.

Attendance confirmed:

  • Diana Vinokurova, Legal Director, Carrier Commercial Refrigeration Russia;
  • Lenar Zayalov, Head of Compliance control department, Fortum;
  • Raphael Zokhrabyan, Legal Director, Saint Gobain (Russia).

Hall: Pushkin 1.

6.5 — 15.09.2017
16:30-17:30
Law & Geopolitics: Legal Aspects of Doing Business Between Russia and the West

In the current geopolitical situation, international companies in Russia are caught between a rock and a hard place: complying with sanctions and pursuing business interests in the region. Russian companies in the West are increasingly facing hostility. What are the consequences of the extended US sanctions? What is the effect on U.S. and European companies doing business in Russia? What legal precedent exists on sanctions and is there any way of challenging them? How are Russian companies doing business abroad today? Are there any specific legal issues that should be addressed by Russian HNWI's with investments abroad?

Moderators:

  • Andrew Mac, Partner, EPAM USA PLLC;
  • Ambassador James Warlick, Partner, EPAM USA PLLC.

Attendance confirmed:

  • Dr. Anna Bradshaw, Of Counsel, Peters & Peters (Lonodn, UK);
  • Babak Hoghooghi, Partner, Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe (Washington, USA);
  • Per Magnusson, Senior partner, Co-Founder, Magnusson (Stockholm, Sweden);
  • Dr. Christian Schmies, Partner, Hengeler Mueller (Frankfurt Am Main, Germany);
  • Maxim Voltchenko, Special Counsel, Duane Morris (Filadelphia, USA);
  • Evgeny Zhilin, Managing Partner, QUORUS.

Hall: Pushkin 2.

7.1 — 14.09.2017
14:00-15:00
Intellectual Property Rights Disputes: Trends and Case Studies

The Court of Intellectual Property Rights was set up four years ago, as demand for specialized IP protection increased. What has changed over since then? Undoubtedly, the work of this Court has contributed to improvements in the complex field of IP regulation in Russia. However, a number of key problems lingers. This includes problems such as the determination of the fair amount of compensation for violation of IP rights. Patent disputes are often characterized by the procedural needs to appoint experts. In fact, unlike specialized courts in some jurisdictions, the panel of the Court of IP Rights SIP consists of lawyers, who generally do not have additional non-humanitarian degrees. Protection of copyrights needs to effectively deal with online violations and the accountability of information sources and information intermediaries.

Moderator: Pavel Sadovsky, Head of Intellectual Property / TMT Practice, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners.

Attendance confirmed:

  • Leonid Baryshev, Owner, General Director, Essen Production;
  • Darya Ermolina, Expert of ICC Russia Commission on Intellectual Property, Russian National Committee of International Chamber of Commerce – ICC Russia;
  • Konstantin Mamilov, Chief Legal Officer, Kalashnikov Group;
  • Galina Razumova, Head of the Chamber for Patent Disputes, Federal Institute of Industrial Property (FIPS);
  • Maxim Voltchenko, Special Counsel, Duane Morris (Philadelphia, USA);
  • Roman Zakharov, Head of Department of Trademarks Registration and Industrial Design, Federal Institute of Industrial Property (FIPS).

Hall: Tolstoy.

7.2.1 — 14.09.2017
16:30-17:30
Legislative Regulation of the Digital Economy. Blockchain. Internet of Things (Part 1)

The five most valuable companies in the world are all in the tech sector. It is said that “data is the new oil”. Russia intends to invest RUR 100 billion a year under a federal target program to develop the tech sector, whilst the total value of the “leap into the digital future” in Russia is estimated to yield to circa RUR 185 trillion over the next seven years.  Digital market regulation is a fairly novel area that often requires a new approach to legislation. Various bills on internet aggregators, VPN, big data, etc. often draw criticism from the market players. Other bills, for example on drones, are welcomed, but their passing is postponed. What regulation is required in the digital sphere, and how does one strike a balance between government, private and public interests?

Moderators:

  • Helen Avakyan, COO, Non-commercial Partnership for Advancement of Corporate law;
  • Ayrat Farrakhov, Deputy of the State Duma.

Attendance confirmed:

  • Maksim Bashkatov, Lead Researcher, Higher School of Economics — Skolkovo Institute for Law and Development;
  • Roman Fomin, Senior Managing Director of Legal Support Department, Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank);
  • Alevtina Kamelkova, Member of the working group upon FinTech, Digital Economy of the Russian Federation program, Skolkovo Foundation;
  • Dmitry Pentsov, Partner, Froriep (Geneva, Switzerland);
  • Maxim Voltchenko, Special Counsel, Duane Morris (Filadelphia, USA).

Hall: Pushkin 2.

7.2.2 — 14.09.2017
17:40-18:40
Legislative Regulation of the Digital Economy. Blockchain. Internet of Things (Part 2)

Attendance confirmed:

  • Nikolay Averchenko, Senior Vice President for Legal and Administrative Affairs, The Skolkovo Foundation;
  • Igor Glinka, Head of Legal Support Department, Research Institute Voskhod;
  • Ruslan Ibragimov, Member of the Management Board, Vice President for Corporate and Legal Affairs, Mobile Telesystems;
  • Iskender Nurbekov, Deputy Director for legal issues and initiatives, Internet Initiatives Development Fund;
  • Uliana Zinina, Corporate Affairs Director, Microsoft (Russia).

Hall: Pushkin 2.

8.1 — 14.09.2017
15:10-16:10
Technologies for Lawyers: Artificial Intelligence, Automated Project Management and "Uberisation" of Legal Services

Session partner: Thomson Reuters

Will artificial intelligence change the existing state of play in the legal sphere? Will cognitive calculus and predictive analysis be the next most used phrases among the new generation of lawyers? How can artificial intelligence and existing technologies help lawyers improve work processes, cut costs and achieve better results for their clients? We will discuss how individual technological tools can effectively and cost-effectively give "big answers" to "big questions".

Moderator: Holger Zscheyge, General Director, Infotropic Media.

Attendance confirmed:

  • Nikolay Averchenko, Senior Vice President for Legal and Administrative Affairs, The Skolkovo Foundation
  • Damir Galiev, Head of Innovations, AK BARS Bank;
  • Klaus Pfeifer, Head of Russia / CIS, Thomson Reuters;
  • Artem Podshibyakin, Head of Legal Department, Inditex Russia;
  • Alexander Sarapin, Chief Executive Officer, Pravo.ru;
  • Alexander Smirnov, Head of Legal, Moscow Exchange.

Hall: Pushkin 2.

8.2 — 15.09.2017
17:40-18:40
De-stressing Lawyers: From Yoga to Extreme Sports – Looking for Work-Life Balance

Session Partner: The Paragraph Magazine.

A lawyer’s life is full of stress - endless responsibilities, the need to multitask, demanding deadlines... As a result, one often ends up professionally burnt out and incapable on focusing on work. Work-life balance? - Never heard of it! Yet, there are those who manage to break free from the rat race to find that much needed equilibrium. What’s their secret? A passion for scuba diving? Yoga? Extreme sports? We let them share their tips on how to find something that rejuvenates and re-energises you.

Moderator: Olga Demidova, Founder, General Director of The Paragraph Magazine.

Attendance confirmed:

  • Uliana Antonova, Vice-President of Legal and Lease affairs, KARO Film Management;
  • Yulia Filippova, Executive Legal Director, Avon Russia;
  • Ekaterina Lobacheva, General Counsel, X5 Retail Group;
  • Ilya Nikiforov, Managing Patner, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners;
  • Lenar Rakhmanov, General Counsel, UGMK Holdings, Board Member, Aeroexpress;
  • Alexander Smirnov, Head of Legal, Moscow Exchange.

Hall: Tolstoy.

8.3 — 14.09.2017
15:10-16:10
Managing a Team of Lawyers

Good lawyers are intellectuals, who know what they want from life in general and from employers in particular. They prefer to align working conditions with their life, rather than vice versa, but are still ready to work “from dawn til dusk”, for the right remuneration package. What should it be? High salaries or non-material perks? Heads of legal departments and law firms are increasingly faced with the fact that non-material motivation is efficient: making the world a better place and pro bono work, open door policy, a well-developed corporate culture, investment in education and so forth. But business is still business: financial KPIs are still on the table and there is a limit to administrative budgets. Well-known in-house lawyers, law firm managing partners, headhunters and HR consultants discuss how to get lawyers to perform super-feats and remain loyal through a skillful combination of sticks and carrots.

Moderator: Igor Brailovskiy, Consultant on Organizational Consulting and Interaction Strategy, Business Coach.

Attendance confirmed:

  • Dmitry Dyakin, Partner, Co-Head of Litigation Practice Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners;
  • Ruslan Ibragimov, Member of the Management Board, Vice President for Corporate and Legal Affairs, Mobile Telesystems;
  • Ekaterina Lobacheva, General Counsel, X5 Retail Group;
  • Per Magnusson, Senior partner, Co-Founder, Magnusson (Stockholm, Sweden);
  • Natalia Okuneva, Head of Legal Department, UnlCredit Bank;
  • Roman Rogalev, Director, Legal Affairs, Roust.

Hall: Tolstoy.

Workshop
14.09.2017
14:30-15:00
Realities of Trade Wars: Anti-Dumping Investigations in EAEU and in Foreign Jurisdictions

Five years of Russia's membership in the World Trade Organization have shown that trade defence instruments remain one of the most widely applied and long-term mechanism for protecting the domestic market from foreign competition. The Eurasian Economic Commission is also actively holding negotiations initiated by the Eurasian companies. How could one minimize the risks of possible trade negotiations against your product in a foreign jurisdiction? What are the peculiarities of the application of trade defence instruments in EU and USA? How could one achieve maximum in a trade investigation, and how should one build up the best strategy of participation in a trade investigation?

Workshop Lecturers:

  • Nikolay Mizuln, Partner, Mayer Brown (Brussels, Belgiom);
  • Vladimir Talanov, Senior Associate, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners.

Hall: Dostoevsky.

Satellite Event
14.09.2017 10:00-11:30
Roundtable Session: Is legal Education in Line with the Demands of Corporate Legal Departments and Law Firms

Russian universities provide their students with a solid academic foundation, but for a successful career, future graduates will also require highly practical and soft skills: time management, emotional intelligence, and the ability to work in a team. Without these, not only do graduates lose out, so too do companies, who are forced to spend time and resources training new employees. The same situation is also apparent in the legal world. Some universities are organising short-term internships for their students in law firms and corporate legal departments, as well as master classes led by practitioners, but employers are not always eager to participate in such initiatives. Why is this the case, and how can legal employers and higher education institutions in the sector find a common language? How can legal education be made practical, and the lawyers of the future prepared for adult working life during their time as students? As part of this dialogue between employers and educators, we will examine case studies of successful collaboration and bold new ideas.

Moderators:

  • Andrey Mikhaylov, PhD, Acing Chair of Enterprenerial and Energy Law Department, the Faculty of Law, Kazan Federal University;
  • Alexander Molotnikov, PhD, Associate professor, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Law faculty, Chairman of the Board, Russia-China Law Society.

Welcome Speech: Liliya Bakulina, Dean of the Faculty of Law, Kazan Federal University.

Attendance confirmed:

  • Kamil Arslanov, Chair of Civil Law Department, Faculty of Law, Kazan Federal University;
  • Olga Cheparina, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Law, Kazan Federal University;
  • Artem Karapetov, Director of Legal Institute "M-LOGOS";
  • Albert Latypov, Head of Legal Department, TAIF;
  • Alexander Mandzhiev, Counsel, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners;
  • Iskender Nurbekov, Deputy Director for legal issues and initiatives, Internet Initiatives Development Fund;
  • Evgeny Raschevsky, Partner, Head of International Arbitration and Litigation Practice, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners;
  • Ilsur Salikhov, Chair of Professional Monitoring and Career Advancement Program, Kazan Federal University;
  • Roza Sitdikova, Doctor of Laws, Professor of Enterprenerial and Energy Law Department, the Faculty of Law, Kazan Federal University;
  • Aydar Sultanov, Head of Legal Department, Nizhnekamskneftekhim;
  • Raphael Zokhrabyan, Legal Director, Saint Gobain (Russia);
  • Holger Zscheyge, General Director, Infotropic Media.

Held at the Library of Kazan Federal University, 35 Kremlevskaya str.

Satellite Event
14.09.2017 12:00-14:00
Roundtable Held by Russian Arbitration Association 40: Gathering Evidence for Foreign Trials

Sponsored by: KPMG.

As every trial lawyer knows, the outcome of a case depends largely on a properly gathered and structured evidentiary base. While the majority of lawyers are familiar with gathering and examining evidence as part of legal proceedings within Russia, however, the process of forming an evidentiary base for a foreign trial, be it international arbitration or a court abroad, often raises questions for many. What is the proper way to collect and present documents, what actions should be anticipated from the opposing side, how should witnesses be prepared for cross-examination, and how should experts be chosen?

Questions for discussion:

  1. What are the most important things to know about the disclosure process in international arbitration?
  2. The significance of documentary evidence in the civil law system and of testimony in common law countries.
  3. Preparing witnesses for cross-examination.
  4. Selecting and instructing experts.

Moderator:

  • Olga Tsvetkova, Senior Associate of International Arbitration and Litigation Practice, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, co-chair of RAA40.

Attendance confirmed:

  • Sergey Alekhin, Associate, Willkie Farr & Gallagher (Paris, France);
  • Maria Gritsenko, Counsel, Bryan Cave (London, UK)
  • Egor Misyura, Director of Forensic department, KPMG in Russia & CIS;
  • Polina Permyakova, Counsil, Delphi (Stockholm, Sweden);
  • Evgeny Raschevsky, Partner, Head of International Arbitration and Litigation Practice, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners.

Held at Korston Royal Hotel conference center, Dostoevsky Hall.

Satellite Event
14.09.2017
11:00-13:00
Roundtable Held by the FAS Russia Training Centre and Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners: Antimonopoly Compliance: in Theory and in Practice

Competition regulation is being actively developed in Russia, with the next stage in its evolution set to be marked by the strengthening of the institution of competition law compliance at the legislative level. The main challenge in antimonopoly compliance is to create a system of corporate measures aimed at minimising competition risks. Competition law compliance systems are being implemented by the major companies doing business in Russia and proving their effectiveness in corporate management structures.

In this master class, lawyers from the Firm, together with representatives from Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) and the business world, will discuss the importance of competition law compliance as an effective system for anticipating competition risks, as well as the procedure for creating and implementing it, in the form of a number of speaker presentations on best business practice. They will also consider the importance of legislative initiatives undertaken by FAS to promote the implementation of competition law compliance within the country.

Moderators:

  • Denis Gavrilov - PhD in Law, Counsel, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, Deputy Head of Competition Law Department of Kutafin Moscow State Law University;
  • Lenar Shaffigulin -Head of FAS Russia Training Centre (Kazan).

Attendance confirmed:

  • Sergey Alekseev, Commercial Law and Judicial Practice Director, JSC Baltika Breweries;
  • Anzhela Korzhevskaya, Compliance Director, Corporate Secretary, FESCO;
  • Tatiana Kulyabina, Legal Director for Eurasian Zone, Sanofi;
  • Andrey Tenishev, Head of the Anti-Cartel Directorate, FAS Russia;
  • Mariya Tyunyaeva, Manager on supply contracts legal support, M.video Management legal department;
  • Alexander Sokolov, Director of Competition Policy Department, State Company “Russian highways”(Avtodor);
  • Evgeniya Vetoshnikova, Head of Legal Department, Sony Electronics;
  • Svetlana Zinovieva, Adviser to Director General, JSC Freight One.

Held at Korston Royal Hotel conference center, Tolstoy Hall. 

Satellite Event
14.09.2017
11:45-13:00
Workshop for Senior Year Students of the Kazan Federal University Faculty of Law (Team Play): Negotiating the Deal

Host: Alexander Mandzhiev, Counsel, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners.

Jury:

  • Albert Latypov, Head of Legal Department, TAIF;
  • Andrey Mikhaylov, PhD, Acing Chair of Enterprenerial and Energy Law Department, the Faculty of Law, Kazan Federal University.

Held at the Law School of Kazan Federal University, 18 Kremlevskaya str.

Satellite Event
15.09.2017
12:00-13:00
Roundtable by The Association of Lawyers of Russia: Models for Professional Legal Associations. Russia and Indonesia

Attendance confirmed:

  • Liliya Bakulina, Deputy of the City Duma of Kazan, Dean of the Faculty of Law, Kazan Federal University;
  • Victor Demidov, Head of the Office of the Ministry of Justice in the Republic of Tatarstan;
  • Lyudmila Dmitrievskaya, The Chair of the Bureau of the Bar Association of the Republic of Tatarstan, President of the the Chamber of Advocates of the Republic of Tatarstan;
  • llnar Girfanov, Chairman of the Tatar Regional Office of the Association of Lawyers of Russia;
  • Igor Manylov, Executive Secretary of the Association of Lawyers of Russia General Committee;
  • Sergey Shakhray, Vice-Rector of the Lomonosov Moscow State University, Chair of the Central Commission for Supervision and Pursuance of the Association of Lawyers of Russia.

The representatives of the Association of Indonesia Lawyers take part in this roundtable.

Satellite Event
14.09.2017
19:00-20:00
Business Against Corruption Public Centre’s Open Section

Attendance confirmed:

  • Victoria Burkovskaya, Partner, Head of White Collar Crime Practice, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners;
  • Vladimir Gruzdev, Chairman of the Board, Association of Lawyers of Russia;
  • Timur Nagumanov, Commissioner for the Protection of Entrepreneurs’ Rights for the President of the Republic of Tatarstan;
  • Andrey Nazarov, Co-Chairman of All-Russian public organization Delovaya Rossiya, Public ombudsman for defense of entrepreneurial rights against illegal criminal prosecution;
  • Andrey Porfiriev, Co-Chair of the Business Against Corruption public centre, Partner, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners;
  • Sergey Taut, Head of the Secretariat, Member of the Community Board of Business Against Corruption public centre
  • Boris Titov, Presidential Commissioner for Entrepreneurs’ Rights.

Business Against Corruption public centre

The first public-and-state organization in Russia that handles appeals on the facts of raidership and corruption from entrepreneurs. The Centre started its operation in 2011. It was established by the government edict of the Russian Federation with the support of business association “Business Russia”. Today the Center is a reputable expert platform under auspice of The Presidential Commissioner for Entrepreneurs’ Rights and it plays a pivotal role by analyzing the appeals of Russian businessmen and uncovering the facts of violations of their rights and legitimate interests.

Korston Royal Conference Center, Dostoevsky Hall.