Agenda

15 September 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 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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

12:00-13:00
Satellite Event. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

  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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

20:00 - 23:00
Gala Dinner in the Kazan City Hall

The second day of Kazan Legal will end with the Gala Dinner in the Kazan City Hall. Former Hall of the Nobility, this grand mansion in the heart of Kazan now hosts all the high level receptions and official sessions of the region. The program for the night involves a key note speech, delicious buffet and entertainment.

Kazan City Hall, 23 Karla Marksa str.
By invitation only.
Transfer wil be provided from Korston Royal Hotel.