14-18 May 2019, St. Petersburg
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners attending the IX St. Petersburg International Legal Forum

On May 14-18, 2019, St Petersburg is hosting the IX St. Petersburg International Legal Forum. Partners and attorneys of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners are to moderate and speak at the business sessions of the Forum and its satellite events. The Firm is also to host an evening reception at the SPILF’s Legal Street.

The St. Petersburg International Legal Forum (SPILF) is a unique international event bringing together the leading legal experts. Since its founding in 2011, the Forum has reaffirmed its reputation as a symposium for the discussion of topical issues faced by the modern international legal community and draws attendees from dozens of countries.

The business agenda of SPILF 2019 offers an unprecedented number of discussion sessions, business breakfasts and auxiliary events while offering world-class speakers and stimulating discussions. Partners and counsels at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners are to speak at twelve events of the main program and at three satellite discussions.

On Wednesday, May 15, Counsel at the Firm, Executive Director at the Non-Profit Partnership for the Advancement of Corporate Law and member of the Federal Bar Council, Helen Avakyan, is to speak at the session Right on Information Distribution: Public vs Private (read more), and on Thursday, May 16, she is to attend the round-table discussion IP Turnover: from Analog to Digital (read more). Helen Avakyan will also hold a master class Electronic Justice – Issues of Transition to the Digital Era under the X Youth Legal Forum (read more), which is sponsored by the Firm. Attorneys of the Firm’s St Petersburg office Egor Podnosov and Svetlana Zheludkova will host a master class Search at the Company: What Should a Future Attorney Know.

Partner Dmitry Stepanov is to speak at the session Reasonableness as a Principle of Civil Law, which will address key issues of understanding and applying of the “reasonableness” category and is scheduled on Wednesday 15 May. Read more. Dmitry Stepanov is also to speak at the discussion session Preferential Regimes: Division in the Conditions of Unification, which is to be hosted on 17 May. Read more.

Partner and Head of M&A and Corporate Arkady Krasnikhin is to speak on Wednesday, May 15, at the session Insurance of the Liability of Members of the Management Bodies of Legal Entities: Is the Protection Real and Is There an Alternative? Read more.

Head of Intellectual Property and TMT Pavel Sadovsky is to attend the session Intellectual Property in Pharmaceutics. Balance Between Private and Public Interests on Friday, 17 May, and to cover the strategy and tactics of dealing with disputes over violations of exclusive rights in the pharma industry. Read more.

Antimonopoly experts from Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners are to speak at the sessions with the track Antimonopoly Regulation. Tax and Customs Regulation. Public Procurement. Partner Anna Numerova is to speak at the plenary session under the FAS of Russia auspices Digital Economy – New Challenges, New Solutions on Thursday, May 16 (read more). Partner Evgeny Bolshakov, Partner and Head of WCC Practice Victoria Burkovskaya and Counsel Helen Avakyan are to attend the discussion Digital Cartels as a Challenge for Antitrust Regulation, which is also to be held on May 16 (read more). Antimonopoly Counsel Denis Gavrilov is among those to speak at the session Intellectual Property and Antimonopoly Regulation, which is scheduled on Friday, May 17 (read more).

On Wednesday, May 15 Forbes magazine is to host the business breakfast Decriminalization of Commercial Disputes: How Long Must Business Stay Under the Threat of Criminal Persecution?. Partner Victoria Burkovskaya, who heads the WCC practice, will be the key speaker at this event. Read more.

Victoria Burkovskaya will additionally moderate the business breakfast Disputes and Settlement Agreements with the State, which Kommersant Publishing House is to host with support from Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners on May 16. Partner Anna Numerova is among the speakers at this event. Read more. business breakfast The Most Significant Litigation Cases – 2018-2019, which is to be held on Thursday, May 16, will be moderated by Partner and Co-Head of Litigation Practice Dmitry DyakinRead more.

Dmitry Dyakin is also attending the VI All-Russian Alternative Dispute Resolution Forum to be held on Friday, May 17.  The event has been dedicated to the memory of the well-respected Professor Valery Musin. Dmitry is to make a welcome speech at the plenary session of this event and to co-moderate the discussion New Arbitration Architecture and Arbitration Community Consolidation, whose attendees are to discuss the reality of launching and operating the Russian branches of arbitration centers (read more).

Senior Litigation Associate of the Firm’s St Petersburg Office, Evgeny Gurchenko, is also to speak on May 16, at Vedomosti business breakfast Bankrupt 2025: an Extinct Fossil?Read more.

On Friday, May 17, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners and Kommersant St. Petersburg are to host the business lunch Business Risks in the Context of Management Liability. The event is to be moderated by Ivan Smirnov, the Managing Partner of the Firm’s St Petersburg Office, and Senior Associate Evgeny Gurchenko is among the speakers. Read more.

On Tuesday, May 14, the Association of Antitrust Experts is to host its by now traditional round table. The first part of the event is to address the topical issues of the antitrust and tariff regulation enforcement, and the second part will be a practical game Consideration of an Unfair Competition Dispute. Partner Anna Numerova, Counsels Maria Kobanenko, Alexey Rodionov and Senior Associate Daria Sergeeva from the St Petersburg office are among the speakers and moderators. Read more.

The world café interactive discussion East-West. Russian Disputes Abroad – Key Trends is to be held on Wednesday, May 15 with support from the Firm. Partner and Head of International Arbitration Evgeny Raschevsky, is to moderate the discussion Strategic Considerations in Russian Dispute Resolution: What do Russian Parties Prefer? and to cover the results of a study into the experience of Russian market players and attitude to cross-border dispute resolution – a study which was jointly conducted by the Firm with in 2018. Counsel Olga Tsvetkova is to make a welcome speech.

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners is hosting its evening reception at the Legal Street on Thursday 16. The guests of the Firm’s party, which in keeping with tradition will certainly be a most stylish affair, will be the first ones to enjoy MA restaurant and to see the performance of a foreign Eurovision national selection winner.

The St. Petersburg International Legal Forum was established in 2011 by the Ministry of Justice and is supported by the President of the Russian Federation. The Forum’s key mission is to promote ideas of legal modernization amid current global changes.

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