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SPILF Digest


St. Petersburg International Legal Forum Digest is an online platform for information and feedback on the Forum and the changes in the legal field we can observe, law initiatives implementation and legal market development. These events are reflected both in the programme of the Forum and on the pages of our digest which allows carrying on a dialogue with everyone interested in the Forum on the issues that are significant for Russian and international legal community.

In our digest you will find:

  • Interviews with organizers and speakers of the Forum related to the most important developments in the Russian and international legal environment which will become the key topics to discuss at the St. Petersburg International Legal Forum;
  • Exclusive data and interviews with industry experts on the topics of the Forum touching on regulatory developments in various economic sectors;
  • Unique articles by international experts on legal market development, law firm management, legal departments’ effectiveness and innovations in legal business;
  • News and announcements on the St. Petersburg International Legal Forum and other relevant events for legal community.

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of April 26, 2017

Digest 69

St. Petersburg, former capital of the Russian Empire, is one of the most beautiful cities of Russia and Europe and the biggest northern city in the world. In this issue information on VII SPBILF Sightseeing Tours, as well as the “Invitation from Moderators” column.

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of April 19, 2017

Digest 68

The new SPBILF project, Legal Forum Live, is a series of live on-line broadcasts of a number of Forum's sessions. In this issue information on how to join to the Legal Forum Live 2017 project, a unique opportunity to propose the issues related to the arbitration reform, as well as the “Invitation from Moderators” column.

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of April 12, 2017

Digest 67

Breathtaking Cultural Programme is a hallmark of the Forum! In this issue of the Digest information on the welcome night, some top tips by SPBILF’s team for legal firms that don’t have their own in-house marketing consultant or a PR expert, as well as a new column “Invitation from Moderators”.

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of April 5, 2017

Digest 66

Welcome to the rejuvenated St. Petersburg International Legal Forum Digest! In the sixty sixth issue of the Digest: News of the Forum, information on the Premiere International Insolvency Forum, conference ahead of the VII SPBILF and instruction on how to become a SPBILF Partner.

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of January 18, 2017

Digest 65

In the sixty fifth issue of the Digest: News on the VII SPBILF preparation, tentative LF Academy conferences pipeline and videos of the LF conferences 2016.

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of December 28, 2016

Digest 64

2016 was a remarkable year in the history of the St. Petersburg International Legal Forum – LF Academy project launch, conference series, Legal Forum Live project. Prior to the winter holidays the partners and participants of Forum congratulate colleagues!

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of December 14, 2016

Digest 63

In the sixty third issue of the Digest: News of the Forum, Partnership within the SPBILF, as well as an opportunity to address your questions to the government regulators directly.

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of December 1, 2016

Digest 62

In the sixty second issue of the Digest: Something special for you on a Lawyer’s Day – Certificates for Participation in SPBILF, as well as highlights of the conference Art Market Regulation.

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of November 16, 2016

Digest 61

In the sixty first issue of the Digest: new Conditions of participation in the Forum, invitation for the Conference “Art Market Regulation” and Business Breakfast “New Arbitration”, as well as the highlights of the Legal Forum Live 2016.

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of November 2, 2016

Digest 60

In the sixtieth issue of the Digest: news of the SPBILF conferences, as well as the highlights of the Legal Forum Live 2016.

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of October 19, 2016

Digest 59

In the fifty ninth issue of the Digest: news of the SPBILF conferences, as well as the highlights of the Legal Forum Live 2016.

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of October 5, 2016

Digest 58

In the fifty eights issue of the Digest: invitation for the Conference “Russia and China: Partners in Law”, news of the VII SPBILF, as well as the highlights of the Legal Forum Live 2016.

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of September 21, 2016

Digest 57

In the fifty seventh issue of the Digest: news of the VII SPBILF, highlights of the Legal Forum Live 2016, as well as the information on upcoming LF Academy Conferences.

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of September 7, 2016

Digest 56

In the fifty sixth issue of the Digest: news of the SPBILF, as well as news of our new project LF Academy.

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of July 20, 2016

Digest 55

In the fifty fifth issue of the Digest: news of the SPBILF, as well as news of our new project LF Academy.

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of July 6, 2016

Digest 54

In the fifty fourth issue of the Digest: news of the St. Petersburg International Legal Forum, as well as presentation of the results of the roundtables of the VI SPBILF at the 25th International Financial Congress: The Future of Financial Markets.

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of June 22, 2016

Digest 53

In the fifty third issue of the Digest: highlights of the VI St. Petersburg International Legal Forum, Minister of Justice Alexander Konovalov as a moderator of a SPIEF’s panel session “The Changing Nature of International Investment Arbitration”.

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of June 8, 2016

Digest 52

In the fifty second issue of the Digest: highlights of the VI St. Petersburg International Legal Forum

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of May 26, 2016

Digest 51

In the fifty first issue of the Digest: highlights of the VI St. Petersburg International Legal Forum, as well as the information on our project LF Academy.

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of May 11, 2016

Digest 50

In the fiftieth issue of the Digest: the interviews with moderators of the VI SPBILF discussion sessions, as well as the interview with V SPBILF’s participant Aleksandr Fedortsov, President, Court of the Eurasian Economic Union.

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of May 04, 2016

Digest 49

In the forty ninth issue of the Digest: the interviews with moderators of the VI SPBILF discussion sessions, as well as the interview with V SPBILF’s participant Marina Gassiy, Legal Support Director of the SUE Vodokanal of St. Petersburg.

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of April 27, 2016

Digest 48

In the forty eighth issue of the Digest: more about Legal Street Evening, the interviews with moderators of the VI SPBILF discussion sessions, as well as the interview with V SPBILF’s participant Konstantin Dobrynin, Deputy Chairman, Federation Council Committee of Constitutional Legislation and State-Building, Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.

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of April 20, 2016

Digest 47

In the forty seventh issue of the Digest: Law Students Essays Contest of the Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation, the interviews with moderators of the VI SPBILF discussion sessions, as well as the interview with V SPBILF’s participant Gaston Douajni Kenfack, Director of Legislation, Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Cameroon.

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of April 06, 2016

Digest 46

In the forty sixth issue of the Digest: Cultural programme of the VI SPBILF, how can your participation at the Forum bring the biggest benefits for your company, the interview with moderator of the discussion session of the Forum-2016, as well as the interview with V SPBILF’s participant Vasily Rudomino, Senior Partner of Law Firm "ALRUD".

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of March 23, 2016

Digest 45

In the forty fifth issue of the Digest: sightseeing tours of the VI St. Petersburg International Legal Forum, more about venue of the Forum 2016, as well as the interview with V SPBILF’s participant Bakhtiyar Tuzmukhamedov, Judge of Appeals Chamber of the International criminal tribunals for Rwanda and for the former Yugoslavia.

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of March 10, 2016

Digest 44

In the forty forth issue of the Digest: VI St. Petersburg International Legal Forum news, announcement of the Seminar of the European Centre for Legal Cooperation (CECJ), as well as the interview with V SPBILF’s participant Gideon Koren, Vice-President, ICOMOS.

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of February 24, 2016

Digest 43

In the forty third issue of the Digest: announcement of the conference “Sacred Space of the Museum. The Area of Culture”, highlights of the Guest Conference of the St. Petersburg International Legal Forum “Arbitration Reform. Next Steps?”, as well as the interview with V SPBILF’s participant Taliya Khabrieva, Director of the Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law under the Government of the Russian Federation.

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of February 10, 2016

Digest 42

In the forty second issue of the Digest: representatives of 22 states have already registered for the Forum, Legal Forum Live news, as well as the interview with V SPBILF’s participant Ludmila Novosiolova, Chairman of Intellectual Property Rights Court..

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of January 27, 2016

Digest 41

In the forty first issue of the Digest: information on the Guest Conference of the SPBILF “Arbitration Reform: Next Steps?” in Kaliningrad, as well as the interview with V SPBILF’s participant Igor Artemiev, Head of the Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation.

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of January 13, 2016

Digest 40

In the fortieth issue of the Digest: information on how to take part as a speaker of the VI SPBILF, announcement of the conference, as well as the interview with V SPBILF’s participant Renaud Sorieul, Secretary of United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL).

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of December 23, 2015

Digest 39

In the Holiday Edition Digest we are happy to highlight the results of the Forum jubilee year and invite you to enjoy sincere congratulations of our participants and partners!

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of December 9, 2015

Digest 38

In the thirty eight issue of the Digest: VI St. Petersburg International Legal Forum news, Pro Bono survey, as well as the interview with V SPBILF’s participant Miguel de Serpa Soares, Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and United Nations Legal Counsel.

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of November 25, 2015

Digest 37

In the thirty seventh issue of the Digest: news of the Forum 2016, the interview with V SPBILF’s participant Natalya Shatikhina, Managing Partner, CLC Law Firm, and we invite you to take part in a survey dedicated to influence of your hobby on the corporate brand reputation.

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of November 11, 2015

Digest 36

In the thirty sixth issue of the Digest: preliminary programme of the VI St. Petersburg International Legal Forum, the continuation of the article about the impact of corporate culture on LPM, as well as the interview with V SPBILF’s participant Christophe Bernasconi, Secretary General, Hague Conference on Private International Law.

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of October 28, 2015

Digest 35

In the thirty fifth issue of the Digest: news of the VI St. Petersburg International Legal Forum, article about the impact of corporate culture on LPM, as well as the interview with V SPBILF’s participant Berik Imashev, Minister of justice of the Republic of Kazakhstan

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of October 14, 2015

Digest 34

In the thirty third issue of the Digest: new SPBILF project, article on branding of law firm, as well as the interview with V SPBILF’s participant.

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of September 30, 2015

Digest 33

In the thirty third issue of the Digest: news on the VI SPBILF preparation, article of Ed Wesemann, as well as the interview with V SPBILF’s participant.

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of September 16, 2015

Digest 32

In the thirty second issue of the Digest: news on the VI SPBILF preparation, article of Ed Wesemann, as well as new column – interviews with V SPBILF’s participants.

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of September 2, 2015

Digest 31

In the thirty first issue of the Digest: presentation of the Forum’s video channel, as well as news on the VI SPBILF preparation.

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of July 15, 2015

Digest 30

In the thirties issue of the Digest: V SPBILF’s video and Forum in figures.

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of July 01, 2015

Digest 29

In the twenty nine issue of the Digest: Russia's Justice Minister Alexander Konovalov act as a moderator of a panel session titled "How Can Russian Jurisdiction Be Made More Comfortable for Business?" as part of the 19th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

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of June 17, 2015

Digest 28

In the twenty eight issue of the Digest: Forum’s news, the article by Gerry Riskin «Forget about revenue», as well as new article on the Suits series.

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of June 03, 2015

Digest 27

In twenty seventh issue of the Digest: highlights of the Forum 2015, photo and video of all the events of the anniversary Forum, as well as Forum’s newspaper Daily News.

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of May 20, 2015

Digest 26

In the twenty sixth issue of the Digest: useful information for the participants of the Forum and the interviews with moderators of the discussion sessions.

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of May 13, 2015

Digest 25/1

In the special issue of the Digest: moderators of the Forum’s panels tell us what determines the urgent character of the issues discussed at the roundtables, what are the main issues to be brought up for consideration and who are distinguished speakers who are going to give speeches at the roundtables.

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of May 06, 2015

Digest 25

In the twenty fifth issue of the Digest: announcement of the Legal Run charity event, the interviews with moderators of the discussion sessions, as well as the article about trends in fashion and style with a legal focus.

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of April 29, 2015

Digest 24/1

In the special issue of the Digest: moderators of the Forum’s panels tell us what determines the urgent character of the issues discussed at the roundtables, what are the main issues to be brought up for consideration and who are distinguished speakers who are going to give speeches at the roundtables.

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of April 22, 2015

Digest 24

In the twenty third issue of the Digest: «Legal Drink» evening, the interview with moderator of the discussion session, as well as the article by Gerry Riskin “Why and how law firms can and should consider the “product” approach”.

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of April 08, 2015

Digest 23

In the twenty third issue of the Digest: sightseeing tours of the anniversary Forum, interview with Glenn Kolleeny, moderator of the round table 3.2.Globalization of Pro Bono, as well as article dedicated to personalities, trends and events in fashion and style with a legal focus.

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of March 25, 2015

Digest 22

In the twenty second issue of the Digest: Cultural programme of the anniversary Forum, interview with Akira Kawamura, President of Japan Association of Arbitration, on expectations of the SPBILF , as well as announcement of the conference "Law and Information: the Questions of Theory and Practice".

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of March 11, 2015

Digest 21

In the twenty first issue of the Digest: the continuation of the article of Lesya Michailovskaya dedicated to series about the lawyers.

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of February 25, 2015

Digest 20

In the twentieth issue of the Digest: the article of Gerry Riskin dedicated to the difference between the generations of lawyers and announcement of the discussion session 7.1 “Joint Venturing with a Foreign Investor. How to Make a Partnership Work”.

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of February 11, 2015

Digest 19

In the nineteenth issue of the Digest: new column on personalities, trends and events in fashion and style with a legal focus and the V SPBILF news.

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of January 28, 2015

Digest 18

In the eighteenth issue of the Digest: introduction of the V St. Petersburg International Legal Forum participants as well as the continuation of the article of Ron Friedmann dedicated to innovative approaches towards project management in a law firm.

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of January 14, 2015

Digest 17

In the seventeenth issue of the Digest: overview of the preparations to the V St.Petersburg International Legal Forum and the article of Ron Friedmann dedicated to innovative approaches towards project management in a law firm.

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of December 22, 2014

Digest 16

In the sixteenth issue of the Digest: overview of the preparations to the anniversary V St. Petersburg International Legal Forum, interview with Andrew Shellutto about Forum rebranding and the article by Jim Calloway about the secrets of the XXI century legal firm management.

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of July 16, 2014

Digest 15

In the fifteenth issue: interview with Nikola Selakovi, Minister of Justice of Serbia; interviews on real estate in Germany and Great Britain

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of July 02, 2014

Digest 14

In the fourteenth issue: interview with Alexander Pakhomov, Member of the Management Board — Head of the Legal Affairs Unit of JSC “Inter RAO”, about the “Development of the System of Payment Guarantees at the Electric Power Markets: Russian and Foreign Experience” round table; highlights of the Forum 2014; Daily News magazine launched during the Forum.

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of June 11, 2014

Digest 13

In the thirteenth issue of Digest: updated information on the business and cultural programmes of the IV St. Petersburg International Legal Forum.

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of June 04, 2014

Digest 12

In the twelfth issue: interview with Evgeny Semenyako, President of the Federal Chamber of Lawyers, moderator of the “Legal Service Market. Locked and Free Markets: Pros and Contras” roundtable; interview with Alexander Pakhomov, Member of the Management Board — Head of the Legal Affairs Unit of JSC “Inter RAO”, about the “Development of the System of Payment Guarantees at the Electric Power Markets: Russian and Foreign Experience” round table.

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of May 21, 2014

Digest 11

In the eleventh issue: interview with Alevtina Kamelkova, Board Member of the RCCA, General Counsel for Russia and CIS of the merged Alcatel-Lucent group of companies, moderator of the “Compliance: Global Legal Tendencies and Perspectives” round table; interview with Irina Anyukhina, Partner, ALRUD, moderator of the “Employee in a Transnational Company. Hiring Foreign Personnel in the Context of Globalization” discussion session.

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of May 07, 2014

Digest 10

In the tenth issue: interview with Tsisana Shamlikashvili, President of the Scientific and Methodological Center for Mediation and Law, on the “Mediation: Modern Approaches to Dispute Resolution and Decision-making in the Context of Globalization” and “The Possibilities of Mediation in Family Relations and in Protecting of the Interests and Rights of Children” roundtables; interview with Svetlana Smirnova, Director of the Russian Federal Center of Forensic Expertise of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation, moderator of the “Competence and Certification in the Forensic Activities: International Approaches” roundtable.

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of April 23, 2014

Digest 09

In the ninth issue: interview with Andrey Popov, Director for legal and corporate affairs and property-related issues - Director of the Department for legal and corporate affairs of the State atomic energy corporation «Rosatom», Moderator of the “Risk Insurance of Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage” roundtable; interview with Alexandra Nesterenko, President of the Russian Corporate Counsel Association, Moderator of the «In-house Counsels: Where We are and What is Coming» roundtable.

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of April 09, 2014

Digest 08

In the eighth issue: satellite events of the SPILF 2014; article about “big data” and its impact on the work of lawyers.

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of March 26, 2014

Digest 07

In the seventh issue: announcement of the Conference “Novels in the legislation on State registration of estates in real property and notariat: trends in harmonization, prospects for development”; article by John Allison, founder of The Coach for Lawyers, LLC, trained professional coach, about moving from private practice to an in-house position.

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06 of March 12, 2014

Digest

In the sixth issue: the interview with Marina Gassiy, Judicial Support Director of SUE „Vodokanal of St. Petersburg”, Honoured lawyer of the Russian Federation, dedicated to the roundtable organized on behalf of the of SUE „Vodokanal of St. Petersburg” at the IV Forum.

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of February 26, 2014

Digest 05

In the fifth issue: interview with Ludmila Novoselova, Chairman of the Intellectual Property Rights Court, on the Intellectual Property Rights Court; article on the emotional intelligence for lawyers; article on the lawyers who became Olympic medalists and legends in the history of the Olympic Games.

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of February 12, 2014

Digest 04

In the fourth issue: tips on your business development plan by Mike O’Horo, expert in legal sales and marketing; article by Lynn Foley, legal marketing and professional services consultant, on how to get your marketing budget right.

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of January 29, 2014.

Digest 03

In the third issue: interview with Elena Borisenko, Deputy Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation, on the Guest Conferences under the auspices of the SPBILF; opinion of Oleg Shilokhvost, Judge of the Supreme Commercial Court of the Russian Federation, on recent novels in the Civil code of the Russian Federation; article addressing strategy of working with different generations of lawyers within the same company; commentary on the article with due regard to the Russian reality by Mark Rozin, President of the Ecopsy Consulting.

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of January 14, 2014.

Digest 02

In the second issue: interview with Maria Melnikova, Counsel of the Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation, about the new rules in the notary legislation; interview with Jean Tarrade, President of the High Council of French Notariat, on the profession of a notary; interview with Philippe Armengau, President of the Regional Council of Notaries of the Appeal Court in Aix-en-Provence, on the cooperation between the Notary Chamber of the Voronezh Region and the Regional Council of Notaries of the Appeal Court in Aix-en-Provence; unique materials on the online marketing for notarial offices, law bureaus and start-up law firms.



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of December 25, 2013.

Holiday Edition Digest

In the Digest holiday edition: greetings kaleidoscope. You will learn the events your colleagues were particularly impressed by, get ideas of the most original presents, as well as best wishes for the year 2014!

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of December 10, 2013.

Digest 01

In the first issue: interview with Yury Lyubimov, Secretary of State, Deputy Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation, on St. Petersburg International Legal Forum; interview with Norman Clark, Founding partner, Walker Clark, USA, about law firm strategy; new industry survey on legal market changes.

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