Opening Ceremony of the International Insolvency Forum and Plenary Session

Thursday , 18 May
10:00 - 11:00

Hall #5, General Staff Building (6-8, Dvortsovaya sq.)

Track: International Insolvency Forum


The insolvency legislation is a living, rapidly evolving system of laws. Changes in insolvency law reflect global economic trends. Insolvency law is to a great extent about the guarantees available to lenders and borrowers. It is the civilized way to resolve serious controversies that may arise between lenders and borrowers. Therefore, a change in insolvency law can be a powerful factor underpinning the stability of civil commerce. The degree of balance in the national insolvency legislation defines the investment climate in the economy.

Shaped by domestic economic processes, the evolution of insolvency law is at the same time subject to the international standards being developed to regulate insolvency. The work of the UNCITRAL Working Groups on insolvency serves as a model of how these standards are developed.

It would be interesting to illuminate which promising insolvency law improvement guidelines are currently on the table, which nations are reforming their insolvency law, and what kinds of changes are viewed as more progressive.


Elena Borisenko

Board Member – First Vice-President, Gazprombank


As the First Vice-President and the Member of the Board, Ms. Borisenko is overseeing the Gazprombank’s Legal Department and responsible for addressing all legal matters encountered by Gazprombank and its group of companies.


Saint Petersburg State University, Law School (2000)

Legal practice

Private legal practice, corporate and commercial law (2000-2008)

Member of Saint-Petersburg Bar Chamber (2001-2008)

State Service

  • 2008 — 2009 — Advisor to the Head of the Federal Registration Service
  • 2009 — 2010 — Advisor to the Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation
  • Feb. 2010 — March 2011 — Head of the Department of Legal Aid and Cooperation with Judicial System, Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation
  • 2011 — 2012 — Advisor to the Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation, Official Representative of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation in the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation
  • 2012 — 2015 — Deputy Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation. Areas of responsibility: development of legal profession: pro bono legal aid, attorneys and bars, notary, forensics, improvement of the national arbitration legislation.

Teaching and lecturing

Saint-Petersburg State University, Law School, State and Administrative Law Department (2013-till now)


Yoram Danziger

Judge, Supreme Court of Israel

Michael Gerber

Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School

Ruenvadee Suwanmongkol

Director-General, Legal Execution Department, Ministry of Justice of Thailand

* The Programme may be subject to change