Tuesday, May 15, 2018
19:00 – 23:30
On May 15, Forum participants will have a unique chance to enjoy a concert of Dmitri Alexeev, a pianist whom music connoisseurs call the most insightful and memorable Chopin player in the world. He has been living and working in Great Britain for a long time and he rarely graces his Russian fans with concerts here. Few existing recordings of this player’s performances are highly sought after by collectors and experts. To listen Alexeev playing live Chopin and Rachmaninoff is a great luck; a thing to cherish and remember for ages.
Dmitri Alexeev has been living and working in London for a long time and rarely graces his Russian fans with concerts here. Few existing recordings of this player’s performances are highly sought after by collectors and experts. His dynamic, precise and fluent playing style strikes not just the ordinary music lovers but the professionals as well:
“...Colossal and well-weighted force… There was undeniable physical impact, from the first, perfectly placed chords of Chopin's late Polonaise-Fantaisie and the poetry rising from them at the start of the programme to the triumphant last of Schumann’s Études Symphoniques at the official end... There aren’t many pianists who can produce a resonance that goes right through your body as you sit at some distance from the stage.” David Nice, The Arts Desk
“Alexeev has the uncanny ability of discerning each mazurka’s unique character and individual utterance. For me Alexeev’s handling of Chopin’s intricate voice-leading and idiosyncratic harmonies is most impressive. Alexeev’s set will confidently take its place among the best.” Patrick Rucker, Gramophone Magazine
Impressions are the best gift you can possibly give yourself. The participants of the VIII St Petersburg International Legal Forum will have a rare opportunity to see Alexeev performing live Chopin and Rachmaninoff and to get a thrilling, mind-blowing and monumental impression that will stay with you forever.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Partner of the Reception – Clifford Chance law firm
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
20:00 – 22:00
We are pleased to invite you to join a boat trip in St. Petersburg, which will reveal the city from a completely different perspective.
To apply for the tour please forward the request via Personal Office menu «Tour included in the Delegate Package».
The deadline for applications is April 30th, 2018.
St. Petersburg has really earned its poetic appellation, Venice of the North. Standing on a scatter of islands, the city is crossed by dozens of rivers and canals, lined by gorgeous embankments with fancy openwork railings. The banks of the rivers and canals are spanned by hundreds of bridges, ranging from huge steel structures with draw-spans in the middle to elegant suspended wooden foot-bridges. The buildings facing the river embankments are truly majestic, and you get the best viewing angle from the water.
19:30 – boarding of the shuttles outside the SPBILF official hotels
20:00 - 22:00 – boat tour of St. Petersburg’s rivers and canals
22:00 shuttle ride back from the boat landing to the SPBILF official hotels
Please note that the boats will sail strictly on schedule, without any delays, so please be there on time.
May 17, 2018
20:00 – 00:00
Legal Street is the most unusual part of SPBILF’s evening programme. Following the tradition established in previous years, on Thursday May 17, one of St Petersburg’s central streets will change its name and become pedestrian for one day just for the participants of St Petersburg International Legal Forum, while the Forum’s partners – major legal firms – throw different parties on Legal Street.
Rubinsteina street, which connects Nevsky Prospect and Five Corners street intersection is famous not only because of the fact that author Sergei Dovlatov used to live here or legendary rock bands who used to perform here and not even because this is home for Lev Dodin’s MDT theatre. Here constructivist buildings sit next to the examples of the Northern eclectic. This street is just 755 metres long, yet is a home of nearly 70 bars, cafés, restaurants, pubs, clubs, lunch dives and burger joints. In one evening Forum participants will be able to visit a gangsters’ den and an acoustic concert of a rock idol, an elegant soiree and a performance of a bombastic pop band. Cocktails and jazz, dances and DJ sets, tasting sessions, short plays, prize draws, rave parties and bar hopping – that's what Legal Street is about.
Legal Street 2017 photo gallery is here.
Baker McKenzie was the first international law firm to open an office in Moscow in 1989. Since then we have built a reputation as an experienced and reliable legal adviser, combining deep knowledge of local law with seamless execution across borders and practices. Baker McKenzie is one of the largest international law firms on the Russian market, with over 120 lawyers in Moscow and St. Petersburg serving an impressive roster of large domestic and multinational clients. We are recognized as a provider of premium services, especially in the areas of dispute resolution, employment, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, tax, TMT, banking and finance, and capital markets.
Pen & Paper, is perhaps the only legal practice of advocates with offices in St. Petersburg and Moscow, specializing in criminal law and particularly white collar crime at the intersection of litigation, corporate and tax law, bankruptcy, antimonopoly law and international private law for more than ten years. P&P’s advocates and lawyers are widely recognized as experts in drafting legislation, having prepared a significant number of proposed laws on reform of criminal law and criminal procedure, including the federal law, that introduced the right of detained persons to make a telephone call - the Russian version of the American Miranda War
Pepeliaev Group is a leading Russian law firm offering the full range of legal services in all regions of Russia, most former Soviet countries and abroad. Over 160 lawyers in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Krasnoyarsk, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and Vladivostok (the last within our alliance with Russin & Vecchi), provide legal assistance to over 1,500 companies operating in various industries. 50% of these are international corporations implementing long-term investment projects in Russia.
Our firm’s key practice areas: tax law and tax disputes; corporate law/ M&A; commercial practice; antimonopoly regulation; real estate and construction; dispute resolution and mediation; intellectual property and trademarks; customs law and foreign trade regulation; employment and migration law.
PwC Legal is a professional services network with over 3,200 lawyers in 90 countries, including more than 80 lawyers in their Moscow and St Petersburg offices.
PwC Legal offers legal services for businesses and private clients.
Since 2015, the firm has conducted the In-House Legal Function Benchmarking survey to analyse the parameters affecting the management of legal teams and to offer solutions that enhance the effectiveness of legal functions.
PwC Legal is highly rated by leading international and Russian law ratings, including Legal 500, Chambers & Partners, Best Lawyers, Tax Controversy Leaders, Kommersant and Pravo.Ru.
Hogan Lovells is a global legal practice that helps clients across the full spectrum of their critical business and legal issues both globally and locally. Our 2,700+ lawyers operating in 48+ offices on six continents provide practical legal solutions wherever your work takes you. The Moscow office was established in 1994 and nowadays our team consists of 4 partners and 45+ associates and other fee earners combining an in-depth knowledge of Russia's unique business dynamics with an understanding of industry-related issues.
Hogan Lovells is internationally recognized as a top performing global leader with over 20 years of relevant and diverse expertise in the M&A, TMT, dispute resolution, intellectual property, PPP, real estate and finance areas of law in Russia and the CIS countries. We advise the largest players in the Russian market, including state corporations, financial and industrial groups, venture capital funds, media and pharma giants, global foreign investors and many others.
The Russian Arbitration Center at the Russian Institute of Modern Arbitration is a permanent arbitration institution which administers arbitration in a modern, efficient and professional manner.
A goal of the Russian Arbitration Center is to facilitate impartial, professional and final resolution of disputes of any complexity in compliance with the established arbitration procedure.
The arbitration administered by the Russian Arbitration Center is governed by the Arbitration Rules, which regulate, inter alia, requests for arbitration, election and appointment of arbitrators, conduct of arbitration and rendering awards.
Functions of resolving disputes are performed exclusively by arbitrators chosen by the parties or appointed by the Board in accordance with the parties’ agreement, the Arbitration Rules and effective legislation.
The recommended list and databases of arbitrators of the Russian Arbitration Center includes leading experts in different legal areas from more than 20 countries.
The structure of the Russian Arbitration Center, the Arbitration Rules and the view of arbitration are based on the best modern practices of the international arbitration community.centerarbitr.ru
Dentons is the world's largest law firm*, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons' polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work.
* 2017 The American Lawyer – Global 100 law firm ranking by number of lawyers.
The Russian Federal Bar (RFB) is an all-Russian nongovernmental nonprofit organization which comprises 85 regional bars on the basis of obligatory membership. In its turn, each regional bar comprises all advocates residing in the region on the obligatory membership basis.
The Russian Federal Bar was founded on January 31st, 2003 by the decision of the 1st All-Russian Congress of Lawyers.
The Russian Federal Bar acts on the basis of the Federal Law “On Lawyers’ Activity and the Lawyers of the Russian Federation” and the Charter of the Russian Federal Bar, approved by the 8th All-Russian Congress of Lawyers.
According to the Federal Law, The Russian Federal Bar coordinates the activity of bars, ensures high-quality level of legal services provided by the lawyers, represents the interests of the lawyers and bars in state authorities of the Russian Federation.
Cleary Gottlieb is a leading international law firm with 16 offices in major world financial centers.
Cleary Gottlieb has been present in Russia for more than 20 years, advising clients on M&A deals, capital markets and financing transactions, competition and foreign investment regulation as well as on arbitrations and litigations. Cleary Gottlieb has also represented the Russian Government on a wide range of matters.
International Financial Law Review has named Cleary Gottlieb “Russian Law Firm of the Year” seven times over the 13-year history of the award.
The Moscow office of Cleary Gottlieb has around 20 lawyers, including 5 partners and 1 counsel.
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