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Digest 87

March 07, 2018 Subscribe

SPBILF 2018 News

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The SPBILF 2018 participants

Each year the Forum brings together public officials, the judiciary, the bar, legal and consulting firms, the notaries, representatives of international organizations and legal associations. It is especially important that the Forum is attended by in-house counsels working for Russian and international companies, corporate governance, PR and GR experts. They play a major role in the development of the legal profession and legal community.

Today businesses account for almost 40% of all registered participants. Among the Forum participants this year there are chief legal officers representing the following industries:

  • Finance and investments
  • Metals and Mining
  • Trade
  • Real estate development and construction
  • Oil and gas
  • Infrastructure construction
  • Power sector
  • Food and agriculture
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Consumer goods
  • Transport
  • Chemistry and petrochemistry
  • Housing and utilities
  • Information technologies
  • Media and Internet
  • Telecommunications

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Corporate lawyers discuss business programme of the upcoming SPBILF

On March 2, Yury Lyubimov, Secterary of State - Deputy Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation, held conference with member lawyers of the Russian Corporate Counsels Association.

The meeting was attended by Alexandra Nesterenko, RCCA President, Alexandra Dronova, Director of Legal Support and Judiciary Interoperation at the Ministry of Justice of Russia, Valeria Danilenko, Deputy CEO of the St. Petersburg International Legal Forum, and legal counsels for such corporations as X5 Retail Group, Auchan, Aeroflot, VimpelCom, Gazprom International, Gazpromneft Offshore, Gazprombank, Gazpromneft-Centre, HALS Development, ROSVODOKANAL, Renova, Etalon, JTI Russia, Evraz Holding, EuroChem, Canon.ru, M. Video, MegaFon, Miratorg, Moskva-McDonalds, Moscow Brewing Company, MTS, Nike, PIK Comfort, TehnoNIKOL, ROCKWOOL, Rosatom, Rosbank, Roskosmos, Rostelecom, RT-Invest Transport Systems, ROUST Russia, SANDVIK МКТС, Sberbank, Siemens, Sony Electronics, Тechsnabexport, Shipping Asset Management, Philip Morris International, INTERROS, Avon, Yandex, and others.

The focus of the meeting was the business programme of the imminent VIII St. Petersburg International Legal Forum. Deputy Minister of Justice Yuri Lubimov outlined the topics of the SPBILF 2018 business programme and heard out the ideas of the business community on what would be some relevant subjects to discuss, which would be of interest to Russian and international SPBILF guests alike. Specifically, it was suggested that dedicated discussion spaces should be reserved for the issues of parallel imports, public-private partnership, and unmanned motor vehicles. The audience was very responsive to the subjects of Legal Тech and the future of the legal profession, which were advertised at the meeting.

Yuri Lubimov announced the plan to abandon the narrow specialization of SPBILF discussion panels, saying a new discussion format for the panels is on its way. In addition to the traditional Plenary Session, lectures and conferences, this year’s SPBILF will include a sports law conference, some moot court battles, and the official award of the St. Petersburg International Legal Forum Private Law Prize.

The RCCA members present actively contributed ideas for the SPBILF 2018 programme, suggesting over ten topics for consideration by the SPBILF Organizing Committee.

Alexandra Nesterenko remarked that it would be a good idea to get RCCA members involved in the drafting of the SPBILF programme as this would help sustain effective dialogue between corporate in-house counsels and both the regulator and the academia.

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