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Digest 99

October 24, 2018 Subsribe

SPBILF 2019 News

In three weeks after the Forum 2019 registration opened, we received almost 500 applications. Registered participants include representatives of 68 companies and 95 Russian and foreign law firms and law societies.
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This issue features the details of the meeting of chief legal officers of Russian companies with Yury Lyubimov, Secretary of State - Deputy Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation. Participants of the meeting discussed the upcoming Forum’s business agenda. Read more ►

Learn more about one of SPBILF’s hotels located in the Lion Palace, a 19th century former ducal residence, in this issue ►

Russian Corporate Counsel Association members discussed the business agenda of the upcoming IX SPBILF

As soon as Russia’s president approved the dates of SPBILF 2019, CLOs of Russian companies met with Yury Lyubimov, Secretary of State - Deputy Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation, to sh are ideas about the content of the Forum that will take place on May 14–18, 2019.

Yury Lyubimov spoke about St Petersburg International Legal Forum Private Law Prize that is drawing even more high-profile contestants and about the development of LF Academy educational project that currently boasts over 600 hours’ worth of lectures, presentations and master classes by the leading legal experts in Russia and worldwide. Mr Lyubimov urged the participants of the meeting to become speakers at LF Academy, prepare study courses and share their experience with colleagues.

During the meeting the participants suggested, among others, the following topics to be discussed at the Forum:

  • digital healthcare;
  • changes in housing development legislation;
  • application of the personal data law;
  • challenges of digital signature regulation;
  • overcautiousness of sanctions-hit companies imposing unnecessary self-limitations;
  • investment partnership agreement as an example of import substitution in private equity fund structuring in Russia;
  • digital personality;
  • affirmance and enforcement of the decisions of foreign courts;
  • prospects of environmental and anti-trust legislation change.

Interesting Facts About the SPBILF Hotels

Our partners told us the most interesting stories about their hotels, we will share them with you in upcoming issues.

Official hotels of the IX St. Petersburg International Legal Forum offer attractive rates on accommodation for SPBILF participants. Hotel reservations is available via your Personal office, see the list of hotels here ►

Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg

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The history of the Lion Palace

Guarded by two marble lions at the entrance, the hotel sits within the walls of a 19th-century royal palace in the Admiralteysky district, where the opulent stylings of imperial Russia are alive and well – and every bit as inspiring as they were centuries ago. The palace was built on St. Isaac’s Square by Prince Lobanov-Rostovsky and designed by famous French architect Auguste de Montferrand.

They say, one day tzar Alexander I was riding through the city with his adjutant, Prince Lobanov-Rostovsky and was disappointed with a unsightly look of St. Isaac's Square. Lobanov-Rostovsky did not give any answer but two years later presented to the tzar a magnificent palace he built to express his loyalty to the throne.

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Initially, St. Isaac's Square shape was an irregular trapezium but Montferrand took over the redevelopment of the square to make its proportions harmonious. Due to this plan a triangular piece of land between Admiralty and Voznesensky Avenues was “cut off” from the northeast corner. The Lion Palace was built there later and retained the shape of a triangle.

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