News and Comments
The III International Insolvency Forum, due to take place as part of the IX St. Petersburg International Legal Forum on 16-19 May 2019, will once again bring together some of the best minds in law and finance – insolvency receivers, judges, entrepreneurs and academics.
The issues of the delivery and taking of evidence will be in the focus of a roundtable to be held as part of the International Law Track.
This is the ninth consecutive year that St. Petersburg gets in the spotlight as the premier platform for a legal meeting of minds, bringing together hundreds of lawyers, attorneys and officials from dozens of different countries. Every year, the event programme of the St. Petersburg International Legal Forum is augmented with new formats, the debates become ever sharper, and the geography of the delegates expands. Let us tell you – and show you – briefly what the Forum was like in the previous years.
This year, the topic of the essay contest is the 50th anniversary of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.
Forum once again promises to serve as an unrivalled platform bringing together insolvency professionals from around the world.
Among speakers of the upcoming Forum are the leading experts and practitioners in different fields of law, Russian and foreign officials, world-known scholars and, also, heads of legal departments of global companies.
On October 5, Russian students completed their one-week internship in Strasbourg. They won the student essay competition that was organized within the framework of the VIII SPBILF with support from LF Academy educational resource and was dedicated to the 20th anniversary of Russia’s ratification of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
The St. Petersburg International Legal Forum saw upwards of 4500 participants in 2018. This year’s Forum was attended by a record number of countries – 90 – from all continents.
The VIII St. Petersburg International Legal Forum hosted a discussion on evolution of succession law in Russia from two succession lines to inheritance agreements, joint wills, and estates.