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8.8. The Russian-French Discussion Session 'Economic Attractiveness of Law'

Thursday, 16 May
14:30 - 16:30

Hall #2, General Staff Building (6-8, Dvortsovaya sq.)

This discussion panel offers an opportunity to illuminate how the challenges of raising the investment appeal of national jurisdictions and fostering the legal framework for a favourable business climate and economic advancement are being addressed at the national and international level. The speakers will explain and compare the current approaches practiced in Russia, in France and elsewhere in the world, and will also profile many different legal initiatives in this field.  


Yuriy Lyubimov

Deputy Chief of the Government Staff of the Russian Federation


Jean-Christophe Barbato

Professor of Public Law, University of Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne

  • Professor at Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University since 2018;
  • Professor at the University of Nantes (2011-2018);
  • Professor at University of Angers (2010-2011);
  • Senior Lecturer at the University of Rouen (2009-2010);
  • University of Corsica (2006-2009);
  • Jean Monnet Chair obtained in 2016 on the law and culture policy of the European Union.

Research topics: Institutional and material law of the European Union, art and culture law, legal nature of the European Union, sovereignty, fundamental rights.

Valerie Delnaud

Deputy head of the civil affairs and seals, Ministry of Justice of the French Republic


Magistrate of the judicial order, practised as a magistrate before becoming investigating judge in Paris.
Then she joined the central administration of the Ministry of Justice where she was head of the family law office and then Deputy-Director of human resources for the judiciary.

Afterwards she was nominated President of the District Court of Senlis.
Since September 2017, she has been Deputy-Director of Civil Affairs and Seal at the Ministry of Justice of France.

In July 2016, she was made Knigh of the Legion of Honour.

Valery Denoix de Saint Marc

Partner, August Debouzy


Licensed to practice by the Paris and Berlin Bars, Valéry Denoix de Saint Marc has been a partner at the firm ‘August Debouzy’ since 1998. Working in the Corporate group, he advises French and international clients on mergers & acquisitions, joint-ventures, real estate transactions and financing agreements. Valéry also works in international arbitration. He acts as an arbitrator as well as representing clients in ad hoc proceedings or proceedings governed by the rules of arbitration bodies. He is one of the firm’s main spokespersons in dealings with partner firms abroad.

Yuriy Ivanenko

Judge, Supreme Court of the Russian Federation

Viktoriya Manko

General Director, International and Comparative Law Research Center

Paul Netter

President, Court of Commerce of Paris

Sylvaine Marie Poillot Peruzzetto

Justice, Court of Cassation of France


Graduated in french litterature (bachelor 1979), psychology (bachelor 2014), law (Phd 1986), Sylvaine Poillot Peruzzetto started her carrer in 1986 as lawyer in Paris (Jeantet law firm) then in London and Southampton (Lamport Bassett solicitors);

Exercied as french assistant in the University Paris 2 and in in King’s college London from 1986 till 1988;

Became inhouse lawyer for the company Michelin in 1989;

Passed the french competitive examination of agregation in law in 1993, exercised as Professor in law in the university Toulouse 1 Capitole till 2015 and was from 2008 till 2015 Vice president for international relations for this university;

Created in Toulouse the European School of law;
Specialised in EU competition law and EU private international law.
Since 2005, she has been in charge of the continuing training of judges in matters of private international law, competition law, and the technique of reading the judgments of the Court of Cassation.
She is the Scientific Director of the Dalloz Encyclopedia of European Law.
In January 2015, she became judge for the French Supreme Court (Cour de cassation) in the commercial chamber.

Igor Renz

Professor, Ural State Law University

Irina Salamatina

Acting Director of Legislation Development Department, Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation

* The Programme may be subject to change