General partner


Gazprmbank (Open Joint-Stock Company) is one of three largest banks in the Russian Federation in terms of total assets and equity. Our principal business areas are corporate banking, retail banking, investment banking and depositary services. Our banking activities also include securities trading, foreign exchange operations, precious metals operations, clearing operations and settlement services.

We provide a broad array of commercial banking services to a variety of our corporate customers, including lending in various currencies, trade finance, settlement and cash management services. One other very important sphere of our relationship with our corporate customers is funding we receive in the form of customer current accounts and term deposits.

Our investment banking activities include capital markets, brokerage, corporate finance and project finance services, asset management and private equity investments. In the course of our investment banking activities we conduct private equity investments in companies from different industries not connected with banking.

Event partners

Telecominvest LLC

Telecominvest LLC is a management company. We are aimed at establishing partnerships both in high tech sphere and on financial markets.


Rosneft is the leader of Russia’s petroleum industry and one of the world’s largest public oil and gas companies. The Company’s core operations are in hydrocarbon exploration and appraisal, production of oil, gas and gas condensate, offshore developments, refining, marketing of oil, gas and oil products inside and outside Russia, and investment activity. Rosneft is the flagship of quality modernization and innovation in Russia’s oil and gas industry. The Company works hard to enhance the industry’s intellectual and technology capital building upon the solid foundation of Russia’s oil and gas tradition and its partnerships with global oil majors.

Rosneft is the world’s largest public oil company in terms of proven liquid hydrocarbon reserves and is the unrivaled leader in terms of hydrocarbon resources and liquid hydrocarbons output. In its onshore operations the Company pursues the strategic goals of maintaining production and maximizing the outputs of existing fields, implementing new projects in a lean manner while ensuring sustainable production profiles and maximizing recovery rates as well as economically developing unconventional and challenged fields.

Rosneft operates 11 refineries in Russia and 7 refineries abroad and markets oil products through its retail network that includes over 2,500 retail sites. The Company is implementing a massive refinery upgrade program with the ultimate goal to push Russia’s overall refinery throughput from 84 to 90mtpa.
MegaFon OJSC

MegaFon OJSC is a leading Russian universal telecommunication service provider, operating in all segments of the telecommunications markets in Russia. The Company and its subsidiaries have licenses to operate in all of the Russian regions and in the Republics of Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Tajikistan. The Company was the first in Russia to launch 3G for commercial operations. In July 2012 MegaFon was awarded one of four ten-year licenses for the provision of 4G/LTE services throughout the entire Russian Federation and has already started providing these services in 50 different regions. The Company is a leader in the provision of mobile Internet, and in the number two position as to the number of active subscribers in Russia. MegaFon was selected as the Mobile General Partner of the XXII Winter Olympic Games and XI Paralympic Games held in Sochi in 2014.

Business programme partners


The State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM incorporates more than 250 enterprises and scientific institutions, including all civil nuclear companies of Russia, nuclear weapons complex’s facilities, research organizations and the world’s only nuclear-propelled fleet. ROSATOM is the largest utility in Russia which produces more than 40 % of electricity in the country’s European part. ROSATOM holds leading positions in the world market of nuclear technologies being the 1-st in the world simultaneous nuclear build abroad; 2-nd in uranium reserves and 5-th in uranium mining; 4-th in nuclear electricity generation, while providing 40% of the world uranium enrichment services and 17% of the world nuclear fuel market.

ROSATOM Director General is Sergey Kirienko.
Inter RAO

Inter RAO is a diversified energy holding working in various segments of Russian and international electric power industry. Inter RAO is a leading exporter and importer of electric energy in Russia actively increasing electricity generation and sales, and developing new lines of business.

Inter RAO focuses its corporate strategy on making the company a global energy enterprise and a key player in the international energy market. Inter RAO Group owns and operates approximately 34 GW of installed power generating capacity.
The Skolkovo Foundation

The Skolkovo Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in September 2010 by the Russian government with an objective to accelerate transformation of Russiafrom a resource-intensive to an innovation-based economy. To achieve this objective the Foundation is overseeing the creation of the Skolkovo Innovation Centre composed of companies and start-ups, developing innovative technologies (currently numbering over 870), a Technopark, the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech), a new graduate research University established in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Skolkovo city, located near Moscow. Together these entities will establish a vibranteco-system of technology innovation and entrepreneurship. 28 world’s most successful corporations, including Boeing, Cisco Systems, EADS, GE, Johnson& Johnson, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Siemens, Nokia, etc. have already recognized the opportunity Skolkovo presents having signed R&D partnership agreements with the Foundation.

Strategic partner


RCCA is the leading association of professional lawyers in Russia which unites the lawyers of Russian and international companies and promotes the consolidation of legal society’s positions and development of the social institutions.

More than 3000 lawyers are involved in the RCCA activities. Among the RCCA members there are 500 corporate and individual lawyers representing the leading companies.

Social event partners

The Law Office of “Khrenov & Partners”

The Law Office of “Khrenov & Partners” was established in 2003. Today, it is recognized as a market leader in Russia providing a comprehensive range of legal services across all areas of corporate and commercial activity. The firm acts for a wide range of Russian and international businesses, Russian governmental agencies and government-owned corporations, financial institutions, international organizations and individuals.

With almost 70 lawyers and 3 offices in Moscow, Krasnodar and Yekaterinburg, the firm’s size allows it to be entrepreneurial in its approach and exceptionally efficient.

The firm’s core practice areas are dispute resolution, corporate/commercial, reorganizations and bankruptcies. Other areas of legal expertise include: competition law; tax law; energy; real estate and construction; privatizations and public sector assets.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners is the leading law firm in the CIS with offices in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, the UK and USA. Since 1993 the Firm provides the full range of legal services to domestic and foreign businesses, governmental authorities, international organizations and financial institutions across the CIS. Key practice areas: commercial dispute resolution, corporate law, M&A, project finance and PPP, antitrust law, restructurings and insolvencies, energy and natural resources, government property management, privatization, environment, technical regulation and industrial safety, banking and finance, intellectual property, sports law, criminal law, real estate and construction, taxation, family and labour disputes, marine and transport law, international trade and customs.

General media partner


“Kommersant” is the oldest publishing house in Russia, one of the most influential and reputable media structures in the country.

The main principles of “Kommersant” are responsiveness, veracity, objectiveness.

Since 1989 the publishing house launches the “Kommersant” newspaper, the first private business newspaper in Russia.

The case of the publishing house “Kommersant” comprises weekly magazines “Kommersant-vlast” (literally 'Power') and “Kommersant-dengi” ('Money'), weekly social and political magazine “Ogoniok”, weekly life-style magazine “Kommersant-weekend”, monthly business magazine “Kommersant Company Confidential”, monthly shopping guide “Kommersant Catalogue” and monthly automobile magazine “Avtopilot”.

In spring 2010 the information radio “Kommersant FM” – the first project of the united multimedia editorship – started its broadcast.

General radio partner

Business FM

Business FM - Russia’s first business radio station.

Broadcasting in Moscow at the frequency 87.5 FM,
Saint-Petersburg - 107,4 FM,
Ufa - 107,5 FM,
Kaliningrad - 101,8 FM,
Ekaterinburg - 99,4 FM,
Krasnoyarsk - 104,2 FM,
Сhelyabinsk - 100,8 FM,
Nignii Novgorod - 107,8 FM,
Novosibirsk - 105,7 FM.
Samara - 90,6 FM.

Business FM provides an exclusive product for a small segment of the general public but the most active and influential one, which in minutes must have the full spectrum of information about money. Business FM is a member company of the RUMEDIA group of companies.

International media partners

American Bar Association Section of International Law

Founded in 1933, the American Bar Association Section of International Law is the leader in the development of policy in the international arena, the promotion of the rule of law and the education of international law practitioners.
“Kazakhstan Bar Association”

The National Public Association “Board of Commercial Lawyers “Kazakhstan Bar Association” (KazBar) was formed in 2012 on the initiative of the leading Kazakhstan law firms: AEQUITAS, Colibri, Dechert, Dentons, GRATA, Norton Rose, Olympex Advisers, Sayat Zholshy & Partners, and Signum.

KazBar’s key goals and objectives are to improve the quality of legal services, create a strong professional legal community and enhance the prestige of legal profession in Kazakhstan.

KazBar members are more than two hundred lawyers, including law firm representatives, in-house counsels, notaries, advocates, privately practicing lawyers and legal scholars.

In 2013, KazBar was officially recognized by the International Bar Association (IBA).

Ukrainian Bar Association

Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA) — all-Ukrainian public organization, founded in 2002.

Along with the common goal of implementing the Rule of Law, increasing legal awareness and legal culture in society, the Ukrainian Bar Association is committed to the development of the legal profession, improvement of legislation, implementation of ethical standards in provision of legal services, protection of professional rights of the UBA members and human rights in general.

The UBA unites over three thousand lawyers from all regions of the country, including attorneys, notaries, judges, public officials, academics. Student division of the UBA consists of more than fifteen hundred future lawyers.

Ukrainian Bar Association since 2006 is a member of the International Bar Association (ІBA), it maintains close relations with the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) and the American Bar Association (ABA).
Association of European Businesses

Founded in 1995, the Association of European Businesses (AEB) is an independent non profit organisation representing 615 companies (December 2013) from Europe and Russia. Our members range from large multi-national corporations to SMEs. They are united by their commitment to forging stronger economic ties between the EU and Russia as well as improving the investment climate in Russia.

The AEB conducts lobbying activities through 45 committees and working groups, representing various industries and sectors, including Energy, Customs & Transport, Airlines, Legal, Taxation and Banking. The committees work closely with the European and Russian authorities and submit amendments to draft laws.

The AEB also offers information support to the European business community through its website and publications, press campaigns, surveys, legislative and business alerts.
Legal 500

Helping corporate counsel choose the right law firm.

Founded in 1987, the market-leading Legal 500 series provides corporate counsel with authoritative in-depth analysis, and reviews the strengths and strategies of law firms in 110 countries.

The Legal 500 portfolio includes:

  • The Legal 500 United Kingdom

  • The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa

  • The Legal 500 United States

  • The Legal 500 Asia Pacific

  • The Legal 500 Latin America

  • The Legal 500 Deutschland

  • The Legal 500 Paris

  • Lex 100

  • Tax Directors Handbook

New to the portfolio is the Corporate Counsel 100 series, which highlights the most innovative in-house practitioners in the UK and US, with Latin America, Germany, Russia and Africa to launch in the first half of 2014:

We survey over a quarter of a million corporate counsel worldwide.

Chambers & Partners
Global Legal Group

Global Legal Group is a London-based publishing house that provides legal analysis and industry intelligence to corporate counsel, law firms and government agencies.

It publishes the International Comparative Legal Guides which offer current and practical comparative legal information on a range of practice areas, following a Q&A format to ensure thorough coverage of each topic within different legal systems worldwide. GLG also publishes the Global Legal Insights series, which provide essential insights into current legal issues, with expert analysis of legal, economic and policy developments through the eyes of the world's leading lawyers. It also publishes Commercial Dispute Resolution (CDR), a leading magazine on international dispute resolution trends, topics, and expert opinion.


For over 30 years, IFLR has covered developments in the law of international finance. It serves a global audience of in-house counsel in major banks, investment institutions, securities firms and members of international law firms. It focuses on analysis of the latest deal structures and trends, exclusive interviews with key regulators, expert opinion on major market developments. The aim of the edition is to provide clients of law firms with easy-to-use rankings and profiles of the leading firms in each country, accompanied by analysis of the market trends.
The International Law Office

The International Law Office (ILO) is the nexus where global corporate counsel engage with the world’s pre-eminent law firms.

The brand encompasses:

  • A multifaceted online resource for senior international corporate counsel, which provides tailored, quality-assured updates on global legal developments, and a database of the world’s major deals and the legal advisers involve.
  • A global awards programme that identifies in-house corporate counsel who excel in their specific roles. The awards culminate in four of the largest annual gatherings of senior corporate counsel, with prestigious ceremonies in Hong Kong, Latin America, London and New York.
  • An international in-house counsel congress that encourages attendees to exchange knowledge and insight with high-profile speakers including general counsel at multinationals and regulators.

“Yuridicheskaya praktika”

“Yuridicheskaya praktika” (Legal Practice) is a professional journal of Ukrainian lawyers. Every week it publishes all the updated legal information in Ukraine and abroad: news, practical articles, comments from renowned experts, judicial practice, judicial decisions, proceedings. Our motto is — Only practice gives experience!
The Ukrainian Journal of Business Law

The Ukrainian Journal of Business Law (UJBL) has been published in English since 2003 on a monthly basis and covers both the most relevant issues regarding doing business in Ukraine and indicative international experience. The Journal’s readers include managers and lawyers of leading international and Ukrainian companies; visitors and employees of foreign embassies in Ukraine; representatives of international organizations and think tanks; members of leading business and law associations; participants of local and global conferences. For more information, please visit our web-site.
Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters is the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, scientific, healthcare and media markets, powered by the world’s most trusted news organization.The headquarters is in New-York. We employ approximately 60,000 people and operate in over 100 countries.

Thomson Reuters shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: TRI) and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: TRI).

LexisNexis is the leading provider of international legal information which includes legislation, commentaries and precedents of the USA, UK, EU, offshore countries. It also contains companies and biographical information, sanction lists, PEP-lists as well as international mass media archive.

LexisNexis is used by largest Russian and foreign corporations, government institutions, law firms and universities. Users of LexisNexis services are practicing lawyers, Risk, AML & Compliance specialists and scholars.

Media partners


ITAR-TASS is Russia’s oldest news agency and a media industry legend. Over its 110 years in business, its correspondents have wired millions of news stories from around the globe.

ITAR-TASS news products are distributed among more than 5000 corporate customers in Russia and abroad, including over 1000 mass media organizations, 200 embassies and diplomatic missions, over 250 financial companies and banks and 2000 industrial enterprises, research and educational establishments and libraries.

ITAR-TASS runs a network of correspondents unparalleled in Russia. Its 74 foreign bureaux and 68 regional centers and offices across the nation are a resource that allows ITAR-TASS to promptly deliver information from any point on the globe. Over 100 foreign correspondents present to the Russian readership an impartial and integral picture of events around the world.

ITAR-TASS these days issues more than 200 news products covering political, economic, social, cultural and sports affairs at home and worldwide in six languages – Russian, English, French, German, Spanish and Arabic. The agency turns out a daily amount of news and stories enough to fill 300 full format newspaper pages.
«Rossiyskaya gazeta»

«Rossiyskaya gazeta» today is a modern multimedia platform that daily provides readers with the most recent, trustworthy and major information about regional, federal and world wide events.

News, journalistic stories, exclusive interviews and comments from state officials and most powerful business, political and cultural representatives.

«Rossiyskaya gazeta» makers are famous journalist, experts, analytics, prestigious columnists and special correspondents all over the world.

First number of «Rossiyskaya gazeta» was issued 11 November 1990. Since the foundation «Rossiyskaya gazeta» publishes state documents and laws that come into force after their publication in RG only.

RBC – is a key Russian multimedia holding; leader among news and business media in the segment of hosting and domain name registration. RBC gives an access to business information through the main media platforms, proposes communication channels, additional mobile and Internet services. The overall monthly audience of the holding accounts for 70 million people.

Media direction of RBC includes:


- TV Channel RBC

- Magazine “RBC Daily”, newspaper “RBC”

- More than 20 specialized Internet resources:,, РБК.Спорт, РБК.Стиль, РБК.Недвижимость,,, etc.

*RBC holding comprises “RU-CENTER Group” – 6 companies, rendering services on hosting and domain name registration.
Interfax Group

Interfax Group is a leading provider of critical information on Russia, China and emerging markets of Eurasia, serving the diverse needs of investors, corporations, financial professionals and the media. Interfax provides about 100 specialized information services, supplying weekly and daily intelligence reports with industry analysis, business information, real-time news, market data and ratings and credit reports. The leader in the CIS, the Interfax Group has a global operational network, with over 1000 staff daily turning out over 3000 stories from over 70 bureaus worldwide.

Business daily Vedomosti

Business daily Vedomosti is the authoritative source of business information for 15 year.

This unique project is created in conjunction with the Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal for people who are interested in economy business finance and also political and social life. “Vedomosti” Digital includes web-site, mobile version and free mobile apps for all platforms.

The St. Petersburg Times

The St. Petersburg Times is an independent newspaper and the only English-language news publication available in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Available online and in print, the newspaper covers the latest news, politics and cultural events, both locally and across in Russia, as well as publishes opinions, blogs and reviews.

The St. Petersburg Times targets Russian natives who speak English at home and abroad, as well as tourists planning to visit or already in the city, and top level representatives of the business community - both Russian and foreign.

Total circulation of the newspaper is 20,000 copies per week. The paper is distributed via corporate subscription to the largest international companies in the city as well as being available at major hotels, embassies, business centers, and airport business lounges, in the business-class carriage of the Sapsan and Allegro trains. The newspaper website receives 160,000 unique visitors per month.

The St. Petersburg Times is published by Independent media, which is part of Sanoma Independent Media Group.

Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation

Pravo.Ru is the only one Global Legal Information Project on Russian market serving as a wide-range professional counsel — a developed media and analytical gateway.

Pravo.Ru accumulates a solid volume of legal, social, political and business information, covering various affairs, endorsing professional point of view, promoting transparency of legal community.

The target audience of this website comprises businessmen, lawyers, journalists, political analysts and official persons representing the legislative branch.
The Moscow Times

The Moscow Times is the only daily English newspaper in Russia published since 1992. The Moscow Times is the main publication of the publishing company Independent Media Sanoma Magazines.

The newspaper leads the domestic press market in foreign language publications, covering current events in Russia and abroad. This business publication earned respect thanks to its independent, precise and reliable information.
Ekonomika I Zhizn’ All-Russia Newspaper

Ekonomika I Zhizn’ All-Russia Newspaper. The oldest Russian economic weekly. Published since November 6, 1918.

Newspaper analyzes and forecasts economic development within the country and over the world, monitors economic policies and government initiatives, which affects business climate and business development in Russia. It talks about the experience of economic and social development of the regions and municipalities.

Within the regular column “Your partner consultant” the newspaper advises businesses and individuals on the application of legislation in different areas of law, helping to form and sustain their position in the arbitration court during resolution of corporate, labor and commercial cases.

Is distributed by subscription over all regions of the Russian Federation.
Circulation is 220 000 copies. is the first Russian social network for legal professionals. The project is developed by Zakon Publishing Group.

It is a universal legal portal where you can find topical interviews, cases analytics from the Supreme Court of Arbitration of the Russian Federation, professional blogs of leading lawyers and law firms and breaking legal news.
Corporate Laywer

Corporate Laywer is the Russia's leading professional legal magazine for Head of legal, law firm partner and lawyer. Corporate lawyer magazine established in 2005 by Wolters Kluwer.

The “Russian Law Journal”

The “Russian Law Journal” (RLJ) magazine is one of the first English-language legal academic editions regularly published in Russia. It is an All-Russian interuniversity platform designed to promote Russian legal researches abroad. The magazine is meant for both Russian and foreign readers including major world legal libraries, academics and practicing lawyers. International editorial board and editorial team are represented by professors from leading world centers of legal education and legal science, like Harvard, Yale, Cambridge and La Sorbonne, as well as by scientists from Russian law schools (Moscow State University, Kutafin Moscow State Law University, Saint-Petersburg State University, Higher School of Economics).
The “Legal Insight”

“ej-JURIST” is a Russian juridical weekly newspaper; it publishes latest news, opinion and facts about legislation, and law application practice; it also performs the analysis of legal practice in different law sectors and systems and answers readers’ questions.

The newspaper is oriented to professional judges, lawyers, notaries; it will be also helpful for law students, businessmen, for companies which have no legalists or HRs in the staff, for accountants, auditors, tax officers.
“Consultant Plus” Company

“Consultant Plus” Company (founded in 1992) is the developer of legal-reference system ConsultantPlus. ConsultantPlus databases include over 23 million documents on:

  • federal legislation;
  • regional legislation of all 83 regions of the Russian Federation;
  • courts practice;
  • draft laws;
  • international legal acts;
  • etc.

ConsultantPlus Russian legal information distribution network consists of 300 regional information centers located in major Russian cities and more than 400 service units in smaller settlements. At present, ConsultantPlus has more than 300 000 customers across the country.

For more information visit website

National Association of Trading Institution

National Association of Trading Institution was established in early 2012 media companies “Expert” and All-Russia public organization “Delovaya Rossiya” (Business Russia).

The Association aims to promote an open dialogue between business and government in order to develop an effective environmental procurement.

NATI is the nonprofit organization that brings together the infrastructure, expertise, commercial, public and private organization in the field of corporate, state and local government procurement.

As part of NATI develops modern legal, infrastructural and organizational solutions for the development of procurement, shared by the procurement community.

The “Mediation and Law. Intermediation and Conciliation” magazine

The “Mediation and Law. Intermediation and Conciliation” magazine — the first professional journal about mediation in Russia.

The “Mediation and Law. Intermediation and Conciliation” magazine targets a wide readership, but primarily aimed at lawyers, businessmen, politicians, public servants, social workers, and all those whose everyday duties require ability for conflict resolution. “Mediation and Law. Intermediation and Conciliation” magazine brings historical research, portrays personalities and famous peacekeepers, and offers its own perspective on lifestyle of a person whose job is influencing other people.
The Russian Arbitration Association

The Russian Arbitration Association was founded in April 2013 in Moscow to unite legal practitioners, law firms and academics. The Association represents broad interests of the business, legal and education communities involved in the alternative dispute resolution in Russia and the CIS.

The main objective of the Association is cooperation in the development of arbitration in the Russian Federation and the CIS countries, popularizing Russia as a venue for arbitration, promotion of Russian arbitrators at national and international levels within the arbitration context, as well as the promotion of foreign arbitrators interested in arbitral proceedings, directly or indirectly relating to Russia and the CIS countries.

The RAA supports a professional group for young arbitration practitioners RAA40 which aim is to promote arbitration and educate lawyers on alternative dispute resolution.
The Russian Legal Information Agency

The Russian Legal Information Agency (RLIA) is the first and only Russian media outlet established by the country’s Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court, the Supreme Commercial Court, and the RIA Novosti news agency. It is aimed at making Russia’s judicial system more transparent and raising legal awareness among the Russian public.

At its website, RLIA covers the activities of Russian courts and human rights organizations. It also carries information about government resolutions and forthcoming court hearings, along with expert commentaries and background material. The site is visited by some 400,000 users a month.

Association of Lawyers of Russia

All-Russian public organization the Association of Lawyers of Russia is the largest professional-oriented organization, which unites more than 30,000 lawyers and regional offices in all regions of the Russian Federation, including the Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol.

The Association of Lawyers of Russia works in the following fields:

  • Free legal assistance;

  • Improving the quality of higher legal education;

  • Participation in the development of legal science and improvement of legislation;

  • Legal education and the fight against legal nihilism;

  • Participation in the implementation of anti-corruption policy;

  • Work with young lawyers;

  • International activities;

  • Giving higher legal awards and honors;