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3.1. Legal Service Market. Locked and Free Markets: Pros and Contras

June 18, 2014 12:30-14:30 Hall I

Title: 3.1. Legal Service Market. Locked and Free Markets: Pros and Contras

Track: 3. Standards of Legal Profession / Law Practice Management

Description: The discussion is going to address the following issues:

1. Definition of open, closed and combined legal services markets.

2. Influence of market organization models on legal fees and quality of legal services.

3. State vs legal services market. Role of the state in regulation of closed and open markets.

4. Possibility of switching from open model of legal services market to the closed one. What influence will it have on the national legal business and national investment climate?


Yury Pilipenko

First Vice President, Russian Federal Chamber of Lawyers



1990 - Graduate of peoples ' friendship University (with honors). Doctor of Law, Professor.

Professional interests:

Corporate law and M&A, Criminal law and criminal proceedings, Litigation and Arbitration, Legal support of art business, International arbitration, Intellectual property.

Professional experience:

1991 - Given the status of an advocate.

2003 - Chairman of the Collegium of advocates of the Moscow region Law firm YUST.

2003 - Managing partner of the Law firm YUST.

2005 - Vice-President of the Federal chamber of lawyers of the Russian Federation.

2012 - First Vice-President of the Federal chamber of lawyers of the Russian Federation.

Expert on Russian law for the Council of Europe.

Member of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Advocacy.

Member of the United Mediation Service of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs.

Member of the committee for the conferring of the National award in the field of advocacy.

Co-chair of the Board of Trustees of the Institute of Advocacy of the Moscow State Academy of Law.

Member of the committee for the conferring of the F.N. Plevako and “Honorary Advocate of Russia” Awards.

Achievements, rewards:

Awarded the order “For Fidelity to the Advocate’s Duty”.


Author of more than 40 publications.

Member of the editorial boards of the legal journals “Russian Advocate” and “The Chamber of Advocates”.


Elena Borisenko

Deputy Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation


Born on April 21, 1978 in Leningrad.

In 2000 graduated from Saint Petersburg State University with specialization in Legal Studies, diploma in Law.

In 2000-2008 – legal practice in St Petersburg.

In 2008-2009 – counsellor to the Head of Federal Registration Service.

From September 2009 to February 2009 – counsellor to the Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation.

From February 2010 to March 2011 – Director of the Department of Legal Assistance and Cooperation with the Judiciary at the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation.

From March 2011 to June 2012 – counsellor to the Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation.

Appointed Deputy Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation by the President's decree No 922 dd. June 30, 2012.

Сlass 2 Active State Advisor of Justice of the Russian Federation.

Honorary certificate by the President of the Russian Federation (President's decree No 321-рп dd. 12.07.2012).

Frank Engelmann

President, Brandenburg Regional Bar


1963 – Born in Leipzig

1984-1988 – Law Studies in Leipzig

1988 – First State Exam in Leipzig

1991 – Received the degree of doctor juris from the Martin-Luther University of Halle/Wittenberg

1991- 1994 – Referendariat (compulsory legal training after having passed the first State Exam) in Berlin

1994 – Second State Exam in Berlin

Since 1994 – Lawyer in Oranienburg near Berlin

Since 2002 – President of the Brandenburg Regional Bar

Akira Kawamura

Former President, IBA – President, Japan Association of Arbitrators


Education/Academic Degree:

Mr. Akira Kawamura is the graduate of the Kyoto University, 1965, and of the Sydney University, LL.M.1979.

Professional experience:

He was admitted to the Japanese Bar in 1967, and joined the firm of Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (then, Anderson Mori & Rabinowitz). He had been once seconded to a law firm in Australia, Allens (then, Allen Allen & Hemsley). He has an extensive general corporate and litigation/arbitration practices with numerous large multinational domestic and foreign clients, specialising in corporate, M&A, international trade, entertainment, publication, energy and real estate law.

Mr. Kawamura is the Immediate Past President of the International Bar Association (IBA) through 2012 and currently the President of the Japan Arbitrators Association. He is a registered arbitrator of the CITAC and the P.R.I.M.E. Finance. He has also been active as a Councilor of the Japanese Society of International Law, an Auditor of the Japan International Law Association, a member of the Ethics Committee of the Japanese Cancer Association, and a member of the Ethics Commission of the International Association of Athletics Federation. In the IBA, he currently serves as the Chair of the Nominations Committee. He also is a corporate auditor and board member of a number of Japanese companies such as McDonald's Holding Company (Japan), and is also an experienced arbitrator/mediator.

Achievements, awards:

In 2012, he was awarded with the decoration of the Order of the Rising Sun by His Majesty, the Emperor of Japan.

Evgeny Semenyako

President of the Federal Chamber of Lawyers of the Russian Federation



In 1971 graduated from the Leningrad State University. Doctor of legal science.

Professional experience:

In 1973 began his scientific work at the Leningrad State University with a famous lawyer Olimpiad Ioffe. In 1978 became a member of the judges community and a member of the City court of Leningrad. In 1983 renewed his advocate status.

In December 1991 was elected the Chairman of the Presidium of the Leningrad (St. Petersburg) Bar.

Worked on the draft Law on Advocate’s activity and the Bar in Russian Federation and was the member of the organizational board of the I All-Russian Congress of advocates.

In 2002 was elected the president of the St. Petersburg Chamber of Lawyers.

In 2003 on the First All-Russian Congress of Lawyers was elected the president of the Federal Chamber of Lawyers.

President of the Russian Academy of Advocacy and Notariat. Chairman of the Commission on advocacy and notariat of the Association of Lawyers of Russia.

Achievements, awards:

Honoured Lawyer of the Russian Federation.

Awarded Plevako Gold Medal, Medal of Dignity and Advocate’s Honor, the winner of the highest legal awards in Russia “Femida”.


Author of numerous articles, chief editor and commenter of several books.

Valeriy Zinchenko

Senior partner, Saint Petersburg Bar Association Pen&Paper


Education, academic degree:

Graduated from the faculty of law of Saint Petersburg State University.

Professional experience:

Has experience in consulting clients in M&A transactions, in legislation on bankruptcy and corporate law. He has successful experience in negotiations on non-judicial settlement of commercial disputes and corporate conflicts to his credit. Carries out day-to-day management of the firm, also takes part in the most complicated and large projects. Previously headed the department on legal support of problem assets and the department of corporate conflicts settlement at law firm "Green Corridor". Elaborated strategy of legal defense of property and led implementation of the most complicated projects on resisting raiders' takeovers of major enterprises in Saint-Petersburg.

Specialist area, professional interests:

Specialist in corporate law, M&A, defense of property, investments legal support, mediation.

Publications, scientific works:

Co-author of a chapter in the book «International Civil Fraud», published in 2013 in Great Britain.