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from 12:00 to 18:00

May 26, 2015

V Annual Workshop Conference “How Can Russia Win the Competition in Legal Systems?” organized by the Russian Corporate Counsel Association

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Details are available at: www.rcca.com.ru/en

Participation is by invitation only

Venue: Astoria Hotel (39 Bolshaya Morskaya st.)

from 9:30 to 11:30

May 27, 2015

Business breakfast “Legal Strategies during Turbulence”

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Last year, there were many reasons to panic: access to the US and European markets closed, new sanctions, financial market volatility, and weakening ruble. However, despite the negative external environment, we keep setting goals and moving forward. After all, any cause behind the crisis can be turned into a growth factor. And a wise legal strategy will help do this. By creating and transforming the market, legal, financial and tax infrastructure, the government opens up new business development opportunities. Stay in trend of key events. What changes have occurred in the Russian legal framework? What international standards are implemented? What are the opportunities of the "Asian focus", and what hinders new business contracts?

Key topics for discussion:

  • How to harmonize legal systems? Implementation of international standards and legal unification VS national identification. Best examples for borrowing in law-making
  • What should lawyers expect in 2015? What opportunities will the next stage of the Civil Code reform provide? Obligations-related provisions and their specifics. Novelties in the Civil Code, application of new tools of corporate law.
  • Amnesty of capital in action - legal issues and challenges of the time. Advantages that the legislative initiative provides to those willing to return their assets to the Russian jurisdiction
  • Turn to the East: the need to create a new legal system for cooperation with Asian countries. Opportunities and limitations for Chinese investments. Participation of Russia in AIIB
  • Islamic banking. What hinders new deals? Is there any future for Islamic finance?

Moderator - Anatoly Kuzichev, General Producer, Kommersant FM

Speakers:

  • Oksana Balayan, Managing Partner, Moscow Office of Hogan Lovells
  • Gadis Gadgiev, Judge, Constitutional Court, the Russian Federation
  • Yury Lyubimov, State Secretary - Deputy Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation
  • Vitaly Monkevich, President of the Russian-Asian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RAUIE)
  • Constantine Olefir, head of the legal department, OTKRYTIE
  • Mikhail Popov, director of legal affairs, RT-Invest Transportation Systems
  • Evgeny Sukhanov, Deputy chairman of the board of codification, the head of the council working group on the codification and improvement of the civil law on legislation and legal persons under the President ofthe Russian Federation

Venue: General Staff Building (6-8, Dvortsovaya sq.)

from 8:30 to 10:00

May 28, 2015

Business Breakfast "Intellectual Property Legal Regulation"

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Participation is by invitation only

Venue: General Staff Building (6-8, Dvortsovaya sq.)

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from 8:30 to 10:00

May 28, 2015

Business Breakfast "Russian vs English"

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Participation is by invitation only

Venue: General Staff Building (6-8, Dvortsovaya sq.)

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from 8:30 to 10:00

May 28, 2015

Business Breakfast "I. Cleary's review of 2015 business and legal developments and trends. II. Freezing your Opponent's Assets Worldwide: English Injunctions"

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Venue: General Staff Building (6-8, Dvortsovaya sq.)

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from 10:30 to 11:45

May 28, 2015

Briefing “Tax policy amid tightening state oversight”

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Amid constantly developing market and legislation, the participants of the round table will have an opportunity to discuss the most current issues and latest initiatives regarding the anti-offshore law, to assess potential legal risks and opportunities when conducting Russian or international business, and to participate in a dialogue between the authorities and business.

Moderator Galina Akchurina, partner at FBK, head of tax resolution practice, FBK Legal

Program:

  • The Federal Tax Service (FTS): results on court settlement of tax-related disputes
  • The effectiveness of pre-court settlement of disputes: from the point of view of the FTS and business
  • 2015: key disputes with the FTS on tax and fee payments
  • Tax planning and taxation subject to the law on controlled foreign companies (CFC): expectations and reality
  • Double taxation: Is it a problem? Abusing benefits under double taxation agreements
  • The notion of tax residence of organizations
  • The anti-offshore law: new legislative developments, legal aspects
  • Taxes and investment climate: search for mutually acceptable compromises
  • Potential costs and risks when liquidating an offshore company. Tax amnesty practices

Invited speakers:

  • Richard Batch, corporate tax director, International Air Transport Association
  • Dmitry Kornev, director of tax administration and treasury department, МТS
  • Petr Maximov, head of legal directorate, RUSAL
  • Galina Akchurina, partner at FBK, head of tax resolution practice, FBK Legal
  • Dmitry Paramonov, lawyer, tax consulting practice, FBK Legal
  • Polina Ulovkina, consultant at the international taxation office of the tax and customs tariff policy department, Russia’s Finance Ministry
  • Representatives of the FTS

Venue: Press Centre, Headquarters (6-8 Dvortsovaya square)

from 12:00 to 13:15

May 28, 2015

Briefing “Corporations: key questions & legal answers during the time of sanctions”

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A new geopolitical environment imposes on business new conditions of operating, in which legal awareness plays one of the key roles in making important strategic decisions.

RBC’s briefings will enable participants jointly with leading heads of legal practices at large Russian companies, representatives of judiciary and government bodies to analyze the major trends in the development of the law enforcement practice, study the experience of Russian and international companies, benefit from the opinion of experts, and decide on the ways of operating within the legal framework in order to develop business more effectively in 2015.

Moderator - Stepan Guzey, Partner, Lidings

Programme:

  • Restructuring and reorganization of holdings in times of economic turbulence
  • Settlement of overdue debt: risks and remedies
  • Failure to meet contractual and loan obligations: special aspects of law enforcement practice
  • Corporate disputes: judicial lawmaking
  • Liquidation and bankruptcy: ways of legal protection of the interests of shareholders and owners amid economic instability

Invited speakers:

  • Stepan Guzey, Partner, Lidings
  • Batraz Pliev, Vice President for Corporate and Legal Affairs, PromSvyazCapital
  • Dmitry Pristanskov, Director of Federal and Regional Programs, MMC Norilsk Nickel
  • Anton Rogachevsky, Vice President for Legal Affairs, Baltika Breweries
  • Vladimir Razuvaev, Legal Director, Softline
  • Alexander Kalinin, Head of Legal Department, ROCKWOOL
  • Dmitry Chudakov, Head of Legal Department, Novartis Pharma

Venue: Press Centre, General Staff Building (6-8, Dvortsovaya sq.)

from 13:15 to 14:30

May 28, 2015

Briefing “Key aspects of financial activity amid economic turbulence”

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A new geopolitical environment imposes on business new conditions of operating, in which legal awareness plays one of the key roles in making important strategic decisions.

RBC’s briefings will enable participants jointly with leading heads of legal practices at large Russian companies, representatives of judiciary and government bodies to analyze the major trends in the development of the law enforcement practice, study the experience of Russian and international companies, benefit from the opinion of experts, and decide on the ways of operating within the legal framework in order to develop business more effectively in 2015.

Moderator - Andrey Yakovlev, Lawyer, Managing Partner, Yakovlev & Partners

Programme:

  • New provisions in the Federal Law No. 353 “On Consumer Credit (Loan)” dated 21.12.2013: legal response & contractual freedom
  • Changes to the Civil Code of the Russian Federation regarding processing of loan obligations: expectations and reality
  • Bankruptcy: procedural changes regarding initiation of a bankruptcy case. Who won?
  • Legal framework for restructuring lending institutions: special considerations for M&As when consolidating banks
  • Professional participants of financial markets: review of the latest changes to the applicable laws

Invited speakers:

  • Tatiana Kuzmina, Deputy Chairman of The Management Board, Head of Legal Department, Promsvyazbank
  • Tatyana Udaltsova, Member of the Management Board, Bank of Moscow
  • Igor Dubov, Lawyer, Partner, Head of Financial Practices, Yakovlev & Partners
  • Alexander Mosyagin, Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, Commerzbank (EURASIJA)
  • Alexey Malovatsky, M&A Executive Director, Sistema JSFC
  • Alexander Kirilovichev, Deputy Director General for Legal Affairs, Gazprombank Invest
  • Konstantin Olefir, Head of the Legal Department, Otrkrytie Holding FC

Venue: Press Centre, General Staff Building (6-8, Dvortsovaya sq.)

from 15:30 to 18:30

May 28, 2015

Public Talk “Capital Amnesty Guide for Action”

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from 18:00 to 20:30

May 28, 2015

Award ceremony of the X annual competition “Best Legal Departments of Russia – 2014”

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Legal Insight Magazine is honored to invite the attendees of the Forum to the tenth anniversary join grand evening of celebrating the best legal departments of Russia. The entertainment program including specially prepared surprises for the guests and the friendly atmosphere of the ceremony support informal communication and strengthen business contacts. Over 200 of Russia’s leading lawyers – heads of legal departments of the biggest Russian and international corporations and law firm partners – gather annually to celebrate the winners triumph.

Details are available at: www.bestlegaldepartments.ru

Participation is by invitation only

Venue: Restaurant "Palkin", 47 Nevsky prospekt

from 8:30 to 10:00

May 29, 2015

Business Breakfast "Recovery assets abroad: case studies"

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Venue: General Staff Building (6-8, Dvortsovaya sq.)

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from 8:30 to 14:00

May 31, 2015

Legal Run

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Lawyers charity marathon Legal Run is the unique fundraising project which supports the charity foundation “Gift of Life”.

Participation requires preliminary registration at legalrunrussia.ru/place/spb before May 29

Venue: Sosnovka park (Jacques Duclos Street, 62)