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Business programme partners



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.

The corporate strategy of Inter RAO is focused on making Inter RAO a global energy enterprise, a key player in the global energy market, and the leading Russian energy company by energy efficiency. Inter RAO Group owns and operates approximately 35 GW of installed power generating capacity.
Norilsk Nickel Group


Norilsk Nickel Group is the world’s largest producer of nickel and palladium and one of the world’s leading producers of platinum and copper. The Company also produces cobalt, rhodium, silver, gold, iridium, ruthenium, selenium, tellurium and sulfur. The Group is involved in

  • prospecting, exploration, extraction, refining and metallurgical processing of minerals
  • production, marketing and sale of base and precious metals.

Main Russian production units of the Group are: the Polar Division of MMC Norilsk Nickel and Kola Mining and Metallurgical Company. Norilsk Nickel Harjavalta belonging to the Group is located in Finland.

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.

Cultural event partners ("Legal Drink" Evening)

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.
S&K Vertical


“S&K Vertical” is an independent law firm whose partners have been specializing in complex litigation, comprehensive resolution of corporate disputes and bankruptcy for over 15 years. «S&K Vertical» provides services to Russian and foreign clients, that are usually either major or mid-level companies having complex legal difficulties. The Firm's record includes more than 1500 wins in litigation on various levels of judiciary, and specifically those before the RF Constitutional Court and Higher Arbitration Court. The aggregate value of the assets, to which it has provided its legal protection, exceeds 6 billion USD. As of today, S&K Vertical holds a place of considerable prominence amongst best Russian law firms and is recommended by leading international and domestic legal rankings. «S&K Vertical» holds its offices in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Beijing.
Monastyrsky, Zyuba, Stepanov & Partners


Monastyrsky, Zyuba, Stepanov & Partners (MZS) is one of the leading law firms in Russia.

Formed in 1991, MZS has an almost unequalled track record and reputation across a diverse range of practice areas – representing some of the world’s largest companies.

MZS provides a wide range of professional legal services, with a focus on dispute resolution, bankruptcy, mergers & acquisitions, criminal law, real estate, financial markets, taxation and intellectual property.

For many years MZS has been highly recommended by Chambers and The Legal500 in dispute resolution. MZS partners are listed among top 100 lawyers according to the Best Lawyers research.
Hogan Lovells




Iusland is a Russian law firm successfully representing clients in Russian courts of general jurisdiction, foreign courts and arbitration institutions.

Founded in 2009 (until 2015 "Semenyako, Golubok and Partners"), Iusland provides legal support in various areas of law, such as real estate, construction and investment, bankruptcy, intellectual property, tax law, transport law, corporate disputes and bank law.

Our team is recommended by international and Russian legal ratings, such as and Best Lawyers. The expertise of our partners is recognized by leading expert organizations: Arbitration Court of the Northwestern District, Russian Intellectual Property Court.
Pen & Paper Law Firm


Pen & Paper is one of the leading regional law firms in Russia founded in 2009 in Saint-Petersburg. Currently the Head of the firm is Valery Zinchenko. Реn & Paper is a law firm specializing in criminal and legal risks management for business in Russia.

Regardless of the project’s scope, the company provides efficient legal support on issues of legislation of various jurisdictions to solve specific problems of the Client.

Professional team of attorneys and lawyers is a guarantee of excellent results in implementation of complicated and complex projects and of our reputation as a reliable partner in the legal market.

The firm performs corporate, criminal, procedural and tax activities.
Goltsblat BLP


Goltsblat BLP is the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), an award-winning international law firm with offices in London, Moscow, Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Berlin, Brussels, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Paris and Singapore, including more than 800 lawyers worldwide. In Moscow, Goltsblat BLP has 100 lawyers, qualified under Russian, English and US law.

Goltsblat BLP is able to provide top-level international advice and transactional support for complex high profile deals for both big multinationals and major Russian corporates. We focus on complex transactional and litigation work and continue to utilise fully the firm’s full service capabilities, where business may need it. Goltsblat BLP is consistently ranked highly / recommended by The Legal 500, Chambers & Partners, IFLR1000, Best Lawyers and Vedomosti.
YUST Law Firm


The Law Firm “YUST” was founded in 1992. Uniting leaders of Russian advocacy, today it is a juridical corporation among the most reliable law firms in Russia and the entire CIS.

The Firm’s specialists cover the entire spectrum of legal services for the B2B sector, as well as for individuals. A wide network of international partners enables us to expertly solve our clients’ tasks in many regions of the world.

Every year, leading Russian and international law ratings Pravo300, The Legal 500, Chambers and The Best Lawyers place “YUST” and its lawyers among the best law companies and specialists in Russia.
Cleary Gottlieb


Cleary Gottlieb is a leading international law firm with 16 offices in major world financial centers.

Cleary Gottlieb has been present in Russia for more than 20 years, advising clients on M&A deals, capital markets and financing transactions, competition and foreign investment regulation as well as on arbitrations and litigations. Cleary Gottlieb has also represented the Russian Government on a wide range of matters.

International Financial Law Review has named Cleary Gottlieb “Russian Law Firm of the Year” six times over the 11-year history of the award.

The Moscow office of Cleary Gottlieb has around 25 lawyers, including 4 partners.


The KPMG Russia and CIS Legal Consulting Service began practicing in 2003. Our team consists of more than 60 professional lawyers with degrees from the leading law faculties in Russia and the CIS (including MSU, MGIMO and MSLA), as well as graduates from top American and British universities.

We leverage the global experience our specialists have gained from KPMG’s international network – operating in more than 50 countries around the world – to provide our clients with the best approaches to resolving their legal issues.

The legal skills and expertise accumulated in our KPMG network has often received international recognition, notably in the prestigious Legal500 and Chambers & Partners rankings.

Social event partners

Legal Insight. Best Legal Departments


The «Legal Insight» is a principally new legal magazine which provides information on legal work techniques and tools and the latest trends in law and law enforcement, economics, finance, management, marketing, psychology and information technologies intended for modern Russian business legal support.

«Legal Insight» is a magazine for in-house counsels and law firms.
DLA Piper


DLA Piper is one of the largest global law firms with a direct presence in more than 30 countries throughout Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Americas.

The firm's Russian practice is staffed by 100 legal professionals in two full-service offices in Moscow and St Petersburg. Our lawyers are highly qualified in various areas of law including corporate and investment, mergers & acquisitions, tax, real estate and construction, litigation and arbitration, employment, foreign trade regulation as well as IP and IT protection.
Goltsblat BLP


Goltsblat BLP is the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), an award-winning international law firm with offices in London, Moscow, Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Berlin, Brussels, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Paris and Singapore, including more than 800 lawyers worldwide. In Moscow, Goltsblat BLP has 100 lawyers, qualified under Russian, English and US law.

Goltsblat BLP is able to provide top-level international advice and transactional support for complex high profile deals for both big multinationals and major Russian corporates. We focus on complex transactional and litigation work and continue to utilise fully the firm’s full service capabilities, where business may need it. Goltsblat BLP is consistently ranked highly / recommended by The Legal 500, Chambers & Partners, IFLR1000, Best Lawyers and Vedomosti.
BCS Ultima Bank


BCS Ultima Bank (Joint – stock Company), as part of the BCS Financial Group, is focused on wealth management services for high-net-worth clients. BCS Ultima Bank provides unique investment strategies and solutions based on Personal Financial Planning (PFP) technology, wide range of investment, banking and insurance in-house products and products provided by world leaders in financial services.
Ivanyan & Partners


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.

Telephone: +7 (495) 660-88-75

Special media partner



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.

International media partners



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.
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



TASS is the leading state news agency in Russia. It was established in 1904.

TASS has a unique, more, than a century experience and high competence in collection, processing and transmission of information. Due to this fact TASS gives an opportunity to the widest range of people to guide in a variety of information volumes and obtain reliable and structured information.

A world-wide correspondent network of TASS permits to acquire current information from any point of the planet.

TASS provides to its partners an access to up-to-date and exclusive social, political and economic information as well as to thematic news lines.

Subscribers to TASS news are Russian and foreign media, ministries and departments of the Russian Federation, regional public authorities, diplomatic representatives, business and financial circles, public organizations, ets.

TASS holds an oldest and unique reference fund and photo archive. More than 10 million of archival documents, photos and negatives give an opportunity to accompany any news by actual historical facts for a few seconds.
Interfax Information Services Group


Interfax Information Services Group is the largest diversified information provider in the CIS, and a recognized leader on the Russian information market in the B2B segment. We create professional products for the media, government bodies and policy makers; and, using state-of-the-art IT solutions, we help businesses with their operations on financial and commodity markets, risk management and external communications.

Interfax was set up in 1989, when a group of journalists created a news agency that was to become the first independent outlet for political and financial information about the former USSR.

Interfax has been the international community's leading source of up-to-the-minute information on Russia and the CIS since the beginning of the 1990s. Interfax is the source most frequently quoted in foreign media reports about the region and is one of the most heavily used sources of up-to-date information in the world. Popular Interfax products also include information systems for business, among them SPARK and SPARK-Marketing; SCAN, the media monitoring system; and the EFIR exchange terminal.

Russia, 127006, Moscow,
2 Pervaya Tverskaya-Yamskaya Street Building 1
Тel. +7 (499) 250-98-40
Fax. +7 (499) 250-97-27

Russia Today


With its first channel launched in December 2005, the RT network now consists of three global news channels broadcasting in English, Spanish and Arabic, RT America broadcasting from a Washington, DC studio, RT UK airing from London, and a documentary channel RTDoc – in English and Russian. Today RT has a global reach of over 700 million people in 100+ countries.
The Moscow Times


The Moscow Times is the only daily English-language newspaper in Russia published since 1992. The Moscow Times is the founding 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. Initially, the paper was created for foreigners, living in Russia, but through the years it has acquired a wide Russian audience.

The readership of The Moscow Times consist of foreigners, who are temporarily or permanently residing in the capital, and Russians with a high level of English.

The newspaper is unique in its scope and system of distribution- it is available in 500 of the most prestigious places in the city (business centers, sport clubs, medical centers, on-board international airlines, restaurants, bars, hotels, and supermarkets) it is also available by subscription to individuals and corporate clients.

The newspaper The Moscow Times also publishes a variety of special publications on real estate (Real Estate Quarterly), leisure and entertainment (Moscow Guide), and also careers and education (Jobs & careers). Since 2006 The Moscow Times is the sole distributor of the International Herald Tribune in Russia.
SPEAR’S Russia


Similar to the original London-based edition, SPEAR’S Russia targets two main audiences – high and ultra-high net worth individuals*, as well as private banking & wealth management industry professionals. Editor-in-Chief Andrei Vdovin is the Editor-in-Chief of SPEAR’S Russia. Mr. Vdovin is also the President of the Russian Golf Association, co-owner of Azbuka Vkusa premium supermarket chain, Asian-Pacific Bank, M2M Private Bank and MEDIACRAT. Being a passionate golfer and a successful entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience working in the banking sector, Andrei Vdovin represents the ideal reader of SPEAR’S Russia magazine. Truly successful investment ideas, family asset management advice, wealth taxation issues, interviews with Russian millionaires and private banking & wealth management industry masterminds – such are the key editorial priorities of SPEAR’S Russia.
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.

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”


The «Legal Insight» is a principally new legal magazine which provides information on legal work techniques and tools and the latest trends in law and law enforcement, economics, finance, management, marketing, psychology and information technologies intended for modern Russian business legal support.

«Legal Insight» is a magazine for in-house counsels and law firms.

Expand 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.


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.
Corporate Laywer


Corporate lawyer journal is the leading Russian journal for chiefs of Legal Departments and heads of Law firms. Administration of legislation, main trends of jurisprudence and analysis of legal cases, most important legislative proposals. All principal community news, legal rating, career, stories of success, effective legal management.

«Arbitration court practice» magazine


The best magazine on how to win a case in arbitrage.

“Arbitration court practice” meant for all lawyers, who has to face arbitral disputes. The authors of this magazine are judges, barristers, workers of famous law firms. They disclose secrets of arbitration process and share their experience of case administration.

To subscribe in two minutes (495) 785-01-13

«Company lawyer» magazine


It’s a periodical for company lawyers, legal consultants, ceo’s and everybody, who’s interested in legal safety of the company.

The magazine contains clear instructions how to solve daily legal tasks:

  • contractual work, deals and risks
  • labour and corporate law
  • conflicts with contractors and won disputes
  • precedents and how to use them for the company interests
  • intellectual property
  • the work with officials
  • professional feats of colleagues

To subscribe in two minutes (495) 785-01-13


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;
The 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.
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.
Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation


The Chamber of commerce and industry of the Russian Federation is a nongovernmental, nonprofit organization that acts on the basis of the Law "On chambers of commerce and industry in the Russian Federation".

It contributes the development of the Russian economy and its integration into the world economic system, creation of favorable conditions for development of all types of business activities.

The system of the CCI RF comprises:
178 territorial chambers;
200 business associations of federal level /500 associations of regional level;
50 thousand enterprises and organizations of different ownership forms.

The Chamber provides the following services:
examination of goods (services);
valuation of assets;
organization of exhibitions, fairs and congresses;
issuing of the documents of foreign economic activity (certificates of origin, ATA carnets), force majeure certificates, commercial and port customs certificates.

The following institutions acts within the structure of the Chamber:
The International Commercial Arbitration Court;
The Court of Arbitration for Resolution of Economic Disputes, and other.
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.