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5.2. Russia and China: The Right to Invest

May 19
Part I 10:00-12:00
Part II 12:30-14:30
Lecture hall

Track: 5. Investments / Finance


Participants of the round table will address the issues of Russian-Chinese investments and the related issues of dispute resolution.

The goal of the round table is to discuss ways of future cooperation between Russia and China and development of mutual investment opportunities, as well as to identify and eliminate obstacles to the active development of such relations.

Participants are expected to include various representatives of foreign universities, international and Russian law firms, as well as representatives of the Asian international arbitration centres.

Relevance of the chosen topic is confirmed by the complexity of the situation in politics and economy, as well as the existence of obstacles to investments that can be solved by legal means.


Evgeniy Gubin

Head of the Business Law Department of the Faculty of Law, Lomonosov Moscow State University - Member of the Supervisory Board, Russia-China Law Society

Alexander Molotnikov

Associate Professor of Business Law Department of the Faculty of Law, Lomonosov Moscow State University - Member of the Public Council, federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation - Chairman of the Executive Board, Russia-China Law Society


Sergey Anisimov

Deputy Head of Legal and PPP projects Department - Head of the division of PPP-projects and international relations of the Federal Road Agency, Federal Road Agency

David Blumental

Partner, Latham & Watkins

Anatoly Bobrakov

Deputy Director, Foundation for Development of the Far East and the Baikal region

Teresa Cheng

Chairperson, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre


Teresa Cheng GBS SC JP FICE FCIArb is a Senior Counsel, Chartered Engineer, Chartered Arbitrator and Accredited Mediator, with a distinguished record of public service in Hong Kong. Ms Cheng specialises in areas of law in construction and international commercial joint venture contracts and investment arbitration, and is an experienced practitioner in international arbitration and mediation. She is frequently engaged as counsel or arbitrator in complex international commercial disputes.

She is the Chairperson of Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), Past Vice President of the International Council of Commercial Arbitration (ICCA), and Past Vice President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration. In 2008, she was the first Asian woman elected through a global election as President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb). She is a Recorder in the Court of First Instance of the High Court of Hong Kong in 2014, a member of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) panel of Arbitrators, designated by the Chairman of the ICSID Administrative Council of World Bank, and an external IFC alternate member of the World Bank's Sanctions Board. Ms Cheng is a Fellow of King’s College in London, and the Course Director of the International Arbitration and Dispute Settlement Course at the Law School of Tsinghua University in Beijing. Ms Cheng has co-authored numerous books and articles in journals and seminars. Some of her recent publications include “Construction Law and Practice in Hong Kong” and “Arbitration in Hong Kong: A Practical Guide”, published by Sweet & Maxwell, as well as papers in the “International Council for Commercial Arbitration Congress Series”, published by Kluwer Law International.

Dmitry Grab

Director of the Legal Department, Ministry of the Russian Federation for Far East development

Anton Imennov

LL.M. Advocate - Special Counsel - Head of the International Practice and Private Client Services, Аttorneys at Law “Pen&Paper”


Anton joined Pen & Paper in 2015. He runs projects for both Russian and foreign clients in Russia, as well as clients overseas.

Before his time at the firm, Anton was invited to take up a management position in Russia’s largest pulp and paper producer, where for seven years he was involved in supporting international legal affairs. He was named employee of the year in 2013. Also worked in Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, a leading international law firm.

He is the co-author of the ‘Thomson Reuters Investing in Russia Global Guide’.

Elena Kabatova

Professor of the Department of International Private and Civil Law, MGIMO

Maria Miroshnikova

Partner - Head of Corporate and M&A Practice, Ivanyan & Partners

Anselmo Reyes

Professor of Legal Practice, Hong Kong University - International Judge, Singapore International Commercial Court


Anselmo Reyes has been Professor of Legal Practice at Hong Kong University since October 2012. He was Judge of the Hong Kong High Court from 2003 to 2012. He has served as Representative of the Asia-Pacific Regional Office of the Hague Conference on Private International Law since April 2013. He is an International Judge of the Singapore International Commercial Court and an Overseas Bencher of the Inner Temple.

Sergey Slagoda

Managing Partner, S&K Vertical


Education, academic degree:

Department of Law, St. Petersburg State University. University of St. Gallen (Switzerland). Executive Master of European and International Business Law EMBL-HSG

Professional experience:

Since 2009 - Managing Partner of S&K Vertical, Attorneys at Law

Specialty and professional interests:

Sergey Slagoda focuses on international private law, commercial, corporate and banking law, mediation, legal support for foreign investment in Russia and litigation held in various jurisdictions.

For more than 10 years, has been studying law of several countries, focusing on the area of comparative law.

Publications and scientific works:

Several articles in legal and business media.

Kirill Stepanov

Secretary of State, Deputy Minister for Development of the Far East of the Russian Federation

Xianlin Wang

Professor of KoGuan Law School, Shanghai Jiao Tong University


Education, academic Degree:

Doctor of Law, Renmin University of China

Professional experiences:

Lecturer, Associate Professor, and Professor at Anhui University (1990-2004), Postdoctoral Researcher at Wuhan University (2002-2004); Fulbright Visiting Scholar in the George Washington University Law School (2007-2008); Professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (2005-present).

Specialist areas:

Competition Law, Intellectual Property Law

Achievements, awards:

Expert in the Consultation Group of the Anti-Monopoly Commission under the State Council, an expert of market supervision expert commission of State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC).


10 books, more than 100 articles

Huen Wong

Council Member and Past President, Law Society of Hong Kong

Andrey Zelenin

Partner, Lidings



Moscow State Law Academy.

Professional experience:

Supporting one of the largest Chinese automotive producers Lifan Motors in setting up a car manufacturing plant in Cherkessk jointly with a Russian large - scale automotive producer.

Court representation of four Chinese textile companies in collaboration with Dacheng Law Offices in a debt collection claim related to unpaid letters of credit.

Advising one of the leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider Chinese Huawei Technologies on legal and regulatory issues relating to corporate reorganization of the company's business in Russia.

Advising Australian branch of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China in the process of granting a USD 35 mln loan to a Russian subsidiary.

Specialty and professional interests:

Andrey has great experience in litigation in the Russian courts and international arbitration, particularly in disputes involving financial institutions, companies from FMCG, energy and pharmaceutical sectors. He is a prominent Russian expert in the field of international dispute resolution with a wide experience in conducting trials in accordance with the rules of ICC, Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, and ICAC with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, as well as other Russian and international arbitration institutions. Under his supervision the firm has represented clients in a number of precedent-setting cases in Russia.

Achievements and rewards:

Is the author of multiple articles and legal reviews published in Russia and abroad. He is ranked by major international legal ratings as a great arbitration specialist. He also a member of the Global Advisory Board of ICDR Young and International, member of the organization committees of the Moscow Dispute Resolution Conference, Arbitration Debates project of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RUIE) and Russia-China Law Society.

Publications and scientific works:

April 05, 2016 – “Our Mission – Consolidating and Upscaling. Interview with Lidings Partners”;

December 04, 2015 – “Russian Pharmaceutical Market: Drive for Localisation”;

August 11, 2014 – “Compulsory license. Originals vs. Generics” (in Russian);

June 02, 2014 – “Insolvency of the Bank in Russia: Protecting Foreign Creditor’s Rights” (in Russian);

February 21, 2014 – “How to receive judgment recognition” (in Russian).

*This schedule may be subject to change