Cultural Programme

SPBILF Welcome Evening
Laureate of the 2019 St. Petersburg International Legal Forum Private Law Prize announcement ceremony.
Boris Berezovsky concert.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

18:00 – 19:30

Participation upon badge presentation (Delegate, Accompanying person and Media)

On May 14, Forum participants will have a unique chance to enjoy a concert of Boris Berezovsky, one of the world’s most highly acclaimed pianist. Berezovsky’s musicianship has been noted for its phenomenal virtuosity, perfect sound with an extraordinary range of dynamic shades, and convincing interpretation of musical works from vastly different genres and eras.


“Boris Berezovsky is a pianist of rare scenic charm. <…> Berezovsky’s playing is characterized by incredible technique and deep sound, a tremendous “fleeting” quality and stunningly beautiful piano. Here, surely, we have a worthy successor to the greatest Russian pianists,” states the influential Gramophone magazine.

Cocktail Reception

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

20:00 – 23:30

Participation upon badge presentation (Delegate and Accompanying person)

Party on the Rooftop

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

21:00 - 23:00

"Regionservice" Attorneys-at-law – one of the leading Russian law firms established in Kuzbass nearly 20 years ago – have pleasure to invite the participants of the IX St. Petersburg International Legal Forum to attend the Party celebrating the opening of the Forum on May 14, 2019. The event will take place on the rooftop of the Grand Hotel Europe, where Dmitry Malikov and Anna Sedokova will present the music program including Russian premiere of the song “In love”. The guests will enjoy designer cocktails by the best bartenders of the Northern capital as well as traditional Siberian ritual involving vodka and caviar “Black on Black”.

See you on the rooftop at 21.00!

Participation upon badge presentation (Delegate and Accompanying person)

GQ Code

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

19:30 - 00:00

GQ Code is an annual award held by GQ magazine as part of the St. Petersburg International Legal Forum.

The award highlights the best among legal professionals. The winners in each nomination are selected by expert jury consisting of the leaders in the legal world and the editors of GQ.

The following requirements are put forward for nominees: the highest level of professionalism, accuracy in actions, punctuality and restraint.

The winners of the GQ Code Award are lawyers who comprehend legislative acts and have outstanding understanding of the judicial system, who transfer accumulated knowledge to the young generation of lawyers, actively promote the profession and demonstrate unrivaled sense of style.

Participation is by invitation only.

“Better come to Pen & Paper” Party

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

20:30 - 00:00

Participation upon presentation of a badge

Closed Event at the Old Mansion

Thursday, May 16 2019

19:00 - 21:00

Forbs Russia invite you to a closed meeting of businessmen and businesswomen in an old mansion in the centre of St. Petersburg. Here you will have a chance to enjoy unique ambience of an antique Kushelevo-Bezborodko Mansion, listen to jazz music, taste wine and try cigarettes in special guests’ company of Alexander Tsypkin ans Nikolay Uskov.

Number of guests is limited. You have to apply for event beforehand sending an email to the following address:

Legal Run 2019

Saturday, 18 May 2019

10:00 - 14:00

International Charity Legal Run 2019 – a fundraising project that has been uniting representatives of the global professional community of lawyers in support of the children under the care of a long-standing project partner “Gift of Life” Charity Fund. In 2019 Legal Run celebrates its 5th anniversary.

Geography of the Run – more than 15 countries all over the world. Expected number of participants – over 5000. Official web-site:

Participation on the event is possible only with preliminary registration on the web-site

Reunion. St Petersburg State University Festival

Saturday, May 18, 2019


Participation upon badge presentation (Delegate and Accompanying person)

St. Petersburg State University, as one of the top-rated law schools of the country, will host SPBILF participants at Reunion - Big Festival of Science and Culture. The event includes popular science lectures, sessions with opinion leaders from arts and culture, business, IT and media, interactive work-shops, exhibitions and visits to research labs of the country’s first university. Please join us at the atmosphere of summer outdoors festival.