Digest 122

November 14, 2019 Subsribe

SPBILF 2020 News

The plenary session “Right to the Future” is opening the programme of the Anniversary Forum.

When choosing topics for discussion the organizers remain in continious dialogue with the professional community to identify the most relevant and pressing issues to be adressed. For example, Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev, suggested summing up the expert discussion on the Conception of regulation of professional legal services market at the SPBILF in May with the legal community, so that in mid-2020 the Government will take a final decision on it.

It has been agreed to hold a series of events celebrating the 40th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the International Sale of Goods (CISG) under the auspices of the United National Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL).

Program Committee is currently discussing a special event within the business programme of the Anniversary Forum with David B. Wilkins, Lester Kissel Professor of Law, Vice Dean for Global Initiatives on the Legal Profession, Faculty Director of the Center on the Legal Profession, Harvard Law School.

The Programme Committee is waiting for more proposals for the X SPBILF’s Business Programme; not only most relevant subjects but also innovative event formats of future events are welcome.

Please, send your proposals including ideas, descriptions and formats of the offered events to programme@spblegalforum.com or through the website. Please, read the guidelines to the application.

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“We wanted to create a dialogue between Russian lawyers and international lawyers”

Elena Borisenko, Head of the Supervisory Board of SPBILF Foundation, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Management of Gazprombank JSC, the third-largest bank in Russia by assets, spoke to Corporate Counsel (ALM publication) about the importance of compliance, the structure of the Bank’s legal department and the St. Petersburg International Legal Forum.

"We wanted to find the best standards in the global legal profession. We wanted to create a dialogue between Russian lawyers and international lawyers. We have corporate lawyers come, members of the bar, judges, ministers of justice come to the event. We felt that we needed such an event in Russia. We wanted to have an event where lawyers of absolutely different spheres can talk and discuss different models for regulation".

Read the interview here