Digest 131

May 20, 2019 Subsribe


Dear Friends,

The jubilee Tenth St. Petersburg International Legal Forum was due to start today. Sadly, the event gas been postponed, but that also means we have more time to prepare a tremendous and truly unforgettable gathering. Today, you are welcome to visit ‘virtual’ Saint Petersburg and dive in the unique and friendly atmosphere SPBILF offers to its guests every year. We are delighted to share with you some reminiscences of past Forums from the first ones to the very recent.

LF Team very much looks forwards to seeing you next year!


SPBILF Welcome Evening on May, 14 featured the 2019 St. Petersburg International Legal Forum Private Law Prize Award ceremony and a concert of Boris Berezovsky, one of the world’s most highly acclaimed pianist.

► Watch the video

Highly topical and thought-provoking Business Programme encourages Forum participants to continue lively discussions until late in the night. Let’s once again return to the General Staff Building halls and corridors and experience, though remotely, SPBILF vibrant and professional atmosphere:

► May 15, 2019
► May 16, 2019

Gala Dinner: Legal Party "Russian Hits of 90's" turned out to be unlike anything you ever dared to imagine. Our partners and friends, the most talented performers of the professional community shared stage with pop stars singing their favorite tracks from 20 years ago.

► Revisit this one-of-a-kind event

SPBILF heart, soul and smile – this is what delegates say about Forum volunteers! They greet you upon arrival to Saint Petersburg and at the Forum official hotels, explain you the agenda inside out and show around the magnificent Hermitage halls. What is behind the scene?

► Have you collected the photographs already? No? Check the pictures and feel the Forum vibes!


Do you remember the discussion sessions topics of the SPBILF 2018? We hope you do. If you don’t, we are glad to help you recapture them – well, we have everything recorded:
► May 16, 2018
► May 17, 2018

On Friday, May 18, one of the most vivid impressions of the SPBILF in 2018 (and perhaps in a few years) awaited the delegates were elephants on St. Isaac's Square. The Gala Dinner of the VIII St. Petersburg International Legal Forum complimented the delegates with an extraordinary circus performance - we invite you to remember who was at the arena all night long.

► Best moments of the SPBILF 2018 in photos

In 2017, one of the most beautiful and extraordinary places in St. Petersburg was chosen for the Gala Dinner - Vitebsky Railway Station. The guests of the Gala plunged into the atmosphere of St. Petersburg in the early XX century.


What happens on Legal Street stays on Legal Street? Not really - we would like to remind you one of the most stellar and brightest evenings of the Forum on Rubinstein Street!

► Legal Street 2016

For sure, SPBILF 2016 is remembered by its delegates for many other things - and for those who have not been to St. Petersburg that year we are pleased to tell you how the Forum was held:

► May 18, 2016

► May 19, 2016

► May 20, 2016


In 2015, the St. Petersburg International Legal Forum celebrated its first, albeit a small, five-year anniversary. The Forum attracted more than 3000 delegates from all over the world, and its business program barely fitted in three days:

► May 27, 2015

► May 28, 2015

► May, 29 2015

In 2015, a gift party of the Forum’s partners - Legal Drink - was held for the first time.

However, a crown jewel of the cultural program was the Gala Dinner traditionally held in a wonderful place - workshops of the former plant "Arsenal" in the Russian avant-garde style.

► To see what it was like

SPBILF 2013 & SPBILF 2012

Are there many readers of the Digest who participated in the SPBILF 2012 or 2013? Well, the more interesting you will find the video review of these Forums!




The SPBILF Organizing Committee has already begun planning the business and cultural programme for the Forum in 2021. We will be glad to receive your proposals for discussion sessions and roundtables – please, send us your ideas to programme@spblegalforum.ru.

We'll see you soon!