2.4. Legal Profession: Anatomy of Survival (Talk Show)

Thursday, May 17
14:30 - 16:00

Hyde Park, General Staff Building (6-8, Dvortsovaya sq.)

Globalization, economic and regulatory change, new technology and reforms in the legal services market are creating serious challenges for the legal profession. How can lawyers survive in the new reality? How can we ensure high-quality legal support when budgets are limited? Leading members of the legal community, including corporate lawyers from leading companies, law firm partner and legal experts, will discuss these and other topics on the Legal Profession: Anatomy of Survival talk show.

The show will be hosted by PwC Legal together with the Society of Corporate Lawyers.


Marianna Maksimovskaya

Journalist - Vice-President of the Communication Group, Mikhailov & Partners


Rustem Akhmetshin

Senior Partner, Pepeliaev Group

Leonid Akimov

Head of the Legal Defense Department, Rosseti PJSC

Olga Fominykh

Senior Managing Counsel, Northern & Eastern Europe, Coca-Cola

Anton Imennov

Managing Partner, Аttorneys at Law Pen & Paper

Andrey Korelskiy

Managing Partner, Attorneys at Law KIAP

Polina Lebedeva

Legal Director, ROSBANK PJSC

Ekaterina Lobacheva

Head of the Legal Department, X5 Retail Group

Aleksandra Nesterenko

President, Russian Corporate Counsel Association

Aleksandr Smirnov

Head of Legal Department, Moscow Exchange


Graduated from the Kutafin Moscow State Law University, master’s degree in law, Ph. D. (law). Working experience – 15 years. He began his legal career in the insurance group SOGAZ, later he headed the department of corporate and commercial law in the insurance group Renaissance Insurance. In differentyears, he headed the legal departments in the publishing house Eksmo and the group of companies Russian Alcohol (now– Russian Standard). In 2011 he headed the commercial practice of the international law firm Goltsblat BLP. Since 2013 –Head of the Legal Department of the Moscow Stock Exchange.

In the joint rating, published by Kommersant and the Association of Managers of Russia, herepeatedly named the best head of legal in the financial sector. The Legal 500 International Directory included him in the list of one hundred most influential lawyers in Russia.

Sergey Voytishkin

Managing Director, Baker Mckenzie CIS

Yana Zoloeva

Managing Partner at PwC Legal Russia, Head of Tax Legal Practice PwC Russia

* The Programme may be subject to change