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Legal Financing – Trends & Cases

Wednesday, 16 May
08:30 - 10:00

Gray Hall, General Staff Building (6-8, Dvortsovaya sq.)

Legal financing is a new field for Russia. Still its growth is dramatic. More and more businesses and individuals are using the model. For many of them legal financing has actually become the only way to call top level lawyers and experts, and to get a lawsuit to the court. Abroad, big funds with billions in turnover have been functioning in the field since long ago. What about Russia? Even though the field is very young here, first significant results do exist.

Foreign and Russian investors, claimants and lawyers, successful in legal financing, will discuss the topic at KOMMERSANT Business Breakfast.


MODERATOR: Irina Tsvetkova, Lawyer, Founder of PLATFORMA Service



  • Legal Financing - myths and facts
  • Foreign experience. What to adopt? How to use?
  • Future of Legal Financing in Russia: results of a research by PLATFORMA
  • Legislative basis for Legal Financing in Russia. Any gaps? Should we fill them?
  • A Consumer Profile: who, when, why, and how uses Legal Financing in Russia?
  • Types of Legal Financing and their aspects: case funding, portfolio investments, crowdfunding, loans
  • An Ideal Customer: defining opportunities to raise funds for a lawsuit
  • First results in the field in Russia. Forecasts for the future.



Alessandro Volcic, Managing Director, Kroll Russia & CIS

Alexey Gorodissky, Partner, Andrey Gorodissky & Partners

Julia Zagonek, Partner, White&Case

Polina Lebedeva, Director of Legal Direction, Rosbank

Tatiana Minaeva, of Counsel, Jones Day

Sergey Pepeliaev, Managing Partner, Pepeliaev Group

Ben Wells, Lawyer, Pinsent Masons

Andrey Yakovlev, Managing Partner, Yakovlev & Partners

* The Programme may be subject to change