6.3. Private Clients (Part II). Regulation of Family Relations in Different Jurisdictions

Thursday, May 16
12:00 - 14:00

Hall #2, General Staff Building (6-8, Dvortsovaya sq.)


The capital has been actively accumulated in Russia over last 30 year. Now it’s concentration in Russia is extremely high. Forbes reports that Moscow is ranked 3rd in the list of cities by number of billionaires in the world. That period was also the time when consumers’ preferences which are ordinary for the owners of capital (foreign private property, private jets and yachts) have been formed. Families owning the capital have been growing alongside with such capital, with the geographical spread of family members and assets being expanded.

It is only natural that all this and the time passing by has triggered special attention to family law matters which may arise in various jurisdictions as well as planning of the estate transfer (which can be quite a complex structure) to heirs.

The event’s speakers will review the most crucial aspects of succession planning and family law matters in Great Britain, Austria, Spain, Italy, the U.S., France, Switzerland, Cyprus and a few more countries, taken from an hypothetical example of one  capital (the case study).

In the second part of the discussion the following questions will be discussed:

  • applicable law / prenuptial and postnuptial agreements;
  • marital property regime;
  • separation, marriage dissolution / division of the common property;
  • child custody disputes;
  • forum for a dispute.


Yulia Chekmareva

Counsel, Ivanyan & Partners, Russian Federation


Camilla Baldwin

Founding Partner, Camilla Baldwin Solicitors, United Kingdom

Marina Barannik

Partner, Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP, USA

Alessandro Bavila

Partner, Maisto e Associati, Italy

Holger Bielesz

Partner, Wolf Theiss Attorneys-at-Law, Austria

Olivier Peclard

Partner, Bonnant & Partners, Switzerland

* The Programme may be subject to change