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Disputes and Settlement Agreements with the State

Thursday, May 16
08:30 - 09:45

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



Regulators often initiate administrative cases, and penalties for violations can reach billions of Roubles. Moreover, the state in general, government bodies, institutions, state corporations etc. are main parties of numerous property relations. A part of the state in economy has long ago exceeded 50%. At the same time the state is rarely interested in settlement agreements, implying mutual consessions, even though an opponent party has a strong legal position. Are settlement agreements possible in state disputes? What arguments to use at negotiations? What conditions in the proposed settlement agreement can become a «red flag» for the regulator and the court? How to protect interests of a party in the same time convincing the regulator to conclude settlement agreement? Experts in dispute settlement and representatives of regulators will discuss the issues at KOMMERSANT business breakfast.


Topics for discussion:

  • Environmental offences
  • Tax offences
  • Antitrust offences
  • White collar crimes
  • Tactics and strategy of negotiations to conclude a settlement agreement. 



Victoria Burkovskaya, Partner, Head of White Collar Crime Practice,  Law Firm “Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners”



  • Andrey Pereladov, Co-Chair, Law firm “Regionservice"
  • Galina Akchurina, Partner, Director of Tax Litigation Department, FBK Legal
  • Anna Numerova, Partner, Law Firm “Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners”
  • Evgeniya Chervets, Head of  Dispute Settlement and Corporate Law Practice, Moscow office, Law firm “Regionservice”
  • Mikhail Golovanev, Head of Practice, Tax Litigation Department, FBK Legal
  • Alexander Mosyagin, Senior Vice-President, Board Member, Director of Legal Affairs, HR and Compliance, Commerzbank (Eurasia)
  • Vitaly Palabugin, Chief Legal Officer, Severstal Russian Steel Division

* The Programme may be subject to change