Legal Aspects of Investment Climate in Russian Regions

July 3 - 4, 2014

Arkhangelsk Region Government,
Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov

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The programme of the Legal Investment Forum “Legal Aspects of Investment Climate in Russian Regions” consists of seven discussion sessions.

A variety of social events will be organized for the delegates. On July 3 there will be a Welcome reception by the Governor; besides, cultural programme includes numerous excursions.

This is a preliminary programme, any data may be changed.

Programme

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
11:00 - 22:30 Shuttles Talagi Airport - “Pur-Navolok” Hotel
16:00 - 23:00 Accreditation in the “Pur-Navolok” Hotel lobby (Northern Dvina embankment, 88/1)
17:00 - 19:00

Walking Tour (included in delegate package)
Arkhangelsk, the city of four centuries
Meeting point: "Pur-Navolok" Hotel

21:30 - 00:00

Welcome cocktail at the “Pur-Navolok” hotel, “Nebo” Bar

Compliment from the Organising Committee: champagne and canapé

Thursday, July 3, 2014. Arkhangelsk Region Government (Troitsky pr., 49)
07:30 - 11:00

Shuttles “Pur-Navolok” Hotel - Arkhangelsk Region Government

08:00 - 09:00

Coffee break

08:00 - 11:00

Accreditation

09:00 - 10:30

Role and Significance of Advocacy in Establishment and Development of Arbitration Courts Modern System
Public session of Federal Chamber of Lawyers of the Russian Federation
featuring Russian Arbitration Association


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Role and Significance of Advocacy in Establishment and Development of Arbitration Courts Modern System

Public session of Federal Chamber of Lawyers of the Russian Federation

featuring

Russian Arbitration Association

Issues to discuss:

  • Competency requirements for advocates working as arbitrators
  • Arbitration courts in dispute resolution system in regions of Russia

Moderator:

Yury Pilipenko, Vice-president of Federal Chamber of Lawyers of the Russian Federation

Invited speakers:

Sergey Amosov, Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Commercial Court of the Russian Federation

Konstantin Dobrynin, Deputy Chairman of the Council of the Federation Committee on Constitutional Legislation, Legal and Judicial Affairs and Civil Society Development

Anna Grishchenkova, Head of Dispute Resolution Practice, LLM, FBK LEGAL

Vladimir Khvaley, Chairman of the Executive Board of the Russian Arbitration Association, Partner in “Baker & McKenzie” law firm

Andrey Klishas, Chairman of the Council of the Federation Committee on Constitutional Legislation, Legal and Judicial Affairs and Civil Society Development

Andrey Korelskiy, Managing partner of KIAP, Attorney at law

Konstantin Lukoyanov, Head of Litigation and Arbitration, Linklaters CIS, Moscow

Fedor Vyacheslavov, Head of Dispute Resolution, ALRUD

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 17:00 Shuttles Talagi Airport - “Pur-Navolok” Hotel - Talagi Airport
11:00 - 12:30

Session of Coordination Council at the Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation for Interaction with Civic Institutions


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Urgent Problems of Criminal Executive Law Humanization

Session of Coordination Council at the Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation for Interaction with Civic Institutions

Moderator:

Konstantin Dobrynin, Deputy Chairman of the Council of the Federation Committee on Constitutional Legislation, Legal and Judicial Affairs and Civil Society Development

Invited speakers:

Natalya Sidorova, Associate Professor, Department of Criminal Process and Criminology, Law Faculty, St. Petersburg State University

Legal basis for penal labour system regulation for effective execution of a punishment.

Invited speakers:

Andrey Klishas, Chairman of the Council of the Federation Committee on Constitutional Legislation, Legal and Judicial Affairs and Civil Society Development

Valery Zinchenko, Senior Partner Pen&Paper, Board member at St. Petersburg Bar Association

Round table: «Problems and Tools for Increasing Legal Awareness and Legal Culture in the Regions»


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Round table: «Problems and Tools for Increasing Legal Awareness and Legal Culture in the Regions».

Organizer, partner of the Forum: Russian Legal Information Agency (RLIA)

Moderator:

Olga Binda, Head of Promotion and Development, RAPSI, Advisor to the President of Federal Chamber of Lawyers of the Russian Federation

Invited speakers:

Alexander Khvoshchinskiy, Managing Partner, Legal Stratagency

Andrey Korelskiy, Attorney at law, Managing partner and founder of KIAP

Yury Pilipenko, Vice-president of Federal Chamber of Lawyers of the Russian Federation

Gennadiy Sharov, Chief Editor of the «Bulletin of the Federal Chamber of Lawyers of the Russian Federation»

Vladimir Yaduta, RAPSI Editor

Alexandr Zabeyda, Managing Partner, Zabeyda, Kasatkin, Saushkin and partners law firm

Description:

Legal culture - is the level and rate of legal awareness development in the country. Legal education is a way to show citizens and business their direct opportunities and rights.

Today, legal education in the regions, as a means of legal culture formation in Russia, takes on a new meaning. Participation of citizens and entrepreneurs in projects on legal culture development enhances the formation of a favorable business environment.

Topics for discussion:

  • Professional legal culture – conditions of legal life of society

  • Revival and the role of "judicial journalism" as a tool to increase openness of the proceedings

  • Workshop. Legal market of Russia: media relations. Mistakes corrections.

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
12:30 - 14:00 Shuttles Arkhangelsk Region Government - Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov
Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov (Northern Dvina emb., 17)
13:00 - 16:00 Accreditation
14:00 - 15:30

Plenary session
Regions, Investments, Law


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Plenary session. Regions, Investments, Law

Moderator:

Yury Pilipenko, Vice-president of Federal Chamber of Lawyers of the Russian Federation

Invited speakers:

Sergey Amosov, Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Commercial Court of the Russian Federation

Konstantin Dobrynin, Deputy Chairman of the Council of the Federation Committee on Constitutional Legislation, Legal and Judicial Affairs and Civil Society Development

Andrey Klishas, Chairman of the Council of the Federation Committee on Constitutional Legislation, Legal and Judicial Affairs and Civil Society Development

Elena Kudryashova, Rector of Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov, PhD, Professor

Maria Melnikova, Adviser to the Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation

Igor Orlov, Governor of Arkhangelsk Region

15:30 – 15:45 Press Briefing
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 - 17:30

Roundtable: "Legal Problems of the Arkhangelsk Region Industrial Markets’ Activity"


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Legal Problems of the Arkhangelsk Region Industrial Markets’ Activity

Moderator:

Irina Gladysheva, Minister of Economic Development and Competition Policy of the Arkhangelsk region

Invited speakers:

Andrey Ababkov, Director for Branches Support, Ilim Group

Larisa Nehoroshkova, Head of Legal Department, JSC “PO “Sevmash”

Vladimir Petrov, General Manager, Management Company “Alliance Management” LLC

Igor Shikov, Head of Tax practice, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

Denis Smirnov, Head of Legal Department, JSC APPM

Grigory Tarasylov, Director TC Agency LLC

Issues to discuss:

  1. Legal problems of the Russian pulp and paper industry
  2. Legal aspects of meeting environmental standards
  3. Peculiarities of urban planning in Arkhangelsk Region
  4. Enhancement of environmental protection and ecological safety legal support
  5. Exploration activities. Wellsite Construction
  6. Government Tax Initiatives and Business Climate:
    • What impact would the key tax innovations have on small and medium-size businesses and regional budget replenishment?
    • Taxes: international data exchange, deoffshorization, Transfers of fiscal liability on tax agents, new property taxation conception

Roundtable: "Public-Private Partnership (PPP). Aspects of PPP legal regulation and implementation in Russia: is there a universal decision for infrastructure projects?"


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Public-Private Partnership (PPP). Aspects of PPP legal regulation and implementation in Russia: is there a universal decision for infrastructure projects?

Moderator:

Igor Andreechev, Director of Legal Department of Administration of the Governor of Arkhangelsk Region and Government of Arkhangelsk Region

Invited speakers:

Svetlana Aristova, Deputy Director for Science and Public Affairs, Udmurt State University Branch in Kudymkar

Dmitry Dorofeev, Director Region-Invest LLC

Erika Romberg, Researcher, Law Faculty, Helsinki University

Features of Implemetation of PPP projects to road construction

Issues to discuss:

  • Legal framework, procedure and conditions for government and business participation in public-private partnership in the Arkhangelsk region
  • Draft project of Belkomur — main railway line, which will directly connect Perm, Solikamsk, Gainy, Syktyvkar and Arkhangelsk. The road will connect the regions of Siberia and the Urals with ports of Arkhangelsk and Murmansk
  • PPP in road construction and in the infrastructure development
  • Construction of social facilities

Roundtable: "Criminal Liability: what should businesses pay attention to?"
With the assistance of Bar Council of the Federal Chamber of Lawyers of the Russian Federation


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Criminal Liability: what should businesses pay attention to?

Organizer: Pen&Paper Legal Firm

With the assistance of: Bar Council of the Federal Chamber of Lawyers of the Russian Federation Working Group on monitoring of practice in the application of criminal and criminal procedure legislation

Moderator:

Valery Zinchenko, Senior Partner Pen&Paper, Board member at St. Petersburg Bar Association

Invited speakers:

Olga Belozerova, Private notary

Aleksey Dobrynin, Head of Corporate Crime Practice, Pen&Paper

Konstantin Farberov, Managing partner, Attorney at law, Puchkov & Partners law firm

Denis Saushkin, Attorney at law, Partner, Zabeyda, Kasatkin, Saushkin and partners law firm

Natalya Sidorova, Associate Professor, Department of Criminal Process and Criminology, Law Faculty, St. Petersburg State University

Sergey Tokarev, Senior Legal Expert, Lawyer, Pen&Paper

Experts from the Pen&Paper legal firm will tell about the growth of criminal law’s impact on business regulation, amplification of rules in the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation applicable to businesses and preventive measures in respect of businessmen while also highlighting the necessity of systemic changes in legislation as a must for an attractive investment climate.

17:30 - 18:30

Shuttles Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov - “Pur-Navolok” Hotel

19:30 - 20:00

Shuttles “Pur-Navolok” Hotel - Arkhangelsk museum of local lore, history and economy

19:30 - 22:00

Welcome reception by the Governor in the Arkhangelsk museum of local lore, history and economy

In Program: speech by a special guest

21:00 - 22:30

Shuttles Arkhangelsk museum of local lore, history and economy - “Pur-Navolok” Hotel

22:00 - 22:30

Shuttles Arkhangelsk museum of local lore, history and economy - Pen&Paper Reception

22:15 - 01:00

Pen&Paper Reception

23:00 - 01:00

Shuttles Pen&Paper Reception - “Pur-Navolok” Hotel

Friday, July 4, 2014. Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov (Northern Dvina emb., 17)
10:30 - 19:30 Shuttles “Pur-Navolok” Hotel - Airport
09:30 - 11:00 Shuttles “Pur-Navolok” Hotel - Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov
10:00 - 11:00 Accreditation, coffee break
11:00 - 12:30

Roundtable: "Labor Market Conditions for Alumni of Arkhangelsk Region Law Schools"


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Labor Market Conditions for Alumni of Arkhangelsk Region Law Schools

Organizer: KIAP, Attorneys at law

Moderator:

Andrey Korelskiy, Managing partner of KIAP, Attorney at law

Invited speakers:

Nadezhda Chertova, Director of Law Institute, Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov

Aleksey Dobrynin, Head of Corporate Crime Practice, Pen&Paper

Alexander Khvoshchinskiy, Managing Partner, Legal Stratagency

Maksim Semenyako, Managing Partner, "Semenyako, Golubok & partners" Law offices

Aleksandra Timoshenkova, Managing partner, Timoshenkova & partners Law Firm

Issues to discuss:

  1. Development of professional skills and knowledge in a lawyer’s career
  2. Legal market of Arkhangelsk Region
  3. Legal profession modernization: how the lawyers’ training is carried on? Standards and the certification system
  4. One day in the life of an in-house. What does working as a counselor mean?

Roundtable: "Crisis Management and Bankruptcy"


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Crisis Management and Bankruptcy

Issues to discuss:

Moderator:

Anna Grishchenkova, Head of Dispute Resolution Practice, LLM, FBK LEGAL

Invited speakers:

Nina Boer, Director of the practice, Semenyako Golubok & Partners

Kseniya Ivanova, Vice-president, Partner, Saint-Petersburg Law Firm Ivanovy & Partners

Alexey Vasiliev, Partner, Independent consulting group FUCAU

Topic: Cross-border Bankruptcy: Opportunities or Difficulties?

  • New bankruptcy laws. Changes come into force 01.07.2014, (Federal Law № 189- FZ dated 02.07.2013 and Federal Law № 379-FZ dated 21.12.2013)
  • Investing while enterprise is a bankrupt: myth or reality?
  • Disposal of assets in bankruptcy proceedings. Electronic bidding
  • Peculiarities of foreclosure sale and satisfaction of pledgees claims in bankruptcy proceedings
  • Involvement of real business owners (beneficiaries) and top managers to vicarious liability. Practical application and possible ways of protection
  • Identification and contestation of questionable transactions made on the edge of bankruptcy. Prosecution of offenders
12:30 - 13:30 Cocktail reception
12:30 - 14:00 Shuttles Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov - “Pur-Navolok” Hotel
Additional tours
13:30 - 17:30

Tour to the “Malye Korely” Museum
Wooden architecture of the North
Meeting point: Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov

15:00

Exclusive tour to the Solovetsky Islands
Meeting point: "Pur-Navolok" Hotel

Saturday, July 5, 2014
08:30 - 15:30

Tour to Severodvinsk
Meeting point: "Pur-Navolok" Hotel