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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Sergey Amosov

Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Commercial Court of the Russian Federation


Mr Amosov was born on August 10, 1948, in the Goryachiy klyuch village of the Bolshe-Razvodinskiy district of Irkutsk Oblast.

In 1972 he graduated from the Faculty of Law of Irkutsk State University.

He started his career in 1972. In 1976 - 1991 he worked in the courts and judicial bodies of the Tajik Soviet Socialist Republic. In 1981 - 1984 he acted as the member of the Supreme Court of the Tajik Soviet Socialist Republic, in 1988 – 1991 – as the First Deputy Minister of Justice of the Tajik SSR.

In 1991 – 1995 he was the main state arbitrator of the Irkutsk Oblast State Arbitration and the chairman of the Irkutsk Oblast Arbitration Court.

In 1995 – 2009 he was the chairman of the Federal Arbitration Court of the East Siberian region.

He was appointed the Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Commercial Court of the Russian Federation by the Decree of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation of December 25, 2009, № 502-SF.

In common, Mr Amosov has been working in legal profession for more than 30 years.

Honoured lawyer of the Russian Federation, LLD. Author of the book entitled “Fact-finding in arbitral proceedings” and more than 30 research papers.

Mr Amosov is awarded by many state and departmental orders: Order of Honour, II class Medal of the Order "For Merit to the Fatherland", I class and II class Medals “For Merit to the Judicial System 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


Education, academic degree

1998 – He graduated St. Petersburg State University, Faculty of Law.

Professional experience

2001 – He was invited to work in the legal directorate timber corporation JSC "Ilim Pulp Enterprise" as a lawyer. A year later he headed the department of the protection of property rights in the corporate structure.
2001 – 2004 – He was directly involved in a corporate dispute JSC "Ilim Pulp Enterprise" and the company "Basic Element" as Deputy Director and acting Director of the Legal Department of JSC "Ilim Pulp Enterprise".
2003 – 2005 – Member of the Board of Directors "Kotlas Pulp and Paper Mill".
2007 – After the reorganization of JSC "Ilim Pulp Enterprise" in OJSC "Ilim Group ", he was appointed as a Director of the protection of property rights and as a Deputy CEO for Legal Affairs.
Since 2007 – Member of the Board of Directors of the timber company "Ilim Timber Industry"
2009 – One of the founders and senior partner of the law firm "Pen & Paper".
2012 – He was elected to the Municipal Council of the Municipal Formation "Emtsovskoe" of Plesetsk municipal district of the Arkhangelsk region.
May 15, 2012 –He is a member of the Federation Council of the Arkhangelsk region, a member of the Federation Council Committee on Constitutional Legislation, Judicial and Legal Affairs, Civil society Development (Russian Federation).
2013 – Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Constitutional Legislation, Judicial and Legal Affairs, Civil society Development (Russian Federation).

Andrey Klishas

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


Education, academic degree

Faculty of Law and Economics, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia; Doctor of Juridical Sciences

Professional experience

1995-1997 – Russian Federal Property Fund;
1997-2011 – Board member of major investment and industrial enterprises and banks (Interros, Norilsk Nickel, Rosbank, Polyus Gold International, Inter RAO, OJSC Power Machines, APK AGROS, Open Investments);
2010-2012 – President of the Open Joint Stock Company “Mining and Metallurgical Company “Norilsk Nickel”
Since 19 March 2012 - Member of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation

Achievements, rewards

Medal of the Order “For Merit to the Fatherland”, 2nd degree
Honoured Lawyer of the Russian Federation

Publications, scientific works

Candidate’s thesis “The Amparo procedure as a form of the constitutional control in Mexico”; Doctorate’s thesis “Constitutional control and constitutional justice in foreign countries”; author of more than 35 scientific works on the issues of constitutional law.

Elena Kudryashova

Rector of Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov, Doctor (Philosophy), Professor


Education, academic degree

Arkhangelsk State Pedagogical Institute named after M.V. Lomonosov, specialty "History and English”

Professional experience

She began her career as a teacher in history and English at Kholmogorsky District of the Arkhangelsk region. Elena Kudryashova taught in the Pomor State University named after M.V. Lomonosov.
Her research internships took place in universities of the UK, USA, Norway and Italy. Elena Kudryashova taught at the universities of Umeå and Luleå (Sweden), Oslo (Norway), Oulu (Finland), George Washington, Oregon, Lewis and Clark College (USA).
More than 10 years she worked in the Arkhangelsk region administration, from the Head of Department of Science and Higher Education to Deputy Governor of the Arkhangelsk region on social issues.
On April 8, 2010 by the order of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin Elena Kudryashova was appointed Rector of the Northern (Arctic) Federal University. She started to work as Rector from June 8, 2010

Achievements, rewards

Chairman of the Dissertation Council D.212.008.08 of NArFU, specialty: Social Philosophy and Sociology.
Member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences;
Member of the Association of the leading universities of Russia;
Member of the Russian Union of Rectors;
Member of the Russian International Affairs Council;
Member of the Working Group on Higher Education and Science of the Barents Euro-Arctic Region;
Member of the Expert Council of the Arctic and Antarctic under the Chairman of the Federation;
Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation;
Member of the Association of Polar Explorers;
Member of the Expert Commission of the Ministry of Education and Science;
Member of the Presidential Council for Science and Education;
Member of the Interagency Working Group on Coordination of the monitoring of the implementation of the Development Strategy of the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation and national security for the period until 2020.
Has a national, regional and industry awards.

Maria Melnikova

Adviser to the Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation

Igor Orlov

Governor of Arkhangelsk Region



Graduated from the Leningrad Institute of Aviation Instrumentation (1987), specialty “electric aircraft.” PhD in Economics.

Professional experience:

09.1997 - 05.2001 - Deputy Director - Head of the State Unitary Enterprise “Engineering “Zvezdochka”, Severodvinsk, Arkhangelsk Oblast.

05.2001 - 07.2003 - Deputy General Director - Head of Federal State Unitary Enterprise “Engineering “Zvezdochka”, Severodvinsk, Arkhangelsk Oblast.

07.2003 - 10.2003 - Deputy General Director - Head of Military-Technical Cooperation of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise “Engineering “Zvezdochka”, Severodvinsk, Arkhangelsk Oblast.

10.2003 - 08.2004 - Deputy General Director - Head of Economy, Development, Pricing and Finance of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise “Engineering “Zvezdochka”, Severodvinsk, Arkhangelsk Oblast.

08.2004 - 02.2008 - Deputy General Director for Economics Business and Foreign Economic Affairs of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise “Center for ship repairing “Zvezdochka”, Severodvinsk, Arkhangelsk Oblast.

02.2008 - 04.2008 - Deputy General Director for Economics and Finance, Acting General Director of JSC “Baltic Shipyard “Yantar” in Kaliningrad.

04.2008 - 06.2011 - General Director of JSC “Baltic Shipyard “Yantar” in Kaliningrad.

07.2011 - 01.2012 - Deputy Executive Director - LLC “Autotor-Holding”, Kaliningrad.

13.01.2012 - 02.02.2012 - Acting Governor of the Arkhangelsk region.

03.02.2012 - present - Governor of the Arkhangelsk region.

Awards, achievements:

Medal of the Order “For Merit to the Fatherland”, II class (2011), Medal of Peter the Great (2004), medal “For Labor Valor” (2004), the badge “Strike worker of the XII Five-Year Plan” (1991).

Yury Pilipenko

Vice-president of Federal Chamber of Lawyers of the Russian Federation



1990 - Graduate of peoples ' friendship University (with honors). Doctor of Law, Professor.

Professional interests:

Corporate law and M&A, Criminal law and criminal proceedings, Litigation and Arbitration, Legal support of art business, International arbitration, Intellectual property.

Professional experience:

1991 - Given the status of an advocate.

2003 - Chairman of the Collegium of advocates of the Moscow region Law firm YUST.

2003 - Managing partner of the Law firm YUST.

2005 - Vice-President of the Federal chamber of lawyers of the Russian Federation.

2012 - First Vice-President of the Federal chamber of lawyers of the Russian Federation.

Expert on Russian law for the Council of Europe.

Member of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Advocacy.

Member of the United Mediation Service of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs.

Member of the committee for the conferring of the National award in the field of advocacy.

Co-chair of the Board of Trustees of the Institute of Advocacy of the Moscow State Academy of Law.

Member of the committee for the conferring of the F.N. Plevako and “Honorary Advocate of Russia” Awards.

Achievements, rewards:

Awarded the order “For Fidelity to the Advocate’s Duty”.


Author of more than 40 publications.

Member of the editorial boards of the legal journals “Russian Advocate” and “The Chamber of Advocates”.

Andrey Ababkov

Director for Branches Support, Ilim Group

Igor Andreechev

Director of Legal Department of Administration of the Governor of Arkhangelsk Region and Government of Arkhangelsk Region

Svetlana Aristova

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



Graduated from the Udmurt State University, specialist in law.

Public and expert activity:

Member of the Coordination Council at the Chairman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of Russia for interaction with civil society institutions.

Member of the Perm region Public Council at the Ministry of Health.

Member of the Public Council at the Ministry of contract system regulation in the area of purchases.

Member of the Public Council in the “Kudymkarskiy” Intermunicipal Division of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the RF.


Awarded with a honorary diploma “For personal impact on strengthening the dialogue and interaction of authority and society and civic position” of the national “Public Esteem” foundation, certificates of merits and Acknowledgement letters by the President of the RF, Governor of Perm region, Perm region Legislative Assembly, Minister of Social Development of Perm region, Head of the “City district, city Kudymkar” municipal corporation.

Olga Belozerova

Notary, St. Petersburg Notary Chamber, Member of the League of Mediators

Olga Binda

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

Nina Boer

Director of the practice, Semenyako Golubok & Partners



She graduated from the faculty of law of St Petersburg State University

Professional experience:

Nina Boer has a significant experience of working in Russian consulting and law firms. In 2009 she passed the bar exam and since that time she started her law practice. Since 2013 – Director of the law firm “Semenyako, Golubok and Partners”.

Area of interests: legal issues in the large companies’ activity; arbitration disputes; transaction support; investment projects.

Nina Boer is an expert in bankruptcy: she develops optimal strategy from the point of view of civil, tax, administrative, criminal law aspects.


Since 2012 she has been arbitrator of the Arbitration Court at the St Petersburg Chamber of Lawyers, since 2013 – member of the Legal Committee of the St Petersburg International Business Association.

Nadezhda Chertova

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



Zhdanov Leningrad State University, 1985 — faculty of law. In 2007 she defended her LLD thesis in the Academy of Civil Service at the President of the Russian Federation. In 2000 she got a degree of Associate Professor. In 1998 she defended her LLM thesis in the Legal Institute of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation.


Honoured lawyer of the Russian Federation (2011)

Honoured worker of the higher vocational education (2011)

Certificate of Merit of the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation (2003)

Certificate of Merit of the Russian Legal Colleges Association (2005, 2007)

Certificate of acknowledgement of the Head of Arkhangelsk region administration (2002, 2003)

Area of interests:

Constitutional status of a person and a citizen; constitutional frameworks of ecological security; ecological rights of citizens; constitutional frameworks of environmental protection; development of Russian statesmanship and law; problems of law application under the new historical conditions.

Author of a number of research papers.

Aleksey Dobrynin

Head of Corporate Crime Practice, Pen&Paper


Education, academic degree:

Graduated from the faculty of law of Saint Petersburg State University.

Professional experience:

Participated in settlement of corporate disputes provoked by attempts of hostile takeovers of CJSC "Izmeron" Factory", LLC "Lada-Service", CJSC "Frukon", CJSC "Nord-Ovosch" and other anti-raider projects. Represented OJSC "Ilim Group" in judicial disputes from economic, tax, administrative and corporate legal relationship.

Specialist area, professional interests:

Specialist in criminal, criminal procedure law. Earlier specialized in corporate law, has great experience in arbitration and civil proceedings. Combination of knowledge and experience in both corporate and criminal law make expertise in the field of economic crimes investigation unique.

Represents companies on various aspects of criminal law, including legal security of business, resolution of disputes with supervisory and law enforcement agencies, is engaged in defense against hostile takeovers and conducting internal corporate investigations.

Takes an active part in the reformation of national criminal and criminal procedure legislation. Is member of the Advisory Board of the Council of the Federation Committee of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on Constitutional Legislation, Legal and Judicial Affairs, Civil Society Development.

Publications, scientific works:

Co-author of a chapter in the book «International Civil Fraud», published in 2013 in Great Britain.

Dmitry Dorofeev

Director Region-Invest LLC

Konstantin Farberov

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



2002 – The Ural State Law Academy. Institute of Prosecutor's Office. Degree in Law.

Professional experience:

Before joining Puchkov & Partners in 2012 Konstantin Farberov has spent over 10 years in investigation and prosecution agencies.

Mr. Farberov has extensive experience in investigating economic crimes. During his work at the prosecution office of Sverdlovsk region, Konstantin Farberov brought charges on numerous complicated and resonant criminal cases, in particular, on one of Russia's first criminal cases with respect to hostile takeover of a large-scale enterprise by organized criminal elements.

Since 2007 Mr. Farberov had executive positions at the investigation committee of the prosecution office of the Russian Federation followed by his appointment in 2009 as a head of the investigation office of one of the districts in Yekaterinburg.

Mr. Farberov is a member of the following organizations:

The Chamber of Layers of the Sverdlovsk Region.

Irina Gladysheva

Minister of Economic Development and Competition Policy of the Arkhangelsk Region

Anna Grishchenkova

Head of Dispute Resolution Practice, LLM, FBK LEGAL



2011 Pericles LL.M. Program, Moscow, LL.M in American Law

2004 Faculty of Law, Tula State University

2007 Auditor's Certificate in General Audit (Moscow)

Professional experience:

Experience in the field of civil and corporate law for 11 years.

Since 2011 heads FBK Legal's Dispute Resolution practice and represents major Russian and foreign companies in debt collection disputes, shareholder conflicts, and disputes with government agencies, as well as in bankruptcy procedures.

Awards, achievements:

According to the leading international law firm rankings Chambers Europe, The Legal 500 EMEA and Pravo.Ru 300, the Dispute Resolution practice headed by Ms. Grischenkova is among the best in Russia.

Personally recommended for cooperation in dispute resolution in the Chambers Europe 2012 and 2013 rankings.

In the ranking of Best Lawyers in 2014 named among the best lawyers in the Russian practice of "trial."

Professional associations

Member of International Bar Association (IBA)

Member of Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation

Kseniya Ivanova

Vice-president, Partner, Saint-Petersburg Law Firm «Ivanovy & Partners»


In 2004 she graduated with honors from Astrakhan State University majoring in "Jurisprudence".

During her study she has been working as an assistant attorney in interregional Specialized Bar.

Her legal career began immediately after she graduated from the university in the Specialized Bar Association "St. Petersburg", where in 2005 she was elected Vice-President of the College. Currently bar changed its name to the St. Petersburg Bar Association, "Ivanov & Partners." Ksenia is a lawyer in the third generation.

In 2007 she was awarded the degree of "Doctor of Law".

From 2005 to 2012 she has been practicing law along with research and teaching activities at the St. Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance (formerly FINEK). She taught civil and family law.

Ksenia is currently a judge in the Arbitration Court at the Chamber of Attorneys of St. Petersburg and a professional mediator, she also has a higher education as "translator."

She has more than 10 scientific publications, participated in the development of proposals for improving the regulatory framework for federal programs, constantly improving her skills and knowledge, participated in seminars and workshops in Russia and Europe, the USA. She also takes part in the debates in Council of Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.

Is a member of the IBA (International Bar Association, IBA), member of "League mediators»

Additional education, training:

1. Advanced training in St. Petersburg State University on "Mediation (mediation) conflict resolution" in 2012. The Certificate "On completion of the international training on the theory and practice of conflict resolution" of the Institute for Research and Conflict Resolution SRI – 2012, USA

2. Additional qualification "Translator in the field of professional communication." 2004

3. Certificate of training in the European Court of Human Rights. 2011, Strasbourg


2006 Bar Chamber of St. Petersburg "For a successful debut at the St. Petersburg Bar".

2009 Bar Chamber of St. Petersburg "For active participation in the provision of free legal aid."

2011 Chamber of Attorneys of St. Petersburg "For outstanding achievements in professional activities in 2010."

2012 Chamber of Attorneys of St. Petersburg "For outstanding achievements in professional activities in 2011."

2013 Chamber of Attorneys of St. Petersburg "For outstanding achievements in professional activities in 2012."

2013 Bar Chamber of St. Petersburg "For many years of hard work to provide qualified legal assistance for professional excellence in the protection of rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of citizens"

2013 Official acknowledgement of the Office of the Ombudsman for Children in St. Petersburg.

St. Petersburg Bar Association, "Ivanov & Partners":

- In 2013 was ranked in "";

- Awarded:

Letters of acknowledgement from the Governor of Astrakhan region;

Diploma of the III degree of the Government of St. Petersburg;

Letters of acknowledgement Vsevolozhska Administration of the Leningrad region;

Honorary Diploma of the Bar Association of St. Petersburg.

Vladimir Khvalei

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



Mr. Khvalei graduated with a degree in law from the Belarusian State University in Minsk in 1992.

Professional experience

Vladimir Khvalei is a partner in the Moscow office of Baker & McKenzie and heads the firm’s CIS Dispute Resolution Practice Group. Mr. Khvalei has wide experience participating in litigation in Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus and Ukraine, as well as in international arbitration cases in accordance with the arbitration rules of the ICAC, UNCITRAL, ICC, SCC and other arbitration institutions, both as a party counsel and arbitrator.

Specialist area, professional interests

International arbitration, litigation

Achievements, rewards

Since 2009 Vladimir Khvalei has constantly been recognized as one of the leading experts in dispute resolution within Russia and across the CIS by Chambers, Legal 500, PLC Which Lawyer and Who’s Who Legal. Described by clients as a “very well-known figure in the international arena,” Mr. Khvalei has been named “Lawyer of the Year” in international arbitration by Best Lawyers 2014.

Professional affiliations

Mr. Khvalei is Vice-President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration. Mr. Khvalei is also included in the list of arbitrators of arbitration institutions in Austria, Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Dubai and Hong Kong; he is a Chairman of the Arbitration Commission of the Russian National Committee of the ICC, a Vice-Chair of the IBA Arbitration Committee and a Member of the Board of the International Arbitration Court at the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the Polish Arbitration Association, the Austrian Arbitration Association, Member of the Board of the Ukrainian Arbitration Association and Chairman of the Board of the Russian Arbitration Association. Mr. Khvalei is included in the list of tutors, examiners and assessors of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Alexander Khvoshchinskiy

Managing Partner, Legal Stratagency


Education, academic degree:

Graduated from the Law Faculty, the Moscow State University: LL.M. (European Business Law) at the Catholic University of Nijmegen / Pallas Consortium (the Netherlands).

Professional experience:

From 1998 to 2004 he taught at the Law Faculty of Moscow State University (course "Development of contractual rights in foreign countries.")

In1993 started a legal practice as a corporate lawyer in a number of law firms in Russia and abroad.

Since 2001 has dealt with development of the legal profession in Russia and CIS countries.

He renders consulting and training services for more than 130 law firms and regional offices (including most of the largest Russian companies and firms from the CIS countries).

Co-founder of the LegalStudies.RU: Autonomous Nonprofit Organization (Moscow, 2004) - the first company that provides consulting services for strategic development and management of law firms in the Russian-speaking countries.

Co-organizer of numerous conferences on law firm management with participation of more than 2,000 companies.

Author of trainings on the development of professional legal skills for leading law firms and departments in the regions.

Participant of many Russian and international projects aimed at developing policies and procedures of best practices implementation in the legal profession and law firm management (in particular for the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Economic Court, the Federal Chamber of Lawyers of the Russian Federation).

Membership and activities in professional organizations:

- IBA (International Bar Association);

- Member of the committees on law firm management and professional development;

- Member of the Board of the European Regional Forum;

- Co-Chair of the Organizing Committee of the Annual Conference of the IBA “Law Firm Management", Moscow.

Andrey Korelskiy

Attorney at law, Managing partner and founder of KIAP


Andrey Korelskiy, Attorney at law, Managing partner and founder of KIAP, Associate Member of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb). Korelskiy is the head of the firm’s litigation practice. Comes highly recommended by all the leading international legal directories such as Chambers Europe, Chambers Global, Legal 500 EMEA, Best Lawyers. He has 12 years of experience in supporting major litigation, representing the interests of largest Russian and international companies.


  • Law division of Archangelsk Cooperative College (diploma with honours 1997-1999)
  • Law department of the Pomor State University named after M. V. Lomonosov (diploma with honours 1999-2004)
  • Department of European Law. Study course in University of Lapland (Finland) 2002-2003
  • Law department named after М.М. Speranskiy of National Economy Academy under Government of the RF. Advanced training in 2005

Konstantin Lukoyanov

Head of Litigation and Arbitration, Linklaters CIS, Moscow (TBC)



Mr Lukoyanov got an academic degree of candidate of legal sciences in St. Petersburg State University, LLM in Cambridge University.

Professional experience:

He has more than 15 years of professional experience in representing the major Russian companies (including, Transneft, Russian Railways, Transcontainer, Rusal, etc), as well as foreign compfnies (including, BP, Telenor, Telia Sonera, Tudor Capital Europe, ThyssenKrupp and others) in complexe commercial disputes and corporate conflicts in Russian courts and international arbitration proceedings.

Member of the АВА, the IBA and NP “Assistance in Competition Development”


Author of a number of papers and publications. In October 2013 he gave a paper on “Development of the class action institution” at the Conference of the Vedomosti Newspaper entitled “Private claims in Russian anti-trust practice.”

Larisa Nehoroshkova

Head of Legal Department, JSC “PO “Sevmash”


She was born on 18 February, 1973, in Rikasikha village of the Primorskiy region in Arkhangelsk Oblast.


In1988 she graduated from the Primorskaya secondary school.

In 1992 she graduated from the Arkhangelsk music school and worked as music teacher.

In 2001 she graduated from Kutafin Moscow State Law University.

Professional activity:

Since 2001 she has been working at JSCo «PO «Sevmash», as head of legal since 2012.


She has acknowledgement letter of the Ministry of Industry and Energy of the Russian Federation.

Vladimir Petrov

General Manager, Management Company “Alliance Management” LLC



Arkhangelsk State Medical Institute, All-Russian Extramural Financial and Economic Institute (economist), Presidential programme of personnel training in management.

Professional experience:

He started working in 1979. In 1998 he started his career in dairy industry as executive director of LLC “Severniy Ankom” (wholesale of dairy products), the same year he was appointed the director general of CJSC “Velskiy Ankom”, since 04.11.2004 – director general of OJSC “Moloko” and CJSC “Arkhangelskaya Molochnaya Kompaniya”. Since 01.01.2009 till present time he has been director general of LLC “Aliance-Management” which performs functions of holding management.


In 2000 V. Petrov was acknowledged as the best manager of the Arkhangelsk Oblast in nomination “Food and pharmaceutical industries”.

Awarded with the Diploma of the All-Russian contest “The quality of dairy products” in the “For contribution to the development of production” nomination (2005). According to the special research of entities, conducted with the participation of several government agencies and independent analysts, by the decision of the expert council in economics and management of the editorial board of the national encyclopedia of personalities of the Russian Federation he was awarded the honorary title of “top - manager of the Russian Federation” (2006). For many years of active working in the agriculture system and because of the Day of workers of agriculture and processing industry he was awarded by the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation with a diploma and a badge (2009). In 2011 he became a finalist of the annual All-Russian contest “Entrepreneur of the Year 2011” Ernst & Young.

Erika Romberg

Researcher, Law Faculty, Helsinki University


Professional experience:

Has a unique experience in research projects in the field of non-governmental organizations, including the project "Legal protection of business entities" in four regions of Russia. The project includes support for working groups to develop the current edition of the Arbitration Procedure Code and other several laws governing the conduct of business.

Experience in banking (financial) sector, including leadership positions in the field of law and Compliance Department in one of the largest banks in Finland.

Denis Saushkin

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


Lawyer, partner of the law office "Zabeyda, Kasatkin, Saushkin and partners" in Moscow.


• Police Academy of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Tashkent. Specialization - jurist (1994-1998);

• Professional Development: "The European system of human rights protection. The European Court of Human Rights proceedings and the execution of its judgments". Institute of European Studies at MGIMO (University) of the MFA of Russia (2013);

• Professional Development: "Basic concepts, fundamentals and actual problems of fighting against corruption. International experience in anti-corruption activities". Institute of European Studies at MGIMO (University) of the MFA of Russia (2013).

Experience in legal practice:

• Investigative practices in the law enforcement agencies (1998-2000);

• Private legal practice since 2000;

• Expert at the Office of the Commissioner of the President of the Russian Federation for the Protection of the rights of entrepreneurs.

Areas of practice:

• Providing legal assistance in criminal cases in economic, work-related and corrupt areas.

Maksim Semenyako

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



Graduated from the Law Faculty of St. Petersburg State University in 1995.

In 2010 he defended his thesis “Alternative dispute resolution (conciliation, mediation)” at the Moscow State Law Academy.

In 2011 he underwent additional training and received the diploma of professional mediator (negotiator), which gives the right to conduct conciliation (mediation) for disputes being on the leave of the court.

Professional experience:

Since 1996 - a lawyer, worked in the Russian and foreign law firms in St. Petersburg and Moscow. From 1998 to 2000 he has been working in the Administration (Mayor) of St. Petersburg as Deputy Chairman of the Legal Committee. In 2000 he returned to work in the legal profession.

Since 2013 - Managing Partner of the St. Petersburg Law Office “Semenyako, Golubok and Partners.” Bureau includes 10 lawyers working in the field of civil law and criminal defense. One of the main areas of specialization of the bureau is “business advocacy” - legal support of business and investment in all sectors.

Area of interests:

Litigation on various categories of cases; mediation (negotiations) on pre-trial settlement of commercial and corporate disputes; contract law; legal support of investment projects.

Membership in professional unions:

Since 2013 - Member of the Board of the St. Petersburg Chamber of Lawyers, responsible for organizing programmes of vocational education and training lawyers.

He teaches legal disciplines for master students of the Law Faculty of the St. Petersburg Branch of the NRU ‘Higher school of economics’.

Natalya Sidorova

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



1980, Zhdanov Leningrad State University, faculty of law. In 1988 she defended her LLM thesis in the Zhdanov Leningrad State University.

Member of the Academic Board on the faculty of law in St. Petersburg State University.

Member of the Group Committee on the faculty of law in St. Petersburg State University.

Academic secretary of the Dissertation Council

Area of interests:

Criminal procedure

Professional experience:

Since 1980 she has been lecturing on the faculty of law in St. Petersburg State University.

Gennadiy Sharov

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

Igor Shikov

Head of Tax practice, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners



In 1999 he graduated from the Law School of Academic Law University at the Institute of State and Law of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow. In 2008 he was awarded a Tax Advisor Certificate by the Tax Advisors Chamber in Moscow. In 2009 he graduated from the MBA course in International Taxation at Freiburg University, Germany. He is also a member of the International Fiscal Association and Confédération Fiscale Européenne.

Professional experience:

As the Head of EPA&P’s Tax Practice, he focuses on complex tax projects. His recent experience includes managing a tax compliance project for a major European commercial truck manufacturer, and advising a real estate developer pertaining to a well-known Austrian banking group with respect to the tax structuring of an investment project in Russia. He was recently involved in several projects aimed at developing transfer pricing policies / documentations for several subsidiaries of DAX-listed telecom companies. Igor is also a preferred tax adviser for major DAX-listed industrial companies in connection with their investments in Russia.

An important period of his career was the 6 years he spent at a leading German banking group where he obtained in- depth understanding of banking & finance. His professional accomplishments in these areas include launching a bank for a well-known car manufacturer from Bavaria and advising DAX-listed companies on various issues of ECA covered financing.

He also lectures on various tax subjects in the Russian Tax Advisors Chamber and conducts MBA courses in The Higher School of Economics in Moscow and at the University of Freiburg (Germany).

Prior to joining EPA&P, he was the head of the tax practice at an international auditing firm with headquarters in Germany. Before that he was a senior associate in the German law firms CMS Hasche Sigle and Haarmann, Hemmelrath & Partner in Moscow.

Achievements, rewards:

He is highly recommended by leading legal directories such as Chambers Europe and Legal 500 EMEA.

Denis Smirnov

Head of Legal Department, JSC APPM

Grigory Tarasylov

Director TC Agency LLC

Aleksandra Timoshenkova

Managing partner, Timoshenkova & partners Law Firm

Sergey Tokarev

Senior Legal Expert, Lawyer, Pen&Paper


He was born in 1981 in Semiluki, Voronezhski region.


In 1999 he graduated from the College of Management and Law in Moscow, majoring in "Law and Social Security Organization."

In 2006 he graduated from the Moscow State Law Academy. He defended the thesis at the department of civil and arbitration processes on the topic "The prosecutor in the civil process."

Professional activities:

He started the career in 1999 as an assistant to the investigator of Zyuzinskiy interdistrict public prosecution office of Moscow.

From 2006 to 2008 - the investigator of Khamovnicheskiy public prosecution office of Moscow, a senior investigator of the Central Administrative District of Moscow.

From 2008 to 2010 - an investigator for major cases in the Investigation Department of major cases crimes against the state power and in the economic sphere of the Main Investigation Department of the Investigative Committee to the public prosecution office of the Russian Federation.

From 2010 to 2011 - General Legal Advisor in "Legal Company RAS Consulting" Ltd.

Since 2011 - senior lawyer in the “Pen & Paper” law firm

Professional interests:

Criminal Law, representation and defense in criminal proceedings, criminological, criminal law analysis of conflict situations, disputes of legal entities and individuals.

Alexey Vasiliev

Partner, Independent consulting group FUCAU


In 1998 he graduated from the Faculty of Law, St. Petersburg State University.

He began his legal career in 1998 in the "All-Russian Association of Privatized and Private Enterprises" in the position of a lawyer.

Since 2002 he has headed the Bankruptcy projects to large industrial enterprises as part of crisis management consulting group FACC (Financial Authorized Company in Crisis Management, St. Petersburg)

In 2006 he headed the legal department of crisis management consulting group FACC, and he has been a Managing Partner since 2011.

In 2011, together with its partners has created one of the first electronic trading platforms for sale of property in bankruptcy proceedings - LLC "Baltic electronic platform" (St. Petersburg).

Fedor Vyacheslavov

Head of Dispute Resolution, ALRUD


Education, academic degree:

He graduated with honors from Lomonosov Moscow State University, faculty of law. He has a PhD in Law and works as an assistant at the Civil law department of the Lomonosov Moscow State University law faculty.

Professional experience:

He successfully advises and represents clients’ interests in Russian state courts of all instances (arbitrazh and general jurisdiction courts), including the Supreme Arbitrazh Court of the RF and the International Commercial Arbitration Court under the Chamber of Commerce of the RF. He protects the interests of clients within enforcement of international arbitration judgments in the territory of the RF and challenging arbitral awards; he represents clients in enforcement of international state court judgments in the territory of Russia; he represents the interests of clients in disputes on debt recovery under agreements, in recognition of the agreements as invalid. He advises on the framework of bankruptcy procedures (inclusion in the schedule of creditors, challenging the transactions aimed at assets disposition). He also advises on international dispute resolution with regard to Russian law, including assessment of the possibility of filing a claim and assessment of prospects. He participates in asset tracing projects.

He is a member of the International Bar Association.

He joined ALRUD law firm in 2009 after working for more than 6 years in the leading law firms as a lawyer, senior lawyer and vice-director. He was engaged in rendering comprehensive services to major Russian clients based on a Single contact person principle, and provision of the comprehensive judicial and prejudicial protection of major Russian clients.

Achievements, awards:

Chambers Europe, 2013 recommends him for Dispute Resolution

Vladimir Yaduta

RAPSI Editor

Alexandr Zabeyda

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

Valery Zinchenko

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


Education, academic degree

In 1996 graduated from Law Department of Saint-Petersburg State University.

Professional experience

2003-2008 — organized and became a head of the problem assets maintenance department and corporate disputes department of law firm “Green Corridor”.
Intermediate result of work was entering of law firm “Green Corridor” into top-10 largest Russian law firms in the market of hostile takeovers defence.
Initiated participation of company “Green Corridor” in a tender of legal services rendering, announced by the Government of Saint-Petersburg, supported the following execution of contract of law projects and normative legal acts preparation, concluded by its results. Is one of the authors of the designed regional legislative acts.
In 2009 together with Konstantin Dobrynin founded law company Pen & Paper and holded a position of Managing partner. Worked on issues of operative management and law enforcement practice of the company.
Since February 2012 — Senior partner of law company Pen & Paper, carries out general management of the company.
Actively develops flagship area of company’s work — criminal risks management of business conducting in Russia, combining significant experience in M&A and experience of resolution of disputes with strong criminal law practice and expertise.
Under his management the company headed rating of portal by income among regional companies.
Since 2012 — President of Saint-Petersburg Bar Association Pen&Paper.

Specialist area, professional interests

Corporate law, defence of property, legal provision of investment activity, mediation.