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Corporate lawyers’ Forum “100 steps forward: business and the State”

Corporate lawyers’ Forum “100 steps forward: business and the State” will be held on October 3-4 at the RIA “Novosti” International Press Center with the participation of the Russia Agency of Legal and Judicial Information (RAPSI) and the Corporate Lawyer magazine.

Legal consequences of Russia’s entry into the WTO, peculiarities of Russian tax policy for the coming two years, issues of managing tax risks and legal aspects of activity of the corporations, which increase Russia’s investment attractiveness, will be the Forum’s subject.

The Forum organizers’ main goal is to create a venue for an open dialogue, resolution of topical problems, which impede the development of business in Russia.

Oleg Yefrosinin, Editor-in-Chief of RAPSI, said: “Many representatives of business and state authorities have repeatedly mentioned the necessity to hold such an event”. He noted that “the economic processes, which are currently taking place in Russia and in the world, set new tasks, which all interested parties should discuss”.

Nikolay Fedoseenkov, Chief of the Corporate Lawyer magazine declared: “We are sure that this venue will further propel business and the State along the way of development of mutually beneficial partnership relations”.

Over 150 top officials of ministries and organizations, heads of legal departments of large Russian state and commercial structures will discuss the matters of legal protection of business in Russia.

Corporate lawyers, vice-presidents of legal matters of companies, of various business sectors, will take part in the event.

The following persons were invited to speak at the event:

  • Igor Kondrashov, Director of Law Department of “SBERBANK OF RUSSIA” OJSC;
  • Ruslan Ibragimov, Vice-President of Corporate and Law Matters, MTS OJSC;
  • Dmitry Zelenin, President of the Managers’ Association of Russia;
  • Katerina Liakhova, Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Atomenergoprom OJSC;
  • Marat Davletbaev, Chief of Department, “Inter RAO EES” OJSC;
  • Mikhail Yeremenko, Director of Law Matters – Vice-President of “KES”;
  • Vladimir Dergachev, Director of Law Matters of KAMAZ;
  • Ivan Nikitin, Director of Legal Support of MGTS OJSC;
  • Oleg Vasilenko, Director of Juridical Issues of EFES RUS;
  • Elena Bezdenezhnykh, Director of Law Department of “GMK Norilsky Nikel” OJSC, and many others.

The Law Firm "YUST" will be represented by:

  • Yury Pilipenko, Managing Partner — the session “Perspective of business development in Russia: latest changes to the legislation. Peculiarities of legal support of business nowadays” (October 3, 10.00-12.00, the Big Hall);
  • Artem Kukin, Partner, Advocate, Doctor of Law — the session “Economic and legal protection of business” (October 3, 12.30-14.00, the Big Hall);
  • Arthur Rokhlin, Partner, Advocate — specialized workshop “Banking Law” (October 4, 10.00-11.30, the Glass Hall).

The program of the event is available at the organizers’ website.

The event will be held at: city of Moscow, Zubovsky Boulevard, 4, RIA “Novosti” International Press Center.

For all issues of registration for the event contact Mikhail Pushkin, tel. +7 (495) 645-6601 (extension 8293), +7 (916) 498-0848, e-mail

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