Following the success of Russian Law Week 2014 in London and English Law Week 2015 in Moscow, the Law Society and the Bar Council of England and Wales, in partnership with the Federal Chamber of Lawyers of the Russian Federation, the Moscow Chamber of Advocates, the St Petersburg Chamber of Advocates, the British Russian Law Association, and the Anglo-Russian Law Association are organising the fourth Russian Law Week conference in London from 14 to 16 November 2016.
Russian Law Week 2016 will bring together Russian and UK legal practitioners and business representatives to promote legal links and business between the two countries. It is a fantastic opportunity for UK legal practitioners to meet with their Russian counterparts to discuss current trends in legal services in Russia and England and Wales. The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Establishing Bridges in Challenging Times’.
The programme for Russian Law Week 2016 includes high profile panel discussions chaired by well-known legal experts on the following topics:
• Import Substitution Policy – opportunities and challenges for the Russian legal market
• Recent developments and current trends in the Russian court system
• The new Russian Arbitration Law
• New law on bankruptcy
• Changes in Russian Corporate Law: M&A and new practices
• De-offshorization in Russia: results and wishes
The conference is part of our wider, on-going efforts to strengthen links between the legal professions of the two jurisdictions, and will look in detail at how best to cater to the demands of both countries increasingly global businesses and legal requirements.