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10th Forum, Tbilisi, Georgia 17-20 June 2015 9th Forum, Vienna, Austria 27-29 June 2014 8th Forum, Kiev-Odessa, Ukraine 26-29 June 2013 7th Forum, Yerevan, Armenia 6-8 June 2012 6th Forum Almaty, Kazakhstan 22-24 June 2011 5th Forum Minsk, Belarus 23-25 June 2010 4th Forum Kiev, Ukraine 24-26 June 2009 3rd Forum St. Petersburg, Russia 25-27 June 2008 2nd Forum Baku, Azerbaijan 20 22 June 2007 1st Forum Kiev, Ukraine 28-30 June 2006

Organizing Committee:


Dr. Irina Paliashvili
President and Senior Counsel
RULG - Ukrainian Legal Group, P.A.

Mr. John Whittaker
Clyde & Co LLP

Mr. Dimitry Afanasiev
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

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Kiev: 26 - 28 June 2013 (Hyatt Regency Kyiv Hotel)
Odessa: 28 - 29 June 2013 (Bristol Hotel)

Host Firm:
RULG-Ukrainian Legal Group

Registration for the 8th CIS Local Counsel Forum will start in the beginning of April 2013 and will end on 10 June 2013. It will be carried online only at this page.

You may already make your travel plans and reserve hotel in Kiev and Odessa as per reservation forms below. We negotiated special Forum rates for you, but due to an active tourist season at the time of the Forum and very limited number of hotel rooms, please reserve as early as possible and pay attention to strict cancellation policy of the hotels.

As always, all hotel accommodation arrangements and payments are the responsibility of the Delegates.

The reservations forms are available here:

Hyatt Regency Kyiv (Kiev) Booking Form

Bristol Hotel (Odessa) Booking Form

Please note:
Booking and payment for the hotels as well as Airport transfer upon departure are the responsibility of the Delegates.


Please note: the registration fee is payable in US Dollar equivalent amount.

The Registration Fee for a Delegate is €1,250.00 (One thousand two hundred fifty EURO)

If a Delegate would like to bring a Guest, the Registration Fee for a Guest is €550.00 (Five hundred fifty EURO).

There are separate fees for the trip to Odessa on 28-29 June 2013:

  • Flight and Transfer to Odessa on 28 June 2013: €250 (Two hundred fifty EURO)
  • Optional tour to vineyard with lunch on 30 June 2013 (Saturday): €70 (Seventy EURO)
The Delegate's Registration Fee includes transfer from the airport on arrival to Kiev only on the following dates:
  • 24 June (Monday),
  • 25 June (Tuesday), and
  • 26 June (Wednesday),
access to all meeting facilities, simultaneous translation, catering during the meetings, Forum materials, all social events, and transportation to and from social events.

Please note: We will have the CIS Forum Welcome Desk only at the Borispol International Airport. Should you arrive at Zhuliany International Airport or at the Train Station, please provide us with your exact date and time of arrival, flight/train number and the mobile phone number not later than 5 (five) days in advance and we will arrange for an individual driver with a sign to pick you up.

The Guest's Registration Fee includes transfer from the airport on arrival, all social events and transportation to and from social events, as well as the special Guest Program with city and cultural tours.

Delegates of the Forum participate in all Forum's sessions, discussions, panels, make presentations. Guests are family members or friends who accompany Delegates for personal reasons and for whom we have a separate social program (city sightseeing).

Guests also participate in all social events (Gala and Closing dinner, Cocktail Reception on the first day etc.). Guests do not participate in the work of the Forum.

Please note:
All travel arrangements, including booking and payment for the hotels as well as return flight from Odessa to Kiev if necessary and Airport transfer upon departure are the responsibility of the Delegates.

Please keep in mind the following dates:

  • 26-28 June 2013: dates of the Forum in Kiev.
  • 28-29 June 2013: dates of the Forum in Odessa.
  • 30 June 2013 (Saturday): Optional half-day tour to vineyard in Odessa (includes lunch).


  • 4 June 2013 - deadline for booking hotels in Kiev (Hyatt Regency) and Odessa (Bristol Hotel) at a special CIS Forum rates.
  • 10 June 2013 - Forum's registration cut-off date, no registrations and no cancellation refunds after this date.


Citizens of CIS countries (except Turkmenistan) and a number of other countries, including member states of the European Union, Norway, Switzerland, Canada, the United States of America, and Japan do not require a visa to travel to Ukraine.

For all other countries we strongly recommend that you contact the Consular Section of the Embassy of Ukraine in your home country as soon as possible in order to check the visa requirements for citizens of your country.

You may also visit Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Web site to check visa requirements for your country.


Please note that we shall communicate with Delegates and Guests exclusively via e-mail. Therefore, in order to receive important logistical updates, please provide your accurate e-mail address as well as an alternate e-mail address in your Registration Form.


- with registration, payments, or any other questions, please contact the Forum Global Coordinator

Nonna Paliachvili
Phone +1(202) 338-1182
Fax +1(202) 338-4237

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at the Forum!
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