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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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Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Opening remarks:
Forum Co-Chair: Dr. Irina Paliashvili, RULG-Ukrainian Legal Group
Management Hour (organization and management of a law practice): partnership forms and issues, marketing, attracting young talent, virtual office update, personnel training, billing structures, technology, attorney compensation, and development plans

CIS Forum's Initiatives in Action! New Initiative: Regulatory Risks for Business and Strategies in Dealing with Regulatory Bodies and Follow up: CIS Competition Support Partnership

Moderator: Mr. Vassily Rudomino, Senior Partner, Alrud - Moscow
Ms. Elena Ovcharova, Head of Administrative Defense of Business Group, Pepeliaev Group - Moscow Mr. Vladimir Sayenko, Partner, Sayenko Kharenko - Kiev

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Welcome and Introductory Remarks

Forum Co-Chairs: Mr. Dimitry Afanasiev, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Dr. Irina Paliashvili, RULG-Ukrainian Legal Group Mr. Martin Solc, Secretary-General of the IBA, Partner, Kocian Solc Balastik - Prague Panel: Showcase of the Host Country - Ukraine and its Regions

Moderator: Mr. Valentyn Zagariya, Managing Partner, Spenser & Kauffmann, Head of the Higher Qualification and Disciplinary Bar Commission - Kiev Mr. Andriy Hrynchuk, Managing Partner, Hrynchuk Mazur & Partners - Lviv Ms. Olena Kibenko, Managing Partner, Kibenko, Onika & Partners - Kharkiv Panel: Regional Update - Belarus, Moldova, Russia

Moderator: Mr. Konstantin Mikhel, Managing Partner, Vlasova Mikhel & Partners - Minsk Mr. Sergey Pepeliaev, Managing Partner, Pepeliaev Group - Moscow Mr. Octavian Cazac, Partner, Turcan Cazac - Chisinau Panel: Regional Update - Central Asia and Caucasus Regions

Moderator: Ms. Olga Chentsova, Managing Partner, Aequitas Law Firm - Almaty Mr. Nariman Ramazanov, Managing Partner, FINA LLP - Baku Interactive Audience Panel (jointly with IBA and ABA International Leadership):
Resilient Dynamism: we have crossed the "point of no return", so let's get comfortable in the new environment! Moderators: Mr. Dimitry Afanasiev, Chairman, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners - Moscow Dr. Hermann Knott, Senior Vice-Chair of IBA's Law Firm Management Committee, Partner, Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH - Cologne

Mr. Barton Legum, Chair of ABA International Section, Partner, Dentons - Paris Panel: The Increasing Role of Legal Infrastructure Industry (Professional Media, Consulting, Legal Directories, HR, Marketing) for a Local Law Firm

Moderator: Mr. Nick Eastwell, Kinstellar, London Consultant - London Ms. Olga Dedova, Editor-in-Chief, Yurydychna Gazeta - Kiev Mr. Alexander Moskovkin, Deputy CEO, Lexpro - Moscow Ms. Olga Usenko, Editor-in-Chief, The Ukrainian Journal of Business Law - Kiev

Friday, 28 June 2013

Panel: EU at our Doorstep - Harmonization with EU Legislation and Trends
("Draft Common Frame of Reference (DCFR)" and the Common European Sales Law - the most important project of the last ten years on the harmonization of European contract law and its meaning for the CIS countries)

Moderator: Dr. Paul Varul, Partner, VARUL - Tartu Dr. Christian Schmies, Partner, Hengeler Mueller - Frankfurt News from Delegates: Mr. Paul Marmor, Partner, Sherrards Solicitors; Alliott Group Legal Chairman - London Panel: New and Old Energy
(Conventionals, Unconventionals, Renewables)

Moderator: Dr. Irina Paliashvili, Managing Partner,RULG-Ukrainian Legal Group - Kiev Mr. Ilgar Mehti, Managing Partner, EKVITA - Baku Ms. Gabrielle Sigel, Partner, Jenner & Block - Chicago Panel: Commercial Dispute Resolution: Litigation is Back!

Ms. Irina Sidorova, Managing Partner, Cabinet Irina Sidorova - Paris Mr. Robin Wittering, Partner, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners - Moscow Presentations of Sochi - the next 9th CIS Forum Venue

Mr. Yuri Pustovit, Managing Partner, Advocates Bureau Yug - Krasnodar

Saturday, 29 June 2013

The Closing Event at the Odessa Philharmonic Hall

Introduction: Forum Co-Chair: Dr. Irina Paliashvili, RULG-Ukrainian Legal Group Keynote Speech: Dr. Oleg de Lousanoff, Partner, Hengeler Mueller - Frankfurt-on-Main Musical Present from the Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra, Chief Conductor Maestro Hobart Earle

* Bios and Presentations are listed according to the Forum Program as received from selected Moderators and Panelists.
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