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
9th CIS LOCAL COUNSEL FORUM PROGRAM
SELECTED BIOS AND PRESENTATIONS OF MODERATORS AND PANELISTS*
Saturday, 28 June 2014
Welcome and Introductory Remarks
Chair of the Vienna Host Committee:
Mr. Martin Solc, Secretary-General of the IBA, Partner, Kocian Solc Balastik - Prague
Co-Chair of the Balkan Legal Forum: Mr. Borislav Boyanov, Managing Partner, Boyanov & Co. - Sofia
Mr. Dimitry Afanasiev, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners -Moscow
Dr. Irina Paliashvili, RULG-Ukrainian Legal Group - Kiev and Washington, D.C.
Panel: Showcase of the Host Country, Austria the harmony of traditional (DISPUTE RESOLUTION) and modern (INNOVATION & SUSTAINABILITY).
Moderator: Dr. Gabriel Lansky, Managing Partner, Lansky, Ganzger + Partner - Vienna
Dr. Dirk Buschle, Deputy Director and Head of Legal, Energy Community - Vienna
Dr. Willibald Plesser, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP - Vienna
Mag. Elmar Drabek, Partner, Dorda Brugger Jordis - Vienna
Panel: Regional Update - CEE and Central Asia Region
Dr. Irina Paliashvili, Managing Partner, RULG-Ukrainian Legal Group - Kiev and Washington, D.C.
Mr. Sergey Pepeliaev, Managing Partner, Pepeliaev Group - Moscow
Mr. Nariman Ramazanov, Managing Partner, FINA - Baku
Interactive Audience Panel (jointly with IBA Leadership).
Global Business Moves On: How Do We Catch Up?
(Modern times demand swift and efficient actions; nobody has the patience to wait for complicated opinions, long documents filled with "reservations" "caveats", and years of litigation. The legal industry has become an expensive bureaucratic obstacle, annoying clients every step of the way. They want to move on: are we up to the task?)
Co-Moderators: Mr. Dmitry Arkhipenko, Managing Partner, Revera Consulting Group - Minsk
Mr. Johan Lambers, Partner, IUSTICA.BE - Brussels
Mr. Giuseppe Lorenzo Rosa, Managing Partner, Giuseppe L. Rosa, Esq. & Associated Counsels - Verona
Panel: The Legal Infrastructure Industry (Professional Media, Public Relations, Consulting, Legal Directories, Human Resources, Marketing)
Moderator: Mr. Nick Eastwell, Kinstellar, London Consultant - London
Ms. Olga Usenko, Editor-in-Chief, The Ukrainian Journal of Business Law - Kiev
Ms. Kristina Vengrinyak, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Liga:Zakon - Kiev
Sunday, 29 June 2014
Panel: INNOVATION & SUSTAINABILITY - Technologies for Sustainable Development / Renewable Energy
(practical and legal aspects)
Moderator: Dr. Alexander Egger, Dozent at the University of Economics and Business, Vienna; Fellow of the European Law Institute (Former Référendaire at the Court of Justice of the European Union) - Vienna
Mr. Raino Paron, Partner, Head of Banking & Finance and EU & Competition Practice, Raidla Lejins & Norcous - Tallinn
Mr. Wolfram Rehbock, Senior Partner, Arzinger - Kiev
Presentations of Tbilisi - the 10th Anniversary Forum Venue
Mr. Giorgi Batlidze, Partner, BLC Law Office - Tbilisi
Panel: DISPUTE RESOLUTION - Arbitration and More
Mr. Christopher Coffin, Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution Withers - London
Mr. Manfred Heider, Secretary General, Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC) - Vienna
Ms. Natalia Petrik, Legal Counsel, The Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) - Stockholm
Mr. Valikhan Shaikenov, Partner, Aequitas Law Firm - Almaty
* Bios and Presentations are listed according to the Forum Program as received from selected Moderators and Panelists.