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Organizing Committee:

Co-Chairs:

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

Mr. John Whittaker
Partner
Clyde & Co LLP

Mr. Dimitry Afanasiev
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

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7TH CIS LOCAL COUNSEL FORUM
SELECTED BIOS AND PRESENTATIONS OF MODERATORS AND PANELISTS*

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

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

Moderator: Mr. Sergey Pepeliaev, Managing Partner, Pepeliaev Group - Moscow Mr. Dmitry Arkhipenko, Managing Partner, Revera Consulting Group - Minsk Mr. Johan Lambers, Director, IUSTICA.BE - Brussels CIS Forum's Initiatives in Action:

CIS Competition Support Partnership

Moderator: Mr. Georgi Khachatryan, Senior Legal Adviser, Ameria CJSC - Yerevan
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Thursday, 7 June 2012

Forum Co-Chairs: Mr. Dimitry Afanasiev, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners and Dr. Irina Paliashvili, RULG-Ukrainian Legal Group. Mr. Stephen Denyer, Global Markets Partner, Allen & Overy / Co-Chair, IBA Law Panel: Regional Update - Belarus, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine

Ms. Olga Romanova, Managing Partner, RATUM Law & Consulting Group - Kursk Dr. Irina Paliashvili, Managing Partner, RULG-Ukrainian Legal Group - Kiev Dr. Liliya Vlasova, Senior Partner, Vlasova, Mikhel & Partners - Minsk Interactive Audience Panel: The Globalization Challenge - Balancing Risk and Opportunity (inspired by Allen & Overy's "Business of Law" series)

Moderators: Mr. Stephen Denyer, Global Markets Partner, Allen & Overy - Frankfurt and Co-Chair, IBA Law Firm Management Committee Mr. Dimitry Afanasiev, Chairman, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners - Moscow Introducing Forum's Global Social Responsibility Initiative: SUPPORTING OCEAN CONSERVATION CAUSE AND SYLVIA EARLE ALLIANCE (SEA) Panel: The Modern Law Firm Conundrum: Structuring of Law Firm Business, Branding, Marketing

Moderator: Mr. Nick Eastwell, Kinstellar, London Consultant - London Dr. Cord-Georg Hasselmann, Partner, Hengeler Mueller - Berlin
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Friday, 8 June 2012

Panel: State as your Business Partner: PPP, Concessions and other Legal Models

Moderator: Ms. Olga Chentsova, Managing Partner, Aequitas Law Firm - Almaty Mr. Yuri Pustovit, Managing Partner, Advocates Bureau Yug - Krasnodar Mr. Glenn Kolleeny, Partner, Salans - St. Petersburg Panel: Taxation Goes Global

Moderator: Mr. Denis Schekin, Senior Partner, Pepeliaev Group - Moscow Mr. Martin Busenhart, Partner, Walder Wyss Ltd. - Zurich Ms. Natalia Luchkova, Partner, TaxTeam, International Tax Experts - Amsterdam Panel: Commercial Dispute Resolution

Moderator: Dr. Thomas Rihm, Partner, Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte - Zurich Presentations of the Candidates for the Next 8th Forum Venue

Ms. Nigora Avazmukhamedova, Partner, Council Law Firm - Tashkent Closing Remarks Workshop: Global Wealth Planning Structures for Clients from Russia and CIS: War and Peace. Organized by Withers LLP (London and Zurich)
Presented by: Ms. Olga Boltenko and Mr. Christopher Coffin

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