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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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6TH CIS LOCAL COUNSEL FORUM
SELECTED BIOS AND PRESENTATIONS OF MODERATORS AND PANELISTS*

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Opening remarks:

Forum Co-Chairs: Dr. Irina Paliashvili, RULG-Ukrainian Legal Group

Mr. Dimitry Afanasiev, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

The Host Firm: Ms. Olga Chentsova, Managing Partner, Aequitas Law Firm

CIS Forum's Initiatives in Action:

(I) Adoption of the multijurisdictional ethical and professional principles for
the CIS Economic Region.

Presented by: Mr. Alexander Khvoshchinskiy, Managing Partner, LegalStudies.RU — Moscow

Mr. Sergei Lazarev, Senior Partner, Russin & Vecchi — Moscow

(II) CIS Competition Support Partnership: Latest Developments

Moderator: Mr. Alexey Kot, Managing Partner, Antika Law Firm - Kiev

Ms. Anna Numerova, Consultant, ALRUD - Moscow
Representative of the Competition Protection Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan

(III) New Forum Initiative - the Forum Customs Roundtable Presented by:
Ms. Galina Balandina, Partner, Pepeliaev Group - Moscow


Thursday, 23 June 2011

Welcome and Introductory Remarks

Forum Co-Chair: Dr. Irina Paliashvili, RULG-Ukrainian Legal Group

The Host Firm: Ms. Olga Chentsova, Managing Partner, Aequitas Law Firm - Almaty

Panel: Showcase of the Host Country - Kazakhstan
Moderator: Dr. Olga Chentsova, Managing Partner, Aequitas Law Firm - Almaty

Dr. Zhumageldy Yelyubayev, Managing Counsel, Chevron Munaigas Inc. - Almaty

Ms. Olga Igilikova, Managing Partner, Lex Analitik - Almaty

Mr. Vitaliy Vodolazkin, Managing Partner, Sayat Zholshy & Partners- Almaty

Dr. Svetlana Romanovskaya, Member of the National Council of the President of Kazakhstan and the Public Chamber of the Mazhilis (Parliament) of Kazakhstan - Almaty

Panel: Regional Update - Belarus, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine
Moderator: Mr. Sergey Pepeliaev, Managing Partner, Pepeliaev Group - Moscow

Dr. Irina Paliashvili, RULG-Ukrainian Legal Group - Kiev

Mr. Konstantin Mikhel, Managing Partner, Vlasova, Mikhel & Partners - Minsk

Panel: Regional Update - Caucasus Region
Moderator: Ms. Ketevan Betaneli, CIS Forum Coordinator for Georgia and Armenia

Mr. David Sargsyan, Partner, Head of Legal Practice Ameria CJSC - Yerevan

Mr. Revaz Javelidze, Head of the Georgian Practice, GRATA - Tbilisi

Mr. Nariman Ramazanov, Managing Partner, FINA LLP - Baku

Panel: Incredible Eurasia - Discovering Opportunities in the Busy Emerging Market
Moderator: Ms. Gulnara Kalikova, Senior Partner, Kalikova & Associates - Bishkek

Mr. Hikmet Kasaroglu, Managing Partner, Kasaroglu Law Office - Ankara

Mr. Vladimir Dolzhikov, President, ACT L.L.C. - Ashgabat

Alexander Domrin Live: Interview with Corporate Counsel on
New Age Partnership between Corporate and External Counsel

Guests: Ms. Natalya Thotahewage, Head of Legal Department Russia & CIS,
Johnson & Johnson LLC - Moscow

Panel: No Longer Can Do Without - Marketing and the Rest of the Legal Industry
Moderator: Mr. Nick Eastwell, Kinstellar - London Consultant - London

Mr. Denis Aleinikov, Senior Partner, Law Group "Argument" - Minsk

Mr. Chris Johnson, Chief European Correspondent, The American Lawyer - London


Friday, 24 June 2011

Panel: Compliance and Corporate-Social Responsibility - 2010 UK Bribery Act, the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and national Anti-Money-Laundering and Anti-Bribery Laws
Moderator: Ms. Natalya Thotahewage, Head of Legal Department Russia & CIS,
Johnson & Johnson LLC — Moscow

Mr. John Whittaker, Partner, Clyde & Co - London

Mr. Alexander Bolkvadze, Partner, BLC Law Office - Tbilisi

Panel: Natural Resources - Conventional and Unconventional Energy
Moderator: Mr. Gabriel Lansky, Managing Partner, Lansky, Ganzger + Partners - Vienna

Mr. Ilgar Mehti, Managing Partner, EKVITA - Baku

Ms. Aya Bralina - Executive Director of Kazakhstan Petroleum Lawyers' Association (KPLA)


Panel: Commercial Dispute Resolution
Moderator: Dr. Nikolaus Pitkowitz, Partner, Graf & Pitkowitz Rechtsanwälte GmbH — Vienna

Dr. Yas Banifatemi, Partner, Head of the Public International Law practice, Shearman & Sterling — Paris

Dr. Thomas Rihm, Partner, Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte — Zurich

Presentations of the Candidate for the Next 7th Forum Venue: Yerevan!

Mr. David Sargsyan, Partner, Head of Legal Practice Ameria CJSC — Yerevan

Workshop: Think Globally: Competitive Strategies for Domestic Legal Markets

Presented by: Mr. Alexander Khvoshchinskiy, Managing Partner, Legal Stratagency GmbH - Berlin

 

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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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