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English Law Week 2017: The Law - a noble profession or just business?

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The Law Society and the Bar Council of England and Wales in partnership with the Russian Federal Chamber of Lawyers, the Moscow Chamber of Advocates, the St Petersburg Chamber of Advocates, the Anglo-Russian Law Association, and the British Russian Law Association organised the fourth English Law Week in Moscow and St Petersburg from 20 to 23 November 2017. 

English Law Week alternates year on year with its twin event, Russian Law Week, which takes place in London, and has become a key event for legal professionals whose work involves interaction between England and Russia. 

This year’s conference was entitled The Law - A noble profession or just business? and for the first time, took place in two Russian cities, Moscow and St Petersburg. 

The four-day conference attracted more than 450 registrations by delegates from the UK, Russia, Cyprus, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan. Attendees had a great opportunity to discuss recent developments in English Law and the current business environment for doing legal business in the UK and Russia.

The event included high profile discussions on the following topics:

  • Recent English judgments involving Russian and CIS parties
  • Case study of a claim in England involving Russian parties
  • International arbitration
  • Competition law issues - Brexit and EU regulations
  • Business as usual - current business models and trends in the organisation of law
  • Recovering assets through bankruptcy and liquidation
  • Keeping the legal profession noble – is the current regulatory framework fit for purpose?

According to participants, the high quality of speakers and moderators, and the interactive panel discussions and case study sessions made the conference a great success. Please find the full conference programme for Moscow here and for St Petersburg here .

All presentations from the panels are available online, please find them below:

We would like to say special thank you to our session sponsors  George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLCGrant Thornton , and Mourant Ozannes , our associate sponsor 3 Hare Court and our media partners Russian Arbitration Association and CIS Arbitration Forum -  we would not be able to organise this event without their support.

If you are interested in new upcoming CIS-related opportunities and events in 2017, get involved and keep up to date by signing up to the CIS newsletter by emailing EuropeCIS@LawSociety.org.uk and/or joining the International Division.

English Law Week 2017 - Session sponsors

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English Law Week 2017 - Associate sponsor

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English Law Week 2017 - Information partners 

 

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