Kazan Legal 2017

Kazan Legal 2017
For the first time, international legal forum will take place in the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan, Kazan. Prominent corporate lawyers, top-managers, consultants and authorities from all over the world will gather to share the recent news in law and economy of their countries and regions, discuss the prospectives of investment cooperation and enjoy rich cultural and excursion program.

According to Forbes latest figures, the largest inflow of foreign portfolio investments is observed in Russia comparing to other countries with emerging markets: more than in China, India, Brazil and Mexico. Resurgence of interest in Russian assets and securities stems both from strengthening of oil prices and expectation of warming of Russian ties with the West and lifting of sanctions. In this context, information on industrial assets and resources concentrated in Russian regions, which flourished rapidly in recent years and the most of investors still have little exposure to it, is of special value. For the third consecutive year, the Republic of Tatarstan ranks first in Russia in investment climate.

The Plenary session "The Legal Environment as a Key Factor in Economic Growth"  with participation of the leadership of the Republic of Tatarstan, heads of legal services of the leading Tatarstan companies, representatives of the leading Russian and foreign law firms will be held on the margins of the forum.

In addition to the Plenary session, 35 sessions, round tables and briefings are scheduled to be held. Topics to be covered are:

• Special Economic Zones as a Mechanism to Drive Innovation, «Smart Cities»;
• Legislative regulation of the digital economy;
• Attracting Investments and Joint Venture Partnerships;
• Wealth Planning and Inheritance: Looking at the Legal Issues;
• Doing Business in Foreign Markets: Managing the Risks.

  Kazan Legal 2017 will tell about news and trends in law, provide a platform for exchanging ideas with the leading lawyers of Russia, the EU, the United States and Asia and will become a site for a dialogue between business, consultants and authorities. Chairman of «Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev & Partners» law office Dmitry Afanasiev, Head of the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia Igor Artemiev, President of the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice of the Council of Europe Georg Stawa, Presidential Commissioner for Entrepreneurs’ Rights Boris Titov, Chairman of the Board of Association of Lawyers of Russia Vladimir Gruzdev, General Director of Essen Production Leonid Baryshev, Vice President for Corporate and Legal Affairs of «Mobile Tele Systems (MTS)» PJSC Ruslan Ibragimov, Deputy General Director — Head of the Unit of Corporate and Property Relations of «Rosgeo» Mikhail Kazantsev, Head of Legal Affaires of «Rosvodokanal» Dmitry Timofeev, Senior Vice President for Legal and Administrative Affairs of the Skolkovo Foundation Nikolay Averchenko, Vice President for Legal Issues of «TMK» Andrey Zimin, Chairman, Senior Partner of RPC (UK, Hong Kong and Singapore) Rupert Boswell, Partner of Hengeler Mueller (Germany) Dr. Christian Schmies, Partner of Macfarlanes (UK) James Popperwell, Partner of Boies Schiller Flexner LLP (UK) Matthew Getz, Senior partner of Magnusson (Sweden) Per Magnusson, Head of Disputes of WOLF THEISS (Austria) Clemens Trauttenberg, Senior Litigation Partner of Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co (India) Ritu Bhalla, Managing Partner of Advocates Bureau «Yug» Yuri Pustovit, Director and Partner at Advocates Bureau PRK Partners (Czech Republic) Jan Kohout have already confirmed their participation.

The participants will manage to establish international contacts, find business partners, explore the opportunities for long-term cooperation and development of investment projects as well as see the sights and learn about the latest infrastructural achievements of one of the oldest and interesting cities of the region and enjoy the outstanding Tatar cuisine.

Most respected Russian and foreign corporate lawyers and top-managers, leaders and partners of the leading Russian and foreign firms and representatives of public authorities are scheduled to speak.

Participation in the conference was confirmed by more than 1000 delegates, foreign participants from 35 countries (Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Cyprus, China, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Nigeria, the UAE, Pakistan, Panama, Poland, Republic of Botswana, Russia, Romania, the USA, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia);

Representatives of 35 Russian entities (the Vladimir Region, the Vologda Region, the Voronezh Region, the Kirov Region, the Krasnodar Territory, the Kursk Region, the Magadan Region, the Moskow Region, the Murmansk Region, the Nizhni Novgorod Region, the Novosibirsk Region, the Omsk Region, the Orenburg Region, the Penza Region, the Perm Territory, the Primorsk Territory, the Republic of Bashkortostan, the Komi Republic, the Republic of Marij El, the Republic of Mordovia, the Rostov Region, the Samara Region, the Saratov Region, the Sakhalin Region, the Sverdlovsk Region, the Smolensk Region, the Tver Region, the Tomsk Region, the Udmurt Republic, the Ulyanovsk Region, the Khabarovsk Territory, the Chelyabinsk Region, the Chechen Republic, the Chuvash Republic, the Yaroslav Region).

Organizers: Tatarstan Investment Development Agency, Law office «Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners» with the support of the Government of the Republic of Tatarstan.

Sponsors: Antipinsky Oil Refinery Plant, Russian Energy company «Fortum», Thomson Reuters, global provider of risk solutions «Kroll», Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP (USA), Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP (USA), provider of consultancy services and software solutions to the legal and accountancy sectors TIKIT (France), international IT-consulting company n information management FTS, TransTekhServis (BMW’s autopartner), Tatspirtprom.

Partners: Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University, Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent), The Presidential Commissioner for Entrepreneurs’ Rights, Business Against Corruption public center, Association of Lawyers of the Russian Federation, Federal Institute of Industrial Property (FIPS), Russian Asian Legal Association, Russian Arbitration Association (RAA), Russian National Committee of International Chamber of Commerce — ICC Russia.

September 14
Preliminary day

17 sessions
Work of press center
2 round tables based on KFU
Welcome Cocktail Party 

September 15
Main day

Plenary Session
18 sessions
Work of press center
Gala Dinner

September 16
Excursion day

Excursion program
Visit to the Sviyazhsk island
Folklore Evening Reception with horse races

Registration of journalists is carried out by telephone +7(843)570-40-01 (ext. 1315) or e-mail: info@kazansummit.ru, contact person is Alina Yarullina.
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