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Business Programme

Business Programme

IX SPBILF Business Programme, alongside with traditional legal subjects, will include a whole range of topics related to the most relevant novelties of law and economics. Among speakers of the upcoming Forum are the leading experts and practitioners in different fields of law, Russian and foreign officials, world-known scholars and, also, heads of legal departments of global companies.

Official Business Programme

Plenary Session

Plenary Session ‘The Art of Law’

Official Business Programme Events by Thematic Tracks

1. Smart Society. Digital Economy

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1.11. Robots in Law. Public Session of the Working Party of ‘Digital Economy’ on Changes in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Legislation

Discussion session

1.12. Artificial Intelligence and the Blockchain Technology in the Fight of Counterfeiting: Legal-Economic Analysis in a Global Context

2. Legal Profession. Legal Department Management. Notary

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3. Dispute Resolution. Litigation and Arbitration Practice. Execution of Courts’ and Arbitral Decisions

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4. International Law. International Justice. Rule of Law. Constitutional Law

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4.2. Lecture by Valery Zorkin, Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation

Discussion session

4.6. HCCH Judgments Project: Strategic Approach

Discussion session

4.7. HCCH Judgments Project: Deep Dive

10. Antimonopoly Regulation. Tax and Customs Regulation. Public Procurement

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Plenary session under the Auspices of FAS Russia

10.1. Digital Economy – New Challenges, New Solutions

Discussion session under the Auspices of FAS Russia

10.2. Digital Cartels as a Challenge for Antitrust Regulation

Discussion session under the Auspices of FAS Russia

10.3. Reform of Tariff Regulation in Russia

Discussion session under the Auspices of FAS Russia

10.4. Intellectual Property and Antimonopoly Regulation

International Insolvency Forum

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Opening Ceremony of III International Insolvency Forum

Discussion session

1. Consumer Insolvency (Chaired by the Committee of the State Duma on Natural Resources, Property and Land Relations)

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2. Bringing the Controlling and Dependent Persons to Subsidiary Liability in Insolvency Procedures" (chaired by the Federal Tax Service of the Russian Federation)

Discussion session

3. Implementation of Rescue Culture (chaired by the INSOL Europe)

Discussion session

4. Debt Recovery: Competition between Insolvency Procedures, Enforcement Proceedings and Notarial Writ of Execution

Discussion session

5. Asset Tracing

Discussion session

6. Liability of Insolvency Administrators

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7. Digital Technologies in Insolvency Procedures

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8. Customer Assets Segregation as a Prerequisite for Their Rights Protection upon Bankruptcy of a Financial Institution (chaired by the Bank of Russia)

Official Business Programme Events Outside the Forum's Venue


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Conference of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation 'Constitutional Identity and Universal Values: the Art of Balance'

Conference of the Federal Notary Chamber of the Russian Federation

Business Events of Partners

Business Breakfasts

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Business Lunches

5 O’Clock Tea

Satellite events

May 13, 2019
from 12:00 to 19:00

Annual Conference of the Russian Corporate Counsel Association with the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation
Personal Liability in Business as a Vector of Law Enforcement

Venue: Astoria Hotel (39, Bolshaya Morskaya st.)

Participation in the Conference is only by the invitation of the Russian Corporate Counsel Association

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Detailed information is available here.

Conditions of participation and registration:

May 14, 2019
from 12:00 to 14:00

X Youth Legal Forum. Plenary Session

Venue: Assembly Hall, St. Petersburg University (7/9, Universitetskaya emb.)

Participation upon presentation of a badge or by appointment

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Plenary Session X Youth Legal Forum “The Art of Law”

Saint Petersburg State University in association with Interregional Department of “Association of Lawyers of Russia” in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region holds the X Youth Legal Forum on 14-15 of May 2019. YLF is a satellite event of the Saint Petersburg Legal Forum as well as it is the largest platform for communication and consolidation for young lawyers in Russia and Post-Soviet states.

Traditionally leading scientists, practicing lawyers and government officials as The Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation A. V. Konovalov, the Chairman of Investigation Committee of the Russian Federation A. I. Bastrykin, cochairmen of “Association of Lawyers of Russia” take part in Forum.

The main topic of the YLF 2019 is “The Art of Law”.

Participation in Forum is open to students, PhD students, who have succeeded in educational and scientific activities, as well as young professionals starting their career path.

May 14, 2019
from 12:30 to 18:00

Discussion session of the Association of Antitrust experts

Venue: Kempinski Hotel, Neva Hall (22, Moika emb., 1st floor)

Participation is for free by special registration

May 15, 2019
from 12:00 to 15:00

Creative work of the director as a special object of legal protection

Venue: Media Center, The New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater (Fontanka River embankment 49A)

Participation is by appointment only

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The conference "Creative work of the director, as a special object of legal protection," which will be attended by the artistic Director of The Alexandrinsky theater, national artist of Russia Valery Fokin and the head of the Federal Service for Intellectual Property Grigory Petrovich Ivliev, will take place at The New Stage of The Alexandrinsky theater.

The participation of well-known theater directors is also planned.

The event is being held as part of the International Theater Olympics 2019.

The conference will raise a number of problems and issues related to the work of theater directors.

Special attention will be paid to the following issues:

  1. Domestic and foreign law enforcement practice for the protection of directors rights.
  2. The effectiveness of new legislative regulation of this area;
  3. Possible vectors for improvement of legal regulation;
  4. The expediency of resolving the issue of protecting the rights of film directors under international law
May 16, 2019
from 09:00 to 11:30

Forbes Business Breakfast
Law-enforcemnet practices in decriminalization of economic disputes

Venue: Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St.Petersburg

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February 20, 2019 President Putin addressing to the Federal Assembly raised the question of increasing economic growth rates. One of the main priorities is to improve the business climate and the quality of national jurisdiction. Following the Message to the Federal Assembly, the President instructed the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, together with the General Prosecutor’s Office of the Russian Federation, to analyze the current situation regarding the qualification of actions in the economic sphere and prepare amendments to the Code of Criminal Procedure of the Russian Federation (Articles 108, 109) in order to reduce the motives for detention of persons suspected and accused of committing business crime.

At the business breakfast, experts will discuss the issues of interference of Russian security agencies in civil disputes and the possibility for a change in the law that will prohibit security agencies to use criminal prosecution in corporate disputes.



Nikolay Uskov, Editorial director, Forbes

* The Programme may be subject to change

The Programme Committee of IX SPBILF will always be glad to receive detailed proposals to the Business Programme of the future Forum. Please kindly send your ideas on the topics of round tables and possible speakers to or use the web form below.