Russia and China: Partners in Law

Conference
Russia and China:
Partners in Law

Moscow
October 27, 2016
Venue:
The St. Regis Moscow Nikolskaya hotel
Nikol’skaya Street 12, Moscow,
Russian Federation, 109012

Russia and China continue to draw closer in the economic and political spheres. And yet this convergence is impossible without conjuction in the legal sphere.

Legal norms like thousands of invisible threads strengthen economic links between our countries. But will lawyers from the two countries be able to understand mutual intricacies of law and legal practice? What are the most actual issues addressed by legal circles in Russia and China? What are the greatest challenges of businesses entering the markets of the two countries?

We welcome the participation of: Russian and Chinese companies, industry associations, entrepreneurs with business ties to China, Russian, Chinese and international law firms.

Official Conference languages: Russian, English.

Video of the conference is available via the link.

Programme

9.00 – 10.00
Accreditation
10.00 – 10.30
WELCOME ADDRESS

Yury LYUBIMOV – Secretary of State - Deputy Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation

Josip GRUBEŠA - Minister of Justice of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Konstantin KORSIK – President, Federal Notary Chamber of the Russian Federation

Sergey LEVIN - Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation

Pavel VOLKOV – Adviser to the Minister of the Russian Federation on the Development of the Far East

10.30 – 12.00
RUSSIA-CHINA RAPPROCHEMENT VECTOR: LEGAL ASPECTS

Moderator:

Alexander MOLOTNIKOV – Chairman of the Executive Board of the Russia-China Law Society, Associate Professor of Law Faculty of the Lomonosov Moscow State University

Speakers:

Aleksandr ZEZEKALO – Scientific Adviser of the educational program with in-depth study of Chinese language and law, St. Petersburg State University

Oleg REMYGA – Head of China Studies, Institute for Emerging Market Studies (IEMS), Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO

Dong HU – Dean of Law School, Heilongjiang University

Daoxiu HUANG – Professor of the China University of Political Science and Law, Key Advisor of the DEHENG Law firm

12.00 – 12.20
Coffee break
12.20 – 13.20
RESOLUTION OF DISPUTES THROUGH INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION: BENEFITS AND DRAWBACKS

Moderators:

Andrey GORLENKO – Executive Administrator, Arbitration Center at the ANO “ISA”

Mikhail ILIN – Attorney at Law, Partner of S&K Vertical law firm, Head of Projects

Speakers:

Feodor VYACHESLAVOV – Assistant professor of the Civil Law Department of the Moscow State University, Member of the IBA Litigation committee

Anna GRISHCHENKOVA – Regional Ambassador of Russia in the HK45, Committee of Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), Regional representative of Russia in the IBA Litigation Committee

Jianwen ZHANG - Chairman of the Research Center of the Russian law in China Southwest University of Political Science and Law (SWUPL)

13.20 – 13.40
Coffee break
13:40 – 15:40
Financial Market and Attracting Investment

Moderators:

Alexander MOLOTNIKOV – Chairman of the Executive Board of the Russia-China Law Society, Associate Professor of Law Faculty of the Lomonosov Moscow State University

Sergey TSYGANKOV – Lawyer, Analytical Center “Forum”

Speakers:

Ksenia AGAFONOVA – Director of Legal Department, St. Petersburg Exchange OJSC

Chen ARMSTRONG – Partner, King&Wood Mallesons

Markel BAYKALOV - Head of Legal Department, Voshod Investment System NP RTS

Maxim BASHKATOV - Leading Research Fellow of the HSE-Skolkovo Institute for Law and Development, Lecturer of the Civil Law Department of the Lomonosov Moscow State University

Pavel EFIMOV – Director Business Development, StartTrack

Ayaal NIKOLAEV – Head of the International Cooperation Unit of Legal Department, Moscow Exchange OJSC

Denis SHULAKOV – First Vice-President, Gazprombank JSC

15.40 – 16.00
Coffee break
16.00 – 17.30
CASE-STUDY: DIALOGUE WITH BUSINESS

Moderator:

Andrey ZELENIN – Managing partner, Lidings

Speakers:

Yulia DUSHKINA - Head of International legal support, Rusklimat

Gandolfo IACONO - General Director, LexisNexis Russia & Eastern Europe

Grigory MEDVEDEV – Head of Legal Department, Lifan Motors

Wang XIAOPING – Partner, Grandall Law Firm

Anna CHERKASHINA – Head of Commercial and trade law practice, MegaFon PJSC

*This schedule may be subject to change

Russia and China are drawing closer together politically and economically, but they cannot cooperate or relate to each other successfully without a mutually harmonized legal element.

The debates at the conference addressed the legal aspects of the Russia-China relations, the benefits and downsides of international commercial arbitration of disputes, and the challenges of bringing investors into a variety of sectors of the two economies.

The audience was greeted with welcome speeches by Yuri Lyubimov, Secretary of State and Deputy Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation, Josip Grubesa, Minister of Justice of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Konstantin Korsik, President of the Federal Notary Chamber of the Russian Federation, Sergey Levin, Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, and Pavel Volkov, Advisor to the Minister of Far East Development of the Russian Federation.

The Russia and China: Partners in Law conference is the second of a series of conferences initiated as a new project under the auspices of SPILF, Yuri Lyubimov noted in his address. The next event of the series, the conference on Art Market Regulation, is due on November 21 in St. Petersburg. The project has 15 conferences lined up overall, devoted to finance & banking, compliance, labour law and procedural law.

The topic of the first session was Russia-China Rapprochement Vector: Legal Aspects. Following the introductory address of the moderator, Aleksander Molotnikov, Chairman of the Executive Board of the Russia-China Law Society, the discussion was joined by: Aleksander Zazekalo, Research Leader of the Jurisprudence with In-depth Study of the Chinese Language and Law programme at St. Petersburg State University, Oleg Remyga, Head of China Studies at the Institute of Emerging Market Studies (IEMS), Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO, Dong Hu, Dean of Law School, Heilongjiang University, and Daoxiu Huang, Professor of the China University of Political Science and Law, Key Counsel at DEHENG Law Offices.

The next session, Resolution of Disputes through International Commercial Arbitration: Benefits and Drawbacks, moderated by Andrei Gorlenko, Executive Administrator, Arbitration Centre at the Institute of Modern Arbitration, and Mikhail Ilyin, Attorney at Law, Partner S&K Vertikal Attorneys at Law, Corporate Law Project Leader, focused on the nuances of how Russian and Chinese lawyers and entrepreneurs treat the question of the reference of disputes for international arbitration.

Speaking at the session were Fyodor Vyacheslavov, Assistant Professor of the Department of Civil Law, Mikhail Lomonosov State University of Moscow, Co-chair of the Forum of Young Litigation Lawyers at IBA Litigation Committee, Anna Grishchenkova, HK45 (HKIAC) and IBA Litigation Committee Regional Representative for Russia, and Jianwen Zhang, Chairman of the Russian Law Research Centre at the China South-West University of Political Science and Law (SWUPL).

As the conference proceeded to its next session, Financial Markets and Attracting Investments, the floor went over to finance and investment experts: Ksenia Agafonova, Director of Legal Department, St. Petersburg Stock Exchange, Chen Armstrong, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons, Markel Baykalov, Head of Corporate Development and New Projects, Voskhod Investment System NP RTS, Maksim Bashkatov, Leading Research Fellow, Institute of Law and Development, Higher School of Economics-Skolkovo, Professor of Civil Law, Mikhail Lomonosov State University of Moscow, Pavel Yefimov, Director of Development, Startrek LLC, Ayaal Nikolayev, Head of International Cooperation, Legal Department of the Moscow Stock Exchange, and Denis Shulakov, First Vice President, Gazprombank. The session was moderated by Aleksander Molotnikov, Chairman of the Executive Board of the Russia-China Law Society, Senior Lecturer, School of Law of Mikhail Lomonosov State University of Moscow, and Sergey Tsygankov, Legal Counsel, “Forum” Analytical Centre.

The debates were no less meaningful during the roundtable, Case Study: Dialogue with Business, moderated by Andrei Zelenin, Managing Partner, Lidings. The questions of legal support for business were examined in different perspectives by Yulia Dushkina, Head of International Legal Support, Rusklimat, Gandolfo Iacono, CEO LexisNexis Russia & Eastern Europe, Grigory Medvedev, Chief Legal Officer, Lifan Motors Rus, Wang Xiaoping, Partner, Grandall Law Firm, and Anna Cherkashina, Head of Commercial and Trade Law Practice, MegaFon PJSC.

Summing up, the conference participants noted substantial progress in the Russia-China relations, and expressed the hope that cooperation between the two nations will further deepen across the full spectrum of legal matters, including legal support for enterprise.

Video of the conference is available via the link.

  • Ksenia AGAFONOVA
    Director of Legal Department, St. Petersburg Exchange OJSC
  • Chen ARMSTRONG
    Partner, King&Wood Mallesons
  • Markel Baykalov
    Head of Legal Department, Voshod Investment System NP RTS
  • Maxim BASHKATOV
    Leading Research Fellow of the HSE-Skolkovo Institute for Law and Development, Lecturer of the Civil Law Department of the Lomonosov Moscow State University
  • Pavel VOLKOV
    Adviser to the Minister of the Russian Federation on the Development of the Far East
  • Feodor VYACHESLAVOV
    Assistant professor of the Civil Law Department of the Moscow State University, Member of the IBA Litigation committee
  • Andrey GORLENKO
    Executive Administrator, Arbitration Center at the ANO “ISA”
  • Anna GRISHCHENKOVA
    Regional Ambassador of Russia in the HK45, Committee of Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), Regional representative of Russia in the IBA Litigation Committee
  • Josip GRUBEŠA
    Minister of Justice of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Yulia DUSHKINA
    Head of International legal support, Rusklimat
  • Pavel EFIMOV
    Director Business Development, StartTrack
  • Daoxiu HUANG
    Professor of the China University of Political Science and Law, Key Advisor of the DEHENG Law firm
  • Gandolfo IACONO
    General Director, LexisNexis Russia & Eastern Europe
  • Mikhail ILIN
    Attorney at Law, Partner of S&K Vertical law firm, Head of Projects
  • Konstantin KORSIK
    President, Federal Notary Chamber of the Russian Federation
  • Sergey LEVIN
    Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation
  • Yury LYUBIMOV
    Secretary of State - Deputy Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation
  • Grigory MEDVEDEV
    Head of Legal Department, Lifan Motors
  • Alexander MOLOTNIKOV
    Chairman of the Executive Board of the Russia-China Law Society, Associate Professor of Law Faculty of the Lomonosov Moscow State University
  • Ayaal NIKOLAEV
    Head of the International Cooperation Unit of Legal Department, Moscow Exchange OJSC
  • Oleg REMYGA
    Head of China Studies, Institute for Emerging Market Studies (IEMS), Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO
  • Denis SHULAKOV
    First Vice-President, Gazprombank JSC
  • Aleksandr ZEZEKALO
    Scientific Adviser of the educational program with in-depth study of Chinese language and law, St. Petersburg State University
  • Wang XIAOPING
    Partner, Grandall Law Firm
  • Dong HU
    Dean of Law School, Heilongjiang University
  • Andrey ZELENIN
    Managing partner, Lidings
  • Jianwen ZHANG
    Chairman of the Research Center of the Russian law in China Southwest University of Political Science and Law (SWUPL)
  • Sergey TSYGANKOV
    Lawyer, Analytical Center “Forum”
  • Anna CHERKASHINA
    Head of Commercial and trade law practice, MegaFon PJSC

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