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Highlights of the XX Pharmaceutical Forum in Saint-Petersburg


Lidings yet again acted as the Premier Partner of the 20th Russian Pharmaceutical Forum organized by Adam Smith Institute. The event took place on June 17-19 at the business center of Corinthia Hotel in Saint Petersburg bringing together over 650 guests.

 

Adam Smith Pharmaceutical Forum is a major independent international event for the business community, covering key aspects of the Russian pharmaceutical segment regulation. Its audience traditionally represents manufacturers, distributors and retail chains, and includes leading experts and CEOs of the largest pharmaceutical enterprises who attend the initiative to discuss topics essential for the industry.

Sergey Patrakeev, Partner and Co-Head of Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals industry practice at Lidings, took part in the plenary session on the opening day of the Forum. Sergey devoted his presentation to challenges facing innovative drug manufacturers in Russia and aimed to cover anti-trust matters and a number of other relevant topics. Presentations were also given by representatives of legislative and executive regulating and controlling authorities of the Russian Federation who discussed current regulation of the industry including analysis of recent reforms and consideration of governmental initiatives aimed at stimulating the segment development and improvement of healthcare quality across the country.

Partner, Head of Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals industry practice at Lidings Andrey Zelenin, Best Lawyer in the area of Life Sciences in Russia according to the analytical directory Who is Who Legal, chaired a plenary session on the second day of the Forum. The session entitled “Legal Advice” brought together key experts in the field including the Vice President (Legal) of STADA Group Christoph Dengler, Country Head Legal and Compliance at Novartis Group Russia Larisa Matveeva, Head of Legal Department at BIOCAD Galina Sekareva, and Regulatory Affairs/Legal Director at AIPM Madina Plieva. In their presentations, the speakers covered recent regulatory initiatives, legal aspects of launching new product in Russia, promotional activities, relationships between manufacturers and distributors, and other relevant topics.

Lidings is a leading legal advisor in Russia, acting as an expert in the statutory regulation of the pharmaceutical industry. The firm’s clients are recognized leaders of the pharmaceutical market, such as Boehringer Ingelheim, Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Ipsen Pharma, MEDA Pharmaceuticals, Sanofi Aventis, Servier and many others. The firm frequently initiates and supports major international conferences devoted to issues most essential for the pharmaceutical industry in Russia and abroad. Lidings’ experts act as speakers and moderators in discussions on legal support of pharmaceutical companies doing business in the Russian Federation.

To download the Forum’s program and find out more about the speakers, please refer to the official website.


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