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Sergey Patrakeev and Andrey Zelenin will speak at the IBA Law Firm Management conference in Moscow

Lidings’ partners Sergey Patrakeev and Andrey Zelenin will take part in the annual international conference “Law Firm Management – 2014” in Moscow on the 28th of November. The event, presented by the IBA Law Firm Management Committee and supported by the IBA European Regional Forum and Legal Insight magazine, will bring together over 100 representatives from leading law firms worldwide.

IBA Law Firm Management conference is the largest professional forum with more than 30000 members from leading law firms throughout the world. It provides for a great opportunity to catch up with colleagues, develop and maintain business contacts, and discuss latest trends in law firm management. The main topics of 2014 conference program will include: managing law firm finance, local law firm positioning in the internationalized legal market, tips for successful pricing of services, economic developments that will drive the legal market in 2015 and other issues high on the agenda.

Sergey Patrakeev will speak at a session entitled “Replacing the Irreplaceable:  Leadership Transitions in Law Firms”. Sergey will share his views on the topic from a junior partner perspective and discuss his personal experience of joining the partnership at Lidigns. The November edition of Legal Insight magazine which will be made available to all conference attendees features an extensive interview with Sergey where he talks about the open partnership and the lockstep system adopted by Lidings.
Andrey Zelenin will take part in a conference session entitled “Staffing Key Administrative Positions at a Growing Law Firm”. Together with colleagues from leading local and international firms he will discuss in which order should the managing partner hire professionals for key-support positions (or grow a talent from inside) and how to organize their duties.

On the eve of the IBA Conference attendees will be welcomed at a reception devoted to the launch of Best Legal Departments in Russia 2015 competition, the 10th annual contest for in-house lawyers in Russia. Lidings will traditionally support the event as a sponsor.

For more details about the conference please visit the official website.

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