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Lidings Partner will speak at the V St. Petersburg International Legal Forum

Partner of the dispute resolution practice at Lidings Stepan Guzey will act as an expert speaker at the V International Legal Forum held in the “Northern capital” of Russia from the 27th through the 30th of May.

Lidings’ partner Stepan Guzey will speak on product liability claims involving pharmaceutical and automotive companies at the round table entitled Product Liability: Effect on the Price scheduled to take place on the 29th of May as part of one of the key tracks of the Forum. As a recognized expert in the field of product liability Mr. Guzey will share Lidings’ broad expertise in advising companies of the automotive and pharmaceutical sectors, the two dynamic industrial spheres the firm focuses on.

Eminent international legal specialists will take part in the event. Among them Ken Oliphant, Professor of Tort Law, University of Bristol Law School, Richard Goldberg, Professor, Durham University Law School, Simon Taylor, Professor, University Paris Diderot, as well as Aleksandr Yagelnitsky, representative of the Civil Law Department of Lomonosov Moscow State University, one of the most prestigious Russian colleges. Among other issues speakers will discuss private law and public law sanctions for production of defective goods, recovery of product liability damages, punitive damages and product liability and other topical matters.

“Every year we are actively involved in the work of the International Legal Forum, and 2015 is no exception. Lidings will be represented by partners of the firm’s two key practice areas – corporate and M&A and dispute resolution”, comments Sergey Aksenov, Managing Partner at Lidings. “Moreover, this year we have strengthened our presence at the Forum. Aside from Stepan Guzey’s presentation on the 29th of May he will also moderate and speak at a briefing session entitled Corporations: key issues and legal solutions in the time of sanctions held by RBC Daily on the 28th of May. Partner in the corporate and M&A practice at Lidings Sergey Patrakeev who works actively with the pharmaceutical clients will award a winner in the Pharmaceuticals nomination at the Gala ceremony of the “Best Legal Departments in Russia 2015” that will also take place during the Forum.

International Legal Forum was established in 2011 by the Ministry of Justice and is supported by the President of the Russian Federation. Representatives of all legal specializations, public authorities and businesses, and educational and socio-cultural institutions are invited to participate in the event.

For more information on the Forum please visit the official website.

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