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22 Pharmaceutical Forum in Saint-Petersburg: Highlights of the Legal Session


On May 17-18 Saint Petersburg once again hosted Russian Pharmaceutical Forum, a major independent international event organized by Adam Smith Institute covering key aspects of the Russian pharmaceutical regulation. Being the forum’s partner of many years Lidings traditionally ran a special Legal session covering relevant most pressing regulatory aspects important for the industry.

Sergey Patrakeev, Partner of Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare Industry Practice at Lidings moderated the discussion bringing together key legal experts in the field of pharmaceuticals, heads of legal departments of major Russian and international companies:  Irina Ivanishcheva, Head of Legal, AstraZeneca, Olzhas Satybaldin, Senior Manager Industry Policy, AIPM, Lilia Danilova, Head of Legal, Pfizer, Dmitry Mordvinzev, Head of Market Development, BIOCAD, Alexander Korolenko, IP Lead for Russia & CIS, TEVA, Kamil Saytkulov, Head of Communications and Government Affairs, GSK Russia.

Experts in a format of an open dialogue have discussion a number of hot topic issues relevant for the industry particularly focusing, among other, on the issues connected with local product status and compulsory licensing including those possible restrictions that can be applied to patent and original drugs registration certificates’ holders. Another broadly discussed issue related to GMP inspectorates and newly introduced procedural changes.

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 AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, Merck, Ipsen Pharmaceuticals, Astellas Pharma, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, MEDA Pharmaceuticals, Sanofi 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.

Adam Smith Pharmaceutical Forum is one of the largest international industry events taking place in Russia. The initiative traditionally attracts manufacturers, distributors and retail chains, as well as leading experts and CEOs of the largest pharmaceutical enterprises who attend the event to discuss topics essential for the industry.

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


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