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Lidings Hosts Legal Pharm Café at the Pharmaceutical Forum in Saint-Petersburg


On May 16-17 Saint Petersburg will yet again become the “Pharmaceuticals Capital” hosting Russian Pharmaceutical Forum, a major independent international event organized by Adam Smith Institute covering key aspects of the Russian pharmaceutical regulation. Being a partner of the forum for five years Lidings traditionally runs a special legal session covering key regulatory aspects important for the industry.

This year the session will take place in a new interactive format of World Café (Legal Pharm Café) allowing all participants to get involved in open discussion within three round tables each featuring its own topic related to pharmaceuticals and healthcare regulatory affairs. Guests will have an opportunity to rotate between the tables to develop insights through multiple conversations.

First group led by Lidings’ Partner, Head of the Corporate and M&A practice group, Sergey Patrakeev will discuss compliance issues including distance sellings, advertising medical products and presents.

Second round table moderated by Lidings’ Managing Partner Andrey Zelenin heading Intellectual Property practice of the firm will be devoted to parallel import, compulsory licensing, data exclusivity and other IP issues particularly important for the pharmaceuticals and healthcare companies.

Third round table hosted by Lidings’ Partner Stepan Guzey, Head of the Tax and Customs practice will cover several taxation issues. The discussion will take place in a case-study format featuring real practical situations that legal departments of Russian and foreign companies encounter with.

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, Grindex 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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