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Highlights of the Legal Pharm Café at the Pharmaceutical Forum in Saint Petersburg 2017


On May 16-17 Saint Petersburg hosted Russian Pharmaceutical Forum, a major independent international event organized by Adam Smith Institute covering key aspects of the Russian pharmaceutical regulation. As the forum’s partner of five years Lidings traditionally inspired and ran a special legal session covering key regulatory aspects important for the industry.

This year the session took place in a new interactive format of World Café (Legal Pharm Café) allowing all participants to get involved in open discussion within different round tables each featuring its own topic related to pharmaceuticals and healthcare regulatory affairs.

First group led by Lidings’ Partner, Head of the Corporate and M&A practice group, Sergey Patrakeev discussed antitrust compliance, advertising medical products and an issue of presents for medical and pharm staff.

Second round table moderated jointly by Lidings’ Managing Partner Andrey Zelenin heading Intellectual Property practice of the firm and  Partner Stepan Guzey, Head of the Tax and Customs practice covered parallel import, compulsory licensing, and issues related to interactions with customs.

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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