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Lidings sponsors the inaugural international conference Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs and Compliance in Russia

Lidings law firm, the leading legal advisor in the Russian market providing unparalleled legal advice to over 250 international companies operating in Russia and the CIS on a wide range of business and legal matters, acted as sponsor at the inaugural international conference Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs and Compliance in Russia hosted by Adam Smith College and held at the Marriott Grand Hotel in Moscow on 4th-5th February 2013.

The conference gathered professionals responsible for legal and regulatory compliance at pharmaceutical organizations. Signed up for the conference were some of the acknowledged industry leaders from Russia and abroad (Abbott Laboratories, AstraZeneca Russia, Bayer, Berlin-Chemie/Menarini, Boehringer Ingelheim, Eli Lilly, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, KRKA, Sanofi Aventis Group, Novartis, Novo Nordisk, Pfizer, Roche, Servier Russia, Tchaikapharma, Zentiva), many of them being Lidings’ clients.

Andrey Zelenin, Partner and Head of Pharmaceutical Industry practice at Lidings, moderated one of the key sessions Compliance in Russia dedicated to pharmacy-related compliance issues.

The session dwelt on the following issues: compliance as risk management (conservative approach vs. preventive approach); compliance philosophy; who is responsible for monitoring compliance in Russia (whether it is handled by a dedicated internal department, overseen by in-house legal team or outsourced to independent legal advisors). The session was focused on some specific pharmacy-related compliance aspects.

Some prominent industry experts, among them Elena Zheltovskaya, Compliance Director at AstraZeneca Russia, and Elena Starinskaya, Compliance Officer at Boehringer Ingelheim, contributed to the panel discussion as key speakers. The presentation made by Timophey Nizhegorodtsev, Head of Department for Social Area and Trading Control of Federal Anti-Monopoly Service of the Russian Federation, received special attention of the audience.

Summarizing the discussion, Andrey Zelenin said: “The conference, first of its kind, has garnered a keen interest and gathered many top-flight industry leaders overseeing legal and regulatory matters at pharmaceutical companies in Russia. Meeting with our clients and colleagues makes it much easier for us to ascertain the needs of the market players and offer the most efficient solutions to resolve legal issues.’

You can find more information about the conference, speakers and themes at the official website.

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