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Lidings sponsors the IX Russian Legal Forum

Lidings law firm, the leading legal advisor to foreign businesses in Russia, will act as partner and sponsor of the IX annual Russian Legal Forum. The event organized by Vedomosti business daily will take place on 3 and 4 April at the business center of Marriott Royal Aurora Hotel in Moscow.

The Forum is widely recognized among professional legal community as a meeting platform for business leaders, corporate lawyers, external consultants, and representatives of judiciary establishment who gather to discuss matters of legislation affecting the real sector of the Russian economy.

This year, leading legal experts will discuss what action is necessary on the part of the authorities to create a comfortable business environment and analyze the expected changes to the Civil Code involving corporate law matters. The discussion will also dwell on the subject of legal advice to the financial sector, address issues of antitrust and tax laws, and focus on efficiency of execution of the  judicial reform.

Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution practice at Lidings Andrey Zelenin will lead the plenary session on “How and why foreign companies choose Russian law and jurisdiction when investing in Russia” on the opening day of the Forum. Heads of legal departments of leading international companies will join the discussion, among them: Siemens, Alstom, DHL Express, Volkswagen Bank RUS, and LG Electronics RUS. The speakers will highlight the main challenges foreign investors face when applying Russian law, and attempt to assess whether these issues will be affected by the expected amendments to the Civil Code.

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

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