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Lidings acts as Premier Partner of the 19th Russian Pharmaceutical Forum in Saint-Petersburg


Lidings Law Firm, a leading legal advisor to foreign businesses in Russia, will be a Premier Partner of the 19th Russian Pharmaceutical Forum. The event organized jointly with Adam Smith Institute will take place on May 21-23 at the business center of Corinthia Hotel in Saint-Petersburg.

Adam Smith Pharmaceutical Forum is a major independent international event for the business community covering key aspects of the Russian pharmaceutical segment regulation. This year, more than six hundred guests representing producers, distributors and retail chains, as well as leading experts and CEOs of the largest pharmaceutical enterprises will attend the Forum to discuss essential topics for the industry.

The program will include discussions of international experts and pharmaceutical companies CEOs; pharmaceutical segment regulation and development issues; topic debates on balancing innovation rewards and goods availability; expert comments on compensation and pharma preparations delivery to the market; special topic discussion dedicated to the distribution and retail sales focused on the Russian regions, as well as a number of briefings on trademarks and patent disputes, HR management, pharmaceutical production and quality standards in Russia and pharmaceutical partner projects.

Mr. Andrey Zelenin, Partner and Head of Pharmaceutical Industry Practice at Lidings, recognized as the best Lawyer in the area of Life Sciences in Russia according to the analytical legal directory Who is Who Legal will act as a moderator at the business breakfast devoted to Developing Trademark and Patent Litigation Strategy. CEOs of leading pharmaceutical companies and leading advisors of the Russian market will participate in the session.

In addition, Andrey Zelenin will present his report “Statutory regulation of biosimilars: Russian perspective”, covering such issues as difference between “bioanalogue” and “biosimilar”, classification of the generic drug and five principles of substitutability for the US laws.

Lidings’ lawyers will actively participate in the Regulatory Review Session where representatives of legislative and executive regulating and controlling authorities will discuss current regulation of the industry including analysis of recent reforms and consideration of governmental initiatives aimed at stimulating the segment development and improvement of health care quality in Russia. “We look forward to having a productive discussion and will try to provide our audience with the most up-to-date information regarding expected regulatory decisions which may directly or indirectly influence the future of the Russian pharmaceutical industry,” - says Sergey Patrakeev, Lidings’ Counsel and Co-Head of Pharmaceutical Industry Practice who will also be speaking at the Forum.

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 Boehringer Ingelheim, Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Ipsen Pharma, MEDA Pharmaceuticals, Sanofi Aventis, Servier 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.

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


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