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Andrey Astapov and Anna Kombikova participated in the III St. Petersburg International Legal Forum

June 2013

AstapovLawyers Managing Partner Andrey Astapov and Associate Anna Kombikova attended the III St. Petersburg International Legal Forum which took place on 15-18 May 2013.

St. Petersburg International Legal Forum is considered to be the premier platform for a dialogue between politicians, lawyers, economists, and scientists from all major economic and legal systems. Within the Business Programme of 2013 Forum the delegates discussed a broad range of legal issues related to corporate practice and compliance, finance, investments, trade, competition, litigation and arbitration practices, resources and energy, telecommunications, innovations, IP, as well as general standards of legal profession. In addition to official discussion sessions, the Forum included a variety of satellite events aimed at assisting the delegates in establishing business contacts and sharing experiences with the colleagues.

This year the event was attended by the representatives of more than 63 countries with over 2500 delegates, including the highest level governmental officials: the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev, the Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation Alexander Konovalov, the Minister of Security and Justice of the Netherlands Ivo Opstelten, the Ministers of Justice of Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, as well as by the judges, ambassadors, representatives of business and international organizations and associations, lawyers and representatives of law schools from all over the world.

The representatives of the governments also used the forum as a platform for signing a number of treaties and programmes of cooperation. The documents are aimed to mediate the exchange of experience among national courts, other legal institutions of the Russian Federation and foreign partners.

"We believe that bringing together such a truly international community benefits both development of law and business. Sharing the experiences and developing common solutions are definitely something that our law firm is glad to contribute to", said Andrey Astapov, Managing Partner of AstapovLawyers ILG.

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