09.30 – 10.00 Registration of participants

10.00 – 11.30 Panel discussion «LegalTech VS Classical education: mistake or breakthrough?»

Location: Atrium of Yeltsin Center, 2 floor. Boris Yeltsin St., 3, Yekaterinburg

Today’s eduction is on the verge of technological change. New technologies in the law sphere influence the traditional legal profession and legal education in general. Nowadays the demand for usage of new technologies in the sphere of law changes the established concept of legal education and methods of training lawyers. But the question is, should a lawyer be skilled professional not only in the sphere of law but also in the sphere of IT? Will the demand for legal education be reduced due to the adaption of new technologies? What is the future of law schools? Is there any possibility of breakthrough in the sphere of legal education in the nearest future?

Moderators

  • Berg Lyudmila Nikolayevna, Candidate of Law, Associate Professor, Academic Director of The Ural State Law University, Russia, Yekaterinburg

  • Lihachyov Maksim Alexandrovich, Candidate of Law, Associate Professor of The European and International law Department of The Ural State Law University, Russia, Yekaterinburg

Speakers

  • Sergeev Danil Nazipovich, Candidate of Law, Associate Professor of The Criminal Law Department of The Ural State Law University, Director ot The State and International law University of The Ural State Law University, Russia, Yekaterinburg

  • Khomich Vladimir Mikhailovich, Doctor of Law, Professor, Director of the Scientific and Practical Center for Strengthening the Rule of Law and Order with the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Republic of Belarus, Minsk

  • Linnikov Alexander, Candidate of Law, Attorney at, Law, Partner of Linnikov & Partners, Russia, Moscow

  • Mitin Alexander Nikolayevich, Doctor of Economics, Professor, Head of the Management Theory and Practice Department, The Ural State Law University, Yekaterinburg

  • Svistunov Aleksey Aleksandrovich, Candidate of Law, Associate Professor, Chairman of the Board of The Associations of Law Education of Russia, Advisor to the Rector of Moscow State Law University named after O.E.Kutafin, Russia, Moscow

  • Yadykina Nina Vladimirovna, Candidate of Philosophical Sciences, Associate Professor, Head of the Postgraduate Study and Doctoral Studies Department of of The Ural State Law University, Russia, Yekaterinburg

10.00 – 15.20 Arbitration Conference «Alternative Dispute Resolution: consequences and the cost of a mistake».

Location: Congress Center at Yeltsin Center. Boris Yeltsin St., 3, Yekaterinburg

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10.00 – 11.20 Panel discussion «Arbitration agreement: how to avoid mistakes?»

Location: Congress Center at Yeltsin Center. Boris Yeltsin St., 3, Yekaterinburg

Arbitration agreement requires particular attention of the parties in discussing its conditions. Some contracting parties include standard arbitration clauses recommended by arbitral institutions, some parties tend to define an arbitration clause as widely as possible while others prefer drafting in detail to the fullest extent. It is important to remember that any of these strategies can lead to mistakes. Panel discussion will raise the issue of mechanisms that assure the validity of arbitration agreement and ways of minimizing mistakes that may appear in arbitration agreement conclusion.

Moderators

Speakers

  • Camilla Gambarini, Avvocato (Italy) and as a Solicitor (England & Wales) of WITHERS LLP, Great Britain, London

  • Chervets Evgenia Igorevna, Advocate, Head of Dispute Settlement and Corporate Law Practice, Moscow office of Regionservice Law Firm, Moscow

  • Dumler Victor Vladimirovich, Managing partner of law firm «Dumler», Russia, St. Petersburg

  • Heger Susanne, Partner in the law firm «Heger & Partner», Austria, Vienna

  • Lomas Andrew, Lawyer of commercial set of barristers’ chambers «One Essex Court», Great Britain, London

  • Smirnova Ekaterina Alexandrovna, Partner, Attorney-at-Law, the Moscow Collegium of Advocates Yakovlev & Partners, Russia, Moscow

Questions to discuss

  • In which cases is it effective to choose institutional arbitration and when - ad hoc arbitration?

  • What are the most common mistakes made in the process of drafting arbitration agreement and how to avoid them?

  • Is it possible to sign an arbitration agreement by digital signature or by the emails exchange?

  • When an arbitration agreement becomes invalid, unenforceable or ceases to have effect?

  • How to conclude an arbitration agreement for corporate disputes?

  • What are the recent tendencies of Russian and foreign courts with regard to arbitration agreement evaluation?

11.20 – 11.40 Coffee Break

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11.40 – 13.00 Panel discussion «Arbitrator mistake and attorney mistake. What is the cost of a mistake and who pays the price?»

Location: Congress Center at Yeltsin Center. Boris Yeltsin St., 3, Yekaterinburg

While choosing arbitration parties seek to assure effectiveness of the procedure and enforceability of the arbitral award. To achieve these goals parties choose renowned arbitral institutions (as well as its arbitration rules) and professional arbitrators of impeccable reputation. Strict compliance with the rules is expected from the parties: all procedural actions should be performed in accordance with set time limits and order. Whether arbitrator’s or party’s in arbitration mistake can result into responsibility and what does it involve - this and other issues will be discussed during the conference.

Moderators

  • Gorlenko Andrei Andreevich, Executive Administrator, Russian Arbitration Center at the Russian Institute of Modern Arbitration, Russia, Moscow

  • Yarkov Vladimir Vladimirovich, Head of the Civil Procedure Department, Ural State Law University, Professor of the Ural Branch of the Russian School of Private Law, Doctor of Law, Professor, Russia, Yekaterinburg

Speakers

  • Dippe Natalia, Lawyer, partner of legal firm «Derra, Meyer&Partner», Germany, Berlin

  • Lambrou George, Consultant Solicitor of law firm Keystone Law, Great Britain, London

  • Lyubimova Maria Nikolayevna, Senior lawyer, The Regionservice chamders of Lawyers, Russia, Moscow

  • Nikiforov Ilya Victorovich, Managing partner of law firm «Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev and Partners», Russia, Moscow

  • Panov Andrey, Senior Lawyer in the international law firm «Norton Rose Fulbright», Russia, Moscow

Questions to discuss

  • What kind of counsel’s mistake is impermissible in arbitration?

  • How strict are arbitration frames established by the arbitrators?

  • What is the influence of procedural mistakes of arbitrators or parties on the arbitral award?

  • Is there any responsibility for mistakes in arbitration?

  • Procedural estoppel - is it an effective sanction for uncareful or unfair party in the dispute?

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch time

Location: Restaurant Barboris at Yeltsin Center, Boris Yeltsin St., 3, Yekaterinburg

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14.00 – 15.20 Panel discussion «The exercise of procedural rights: counsel’s mistake or abuse of rights?»

Location: Congress Center at Yeltsin Center. Boris Yeltsin St., 3, Yekaterinburg

What are the limits on the exercise of procedural rights and how to define the borderline between procedural strategy, abuse of rights and counsel’s mistake during civil disputes adjudication? The principle of party disposition has many benefits, but it can become a space for violations of party’s in good faith rights. Disputing parties may have absolutely different understanding of main procedural questions. Use of experts or witnesses – can it be qualified as abuse of rights or key question of a particular case at hand? Whether late or incomplete evidence or arguments submission can be considered as delay in proceedings or a party’s mistake? How courts should react in this situation in order to fight against abuse of rights and to avoid its own mistakes?

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Speakers

Questions to discuss

  • Countering abuse of process in state courts.

  • Rights abuse in expertise examination.

  • Rights abuse in witness examination (foreign experience).

  • How to distinguish rights abuse from a party’s mistake and what should be the consequences?

15.20 – 15.40 Coffee Break

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15:40 – 17.00 Workshop «100 questions on criminal law and process»

Location: Atrium of Yeltsin Center, 2 floor. Boris Yeltsin St., 3, Yekaterinburg

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Moderators

  • Puchkov Denis Valentinovich, Candidate of Law, Chairman of the Board of Partners of Puchkov&Partners, Russia, Yekaterinburg

  • Sergeev Danil Nazipovich, Candidate of Law, Associate Professor of The Criminal Law Department of The Ural State Law University, Director ot The State and International law University of The Ural State Law University, Russia, Yekaterinburg

Speakers

  • Lopashenko Natalya Aleksandrovna, Doctor of Law, Professor, Director of the Saratov Center on the Research of Organized Crime and Corruption, Saratov State Law Academy, Russia, Saratov

  • Korobeev Alexandr Ivanovich, член Высшей квалификационной коллегии судей РФ, Doctor of Law, Professor, Honored Worker of Science of the Russian Federation, Head of the Criminal Law and Criminology Department of the Far Eastern Federal University, Russia, Vladivostok

  • Kibalnik Aleksei Grigoryevich, Doctor of Law, Professor, North Caucasus Federal University, Russia, Stavropol

  • Inogamova-Hegai Lyudmila Valentinovna, Doctor of Law, Professor, Moscow State Law University named after O.E.Kutafin, Russia, Moscow

  • Naumov Anatoly Valentinovich, Doctor of Law, Professor, All-Russia State University of Justice (RLA of the RF Ministry of Justice), Member of the Moscow Union of Writers, Russia, Russia, Moscow

18.00 – 21.00 Off-site meeting of the Council of the RF Federal Chamber of Lawyers

Restricted attendance, exclusively by the invitation of the RFCL