Business programme

SMEs: Finding a Legal Balance in Anti-Crisis Measures

Congress Centre, conference hall B4
Control, Oversight and Regulation
The Russian government has taken a number of anti-crisis measures in the current period of structural change. These are helping to support small and medium-sized enterprises and prevent a major socioeconomic fallout. The success of the government in fulfilling its economic growth objectives and ensuring entrepreneurial freedom depends on these measures being sufficient and effective. The regulation put in place needs to guarantee equal legal opportunities for entrepreneurs to receive support upon encountering difficulties. Efforts are under way to restructure the economy and bring about a resurgence in economic activity. The speed at which this is done depends on the chosen areas of focus. Striking a balance between the interests of public law and investors when implementing anti-crisis measures. The role of anti-crisis measures in fostering an environment enabling SMEs to adapt to the new economic reality. Reducing legal risks for entrepreneurs: what steps need to be taken looking forward?


Elina Sidorenko
General Director, Platform for Working with Entrepreneurs’ Enquiries; Director of Centre for Digital Economy and Financial Innovation, MGIMO University


Natalya Zolotykh
General Director, Transtechnology
Dmitry Petrovichev
Vice President, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses OPORA RUSSIA; Managing Director of the Bureau for the Protection of the Rights of Entrepreneurs and Investors
Alexey Khersontsev
State Secretary – Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation

Front row participants

Vyacheslav Kozlov
First Deputy Head of the Directorate of Customs Investigations and Inquiries, Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation
Anatoly Maltsan
Head of Department for Ensuring the Activities of the Business Protection Headquarters, Moscow Government
Aleksey Shestoperov
Head of the Directorate of Organization of Legal Support for SMEs, SME Corporation