Business programme

Corporate Governance: Responding to the Challenges Posed by Sanctions

Congress Centre, conference hall B4
Law, Business, and Sanctions
The recent sanctions have highlighted like never before the importance of making the current legal regime more business friendly. In the pre-sanction era, any genuinely major initiative would be underpinned by foreign law. That was the case even if all parties involved were resident in Russia. This was due to the greater flexibility, lower costs, and better predictability that such an approach offered. However, this option is no longer available to Russian businesses, as any move to transfer an initiative to foreign legal entities would incur an additional risk. This is not to mention the ever-growing difficulties faced by Russian residents when it comes to opening businesses and maintaining accounts abroad, amongst others.
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Ilya Bolotnov
Partner, Head of Corporate Practice, Pepeliaev Group


Alan Bayramkulov
Partner, PB Legal
Alexander Varvarin
State Secretary, Vice President for Legal Regulation and Administration, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP)
Andrey Klishas
Chairman of the Committee on Constitutional Legislation and State Building of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Andrey Kovalenko
Acting Deputy Director of the Department of Economic and Civil Legislation, Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation
Elena Kuritsyna
Director of the Corporate Affairs Department, The Central Bank of the Russian Federation (Bank of Russia)
Ilya Torosov
First Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation