Business programme

Universities and Business: Legal Aspects of Effective Cooperation

Congress Centre, conference hall B1
Law, Business, and Sanctions
Practical experience is essential to high-quality education. However, partnerships between universities and companies raise a number of legal issues. Now, senior figures from the legal departments of leading Russian universities are ready to share their case studies and enter into a dialogue with company lawyers.
• Establishing company facilities at universities (departments, labs, etc.): reaching talent, or an unnecessary headache?
• Company training and internships for students: potential pitfalls.
• Network partnerships between universities and companies: combining resources to provide training.
• Involving companies in course quality assessment: learning to forget the phrase, “forget everything you learnt at university”.
• Joint scientific development: sharing intellectual property.


Aliya Ermakova
Senior Director for Legal Affairs, National Research University Higher School of Economics


Denis Arkhipov
Managing Partner, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners
Alexander Bolokhonov
Head of Legal Support for the North-West Region, MegaFon
Victor Vaypan
Vice-Rector for Innovative Scientific and Technological Development, Lomonosov Moscow State University
Marina Lavrikova
Senior Vice-Rector for Academic Activities, Saint Petersburg State University
Aleksey Nikiforov
Director for Legal Support, Intellectual Property and Tender Committees, SIBUR
Natalia Shepeleva
Head of Legal Department, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (SkolTech)
Semen Yankevich
Deputy Dean for Academic Affairs of the Faculty of Law, National Research University Higher School of Economics

Front row participant

Nikolay Feoktistov
General Director, Voskhod Law Firm