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Organizing Committee:


Dr. Irina Paliashvili
President and Senior Counsel
RULG - Ukrainian Legal Group, P.A.

Mr. John Whittaker
Clyde & Co LLP

Mr. Dimitry Afanasiev
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

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RULG-BLC Anticorruption/Compliance Workshop
Tbilisi, Georgia, 11 June 2012

On 11 June 2012 RULG-Ukrainian Legal Group www.rulg.com and a prominent Georgian law firm, BLC Law Office www.blc.ge jointly organized an international event in Tbilisi, Georgia, that included Anticorruption/Compliance Workshop followed by optional city tour and dinner with the Georgian legal community.

The Agenda for the Tbilisi program is provided below.

The Anticorruption/Compliance Workshop on 11 June 2012 was held in the heart of Tbilisi, at the elegant Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel with the stunning views of the city.

Event Location Time
11 June 2012
I. Workshop "LEGAL COMPLIANCE WITH THE ANTICORRUPTION LAWS" Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel 09:30 - 14:30
Topic Speaker  
Registration and welcome coffee   09:30 - 10:00
Opening remarks Dr. Irina Paliashvili, Managing Partner, RULG-Ukrainian Legal Group - Kiev and Washington, DC;
Mr. Alexander Bolkvadze, Partner, BLC Law Office - Tbilisi
10:00 - 10:20
Overview of anticorruption legal regime in Georgia: laws, practices, implementation, enforcement - the biggest success in the region! Mr. David Asatiani - Country Manager, Microsoft;
Mrs. Ketti Kvartskhava - Partner, BLC Law Office;
Mr. Levan Bokuchava - Country Manager, Oriflame
Mr. Victor Kipiani - Partner, Mgaloblishvili, Dzidziguri, Kipiani (MKD);
Mr. Zura Chechelashvili - Head of Legal Dept, TBC- Bank
Coffee Break   11:20 - 11:40
Overview of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA"), Dodd Frank Act (2010) and UK Bribery Act (2011) and their extraterritorial application. Mr. Dmitry Dementyev, Salans - Moscow;
Ms. Olga Korneeva, Legal Director Russia and CIS,
The Walt Disney Company; recipient of the "Best Legal Department in Russia - 2011" Award (in Information Technology category) - Moscow
11:40 - 12:10
Overview of anticorruption legal regimes in the countries of the CIS economic region. Mr. Nurlan Sholanov, Aequitas Law Firm - Almaty;
Mr. Nariman Ramazanov, Fina LLP - Baku
12:10 - 12:40
Enforcement of the anticorruption laws in Georgia: Government's policies and practical implementation Moderator: Ms. Ketevan Betaneli, Shearman & Sterling (formerly Head of State Representation in Arbitration and Foreign State Courts Division, Ministry of Justice of Georgia);
Mr. Otar Kakhidze - Head of Analytical Department,
Ministry of Justice of Georgia
12:40 - 13:30
Questions and answers Closing of seminar and words of thanks:
Dr. Irina Paliashvili, Managing Partner, RULG-Ukrainian Legal Group;
Mr. Alexander Bolkvadze, Partner, BLC Law Office
13:30 - 13:45
Lunch   13:45 - 14:30
II. Free Time   14:30 - 18:45
III. Optional City Tour Departure from Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel 16:00 - 18:00
IV. Reception at BLC Law Office Departure from Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel 18:45 19:30
V. Dinner with the Georgian Legal Community Restaurant "In the Shadow of Metekhi" 19:30 - 23:00

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