| June 22, 2007
RULG, together with Fina LLP, a leading law firm in Azerbaijan, organizes the third
International Trademark Association's (INTA) interactive seminar, "Mediation as an
Alternative Method for Commercial Dispute Resolution". This seminar was held within the
larger framework of the Second CIS Local Counsel Forum in Baku, Azerbaijan. The seminar
is available in English.
RULG President Dr. Irina Paliashvili speaks at the ABA Section of International Law 2007
Spring Meeting, Panel on Foreign Investment Climate in Russia and the Former Soviet Union
Countries in the Wake of Color Revolutions. The Outline
of Dr. Paliashvili's presentation on the topic of Legal and Regulatory Regime in Ukraine
is available for download.
| March 11-17, 2007
ULG Senior Counsel Dr. Serhiy Dzis and Dr. Dmytro Syrota speak at the Center for International
Legal Studies Conference, "Cartels, Competition and Unfair Trade Practices" on the topics of
Antimonopoly Coordinated Actions in Ukraine: Business Hindrances or Reasonable Antitrust
Protection (Dr. Syrota) and Competition Clearance and Global Transactions in Ukraine
(Dr. Dzis). The Outline
of Dr. Dzis' and the Outline
of Dr. Syrota's Presentations are both available for download.
|November 10, 2006
ULG Managing Partner Victor Kovalenko participates in the seminar "Talking about Ukraine: Four Grand Opportunities - Legislation, Entrepreneurship, Finances and Credit"
hosted by the Regional Association of the Chamber of Commerce of Emilia-Romagna and sponsored by Banca Popolare dell'Emilia Romagna. Mr. Kovalenko
makes a presentation on legislation regulating domestic market activities, fundamental provisions of Ukrainian export-import legislation and its application to Italy.
Special attention is paid to the regulation of labor relations as well as to the tax system in Ukraine.
During the discussion that follows, the seminar's participants (representatives of the Italian and Ukrainian business circles), including Mr. Rostyslav Zatsepilin,
Head of the Trade Mission of the Embassy of Ukraine, deliberate on the degree of openness of the domestic market of Ukraine for international trade and foreign investments.
The outline of Mr. Kovalenko's presentation is available in English. The seminar is covered in the Italian mass media. You may read about the seminar in Italian on following Web sites:
|September 27, 2006
RULG President Dr. Irina Paliashvili makes a presentation and leads a discussion on the
Legal Framework for Business Operations at the Economics and Business Task Force session of
the U.S.-Ukraine Policy Dialogue Exchange Program. The Program is organized by the
U.S.-Ukraine Foundation and the U.S. Department of State.
|September 12-13, 2006
RULG President Dr. Irina Paliashvili speaks at the 11th Euromoney Russia and the CIS
Investment Forum: Between Public and Private, on the legal and investment climate in Ukraine.
The Forum assembled key policy makers, high-level financiers, consultants, private sector
industry executives, business leaders, and commentators drawn from the domestic and
international arenas of economics, finance, and international relations. The Forum's agenda
is available in English.
|June 15-18, 2006
RULG President Dr. Irina Paliashvili speaks at the Symposium, "International Arbitration and
Mediation: From the Professional's Perspective" organized by the Center for International
Legal Studies. The Outline
of Dr. Paliashvili's Presentation on the topic of "Mediation in the CIS Region and Setting Up
a Ukrainian Center for Commercial Mediation" is available for download.
|June 13, 2006
The RULG co-organizes the Roundtable on "Enterprise Development and Investment Climate in Ukraine"
hosted by Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and co-hosted by the UN Development Program in Ukraine (UNDP).
The objective of this Roundtable was to present main findings of the EU-OECD project carried out in 2004-2006,
on improving the conditions for enterprise development and the investment climate for domestic and international investors
in Ukraine and discuss related policy recommendations with Ukrainian and international stakeholders. RULG President,
Dr. Irina Paliashvili moderates Session I of the Roundtable on the Legal Framework for Business Operations
and presents the Summary of Recommendations on Legal Framework for Business Operations (available in English
The Roundtable's agenda is available in English and Ukrainian and the Roundtable's final Summary of Main Findings and
Recommendations is also available in English and Ukrainian. More detailed information on the 13 June 2006 OECD-UNDP
Roundtable can be viewed on the OECD Web site.
|May 1-3, 2006
RULG President Dr. Irina Paliashvili participates in the International Energy Roundtable
"Strengthening Ukraine's Energy Diversity" -- the largest international gathering of the
year focused on enhancing Ukraine's energy diversity. Representatives from the Ukrainian
government, its leading political parties, and the private sector come to Houston to meet
and seek partnerships with representatives of interested governments and international
investors. The event is organized with the cooperation of Ukraine's energy, industry,
and economics ministries, and with the support of Ukraine's Presidential Secretariat.
|April 18, 2006
RULG, together with the prominent Russian law firm Pepeliaev, Goltsblat & Partners,
participates in organizing the International Trademark Association's (INTA) interactive
seminar "Mediation as an Alternative Method for Commercial Dispute Resolution in the Area of
Intellectual Property", held on 18 April 2006 in Moscow, Russia. RULG President Dr. Irina
Paliashvili speaks at the seminar on the topic of "Growing Interest in Mediation as a Method
for Commercial Dispute Resolution in the Area of Intellectual Property".
A brief summary of
the seminar and the seminar's agenda
are available in Russian.
|April 7, 2006
RULG President Dr. Irina Paliashvili speaks at the Georgetown University Professionals
in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Affairs Annual Conference "Challenges and
Opportunities in the Post-Soviet Space" on the topic of "Comparing Legal and Business
Climate in Russia and Ukraine". The conference agenda is available for download.
This Conference is organized by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.
|March 20, 2006
RULG President Dr. Irina Paliashvili participates in the Exploratory Meeting on Resolution
of Corporate Governance Related Disputes. This Meeting is organized by Organization for
Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) in partnership with Stockholm Centre for
Commercial Law (SCCL) and the Government of Japan.
|March 15-16, 2006
RULG President Dr. Irina Paliashvili speaks at the 2nd Annual International Forum "In House Counsel.
Adding Value Through an Expanding Role" on the topic of "Expanding Business Abroad: Ukraine".
The conference agenda is available in Adobe PDF format. This international conference is organized
by the UK-based C5 and brings together senior corporate lawyers from large and mid-size local and foreign
companies active in Russia and other CIS regions to discuss the increasingly strategic role of the corporate
lawyer as business in Russia and CIS becomes more sophisticated. The text of Dr. Paliashvili's presentation
is available on this page in English.