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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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Saturday, 28 June 2014

Welcome and Introductory Remarks

Chair of the Vienna Host Committee:
Mr. Martin Solc, Secretary-General of the IBA, Partner, Kocian Solc Balastik - Prague
Co-Chair of the Balkan Legal Forum: Mr. Borislav Boyanov, Managing Partner, Boyanov & Co. - Sofia Forum Co-Chairs:
Mr. Dimitry Afanasiev, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners -Moscow Dr. Irina Paliashvili, RULG-Ukrainian Legal Group - Kiev and Washington, D.C.
Panel: Showcase of the Host Country, Austria the harmony of traditional (DISPUTE RESOLUTION) and modern (INNOVATION & SUSTAINABILITY).

Moderator: Dr. Gabriel Lansky, Managing Partner, Lansky, Ganzger + Partner - Vienna Dr. Dirk Buschle, Deputy Director and Head of Legal, Energy Community - Vienna Dr. Willibald Plesser, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP - Vienna Mag. Elmar Drabek, Partner, Dorda Brugger Jordis - Vienna
Panel: Regional Update - CEE and Central Asia Region

Dr. Irina Paliashvili, Managing Partner, RULG-Ukrainian Legal Group - Kiev and Washington, D.C. Mr. Sergey Pepeliaev, Managing Partner, Pepeliaev Group - Moscow Mr. Nariman Ramazanov, Managing Partner, FINA - Baku
Interactive Audience Panel (jointly with IBA Leadership).
Global Business Moves On: How Do We Catch Up?
(Modern times demand swift and efficient actions; nobody has the patience to wait for complicated opinions, long documents filled with "reservations" "caveats", and years of litigation. The legal industry has become an expensive bureaucratic obstacle, annoying clients every step of the way. They want to move on: are we up to the task?)

Co-Moderators: Mr. Dmitry Arkhipenko, Managing Partner, Revera Consulting Group - Minsk Mr. Johan Lambers, Partner, IUSTICA.BE - Brussels Mr. Giuseppe Lorenzo Rosa, Managing Partner, Giuseppe L. Rosa, Esq. & Associated Counsels - Verona
Panel: The Legal Infrastructure Industry (Professional Media, Public Relations, Consulting, Legal Directories, Human Resources, Marketing)

Moderator: Mr. Nick Eastwell, Kinstellar, London Consultant - London Ms. Olga Usenko, Editor-in-Chief, The Ukrainian Journal of Business Law - Kiev Ms. Kristina Vengrinyak, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Liga:Zakon - Kiev

Sunday, 29 June 2014

Panel: INNOVATION & SUSTAINABILITY - Technologies for Sustainable Development / Renewable Energy (practical and legal aspects)

Moderator: Dr. Alexander Egger, Dozent at the University of Economics and Business, Vienna; Fellow of the European Law Institute (Former Référendaire at the Court of Justice of the European Union) - Vienna Mr. Raino Paron, Partner, Head of Banking & Finance and EU & Competition Practice, Raidla Lejins & Norcous - Tallinn Mr. Wolfram Rehbock, Senior Partner, Arzinger - Kiev Presentations of Tbilisi - the 10th Anniversary Forum Venue
Mr. Giorgi Batlidze, Partner, BLC Law Office - Tbilisi
Panel: DISPUTE RESOLUTION - Arbitration and More

Mr. Christopher Coffin, Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution Withers - London Mr. Manfred Heider, Secretary General, Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC) - Vienna Ms. Natalia Petrik, Legal Counsel, The Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) - Stockholm Mr. Valikhan Shaikenov, Partner, Aequitas Law Firm - Almaty
* Bios and Presentations are listed according to the Forum Program as received from selected Moderators and Panelists.
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