The V St. Petersburg International Legal Forum took place from 27th to 30th May 2015. This Forum is the unique platform of its kind for experts from around the globe to discuss today’s most pressing legal issues which encompass the social and economic challenges worldwide.
The Forum’s program included discussion sessions devoted to the following topics: “International Law/ Rule of Law”, “Private Law”, “Corporate Practice/ International Trade/ Protection of Competition”, “Litigation and Arbitration Practice”, “Smart Society”, “Cultural Heritage/ Public Interest/ Environment”, “Investments/ Finance”. In addition, several number of international conferences and reports were held. This year the total number of participants was over 3.500.
Vassily Rudomino, ALRUD Senior Partner, was the moderator of the round table “Development of Japanese-Russian Investment Projects: Practical Issues”. In the course of the round table conference were discussed practical issues of Japanese investments into the Russian economy; plans for development of the Russian Far East; the main obstacles for the development of Japanese-Russian investment projects, and other related issues.
Anton Dzhuplin, ALRUD Partner, took part in the discussion “Investment in Infrastructure as a Driver of Economic Growth in Developing Countries”. The discussion was addressed the role of infrastructure investments for Russia's economy, and the role of Russian Direct Investment Fund and Russia-China Investment Fund in infrastructure projects; the reforms that are required to develop infrastructure investments; PPP in infrastructure projects; the forms of infrastructure investments, and other important topics.
Andrey Zharskiy, ALRUD Partner, spoke at the session “Development of Russian Subsoil Use Legislation: Efforts to Provide Investment Influx”. The session was dedicated to relevant issues and main trends of legislative development and law enforcement practice in the area of subsoil use in an attempt to improve the investment climate and find the best ways of operation against the backdrop of sanctions and economic instability. Representatives of leading law firms and oil companies attended this session.