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Minsk Legal Forum 2018


Minsk Legal Forum (MLF) is an entirely new conference format. It is more than a professional discussion; it is an informal meeting for lawyers from all over Europe. It is a platform designed for lively interaction free from scientific monologues.

We are proud of being one of the first to offer such a type of the event. It is already the FORTH time we support the idea of informal “get-togethers” for best attorneys, lawyers and partners of the largest law firms of neighboring countries. Last year we managed:

  • to gather an excellent company of more than 200 representatives of Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, the Baltic States and Western Europe;
  • to hold a legal battle and a high-profile award ceremony in honor of the winners of the contest Best Law Firm Website 2017;
  • to stroll around old-new Minsk and enjoy its history!

What to expect in 2018?

Only more. Only better and even more non-standard.

There is just one thing that remains practically unchanged – the structure. The first day is for chilling out and getting to know each other. The second day is the main business day of the Forum with speeches and open-space discussions. The third is dedicated to the entertainment program (so far kept by the organizers in secret).


MLF 2018: Be in game! Play brighter!

The basic concept of this year’s forum is directly connected to such a concept as “game”, in all its splendor in relation to legal business.

New rules of the game in the world legal markets dictate us stricter requirements to conduct business in the conditions of constantly growing competition, including price competition. At the same time, competition is not always even between colleagues – law firms, but with robotic programs, applications, neural networks and other fashionable information and legal IT products, including artificial intelligence elements. All this is both frightening and inspiring. And this game is just beginning, and we are all the most active participants in it now. Especially those who will take part in the profile session of MLF on this topic.

Equally important aspect in building a successful legal business are partnership relations, their various kinds, formats, problems and prospects. This will also be the subject of a separate session at the forum, which, as always happens at MLF, should amaze participants with its frankness and practicality.

At the request of the workers, this year the “playing house” session will be presented for the first time, where a growing generation of lawyers from law firms of different countries will take part in. These fresh minds will communicate partners and managers of law firms their views on legal business from behind of partnership agreements – as honestly as possible.

This and much more – during three days of open, useful and friendly dialogue in the atmosphere of hospitable Minsk autumn. See you, friends!

Forum program

18 october
  • 16:30 -17:30
    Meeting of the participants, welcoming shampagne
  • 17:30 - 19:00
    Legal FuckUp Night: legal business failures that made us even stronger
    Stand-up shows about business failures. Best performance will be rewarded
  • Stand-up
    Yuriy Zaremba (Ukraine)
  • Evgeny Shestakov (Russia)
  • Alexander Stepanovski (Belarus)
  • Alexander Zabeyda (Russia)
  • Open mic
    2-3 performers from the audience
  • 19:00 - 20:30
  • 20:30 - 22:30
    Legal Voice
    Legal Voice is not a karaoke competition. It's a live performance – with live music! Thanks to the efforts of the MLF’s permanent partner Law Company JurPartner – and to Anton Tolmachov personally – professional musicians will come to Minsk. The participants of well-known music groups will accompany our singigng lawyers. On October 18, 15 songs will be presented to the public. The names of the performers are kept in secret to date – but you know these people for sure! The winner will be chosen by voting
  • 22:00 - 00:00
    Party for everybody!
    DJ Den (Denis Saushkin) presents
19 october
  • 08:00 - 08:30
    Minsk Legal Run
    A traditional meeting of the early risers admiring sports. This year, the training will be held by Anastasiya Dashkevich, a master of sports in athletics. She is a track coach, winner and medalist of the European Cup in the 10 km run as well as a winner of the marathons in Warsaw, Dallas, Hardfortd, Krakow.
  • 9:30 - 10:00
    Registration, welcoming coffee
    (Русский) Форум проходит в отеле Renaissance по адресу пр-кт.Дзержинского, 1Е
  • 10:00 - 10:15
    Opening of the Forum
  • 10:15 - 12:00
    Mission №1: Trends on the Legal Market
    Competition of generations: "veterans" VS. "youngsters". Co-moderators: Boris Boltiansky (Russia) and Ivan Apatov (Russia)
  • "Veterans"
    Yuliy Tay (Russia)
  • (Русский) Денис Бугай (Украина)
  • Umid Aripdjanov (Kazakhstan/Uzbekistan)
  • "Youngsters"
    Dima Gadomsky (Ukraine)
  • Zhanna Tomashevskaya (Russia)
  • Darya Zhuk (Belarus)
  • 12:00 - 12:15
    Coffee break
  • 12:15 - 14:00
    Mission №2: Partners Role Playing
    Mission and Strategy. Co-moderators: Andrey Korelskiy (Russia), Eugene Zhilin (Russia)
  • Speakers
    Oleg Makarov (Ukraine)
  • Anna Babych (Ukraine)
  • Viacheslav Yablokov (Russia)
  • Valentin Zagariya (Ukraine)
  • Stepan Mataev (Russia)
  • 14:00 - 15:00
  • 15:00 - 16:45
    Mission №3: Beautiful Mind
    Session on personal growth of partners. Co-moderators: Valery Papakul (Belarus), Irina Nikitina (Ukraine)
  • Speakers
    Maksim Korelskiy (Russia)
  • Artem Abramov (Russia)
  • Aminat Suleymanova (Ukraine)
  • Michail Uspenskiy (Russia)
  • Maxim Kulkov (Russia)
  • 16:45 - 17:00
    Coffee break
  • 17:00 - 18:45
    Mission №4: Playing House. Mentoring and "View from below"
    Personal development of fresh minds. Co-modarators: Tanya Benko (Ukraine), Yaroslav Romanchuk (Ukraine)
  • (Русский) Cпикеры
    Anton Makarov (Russia)
  • Dmitry Semashko (Belarus)
  • Sergey Konovalov (Russia)
  • Irina Pavlenko (Ukraine)
  • Eugene Pronin (Russia)
  • 18:45 - 19:00
    Final Words of the Official Part
    Summing up. Prize awarding
  • 19:30 - 23:00
    Buffet Dinner
20 october
  • 10:00 - 16:00
    Surprise from the organizers
    (Русский) Экскурсия в офис Wargaming или Synesis. По предварительной регистрации на экскурсию. Заявки принимаются до 14-00 19 октября по адресу
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MLF's co-authors. The largest business attorneys at law team. Professional experience of SPP's specialists varies from 10 to 30 years. SPP is recommended by international legal guides, such as Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, Legal 500, IFLR 1000.

MLF's co-authors.
KIAP offers their clients the full range of the legal services most often required by today’s businesses. This is confirmed by recommendations in such international and Russian legal reference publications as Legal 500 EMEA, Chambers Europe, Chambers Global, Best Lawyers and Pravo.Ru-300.

Zabeyda & Partners is a Russian law firm that specializes in criminal law cases in the sphere of economical and corruption and malpractice. Besides that, together with foreign legal firms the specialists of the company consult clients on the issues of cybercrimes and international wanted notices.


ZKS represents business owners, top managers, company officers and public officials in criminal proceedings on charges of economic and white-collar crimes, safeguard businesses against the unlawful interference of law enforcement agencies and attempted or detected fraud.

Since 2009 the lawyers of the company have been solving problems of both individuals and legal entities. The team consists of  specialists with extensive knowledge in every law area. There are two main principles of their work work: rule of law and customer advocacy.

The company provides informational and legal support to more than 18 000 companies from all over Belarus.

QUORUS is a Swiss-Russian consultancy company, incorporated in Zurich (2016) and represented with a branch office in Moscow. QUORUS is unique in the sense that it informs, advises and accompanies clients in the realisation of their projects in close cooperation with renowned first-class experts, thus providing state-of-the-art services on the spot.
Three Partners form the backbone of QUORUS, providing it with diversified expertise and an extensive network in Switzerland and Europe as well as in Russia and Eurasia. The partnership is supported by two lawyers in Moscow and two full time assistants based in Zurich and Moscow respectively.

(Русский) Юридическая компания Vinder Law Office, основанная в 2009 году в Екатеринбурге, в 2011 году вошла в пятерку лидирующих юридических практик Уральского региона, затем получила признание национального юридического рейтинга Право.ру-300 и международных рейтингов Legal 500 и Chambers and partners.
Среди сильных сторон компании эксперты Chambers выделяют «решимость и преданность клиентам» и характеризуют команду цитатой из отзывов: «Они делают работу наилучшим образом, независимо от того, насколько она сложна».
Офисы в Москве и Санкт-Петербурге.

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