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Minsk Legal Forum 2019


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 that since 2015 we have been developing the idea of informal and frank dialogue between representatives of the largest law firms of the neighboring countries of Belarus.

Traditionally, the Forum program consists of three days.

To ensure a special, “chamber”, atmosphere, the registration to MLF is limited to 250 seats.


Forum No. 5: Consulting as Viewed by Clients

This year’s forum will focus on clients service – the topic that causes lots of arguments in the legal business. In their surveys, the MLF 2018 participants have outlined this topic as a top proposal for the 5th Forum.

On October 18, we will put ourselves in our clients’ shoes, calculate our own and others finances, talk about legal PR in the era of digital technologies and personal brand, and discuss the lives of consultants and in-house lawyers.

Putting it simply, the debates are going to be driving and provocative.

See you in Minsk in October!


Speakers 2019

L.I.D.A. Family Office SA
Capital Legal Services
Grits and Partners
International Tax Associates B.V.
Land Law Firm
Legal Stratagency. LS Institute
Grebneva & Partners
Popov Law Services
The Corporate Lawyer
Axon Partners
(Русский) Варшавский и партнеры
Saveliev, Batanov & Partners

Forum program

17 october
  • Venue: Restaurant of Minsk Marriott Hotel, 20 Pobediteley Avenue
  • 18:00
    Meeting of the participants, welcoming shampagne
    Dress code: men – Black tie, ladies – Red dress
18 october
  • Venue: Minsk Marriott Hotel, 20 Pobediteley Avenue
  • 08:00
    Minsk Legal Run
    The traditional meeting of the most athletic early risers.
  • 9:00
    Registration, welcoming coffee
  • 10:00
    Session No 1. Quality of Customer Service
    - Client care - What means my name to you?
    - Specialization or universal soldier?
    - The loyalty of the company or brand identity of lawyers and partners: what is more important for the customers?
    - Project-management of non-lawyers in legal consulting projects.
    - Quality control of the work of lawyers in consulting and an in-house department: what are the similarities and the differences?

    Moderator: Ivan Apatov, Managing Partner, White Collar Strategy (Russia)

    - Svetlana Romanova, Chief Legal, Metinvest Holding (Ukraine)
    - Rustam Vakhitov, Managing Partner International Tax Associates (Netherlands)
    - Denis Litvinov, Managing Partner, «Land Law Firm» (Russia)
    - Alexander Chekalin, General Counsel, L.I.D.A. Family Office SA (Switzerland, Russia)
  • 11:30-12:00
    Coffee break
  • 12:00 – 13:30
    Session No. 2. Client service economy
    - Law firm finances or “how much to hang in grams”: budget, profitability, optimization.
    - New forms of pricing in the market, transparency, discounts, and dumping
    - Opportunities and challenges of success fees and external financing
    - Profitability per partner / lawyer: best practices

    Moderator: Alexander Stepanovski, Managing Partner, SPP (Belarus)

    - Irina Kalinina, Legal Stratagency (Germany)
    - Alexander Ermolenko, Partner, «FBK Legal» (Russia)
    - Anna Voytsekhovich, Partner, «Grebneva & Partners» (Russia)
    - Dmitry Popov, Popov Law Services (Russia)
  • 13:30-15:00
  • 15:00 – 16:30
    Session No. 3. Legal Marketing: consultants and in-house lawyers
    - Rankings - the market need for consultants and clients or Vanity Fair and egos on both sides?
    - Creativity in legal marketing - why you never get Cannes Lions
    - The Ideal Client - who is it? Opinion of the consultants.
    - The Ideal Consultant - who is it? Opinion of the in-house lawyers.

    Moderator: Denis Saushkin, Managing Partner ZKS (Russia)

    - Irina Koseeva, Head of Legal, Globus (Russia)
    - Ksenia Shchavynska, Art Director BeCentric (Ukraine)
    - Dmitry Grits, Managing Partner «Grits and Partners» (Russia)
    - Evgeny Shestakov, Managing Partner, «INTELLECT» (Russia)
    - Elena Ershova, Chief Editor, The Corporate Lawyer Magazine
  • 16:30 – 17:00
    Coffee break
  • 17:00 – 18:30
    Session No. 4. Client service ethics
    - Conflict of interest: types, forms of resolution, as well as organizational and technical standards
    - Confidentiality of modern client communications

    Moderator: Andrey Korelskiy, Managing Partner KIAP (Russia)

    - Dima Gadomski, Managing Partner, Axon Partners (Ukraine)
    - Vladislav Varshavskiy, Managing partner, « Varshavskiy & Partners» (Russia)
    - Sergey Saveliev, Managing Partner, Saveliev, Batanov & Partners (Russia)
    - Alexander Osetinskiy, Head of Saint-Petersburg Office, Burlingtons (Russia)
    - Irina Onikienko, Capital Legal Services (Russia)
  • 18:30 – 19:00
    Closing ceremony
  • 18:45
19 october
  • 10:00 - 15:00
    Surprise from the organizers
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AVER LEX is a highly specialized attorneys at law firm in Ukraine, a legal services leader in especially difficult criminal cases defense and corporate business security.

Land Law Firm – narrow land and real estate specialization.

The group includes attorneys, lawyers, and consultants, whose main specialization is land-property relations and support of investment activities.

The firm is recommended by the Russian rating "Pravo.ru-300" for the key areas for the company: Commercial Real Estate and Construction, Arbitration and Dispute Resolution in courts of general jurisdiction.

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.

(Русский) Компания «ЮрСпектр» 21 год содействует развитию правового пространства в Республике Беларусь и является разработчиком первого онлайн-сервиса готовых правовых решений ilex.

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За 3 года пользователями ilex стали более 70 000 сотрудников компаний разных форм собственности.


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.

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