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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 third 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 talk about a lawyer’s life, starting from ” rising stars” and proceeding further to “extinct volcanoes ” of the legal market;
  • to enjoy a symphony orchestra and to ride enormously huge cars!

What to expect in 2017?

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. However, there is an update in the timetable here. This year at Minsk Legal Forum for the first time will be held a high-profile award ceremony in honor of the winners of the contest «BEST LAW FIRM WEBSITE 2017».

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).



“People meet, people fall in love, they get married.”©. And it happens sometimes that people are getting divorced and starting to divide their belongings.

Perhaps you are wondering now about the connection between these words about marriages and divorces and a legal forum. We than surprise you. There is a direct connection between these issues at Minsk Legal Forum 2017!

The main topic of our already third-time-being hold MLF is “Partnership Relations in Consulting”. The participants will manage to talk upon the laws and paradoxes of “family relations” in partnership, about alliances and misalliances in legal business and even touch upon some forbidden topics of their profession.

If you still know nothing about “guest” legal marriage and marriage contracts for company’s partners, than Minsk Legal Forum will be able to change your vision of our profession!

This year, the speakers geography is much wider. We are waiting for the speakers from Lithuania, Latvia, Switzerland, Ukraine, Russia, etc. It means that participants will be able to see how much legal relations in neighboring regions differ.

The discussion is expected to be hot – it is not for nothing that the main format of 2017 is “Shock Forum”!


LANSKY, GANZGER + Partner, Австрия
Infotropic Media
Zabeyda & partners
Zabeyda & partners
Saveliev, Batanov & Partners
Centil Law Firm
Motieka & Audzevičius
TGS Baltic
QUORUS GmbH / Switzerland
Kovalev Tugushi & Partners
Axon Partners

Forum program

19 october
  • up to 15:00
    Meeting of the participants from all over the world, checking into a hotel
  • 15:00 - 15:30
    Welcoming coffee
  • 15:30 - 15:40
    Informal opening of the Forum
  • 15:40 - 16:20
    high-profile award ceremony in honor of the winners of the contest «BEST LAW FIRM WEBSITE 2017»
  • 16:20 - 17:20
    session-claim by HOLGER ZSCHEYGE
    Rosy blockchain future of law, comrades! Myths and reality
  • 17:20 - 17:40
    Coffee break
  • 17:40 - 19:10
    NATALIA SHEKINA (SP&P, Belarus), OLGA PROSYANYUK (Aver Lex, Ukraine), DARYA KONSTANTINOVA (Zabeyda & partners, Russia)
    Revolutionary battle between 3 Post-Soviet schools of criminal defense of modern NEP-men. A thief belongs in jail or investigating officer’s and attorney’s points of view
  • (Русский) 18:50 - 19:10
    (Русский) Александр Хаки (CSI Group)
    (Русский) Международный поиск активов для чайников
  • 19:10 - 19:30
    Buffet lunch
  • 19:30 - 21:00
    Concert of WZ-ORKIESTRA “A Villain and Love”
  • 21:00 - 23:00
    Buffet lunch continuation
20 october
  • 8:30 - 09:15
    Registration, welcoming coffee
  • 09:15 - 09:30
    Opening of the Forum
  • 09:30 - 10:50
    Session 1: partnership love. Associations and unions of law firms
    Co-moderators: IVAN APATOV (WCS, Russia), IRYNA NIKITINA (IOCONS, Bulgaria – Ukraine)
  • 09:30 - 09:50
    IVAN APATOV (WCS, Russia), IRYNA NIKITINA (IOCONS, Bulgaria – Ukraine)
    Alliances and misalliances:why there is no arket consolidation?
  • 09:50 - 10:10
    Partners relations and agreements: for love or for a marriage contract?
  • 10:10 - 10:30
    Representatives of law firm "Grata"
    "Guest" legal marriages and unions, including cross-border: what are the advantages and disadvantages?
  • 10:30 - 10:50
    GLENN KOLLEENY (Dentons, Russia)
    Expansion of Dentons. The first results of the work of the partner regional network
  • 10:50 - 11:20
    Coffee break
  • 11:20 - 13:00
    Session 2: Divorce in legal partnerships
    (Русский) Модератор: Валерий Папакуль (Степановский, Папакуль и партнеры, Беларусь)
  • 11:20 - 11:40
    ALEXANDER ZABEYDA (Zabeyda & partners, Russia), DENIS SAUSHKIN (ZKS, Russia)
    Civilized divorce in consulting: practical experience
  • 11:40 - 12:00
    SERGEY SAVELIEV (Saveliev, Batanov & Partners, Russia)
    Different strategies and vision of the future, as the basis for the division of business
  • 12:00 - 12:20
    UMID ARIPDJANOV (Centil Law Firm, Kazakhstan-Uzbekistan-Kyrgyzstan)
    Farewell of Slavianka: why do partners fade away?
  • 12:20 - 12:40
    Sergey Kovalev (Kovalev, Tugushi and partners, Russia)
    Achieving balance between the interests of the majority and the interests of the main income generators in the legal business
  • 12:40 - 13:00
    TATIANA BENKO (LMS, Ukraine)
    Seven laws and paradoxes of "family relations" in partnerships
  • 13:00 - 14:00
  • 14:00 - 15:40
    Session 3
    (Русский) Модератор: Валентин Загария (Spenser & Kauffmann, Украина)
  • 14:00 - 14:30
    RAMUNAS AUDZEVICIUS (Motieka & Audzevičius, Lithuania), Lauris Liepa (COBALT, Latvia), Marco Koryak
    Overview of mergers / divisions on the Baltic market
  • 14:20 - 14:50
    EVGENY ZHILIN (QUORUS, Switzerland)
    New legal business in old Europe: practical experience and new opportunities
  • 14:50 - 15:10
    Legal ratings: lifehacks by Ekaterina Kleimenova
  • 15:10 - 15:30
    Anna Zeitlinger (Lansky, Ganzger + partner, Austria)
    Under consideration
  • 15:30 - 16:00
    Coffee break
  • 16:00 - 17:10
    Session 4: Forbidden topics in consulting: open dialog
    (Русский) Модератор: Олег Макаров (Василь Кисиль и партнеры, Украина)
  • 16:00 - 16:25
    VICTORIA YESAULENKO (Asters, Ukraine)
    Eros and Thanatos in consulting: opportunities and dangers of legal marketing
  • 16:25 - 16:50
    DIMA GADOMSKY (Axon Partners, Ukraine)
    The oldest profession in consulting: what is common?
  • 16:50 - 17:10
    Summing up the results. Concluding remarks of the organizers
  • 18:00 - 20:00
    Closing drinks and buffet
21 october
  • 10:00 - 16:00
    Surprise from the organizers
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Working from offices in Moscow and St. Petersburg, with a combined team of over 150 legal practitioners, we can assist you throughout Russia, using local contacts as and when necessary. Tap into one of the best and broadest networks in the CIS region, with additional offices in Almaty, Astana, Baku, Kiev and Tashkent, plus an associate office in Ashgabat.

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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.

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