Protection of Investor Rights as a Catalyst for Economic Development

07 Jun , 10:00–11:15
The Russian Economy: Achieving National Development Goals
Congress Centre, conference hall B2

Amid the growing protectionism and dynamics of global markets, Russia has a unique opportunity to attract foreign capital. New projects such as the Northern Sea Route and emerging offshore zones have the potential to alter the structure of the global economy. Russia can and should use these factors to accelerate the development and implementation of national projects. To fully take advantage of these trends, Russia must address such issues as ease of doing business, the maturity of the regulatory framework, the protection of the rights of citizens and investors as well as the development of a legal basis for new areas of economic activity, in particular the regulation of artificial intelligence. Creating conditions that are favourable to economic development, especially against the backdrop of sanctions, is a national priority in which Russian President Vladimir Putin has assigned a special role to law enforcement agencies. How can the flaws in the national legal system be overcome? What are the latest law enforcement trends as it relates to economic crime? How could the new platform currently under development by business associations and organizations help with reporting cases of pressure on businesses and monitoring the review of such cases on their merits? How could the latest legislative initiatives protect investments? What changes does international business expect to take place? How can we take into account the world’s best practices to attract foreign investment and protect intellectual property? What legal incentives can be used to encourage the return of capital that has left the country and the return of entrepreneurs who have changed their tax residence?

Vladimir Gruzdev, Chairman of the Board, Association of Lawyers of Russia

Dimitry Afanasiev, Chairman, Co-Founding Partner, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners
Seifi Ghasemi, Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer, Air Products and Chemicals Inc
Zagorka Dolovac, Republic Public Prosecutor of the Republic of Serbia
Peter Polt, Prosecutor General of Hungary
Giovanni Salvetti, Managing Director, Head of Russia & CIS, Rothschild
Boris Titov, Presidential Commissioner of the Russian Federation for the Protection of Entrepreneurs’ Rights
Yury Chayka, Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation

Front row participants
Elena Avakyan, Executive Director, Non-Profit Partnership for Advancement of Corporate Law
Elena Bezdenezhnykh, Vice President for Regional Policy and Government and Administration Relations, RUSAL
Boris Boltyanskiy, Editor-in-Chief,
Victoria Burkovskaya, Co-Chair, Business Against Corruption Center of Public Procedures
Andrey Elinson, Managing Partner, A1 LLC
Edmund Jerome Kronenburg, Managing Partner, Braddell Brothers
Lidia Mikheeva, Head, Research Centre of Private Law under the President of the Russian Federation
Andrei Nazarov, Co-Chairman, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
Dmitry Pristanskov, State Secretary – Vice-President, Norilsk Nickel
Aleksandr Savenkov, Director, Institute of State and Law, Russian Academy of Sciences
Julia Charlton, Partner, Solicitor, Charltons