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Law Department of Saint Petersburg State University under the auspices of S&K Vertical law firm held next workshop of Corporate Lawyer project with the participation of lawyers of Google and Vkontakte

3 November 2010

The Law Department of Saint Petersburg State University under the auspices of S&K Vertical law firm keeps implementing new educational project Corporate Lawyer aimed at integration of practical knowledge into academic process.

Within the framework of the project leading lawyers of major Russian companies hold workshops for students of the Law Department of Saint Petersburg State University. At such workshops not only legal aspects of one or another field are dealt with, but also recommendations for students on career building are given by accomplished specialists.

Such meetings are in great demand among students, and need for integration of practical and educational processes is acknowledged at the state level.

Next workshop on the subject Peculiarities of Corporate Lawyer Job: INTERNET Companies was held on October 28, 2010, in the building of the Law Department of Saint Petersburg State University in room No. 1. Victor Naumov, professor of the Law Department of Saint Petersburg State University and partner of SALANS law firm, Sergey Govyadinov, chief of the Legal Department of Google Russia, and Tatiana Lebedeva, senior lawyer of VKontakte, participated in it.

Sergey Govyadinov, chief of the Legal Department of Google Russia, and Tatiana Lebedeva, senior lawyer of VKontakte, performed their presentations during which they told students and employees of the Law Department of Saint Petersburg State University about their work, structure of legal departments of companies as well as about interesting cases from their law enforcement practice.

In the opinion of speakers, the main legal problem of INTERNET is legal evaluation of actions of service providers, hosting providers on platforms of which illegal content is placed. It is not absolutely clear yet who shall be liable for the placed product – the user or the service provider. It is a problem of Russian government which needs to be solved at the legislative and educational levels.

Following the results of the performances, the speakers announced a contest and provided students with an opportunity to present their vision of solutions for practical issues that arisen in activities of their companies. Winners of the contest will be awarded valuable prizes from Google Russia and VKontakte.

The Law Department of Saint Petersburg State University and S&K Vertical law firm will keep implementing Corporate Lawyer educational project on a continuing basis. Next workshop will be held in December 2010 and it will be devoted to activities of public monopolistic companies.

The project is implemented with information support of Korporativnyj Yurist magazine.

Partner of the project - Megafon company.

Poster (pdf)

Presentation VKontakte (pdf)

Presentation Google Russia (pdf)


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