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Mikhail Ilyin, a lawyer of the law firm S&K Vertical took part in the Northwest conference “Administrative hurdles and economy of small and medium-sized businesses”

18 June 2010

On June 16, 2010 media holding Rosbizneskonsalting (RBC) with support of the central office of Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Northwestern Federal District has hold the Northwest conference “Administrative hurdles and economy of small and medium-sized businesses”. It was the first event hold on a basis the Northwestern Federal District, oriented to revealing unjustified hurdles, which interferes with business development, and to make decisions aimed at elimination of such hurdles.

The main speakers at the conference represented, among others, the following organisations: Central office of Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Northwestern Federal District, administrative authorities of St.-Petersburg, administrative authorities of constituent entities of the Russian Federation in the Northwestern Federal District; Small Business Assistance Council affiliated with the governor of St.-Petersburg; Small & medium Business Assistance Councils affiliated with governors (governments) of constituent entities of the Russian Federation in the Northwestern Federal District: Association OPORA Rossii; Federal Tax Service; League of tenants of State property; Federal Tax Service; Tariff Committee of St-Petersburg; Committee on tariffs of the Leningrad region, Committee on tariffs of St.-Petersburg; Committee on tariffs of Leningrad region; Department of Federal Antimonopoly Service for St.-Petersburg; Directorate of Rospotrebnadzor for St.-Petersburg and Leningrad region; other government agencies, employer's associations, directors of small and medium-sized businesses and sole traders from multiple economy sectors.

Participants of the conference considered issues related to purchase of rented real property by small and medium-sized businesses; making and extending leasing contracts; problems associated with connection to power networks; issues of unjustified inspections carried out by regulatory bodies, other limitations and mechanisms aimed at elimination of such unjustified inspections.

Mikhail Ilyin made a presentation on “Law aspects of supervisory activity. Legal protection of rights of businessmen”. In his report Mikhail analysed administrative and criminal responsibility hold by officials for offences against the Law on inspections, and told the audiences about defects of this law, and so on.

The Conference has assembled representatives of the regional governments and municipal formations, regulatory bodies, businessmen and heads of associations and unions of small and medium-sized businesses from across the Northwest region. Such composition of the conference allowed participants not only to soberly evaluate the situation in which businessmen carry out their activities, but also to conduct dialogue giving rise to necessary solutions.

Recommendations of the conference entertaining opinions of all its participants will be directed to public authorities to optimise legal framework and improve business environment in Russia and the Northwestern Federal District.


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