Andrei Mikonin and Mikhail Ilyin participated in the forum themed “Legal outcome for 2011: laws and business” organized by “Kommersant” newspaper and the faculty of law of St. Petersburg State University
30 December 2011
On December 8, 2011, a forum themed “Legal outcome for 2011: laws and business” was held at the faculty of law of St. Petersburg State University.
The annual forum was supported by the faculty of law of St. Petersburg State University and St.-Petersburg Committee for Investment and Strategic Projects.
The forum was moderated by Aleksei Chichkanov, chairman of the Committee for Investment and Strategic Projects, and Maksim Efimov, director general of publishing house “Kommersant”.
The event was attended by representatives of leading international and domestic legal and consulting companies, directors of major companies of St. Petersburg and Leningrad Region, representatives of government agencies, experts, analysts, non-governmental organizations and associations, corporate attorneys of major companies of St. Petersburg and Leningrad Region, international and domestic industrial enterprises, retail chains, and investment companies.
Discussed topics were as follows: Illegal inspections and account blocking. What changed for business?; Transfer pricing. Is there a way out?; Dynamics of legal regulation of bankruptcy procedure, practice of application; Russia accession to the WTO: new statutes and issues related to legal regulation of intellectual property; Shift from legal nihilism to supremacy of law. History of a conflict, etc.
Andrei Mikonin brought up the issue of a trend to increase judicial discretion when defending entrepreneurs' rights. This topic triggered general discussion among participants of the forum.
The forum already become an authoritative venue which promotes trust-based dialogue of legal professionals, chief executives of major companies of St. Petersburg, representatives of government agencies, where they can assess the main legislative changes in 2011 and their impact on business, and to forecast changes for 2012.