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IX ANNUAL LEGAL CONFERENCE OF CORPORATE LAWYERS (LEGAL COUNSEL)

20 April

09:00-18:00
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The Ukrainian Bar Association has the pleasure of inviting you to participate in IX Annual Conference of Corporate Lawyers (Legal Counsel), which will be held on April 20, 2018 at Radisson BLU Hotel (Yaroslaviv Val Str., 22, Kyiv).

This event will bring together heads of legal of leading Ukrainian companies, representatives of state bodies and judges to discuss the most urgent issues that concern each counsel representing corporate sector.

We invite legal counsels and anyone interested in the organization, management and operation of legal departments, and in solving the most up-to-date issues that corporate lawyers face in their day-to-day work.

PROGRAM

08:30-09:00

Registration. Morning Coffee

09:00-09:20

Conference Opening. Welcoming Remarks

Andriy Stelmaschuk, President of the Ukrainian Bar Association

SESSION 1

PANEL DISCUSSION

Regulatory risks and cooperation with regulatory bodies:

trend analysis for legal counsel

09:20-11:00

Moderator – Volodymyr Sayenko, Partner at Sayenko Kharenko

09:20-11:00

 

Participants of discussion:

YuriyTerentyev, Head of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine

Oleksiy Filatov, Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine

Artem Sytnyk, Director of the National Anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine

Sergiy Shklyar, Deputy Minister of Justice for Ukraine on Enforcement Services

Tymur Khromayev, Head of the National Commission of Securities and Stock Market 

Andrii Zhurzhii, People's Deputy of Ukraine

Topics for discussion:

  • Typical mistakes in relations between business and the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine and how to draw the right conclusions (viewpoint of ex-in house counsel).
  • Judicial reform: further steps
  • Trends of Anticorruption politics. The possibility of building dialogue with anticorruption body and what to expect in 2018?
  • New enforcement system – will business be able to benefit from the changes?
  • Novelties in corporate law and corporate management: assessment of recent novelties and analysis of further steps.
  • Tax novelties for in-house lawyers: what will new season bring?
  • Envelope salaries and alternative forms of employment  – prospects of combating hidden wages

11:00-11:30

Coffee Break

SESSION 2

New Procedural Codes

11:30-13:00

Moderator - Volodymyr Pavlenko, Partner, Head of Litigation Practice at INTEGRITES 

11:30-13:00

 

Nadiya Stefaniv, Judge of the Cassation Criminal Court in the Supreme Court

Volodymyr Kravchuk, Judge of the Cassation Administrative Court in the Supreme Court

Victor Prorok, Judge of the Cassation Civil Court in the Supreme Court

Sergiy Pushko, Partner at Spenser & Kauffmann

Oleg Kachmar, Partner at Vasil Kisil & Partners"

Topics for discussion:

  • Difficulties and contradictions of application of the new procedural codes
  • The most important procedural changes
  • The role of the Supreme Court and its High Chamber etc.

Lunch

13:00 – 14:00

SESSION 3

External legal advisors vs in-house lawyers:

are there any possibility of peaceful coexistence on desolate island?

14:00-15:40

Moderators - IrynaNikitina, business development consultant and Mykola Stetsenko, Managing Partner at AVELLUM

14:00-15:40

 

Stanislav Kovalenko, Director of Legal of "International Airlines of Ukraine"

Maksym Bugai, Senior Legal Counsel at TNT Ukraine & Eastern Europe Associates

Anna Lazurenko, Deputy General Director on Legal Issues at DELTA WILMAR CIS

 

Topics for discussion:

  • Advocates' monopoly in court: are there any alternatives available for companies and in-house lawyers?
  • Points of contact: what companies are ready to hand over to external advisors. A glimpse to the previous year and future expectations.
  • Synergy arising from cooperation: what should in-house lawyers and external advisors bear in mind.

15:40-16:10

Coffee break

SESSION 4

Compliance and corporate security

16:10-18:00

Olga Vorozhbyt, Partner at DLA Piper

16:10-16:25

 

Olha Prokopovysh, Director of Legal of Eurasia region at Veon

Priorities of companies functioning dealing with risk management (legal and compliance) in 2018 in the context of disruptive digital world

16:25-16:40

 

Sergey Sysuev, Senior Lawyer at the International FCMG Company

Compliance and in-house lawyers – ways of cooperation

16:40-16:55

 

Denys Shkarovskiy, Advocate at VB PARTNERS

Investigation of corporate fraud by external advisors

16:55-17:10

 

Olga Lukyanova, Head of law department at Henkel Ukraine

Compliance from external advisors – how effective?

17:10-17:25

Artem Drozdov, Partner at AVER LEX

Corporate security

17:25-18:00

 

Q&A Session. Closing remarks

18:00-20:00

Evening Reception

For more information about the event and partnership opportunities, please contact the UBA Secretariat at: +380 (44) 492-88-48 or e-mail: conference@uba.uaContact person – Iya Savchenko.

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