ХII Annual Legal Forum - Development of Legal Services Market in Ukraine - 2016

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ХII Annual Legal Forum - Development of Legal Services Market in Ukraine - 2016

26 February 2016

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Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA) has the pleasure to invite to participate in the key event for legal business managers, counsels and business development experts - ХII Annual Legal Forum - Development of Legal Services Market in Ukraine - 2016, to be held on 26 February 2016 at Hilton Hotel, Kyiv, Ukraine (30 Shevenchenka Tarasa Blvd).

For more than a decade the Forum has established itself as the most ambitious and open platform for communication between the leading lawyers of the country. Acute topics, frank answers, heated discussions and well-founded arguments – this perfectly characterizes the UBA Annual Legal Forum.



Registration. Morning Coffee


Forum Opening. Welcoming Remarks

Denys Bugay, President, Ukrainian Bar Association

Тіmur Bondaryev, Chief Organizing Committee, Managing Partner at Arzinger

Sergey Boyarchukov, Representative of the Forum General Partner, Managing Partner at “Alekseev, Boyarchukov and Partners”



Open Discussion with Forum Participants: Key Developments of 2015. Brief and Clear

Moderators: Armen KhachaturyanSenior Partner at Asters, and Iryna Khymchak, ‎Business Development Lead at Redcliffe Partners

The legal market in 2015.


Do not expect panel discussions, presentations, predetermined speakers.

Be ready for conclusions, results and forecasts to be drawn up together with the Forum participants by Armen Khachaturyan and Iryna Hymchak.


Coffee Break



Panel DiscussionLawyers in State ServiceCould They Bring Benefit For The Legal Market?

Moderator - Elena Derevyanko, Managing Partner at PR-Service Agency

Discussion Participants:


Oleksiy Filatov, Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine;

Ganna Vronska, Deputy Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine

Andriy Zhurzhiy, Member of Parliament of Ukraine;

Olena Sotnyk, Member of Parliament of Ukraine;

Viktoriya Ptashnyk, Member of Parliament of Ukraine;

Sergiy Shklyar, Deputy Minister of Justice of Ukraine on Enforcement Matters;

Sergii Koziakov, Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine;

Mariya Nizhnik, First Deputy Head of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine – Authorized Governmental Official;

Nataliia Mykolska, Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine – Trade Representative of Ukraine;

Oleksii Reznikov, Counselor of Kyiv Mayor.

Topics for discussion:


  • Backstage of politics;
  • "Pitfalls" of the work for the state, problems faced;
  • Transparency, as a tool for understanding governmental decisions;
  • Involvement of experts to the process of reforms;
  • Market expectations from lawyers working for the state;
  • Prospects for return to legal and other business.





 Partnership and Business Processes within a Law Firm

Moderator: Irina Nikitina, Independent Business Consultant;

Topics and Participants:


Challenges Faced by ManagingPartners in a Turbulent Market


On the spot: Andriy Stelmaschuk, Managing Partner at Vasil Kisil & Partners and Olga Prosyanyuk, Managing Partner at AVERLEX


Success stories of Expanding Partnership in Hard Times


On the spot: Roman Stepanenko, Partner at Egorov, Puginski, Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine and Mykola Stetsenko, Managing Partner at Avellum


The Necessity of Strategy and Business Planning in a Turbulent Market


On the spot: Denys Lysenko, Managing Partner at Aequo, and Anna Ogrenchuk, Managing Partner at LCF


Effective Experience Management – New Marketing Tool. Are Law Firms Ready to Accept New Laws of the Game?


On the spot: Nataliya Lysa, Legal Director at Danone Dairy Ukraine, and Aminat Suleimanova, Managing Partner at AGA Partners 


Coffee Break


16:30 – 18:00

International Tendencies and Trends in Development of the Legal Services Market of Ukraine

Moderator: Тіmur Bondaryev, Managing Partner at Arzinger


Irina Paliashvili, President at RULG - Ukrainian Legal Group, P.A.

Leonid Tolstov, Partner at VARUL

Alexander Bolkvadze, Partner at BLC Law Office

Alexandre Khrapoutski, Partner at Sysouev Bondar Khrapoutski

Topics for discussion:

  • Economic and political processes in the world, the region and the country - correlation with the development of the legal market;
  • The most popular services today - impact on the market in general and the structure and needs of legal business in particular;
  • “Hello, talents needed" or a few words about personnel shortage;
  • The future of the legal services market in the region – any prospects for "blue ocean"?


Evening Reception

For more information about the event and partnership opportunities, please feel free to contact UBA Event Manager Iya Savchenko via email: conference@uba.ua or by phone +38 (044) 492-88-48.