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XIV Annual Legal Forum

23 February

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Date: 23 February 2018

Venue:  Hilton Kyiv, 30 Taras Shevchenko, Kyiv 

The Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA) has the pleasure of holding the fourteenth in a row Annual Legal Forum "Development of Legal Services Market in Ukraine"

Why you should attend?

The UBA Annual Legal Forum is the largest and most authoritative event that offers valuable and up-to-date information on the most burning issues on the legal market of the country, and also serves as a great opportunity to establish useful business contacts.

Who will attend?

The forum brings together managers and partners of law firms - from young companies to the recognized leaders of the market, successful lawyers and attorneys, business development directors and everyone interested in the development of the country's legal market. 



Registration. Morning coffee


Forum opening. Welcoming remarks

Andriy Stelmashchuk, President of the Ukrainian Bar Association

Pavlo Petrenko, Minister of Justice of Ukraine

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

09:10 – 09:30


“Back to future: modernity in legal busienss”

Speaker – Armen Khachaturyan, Senior Partner at Asters

09:30 – 10:35


People of the future: relations of generations

Moderator - Iryna Khymchak, Partner at Be Centric


Tanya Benko, Partner atLegal Marketing Solutions

Relationship paradox


  • Future vision from the essential standpoint  of the legal profession - human resources
  • How to attract, tackle and motivate: challenges and perspectives
  • Do I serve a firm's purpose or a firm serves mine? Where is the balance?


Tanya Benko, Partner atLegal Marketing Solutions

Oksana Voynarovska, Partner at Vasil Kisil & Partners

Timur Bondaryev, Managing Partner at Arzinger

Mykola Stetsenko, Managing Partner at AVELLUM


Coffee break



Relations of the future: client's dimension

Moderator - Irina Nikitina, strategy and growth consultant

  • Council and Client: what unites us and what keeps apart
  • The intricacies of roles and mutual expectations: the frameworks of future relations


Yuliia Zorina, Head of legal support of projects, international operations and complex transactions at Alfa-Bank (Ukraine)

Mikhail Ilyashev, Managing Partner at Ilyashev & Partners

Inna Kasyniuk, Head Legal and Compliance CIS and Ukraine Cluster at NOVARTIS Pharma Services AG

Kateryna Kokot, Senior Lawyer at Apostera GmbH

Rodion Teslia, Legal Counsel at MHP SE

Viacheslav Yakymchuk, Partner at Baker McKenzie



Relations of the future: geographical dimension

Moderator - Tetyana Gavrysh, Managing Partner at ILF

  • Success in capital = success in regions?!
  • What holds regional law firms from conquering Kyiv?
  • Should foreigners come to us or should we be the ones to move?


Margarita Karpenko,  Managing Partner at DLA Piper 

Kostiantyn Likarchuk, Managing Partner at Kinstellar Kyiv

Sergiy Popov, Partner at KPMG Law Ukraine

Olexiy Soshenko, Managing Partner at Redcliffe Partners

12:45 – 14:00


Keynote speaker  - Myroslav Marynovych, human rights activist, publicist, vice-rector on the mission and vision of the Ukrainian Catholic University



Our favorite mistakes

Moderator – Aminat Suleymanova, Managing Partner at A.G.A. Partners law firm

  • Why lawyers make mistakes
  • What is the right way to make mistakes
  • What are the conclusions from the above for each of us and the legal market in total


Oleksiy Didkovskiy, Managing Partner at Asters
Valentyn Zagariya, Managing Partner at Spenser & Kauffmann
Oleh Malskyy, Partner at Eterna Law



Honeylike pursuits: state service

Moderator –  Oleksiy Reznikov, Deputy Head of Kyiv City State Administration



Andriy Vyshnevsky, Director of the Tomorrow’s Lawyer Program, former Deputy Minister of Justice

Oleksandra Pavlenko, Managing Partner at Pavlenko Legal Group, former First Deputy Minister of health

Tetiana Kozachenko, lawyer, President at Capital Law Firm, former Director of the Department of the Ministry of Justice

Yevhen Korniichuk, advocate, former First Deputy Minister of Justice


Coffee break



Products and processes within legal business

Moderator - Dima Gadomsky, CEO at Axon Partners


Mykyta Polatayko, IT group coordinator at  Sayenko Kharenko

Mykyta Pidhainyi, CEO at Bot & Partners Law Firm

Yurii Zaremba, CEO at AxDraft

Pavlo Ryzhii, Innovations Manager at Philip Morris Ukraine

Aleksandr Sarapin, Executive Director at Pravo.ru



with Valentyna Danishevska, Head of the Supreme Court

Moderator - Oleg Makarov, Partner at Vasil Kisil & Partners


Closing remarks


Evening reception

For further details on participation and partnership opportunities, please contact the UBA Secretariat, tel./fax: +380 (44) 492-88-48, e-mail: conference@uba.ua. Contact person - conference manager Iya Savchenko.


XIV Annual Legal Forum

Cost of participation

Before February, 21 Before February, 22 At the Forum
UBA member UAH 6000 UAH 8000
Other participants UAH 8000 UAH 10000
Online Broadcast UAH 2000 UAH 2000

Payment methods

XIV Annual Legal Forum

Cost of participation

Before February, 21 Before February, 22 At the Forum
UBA member UAH 6000 UAH 8000
Other participants UAH 8000 UAH 10000
Online Broadcast UAH 2000 UAH 2000

Payment methods