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XV ANNUAL LEGAL FORUM «DEVELOPMENT OF THE LEGAL SERVICES MARKET IN UKRAINE – 2019»

22 March 2019

09:00-20:00
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Date: March 22, 2019 

Venue: Hotel Hilton Kyiv, 30 Taras Shevchenko Blvd., Kyiv

The Ukrainian Bar Association has the pleasure of inviting you to participate in the XV Annual Legal Forum «Development of the Legal Services Market in Ukraine - 2019»

Why attend?

The UBA Annual Legal Forum is the largest and most popular event that offers valuable and up-to-date information on the top issues of the national legal market, and serves as a perfect networking opportunity.

Whom to meet?

The forum brings together managers and partners of law firms - from young companies to recognized sharks with a worldwide reputation, successful lawyers and practice leaders. 

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

Session

Time

Тheme

 

08:30-09:00

Registration. Morning coffee 

 

09:00-09:10

Forum opening. Welcoming remarks

Andriy Stelmashchuk, President of the Ukrainian Bar Association

 Keynote speech

Ukraine on the map of the global legal services market

09:10-09:50

In focus:

  • What partners tend to discuss and what remains unsaid?
  • Ukraine on the world market of legal services. Do we keep pace with its development?
  • Universality vs specialization: which approach is more effective for business?
  • Game of the thrones, or how to survive the fierce competition in the legal market?

Keynote speaker:

Alexander Khvoshchinskiy, Senior expert at LS Institute –  Institute for Professional Legal Services and Advanced Legal Studies, Managing partner at Legal Stratagency GmbH

Session 1

 

New armada in the legal ocean: mergers and acquisitions

09:50-10:30

Moderator:

Andriy Stelmashchuk, President of the Ukrainian Bar Association

 

Issues to discuss:

 

  • Storm warning: is there a merger trend for the legal market of Ukraine?
  • Legal maneuvers: what is the use of alliances of conveniences?
  • Pitfalls of mergers and acquisitions
  • Great sailing: how alliances affect the legal services market?

Speakers:

Markiyan Kliuchkovskyi, Partner at Asters

Igor Svechkar, Partner at Asters

Aminat Suleymanova, Co-managing Partner at AVELLUM

Glib Bondar Senior Partner at AVELLUM

Valentyn Zagariya, Managing Partner at SPENSERS ST

Serhii Tiurin, Partner at SPENSERS ST

Serhii Boyarchukov, Managing Partner at Alekseev, Boyarchukov and Partners

Coffee break

10:30-10:50

Coffee break and Networking

Session 2

 

Code of profession: ethics and antiesthetics of the legal business

 

10:50-11:40

Moderator:

TBC

 

Issues to discuss:

 

  • Rule of Law, its connection with professional ethics and values in the era of technical revolution
  • Legal practice and political lobbying. US experience.
  • Success fees: future prospects
  • Ethical norms as a tool for managing the company's reputation
  • Coherence and double standards of legal business 

Speakers:

Dr. Irina Paliashvili, Managing Partner at RULG-Ukrainian Legal Group

Daria Kaleniuk, Executive Director of the Anti Corruption Action Centre

Ihor Olekhov, Partner at Baker McKenzie 

Margarita Karpenko, Managing Partner at DLA Piper's office in Kyiv

Session 3

 

Legal market and legal practice: QUO VADIS?

 

11:40-12:30

 

 

 

Moderator:

Andriy Kostin, Managing partner at PRAVO Law Office, Vice-Chair of the Council of the Bar of Odessa Region

 

Issues to discuss:

 

  • Shadow Report «The Advocacy of Ukraine: Lessons of the First Years of Self-Government»
  • Problems currently faced by the Bar. How can Draft No. 9055 affect and change the practice of law?
  • Influence of world-view conflicts on the professional life of lawyers
  • New Ukrainian Bar: expectations and hopes
  • Responsible leadership in the profession - why is it important?
  • Dishonest game on the advocate's field: what is wrong with us and what has ECHR to do here?

Speakers:

Andriy Vyshnevskyi, Director of the Tomorrow’s Lawyer Program, attorney-at-law

Denys Bugay, President of the Ukrainian Bar Association (2013-2017), Partner at VB PARTNERS, attorney-at-law

 

Zoya Yarosh, President of The All-Ukrainian Non-Govermental Organization «Ukrainian Advocates' Association», Managing Partner at  Attorney company «Marshallyer & Partners», attorney-at-law

INTELLECTUAL LUNCH

 

Ukraine is exclusive: insights about society and the country

12:30-14:00

Moderator:

Larysa Denysenko, ukrainian writer, civil lawyer, one of the Hromadska khvylya talk-show hosts

 

Special guest:

Oksana Zabuzhko, writer, poet, essayist and public intellectual

 

Session 4

 

The  regional market

 

14:00-14:50

Moderator:

Artem Stoyanov, Senior Partner at LCF Law Group

  

Issues to discuss:

 

  • How to succeed in rooting in the capital?
  • Window of opportunities: a recipe for doing business in the regions
  • Clash of generations: what should traditional law firms expect?

Speakers:

Taras Bachynskyy, Managing Partner at Bachynskyy&partners 

Serhiy Matviyiv, Managing Partner at Matviyiv & Partners

Oleksandr Riabets, Managing Partner at Legal partner, Chairman of the Board NGO СLaw Society of the Odessa Region»

Tatyana Titarenko, Managing partner  at Legrant, attorney-at-law

Coffee break

14:50-15:20

Coffee break and Networking

Frank interview with leading market players

«Consolidation of business: merger or acquisition?» 

15:20-15:50

Insights of creating the largest law firm in the history of Ukraine

  

Interviewer:

Iryna Nikitina, Strategy and Growth Consultant, Researcher & Ideologist at LegalTalents.Report

 

Respondents:

Oleksiy Didkovskiy, Co-Managing Partner at Asters

Serhii Sviriba,Co-Managing Partner at Asters

Session 5

 

Legal Tech between luddites and hype

 

15:50-16:50

 

Moderator:

Dima Gadomsky, CEO at Axon Partners, attorney-at-law 

                  

Pitch of Ukrainian legal startups

Issues to discuss:

 

  • If we are judged by the artificial intelligence, then by law, or ex aequo et bono?
  • How do social media influence the judiciary and aren't we witnessing the uprsing of a quasi?
  • How does the legal ethics affect Legal Tech?
  • Innovation makes law firms attractive to investment. Does anyone need it?

Speakers:

Liubomyr  Kuziutkin, Managing Partner at EXPATPRO

Olexander Martinenko, Senior Partner

at Kyiv office of CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang  

Session 6

 

Lawyers at the end of the gun: how to protect data and not to be caught in a net?

 

16:50-17:50

 

Moderator:

Andrii Romanchuk, Managing Partner at Moris Group

  

When clients are under attack: cyber-security and lawyers

Andrii Romanchuk, Managing Partner at Moris Group

 

Cybersecurity concerns everyone. Cyberhygiene is a compulsory course of a modern lawyer

Vitaliy Yakushev, COO at 10Guards

 

Lawyers as key stakeholders in powerful and complicated cyber security projects

Igor Kotsiuba, Partner/technology and R&D at CyberDesk

 

Bug Bounty platforms - modern means of cyber security by «ethical hackers»

Yehor Aushev, co-founder Hacken and cyberschool.tech

Evening reception

17:50-20:00

Networking and glass of wine

 

For more information, please contact the Ukrainian Bar Association Secretariat at tel.: +380 (44) 492-88-48, e-mail: conference@uba.ua. Contact person - Tetyana Osaulenko.

RECOVER PASSWORD

XV ANNUAL LEGAL FORUM «DEVELOPMENT OF THE LEGAL SERVICES MARKET IN UKRAINE – 2019»

Cost of participation

Before March, 21 At the Forum
UBA member UAH 12 000
Other participants** UAH 14 000
Young lawyer (UBA)*** UAH 8 000

Payment methods


Please be informed that the Association will process your personal data as a participant in the event in order to ensure your participation and in accordance with the terms and purposes of personal data processing provided for in the Regulation on the Processing and Protection of Personal Data of the Ukrainian Bar Association (the "Regulations").

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XV ANNUAL LEGAL FORUM «DEVELOPMENT OF THE LEGAL SERVICES MARKET IN UKRAINE – 2019»

Cost of participation

Before March, 21 At the Forum
UBA member UAH 12 000
Other participants** UAH 14 000
Young lawyer (UBA)*** UAH 8 000

Payment methods


Please be informed that the Association will process your personal data as a participant in the event in order to ensure your participation and in accordance with the terms and purposes of personal data processing provided for in the Regulation on the Processing and Protection of Personal Data of the Ukrainian Bar Association (the "Regulations").

For more information about the Regulation please follow the link

By clicking "YES", you consent to the collection, processing and use of your personal data, as well as the publication of photos and videos taken with your image during the events on the site, in social networks and in the printed media of the Ukrainian Bar Association.