Business Breakfast "ReOpen Ukraine 2023"

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07:45 – 09:15
Paris (Neuilly 1, Palais de Congres de Paris)
Contact Phone
+38 (096) 74-27-107
Contact Person
Kateryna Pyshchyk
+38 (096) 74-27-107

The Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA) together with the International Bar Association (IBA) invite you to the Business Breakfast: “ReOpen Ukraine 2023”.

Only delegates of the IBA Annual Conference 2023 can participate in the event.

As the satellite event for the IBA Annual Conference 2023, the breakfast aims at drawing the attention of the world’s legal community, governments, international organizations, and civil society to the measures aimed at restoring the rule of law in Ukraine.

Time: 07:45 A.M. - 09:15 A.M Central European Time (CET)

Date: Wednesday, 1 November

Venue: Neuilly 1, Palais de Congres de Paris

Draft agenda

07:45 - 08:00. Welcome remarks. 

Mark Ellis, Executive Director of the IBA

Anna OgrenchukImmediate Past President of the Ukrainian Bar Association, Managing Partner, LCF Law Group

08:00 - 08:15. Keynote speaker. The transformation of the opinion of the French society regarding the war in Ukraine and the assistance provided by France to Ukraine.

Bernard-Henri Lévy. Bernard-Henri Lévy is a French philosopher, filmmaker and writer. He is the author of 47 books and 8 films. Lévy is one of the West's foremost intellectuals, defending democracy and humanism against totalitarianism and fascism. Lévy has made films on the war in Bosnia, Libya, Iraqi Kurdistan besieged by ISIS, Afghanistan, Somalia, Bangladesh, Nigeria, and Ukraine. Since the full-scale invasion of Ukraine by Russia, Lévy has made two new documentary films in Ukraine: Why Ukraine and Slava Ukraini. Lévy's commitment to Ukraine is longstanding. He addressed the crowd on the Maidan in 2014; represented the President of France at the 75th anniversary of Babi Yar commemorations; embedded with the Ukrainian military in Donbas in 2020 and has been back and forth countless times encouraging the brave Ukrainian people in their fight for democracy and freedom.

08:15 - 09:15. Compensation for damages caused by the war of the Russian Federation against Ukraine

Moderator: Mykola Stetsenko, President of the Ukrainian Bar Association, Managing Partner, AVELLUM Law Firm


Anton Korynevych, Ambassador-at-large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Ukraine’s chief representative on issues related to the international legal prosecution of the Russian Federation 

Markiyan Kliuchkovskyi, Executive Director of the International Register of Damage Caused by the Aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine

Jean-Marc Thouvenin, academic advisor, Secretary General of the Hague Academy of International Law, professor of law at the University of Paris-Nanterre, member of the working group on the development and implementation of international legal mechanisms for compensation for damage caused to Ukraine as a result of armed aggression of the Russian Federation

Oleksiy Filatov, Senior Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution, AEQUO

Svitlana Romanova, Chief Legal Officer of Metinvest Group

Q & A session

The working language is English.


Please note that participation in the event is free, but you can support the institutional activities of the UBA in the form of a DONATION, the amount of which is determined at your discretion.


AEQUO (Ukraine), AGA Partners (Ukraine), ASTERS (Ukraine), AVELLUM (Ukraine), LCF Law Group (Україна), Magnusson (Nordic-Baltic countries), Sayenko Kharenko (Ukraine)

For additional information about the event, please contact Kateryna Pyshchyk at: +38 (096) 742-71-07 (WhatsApp, Telegram) or



Business Breakfast "ReOpen Ukraine 2023"

07:45 – 09:15
Paris (Neuilly 1, Palais de Congres de Paris)
Contact Phone
+38 (096) 74-27-107

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