Speaking opportunities and Presentations

Organizers follow standard international rules of professional events holding based on the following principles:

  • no presentation in the Conference is sold out unless it is indicated as a sponsor presentation;
  • all decisions concerning presentations are made by Organizing Committee that unites active participants of previous forums;
  • in order to guarantee high quality of presentations Organizing Committee always gives preference to those candidates that were recommended by their colleagues as opposed to nomination of oneself;
  • only written applications are considered by Organizing Committee (see below).

Every participant of the Conference, in accordance with the Standard Terms, has a right to present a written summary/thesis of her/his statement concerning any specific Session within the Program. Your statement will be regarded by the Conference Administrator, forwarded to the Session moderator(s) and published for attention of all Conference participants.

All Conference panelists should present their personal profiles to be published with Сonference materials. 

Contact details: Alexandra Brichkovskaya 

2018 Conference presentations:

Session 2: Russian M&A “hot” topics

General presentation

Session 3: Current M&A challenges facing General Counsels of major Russian companies 

General presentation

Session 4: Tax structuring issues in JV and M&A deals – new trends and developments

General presentation

Session 5: M&A Disputes in Arbitration and Litigation

Anton Samokhvalov, Partner, KIAP

Theo Parperis, Partner,  PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)

2017 Conference presentations:

Session 1: Trends and developments in M&A in Russia and CIS

Andrew J. Nussbaum, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz  (USA, New York)

Alexander Reznik, Head of Russia Investment Banking, VTB Capital (Russia, Moscow)

Session 2: Current legal M&A issues

General presentation - all speakers

Session 3: M&A deals in new (hot) industries economy (high-tech, e-commerce etc.)

General presentation - all speakers

Session 4: Private Equity: Current Trends and Key Issues

Alan Kartashkin, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP (Russia, Moscow)

Session 5: M&A Disputes in Arbitration and Litigation

Alexey Yadykin, Senior Associate Disputes, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Russia, Moscow)

Doran Doeh, Partner, Dentons, (Russia, Moscow)

Alexander Muranov, Managing Partner of the Attorneys' Collegium “Muranov, Chernyakov & Partners” (Russia, Moscow)

2016 Conference presentations:

Session 1: Macroeconomic Trends in M&A

Alexander Reznik, Executive Director, Metals and Mining, Infrastructure and Industrials; Global Banking, VTB Capital, Moscow, Russia

Vladimir Tatarchuk, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Proxima Capital Group, Moscow, Russia

Session 2: Corporate law development: lessons learned and what are the next steps?

Anatoly Andriash, Partner, Joint Head of Moscow office, Norton Rose Fulbright, Moscow, Russia 

Session 3: Current M&A issues: inside views of GCs, legal advisors and investment bankers

Roman Kvitko, Head of legal, Gazpromneft, Moscow, Russia

Maxim Uryash, Executive Director, Partner, Advance Capital, Moscow, Russia

Arman Berdalin, Partner, Attorney at law, Sayat Zholshy & Partners, Almaty, Kazakhstan 

Session 4: Public M&A: mandatory and a voluntary tender offers in Russia, UK and EU

Alan Kartashkin, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, Moscow, Russia

Session 5: Arbitration Law Reform in Russia and M&A transactions

Andrey Gorlenko, Expert in the field of arbitration, Head of Arbitration Center, Moscow, Russia

Alexey Yadykin, Senior Associate/Dispute Resolution, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Moscow, Russia

Yuri Monastyrsky, Partner, Monastyrsky, Zyuba, Stepanov & Partners, Moscow, Russia

Alexander Tarabrin, General Counsel, Otkritie, Moscow, Russia

Anton Asoskov, LL.D., LL.M, Professor, Department of Civil Law, Faculty of Law, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

2015 Conference presentations:

Session 1: Macroeconomic Trends in M&A

Irakli Mtibelishvili, Managing Director, Chairman of Corporate and Investment Bank, Citi – Russia and CIS (Russia, Moscow)

Alexander Reznik, Managing Director, Global Banking, VTB Capital (Russia, Moscow)

Yaroslava Zabello, Head of M&A Market (analytic), AK&M Information Agency (Russia, Moscow)

Nikolay Vasilyev, Managing Director, Merchant Banking and Advisory Department, CJSC "Sberbank CIB" (Russia, Moscow)

Session 2: Civil Code Reforms: New Rules for M&A Transactions

Session 4:Distressed Assets Cross-Border M&A in the Russian Market

Session 5: Dispute resolution

Peter B. Maggs, Professor and Clifford M. and Bette A. Carney Chair in Law Emeritus, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA)

Artur Zurabyan, Head of International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Practice, Art De Lex (Russia, Moscow)

Anton Kaziev, Head of the Financial Institutions Insurance «Ingosstrakh» (Russia, Moscow)


1. Alexander Zharskiy, Partner, ALRUD Law Firm, Russia, Moscow 

2. Roman Kvitko, Head of legal, Gazpromneft, Russia, St. Petersburg 

3. Alexander Nikiforov, Chief Legal Counsel, Gazprom EP International, Russia, Moscow 

4. Reinier Nijmeijer, Head of Legal Shell Russia, Russia, Moscow 

5. Anatoly Andriyash, Partner, Head of Moscow office Norton Rose Fulbright (Central Europe) LLP, Russia, Moscow

6. Marina Mizgireva, Partner, KPMG, Russia, Moscow  

7. Dmitry Paramonov, Attorney at Law, FBK Legal, Russia, Moscow 

8. Otabek Suleimanov, Partner, Colibri Law Firm, Kazakhstan, Almaty 

9. Evgenia Teterevkova, Attorney at law, Borenius Ltd, Russia, St. Petersburg 

10. Tatiana Minaeva, Of Counsel at Global Disputes Practice, Jones Day, UK, London 

11. Yuri Monastyrsky, Partner, MZS & Partners, Russia, Moscow