Pepeliaev Group at the St. Petersburg International Legal Forum 9 ¾: summary of events
On 17 May, a day before the official start of the SPBILF, the XI Annual Conference “How to ensure that regulatory and supervisory authorities comply with procedural rules” was held with the Russian Constitutional Court. The conference was organised by the Corporate Counsel Association (the “CCA”) with the support of Pepeliaev Group. Sergey Pepeliaev, managing partner at Pepeliaev Group, was the moderator of the conference. He underscored in his presentation that it is necessary for the Russian Constitutional Court to place increased focus on procedural violations because the development of procedures is a very important factor for the development of the economy, the exercise of individuals’ rights and liberties, and for the general well-being of our country.
In his presentation, Sergey Sosnovsky, a partner at Pepeliaev Group, analysed procedural rules used by the tax authorities in their work and answered the question of whether they are an essential requirement or an annoying formality.
Sergey Pepeliaev, managing partner at Pepeliaev Group, and Nikolay Solodovnikov, a partner and curator of the digital economy support group and legal tech projects at Pepeliaev Group, participated in the event as speakers. During the discussion, Sergey Pepeliaev expressed confidence that neither in 5, nor in 10, nor in any greater number of years will artificial intelligence replace lawyers. In his opinion, this will be the last time when this question is raised for discussion in this way. The speakers also gave an account of the work that Pepeliaev Group has been doing in this area for several years.
On 19 May, Pepeliaev Group invited friends to a concert of Alta Capella, Russia’s oldest costume ensemble of Renaissance and baroque instruments. The event was staged in the Armoury Chamber of the Moscow Kremlin where the guests could feast their eyes on the museum's treasures, and to have a glimpse at the jewellery created by Nadia Léger a half of century ago in honour of the first human flight into space.
The icing on the cake of the cultural programme of SPBILF 2021 was an effervescent Legal Stand-up session accompanied by presentations of leading Russian lawyers. They shared fascinating stories and amusing observations from their practical experience. Sergey Pepeliaev, managing partner at Pepeliaev Group, addressed the guests of the Forum.
Photos provided by: the SPBILF, the Museum of the Moscow Kremlin and the CCA.