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Business Breakfast "Transactions in CIS Economic Region: Direct and Indirect Government Involvement"

On November 25, 2010, members of the LCN, a professional network of nine leading law firms from the CIS region, hosted the Business Breakfast “Transactions in CIS Economic Region: Direct and Indirect Government Involvement”, held in Moscow today.

Abundant natural resources, geographical proximity and common infrastructure provide for a steady growth in business cooperation between the CIS countries. The investment climate of many regional economies is characterized by significant government involvement in business processes. What are the national specifics of government control over investments and transactions in these jurisdictions? What “surprises” international and Russian investors may face and ways of overcoming possible difficulties? Which aspects of legal and business practices should be taken into account when building a successful investment strategy in the CIS countries?

The leaders of top national law firms advising on major transactions and investment projects in their jurisdictions have discussed these issues and provided first hand recommendations on what should and what should not be done by international and Russian companies when exploring such familiar and yet unknown CIS space.

The speakers of the seminar included:

  • Olga Chentsova, Aequitas, Kazakhstan
  • Vladimir Dolzhnikov, Ashgabat Consulting Team, Turkmenistan
  • Maksim Smirnov, Kalikova and Associates, Kyrgyzstan
  • Karen Babalyan, Ameria, Armenia
  • Irina Paliashvili, RULG Ukrainian Legal Group, Ukraine
  • Konstantin Mikhel, Vlasova Mikhel and Partners, Republic of Belarus
  • Mikhail Kazantsev, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, Russia

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