English Law Day: Commonwealth of Independent States

Our English Law Day events help to promote English law and the expertise of English and Welsh solicitors.

We’ve previously held English Law Day events in:

  • Russia
  • Ukraine
  • Kazakhstan
  • Uzbekistan

Expert panels discuss the use of English law covering topics such as:

  • mergers and acquisitions transactions
  • methods for avoiding disputes
  • international arbitration
  • UK claims involving foreign parties

It’s a fantastic opportunity for lawyers from around the world to meet with English legal practitioners, to share expertise and develop international business relationships.

Upcoming events

We’ve events planned in Uzbekistan and Ekaterinburg later in 2020 and 2021.

We’ll post more information on these events soon.

Past events

English Law Day Ukraine – webinar series

We’ve been engaged in Ukraine for several years. As ties continue to grow, Ukrainian firms are keen to develop their links with the UK as markets open and trade and investment grows.

Following the cancellation of our face-to-face event in April, together with the British Ukrainian Lawyers Association and the Ukrainian Arbitration Association we hosted the webinar series ‘English Law Day in the Ukraine’.

We were joined by industry experts as they explored English law and how legal links and business between practitioners have developed from both countries.

The webinars were hosted in three parts and recordings are available to watch:

  1. transactions – a $5 billion dollar question: top cross-border transactional trends and legal developments in post-COVID Ukraine
  2. disputes – together with Ukrainian Arbitration Association
  3. private client issues – immigration, family and real estate

English Law Week in Russia 10th anniversary

We organised the fifth annual English Law Week in Russia in November 2019 in partnership with the:

  • Bar Council
  • British Embassy in Moscow
  • Russian Federal Chamber of Lawyers
  • Moscow Chamber of Advocates
  • St Petersburg Chamber of Advocates
  • Anglo-Russian Law Association
  • British Russian Law Association

This conference marked the 10th anniversary of our flagship English and Russian law weeks.

The event covered topics such as:

  • recent developments in the UK
  • trends in personal and corporate structuring
  • update on Russian cases in England
  • Oxford union debate
  • case study of a Russian/CIS cases in England involving third party funding
  • sanctions
  • international arbitration

English Law Day in Kazakhstan

We organised English Law Day in Almaty in partnership with the Kazakhstan Bar Association, and the British-Kazakh Law Association. The event promoted legal links and business between both countries, the use of English law, and solicitors’ expertise.

The forum was well attended by over 85 private practitioners, in-house counsel and business representatives from both the UK, Kazakhstan, and the wider CIS region.

The forum provided a valuable opportunity to discuss the latest news and trends from England and Wales (Brexit, artificial intelligence and sophisticated pricing models), mergers and acquisitions transactions, disputes resolution, and what to expect when working with foreign firms on cross-border transactions and disputes.

The forum also aimed to strengthen the relationship between legal practitioners from both countries.