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The First International Legal Forum in France “Modern Problems of Law and Economy in Europe and Asia”

On September 16-20, 2018 the First International Legal Forum “Modern Problems of Law and Economy in Europe and Asia” was held in Cannes, France. The unique international event  brought together lawyers and economists from over 10 countries: the Forum’s speakers included  representatives from France, Russia, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, India and other countries.

 

Main objective of the Forum

At a time of global economic crisis, issues relating to the legal regulation of social relations in respect of economic development are gaining national and international significance. The Forum welcomed speakers and participants, highly-qualified lawyers and economists to discuss the most challenging problems our legal and economic science are currently facing. The Forum proved to be uniquely relevant and objectively explored the most pressing issues within this area of social relations.

The main sessions and panel discussions of the Forum led to elaboration of methodical and practical recommendations and suggestions on enhancing the global legislation which reflect the main challenges of regulating economic relations and generate an overview of the key trends needed to improve legislation in this domain at the present time.

 

Executive Committee of the Forum:

President of the Forum:

Maria A. Egorova, Dr. iur., member of Executive Committee of the Moscow Branch of All-Russian public organization “Association of Russia’s Lawyers”, Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Law and Digital Economics issued by Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSAL), Professor of Department of Competition Law, Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSAL),  member of the Russian Academy of Legal Sciences,  member of the International Committee for Digital Economy (BRICS), Professor Emeritus of Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi University (Miami, USA), Professor Emeritus of Logos University (Miami, USA)

 

Vice-Presidents of the Forum:

Alain Duflot, world-level legal expert, founder of “Duflot &Partners” legal practice (Lyon, France), Professor at Jean Moulin Lyon III University (France).

Stephan U. Breu, Honorary Professor, Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), Secretary-General of the Swiss Centre for International Humanitarian Law (Zurich, Switzerland), Rector of Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi University (Miami, USA)

 

The Forum was held with the information, research and business support of:

  • European Institute of Political, Economic and Social Studies (EURISPES) (Italy)
  • Association of Russian Diplomats (ARD),
  • Moscow Branch of the Association of Lawyers of Russia (АLR)
  • Russian - Asian Association of Lawyers  
  • OJSC “Effective Business Resources” (“EBR”)
  • Blockchain Lawyers  Association
  • International research and practical Journal of Law and Digital Economy issued by Kutafin State Law University  (MSAL)
  • Transcreation Global linguistic company

 

Three panel discussions and a research and practical seminar were held as part of the Forum:

  • Panel discussion 1 “Modern problems of development of law, digital economy and education in the conditions of the world economic crisis”
  • Panel discussion 2  “Modern problems of development of the legal and economic relations in China: new challenges in the modern world”
  • Panel discussion 3: “Modern problems of development of international, humanitarian and commercial law”
  • Research and practical seminar “Problems of advocacy in France and Italy: experience of Europe and Asia”

The panel sessions evoked active dialogue between the participants.

 

The Project objectives as outlined by the Forum organizers:

  • Search for new research ideas to increase efficiency and expand the cultural diplomacy community in European and Asian countries;
  • Ensure continuity of the best traditions of centuries-old cultural dialogue between European states;
  • Mobilize the creative potential of forum participants to develop new meaning, strategies and methods of cultural diplomacy as a ‘soft power’ in the context of current threats and challenges;
  • Consolidate relevant public diplomacy efforts;
  • Establish a development strategy for a legal system based on the use of digital technologies;
  • Enhance culture partnership with organizations, national cultural associations, and diversify the forms of research collaboration for associations and unions in the sphere of law and economics in European and Asian states.

 

The Forum Keynote speakers:

  1. Thierry Mariani – Honorary Member of the Parliament of France, former Minister of Transport (Paris, France).
  2. Dr Kishore Singh, Former UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education (India) (2010-2016), Ph.D. in international law (1977) from the University of Paris 1 (Sorbonne).
  3. Sergey Puzyrevsky – Deputy Head of Federal Antitrust Service of Russia (FAS of Russia), PhD Law, Associate Professor (Moscow, Russia) - “Modern Antitrust Regulation and Development of Competition in Russia” “Main approaches to creation of legal models for regulating digital technologies”.
  4. Maria A. Egorova, Dr. iur., Professor of Department of Competition Law, Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSAL), member of Executive Committee of the Moscow Branch of All-Russian public organization “Association of Russia’s Lawyers” (Moscow, Russia), Professor Emeritus of the Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi University (Miami, USA)
  5. Alain Duflot, world-level legal expert, founder of “Duflot &Partners” legal practice (Lyon, France), Professor at Jean Moulin Lyon III University (France).
  6. Stephan U. Breu, Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), Rector of Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi University (Miami, USA), Honorary Professor, Secretary-General of the Swiss Centre for International Humanitarian Law (Zurich, Switzerland).
  7. Maxim Tafintsev – President of Russian-Asian Association of Lawyers, lawyer (Moscow, Russia).
  8. Marco Montanarini, Vice-President of Russian-Asian Legal Association, lawyer (Italy).
  9. Professor Menno Aden, Dr. iur., (Essen, Germany).
  10. Christophe Samuel Hutchinson, PhD., Professor and Researcher, Program Director for collaboration at the Higher School of Economics (Russia) and University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (France). 
  11. Alain Duflot, world-level legal expert, founder of “Duflot &Partners” legal practice (Lyon, France), Professor at Jean Moulin Lyon III University (France).
  12. Professor William Brydie-Watson, Lawyer, Legal officer at the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT) (Rome, Italy)
  13. Dariusz Gibasiewicz – Lawyer (Warsaw, Poland)
  14. Dr. Diana Treščáková, Dr. jur., Professor of the Faculty of Law, Pavol Jozef Šafárik University (Kosice, Slovakia).
  15. Rasul Kasymov, Chief Expert, Department of Financial Market Strategy, Bank of Russia, PhD Law (Moscow, Russia)

The Forum united other participants, lawyers and professors from France and Italy, and representatives of non-governmental organizations of the European states and Russia.

As part of the Forum, the collective research monograph Modern problems of Law and Economy in Europe and Asia was presented to the audience (Volume 1, Kutafin Moscow State University (MSAL); Association of Russian Diplomats; Association of Russia’s Lawyers / chief ed. M.A. Egorova, I.V. Khalevinsky. — М.: “Justitsinform”, 2018. — 344 pages. ISBN 978-5-7205-1486-0

Articles for the monograph were contributed by the key participants and speakers of the First International Legal Forum “Modern Problems of Modern Law and Economics of Europe and Asia” (France, Cannes, September 16–20, 2018). The articles by leading experts - lawyers and economists from France, Russia, Germany, Switzerland, Slovakia and China consider the current aspects of development of modern civil, corporate, competition and banking law, and the prospects for further improvement of economic relations between European and Asian countries.

 

Presentations by the representatives of Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSAL): 

  1. Sergey Puzyrevsky – Deputy Head of Federal Antitrust Service of Russia (FAS of Russia), PhD Law, Associate Professor (Moscow, Russia) - “Modern Antitrust Regulation and Development of Competition in Russia” “Main approaches to creation of legal models for regulating digital technologies”.
  2. Maria A. Egorova, Dr. iur., Professor of Department of Competition Law, Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSAL), member of Executive Committee of the Moscow Branch of All-Russian public organization “Association of Russia’s Lawyers” (Moscow, Russia), Professor Emeritus of the Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi University (Miami, USA) – “Main approaches to creating models of legal regulation of digital technologies”.
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The third international legal forum "Modern problems of law and Economics in Europe and Asia" will gather in Cannes on September 12-18, 2020.

Second international legal forum  "Modern problems of law and Economics in Europe and Asia" 14-19 September 2019, Cannes France, Grand Hotel, La Croisette
Forum's organizers
Maria A. Egorova
Maria A. Egorova

Doctor of Law

Alain Duflot
Alain Duflot

Expert and world-class law practitioner

Stephan U. Breu
Stephan U. Breu

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

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