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The Fourth International Legal Forum “Modern Problems of Law and Economics in Europe and Asia” will be held online. The event will bring together participants from more than __ countries.

Important information:

➢ Date: September 11-16, 2021

September 11, 2021:

12:00-14:00: Arrival of forum participants;

16.00-18.30: Excursion program;

19.30-21.30: Welcome Dinner.

September 12, 2021:

11:00-15:00: Opening of the I International fest “Legal Science and International Cooperation”;

16.00-17.30: Annual Congress of the International Alliance of Jurists and Economists (For Association’s members);

16.00-18.30 Excursion program.

September 13 2021:

10:00-13:00: Plenary session;

13.00-14.30: Break;

14:30-18:30: Panel discussions.

September 14 2021:

10:00-15:00: Panel discussions;

15.00-16.00: Break;

16.00-18.30: Excursion program.

September 15 2021:

10:00-14:00: Panel discussions;

14.00-15.00: Break;

15.00-16.30: Closing of the I International fest “Legal Science and International Cooperation”;

16.30-17.30: Closing and summarizing the Forum;

00-21.30. Dinner

September 16 2021:

12:00: Departure of forum participants.

➢ Place: Cannes, France.

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Fourth International Legal Forum “Modern Problems of Law and Economics of Europe and Asia” September, 11-16, 2021

The legal forum “Modern Problems of Law and Economics of Europe and Asia” was organized for the first time in 2018. For the fourth time Forum will be the main legal event bringing together experts in the field of law and economics. Based on the results of the forum, methodological and practical recommendations and proposals for improving the world legislation will be prepared on the main areas of the panel discussions.

FORUM EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Forum President:

Maria Egorova, Head of the International Cooperation Department of the Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSAL), Doctor of Law, Professor, Member of the Executive Committee of the Moscow branch of Association of Lawyers of Russia, Editor-in-Chief of the journal “Law and Digital Economy” of the Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSAL), Member of the International Committee for the Digital Economy, Professor Emeritus of Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi University (Miami, USA), Professor Emeritus of Logos University (Miami, USA),.

Alain Duflot, expert and world-class law practitioner, Lawyer, Founder of Duflot&Partners legal practice, Professor at Jean Moulin Lyon III University (Lyon, France).

Stephan U. Breu, Secretary General of the Swiss Centre for International Humanitarian Law (Zurich, Switzerland), Honorary Professor, Doctor of Business Administration (DBA).

The Organizers:

International Alliance of Jurists and Economists (France, Lyon)

Kutafin Moscow State Law University (Moscow, Russia)

Swiss Centre for International Humanitarian Law (Zurich, Switzerland)

University of Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi (Miami, USA)

General Partners:

Grand Hotel (Cannes, France)

Partners:

  • The European Institute of Political, Economic and Social Studies (EURISPES)
  • Association of lawyers of Russia (Moscow branch)
  • Russian Asian Legal Association (RALA)
  • Association of Russian diplomats
  • Duflot & Partners law firm (Lyon, France)
  • Antitrust Advisory law firm (Moscow, Russia)
  • Effective business resources (“EBR”) (Moscow, Russia)

The forum program includes the opening and closing ceremony, plenary session, 13 discussions in the round tables format as well as the ceremony of presenting the Certificates. The forum will be attended by leading experts from France, Germany, Russia, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Poland, Slovakia, China and India.

Main topics of panel discussions:

  • Modern problems of the international law and economy;
  • Modern problems of the international humanitarian law;
  • Modern problems and development prospects of the digital economy;
  • Modern problems of the competition law;
  • Modern problems of the convergence of law and economy;
  • Modern problems of the law and business;
  • Modern problems of the intellectual property law;
  • Modern problems of the energy and environmental law;

Registration deadline: July 15, 2021

FORUM PROGRAMME

Topic of the Forum: “Science and International Cooperation in the Context of Legal Integration”.

September 13, 2021

Plenary session

“Legal Problems of Ensuring Economic Stability in the Context of Global Digitization and Legal Integration”

The modern global world is unstable, but the rule of law and economic stability are essential for the sustainable development of countries and international relations. Digitization has spread to all spheres of economy and society. Legislative activity and judicial practice are implemented with digital technologies. Global digitization as a challenge to law and economics from a perspective of discussion and development of new instruments based on the harmonization of law and economics which could create not barriers but a regulatory environment for sustained economic growth and stability.

Moderators: Viktor Blazheev, Maria Egorova

Time: 10.00.-13.00.

Welcoming addresses by the Forum organizers

(10 minutes)

Viktor Blazheev, Rector of the Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSAL), Chairman of the Russian Association of Lawyers, Honored Lawyer of the Russian Federation.

Maria Egorova, Head of the International Cooperation Department of the Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSAL), Doctor of Law, Professor, Member of the Executive Committee of the Moscow branch of Association of Lawyers of Russia, Editor-in-Chief of the journal “Law and Digital Economy” of the Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSAL), Member of the International Committee for the Digital Economy, Professor Emeritus of Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi University (Miami, USA), Professor Emeritus of Logos University (Miami, USA),.

Alain Duflot, expert and world-class law practitioner, Lawyer, Founder of Duflot&Partners legal practice, Professor at Jean Moulin Lyon III University (Lyon, France).

Stephan U. Breu, Secretary General of the Swiss Centre for International Humanitarian Law (Zurich, Switzerland), Honorary Professor, Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) .

Topics for discussion:

  1. The main priorities of the state legal policy in the face of new social and economic challenges;
  2. The rule of law in the context of sustainable development, new technologies and international relations;
  3. Digital technologies in legislative activity;
  4. Features of legal constraints impeding the development of the digital economy;
  5. Modern models of legal regulation of global climate change in the digital technologies development.

Break: 13.00-14.30

Panel discussion 1.

“Modern Problems of Legal Regulation in the Context of Eurasian Integration”

In the panel discussion, participants will discuss the legal nature of Eurasian integration processes in the context of changes in international law, intergovernmental relations in the area of financial, economic and commercial regulation of the single market as well as improvements in the legislation of the members of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEA).

Time: 14.30-16.30.

Topics for discussion:

  1. Eurasian integration and modern international law;
  2. New vectors for the legal regulation of public relations in the context of Eurasian integration;
  3. Integration offences and the unification of the criminal legislation of the EurAsEC countries;
  4. Legal issues in financial and economic regulation within the Eurasian Economic Union;
  5. Problems of legal regulation of currency integration within EurAsEC;
  6. Dispute settlement at WTO.

Panel discussion 2

“The new Intellectual Property Market: Challenges and Solutions”

In an innovative economy the intellectual property ecosystem becomes a key element and a catalyst for growth. The role of patent offices is changing: their functionality is no longer limited to registration procedures but also includes commercialization and rights management - they cover all stages of life cycle of the result of intellectual activity.

Time: 14.30-16.30

Topics for discussion:

  1. Regulatory environment for the new IP market;
  2. Mechanisms to support commercialization of results of intellectual activity;
  3. Incentives for authors, patent activity and intellectual property benefits;
  4. Patent analyst opportunities for marketing strategy.

Panel discussion 3.

“Current Challenges of Legislative Development in India and China in the Context of Globalization and Digitization”

India and China are rapidly digitizing their economies. The experience of countries in the field of regulation of digital transformation, legislation in the sphere of digital rights is of scientific and practical interest. The globalization of the Indian and Chinese economies is not synchronous, and their geopolitical strategies are also contradictory.

Time: 14.30-16.30

Topics for discussion:

  1. China’s legal diplomacy program and its geopolitical implications;
  2. Legal regulation of the Indian and Chinese information space in the light of digitization and globalization;
  3. Approaches to the development of legal instruments and legislative initiatives in China and India on digital infrastructure and artificial intelligence technologies.
  4. Digital China’s dominance: global problem or globalization problem?

Panel discussion 4.

“Current problems of improvement of Russian and French legislation in the context of legal integration”

The diplomatic relations of Russia and France have a long history and established traditions. At the present time, political and legal dialogue is taking place in difficult circumstances but the problems of jurisdiction are very similar, including the commonality of the Russian and French legal models. The panel discussion will cover factors and conditions for the development of branches of law in France and Russia, and in general trends in legal science, harmonization of legislation in the field of digital rights and information technologies, selected civil issues, commercial, criminal.

Time: 16.30 -18.30

Topics for discussion:

  1. Integrative foundations in the development of the legal science of Russia and France;
  2. Integration of Russian and French legislation in the context of globalization;
  3. Diplomatic relations between Russia and France as a basis for effective legal integration;
  4. Comparative analysis of the development of digital law in France and Russia;
  5. Comparative aspects of Russian and French criminal law;
  6. International legal cooperation in civil and commercial matters.

September 14, 2021

Panel discussion 5.

“Modern Problems of the Development of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure in the Context of Legal Integration”

Integration processes affect the transformation of criminal law while the importance of the national criminal law remains high. Globalization and integration demonstrated the expansion of national borders, legal integration and intercountry interaction in criminal law. The participants will discuss the basis and conditions for the implementation of a special procedure for judicial proceedings, current problems of prosecutorial activity and international legal cooperation in criminal proceedings. Among the new issues are liability for the crimes with the use of electronic payment systems and virtual traces in the detection of crimes.

Time: 10.00-12.00

Topics for discussion:

  1. The integrative role of criminal law;
  2. International legal cooperation in a criminal proceeding;
  3. Improvement of the methodology for detecting crimes in the context of the digitization of social relations;
  4. Procuratorial supervision of the implementation of the law in the digital economy;
  5. International experience and Russian practice in the transformation of procuratorial bodies.

Panel discussion 6.

“Problems of Legal Regulation in the Field of Information Security in the Context of the Development of the Digital Economy”

Ensuring the information security of the state, society and business is a priority direction for legal regulation in the context of globalization. The triad of public relations in the field of information security also gives rise to a series of issues to be discussed. The panel discussion will be devoted to international cooperation in combating criminal money-laundering and countering the financing of terrorism, as well as the legal regulation of digital governance, digital economy and personal data protection.

Time: 10.00-12.00

Topics for discussion:

  1. International challenges on anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism - KYC and AML systems;
  2. Digitalization of the authorities, e-government and digital profile of the citizen;
  3. Russian and foreign experience of transformation of personal data protection legislation in the digital era;
  4. Problems of digital market power and its role for financial services in digital development.

Panel discussion 7.

“Modern Problems in the Development of Banking Law in the Context of Legal Integration”

Nowadays the banking system is dynamic. The introduction of financial technologies, innovations in financial markets, their globalization and the blurring of borders form important prerequisites for the improvement of banking legislation and convergence in banking law. The nature of the credit institution is changing, which makes the discussion of private law matters relevant. The coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated the problem of bank dismantling, fraud and, in this context, the prevention of banking offences should be discussed.

Time: 10.00-12.00

Topics for discussion:

  1. Legal integration and harmonization of Banking law;
  2. World experience in the development of Banking law in the digital economy;
  3. Trends in Public law regulation of Banking in Russia and abroad;
  4. Problems of Private Banking law and regulation of banking-client relations;
  5. Troubled Banks Law, Liquidation and Reorganization.

Break: 12.00-12.30

Panel discussion 8.

“Modern Problems of Comparative Law in the XXI Century”

In the panel discussion, participants will observe current theoretical, methodological and applied issues of comparative law. Comparativeness has a considerable arsenal of instruments and methods for studying modern legal systems, not least the development of comparative legal thinking. The normative integration of States is taking place against the backdrop of changing legal practices in the new digital environment, which calls for active discussion

Time: 12.30-15.00

Topics for discussion:

  1. Development of legal systems in the modern world;
  2. Doctrinal problems of comparative law.
  3. Transformation of foreign legal doctrines and practice in the information society.
  4. Development of comparative legal thinking and methodology.
  5. Historical evolutionary trends and global new changes: synchronization in comparative law of the ХXI century.

Panel discussion 9.

“Protection of Civil Rights and Freedoms, Improvement of National Judicial Systems in the Context of Legal Integration”

An effective system of state protection of civil rights and freedoms is a necessary attribute of a civilized society. Participants of the panel discussion will review the constitutional and legal framework for the protection of human rights and freedoms, international standards and international practice in ensuring human rights under conditions of legal integration, and the legal status of individuals and citizens in the system of State sovereignty. The panel discussion will focus on the issues of inclusive justice and the improvement of the national judicial systems of European countries, Asia and Russia.

Time: 12.30-15.00

Topics for discussion:

  1. Implementation of international standards for the protection of civil rights and freedoms;
  2. Balance of national interests and constitutional changes in the protection of the rights and freedoms of citizens in modern Russia;
  3. Harmonization of the principles of legal integration and state sovereignty in the development of justice institutions;
  4. Experience of Integrative Justice within the European Union;
  5. Problems of establishing of EurAsEC judicial system;
  6. Development and improvement of the Russian judicial system under conditions of legal integration.

Break: 15.00-16.00

Excursion program: 16.00-18.30

September 15, 2021

Panel discussion 10.

“Modern forms of development of integration of European legislation”

The discussion will include a consideration of legal integration in the European Union, the improvement of European law, the problem of contradiction and mutual influence of the national legal systems of the EU Member States and the formation of a separate EU legal system. Lawyers and economists will examine the European bankruptcy law and procedural issues of cross-border bankruptcy in the face of global challenges.

Time: 10.30-12.30

Topics for discussion:

  1. National legal integration in the European Union;
  2. Problems of development of autonomous EU legal system;
  3. Prospects for creation of European Prosecution Office;
  4. Cross-border bankruptcy law: EU practice in the context of global challenges and pandemic;
  5. Problems of harmonization of European and Russian legislation.

Panel discussion 11.

“Legal Integration in Financial and Corporate Law “

Financial and corporate law is undergoing significant changes. The particular relevance of these branches of law stems from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The timing and conduct of meetings, disclosure, reporting and internal audit have changed. The role of financial law has been strengthened, and digital financial assets have been defined by law. Many countries are actively discussing the introduction of national digital currencies (Digital Currencies of Central Banks), including Russia. The identified aspects and problems will be discussed in a panel discussion in the context of legal integration, Russian and foreign experience in the development of financial and corporate legislation.

Topics for discussion:

  1. Legal regulation of national digital currencies;
  2. European Experience in Company Law and Corporate Regulation;
  3. Impact of the globalization of the world economy on international financial law and the development of financial markets;
  4. Digital financial assets;
  5. International integration in the protection of intellectual property rights.

Break: 10.00-12.00

Panel discussion 12.

“Modern Aspects of Civil Procedure”

The event will include a discussion of the current problems of civil procedure in various countries. The starting point for an accurate discussion will be the sources of civil procedural law, the role of doctrine and jurisprudence in the regulation of procedural relations. In foreign countries, the most sought-after method of dispute settlement is mediation. In general, ADR methods are widely used, with positive experiences in many countries around the world, and interesting from a restorative justice perspective. The panel discussion will discuss features and challenges of simplified production, as well as new collective (group) claims for the civil process.

Moderators:

Time: 10.00-12.00

Topics for discussion:

  1. Sources of Civil Procedure Law;
  2. Summary Proceedings;
  3. Collective (group) claims/ Class actions
  4. The influence of ADR (alternative dispute resolution) methods on the legal regulation of civil procedure;

Panel discussion 13.

“Current Challenges in Improving of Italian and Spanish Legislation in the Context of Legal Integration”

Russia, Italy and Spain cooperate fruitfully in the legal sphere and have a rich legacy of mutual legal assistance. The legal systems of Italy and Spain are among the oldest in the world and are interesting in comparing of constitutional and legal doctrines. Panelists will consider current legislative developments in Italy and Spain and present experience in the regulation of financial and economic relations, investment and trade.

Time: 12.00-14.00

Topics for discussion:

  1. International legal cooperation between the Russia, Italy and Spain in the context of the internationalization of law and legislation;
  2. Constitutional law doctrines of Italy and Spain;
  3. Current problems in the development of the legal science in Italy and Spain;
  4. Impact of socio-economic challenges on the improvement of Italian and Spanish legislation;
  5. Legal integration of Italy and Spain within the European Union;
  6. Legal regulation of Russian-Spanish and Russian-Italian economic relations.

Panel discussion 14.

“Current Problems of Business Environmental Safety in the Context of Legal Integration”

Environmental Business Safety is a relatively new area of legal regulation. Sustainable development is a global trend and, with legal integration, the protection of environmental rights takes on an international legal dimension. A great deal of experience has been gained in the development of environmental legislation in the EU, the OECD, which needs to be studied and adapted to Russian legislative conditions.

Time: 12.00-14.00

Topics for discussion:

  1. Global, national and integrative aspects of the legal regulation of environmental safety;
  2. Current trends in international environmental law;
  3. Administrative and judicial protection of environmental rights as a global trend towards achieving sustainable development goals;
  4. Liability in international environmental law and prevention of transboundary damage to the environment;
  5. Trends in environmental legislation in OECD countries.

14:00-15:00: Break

15.00-16.30: Closing of the I International fest “Legal Science and International Cooperation”

16.30-17.30 Ceremony of closing and summarizing the Forum

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Alain Duflot
Alain Duflot

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Stephan U. Breu
Stephan U. Breu

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

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