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Практикующие юристы из более 30 стран мира

На мероприятиях Европейского Центра правового сотрудничества, которые проходят в очном и онлайн форматах, выступают специалисты с самых разных стран мира. Каждый спикер CECJ - это Профессионал, обладающий серьезным багажом знаний, которыми он готов поделиться на мероприятиях CECJ. Поддержка и активное участие спикеров на подготовительном этапе каждого мероприятия являются залогом успеха нашей компании

  • CAMARERO Hernán D

    CAMARERO Hernán D

    Argentinian attorney, partner at RCTZZ LAW FIRM in Buenos Aires

    Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Speaker of CECJ seminar in: Buenos Aires

    “I was flattered and honored to be invited to speak on trusts, foreign exchange controls and taxes under Argentine law in occasion of the trip to Buenos Aires, Argentina of a delegation of Russian attorneys of the Russian Federation Bar Association, perfectly organized by the Centre Européen de Coopération Juridique. The unique opportunity to meet and host Russian attorneys, as well as to exchange personal, cultural and professional information and experience with them was invaluable and rich in all senses, having provided me with a first-hand glance to Russian law and business culture. The CECJ, led by Ms. Ekaterina Safonova, carefully organized this trip assuring their participants an active and varied agenda, that included meetings and hearings with the Judiciary (Federal Supreme Court), members of the Congress and Executive branches, local bar associations and faculties of law, and the Russian Embassy in Buenos Aires.

  • AMBROSIO Armando

    AMBROSIO Armando

    Director Michel Abogados Law Firm

    Milan, Italy

    Speaker of CECJ seminar in: Milan

    I am grateful to have participated in such a great event. It was an excellent way to meet and learn from colleagues around the world about different law initiatives and changes. Every participant has advance knowledge on different topics, so it is a great opportunity to expand your network. The event was very well organized with very interesting conferences.

    I hope to participate again in next events.

  • DOUDKO Artem

    DOUDKO Artem

    Partner and Head of Russia and CIS Dispute Resolution Practice at Osborne Clark International Law Firm

    London, Great Britain

    Speaker of CECJ seminar in: London and Milan

    I have participated in the CECJ projects several times. The first project where I acted as a speaker took place in 2012 at the Arbitration Chamber of Milan, then I spoke to CECJ delegations in London, and in 2020, during the pandemic, I took part in a webinar organized by this company. I have always been impressed by the level of organization and content preparation which allowed us to make lectures as interesting and practically-oriented as possible for the attendees. The technical arrangements were always at the highest level, too. From the speaker’s standpoint, I always found fascinating dynamic communication with the attendees, who at the CECJ events always took an active role, asked many questions, and shared their experience. This means that they found the topics engaging and could relate to them. I believe that active liaising, professional engagement and lecturer-attendee interaction are the key to success. I am looking forward to further cooperation opportunities with CECJ.

  • Fatih UZUN

    Fatih UZUN

    Nazalı Tax & Legal Partner, Customs and Foreign Trade

    Istanbul, Turkey

    Speaker of CECJ seminar in: Istanbul

    As a practicing Turkish advisor in the field of customs and foreign trade

    I attended the CECJ seminar in Istanbul during a difficult time of pandemic along with the lockdowns. Being one of the speakers I found the event to be rather interesting, first of all, because our company is interested in entering foreign markets and attracting new clients. CECJ events provide such opportunities for both the participants and the speakers working in different areas of law. The CECJ’s approach itself is interesting, along with the aspiration to establish direct contacts between Turkish and Russian-speaking lawyers through the prism of national and international law. Anyways, it is worthwhile to appreciate that the event was organized in such a difficult period as it was. I witnessed the expression of keen interest of the participants and the willingness to discuss practical details and solutions to various problems of their clients»

  • Eli Gervits


    Attorney, Head of Israel’s largest Russian-speaking Law Office

    Tel Aviv, Israel

    Speaker of CECJ seminar in: Tel Aviv

    The practice of law is a field and a profession that requires a combination of narrow local (“country-specific”) professionalism with a broad global outlook and understanding of the undercurrents and trends of the law.

    The European Center for Legal Cooperation does exactly that: it connects professionals from different countries and helps them get out of their comfort zone while at the same time providing an opportunity to learn about the legal theories of other jurisdictions and to meet colleagues who implement those theories at the highest level.
    None of this would have been possible without the carefully selected lecturers and speakers, on the one hand, and competent, professional attendees, on the other.
    Ekaterina Safonova, who has for many years been the “engine” and the heart behind this project, has a unique ability to create an atmosphere of fruitful and not excessively formal information exchange.

    The network of contacts and the terabytes of information that flow through it, both during the seminars and the time between them, bring us closer and make the world a better place.



    Partner of Kraaijeveld Coppus Legal B.V.

    Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Participant of CECJ seminars in: «Налоговое планирование. Сравнительный анализ 20 стран»

    As always seeking for new expert knowledge practicing lawyers and accountants we attended the CECJ seminar in time of the pandemic. Since we are aiming to penetrate foreign markets it was very useful to be a part of such event for us.

    CECJ organized the event very well for both parties. For us it is a great opportunity to make the business grow and to expand the networking. CECJ is a very valuable partner of KC Legal which helps us to expand to CIS and Russian market by its initiatives and business opportunities. We are always open to new opportunities as an international law firm.

    In the nearest future it will be great to take part in such events and cooperate to use both our networks to create a mutual seminar related to doing business in the Netherlands for Russian companies and start ups. It cannot be eliminated that the event was arranged during corona crisis, which was obviously challenging. We are willing to continue cooperation and are very grateful to all high quality management provided.



    PhD, lawyer of the Czech Chamber of Lawyers, member of the European Association of Criminal Lawyers, member of the Defence Extradition Lawyers Forum - DELF, lecturer in the course “Law and Practice of Extradition”, the first European national to receive the John Humphrey Human Rights Prize (Canada).
    Candidate for the President of the Republic of Belarus in 2010

    Prague, Czech Republic

    Speaker of CECJ seminar in: Istanbul

    I learned about CECJ from my colleagues and I was glad to take part in a seminar in Istanbul in April 2021 with a lecture on the specifics of lawyers’ interaction with Interpol and extradition proceedings. The event was organized at the highest level, especially given the limitations of the ongoing pandemic. This was evident in everything: questions and discussions, the geography of the participants, the talks by other speakers. The attendees were really interested in the practical topics that we discussed, and we got many pertinent questions from the participants. It was really pleasant for me as a speaker to work with the CECJ audience in this format. I also found stimulating the speeches of colleagues from different countries.

    Such seminars are a great opportunity for international counsel and lawyers to update their professional qualifications. With the help of the European Centre for Legal Cooperation, you get access to precious information and understand the state-of-the art situation of international law.

    Notably, here you can establish truly invaluable connections with competent lawyers practicing in a given field. International CECJ events provide excellent opportunities to create a dialogue among lawyers from different countries, to exchange experience, new ideas and projects, as well as to foster rapport and mutual understanding among the most diverse representatives of the international legal community.

    I wish CECJ that the geography of your events and the number of new attendees extend and expand every year.

  • PALANT Boris

    PALANT Boris

    Partner, Palant & Lust PLLC, Buffalo School of Law, class of 1983. Member of the New York City Bar Association. “Super Laywer” award holder (Reuters).

    New York, USA

    Speaker of CECJ seminar in: New York

    Participation in such trainings is beneficial for the attendees because the knowledge and the new skills acquired during the seminar will help them identify optimal strategies for their clients, as well as pre-empt many legal team-related problems, because you will know what experts to engage in a business project or a court case. Since the U.S. – alas – is a notoriously litigious country (yet cases may be settled at the trial stage or when trial is imminent), the basic knowledge of the U.S. legal system, the principles of jurisdiction as well as judicial rules and procedures will always be substantially beneficial to lawyers who see themselves as working in the international arena. In addition, we — U.S. lawyers — find that communication with international colleagues is smoother if they understand how we think and operate within the U.S. legal space. I am confident that the investment in your own professional upgrade and education always pays off, especially if the programme is built in an exciting manner with interventions by foreign judges, prosecutors and lawyers. Exactly such content-rich and informative programmes are offered by the CECJ to international lawyers.

  • Miroslav NOSEVIC

    NOSEVIC Miroslav

    Partner | Ellex

    Vilnius, Lithuania

    Speaker of CECJ seminar in:

    As practicing attorneys from Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia, we had the honor of being speakers at CECJ seminars. We would like to thank the organizers for their excellent ideas and the meticulously organized event. We have found the opportunity to meet colleagues from different countries in this format extremely useful. Comparing various legal concepts and their different applications is integral to the practice of those lawyers who represent their clients’ interests in different jurisdictions. In conclusion, this event is also a great platform for networking that leads to productive cooperation.

  • PEROVA Natalia

    PEROVA Natalia

    FCIArb, PhD
    Barrister, Lamb Chambers

    London, Great Britain

    Speaker of CECJ seminar in: "Поиск активов и исполнение судебных решений. Сравнительный анализ 20 стран"

    CECJ organizes events at a very high level in different locations around the globe. Despite all the difficulties associated with organizing events during the pandemic, CECJ was able to organize several in-person and online events. The organization always follows a clear plan aimed at making the event most useful and informative for the attendees.

    CECJ has a unique network of contacts around the world among practicing lawyers and other experts, including many well-known names and people with solid professional expertise in their field. This extensive network of contacts contributes to careful speaker selection for each seminar, gathering the most stimulating speakers who enrich the content of the seminars with their professional expertise and hands-on examples from their practice. These aspects will be undoubtedly useful to attendees faced with similar situations in their practice.

    Among the innovative ideas of the CECJ, one can highlight the emphasis on networking, communication and discussion of the topics raised with speakers and other attendees in the format of round tables, organized both in person and online. This format facilitates better understanding of the materials and successful application of new knowledge and skills. It also fosters professional contact exchange, which can develop into future cooperation in the professional field or even joint project work in an international legal team.

    Therefore, CECJ sets the stage for new knowledge and opens up opportunities for professional growth and cooperation at the international level.



    Partner and Head of Russian Department, GvW Graf von Westphalen Law Firm, Germany

    Frankfurt, Germany

    Speaker of CECJ seminar in: Speaker of cecj seminar in: Frankfurt am Main

    I had the privilege of participating in СECJ’s legal seminars as a speaker. CECJ works closely with speakers beginning with the preparation stage, so I was able to witness their organizational process. The key to CECJ’s success is their unique ability to find and attract the most qualified and experienced professionals in each country and in each subject, being open to proposals and able to select and implement the best ones. CECJ also makes sure that all the feedback and questions from the participants are addressed. As a result, participants are able to get complete and up-to-date information on their topics of interest directly from expert practitioners in Russian. In addition, CECJ professionals are a pleasure to work with.

  • VASSILEV Todor

    VASSILEV Todor

    Морской Арбитр

    Istanbul, Turkey

    СПИКЕР СЕМИНАРОВ CECJ В: Лондоне и Стамбуле

    О программах CECJ я узнал от Королевского Института Арбитров (CIArb), который пригласил меня в качестве спикера на совместный проект CECJ и CIARb по подготовке и сдаче экзамена на русском языке на уровень Fellow, который является всемирно признаваемой аккредитацией профессиональной подготовки в области разрешения споров (прим: в CIArb 3 уровня – Associate-Member-Fellow).

    Принимая во внимание, что экзамен на степень Fellow всегда проходил исключительно на английском языке, а сама подготовка и сдача экзамена на других иностранных языках, включая русский, останавливалась на уровне Member, я был искренне удивлен тому, что удалось сделать CECJ. Впервые с 1915 года, с момента основания этой старейшей организаций, занимающейся подготовкой специалистов в области международного коммерческого арбитража, КИАРБ стал проводить курс на Fellow на каком-то другом языке кроме английского. Несомненно, за этим стоит огромная работа CECJ по согласованию проекта на разных уровнях, адаптации и переводу тысяч страниц рабочих материалов на русский язык, координация и решение многочисленных нестандартных вопросов, преодоление недопонимания и местами форс-мажорных ситуаций.

    Позже я внимательно ознакомился с международной деятельностью CECJ и географией мероприятий, в частности, касающихся международного арбитража, в которых широко представлен сравнительно-правовой анализ преимуществ разных арбитражных центров мира с непосредственным посещением этих центров, лекции с арбитрами, практические занятия, имитация арбитражных заседаний с распределением ролей, разбор гипотетических ситуаций. На мой взгляд такие программы очень полезные и нужны как для адвокатов и юристов из самых разных стран.

  • David VIADER

    VIADER David


    Barcelona, Spain

    Speaker of CECJ seminar in: Barcelona

    I first learned about CECJ programs in 2018 when I saw a Barcelona Bar Association announcement about a seminar for Russian-speaking lawyers. I speak Russian (TORFL-III) and work a lot with clients in post-Soviet countries. The event seemed very interesting, and I quickly registered as a participant. Then the organizers offered me the opportunity to speak at the next such seminar, which I gladly accepted. In my opinion, the business networking platform created by CECJ is an excellent way for Spanish lawyers, especially Russian-speaking ones, to promote themselves in international markets and post-Soviet countries in particular. It helps Spanish lawyers understand the market and evaluate the needs of foreign lawyers and their clients. It is a way for us to learn about the mentality of Russian clients, lawyers, and attorneys. Each year, the CECJ Speed Legal Networking event is a full house at the Barcelona Bar Association, so I think my opinion is shared by many Spanish colleagues who are interested in the «Russian market», which includes both Russian-speaking clients who live in Spain or the EU as well as those who live in Russia and have assets or interests in Spain or the EU. On the other hand, international lawyers who come to Barcelona to attend these seminars are able to receive helpful and undistorted information about Spain and Catalonia from Spaniards and Catalans and establish direct contacts. I can say with confidence that such events are mutually beneficial – they connect lawyers from different countries, open new opportunities, and give access to new knowledge, new markets, and new clients. I look forward to many more CECJ projects in Barcelona or elsewhere!




    Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Participant of CECJ seminars in: Buenos Aires

    The CECJ seminar in Buenos Aires were held over one business week in September 2014. I was one of speaker of this event and I can confirm that in such a short time period delegation of Russian lawyers managed to get a lot of useful information especially about Argentina commercial law. They met with the leaders and representatives — judges, lawyers, academics — of various organizations, such as the Bar of Buenos Aires, the Supreme Court of Argentina, the Superior Court of Buenos Aires, the Law Faculty of Buenos Aires University. They also organized a visit to the Presidential Palace, including the office of the President of Argentina. I was sincerely delighted with the overall professional approach and the process of organizing the entire event. And when I saw the CECJ program agenda for the next years I immediately recommended to my colleagues the upcoming seminar in St. Petersburg. Those who visited it claim with one voice that such a trip was one of the most interesting and useful in their lives. I will be very happy to host the new CECJ delegation in Buenos Aires in future. And, of course, I strongly recommend to representatives of different countries of Latin America to participate in such events, because it is the key to international numerous business contacts and to advanced knowledge of international rules and procedures and various international organizations