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УЧАСТНИКИ И СПИКЕРЫ МЕРОПРИЯТИЙ CECJ ИЗ 30 СТРАН МИРА

В данном разделе мы собрали отзывы и мнения участников и спикеров о самых разных мероприятиях CECJ в разных городах и странах за последние 10 лет

Fatih
UZUN

Fatih UZUN Fatih UZUN

UZUN Fatih

Nazalı Tax & Legal Partner, Customs and Foreign Trade

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"

SHIBAROVA
Natalia

SHIBAROVA Natalia SHIBAROVA Natalia

Natalia SHIBAROVA

Anti-doping expert, leading specialist of the Department of National Teams, Science and Personnel Training of the Russian Tennis Federation

As a participant, I attended two CECJ seminars on sports law and anti-doping regulation in 2016 and 2017. The first event took place in Geneva, and the second – in Strasburg. The programme of the Geneva event covered general aspects of anti-doping rules, WADA governance and review of specific legal practices in volleyball, football and basketball. The seminar in Strasburg was dedicated to practical aspects of anti-doping regulation, use of legal instruments to defend athletes’ rights in international legal institutions. The program of the latter event focused on the overview of ADRV cases, principles of adjudications, legal proceedings in CAS, Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland, European Court of Human Rights, etc. The attendees were provided with valuable information on both theoretical aspects and practical implementation of anti-doping rules, ADRV proceedings. The format of the event also included questions and answers sections, which helped us to broaden the knowledge and sharpen the skills, share views and ideas. The lectures were given by international WADA experts, representatives of CAS management, CAS arbitrators and ECHR jurors, legal counsel of international sports federations. Such an impressive speaker team contributed to the highest level of the event and enabled the participants to receive first-hand trustworthy information about anti-doping rules and practices, proceedings, as well as about legal aspects of other sports-related matters. I would like to praise high professionalism of the CECJ team whose flawless work, dedication and commitment made the events not only possible but also successful. The CECJ seminars helped me to become a better professional and raise my own competence level, extend professional and social networking, and successfully apply newly acquired knowledge and skills to my work. Such events focused on sports law and anti-doping regulation might be of interest to anti-doping specialists, lawyers specializing in sports law and management of sports organizations. I would like to express my hope that soon it will become possible to organize again such events and these trainings will resume, and I myself will certainly take part in them as soon as it becomes possible.

PALANT
Boris

PALANT Boris PALANT Boris

Boris PALANT

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

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.

CAMPIDOGLIO
Darío

CAMPIDOGLIO Darío CAMPIDOGLIO Darío

Darío CAMPIDOGLIO

Lawyer

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

KHODAKOV
Alexander

KHODAKOV Alexander KHODAKOV Alexander

Alexander KHODAKOV

Special Adviser to the Secretary of the International Criminal Court for Foreign Relations and Cooperation (2011-2015), Director of the Special Projects Department, later Secretary of the Governing Bodies, Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (2004-2011), Ambassador of Russia to the Netherlands (1998-2003)

Trainings organized by the CECJ in The Hague are of great interest to legal practitioners. They allow you to learn - and not in a superficial but in a rather detailed way - about operation of international legal institutions, their procedures and judicial decision-making process, and, finally to find out about the latest case-law. It is encouraging that the programme is not limited to such well-known institutions as the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, but also includes lesser-known but very interesting organizations, such as the Hague Conference on Private International Law. Many issues included in the programme are stimulating from the practical standpoint, such as tackling child abduction, matters of parental responsibility, etc. Finally, the programme also featured a visit to the International Criminal Court, the operation of which is not sufficiently well-known among many lawyers. Summarising, I can say that such educational programmes significantly broaden the mental horizons of participants.

CAVALLARO
Giuzeppe

CAVALLARO Giuzeppe CAVALLARO Giuzeppe

Giuzeppe CAVALLARO

Avvocato del Foro di Roma

CECJ is a body that organizes various training events for lawyers from different countries of the world. I have an excellent experience of cooperation with CECJ in the context of events organized in Moscow, St. Petersburg, New York and Rome in the period from 2016 to 2019. These events have been planned with seriousness and commitment. Each event is thoroughly studied and prepared, and no detail is left to chance. In particular, I would like to focus on the excellent networking opportunities with colleagues. The CECJ Speed Legal Networking has a clear time regulation, and every attendee – this is very convenient – is provided with a printed directory containing professional profiles of the participants. Every minute of networking counts and I have to say that the benefits are substantial. In my law firm I work a lot with international clients, which makes it possible for me to say with confidence that CECJ events are a unique platform to start collaborations abroad bypassing professional associations in full independence. After every CECJ event I always want to repeat it, also for all the business opportunities that it creates.

KOVLER
Anatoliy

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Anatoliy KOVLER

Former Judge of the European Court of Human Rights elected in respect of the Russian Federation (1999-2012), Doctor of Law, Professor, Honoured Lawyer of the Russian Federation, Member of the Presidium of the Human Rights Council under the President of the Russian Federation

As a judge of the European Court of Human Rights (1999-2012), I have repeatedly participated in seminars organized by the European Center for Legal Cooperation. The seminars cover both general problems of interpretation of the European Convention on Human Rights and practical issues of applying to the European Court. The programme attendees receive a comprehensive understanding of the implementation of the Convention at the national level and the functioning of the European system for the protection of human rights and freedoms in general. The level of organization of the seminars is the highest: the programme takes into account the profiles of the attendees, and the schedule is punctually abided by and observed. The fact that the seminars have been going on for several years, and their geography and the number of attendees are always expanding, speaks of the undoubted practical benefits of this form of “inclusive learning”.

DE SALVIA
Michel

DE SALVIA Michel DE SALVIA Michel

Michel DE SALVIA

Registrar of the European Court of Human Rights (1998-2001), Vice-President of the International Institute for Human Rights

The European Center for Legal Cooperation has entered the rank of organizations that, with great sagacity and alacrity, are engaged in the professional training and retraining of lawyers attentive to the issue of fundamental rights in Europe. CECJ began its activity with training programmes for Russian legal professionals. Numerous programmes, seminars and events of the CECJ, especially for representatives of the judiciary and the legal profession, are proof of many years of experience and testify to the efficiency and high professionalism achieved in the organization of such trainings. One can only wish that the experience gained in this area be applied as widely as possible to conduct training seminars for lawyers and advocates from other legal systems around the world.

ZALOMIY
Olga

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Olga ZALOMIY

Лос-Анджелес, США

Law Offices of Olga Zalomiy, PC

Спикер проектов CECJ в Лос-Анджелесе и Нью-Йорке

Проекты CECJ привлекли мое внимание еще в 2013 году, когда проводился первый семинар этой компании в Лос-Анджелесе. Организация юридических мероприятий, особенно в США, - область довольно специфическая. Как правило, такие мероприятия проводятся среди членов одной ассоциации, национальной или международной, или внутри одной палаты на региональном или общенациональном уровне. Формат CECJ привлек мое внимание тем, что он совершенно не ложился в привычные для понимания юриста рамки и стандарты взаимодействия спикеров и участников из разных стран. Все, что связано непосредственно с организацией - идея, формат, подготовка и само проведение мероприятия – было на высшем уровне. Считаю, что у Екатерины Сафоновой (руководителя CECJ) есть организаторский талант, который я бы назвала умением «выращивать деревья на камнях». И я искренне рада, что Екатерина применяет его именно в области международного правового сотрудничества. Ее смелые новаторские идеи реализованные СECJ по всему миру (я лично знаю многих коллег, которые работают с этой компанией в Аргентине, СШA, Европе и РФ), создали целое направление – новую международную платформу для нетворкинга, обмена передовым опытом и получения знаний из первоисточников. В CECJ смогли сделать практические невозможное - завоевать доверие тысяч юристов по всему миру. Это реально огромный труд и очень достойный результат. Я всегда искренне рада принимать участие в новых проектах CECJ, как в Лос-Анджелесе, так и в других городах по всему миру.

MICHEL
Amrosio

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Amrosio MICHEL

Партнер адвокатской компании MICHEL ABOGADOS

Участник проектов CECJ в Москве и Санкт-Петербурге

Я благодарен за участие в таком прекрасном мероприятии. Это была отличная возможность встретиться и узнать от коллег со всего мира о зарубежном праве, недавних изменениях и общих мировых тенденциях. Каждый участник владеет уникальными знаниями в разных областях права, и это позволяет каждому адвокату расширять сеть своих деловых контактов с коллегами из разных стран и по разным специализациям. Мероприятие было очень хорошо организовано. Презентации были интересными. Надеюсь, что смогу принять участие и в следующих мероприятиях CECJ.

CAMARERO
Hernán D

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Hernán D CAMARERO

Argentinian attorney, partner at RCTZZ LAW FIRM 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.

GUERRA
Federico

GUERRA Federico GUERRA Federico

Federico GUERRA

Lawyer

The European Center for Legal Cooperation (CECJ) has become an integral part of the legal training arena for lawyers from all over the world and the “platform” where it is possible to exchange national and international professional experiences with colleagues. This continuous exchange of information and experiences between colleagues from different countries (both EU and non-EU) is an essential element for those who, like me, look abroad both to expand their clientele and to strengthen professional exchanges with colleagues having different cultural backgrounds. In a world where cross-border cases are increasingly frequent, the CECJ provides the most valid and current answers to many problems that this intense legal traffic constantly poses to the legal practitioners. Even those who work mostly in the national sphere alone can benefit from the courses and seminars offered by the CECJ, considering the ever-increasing ‘intrusiveness’ of international law within national systems.

MIKHALEVICH
Ales

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Ales MIKHALEVICH

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

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.

ISKAKOVA
Rosa

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Rosa ISKAKOVA

Senior Legal Advisor, N Blok B.V. in Kazakhstan, member of the Nur-Sultan Bar Association

I am happy to share my impressions of the CECJ seminar in Milan. Italy is one of the countries within my professional purview. Before the trip I sent the organizers a number of questions on the topics I was interested in so the speakers could cover them in their presentations. Such level of feedback was very nice. The classes were held in a conference room of law offices located a minute's walk from Milan's Duomo Cathedral. The presentations were very informative, and the high professional level of the speakers was apparent. I would like to thank the organizers for all their work – it was an excellent forum for sharing practices and networking. It was great to have interpretation from Italian. Having all the presentations and materials at hand was also extremely convenient. Among the highlights was a visit to the Lombardy Court of Appeals as well as meetings with the Vice-President of the Court and with representatives of the Milan Bar Association. At the end of the program, CECJ held a Speed Legal Networking event with Italian lawyers where I was introduced to some new aspects of harmonization of law. Of particular interest to me were the after-class discussions and the exchange of opinions with other participants. I will always remember the warmth and tremendous hospitality of our Milan colleagues. The interaction between lawyers and legal practicioners from other countries provides a unique opportunity for mutual enrichment and improvement. I have no doubt that everyone who attended the event gained invaluable experience, ideas, and contacts. I learned a lot of interesting things about the Italian judicial system, had my questions answered, and acquired new business contacts. I also had a wonderful time in Italy with my colleagues from different countries and cities.

DOUDKO
Artem

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Artem DOUDKO

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

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.

PYLYPIUK
Ivanna

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Ivanna PYLYPIUK

Управляющий партнер международной консалтинговой группы «International Consulting Group», основатель украинских компаний «ICG-seminar», “ICG-Lawyers”(Kyiv), партнер Parus Management Consultancies LLC (Dubai)

Участник проектов CECJ в Майами, Дубае, Стамбуле

Работая в отрасли международного налогового планирования более 10 лет, я понимаю, что бизнес-среда постоянно пребывает в зоне повышенной турбулентности. Оставаться на плаву можно исключительно тогда, когда ты крепко держишь руку на пульсе событий. Очень важно самообразование - постоянно учиться, обмениваться опытом с коллегами из разных стран. Я неоднократно принимала участие в семинарах CECJ в Майами, Дубае и Стамбуле. В период пандемии меня привлек онлайн-семинар по налоговому планированию и сравнительно-правовой анализ сразу по 20(!) разным юрисдикциям. Такой формат оказался очень удобным, потому как позволял учиться в свободное после работы время, а также давал возможность в прямом эфире общаться с коллегами из разных стран. Многих спикеров я знала лично ранее, и понимала, что у них есть чему поучиться, им есть что рассказать, так как у них многолетний практический опыт работы в сфере международного налогообложения. Каждый из них высококвалифицированный специалист по налогам в своей стране. И что очень важно – все четко, сжато и по делу. В чате можно было также задавать вопросы письменно и быстро получать на них ответы. Мне понравился цикл онлайн-семинаров по международному налоговому планированию. Я и мои коллеги с удовольствием будем рекомендовать и сами участвовать в новых программах CECJ!

NOSEVIC
Miroslav

Miroslav NOSEVIC Miroslav NOSEVIC

Miroslav NOSEVIC

Partner | Ellex

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.

KHUDYAKOV
Denis

KHUDYAKOV Denis KHUDYAKOV Denis

Denis KHUDYAKOV

Участник проектов CECJ в Стамбуле, Москве и в онлайн-семинаре «Поиск активов и исполнение судебных решений. Сравнительный анализ 20 стран»

When the pandemic started in 2020, many of us lost the opportunity to travel internationally. But work didn’t stop and my interest in professional development and cooperation with lawyers from other countries only increased. I was happy to take part in a CECJ online seminar on asset search and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards. It was not just a webinar on a given topic, but a whole series of online seminars that included comparative legal analysis of 20 countries and presentations by local practitioners. With the widest geographic reach and jurisdictions that are of the most interest to Russian business, the seminar helped me learn a lot about how and in which countries you can get information on your own, how to work with open sources, as well as with local lawyers and detectives. I learned about trends and recent changes in the legislation of various countries, such as what you have to be particular careful about and what procedures you can fast-track. Some speakers worked in pairs, with one of them presenting and the other answering questions in the chat room. It was a great way to cover many specific questions from participants without wasting time or making the speaker digress too much. During the entire 30-hours of online seminars we were presented with a lot of useful information that can give us, as lawyers, a competitive edge. For me, that’s the value of CECJ seminars. Of course, attending such events in person is an entirely different experience. But the online format offered during the pandemic was so interesting that I'm absolutely convinced that certain parts or elements of the format should be used at future live events. I look forward to hearing about new CECJ projects!

AMBROSIO
Armando

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Armando AMBROSIO

Director Michel Abogados Law Firm

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.

ZHOU
Guangjun

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Guangjun ZHOU

Managing Partner
Xin Da Li Law Firm

In January 2015, I took part in a CECJ program on international commercial arbitration in cooperation with HKIAC. This was part of the CECJ's multi-state program on comparative legal analysis of various arbitration centers around the world that included a joint CECJ and CIArb course to receive FCIArb status. Later, I learned about CECJ seminars on Chinese law for foreign businesses in Beijing and Shanghai. The format, where Chinese lawyers speak to their foreign counterparts whose clients are interested in the Chinese market, is extremely effective. I enjoyed speaking to an audience whose business interests aligned with my legal specialization. CECJ events are not just mere presentations, as elements of professional networking are woven into them very organically. In China and Hong Kong, Russian lawyers met with their Chinese colleagues in private practice, representatives of international law firms, and members of the Shanghai, Beijing, and Hong Kong Bar Associations. It is great that now not only Russian lawyers, but lawyers from all over the world can participate in CECJ programs. I am also pleased to learn that there are plans to hold events for foreign professionals in China. We have a lot of common issues and points of contact with international lawyers, and such projects help promote mutually beneficial cooperation. I wish you success and look forward to participating in upcoming CECJ programs.

Dr CHOWDHURY
Khaled H

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Khaled H Dr CHOWDHURY

DR. CHOWDHURY Khaled Hamid
MA, LLB, LLM
Barrister, FCIArb

It has been a pleasure for me, coming from Bangladesh, to be a part of this esteemed CECJ network which connected me to colleagues world wide. The events that I was part of were innovative, visionary and interesting. My trip to Moscow and St Petersbourg in 2016 was an eye opener. We connected with the lawyers in Russia and also among ourselves - the visitors. It was a real time speed networking knowing a sharing about practice, diversity, culture and so forth. The train travel from Moscow and St Petersbourg was exciting as the UEFA Cup football was also on - lots a applause, cheers and in some cases disappointments ! The trip to New York to meet the Bar there was an excellent opportunity created by CECJ. I have been benefited professionally in the aftermath of this trip. I was also privileged to visit Strasbourg - spending a few quality days watching the proceedings of the ECtHR. We were made to feel special. The city is scenic and unique, to add. Another plus for all these events is the quality materials being prepared containing information which even in the electronic era, still has its charm. Hope we do more of this once the Covid --19 crisis is over. All the best for the CECJ.

Francesco
BUFFA

Francesco BUFFA Francesco BUFFA

BUFFA Francesco

UN Dispute Tribunal half-time judge; Justice of the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation on secondment to the European Court of Human Rights; lecturer at the Sapienza University of Rome, author of multiple legal publications

I first learnt about the trainings and events organized by Ekaterina Safonova in 2012, when as a lawyer serving at the ECtHR I was part of the Italian delegation visiting the bilateral conference at the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation in St. Petersburg, together with such eminent lawyers as the First President and senior justices of the Italian Court of Cassation, justices of the Italian Constitutional Court, the President of the Court of Appeal of Rome, councillors of the National Bar Council, as well as officials and lawyers of the ECtHR. The Conference “Implementation of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms in National Judicial Systems: Experience of Italy and Russia” was, in fact, organized by Ekaterina Safonova’s team. The conference offered presentations by 20 speakers, including the President of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation Zorkin, and had over 100 attendees from the legal community of St. Petersburg. The linguistic barriers were successfully overcome thanks to the skill of simultaneous interpreters. I cherish memories of the flawless organization of both the conference and our stay in general. We also appreciated the care with the which the organizers planned our stay including trips and excursions to discover the magnificent city of St. Petersburg. The conference was a part of a series of bi- and trilateral meetings organized by CECJ in France, Italy and Russia, in which I took part as a speaker. It actually was included in the official programme of events dedicated to cooperation between our countries. Since 2012 onwards I have participated several times as a speaker in the numerous trainings and events of the CECJ, organized for Italian lawyers at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg and in Rome at the Court of Cassation. I find that the CECJ trainings are really useful for all legal practitioners who want to deepen their knowledge of international law and learn about the application of the European Convention on Human Rights. The multiparty dialogue and involvement of international experts promotes the value of knowledge and fosters direct cooperation, at the same time allowing the attendees to establish useful professional contacts.

DULSKIY
Oleksandr

DULSKIY Oleksandr DULSKIY Oleksandr

Oleksandr DULSKIY

Lawyer, PhD

At first, I was hesitant about flying to Istanbul amid all the COVID restrictions. But as a frequent attendee of CECJ events I knew how well organized and responsible they were. After receiving satisfactory answers to all my questions, I made the decision to go, and I am very happy I did. During these three days I had the pleasure of networking with colleagues from Spain, Turkey, Italy, Russia, Latvia, France, Georgia, and the UK. I learned a lot and experienced new interactive features, which CECJ used for the first time at one of its events. These included Zoom simultaneous translation with the ability to select a preferred language without any special equipment, using only your cell phone and headphones. Most of the participants also liked that all the events were held at the hotel, as it allowed saving a lot of time and not having to think about booking a restaurant or not making it to the next lecture from lunch. Everything was organized in such a way that participants could take advantage of every minute to work and learn. Speaking about such projects in general, I would like to note that as a lawyer I am always extremely interested in the experience of my foreign colleagues in the field of human rights, search and seizure of assets, extradition, and the enforcement of foreign judgements and arbitral awards. In Kyiv, my partners and I handle a lot of such cases. And thanks to the CECJ seminars, we are able to establish connections that help us deal with our clients’ most complex issues all over the world.

TSARDELLIS
Nicolas

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Nicolas TSARDELLIS

Partner/Lawyer at Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

I had the opportunity to attend the events in Moscow and St Petersburg in 2016, during which I was impressed by how extremely well prepared the events were in terms of accommodation, transportation and organization as well as by the excellent condition of the venues. The events that took place were also extremely successful in terms of gathering a large number of lawyers from Russia and abroad from various legal backgrounds. The way the events took place also gave me the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with all the participants enabling me to make new friends and establish key contacts from various jurisdictions, including Russia, Italy, Romania, Germany, Spain and Mexico. The contacts I have made in the events proved to be of paramount importance, especially whenever I had to deal with legal issues, substantive or procedural, on foreign law. In addition to the networking opportunities and the productive exchange of ideas, we also had the opportunity to spend time with the rest of the participants and enjoy Moscow and St Petersburg. Overall, I am really glad that I was given the opportunity to participate in this event and I fully recommend it to anyone interested in the future.

DUTOV
Dmitry

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Dmitry DUTOV

Attorney, Member of the Moscow City Bar Association.

I am pleased to share my impressions of attending the CECJ seminar in Miami in November 2019. The event was of practical interest to me as in my work I often need to help clients who own businesses or real estate in Florida. So, I needed to identify competent colleagues, including Russian-speaking ones, with a lot of practical experience. At the seminar, I learned everything I needed and acquired a lot of other information about U.S. law and Florida law in particular, which might come in handy in the future. During the Speed Legal Networking event, I met with a few dozen US colleagues including business, real estate, criminal, banking, tax and family law lawyers. We also had a chance to visit the Court where we observed the personal injury case of a cruise liner passenger who had fallen from his chair and broken his leg after some cutlery and plates from the restaurant table had been tipped on him during rough seas. We observed arguments by the parties with the staging of this accident for the benefit of the judge so she could visualize the situation and understand what happened. While at the courthouse, we also visited the offices of the bailiffs, discussed their work with them, and were able to observe where defendants are held before they are called to the courtrooms. The Miami seminar was very professionally organized and had a clear program. I’d like to thank CECJ for their work and for the fact that the company doesn’t rest on its laurels but grows with each year, expanding its outreach and organizing such events for lawyers all over the world. I look forward to new CECJ events. These trips not only help me grow professionally, but are enjoyable too.

PEROVA
Natalia

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Natalia PEROVA

FCIArb, PhD
Barrister, Lamb Chambers

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.

VIADER
David

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David VIADER

Member of the Barcelona Bar Association

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!

SHAMRIN
Dmitriy

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Dmitriy SHAMRIN

Attorney
Chairman, Audit Commission, the Krasnoyarsk Krai Bar Association

It is with tremendous gratitude that I write this review because CECJ programs have helped me immensely in two major areas of my practice – international commercial arbitration and human rights. I attended my first CECJ program in 2011 in Strasbourg. At that time, CECJ director Ekaterina Safonova was visiting different Russian regions to meet with local lawyers, motivating even the most pessimistic ones to learn to protect human rights in Russia. Several years later I was able to witness how hundreds of attorneys who, thanks to the CECJ, found their way to Strasbourg and grew into specialists and began competently applying the European Convention provisions at the national level. I believe the results CECJ achieved are phenomenal and unique. And I imagine, the challenges were many. I am glad that for over 10 years now, CECJ has continued to work on such an important project for all attorneys. After going through the program in Strasbourg in 2011, I got involved with other CECJ courses and never regretted it. For example, as part of the CECJ's collaboration with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, I took part in the FCIArb exam program. When information about this new program came out, I already had the MCIArb membership and was aware that you couldn’t take the Fellow exam in Russian. That is why I got very interested in the letter where CECJ suggested taking the exam in Russian. I took a special 2-year preparatory course, passed a series of difficult exams, and received the highest level of membership (FCIarb) at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London. All lectures and practical classes (as well as exams) were conducted in Russian. Being able to clearly understand the specifics of cases in Russian helped me a lot in my work, which I will now continue in English. I can say that without CECJ this journey would not have been possible. I’d like to express my deep gratitude to all the staff at CECJ, good people and honest professionals in their field.

VASSILEV
Todor

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Todor VASSILEV

Морской Арбитр

Спикер проекта 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.

GILAD
Dan

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Dan GILAD

Тель-Авив, Израиль

Член Тель-Авивской Адвокатской Палаты с 2001 г
Vагистр права Тель-авивского университета.
Судья коллегиального суда Хайфского округа 2008-2014 г.
Офицер запаса военной прокуратуры Израиля

Спикер проекта CECJ в Тель-Авиве

Основа успеха практикующего адвоката - это постоянное повышение квалификации. CECJ помогает не только приобрести новые знания, но и завязать полезные знакомства, которые могут служить основой для создания взаимовыгодного сотрудничества в будущем. Впервые семинар CECJ в Тель-Авиве в 2020 году прошел перед самым закрытием границ Израиля в связи с объявленной ВОЗ пандемией коронавируса. Профессионализм команды CECJ был замечен уже на первых этапах организации и подготовки рабочей программы, которая коснулась практически всех областей израильского права, представляющих практический интерес для зарубежных клиентов. Лекции переходили в формат дискуссий и поиск ответов на конкретные вопросы от участников. Благодаря такому формату получается затрагивать и подробно обсуждать маленькие проблемы отдельных людей в кругу профессионалов, объединенных общими интересами. Положительные отзывы и благодарности участников подтверждают и свидетельствуют о том, что семинар был проведён на самом высоком уровне. У меня нет сомнений в том , что такой формат получения новых знаний затребован и будет увеличивать свою аудиторию как в Израиле, так и по всему миру.

GERVITS
Eli

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Eli GERVITS

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

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.

REZNIK
Genri

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Genri REZNIK

President of the Moscow City Bar (2002-2015)
Vice President of the Federal Chamber of Lawyers of Russia
Doctor of Juridical Sciences, Honoured Lawyer of the Russian Federation,
Member of the Human Rights Council under the President of the Russian Federation

I have repeatedly acted as a speaker at CECJ events and each time they demonstrated excellent organization, careful and thoughtful selection of topics, and highly professional lecturers. As one of the leaders of the Russian Bar, I am invariably convinced of the exceptional usefulness of these classes for the practice of my colleagues. As the geography of attendees expanded and included lawyers from other countries, the events were constantly enriched with valuable professional communication, exchange of experience and establishment of business contacts. It is noteworthy that the numerous international CECJ projects in various areas of law were not born at the initiative of state bodies or generous grants, but thanks to passion, dedication and fantastic work of a limited group of people who, despite all unfavourable circumstances and existing obstacles, were able, among other things, to create a communication channel uniting lawyers from different countries and various international structures. As a member of the Human Rights Council under the President of the Russian Federation, it is important for me to note that the CECJ projects contribute in very effective and tangible way to the protection of human rights in the Russian Federation. That is why these projects deserve further development and public support. I am going, despite my not-so-young age, to prolong the pleasure of participating in the CECJ programmes.

ROSSI
Luigi

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Luigi ROSSI

Attorney, Senior lawyer at Studio Legale Rossilegal

Dealing mainly with international commercial law, I have welcomed the CECJ initiatives with great interest. In particular, in 2016 I participated in the events held in Moscow and St. Petersburg, while in 2017 I took part in the event held in Rome. The events organized by CECJ are aimed at facilitating the formation of a professional network of lawyers, operating in different countries and territorial areas, through the use of the networking rotation-based “round table” system; that is providing a pre-determined number of colleagues an opportunity to explore and discuss issues of common interest. As far as my personal experience is concerned, the aforementioned organizational scheme has proved to be absolutely fruitful, both because it has favoured the expansion of my network of professional contacts which can be referred to for future cases involving jurisdictions other than the Italian one, and because it enabled me to offer legal advice to foreign clients with interests in Italy. Moreover, even from a purely practical point of view, the overall organization of the events in which I took part turned out to be of a high level and without any gaps.

KRAAIJEVELD
Friggo

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Friggo KRAAIJEVELD

Partner of Kraaijeveld Coppus Legal B.V.

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.

DROZDOV
Aleksandr

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Aleksandr DROZDOV

Президент Союза адвокатов Украины, член Комиссии по вопросам правовой реформы, член Научно-консультативных советов Верховного Суда, Конституционного Суда Украины, Национальной ассоциации адвокатов Украины, доктор юридических наук, доцент, заслуженный юрист Украины

Участник проектов CECJ в Страсбурге, Нью-Йорке, Стамбуле

Уважаемые коллеги и друзья!

Проекты CECJ для украинских адвокатов начались в сложный 2014-й год. Я был в составе самой первой украинской делегации на программе CECJ «Успешное обращение в ЕСПЧ: от теории к практике» в Совете Европы. Уровень данного мероприятия, впрочем как и последующих, были на самом высоком уровне. Перед украинскими адвокатами выступали не только юристы и судьи ЕСПЧ, но и лично Генеральный секретарь Совета Европы. По каждой статье Конвенции было много новой полезной информации в свете практики Европейского суда по правам человека. Лекции переплетались с практическими заданиями. Программы были настолько интересными, что превратилась в настоящий канал «включенного обучения» по Европейской конвенции. Мы с коллегами из Украины поддерживаем данный проект и подтверждаем его практическую пользу для украинских адвокатов в защите прав человека и основополагающих свобод. Желаем команде CECJ дальнейших успехов!

PESHEKHONOVA
Tatiana

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Tatiana PESHEKHONOVA

Attorney, Member of the Moscow Bar Association

As a regular participant in CECJ events since 2012, I can say that over the years CECJ programs have only become more interesting. They have expanded their geography, grown their international audience and broadened the list of the legal topics covered. Among the various seminars that I had the pleasure of attending, it is with particular fondness that I recall the unique 5-day program on legal issues in the fashion industry held in Geneva and Milan. This program included numerous theoretical and practical issues, case studies, and visits to CHOPARD in Switzerland and Roberto CAVALLI in Milan. We met with the legal department staff of these Companies and were invited into the very core of their businesses. For example, at Roberto CAVALLI we were allowed access to a special room that housed the latest fall-winter collection. The program helped me understand how the fashion world is organized from a legal point of view and how to apply my professional knowledge in this field. And like at all CECJ events, I was able to establish professional contacts in the country that is of interest to my clients. Establishing these contacts on such a large scale while gaining important knowledge is, in my opinion, impossible without participating in CECJ events. And this is true, without exception, for all the CECJ programs I attended – in London, The Hague, Strasbourg, Rome, etc. I am very happy that despite all kinds of international issues (political trends/confrontations, economic crises, or audience specifics) CECJ continues to develop and exceed the boldest expectations. I look forward to participating in future CECJ projects. I wish you creative strength and new achievements!

NIKIFOROVA
Yulia

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Yulia NIKIFOROVA

Адвокат, Адвокатский кабинет Никифоровой Юлии

Участник проектов CECJ в Токио и Лондоне

В 2014 году я участвовала в семинаре CECJ в Токио. Было очень интересно послушать японских юристов, адвокатов и судей, которые рассказали нам о правовой системы Японии, влиянии права Китая, политику изоляционизма, философии конфуцианства, принадлежности к «континентальной системе» права с сохранением определенной доли прецедентного право. Переходили и от общего к частному – освещали конкретные вопросы по коммерческому, таможенному, миграционному праву Японии. Это было особенно интересно адвокатам из ближайших регионов РФ, у которых весьма активен бизнес с этой страной. Каждый участник мог задавать спикерам конкретные вопросы и услышать точку зрения сразу нескольких профессионалов. Это и японские специалисты, работающие с иностранными компаниями, и иностранные специалисты, которые работают в крупнейших международных юридических фирмах в Токио. Для нашей группы были также организованы визиты в Адвокатскую палату Японии и Верховный суд Японии с участием представителей этих организаций. Я смогла изнутри увидеть устройство совершенно иной правовой системы. Участие в таких программах расширяет юридический кругозор, дает новые импульсы для профессионального развития. А интересные экскурсии по Токио и за его пределами под занавес программы стали замечательным дополнением к семинару. Я искренне желаю CECJ развития новых проектов и буду рада присоединиться на новые программы сразу, как только откроются границы.

PUNZHIN
Sergey

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Sergey PUNZHIN

Гаага, Нидерланды

Руководитель Департамента правовых вопросов Секретариата Международного Суда

Спикер проекта СЕСJ в Гааге

Состоявшийся семинар в Гааге позволил большой группе юристов ознакомиться с деятельностью Международного Суда ООН, Международного уголовного трибунала по бывшей Югославии, Международного уголовного суда, Европейского суда по правам человека, Гаагской конференции по международному частному праву, межгосударственного и торгового арбитража, а также с элементами судебной системы Нидерландов. Семинар был организован Европейским Центром правового сотрудничества, которому удалось привлечь к его проведению специалистов, обладающих непосредственным опытом рабоы в соответствующих органах и организациях, что придало их выступлениям особую ценность. Понимание принципов функционирования и практики международных судебных и арбитражных органов, а также национальных судов различных государств является одним из инструментов, помогающих юристам совершенствовать правоприменительную практику в своих странах. Полученная на семинаре информация обогатила багаж правовых знаний участвовавших в семинаре юристов и расширила границы видения современного правового поля.

NIKOLAEVA
Elena

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Elena NIKOLAEVA

Attorney, Member of the Krasnoyarsk Bar Association

I have very fond memories of my participation in the CECJ seminar in July 2014, which was held in three different cities – Nice, Monaco and San Remo. During 5 working days I was able to learn a lot of interesting details about three jurisdictions at once – France, Italy and Monaco. In addition to general presentations by various speakers, the event included separate modules for each of the countries including court visits, meetings with sitting judges and prosecutors as well as visits to the Bar Associations of Nice, Monaco and San Remo. The local lawyers were just as interested in meeting their colleagues from Russia and discussing possible cooperation options. As a lawyer I handle cases related to France, and for me this program was useful in that I got answers to my specific questions, met with a wide range of experts, and spent a whole week with my colleagues from various fields of law. Henri Reznik himself was among the participants. Being able to informally speak with such a person was a great and extremely nice bonus. Henri is not only a world-class professional but also a well-rounded and well-educated man with a great sense of humor. And although the event schedule was jampacked, I enjoyed this trip as an excellent combination of working and having a good time. Besides the very valuable professional interactions, we had a chance to go sightseeing in those cities. I wish you many more interesting international projects and further mutually beneficial cooperation between the legal communities of different countries.

PAVAN
Antonio

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Antonio PAVAN

Lawyer, partner of the Law Firm Avv. Antonio Pavan

Thanks to the participation in the CECJ events I was able to understand the economic dynamics of the Russian market, exchanging experience with potential clients and foreign investors. CECJ has given me a new “key to understanding” the functioning of the Russian legal world and its interaction with the international actors. It was a very constructive experience that allowed me not only to broaden my range of action, but also to discuss multiple issues with numerous foreign professionals from different countries and with different legal specializations. A daring interaction of cultures and legal systems that has indelibly enriched my professionalism.

BUTSYK
Viktor

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Viktor BUTSYK

Новороссийск, Россия

Адвокат Адвокатской палаты Краснодарского края, магистр юриспруденции, адвокат pro bono аппарата Уполномоченного по защите прав предпринимателей в России, заместитель председателя Российско-Иранского делового совета при Торгово-промышленной палате РФ

Участник проектов СЕСJ в Страсбурге, Стокгольме, Гонконге, Нью-Йорке, Майами, Париже, Лондоне, Риме, Дубае

Я уже много лет и с большим удовольствием езжу на семинары и конференции CECJ по всему миру. И мне не так важно, касаются ли они строго моей основной специализации, либо в их основе лежат другие темы и направления международного права и бизнеса. Формат подобных семинаров и конференций (а чётко их градировать невозможно, так как каждое мероприятие имеет реальный синергетический эффект) - уникален и, как мне кажется, очень удачен. На протяжении нескольких лет уже сложился настоящий клуб профессионалов с соответствующей атмосферой, благодаря внимательному и, скорее, интуитивному, подходу Екатерины Сафоновой. Выбор мест проведения тоже оптимален, так как все локации являются одновременно и финансовыми центрами, и сосредоточением судебных инстанций всех отраслей права, особенно международного коммерческого арбитража. Считаю такую организацию проведения международного повышения квалификации очень полезной и современной. Ведь никогда не знаешь наверняка, какой клиент с каким проектом или проблемой придет к тебе завтра и когда могут очень сильно пригодиться те или иные правовые знания и контакты. Смена обстановки, контакты с практикующими коллегами позволяют уйти от ежедневных рабочих нагрузок и увидеть новые возможности за рамками своей основной специализации и наработанного опыта. Поэтому мне было особенно интересно побывать на мероприятии CECJ в восточном направлении – узнать о деловом климате и инвестиционных возможностях Дубая, своими глазами увидеть как снаружи, так и изнутри Международный финансовый центр Дубая (DIFC) и Международном арбитражный центр Дубая (DIAC), поучаствовать в круглых столах CECJ Speed Legal Networking и познакомиться с местными русскоязычными юристами, занимающимися различными крупными проектами по финансовому и корпоративному праву. Программа на 3 дня оказалось очень насыщенной. Это без преувеличения единственное место в мире имеющее одновременно столь разные, но работающие на одной территории правовые системы. Я получил много полезной информации о свободных экономических зонах ОАЭ и о Дубае - увидел так называемое «государство в государстве» со своей правовой системой и удачной взаимной интеграцией исламского мира и западной правовой системы. Кроме того, всем участникам крайне интересно и актуально было узнать в деталях о деловой миграции и получении вида на жительство, о рынках финансовых услуг и финансировании зарубежных проектов, о финтехе и рынке недвижимости Дубая, об открытии и ведении местного бизнеса, о процедурах признания и исполнения иностранных судебных решений. Такие программы уникальны - я с большим интересом жду от CECJ новых проектов, деловых знакомств и возможностей получить полезные знания в новых для меня странах. Вместе с тем и все иные мероприятия, организованные CECJ по всему миру хочется посетить ещё раз: это и Страсбург и Европейский суд по правам человека, и США с программами в Майами и Нью-Йорке - такими разными и нужными каждая по-своему, и курсы Королевских арбитров в Стокгольме, Гонконге и Лондоне (Лондон заслуживает отдельного внимания), и восточное направление - Стамбул, и единственная в своём роде программа по медиации в Риме. Но лично для меня важно осваивать и новые направления - с большими надеждами жду такие возможные направления как Сидней, Токио, Женеву и Цюрих, Каир, Сингапур, Сеул, Пекин и Шанхай, а также Рио-де-Жанейор и Буэнос-Айрес. Надеюсь и на проведение отложенных ввиду пандемии и интересных программ во Франции и прочих странах Евросоюза. Отдельно хочется поблагодарить разработчиков сайта CECJ и команду Екатерины Сафроновой за оперативное снабжение материалами непосредственно в период проведения семинаров и конференций, а также за последующую память о мероприятии. Очень интересно было бы и дальше видеть на сайте информацию о месте проведения мероприятия, как с точки зрения институтов правосудия, так и в целом о стране, локации и т.д. Пожелать организаторам остаётся только дальнейшего неуклонного развития, продолжения совместной работы и новых направлений.

KIPNIS
Nikolay

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Nikolay KIPNIS

Doctor of Juridical Sciences, Associate Professor, Member of the Moscow City Bar, Associate Professor at the Department of Criminal Procedure Law of the O.E. Kutafin University (Moscow State Law Academy)

CECJ projects allow a wide range of lawyers to become familiar with the case-law of the ECtHR and to apply it in their practice in Russia. During the classes the attending lawyers receive information on how to apply to the European Court and how to navigate through the admissibility criteria for applications. It is of paramount importance that they also learn how the case-law of the ECtHR can be evoked in national practice (bypassing the ECtHR), which is relevant, for example, for criminal lawyers working with evidence. This is extremely relevant because the global idea underlying the creation and functioning of the European Court is not to attract all-encompassing individual petitions before the ECtHR, but to ensure that citizens and state bodies know the case-law of the European Court and prevent such violations, thus effectively eliminating preconditions for an application before the ECtHR. We need to leave room for the Court to identify new controversial legal areas, unburdened by the load of endlessly identical cases generated by the stubborn unwillingness of a particular state to comply with previous judgments. In other words, lawyers attending the CECJ programmes get an idea not only about the admissibility criteria, the application procedure and single cases, but also learn how to apply the case-law of the Court in domestic legal proceedings in specific cases, well before the Russian judges may make a controversial final ruling creating a precondition to apply to the ECtHR. It is particularly noteworthy that the attendees, in compliance with professional ethics, get an opportunity to ask questions to the staff of the European Court working on document drafts, and to exchange experience with legal professionals involved in the formation of a unified case-law of this international body.

PROZOROV-BASTIAN
Felix

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Felix PROZOROV-BASTIAN

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

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.

GRADOV
Stanislav

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Stanislav GRADOV

Председатель Совета Коллегии адвокатов «Московская Адвокатская Группа»

Участник проектов CECJ в Страсбурге, Женеве и Нью-Йорке

Я уже принимал участие в проектах CECJ в разных странах и хорошо знаком с этой компанией. Семинар в Нью-Йорке был ориентирован на адвокатов из России и Украины, у которых есть личные и деловые интересы в США. У меня есть доверители, интересующиеся США, и лично мне было очень полезно познакомиться с американскими коллегами и обсудить с ними разные насущные вопросы, услышать разные точки зрения по задачам моих доверителей. Считаю, что я потратил время с пользой и избежал ненужных расходов на посредников – узнал все то, что меня интересовало, и получил выходы на нужных людей. Было также интересно получить дополнительную информацию о США, которая может пригодиться в будущем. Было особенно интересно посетить Верховный суд Манхеттена и поприсутствовать на слушании уголовного дела, посетить штаб-квартиру ООН. Программа мне понравилась, и я искренне желаю Вашей компании процветания, успехов и не останавливаться на достигнутом.