ST PETERSBURG, Russia, March 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
The Forum annually brings together ministers of justice, chairpersons of constitutional courts, secretary generals of international organizations, heads of leading legal firms, chief legal officers of major companies, representatives of state regulators, international organizations and legal schools from over 80 countries.
In 2015 over 3500 delegates from 84 countries took part in the Forum, including the delegates from Australia, Argentina, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, South Korea, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States and Vietnam.
Over 400 members of the media representing more than 100 organizations, including leading information agencies, TV and radio broadcasting companies, printed and online media, were accredited to cover the Forum-2015. The Forum hosted over 30 media events. More than 20,000 people from 60 counties followed the discussions online.
Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation Aleksandr Konovalov, Federal Minister of Justice of the Republic of Austria Wolfgang Brandstetter, Minister of Justice of the Republic of Kazakhstan Berik Imashev, Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation Veniamin Yakovlev, Head of the Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation Igor Artemyev have all confirmed their participation in the Forum.
This year's Forum attracted special interest of the banking community, investment funds and other financial structures. This year's agenda features several major sections dedicated to the matters of mutual influence of business and law.
The Forum's programme includes a plenary session titled Trust in Law - Mechanism for Global Crisis Resolution, presentations, conferences and round-table discussions focusing on the following eight topics:
- Private Law
- Industry / Trade / Competition Protection
- Litigation and Arbitration Practice
- Smart Society
- Investments / Finance
- International Law / Safety and Security / Rule of Law
- Environment Protection / Resources
- Legal Profession
On May 17 the Forum will feature an international conference titled Contemporary Constitutional Justice: Challenges and Prospects in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation. The heads of international organizations, judges of the ECHR and chairpersons of constitutional courts have already confirmed their participation.
The Forum is organized by the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation with the support of the President of the Russian Federation and will be held in the Eastern Wing of the General Staff Building of the Hermitage Museum.
SOURCE Conference-centre “Saint-Petersburg International Legal Forum” Ltd