The CIS Forum is the main platform in the CIS economic region for wide-scale gathering of the leading business lawyers. It is held annually in different cities of the region chosen by the Delegates: the inaugural Forum was held in Kiev in 2006 hosted by RULG-Ukrainian Legal Group, the second Forum -- in Baku in 2007 hosted by Fina LLP, the third -- in St. Petersburg in 2008 hosted by Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, the fourth -- in Kiev in 2009 hosted again by RULG-Ukrainian Legal Group, the fifth - in Minsk in 2010 hosted by Vlasova Mikhel & Partners, and the sixth - in Almaty in 2011 hosted by Aequitas. Over the years the CIS Forum has evolved into an informal network of managing and senior partners of national law firms from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan, bringing them together with partners from international law firms from around the world.
The Forum's Web site www.rulg.com/cisforum presents detailed information about the Forum, its Mission and Concept, a valuable database of the best CIS Local Counsel Firms (CIS Local Counsel Questionnaires), media coverage and comments from the Delegates, as well as comprehensive information about every Forum, including the Programs, Lists of Delegates and Guests, Bios and Presentations of Moderators and Panelists and wonderful pictures, which reflect the open and exciting spirit of the Forum.
The Program this year had a global focus and was posted atwww.rulg.com/cisforum/forum_program.asp. As expected the forum delivered excellent panels on important topics: including the interactive "audience panel" on globalization, as well as splendid social and cultural program. 7th Forum was welcomed by the senior representatives of the Armenian Government. The Yerevan Forum was an exuberant, professionally, and culturally rich event!
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