Russian-Polish Legal Day

October 24, 2013

Courtyard Marriott Moscow City Center, Moscow, Russian Federation

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Alexander Bolomatov

Partner of the Law firm “YUST”

Alexander Bolomatov is a Partner of the Law firm “YUST”. In his practice he focuses on civil and arbitration procedure, corporate law, contract law, securities market, property market, insolvency legislation (bankruptcy), the legal regulation of investment activity, international private law, international commercial arbitration.

Mr Bolomatov graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. He has wide experience of conducting proceedings in courts of all instances within the system of general jurisdiction and in Russian courts of arbitration. For instance, he represented client interests in the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation and in the Presidium of the Russian Federation Supreme Commercial Court, as well as in a number of international commercial arbitration courts.

In addition, Alexander has considerable experience in undertaking the legal due diligence of Russian legal entities, including provision of the necessary legal support in respect of their acquisitions; conducting property transactions and the legal protection of patent rights and rights appertaining to the use of trademarks.

Alexander Bolomatov implemented a number of major projects relating to the corporate protection of Russian companies and rendered legal support for the creation and structural optimization of major holdings.

He also provided the legal guidance required by major Russian companies when undertaking share issues and participated as counsel for the defense in a number of criminal cases in the commercial field.

Alexander is a member of the Moscow Bar Association. He is recommended by Legal Experts EMEA as an expert in corporate law and M&A transactions.

Alexander Dynkin

Head of the Cross Border Division of Legal Department, JSC Acron

Alexander Dynkin heads the Cross Border Division of Legal Department in JSC Acron — a major producer of complex fertilisers. Alexander is responsible for legal structuring and execution of JSC Acron major international corporate transactions. Alexander is experienced in cross border mergers and acquisitions his experience includes joint venture transactions, public and hostile M&As as well as asset sales and acquisitions.

Prior to joining JSC Acron team Alexander worked in Moscow office of a leading international law firm where he advised Russian and foreign clients on various aspects of merger and acquisition projects.

Alexander graduated from International Law Faculty of Moscow State University of International Relations (MGIMO).

Pavel Efimov

Pavel Efimov works as a Deputy Head of Sales on the Equity Capital Markets of the Primary Market Department of the Moscow Stock Exchange.

In this role Pavel helps companies to raise capital on the Moscow Exchange by means of public offering. He advises the issuers on the process of admission their securities to trading and/or listing, focusing particularly on the depositary receipts and other securities listed overseas.

Pavel has four years’ experience of audit and consulting services for the Russian majors in different industries, such as Energy, FMCG and Oil and Gas during his work in international consulting firm KPMG.

In 2006 — 2008 Pavel turned to entrepreneurship, having started and directed Russian subsidiary of the major international trading company.

Pavel graduated from the Saint-Petersburg University of Economics and Finance, diploma cum laude. He has qualification certificate of Federal Financial Markets Service 2.0.

James Friel

Managing Director, Co-Head of Rothschild Russia and CIS.

James joined Rothschild in 2005 as Team Leader of the Moscow office, following over 8 years at Lazard in both London and Paris. In addition to his leadership of the Firm’s business in Russia and the CIS, James has global responsibility for the steel sector at Rothschild.

James is currently advising, inter alia, Evraz on the sale of Vitkovice Steel, a major Russian telecoms group on international strategic partnership options, a Russian conglomerate on the disposal of a food retail chain, two Russian pharmaceutical businesses on disposals, a major North American industrial group on an acquisition and JV in Russia, and a major Russian logistics and transportation group on its capital structure.

Recent transactions include advising AAR on the $28bn sale of its stake in TNK-BP to Rosneft, Koks Group in respect of the consent solicitation on its $350m Eurobond, Mechel in respect of its $2.7bn covenant reset, Sberbank on its $3.5bn acquisition of DenizBank in Turkey, Renova on the sale of Natur Produkt, TNK-BP in the context of the BP-Rosneft partnership, Evraz on the refinancing of c.$1.5bn of debt, Alstom on its partnership with Transmashholding, Telenor in respect of the $29bn merger of Vimpelcom and Kyivstar, etc.

James was born and raised in France, earned his undergraduate degree at Princeton University, is fluent in English and French and proficient in Russian and Italian. James also sits on the Board of Directors of the Brooklyn Nets basketball team.

Ekaterina Genieva

Philologist, Vice-president of the Russian Library Association, General Director of the All-Russian State Library of Foreign Literature, Associate Expert at UNESCO, member of the Federal Civil Committee of the Civil Platform party

Ekaterina Genieva graduated from the philological faculty of the MSU (1968), she holds a PhD in philological sciences and in 2006 defended the Doctoral thesis on the Library as a Center of Intercultural communications. She is a specialist in English prose of the XIX-XX centuries and an author of a number of articles on the works of Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Susan Hill, Charlotte and Emily Brontë, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf and other authors.

Since 1972 she has been working in the All-Russian State Library of Foreign Literature. Since 1989 she has been the first Deputy Director, since 1993 — the General Director. She is also the Vice-president of the Russian Library Association.

Since 1995 E. Genieva has been one of the cultural programme managers of the Open Society Institute (founded by George Soros) in Russia and acted as the executive committee chairman, president and Strategic Board chairman.

Since October 1997, E. Genieva has been the President of the Russian Open Society Institute, Vice-president of the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA), member of the Comission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO, president of the Russian Council for Culture and Arts, president of the Moscow office of the English-speaking Union (ESU). She is also a member of editorial board of such magazines as “Foreign Literature” (“Inostrannaya literatura”), “Znamya”, etc.

E. Genieva is a “Person of the year” award winner of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia (2005).

Dr Beata Gessel-Kalinowska vel Kalisz

Founding and Managing Partner, GESSEL Attorneys at Law, President of the Lewiatan Court of Arbitration

Beata Gessel is an expert practitioner in M&A, private equity, commercial law and arbitration. She is frequently appointed as an arbitrator in domestic and international cases dealing with issues concerning M&A transactions, other commercial contracts and construction law. President of the Lewiatan Court of Arbitration and an arbitrator of inter alia VIAC, SIAC, IEPiOE and Court of International Commercial Arbitration by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Bucharest. To this date Beata Gessel has participated in over 70 arbitration cases (including ICC, UNCITRAL and other ad hoc, Lewiatan and KIG). Her arbitration experience and achievements have been recognised by the prestigious Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London and she has been granted a status of Fellow of the CIArb (FCIArb). She is a member representing Poland in the ICC Arbitration Commission, a member of the CIArb European Committee, the Board of Directors of ArbitralWomen and the Polish Arbitration Association. Ms. Gessel is also a visiting academic lecturer in M&A transactions at the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University. Having pursued a prominent M&A practice for more than 20 years, she has summed up her experience in the book on legal character of representations and warranties in M&A transactions, an essential source of legal doctrine in this respect in Poland.

Jarosław Grzesiak

Managing Partner, Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak

Jarosław Grzesiak is the Managing Partner of the Warsaw Office of Greenberg Traurig. He has an outstanding record in M&A transactions, capital markets transactions, including equity and bond offerings on Polish and international markets, restructuring and privatization of state-owned companies. He has taken part in the most important transactions having a major impact on the Polish economy. His knowledge and experience have been recognized for years by international and Polish rankings. IFRL 1000, Chambers and Partners, EMEA Legal 500 and the Rzeczpospolita newspaper recommend him as a leading lawyer in M&A, capital markets, private equity and banking and finance.

Jarosław Grzesiak graduated from the Faculty of Law of the Jagiellonian University in Cracow. He became an advocate in 1995. He is also a member of the Board of the Polish Association of Legal Employers, a member of the Polish Business Roundtable and the Young Presidents’ Organization.

Recently he represented Polkomtel (Polish mobile operator) in refinancing its existing senior debt facilities during negotiations with financing institutions. The value of the new agreement was approx. EUR2 billion. He represented the underwriters in the biggest Polish IPO of a private company — Alior Bank’s EUR500 million IPO and he advised the underwriters in one of the biggest secondary offerings in the history of Warsaw Stock Exchange EUR1.1billion secondary offering of BZ WBK shares.

Dr Marek Jeżewski

Partner at Kochanski Zieba Rapala & Partners

Being a leader of the Investment Arbitration Practice, Marek specializes in international arbitration, particularly investment arbitration and international commercial arbitration.

Dr Marek Jeżewski is a recommended arbiter at the Court of Arbitration at the Polish Confederation of Private Employers Lewiatan. He is also Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski in Warsaw, where he lectures on International Economic Law, International Investment Law and EU Economic Law.

Marek is the author of the leading Polish monograph on International Investment Law (Międzynarodowe Prawo Inwestycyjne), as well as numerous publications, published both in Poland and abroad.

For several years he represented Poland in the work of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) participating in works inter alia on the rules of transparency in international investment arbitration.

Alan Kartashkin

Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton

Alan Kartashkin is a partner based in the Moscow office. He focuses his practice in the areas of M&A, securities and corporate finance.

Mr. Kartashkin is recommended as one of the leading lawyers for M&A, capital markets and aviation matters in Russia by Chambers and Vedomosti: Best Lawyers. He is also included in Legal Media Group’s Guide to the World’s Leading Aviation Lawyers. In Chambers Global (2013), Mr. Kartashkin is cited as “an excellent lawyer in the sphere of cross-border M&A” and in Chambers Europe (2013), he is described as a “multi-talented corporate and finance lawyer” where clients note “he has a sharp, analytical mind” and “is a fantastic representative of the firm”.

Mr. Kartashkin advises boards of directors and special committees of independent directors of leading Russian companies on corporate governance issues. He has led some of the largest public M&A transactions in Russia, including the mergers of Uralkali with Silvinit and RTS with MICEX. Mr. Kartashkin has represented major Russian enterprises in public equity and debt offerings in the international capital markets, including premium listings on the London Stock Exchange, as well as in a diverse range of financing transactions.

Mr. Kartashkin joined the firm’s New York office in 1996 and moved to the Moscow office in 2001. Mr. Kartashkin received his J.D. from Cornell Law School in 1996, and a law degree with honours from the Moscow State Institute for International Relations in 1993. He is a member of the New York State Bar and is admitted to practice law in Russia.

Alexander Khvoshchinskiy

Managing Partner, LegalStudies.RU (Moscow) and Legal Stratagency (Berlin)

Alexander Khvoshchinskiy graduated with honors from the Lomonosov Moscow State University Law Faculty. He also holds LL.M. in European Business Law which he studied at the Catholic University of Nijmegen/Pallas Consortium (The Netherlands). Between 1998 and 2004 he lectured Comparative Contract Law at the Law Faculty of the Moscow State University.

In 1993 he started his professional legal practice in law firms and legal departments of several Russian, foreign and International companies.

He focuses on development of legal profession in Russia and other CIS-countries, management, quality and efficiency in legal practice. Alexander is an off-council on legal and business development matters for several Russian and international law firms.

Alexander Khvoshchinskiy is a co-founder of LegalStudies.RU: Independent Legal Initiative (Moscow, 2004) — the first strategy and management consultancy for law firms in the Russian speaking countries.

Among clients of consulting and training services are circa 70 law firms and offices from the region (including majority of top Russian and CIS law firms).

Alexander Khvoshchinskiy is also co-organizer of numerous conferences on law firm management with more than 200 law firms as participants and a stakeholder of numerous Russian and international projects aimed at research, policy advice and best practices’ implementation in a field of legal profession and law firm management (beneficiaries include, in particular, the Constitutional Court, Supreme Economic Court, Federal Chamber of Lawyers of the Russian Federation).

Mr Khvoshchinskiy is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA) and a co-chair of Organizing Committee of the Annual IBA Law Firm Management Conference in Moscow.

Bartosz Krużewski

Partner, Clifford Chance

Bartosz Krużewski, a qualified Polish advocate, is a partner at the Warsaw office of Clifford Chance. He heads the Warsaw Litigation & Dispute Resolution Department and co-heads the Restructuring & Insolvency Group. He is also a member of the firm’s International Commercial Arbitration Practice. Bartosz has extensive experience covering commercial litigation, local and international arbitration. Highlights of his arbitration experience include: successfully representing the Government of Poland in a more than EUR 700 million investment arbitration instigated by Mercuria Group, advising a Russian exporter of gas against a Polish company in a high profile multimillion dollar arbitration over a gas supply agreement, as well as currently representing French and Spanish companies in road construction disputes and arbitration proceedings in Poland.

Bartosz is Chairman of the Appointing Committee at the Lewiatan Arbitration Court in Warsaw and an officer of the European Forum of the International Bar Association. He is Chairman of the Arbitration Committee of ICC Poland and a member of the Board of Directors of ICC Poland.

In the recent rankings by Rzeczpospolita (one of the most influential Polish dailies), Bartosz was named the Leader Litigator in 2012 and 2013. He was also ranked one of top litigators in Poland by Forbes in 2010 and 2011. Chambers Europe and Chambers Global rank him in Band 1.

According to Chambers Europe 2013: “Practice head Bartosz Kruzewski is singled out for his cool head and is ’an exceptionally talented and business-oriented lawyer’. He is also building an excellent reputation as an arbitrator.”

Janusz A. Lella

General Manager of X5 Retail Group N.V.

Mr. Janusz Lella has been General Director of the Supermarket Format at X5 Retail Group N.V. since September 2013.

In 1980 he graduated from the Chemical Engineering Institute at Warsaw Technical University and started employment as a technologist in the automotive factory FSO in Warsaw. In between 1986 and 1990, Janusz worked for the Representative Office of Monsanto Chemical Company in Poland where he was awarded the Monsanto Master Salesman Award in 1990 as the first Eastern European winner.

In August of the same year, he accepted the assignment to work for Monsanto in Moscow, Russia. In addition to sales responsibility, Mr. Janusz Lella was involved in building financial models for developing business and payments schemes as well as establishing customer networks throughout the country. Between December 2000 and September 2003, he was the President and CEO of Retail Investment Concepts, Inc., the Company that first set up the Office Depot brand in Poland in 1995 and in Hungary in 1998.

Mr. Lella served as the Chief Executive Officer of Castorama — Poland at Kingfisher plc. and as Retail Director of Opened Joint-Stock Company He also worked for Yoplait and CPC Amino/Bestfoods.

Mr. Lella has approximately 20 years of managerial and operational experience at the senior executive level with leading Russian and international retailers. During this time he has been involved in various restructuring programs to improve operational efficiencies and distribution platforms to increase sales and profits.

In September 2012, he have registered Janusz Lella Consulting firm and was involved in designing change program for Korablik, children retail chain in Russia, focused on higher profitability and sustainable growth model enabling the company IPO in 2016/2017.

Anatoly Leyrikh

Businessman, member of Board of the “Delovaya Rossiya”, member of the Political Committee of the Russian United Democratic Party “Yabloko”

Anatoly Leyrikh graduated from the Moscow Institute of Chemical Engineering and the All-Soviet-Union Academy of Foreign Trade as a specialist in international economic relationship. He also holds a Ph.D. in Economics defended in the “MAMI” Moscow State Technical University in 2004.

Since 1978 Anatoly has been working in the Ministry of Mechanical and Special Building Works of the USSR. Since 1986 — he has acted as an expert of “Neftechempromexport” in the National Committee on External Economic Relations of the USSR and since 1988 — in the Ministry of External Economic Relations.

Since 1990 to the present day Anatoly is a chairman of the Board of the CHIMEX Group Company dealing with investments into machine building, automotive components, diesel engines, vehicle assembly.

Since 2003 Mr Leyrikh has been a president of the International consortium “INTRALL” on organization and management of automotive industry projects and a chairman of the Board in a range of Russian, joint and foreign vehicle manufacturing companies.

Anatoly Leyrikh is a member of the Coordination Council of the All-Russian Non-governmental Organization “Delovaya Rossiya”, chairman of the Business Council for Cooperation with Poland in the RF CCI and a member of the Political Committee of the Russian United Democratic Party “Yabloko” since June 2012.

Mr Leyrikh is an author of a number of books, monographs, papers on economics, competitiveness, industrial policy and international cooperation.

Krzysztof Pawlisz

Partner, Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak

He advises Polish and international clients on a significant number of sizable transactions. In his legal practice he has advised on many privatizations and restructurings, as well as M&A transactions in various sectors of the Polish economy. He advised several renowned international banks, financial institutions, private and public companies in negotiations regarding take-overs, mergers, share acquisitions and project financing transactions. He has advised both domestic and foreign firms on investment projects and capital market instruments and on private equity/venture capital fund transactions. He is a graduate of the Law Faculty at the University of Torun (1988). Prior to SK&S, Mr. Pawlisz worked as a senior attorney for leading law firms Warsaw and, subsequently, as Chief Legal Adviser to the management board of Bank Pocztowy S.A. Between 1995 and 1998, he managed a law firm cooperating with Coopers & Lybrand as Practice Area Leader in charge of client services, personnel recruitment and practice management. Following Coopers & Lybrand’s merger with PriceWaterhouse, he became partner in the combined legal offices of PricewaterhouseCoopers, responsible for the firm’s finance, banking, trade in securities and mergers and acquisitions practice.

David Pawlak

Attorney, New York

David Pawlak, an attorney admitted to the bar of the State of New York, provides advisory and representation services in international arbitration matters.

Mr. Pawlak has represented clients in arbitration matters under the rules of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL); the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID); the International Arbitral Center of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Vienna (VIAC); and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

Mr. Pawlak served as lead counsel to the Slovak Republic in defense of investment treaty claims. He also has defended investment treaty claims brought against Poland. He has been retained to advise the Ukraine in connection with two ICSID investment treaty matters.

Mr. Pawlak also has assisted the Colombian government in the implementation of its investment treaty obligations. The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has called upon him to provide training on investment treaty matters for officials from dozens of governments at training programs in, e.g., Malaysia, Ukraine, Belarus and Peru. He also has provided technical assistance to Morocco on the investment provisions of the Morocco-US Free Trade Agreement, and advised Chile on revisions to its Model BIT. Mr. Pawlak’s commercial arbitration matters include a high-value European telecommunications industry arbitration sited in Vienna, and CEE commercial real estate and infrastructure disputes.

Until August 2005, Mr. Pawlak served as an Attorney-Adviser in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the US Department of State. He was a key member of the US legal team dedicated exclusively to investment treaty matters. The US team has prevailed in every investor-State arbitration that has been decided to date.

Prior to beginning work with the US Department of State, Mr. Pawlak was an associate at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy in New York. While there, he focused on complex commercial litigation and international arbitration. Prior to Milbank Tweed, he held the position of Assistant District Counsel in the US Department of Justice Honors Program.

Mr. Pawlak is a member of UNCTAD’s international investment agreements experts group, the roster of arbitrators at the Centro de Arbitraje de México (CAM) and the Panel of Arbitrators at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).

Vassily Rudomino

Senior Partner, ALRUD Law Firm, IBA LPD Council Member

Senior Partner and a co-founder of ALRUD Law Firm, Head of the firm’s Competition/Antitrust and Capital Markets practice areas. Vassily Rudomino is an advocate, member of the International Bar Association’s (the IBA) Legal Practice Division Council, member of the Moscow Chamber of Advocates, and member of the Council of the Federal Chamber of Lawyers of the Russian Federation.

Vassily Rudomino is an expert with profound experience in supporting global international and major national M&A transactions. He is recognized as the foremost legal practitioner in the field of antitrust regulation, dispute resolution and business restructuring and insolvency.

Vassily Rudomino takes active participation in preparation of the latest amendments to the Competition Law within the framework of the Non-Commercial Partnership “Competition Support Association” activity in Russia. He also holds the position of the Chairman of the Board Committee of the Non-Commercial Partnership “Competition Support Association in the CIS Countries”. He was granted with Certificates of Honor of the Federal Antimonopoly Service for active participation in modernization of the antimonopoly legislation and development of competition policy, as well as for substantial personal contribution in implementation of the state policy regarding competition regulation and fruitful collaboration with antimonopoly authorities. He was also awarded with Certificate of Honor of the Interstate Council for substantial personal contribution in development of cooperation among CIS countries with regard to competition policy.

Vassily Rudomino participates in professional conferences and workshops in Russia and abroad. He is the author of articles on topical issues in corporate/M&A law, antitrust regulation and investing which are published by the leading Russian and foreign media.

The Chambers Europe 2013 edition recommends Vassily Rudomino for Corporate/M&A and Competition/Antitrust. Russia’s Best Lawyers edition names Vassily Rudomino the Best Moscow Investment Lawyer of the Year 2011 and 2013. In 2012 Vassily Rudomino was named the Best Lawyers’ Moscow Antitrust Lawyer of the Year. Who’s Who Legal, 2013 recommends Vassily Rudomino for Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Governance and Competition. The Legal 500, 2013 recognizes Vassily Rudomino as an expert in Banking and Finance, Dispute Resolution and Real Estate.

Wojciech Sadowski

Partner, K&L Gates LLP

Wojciech Sadowski is a partner in the Warsaw office of K&L Gates LLP. He earned a reputation as a respected practitioner in the field of dispute resolution in Poland. Wojciech handled complex commercial cases before Polish courts, domestic and international arbitral tribunals, in Polish, English and Spanish. He also acted as counsel for parties in investment treaty disputes, including representation of the Republic of Poland in proceedings against Eureko B.V.

Along with his practice of counsel, Mr Sadowski has also made himself known as an academic focused mainly on international dispute settlement. He holds a PhD in legal studies for his thesis on the applicability of the res iudicata principle in investment treaty arbitration.

Until recently, Mr. Sadowski was an assistant professor at the Department of International Law at the Institute of Legal Studies of the Polish Academy of Science. He is also the author or co-author of more than 20 articles and books on international civil procedure, international arbitration, and European Union law.

He is a member of Polish Association of European Law, Polish Arbitration Association and Club Español del Arbitraje.

Mariusz Solarz

Legal Affairs Director of Goodyear Group for Poland&Ukraine

Attorney At Law. He started his professional carrier in the Polish Parliament Office as the senior advisor on legislation and law. Than he worked as a lawyer in M. Łukowicz & Partners — Law Office (associated of Deloitte & Touche) and next as the attorney in the legal department Lafarge Holding in Poland. Since 2001 he has been working for Goodyear Group in Poland, starting as the managing legal counsel and since 2008 as the Legal Affairs Director of Goodyear Group for Poland&Ukraine. Holds also position of the Legal Affairs Director and Company’s Secretary of Tyre Company Dębica S.A.

Recommended Arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration of Polish Chamber of Commerce in Warsaw.

In 2012 honoured with the title of the Best Polish In House Counsel in the contest provided by prestigious Polish daily — “Rzeczpospolita”.

Tomasz Wardyński

Attorney, founding partner of Wardyński & Partners

Tomasz Wardyński specializes in arbitration proceedings with the participation of foreign and domestic entities. He is also an expert in civil, commercial and competition law and one of the first lawyers in Poland to develop specializations in EU and competition law.

Tomasz Wardyński is a graduate of the Law Faculty at the University of Warsaw (1970), the College of Europe, Bruges (1973) and the Institute of European Studies at the University of Strasbourg (1974-75). He was a visiting scholar at the American Bar Foundation (1985).

He has run a private law practice since 1979. In 1991-96 he was a member of the Advisory Council on Privatization to the Prime Minister of Poland. Tomasz Wardyński is honorary legal adviser to Her Britannic Majesty’s Ambassador in Poland. In 2001 he was appointed Honorary Commander of the British Empire by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Appointed as a member of the Arbitral Committee of the Arbitration Court at the Polish Confederation of Private Employers Lewiatan, he is also listed as arbitrator of that Court and at the International Arbitral Centre of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (VIAC) in Vienna. He is also member of the ICC Task Force on Decision as to Costs. He is a member of the American Counsel Association and the Board of Trustees of the Academy of European Law in Trier.

Tomasz Wardyński is a member of the Warsaw Bar, the European Circuit of the Bar of England and Wales. He is a member of the board of the Polish Arbitration Association. He is active in the International Bar Association, in particular in its Legal Practice Division.

He is the co-author of a book entitled “Competition Law” published by LexisNexis in cooperation with Wardyński & Partners.

Vladislav Zabrodin

Managing Partner, Capital Legal Services LLC

Vladislav Zabrodin is the Managing Partner of Capital Legal Services, L.L.C heading the Moscow and St. Petersburg offices of the fast growing practice since 1999.

As a lawyer, over the last 20 years Vladislav devoted his practice to advising business clients on corporate and commercial law, real estate, mergers and acquisitions, public-private partnership, alternative dispute resolution and other aspects of business in Russia.

He has extensive experience in managing investment projects for market leaders in such industries as global retail, food production, manufacturing, high-technology production and services, construction materials, personal care and forestry, chemicals and pharmaceuticals. Vladislav has represented the interests of both investors and government authorities in „first of the kind” and „first in the country” public-private partnership projects in Russia.

Vladislav Zabrodin is a regular participant in Russian and international industrial and legal conferences devoted to the issues of investments in Russia.

Vladislav is a Chairman of International Council of Shopping Centers Russian Liaison Committee and a member of International Council of Shopping Centers European Advisory Board. Нe is a member of St. Petersburg International Business Association Executive Committee.

Vladislav graduated from St. Petersburg State University Law School with honors (1991), St. Petersburg State University Post-Graduate (International Law) and Northwestern University Law School in Chicago, USA (1995, L.L.M.).

Vladislav Zabrodin is among the lawyers recommended for the key practice areas by the international legal business guides. The LEGAL-500 identifies Vladislav Zabrodin as an expert for corporate / M&A, for public-private partnership and real estate projects in Russia. The Chambers & Partners Europe indicates Vladislav Zabrodin as one of the most notable practitioners.