Chambers Seminar: Challenges of the Legal Profession in a Changing World

We are delighted to announce the Chambers Forum Seminar on the Challenges of the Legal Profession will be in association with Baker McKenzie.

Our panel of experts will focus on the below discussion points:

> Modern workforce and workplace – challenges and opportunities for the legal profession

> Tech and data rule the world

> Compliance focus in the current business environment

>“New International Sanctions Order” – what should you not expect?

Time: 15:45 - 17:15




Sergei Voitishkin
CIS Managing partner
Baker McKenzie

Sergei Voitishkin is the managing partner of the Firm’s CIS offices and head of the CIS Corporate & M&A Practice Group. He is experienced in corporate and commercial law matters. In recent years, he has served as lead lawyer on a number of high-profile mergers and acquisitions in Russia.

Mr. Voitishkin focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, as well as general corporate law matters. He has advised major multinational and Russian clients on structuring acquisitions and corporate reorganizations in various industries, including oil and gas, manufacturing, the chemical and metals industries, FMCG and the banking sector.

Sergey Kuchushev
GR Director

Alexander Zanin
Head of Anticorruption Center
Russian Railways


Elena A. Borisenko
Deputy Chairwoman of the Management Board

As the Deputy Chairman of the Board of Management, Ms. Borisenko oversees Gazprombank’s Legal Department and is responsible for addressing all legal matters encountered by Gazprombank and its group of companies.

Ms. Borisenko has been Advisor to the Head of the Federal Registration Service as well as Advisor to the Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation.

Ms. Borisenko has previously worked in private legal practice doing corporate and commercial law, and was a member of the Saint-Petersburg Bar Chamber.


Margarita Divina
Baker McKenzie

Margarita Divina is a partner in the Moscow office of Baker McKenzie. She specializes in intellectual property, including general IP advice and franchising, and heads transactional IP team of the Moscow office’s intellectual property group.

Margarita is a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA), Russian Franchise Association, Association of European Businesses (AEB), Russia Patent Attorneys Association and Licensing Executives Society Russia (LES Russia).

Denis Khabarov
Baker McKenzie

Denis Khabarov is the head of Baker McKenzie’s Intellectual Property Practice Group in Russia. For many years Mr. Khabarov was a member of the Firm's EMEA IP Practice Group Steering Committee. Mr. Khabarov specializes in intellectual property and dispute resolution, including general IP advice and enforcement, arbitration and litigation.

Since 2012 Denis Khabarov is a chairman of the working group on parallel imports of the Association of European Businesses in Moscow. Mr. Khabarov is also a member of the working group on parallel imports of the Eurasian Economic Commission.

Edward Bekeschenko
Baker McKenzie

Edward Bekeschenko is a partner in the Moscow office of Baker McKenzie. He specializes in the areas of litigation, international arbitration, compliance investigations, and advises on various IT and telecom-related matters.

Vladimir Efremov
Baker McKenzie

Vladimir Efremov is a partner in the Moscow office of Baker McKenzie. Vladimir focuses his practice on international trade issues, sanctions and export control, the World Trade Organization, domestic and cross-border, direct and indirect taxation, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and compliance audits, product liability and data security issues.

He also has extensive experience in the areas of customs and currency regulations, tax planning and tax-efficient structuring of Russian distribution models, advising on strategy regarding entry into the Russian market, and transactions in and outside of Russia. Vladimir also led a number of projects on localization of foreign products and technologies and compliance with "Made in Russia" criteria.

Uliana Zinina
Head of Public Policy

Uliana Zinina, Ph.D., is the Head of Public Policy at Facebook. She specializes in cybercrime law, internet governance, personal data protection, cloud and AI regulation. Uliana took part in preparation and approval of several federal laws, including personal data law and law on information; as an expert and speaker she took part in various events (Internet Governance Forums, G7 Rome-Lyon Working Group on Cybercrime, Council of Europe Workshop on Personal Data Protection, ICANN Global Meetings, Digital Crime Consortium, etc.). She holds regular lectures for students both in Russia and abroad. Uliana is a member of the European AI Alliance, member of the GR Council of the Russian Association for Electronic Communications (RAEC), member of the PIR Center EKS Working Group on International Information Security and Global Internet Governance.