Andrey Korelskiy spoke at the Russian Legal Forum 2020
On September 11, 2020, the Marriott Royal Aurora Hotel hosted the Legal Forum of Russia, an annual business forum organized by the editorial office of the Vedomosti newspaper. This year the event was held for the sixteenth time.
The forum focused on discussing the legal challenges faced by business lawyers in 2020. The program of the annual business event included both a discussion of the agenda for lawyers in the light of current world events and purely legal topics such as the introduction of a success fee, law enforcement practice in some criminal cases, and corporate law issues.
Andrey Korelskiy, Managing Partner of KIAP, Attorneys at Law , took part in the discussion and spoke at the second session "Pay for Success is legalized - Fee in Law". The panel of speakers of the session also included Elena Avakyan, Member of the Council of The Russian Federal Bar Association (RFBA), Counsel, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Law Offices; Sergey Vodolagin, Managing Partner, Westside Law Firm; Ilya Zharsky, Managing Partner, Veta Expert Group; Vladimir Kuznetsov, lawyer, independent expert; Valery Sidnev, Director for Legal Affairs, VSMPO-Avisma; Julius Tai, Managing Partner, Bartolius Law Office; and Olga Schwartz, Counselor, Federal Chamber of Lawyers of the Russian Federation.
Within the session, the experts discussed sensitive issues related to the legitimation and/or criminalization of the success fee, and why it does not apply to those who doesn’t have a lawyer status. They also talked about how the presence of a success fee affects the legal services market, about fee policy and its administration, about shifting the success fee onto the losing side. One of the most discussed issues was the market value of legal services - the participants, using the example of a criminal case against lawyers, tried to understand this topic, which is important for the entire industry, as well as to identify the area of abuse, when the success fee can be considered overstated and fall under the article on illegal and unjustified enrichment.
The Legal Forum of Russia is a platform recognized in the legal community for meeting of business leaders with representatives of the legal community to discuss problematic issues of legislation to develop the real sector of the Russian economy.