On April 14-15, 2016, there was held an Annual Legal Forum of "Vedomosti" newspaper. A legal forum is a stage recognized in legal community when business managers, corporate lawyers, external consultants, judiciaries and attorneys, meet to discuss legal problems to facilitate business development of the Russian economy real sector.
The Forum discussed legal problems of Russian economy deoffshorization, the changes in the civil code, the corporate law. The Forum also reviewed the issues of legal support in the financial sector, and in fuel-and-energy, electric-power and pharmaceutical industries. During the discussion they regarded problems of antimonopoly and tax legislation. The second day of the Forum was focused on improving the judicial system and the effectiveness of the judicial decisions enforcement.
The Managing Partner Anastasia Astashkevich spoke on the topic of "Credit relations in the context of creditors’ and borrowers’ interest balance ", Anastasia paid a special attention to the grounds of loan acceleration and a unilateral change of interest rates by the bank (boundaries and criteria for prior credit repayments and the possibility to charge it).
Olga Suvorova spoke at the Forum as an expert in artistic imagery presented at the Forum. The pieces of art, paintings of known artists, were an indispensable part of the Forum's sessions.
Anastasia Astashkevich was a speeker at "Startup in legal business: how to start out correctly" Conference held by Pravo.ru
On March 25, 2016, Pravo.ru held a Conference called "Startup in legal business: how to start out correctly". The event focused on changes in the market environment and management of a new legal business.
Anastasia Astashkevich, the Managing Partner, spoke at the session " Denouement. How one should build relationship on the way from a legal company to one’s own business" with the presentation: "Advantages of starting a law firm in crisis".
"These days the market sees more and more lawyers changing in-house for a private consulting. However this is not a trend, but an individual decision usually deriving from the lawyer's willingness to enliven his practice and move away from the well-trodden roads. My motivation was the humdrum of the projects , and the routine of my work" - Anastasia Astashkevich.