ABOUT RALA

 

 

Russian Asian Legal Association was formed on 16 November 2016 in Shanghai

The Shanghai congress consisted of lawyers from Russia, China, the United Arab Emirates and other countries. Its organizers represented the largest law firms in Asia, and were all interested in attracting large investments to Russia and other former USSR countries. The Congress hence established the Russian-Asian Legal Association.

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EVENTS

 

2018

October 30-31 – November 1:

China Machinery Fair 2018 (Moscow,Russia)

November 15-16: 

XI Annual Conference «Practice of international tax planning: new focus» (Moscow, Russia)

November 26-27:  

7th Annual International Conference titled «69th Constitution Day» (New Delhi,India)

November 14:

Russian forum on tobacco and alcohol business titled «TABBAHUS-2018» (Moscow, Russia)

November 16: 

International Conference on Investment and Arbitration titled «Safe Harbor for Significant Investors» (Minsk, Belorus)

November 27 – December 5: 

XV Kutafin Moscow State Law University International Research-to-Practice Conference titled «The Russian Federation Constitution and the mordern legal order» (Moscow, Russia)

 

2019

February 11:  

Conference on the protection and management of private assets (Moscow, Russia)

May 14:  

II International Legal Forum of Russian-Asian Law Association (Saint-Petersbourg, Russia)

June 6-8:  

St. Petersbourg International Economic Forum (Saint-Petersbourg, Russia)

February 14-15:   

XVI International Research-to-Practice Conference dedicated to the memory of M.I. Kovalyov (Ekaterinburg, Russia)

May 14-18:  

St. Petersbourg International Legal Forum (Saint-Petersbourg, Russia)

September 22-27:  

IBA Annual Conference 2019 (Seoul, South Korea)

PAST EVENTS

First international legal forum ” Modern problems of law and Economics in Europe and Asia 16-20 September 2018, Cannes France, Grand Hotel, La Croisette

The legal forum “Modern problems of law and economy of Europe and Asia” will be organized for the first time in 2018. The forum will be the main legal forum bringing together experts in the field of law and Economics.

Following the forum, the main directions of the panel discussions will be prepared methodological and practical recommendations, proposals for improving global legislation.

Moderators:

Maria A. Egorova, Dr. iur., professor, professor of the Department of Competition Law, the University of Kutafin (MSAL), member of the International committee of the Digital economy, a member of the committee on security of business activities of the chamber of Commerce and industry of Russia,   Member of the international Committee of the digital economy, professor emeritus at the University of Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi (Miami, USA), professor emeritus of the University Logos (Miami, USA)

Stephan U. Breu, Honorary professor, doctor in business administration (DBA), secretary-general of the Swiss Centre for international humanitarian law (Zurich, Switzerland).

The forum will be attended by leading experts from France, Germany, Russia, Italy, Switzerland, Poland, Slovakia and India

Time and place: Cannes France, Grand hotel, La Croisette.

Participation in the work of the forum. The registration fee is 980 Euro (the amount includes hotel accommodation), the dinner of the forum participants is paid separately.

The organizing Committee does not pay for the travel of participants.

The forum program will be sent to the participants after registration and confirmation of their participation

Registration to the forum is open until 23 July 2018.

Confirmation of participation in the forum is 1 week after registration

You can register by sending an application to e-mail. mail: lawforumcannes@gmail.com

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Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei International Investment and Trade Fair  2018

Embracing with the historic opportunity of the national strategies of the “Belt & Road Initiative” implementation, “the Strategy of Collaborative Development of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei”, the planning and construction of Xiong’an New Area, and the preparation for Beijing Winter Olympic Games , and with an elaborate regional cooperation mechanism of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei, The “Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei International Investment and Trade Fair 2018” will be held from the 6th to 8th September, in Langfang city Hebei Province , aiming at developing connectivities and communion relation- ships with other countries of the world, improving investment & trade coordinated development of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Region, promoting international production capacity cooperation, by taking full advantage of the market resource advantages of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, and the world-wide network and global impact from CCPIT & CCOIC, including CCPIT & CCOIC Beijing, CCPIT & CCOIC Tianjin, CCPIT & CCOIC Hebei. During the fair, the relevant local governmental leaders of different countries and regions, the presidents or chairmen of the regional chambers of commerce in different countries and the CEO’s of the top 500 companies in the world will be invited to have a grand get-together in Langfang Hebei Province. Seminars with clear Characteristics of the industries of Hebei province will be presented. Such as the seminar for international trade and investment match-making, Seminar for CMP China-US advanced manufacturing and environmental industries, Forum for the International commercial law issues, Made-in-China 2025(Langfang)Summit, Forum for modern logistics, etc.  

Organizations: China Chamber of International Commerce (CCOIC) , China Logistics & Procurement Confederation, CCPIT HebeiCCOIC Hebei, CCPIT BeijingCCOIC Beijing, CCPIT TianjinCCOIC Tianjin, LangFang Municipal People’s Government.

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AALCO Annual Arbitration Forum

The  Asian-African Legal Consultative Organisation (AALCO) Annual Arbitration forum will be held on 21 – 22 July 2018. This forum coincides with the 40th year anniversary of the Asian International Arbitration Centre’s (formerly known as the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration) establishment under the auspices of the AALCO.  It will place a special focus on Connecting Asia and Africa, Connecting Investment and ADR: Opportunities and Challenges.  

Established in 1956, AALCO was the fruit of the Bandung Conference in Bandung Indonesia. The AALCO monitors the development of regional centres for arbitration, and respective directors of Centres are required to present progress reports at every annual AALCO session.

Established in 1978, the Centre which was formerly known as the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA) was the first arbitration centre in Asia to be established under the AALCO. Since inception, the Centre has evolved into a global hub for Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).

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The signing of Cooperation Agreement between Russian Asian Legal Association and Indian National Bar Association was held 25 November 2017 in New Delhi, India.
INBA is focused on taking the Indian legal industry and its members to newer heights.

5-6.12  V International Forum for Promotion of Legal Services

Legal Practice (Yuridicheskaya Practika) Weekly is honored to invite you to participate in The V International Forum for the Promotion of Legal Services and the PLS Top Teams Awards to be held on the 5-6th December in Kyiv.

The Forum is a unique event in the CIS Region which is focused on development and marketing of legal services. The event has already become an international platform for sharing experience in the field of legal business promotion.

Date: 5-6 December 2017
Time: 09:00-21:00
Venue: Premier Palace Hotel (Kyiv, 5-7/29, Bulv. T.Shevchenko / Pushkinskaya Str.)
Organizer: Legal Practice (Yuridicheskaya Practika) Weekly
General Partner: Evris
Registration: pravo.ua/events/pls2017 
For PR/BD managers – discount 20%!

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Регата «Кубок Адвокатов» 23-30 сентября, 2017, Лаврион (Lavrion Marina, Greece)
Регата “Кубок Адвокатов” — это несколько дней увлекательной и азартной борьбы наравне с расслабленным отдыхом и профессиональным общением. Регата отлично помогает укрепить старые и найти новые дружеские и деловые связи. Вас ждет много времени для общения, полная эмоциональная перезагрузка, и все это под жарким небом Греции.

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68th Constitution Day, 24-25 November 2017 in New Delhi, India International Conference on Law & Policy Issues

Timing the event for the Constitution Day, the Indian National Bar Association (INBA) proposes to organize the International Conference on the “68th Day of the Constitution” at the Shangri-la Hotel, New Delhi on November 24-25, 2017.

This conference invites judges, lawyers, high-level government officials, professional lawyers from Fortune 500 companies, international and national law firms, leading lawyers from around the world to participate. The main goal of the conference is to provide a platform for the Legal Community to discuss a number of important national and international legal issues.

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With prominent support from Secretariat of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, the “Belt & Road Innovation and Development Forum — The Belt & Road and Eurasia: Reality Prospects” organised by China Academy of Culture, Silk Road Economic Development Research Centre, Maritime Silk Road Society and One Belt One Road Research Institute of Chu Hai College of Higher Education, and supported by many non-profit organisations, was held full-day in JW Marriot Hotel Hong Kong on 3 November 2017.

The member of RALA, Anthony Lai participated in the meeting.

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Schweizer Steuerstrafrechtstag, 25 Oktober 2017, Swissôtel Zürich, Am Marktplatz, Zürich-Oerlikon

Schweizer Steuerstrafrechtstag was held in Zurich, Switzerland, 25 October 2017. The member of RALA, Dr. Alexander Lindemann participated in the meeting.

Issues identified included: implementation of the Automatic Exchange of Information (“AEoI”), challenges Swiss Parliament, how the Swiss taxpayers’ attitude towards tax transparency had changed with the introduction of the AEoI, practical experiences with the criminal of offence of laundry of money resulting from tax evasion.

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MINSK LEGAL FORUM 2017, 19-21 October 2017, Minsk, Belarus

The Minsk Legal Forum was held between 19 and 21 October. This forum brought together more than 200 participants from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Baltic countries and countries of Western Europe.

Minsk Legal Forum (MLF) is an entirely new conference format. It is more than a professional discussion; it is an informal meeting for lawyers from all over Europe. It is a platform designed for lively interaction free from scientific monologues.

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The meeting with the PRC Law Association of Hong Kong, 22 September 2017 in Moscow

An agreement on long-term cooperation was signed at the meeting between the Russian – Asian Legal Association and PRC Law Association of Hong Kong.

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The meeting with the Delegation Members of Hebei Provincial Lawyers Assocoation, 8 September 2017 in Moscow

On the 8 of September at the Moscow Chamber of Lawyers, was held the meeting between the Head of the Chamber represented by vice-president Kipnis Nikolay Matveevich and The Head of the Department of International Cooperation, Glashev Ahmat Alabievich, The President of the Russian – Asian Legal Association, Tafintsev Maxim Vladimirovich, board members of Association and Delegation Members of Hebei Provincial Lawyers Assocoation, headed by Mrs. Li.

During the visit, colleague exchanged experiences in law practice, discussed issues of attorney-client privilege in China, protection of  Lawyers’ Rights against illegal actions of the police, the criminal liability for law practice without status of attorney, the legal regulation of cryptocurrency in China, highlighted the problems of Chinese investment in Russia.

An agreement on long-term cooperation was signed at the meeting between the Russian – Asian Legal Association and the Delegation Members of Hebei Provincial Lawyers Association.

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2017 London Summit on Commercial Dispute Resolution in China, 19 June 2017 in London, UK

Beijing Arbitration Commission / Beijing International Arbitration Centre (BAC / BIAC), Royal Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), Centre for Commercial Law Studies of Queen Mary University of London (CCLS) and Institute of Advanced Legal Studies of the University of London (IALS) invite you to join the London Summit of 2017 on Commercial Disputes in China. This well-established and prestigious annual event is based on the Annual Review and Preliminary Review of Commercial Dispute Resolution in China (2017), and will bring together experts from China and the United Kingdom to present and discuss developments in a wide range of areas of commercial dispute resolution in China. Topics will include Arbitration, Mediation, Construction Project, Real Estate, Energy, Investment, International Trade, Finance, and Intellectual Property. This is an opportunity for practitioners and stakeholders in both jurisdictions to share industrial perspective on Chinese practice, and exchange global insight with leading practitioners.

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M.C.A. Lai Solicitors LLP joins RALA,
25 January 2017 in Hong Kong

Mr. Anthony Lai, the founding partner of M.C.A. Lai Solicitors LLP, has met with a RALA representative and has become a Board Member. M.C.A. Lai has become an exclusive RALA member in Hong Kong.

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Global Association of Chinese-speaking Lawyers, 7 December 2016 in Shenzhen, China

Delegation from Russia participated in the conference and was headed by the Chairman of the Board, Maxim Tafintsev. The conference was supported by the Federal Chamber of Advocates of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation.

International Legal Forum “One Road: Investments and Law in Asia and Russia”

The main purpose of the forum is cooperation of Russian lawyers with Asian lawyers and exchanging with experience and legal projects/clients.

The forum will focus on issues of investments, sanctions, WTO and international arbitration cases, investments in major infrastructure projects in Russia, Asian regions and the Middle East.

The speakers of the forum are prominent experts and international lawyers, among whom:
– Ambrose Lam (Hong Kong);
– Abdul Rahman Bmh (Singapore);
– Gerard Morada (Philippine);
– Kumar Singh (India);
– professor Dato Sundra Radjo (Malaysia);
– Professor A. Linderman (Switzerland);
– Professor N. A. Morozov (Rosneft);
– Russian advocates professor Igor Zenkin and Maxim Tafintsev (Moscow);
– Evgeni Bogomolov (Saint-⁠Petersburg);
– and other law firms from China, India, Japan and South Korea.

The Forum will be attended by the heads of the legal departments of the biggest state holdings and private companies, senior partners of top law firms of the CIS countries, Asia and the Middle East, deputies of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, Ambassadors of the Asian and the Gulf countries, and etc.

The official partners of the forum among others are

– Indian National Bar Association (New Delhi)
– Institute of the State and Law of Russia
– Supreme Court of Russia
– Global Association of Chinese-⁠⁠⁠speaking Lawyers (China)
– International Asian Arbitration Center (Malaysia)
– The State Duma of the Russian Federation
– The Administration of the President of the Russian Federation
– The Senate of the Russian Federation

The Russian-Asian Lawyers Association was established in 2016 to strengthen cooperation between lawyers from Russia and Asia and other regions of the world.

The main goal of the Association is the implementation of specific legal projects and organization of cooperation between lawyers of Russia, China, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, UAE and other countries of Asia. The Board of the Association includes:

• Legal representatives of the large state-owned and private corporations from Russia, CIS countries, China, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore, UAE and India;
• Heads of the largest international arbitration courts at Asia
• Senior Partners of Russian and Asian law firms (more then 100 member’ law firms).

The Association annually holds legal and investment conferences in Asia and Russia.

The Forum will take place on 14 September 2018 and start at 09:00
The Venue:  
Москва, Гостиница «Рэдиссон Славянская», 
Адрес: пл. Европы, д. 2, Россия, Москва

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IBA Europe-Caucasus-Asia Forum

5–7 September 2018, InterContinental Almaty, Almaty, Kazakhstan

From 5-7 September 2018, Almaty will become the venue for one of the most significant legal events in Central Asia.

The IBA Europe-Caucasus-Asia Forum, the successor of the famous CIS Local Counsel Forum, is returning to Kazakhstan with a slightly new look, but the same soul and values we have cherished over a decade.

The Forum will gather managing partners, heads of practice, in-house lawyers, and other senior practitioners coming from, or interested in, the ECA region.

Apart from discussion of cutting-edge issues of the legal market and profession, the event will offer a wonderful cultural and social programme.

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Actual changes in tax, labour and trade laws of Spain 2017/2018

14 December 2017 the spanish law company “Tomarial” will conduct the conference dedicated to actual changes in tax, labour and trade laws of Spain.

It’ll start at 9:00 with address at: C/ Barcas, 10, Valencia, Spain.

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Kazan Legal Forum 2017, 14-17 September 2017 in Kazan, Russia

During the event, prominent corporate lawyers, top managers, consultants and government officials from all over the world will gather to exchange the latest news in the field of law and economics of their countries and regions, discuss prospects for investment cooperation and enjoy a rich cultural program.
Together with representatives of the Republic of Tatarstan, legal aspects of infrastructure projects, investments in innovations, corporate law issues and structuring of international transactions will be discussed. Discussions will also include criminal and administrative risks, the growing role of compliance, integration and cooperation in the Eurasian space, and legal aspects of cooperation with the Middle East and Asian countries.

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30th Lawasia Conference, 18-21 September 2017 in Tokyo, Japan.
A great leap on the basis of the rule of law – the legacy of Lawasia and its future role.
The annual conference is the most significant event of LAWASIA every year. It aims to bring together the leaders of legal societies, corporate members and individual members from each country in the Asia-Pacific region under one roof, and hold sessions to discuss a number of topics, including legal training, legal preparation and alternative dispute resolution.

The conference also seeks to become a place for the exchange of ideas, deepen relations, establish the rule of law and promote regional development and peace.

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National Convention of Lawyers, 18-21 October 2017 in Bordeaux, France Economics, Digital Technologies and Territories
In the presence of figures from the political, economic and digital spheres, the 7th National Convention of Lawyers will focus on issues related to changes in professional practice. Economic changes, the emergence of digital technologies and the development of territories will be of interest to lawyers aiming to create new strategies and develop their business.

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7th South China In-house Counsel Forum, 29 June 2017 in Shenzhen, PRC
The Forum is organized by the Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration (SCIA), as well as supported by the Supreme People’s Court and the Ministry of Trade. Each year, the forum attracts more than 500 participants, including General Directors, full-time lawyers, professors, judges, arbitrators and mediators, their China and other countries, to hold discussions on various issues related to Chinese commercial law.
The theme of the Seventh Forum – Belt & Road: Chinese enterprises and Arbitrage.
This year, the Forum will be attended by representatives from international organizations, market leaders, well-known local and foreign arbitration institutions, Chinese companies and successful local and foreign law firms. The discussions will include topics such as how can Chinese companies entering the foreign market benefit from international norms of investment arbitration in order to protect their foreign investment.

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Vienna Summit on Commercial Dispute Resolution in China, 21 June 2017 in Vienna, Austria
The Beijing Arbitration Commission / Beijing International Arbitration Centre (BAC / BIAC) and the Vienna International Arbitration Centre (VIAC) invite you to the Vienna Summit 2017 on Commercial Disputes in China. This well-established and prestigious annual event is based on the Annual Review and Preliminary Review of Commercial Dispute Resolution in China (2017), and will bring together experts from China and the United Kingdom to present and discuss developments in a wide range of areas of commercial dispute resolution in China. Topics will include Arbitration, Mediation, Construction Project, Real Estate, Energy, Investment, International Trade, Finance, and Intellectual Property. This is an opportunity for practitioners and stakeholders in both jurisdictions to share industrial perspective on Chinese practice, and exchange global insight with leading practitioners.

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International Legal Forum, 16-20 May 2017 in Saint Petersburg, Russia

Members of the Association’s delegation have attended the Saint-Petersburg Legal Forum 2017, where the delegates have participated in discussions on judicial and arbitration practice, anti-trust regulation, prospects of Russian legal firms, and other current issues. This year several thousand delegates from all over the world participated in the Forum.

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The Belt and Road Conference,
12 May 2017 in Hong Kong

RALA delegation has made use of the networking session and has successfully embarked on new business ventures and collaboration possibilities with the attendees. The conference was attended by more than 40 speakers with an international profile, holding high positions in international business firms and in the state governing bodies of China and Hong Kong. Practical topics included the advantages and risks associated with the use of E-tools in international trade, issues on tax, financing and insurance arising from cross border trade as well as dispute resolution practices in international transactions.

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Международная конференция «Поворот на Азию: инвестиции, арбитраж, перспективы и защита рисков» в Санкт-Петербурге 7 июля 2017 года

Русско-Азиатская Ассоциация Юристов и Региональный арбитражный центр Куала-Лумпура (Куала-Лумпур, Малайзия) при содействии Коллегии Адвокатов «КУТУЗОВСКАЯ» (Санкт-Петербург, Россия) и международной юридической фирмы МААЛОФ АШФОРД ЭНД ТАЛБОТ выступили организаторами Международной конференции «Поворот на Азию: инвестиции, арбитраж, перспективы и защиты рисков».

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Zurich Summit on Commercial Dispute Resolution in China, 23 June 2017 in Zurich, Switzerland
The Beijing Arbitration Commission / Beijing International Arbitration Centre (BAC / BIAC) and the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) are pleased to invite you to the Zurich 2017 Summit on the Settlement of Commercial Disputes in China. This well-established and prestigious annual event is based on the Annual Review and Preliminary Review of Commercial Dispute Resolution in China (2017), and will bring together experts from China and the United Kingdom to present and discuss developments in a wide range of areas of commercial dispute resolution in China. Topics will include Arbitration, Mediation, Construction Project, Real Estate, Energy, Investment, International Trade, Finance, and Intellectual Property. This is an opportunity for practitioners and stakeholders in both jurisdictions to share industrial perspective on Chinese practice, and exchange global insight with leading practitioners.

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Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates joins RALA, 26 April 2017 in Moscow, Russia

In presence of the Board members of the Russian Asian Legal Association, the President of the Board Maxim Tafintsev handed the sign of the member of RALA to Doctor Jean-Philippe Chetcuti – Managing Partner of Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates. Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates, one of the largest law firms in Malta, specializes in legal, financial, tax, fiduciary and accounting services for legal entities and private clients around the world and represents the Republic of Malta in RALA.

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International ADR Week, 15-17 May 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration has hosted the International ADR Week 2017. The delegation of the Russian-Asian Legal Association has successfully participated in the conference, and in addition to its active participation in the sessions has also signed a joint cooperation agreement with KLRCA. Some highlights of the conference included the Launch of the KLRCA Arbitration Rules 2017, CIPAA KLRCA Report release, and the launch of the Practical Guide to Statutory Adjudication in Malaysia.

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10thAsian Financial Forum, 16-17
January 2017 in Hong Kong
Asia: Driving Change, Innovation and Connectivity
RALA representatives have attended the 10th Asian Financial Forum, organised by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The AFF brought together global leaders in government, finance and business to examine global economic trends and investment outlook, and to establish connections with potential business partners from across the world. The Forum had over 90 distinguished speakers, and more than 2800 attendees from 38 countries. Topics included Policy Trends and Developments, RMB Business, China’s Opportunities and Challenges, Belt and Road Initiative, Asia’s multi-speed development and other issues.

1 December 2016 in Moscow, Russia

The Conference discussed legal risks of large investments in Asia and Russia.

The Constituent Congress of the Russian Asian Legal Association, 16 November 2016 in Shanghai, China

The exclusive member of the Association in Beijing became the largest legal Chinese company Beijing DHH Law Firm. The exclusive member of the Association in Moscow became the Law Firm Russian House International Lawyers.

Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates joins RALA, 26 April 2017 in Moscow, Russia

In presence of the Board members of the Russian Asian Legal Association, the President of the Board Maxim Tafintsev handed the sign of the member of RALA to Doctor Jean-Philippe Chetcuti – Managing Partner of Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates. Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates, one of the largest law firms in Malta, specializes in legal, financial, tax, fiduciary and accounting services for legal entities and private clients around the world and represents the Republic of Malta in RALA.