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Trust in National Jurisdiction will be Discussed at SPIEF 2021

4 June 2021
Доверие к национальной юрисдикции обсудят на ПМЭФ-2021

The session ‘Trust in National Jurisdiction as Key to Business Security and Sustained Development’ will be held as part of ‘Delivering in National Development Targets’ in the business programme of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.


The event will be attended by Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation Igor Krasnov; Co-founder and Chaiman of the Board at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Dmitry Afanasyev; State Secretary, Deputy Minister of the Russian Federation for Civil Defense, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters Alexey Serko; Presidential Commissioner of the Russian Federation for the Protection of Entrepreneurs’ Rights Boris Titov; Editor-in-Chief at Boris Boltyanskiy; General Director and Chairman of the Board of Russian Small and Medium Business Corporation Alexander Isayevich; Vice-President for Regional Policy and Government and Administration Relations at RUSAL Elena Bezdenezhnykh; State Secretary – Vice-President at Norilsk Nickel, Dmitry Pristanskov. Moderated by the Chairman of the Board of the Association of Lawyers of Russia, Vladimir Gruzdev.


2021 could be a post-pandemic year and serve as the beginning of doing business in a new format. Countries around the world are heading for economic recovery after the COVID-19 epidemic. It is necessary to recognize the role and influence of the global digital space both on the fight against the pandemic and on geopolitical processes. The development of digital technologies has a number of positive aspects which are opening up a wide range of opportunities for society, business and the state, although there are also negative effects from the highly powerful impact of digitalization.


“Trust in national jurisdiction is the basis for economic growth and development. Impartial functioning of the Russian legal system in many respects determines the state of business activity in the country. The key task of the state is to respond promptly to global changes which are occurring in various segments of the economy. We must offer business an optimal, transparent and effective rulebook in a rapidly changing market. Digital technologies offer great opportunities for businesses, but they require constant improvements in the legal system, and in this regard, it is important to build an open dialogue with representatives of the business community", said the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation, Igor Krasnov.


Participants of the session will discuss what the Russian economy will look like after the pandemic, what strategy for protecting national interests in the digital sphere will be the most effective, as well as what the national jurisdiction should be in the context of the rapid development of the global digital space.