Round Table “Legal Regulation of Digital Economy: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow”

On February 22, 2019 the International Interactive Round Table “Legal Regulation of Digital Economy: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” was held by the editors of the Journal of Law and Digital Economy held in the Academic Council Hall of Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSAL).

The Round Table was hosted by the Competition Law Department of Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSAL) and the Editorial Board of the Journal of Law and Digital Economy jointly with the Moscow Branch of the Association of Lawyers of Russia.

The Round Table was timed to 1 year’s anniversary of the bilingual Russian-English Journal of Law and Digital Economy which has already become widely known both in Russia and abroad.

The event was opened by the welcome speech by Viktor Blazheev, Rector of Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSAL) to the participants and guests: Viktor Vladimirovich underlined the importance of such research-oriented events.

The Round Table moderators were Vladimir Sinyukov, Vice-Rector for Research, Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSAL) and Maria Egorova, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Law and Digital Economy, Professor at the Department of Competition Law, Deputy Chair of the Executive Committee of Moscow Branch of the Russian Association of Lawyers, Member of the International BRICS Committee for Digital Economy.

A unique moment of the event was marked by the signing a cooperation agreement between the Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSAL) and the International Alliance of Lawyers and Economists (France).

As part of the event, the agreements were also signed between MSAL’s Rector Viktor Blazheev and Alain Duflot, Co-President of the Internarial Alliance of Lawyers and Economists (France), lecturer at University Jean Moulin Lyon III (Lyon, France).

The main subjects offered for discussion at the round table included:

Modern challenges in the legal regulation of digital technologies in today’s conditions of development of international relations;
Problems of antitrust laws application in conditions of digital economy;
Digital economy and its influence on geopolitical relations;
Legal nature of cryptocurrency and private legal problems of regulation;
The place of cryptocurrency in the system of payment means;
Prospects for adopting the law on digital assets;
Digitalization of state and municipal procurement.

The round table discussion was divided into 4 main parts:

Panel discussion “Modern problems of state regulation of the digital economy: the experience of Russia and foreign states”
Interactive discussion: “Legal regulation of the digital economy in some areas of public relations”
Panel discussion “Modern trends of public administration digitalization; Cryptocurrency and blockchain: problems of legal regulation. Russian and foreign experience of legal regulation in the domain of digital technologies”.
Interactive discussion: “Legal regulation of some types of activity concerning cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies. Development of legal regulation of the digital economy in entrepreneurial activity and international relations”.

Of special interest for the participants were the presentations delivered by our foreign guests:

“Current problems of legal regulation of blockchain in France” by Mr. Alain Duflot, lawyer, international law expert and practitioner, founder of “Duflot & Partners” law office, Co-President of the International Alliance of Lawyers and Economists (France), lecturer at the University Jean Moulin Lyon III (Lyon, France);

“Some aspects of state governance digitalization in tax law and its consequences” by Mr. Dariusz Gibasiewicz, Managing Partner, Gibasiewicz Law Office (Warsaw, Poland), Member of International Alliance of Lawyers and Economists (France);

“Challenges to competition due to price restrictions imposed by manufacturers on online retailers” by Mr. Christoph Samuel Hutchinson, PhD., Professor, lecturer and researcher at the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, Director of Collaboration Program between University Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne(France) and HSE (Russia).

The organizers invited to participation in the Round Table prominent researchers, university lecturers, representatives of state authorities and business community, practitioners of law and PhD students. Among the foreign guests to the event were professors from France and Poland.

General Partners:

Moscow Branch of Association of Russia’s Lawyers;
Russian – Asian Association of Lawyers;
Association of Russian Diplomats;
International Alliance of Lawyers and Economists (France);
Research Collaboration Department of Russian Academy of Sciences;
Yustitsinform Publishing House;
Effective Business Resources LLC
Bar Association «LEX» (LAW)

The keynote speakers and participants of the event were:

Sergey G. Abramov — Associate Professor, Department of Legal Regulation of Economic Relations, Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, Ph. D. in Law

Lyubov V. Andreeva — Doctor of Law, Professor at Department of Business and Corporate Law, Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSAL)

Olga A. Belyaeva, Senior Researcher, Head of Department of Private Law Disciplines, FSRI “Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law under the Government of the Russian Federation”, Doctor of Law, Professor of Russian Academy of Sciences

Elena E. Bogdanova, Head of Civil Law Department, Moscow State Law University (MSAL), Doctor of Law, Associate Professor

Sergey N. Bulikov — Professor of Enterprise Management Department of Yaroslavl State Technical University, Doctor of Economics, Associate Professor

Yan A. Burlyay — Director of Center for Ibero-American Programs, Moscow State Linguistic University, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

Vitaly V. Vyshkvartsev — Member of Deputies Council of Krasnoznamensk, Moscow Region, Chair of Social Committee at Young Deputies Chamber of Moscow Regional Duma, Ph. D. in Law

Vladimir I. Gerasimov — Head of Research Cooperation Department of Research Information Institute for Social Sciences, Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Ph. D. in Philology

Inna V. Ershova — Head of Department of Business and Corporate Law, Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSAL), Doctor of Law, Professor

Lyudmila G. Efimova — Head of Banking Law Department, Moscow State Law University (MSAL), Doctor of Law, Professor

Alexander V. Zhuravlev — Managing Partner of Effective Business Resources LLC, Chair of Committee for legal support of the digital economy at the Moscow Branch of Association of Lawyers of Russia, Co-founder of “Blockchain Lawyers”

Svetlana A. Karelina — Doctor of Law, Professor at Department of Business Law, Law Faculty of Lomonosov Moscow State University

Artem Yu. Kiryanov — Chair of the Executive Committee of Russian Taxpayers Union, Member of Public Chamber of the Russian Federation

Svetlana I. Kodaneva — Senior Researcher, Department of Law, Institute of Information, Russian Academy of Sciences, PhD in Law

Sergey V. Kukharenko — lawyer, Moscow Bar Association № 29

Maria V. Mazhorina — Associate Professor at Department of International Private Law of Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSAL), PhD in Law, Associate Professor

Sergey V. Maksimov — Chief Researcher, Institute for Study of Science Development, Russian Academy of Sciences, Assistant to Head of Federal Antimonopoly Service, Ph.D. in Law, Professor.

Sergey A. Puzyrevsky — Deputy Head of Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) of Russia, Head of Competition Law Department, Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSAL), PhD in Law, Associate Professor.

Andrey V. Ragulin — Doctor of Law, Associate Professor, Lawyer of Moscow Chamber of Advocates, Professor of Criminal Law Department, Moscow University of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia named after V. Y. Kikotya, Head of Center for Research of Organization and Activities of Advocateship, Eurasian Research Institute for Problems of Law; Senior Vice-President of Russian-Asian Association of Lawyers.

Olga M. Rodionova —Doctor of Law, Associate Professor, Professor of Civil Law Department, Saratov State Law Academy.

Viktoria S. Savina — Associate Professor, Department of Copyright, Related Rights and Private Law Disciplines, Russian State Academy of Intellectual Property (Moscow), PhD in Law, Associate Professor.

Pavel V. Samolysov — Associate Professor of the Department of financial-economical, inventory, logistic and medical support, Academy of Management of Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) of Russia. Ph. D. in Pedagogical Sciences

Larisa V. Sannikova — Head of Civil Law, Civil and Arbitration Process Sector, Institute of State and Law, Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Law, Professor, Professor of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Oleg A. Simvolokov — Senior Researcher, Department of Civil Law and Process, Institute of legislation and comparative law under the Government of the Russian Federation, Ph. D. in Law, Associate Professor.

Efim Ya. Tokar — PhD. In Law, Associate Professor. Chair of E.Ya. Tokar Bar Association “LEX” (LAW), Samara; Presidium member of EUROPEAN CONSULTANTS UNIT® (ECU®).

Igor V. Khalevinsky — Chairman of the Association of Russian Diplomats, Member of UN ECOSOC Expert Committee for public administration (2014-2017), PhD. in Economics.

Yulia S. Kharitonova — Doctor of Law, Professor of the Department of Business Law, Faculty of Law, Lomonosov Moscow State University

Imeda A. Tsindeliani — Head of Financial Law Department of the Russian State University of Justice, PhD in Law, Associate Professor.

Marietta D. Shapsugova — Senior Researcher, Business and Corporate Law Sector of the Institute of State and Law, Russian Academy of Sciences, PhD in Law, Associate Professor.

Yury G. Shpakovsky — Professor of Department of Environmental and Natural Resource Law, Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSAL), Doctor of Law, Professor.

Tamara A. Yudina — Doctor of Economics, Corresponding Member of Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Senior Researcher of the Faculty of Economy, Lomonosov Moscow State University.

Speakers and guests of the Round table included over 80 participants: among them — researchers, legal practitioners and economists.