6–8 March 2024
BANYAN TREE DUBAI Bluewaters Island, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

BRICS+ New Economy
Legal Forum ’24

BRICS+ New Economy Legal Forum — is an event
within the New Economy Legal forum series.

The forums aim at discussing the current legal and economic issues, as well as creating a legal infrastructure for international trade and investment in new macroeconomic environment.


During the event, a legal infrastructure for international economic relations will be discussed and constructed


New geopolitical business opportunities, sanctions, asset protection, etc. are on the Agenda of the Forum


The format of the event enables to bring outstanding initiatives to the international scale, and convey the legal strategy to the global community


International networking and the chance to find trusted partners to meet various business challenges of your company

200+ participants


Top managers and heads of legal departments of international corporations, partners of the leading law firms of the member states of the BRICS+ and GCC are invited to take part in the Forum.

Abdulla Baqer

Abdulla Baqer

regional Director Middle East and Eurasia, Dubai Chambers (UAE)

Dear participants and guests!

I am pleased to welcome you to the opening of our forum for the BRICS+ countries. Today, this forum will serve as a platform for discussing current legal and economic issues related to the development of the economy and the creation of legal infrastructure in the BRICS+ area.

We will discuss new opportunities for business, issues of sanctions, asset protection, and much more.

I am delighted to welcome large businesses, exporters, investors, financial institutions, and leading legal advisors who are able to contribute to the development of international trade and investment in new macroeconomic conditions.

I am confident that discussing our topics will be productive and will allow us to collectively develop solutions that will help strengthen our economic position and create favorable conditions for business and investment growth.

Let this event be a starting point for forming new partnerships and projects that contribute to the sustainable development of all participants.

I wish everyone productive discussions, new connections, and fruitful cooperation.

Thank you for being here today!




Large business engaged in global expansion, its development directions, mechanisms and needs


GCC Doing

Session with representatives of government agencies, institutions, law firms, businesses from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman and Qatar.



Legal mechanisms for foreign investment, trade and dispute resolution in the BRICS+ space.



Current problems of legal regulation of cross-border projects.


Li’Brasil at Address Beach Resort
Welcome reception for the forum participants.

Welcome reception for the forum participants in one of the best restaurants in Dubai with Brazilian flavor and amazing views of the Persian Gulf.


Banyan Tree Dubai
Registration. Coffee break
Welcome speech from ABDULLA BAQER
Abdulla Baqer

Abdulla Baqer, regional Director Middle East and Eurasia, Dubai Chambers

Global expansion: plenary session. BRICS+ as a zone for the development of international economic relations

Large companies involved in global expansion in emerging markets will discuss the directions of international development, its mechanisms and business needs.

First-person global expansion experience in industries:

  • energy
  • metallurgy
  • Agriculture
  • IT
  • media and content production
  • mining and processing of minerals
  • finance and investments, etc.

Among the speakers of the session:

  • Omar Abdulsattar Mohammad Alfahim, vise president, regional head of Abu-Dhabi & Al Ain Emirates NBD Bank (UAE)
  • Ricardo Nunes, mayor of Sao Paolo (Brasil)
  • Vadim Titov, general director, Rusatom International Network (Russia)
  • Kirill Lipa, general director, Transmashholding (Russia)
  • Igor Borovikov, founder, Softline (Russia)
  • Mehmet Gonench, director, IC Ictas Insaat A.S. (Turkey)
  • Arthur Mario Pinheiro Machado, CEO, Geneve investments (Brazil)
  • Rustam Aksenenko, CEO and founder, Arkanis VC Capital (Swiss)
Coffee break
GCC Doing business

12:00—12:05 Welcome speech from Dr. Abdulrahim Yousif Alawadhi, expert in legal matters on the GCC, PHD, former minister of justice of the UAE, former ambassador of the UAE in Poland (UAE)

Moderator: Alexander Kukuyev, managing partner, Uppercase Legal (UAE)

  • Alexander Kukuyev, managing partner, Uppercase Legal (UAE)
    Vitaly Chiryasov, partner, Uppercase Legal (UAE)
    Business development prospects in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Oman and Qatar
  • Alexandra Kurdyumova, senior partner, Versus.legal
    Shifting Sands: exploring legal landscapes for team relocation in the GCC
  • Andrey Timchuk, partner, co-head of the sanctions practice, Delcredere (Russia)
    Current issues of doing business in GCC in the new realities
  • Richard Briggs, president, Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA), managing partner, HADEF&PARTNERS, board member, Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) (UAE)
    The UAE and GCC legal systems and the role of sharia
  • Abdulla Ziad Galadari, senior partner, Galadari Advocates & Legal Consultants (UAE) Current direction of the UAE regulatory system
  • Anastasia Speranskaya, counsel, corporate / M&A, ALUMNI Partners (Russia)
    Choice of location: mainland or free zone? The key differences between free zones and the main factors of choice. Practical notes on structuring
  • Maria Nikonova, partner, head of the UAE Office, PGP Tax Consultancy (Middle East desk Pepeliaev Group) (Russia)
    Taxes in GCC countries: what factors should be considered when choosing a jurisdiction to conduct business?
  • Lootah Group (Top-100 MENA Forbes 2023), speaker to be specified (UAE)
    The topic is being clarified
The round table: RGD Hot Topics Roundtable Discussion

Doing Business in 2024: what challenges does business face in the era of global change and how to overcome them?

Moderator: Maria Blagovolina, managing partner, Rybalkin, Gortsunyan, Dyakin and Partners (RGD) (Russia)

  • Dmitry Dyakin, co-head of Dispute Resolution practice, Rybalkin, Gortsunyan, Dyakin and Partners (RGD) (Russia) Welcome speech
  • Konstantin Mineev, partner corporate, Rybalkin, Gortsunyan, Dyakin and Partners (RGD) (Russia)
    Redomicilation and other asset structuring mechanisms: a roadmap for business
  • Nato Tshakaya, partner, head of regulatory, Rybalkin, Gortsunyan, Dyakin and Partners (RGD) (Russia)
    Investment activity in the current political and economic conditions Regulatory aspects and trends
  • Alexander Geda, partner, head of financial practice, Rybalkin, Gortsunyan, Dyakin and Partners (RGD) (Russia)
    A new stage in the development of trade finance in a period of international instability

Moderator: Alan Gandelman, CEO, Sefer Investimentos, сhairman of the board, Lotus Construtora (Brazil)

  • Filipe Barros, federal deputy, the President of the Parliamentary Front for Mining, Innovation and Mineral, in the National Congress (Brazil)
    New Brazilian Mining Code as an integral element of the BRICS+ policy in the field of restoration and environmental security
  • Alan Gandelman, CEO, Sefer Investimentos, сhairman of the board, Lotus Construtora (Brazil)
    How can Brazil become a link in the global economy and global trade?
  • Wilson De Faria, managing partner, WFaria Attorneys (Brazil)
    Venture capital in the BRICS+ member countries as an economic driver
  • Ilya Bolotov, industrial director, FPC INVEST
    Cooperation on commodity-barter schemes
  • Boris Edidin, deputy director general for legal affairs, Institute for internet development (IRI) (Russia)
    Opportunities for cooperation in the brics+ space on the production and distribution of internet content
  • Andrey Tsyganov, deputy head of the Federal Antimonopoly service (Russia) – online
    Antimonopoly regulation BRICS
The round table: International Arbitration: Challenges of 2024
  • Traditional arbitration centers in modern conditions: development trends, new principles of functioning
  • Alternative neutral forums (SIAC, DIAC, HKIAC)
    These arbitration institutions are most often used to consider disputes between BRICS+ participating countries. Particularly, in connection with the cultural and economic ties of representatives of these countries in these regions.
  • BRICS+ Arbitration: a new tool for ensuring access to justice
    Now, an active discussion of a possible alternative unified rules for the consideration of disputes in the arbitration institutions of the BRICS+ countries is taken place. Colleagues will share both their best practices in this area and information about the peculiarities of local procedural law, which will be applicable in the event of choosing arbitration under the BRICS+ rules in one of the jurisdictions.

Moderator: Tatyana Neveeva, senior partner, VERBA Legal (Russia)

Among the speakers of the session:

  • Berceste Elif Duranay, general partner, Energy Disputes Arbitration Center (EDAC) (Turkey)
  • Shamlan Al Sawalehi, judge, Dubai International Financial Centre (DFC) (UAE)
  • Richard Briggs, president, Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA), managing partner, HADEF&PARTNERS, board member, Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) (UAE)
  • Alexander Grebelsky, candidate of law, chairman of the board for international disputes of the Arbitration Center at the RSPP (Russia)
  • Massimo Campa, partner, Campa Avvocati (Italy)
  • Michael Zhang, partner, Zhong Lun Law Firm (China)
  • Mr. GU Yan, vice president, China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) (China)
  • Mr. Rui Zou, Shanghai International Arbitration Centre - SHIAC (China)
  • Artur Zurabyan, partner, ART DE LEX (Russia)
  • Thanniru Srinivas, Bar Association of India (BAI) (India)
  • Elena Burova, senior Associate LGP Middle East (Dubai) (UAE)
Coffee break
Best practices. Legal reality: current business issues in 2024

16:30—16:40 Welcome speech from Ali Burney, partner, Steptoe

Moderator: Kirill Udovichenko, partner, Monastyrsky, Zyuba, Stepanov and Partners Bar Association (Russia)

  • Nikita Zharov, director, Tax Compliance (Russia)
    Tax legal relations in the international space: risks of companies operating abroad. The prospects of concluding a joint venture agreement with BRICS+ countries
  • Ekaterina Gridasova,head of the INSIGHT Advocates branch in the UAE - INSIGHT Business Services (UAE)
    The use of alternative legal structures for mutual settlements with foreign counterparties and investments
  • Ekaterina Popova, partner, ITSWM Multi-Family Office (Russia)
    The main trends in banking compliance
  • Edward Bekeshchenko, partner, ART DE LEX (Russia)
    Compliance as a basis for risk management in international trade and foreign investments
  • Ratmir Proskurnov, deputy managing partner, head of international practice, Uppercase Legal (UAE)
    Elmira Larina, head of contract law practice, Uppercase Legal (UAE)
    Exclusivity in agency contracts in GCC countries: features of country regulation
  • Nikolay Rogov, head of legal practice for the MENA region, IPN Partners (UAE)
    1000 and 1 will: features of inheritance in the UAE
  • Anna Savin-Krovyakova, managing partner, FINCOM group (Russia)
    The International Association of Lawyers and Consultants is a practice of joint consulting, as a response to a business request to support international projects
The round table: IP. Regulation of intellectual rights in the BRICS+ zone under the new economic conditions

Moderator: Sergey Zuykov, managing partner, Zuykov & partners (Russia)

  • Sergey Zuykov, managing partner, Zuykov & partners (Russia)
    Regulation of parallel imports (grey-market import) in the BRICS+ space: the international principle of IP rights exhaustion
  • Antonio Lovecchio, partner, HFG Intellectual Property (China)
    Practice of revocation of trademarks for non-use: grounds and problematic issues of evidence collection
  • Fiona Zhang, partner, Kangxin Partners P.C. (China)
    Problematic issues of protection and use of trademarks registered in China
  • Mr. Wei WU, general manager of trademark department Shanghai Patent & Trademark Law Office (China)
    Analysis of current issues of trademark registration; practice of registering marks by similarity or misleading the consumer or contradicting public interests
  • Sergey Medvedev, partner, Gorodissky and Partners (Russia)
    Franchising in the UAE – legal and practical aspects
  • Talal Khan, partner, United Trademark & Patent Services (UAE)
    The topic is being clarified
  • Sushant Singh, managing partner, Sushant Singh & Associates (India)
    The topic is being clarified
Cocktail. Bluewaters Terrace


Padel tournament+sparkling

Among the speakers of the event


Strategic Partner


Information partner

* Dubai Chamber of Commerce was established in 1965. This is a non-profit public organization whose mission is to represent, support and protect the interests of the business community in Dubai. It does so by creating a favourable environment; promoting Dubai as an international business hub and by supporting the development of business.

** State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom (ROSATOM) is one of global technological leaders, with capacities in the nuclear sector and beyond, and business partners in 50 countries. As one of the pioneers of the nuclear industry, ROSATOM has traditionally been at the forefront of the international nuclear market, including nuclear power plant construction, uranium mining and enrichment, and nuclear fuel fabrication and supply.


Information about the company

Tradeoff LLP
Legal Address: 050040,
Almaty, 41/2 Al-Farabi Avenue
IIN/BIN: 221140045106
Account number: KZ948562203127405843
Account currency: KZT
Bank: JSC "Bank CenterCredit"
Account number: KZ608562203234448574
Account currency: USD


Tickets and prices

The full price from February 9 is 594 571 KZT ($1 340)

What is included in the participants registration fees?

Each individual registration provides entry into the Welcome reception on March 6th and the BRICS+ New Economy Legal Forum business program on March 7th.

What are the admin costs to be aware of?

Please note that payment is accepted in USD currency.

Is it possible to make payment via wire transfer?

At the moment we encourage using the online payment system to ensure a smooth registration process. Should there be an outstanding reason for being unable to use the online system, please let us know and we can arrange for an alternative method.


What payment cards are accepted?

The cards accepted for payment are Visa and Mastercard.


Cancellation policy

Please note the following Cancellation Policy with regards to your BRICS+ New Economy Legal Forum ticket purchase:

100% refund (less admin charges) if cancellation from registration until 12th February 2024.

50% refund (less admin charges) if cancellation until 26th February 2024.

Zero refund if cancellation from 1th March 2024 until Conference.

Additional: Should you wish to transfer your ticket to another delegate, please contact us stating your intention to do so, your reasoning and the other delegate's details. This decision will be done at the sole discretion of the Organizing Committee; the organisers will use their best endeavours to work with you to execute the transfer, where possible.

Privacy Policy and Information Usage Policy

This Privacy Policy and Information Usage Policy (hereinafter referred to as the «Policy») on the website info@neweconomydubai.com (hereinafter referred to as the «Website») regulates what kind of personal data we collect and process, how we protect it and how we use it.

Limited Liability Company Tradeoff LLP (hereinafter referred to as the “Company”) cares about you and considers the confidentiality and protection of personal data an integral and important part of the Company's activities.

Tradeoff LLP take our customer’s privacy seriously and we will collect, record, hold, store, disclose, transfer and use your personal information only for our personal purposes as outlined below.

Data protection is a matter of trust and your privacy is important to us. We shall therefore only use your name and other information, which relates to you in the manner set out in this Privacy Policy. We will only collect information where it is necessary for us to do so and we will only collect information if it is relevant to our dealings with you.

We will only keep your information for as long as required by law or as long as it is relevant to the purposes for which it was collected.

You can visit the Website and browse it without having to provide personal data. You remain anonymous during your visit to the Website, and in no case will we be able to identify you unless you decide to register for the event by filling out a special registration form on the Website.

If you have any comments, suggestions or complaints, you may contact us by email to: info@neweconomydubai.com

Collection of Personal Information

When you provide us with your personal information through the Website, the personal information we collect may include your:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Email Address
  • Contact Number
  • Workplace
  • Post

You must provide us, our authorized agent, or the website with only information that is accurate and not misleading, and you must keep it up to date and inform us of changes (more information is provided below). We reserve the right to request documentation to verify the information you have provided.

We will only be able to collect your personal information if you voluntarily provide this information to us. If you choose not to provide us with your personal information or subsequently withdraw your consent to our use of your personal information, we may not be able to provide our services to you.

If you provide us with personal information from any third party, we assume that you have obtained the required consent from the relevant third party to share and transfer his/her personal information to us.

Use and Disclosure of Personal Information

The personal information we collect from you will be used or shared with third parties (including related companies, third-party service providers, and third-party sellers) for some or all of the following purposes:

  • To facilitate your use of the Services (as defined in the Terms of Use) and/or access to the Website;
  • To update you on the delivery of the products and for customer support purposes;
  • To send you marketing and/or promotional materials about our activity from time to time. You can unsubscribe from receiving marketing information at any time by using the unsubscribe function within the electronic marketing material. We may use your contact information to send newsletters from us and from our related companies; and
  • In exceptional circumstances Tradeoff LLP may be required to disclose personal information, such as when there are grounds to believe that the disclosure is necessary to prevent a threat to life or health, or for law enforcement purposes, or for the fulfillment of legal and regulatory requirements and requests.

With your consent to share your personal information with them, Tradeoff LLP will not hold any responsibility for what the third parties and affiliates do with your data, however, we endeavor to ensure that the third parties and our affiliates keep your personal information secure from unauthorized access, collection, use, disclosure, or similar risks and retain your personal information only for as long as they need your personal information to achieve the abovementioned purposes.

When disclosing or transferring your personal information to third parties and our affiliates located abroad, Tradeoff LLP takes steps to ensure that the host jurisdiction has a standard of personal information protection comparable to or not exceeding the protection provided by data privacy laws.

Tradeoff LLP does not engage in the business of selling customers’ personal information to third parties.

All credit/debit card details and personally identifiable information will NOT be stored, sold, shared, rented, or leased to any third parties.

Security of Your Personal Information

Tradeoff LLP ensures that all information collected will be safely and securely stored. We protect your personal information by:

  • Restricting access to personal information;
  • Maintaining technology products to prevent unauthorized computer access;
  • Securely destroying your personal information when it is no longer needed for any legal or business purpose.

If you believe that your privacy has been breached by Tradeoff LLP, please contact us by email address specified above.


Please note that hotel accommodation is a separate fee that you can book directly with your hotel of choice.

The official hotel of the conference — Banyan Tree Dubai (Dubai, Dubai, Bluewaters Island)

Hotels near the official site of the BRICS+ New Economy Legal Forum, where the business program will take place, are available for accommodation on the dates of the event:

  • Wyndham Dubai Marina;
  • Millennium Palace Marina 4;
  • Vida Dubai Marina and Yacht Club;
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Beach;
  • Rixos Premium Dubai JBR Hotel.

What should I wear?

Conference: Business / business casual

Welcome reception: (outdoor venue) - Smart casual/ business casual/ cocktail

National Dress is allowed if you so wish.


For those attendees who require further details about obtaining a UAE Visa, the visa information centre of Dnata can be found here: https://www.dnatatravel.com/v2/offers/visa-services?source=header_visaservices

email: obvisa.services@dnata.com

phone number: +971 (0) 43166262

The official concierge service of the forum

Organizational assistance to the participants is provided by the official concierge service of the forum - Unique events.

The specialists of the service provide a wide range of services related to ensuring a comfortable stay for the guests of the forum in Dubai: booking a hotel, ordering a transfer, purchasing or renting real estate, booking tours, entertainment, booking restaurants, and much more.

For more information, please contact the manager of the concierge service Alena Gavrilova, + 971 50 103 5996


For any event related questions, please contact the conference event organisers: a.denisova@pravo.ru

We look forward to welcoming you to Dubai in March 2024.

Thank you.