Events

MGAP’s Partner Yuriy Korchuganov speaking at DEPARTÁMENT | EVENT MBA

DEPARTÁMENT | EVENT MBA is story of high-profile Russian and international event creating (from brief to festival case).

Yuriy Korchuganov shares his expertise and tells more about details of implementation of an event-deals. 

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New approach to international tax planning for ТМТ business involves Russian part

MGAP and international tax advisers IFS Consultants shared their view on the last changes to Russian and international tax legislation. The venue – Moscow office of StartTrack, major Russian crowd-investing platform. Speakers looked at ways of structuring international business with particular focused on IP assets. 

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Jurisdictional ‘gateways’ or how to move your case to London

MGAP Moscow office hosted a seminar presented jointly by MGAP and Simons Muirhead & Burton LLP: “Jurisdictional ‘gateways’ or how to move your case to London”.

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The CSTB Telecom&Media forum

Yuriy Korchuganov, MGAP Junior Partner and Head of TMT Practice, took a part in the CSTB Telecom&Media forum.  

Yuriy spoke about content compliance for distribution in Russia.

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A roundtable on Legal Business in Central Asia organized by the Law Society of England and Wales

Sergei Grachev, MGAP Managing Partner, took part in the roundtable. Sergei spoke about opportunities for legal businesses in Russia, with particular emphasis on the following three areas.

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Business programme of the 37th Moscow International Film Festival

MGAP and education centre Kultburo gave a workshop as part of Moscow Business Square (the business programme of the 37th Moscow International Film Festival). The workshop’s theme was one of the most difficult questions for the Russian film industry – rights protection with a particular focus on film finance and film distribution.

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A two-day workshop on film-distribution at Kultburo

MGAP gave a two-day workshop on film-distribution at education centre Kultburo. Speakers spoke about the three main legal questions in  film distribution: Distribution certificate, Distribution agreements, Title deeds for a film and its parts and materials

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MGAP’s workshop for producers, directors and screenwriters

Workshop subjects included: Basic legal aspects of creative activity; Preliminary agreements and legal registration; The different types of film production how to choose the most suitable format for a project; Russian legal requirements regarding film content.

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MGAP takes part in course on the content of a film’s marketing campaign and its legal implementation

MGAP’s speakers spoke as part of a film marketing course with young marketing specialists about legal requirements in the Russian Federation regarding the content of advertising campaigns, law enforcement practice in this area and important points to remember in producing the proper paperwork to accompany the promotion of a film.

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Two week workshop for young film producers

MGAP ran a legal workshop on the legal risks related to filming for students of Kultburo education centre. In particular, MGAP dealt with the question of risk and its minimization at all stages of film production (development, production, promotion and distribution), the different types of film production and how to choose the type of production best suited to a project.  An additional event was devoted to the Russian legal requirements relating to film content.

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KINOMOSCOW’s international campus

MGAP ran a Q&A session for participants at KINOMOSCOW’s international campus. 

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MGAP holds workshop for screenwriters working in the film industry

The workshop was aimed at creatives working on a film project to introduce them to legal questions and risks to their work; also covered was the basic idea of a legal contract between participants in a film project and the structuring of their professional relationships as well as mechanisms aimed at protecting their interests.

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The «St Anna»11th Open Festival for Student and Debut Films

MGAP participates in workshop at the «St Anna»11th Open Festival for Student and Debut Films.

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The Moscow Art Theatre drama school

MGAP gave a lecture on the law and the theatre to students of Arkadiy Tsimbler’s producers department at the Moscow Art Theatre drama school.

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A 2 day workshop for filmmakers

MGAP provided a 2 day workshop as part of the Kultburo short film and script sessions. Kultburo – one of the leading Russian educational program for filmmakers.

The workshop was devoted to legal risk management in film production and included two lectures and practical sessions.

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Kiev Media Week

MGAP co-organized a cinema-business section on the largest Ukrainian annual media forum Kiev Media Week. In this year we proposed to organizers of Kiev Media Week, Ukrainian company “Media Resources Management”, to hold the Forum in a new format – thematic workshops. 

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Generation Campus, an international study programme for young filmmakers at Moscow International Film Festival

MGAP and major Russian film company Bazelevs organised a joint workshop as part of Generation Campus. Lectures and practical sessions over three days looked at the legal aspects of film production. The workshop was divided into three sections: theory, meeting with experts and focus on participants’ projects.

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MGAP organized a seminar in London on “Screening and Compliance”

The seminar dealt with the issue of compliance of TV content with Russian legislation, and in particular the new requirements for age classification of content.

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The 90th Russian International Film Market

MGAP runs legal workshop at 90th Russian International Film Market. The legal workshop focused on the legal issues involved in using music, photographs, trademarks etc. in a film and managing risk at different stages in a film’s life.

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The round table “Legal problems in film co-production“ supported by the Cinema Fund

MGAP holds round table “Legal problems in film co-production“. The event was supported by the Cinema Fund, a Russian government initiative to support film production.

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Kiev’s international conference “Film business: challenges, features, opportunities”

MGAP organizes panel discussion: “Co-production as a profitable venture – reality or fiction?” as part the Conference. Sergei Grachev, MGAP Managing Partner, acted as discussion moderator, gave a presentation on legal support in co-production.

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The 3rd annual International Marketplace Conference organised by The Law Society of England and Wales

MGAP was represented by Managing Partner Sergei Grachev, who, as a panellist on The Global Culture Industry focus session, gave his perspective on the prospects for the Russian media market and described how the media industry is developing in Russia.

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The seminar orginised by the Association of Television and Film Producers

The participants of the seminar discussed problems of interpretation and implementation of media industry legal framework and the most recent judicial precedents in the Media Law.

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British Embassy presentation on cross-border co-operation between England, Wales and Russia

MGAP delivered a presentation at a BRLA seminar held in the Moscow British Embassy on the position of the Russian courts regarding the enforcement of foreign court judgements. We highlighted the specifics of enforcement of foreign court judgements in Russia.

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BRLA London seminar on libel tourism

MGAP delivered a presentation on the position of the Russian law regarding libel, burden of proof and damages. MGAP highlighted the use of libel for commercial advantage.

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Consideration, privity and promissory estoppel

The seminar examined the concepts of consideration, privity and promissory estoppel in English Law and provided an insight into this area of law.

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MGAP’s Presentation on English Law Trusts

MGAP clients and business partners were invited to attend a MGAP’s practical seminar on “English law trusts. Using trusts in holding structures”.

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