In the state Duma started the fifth thread of the program into the Future Lawyers in training blockchain lawyers

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In the state Duma started the fifth thread of the program into the Future Lawyers in training blockchain lawyers

Press release

17 September 2018 in the State Duma held a solemn opening of the fifth flow of the program of additional education Blockchain Lawyers “Legal framework and legal practice working with cryptocurrency and blockchain projects.” The program was designed and organized by experts of the legal company “Effective business resources” and the company “IT— technology” in the Institute of governance and socio— economic design of REU named after G. V. Plekhanov and carried out with the support of the Expert Council of the State Duma of the Russian Federation for digital economy and blockchain technology.

The students of the fifth stream includes representatives from different cities of Russia: practitioners of the various branches of law, including lawyers, representatives of the notary, the judge, as well as entrepreneurs who want to improve their skills on legal issues.

The first day of training for the students began with a tour of the State Duma, after which the round table discussed the actual directions taken by the government for the implementation of the “Digital economy”. The discussion was attended by Yevgeny Shulepov — Deputy of the RF state Duma, member of Committee for financial market, Asali Asaliev — Vice-rector for additional education and branches of REU named after G. V. Plekhanov, the founding program of the Blockchain Lawyers: Alexander Zhuravlev is the managing partner of the legal company “Effective business resources,” Igor Suds — program Director, Hope Harsh — Director of the Institute of governance and socio— economic design of REU named after G. V. Plekhanov, member of the expert Council of the state Duma of the Russian Federation for digital economy and blockchain technology, as well as the teachers of the course: Vitaly Zhigulev — COO-Waves Lab Maria Agranovskaya — lawyer, managing partner of GRAD, Veronica wolf — lawyer international law division and the tax practice of the company “Lamczyk, Krupskiy and partners” Ilya Mikheev — the blockchain— programmer company BitBaza, Dmitry Kirillov — the lawyer, head of FinTech practice of the law Bureau “A— PRO”, Nikolai Ermakov — investor, co-founder of Nakamoto Capital.

The round table was the role of the state, exercised in this direction in the framework of relevant laws, which were adopted in the first reading: “On digital of financial assets”, “About modification of parts the first, second and fourth civil code of the Russian Federation”, “About alternative ways of attracting investment (crowdfunding)”.

Opening the program, Asali Asaliev, Vice-rector for additional education and branches of REU named after G. V. Plekhanov, confirmed the significant role of the University as a leading University of the country in training for the new digital economy, especially through a full range of programs of additional education.

According to the Deputy of the state Duma, member of Committee for financial market Eugene Shulepova, the State Duma has long been a full-time job in this area, monitoring and Analytics of the industry, explores the global trends in the legal regulation to create an enabling environment in the country.

Yevgeny Shulepov said:

Russia has huge potential and could become one of the leaders in the direction of the digital economy and the blockchain technology, but it is very important part in this process, lawyers, lawyers, businessmen. This program prepares specialists capable to apply the acquired knowledge and to contribute to the development of the digital economy and blockchain-technologies in Russia.

In addition to discussing the legal issues addressed aspects relating to the application of blockchain technology in business and government.

Program Director Igor Suds noted that based on blockchain technology there are a few basic directions for business. This activities related to crypto currency (exchange offices, stock exchanges, lawyers for the owners), ICO and other projects raising funds through the blockchain, mining, and problems associated with smart contracts with various implementing them in the business sphere and in the sphere of public authorities. Each of these areas in need of quality legal support services.

Co-founder of the program, the managing partner of the legal company “Effective business resources” Alexander Zhuravlev told the audience about the course, about how to build learning, as well as new inclusive aspects of the topic, which were added to the training. According to him, at the beginning of the course, students learn the technical aspects of the blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies, ICO and tokens, smart contracts, mining, and then examine applications of this technology, I remember the basics right e-Commerce market and financial law, examining the various responsibilities of businesses and citizens, as well as details dismantle the relevant legislation and relevant judicial practice in different jurisdictions.

Alexander Zhuravlev said:

Because in the everyday life of a lawyer there are a large number of routine tasks and functions and the Legal Tech industry is able to facilitate the work of lawyers at the expense of certain technological solutions, in this regard, we decided to make a bonus for our students and invited Anton Pronin Director of the center for legal technologies “SKOLKOVO” Foundation, who will talk about software solutions for lawyers (“Management of innovation in the field of Law. LegalTech to help lawyers”).

In addition, in the fifth stream to the team of teachers joined other experts, and the program itself became more intense practical exercises, listeners will find a lot of business games, and as they get experience writing legal documents necessary for further work.

The programme also included excursions activities, in particular in the State Duma, the Federation Council, etc.

Hope Harsh, Director of the Institute of governance and socio— economic design of REU named after G. V. Plekhanov, member of the expert Council of the state Duma of the Russian Federation for digital economy and blockchain— technologies, noted that the programme was formed by the community of lawyers of the digital economy and blockchain projects, the heart of which are the graduates and teachers of the program:

At the moment were already trained over 300 people — a people who today are engaged in the protection of the interests of our citizens. Our community provides not only the basis of protection of interests, but also the basis for the drafting of laws that will determine further development of the industry in Russia.

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