News date: 3 April 2014
March 28, 2014 the X Annual Legal Forum “Development of the legal services market in Ukraine – 2014” took place at the Hotel InterContinental Kyiv, Ukraine. The event was organized by Ukrainian Bar Association.
Mikhail Ilyashev spoke on the topic “Is There a Happy Medium: Balance of Competences As a Development Factor for a Law Firm.” According to him, to be successful, a law firm must strike a balance between lawyers’ competencies and tasks. “Only a firm that has managed to preserve this kind of balance – I mean the balance between experienced lawyers and junior associates and between the number or lawyers and mandates undertaken by the firm – will be growing and successful and will not encounter external problems,” Ilyashev said. He believes an ideal law firm grows together with its employees, shifting to more complex tasks. In effect, however, a perfect balance is not something that can hardly be achieved, so each law firm has to find its own balance between the ambitions of its partners, aspirations of its lawyers, and the market. And everyone needs to back down a little, otherwise the firm will inevitably encounter “internal” problems.
Pavlo Petrenko, The Minister of Justice of Ukraine will open the forum. Forum speakers include the most authoritative and successful representatives of the legal business whose professional activity has been numerously observed by different international ratings: Oleg Makarov, Managing Partner, Vasil Kisil & Partners, Armen Khachaturyan, Senior Partner, Asters, Oksana Voinarovska, Partner, Vasil Kisil & Partners, Alexey Kot, Managing Partner, Antika, Mikhail Ilyashev, Managing Partner, Ilyashev & Partners, Sergiy Svyryba, Managing Partner, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners in Ukraine, Sergiy Koziakov, Senior Partner, Sergiy Koziakov & Partners, Valentyn Gvozdiy, Managing Partner, Gvozdiy & Oberkovych.
More detailed information can be found on the UBA website.