State cooperation in Russia (also for non-members)

17.06.2010 (15:00 - 18:00)

at the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, Elbe Zimmer.Adolphsplatz 1, 20457 Hamburg.

There are a limited number of state corporations in Russia. Some are very large industrial conglomerates, some are special purpose companies for a particular reason, and some are state administrative institutions. State corporations include Rosatom, Russian Technologies, Rosnano, Olympstroy, Vnesheconombank, and the State Deposit Insurance Agency. All of them were created by governmental decision and do not have any of the usual civil legal forms. As a result, all state corporations are characterised by a special closeness to the Russian government. As a result there has been considerable recent criticism of state corporations. President Medvedev has demanded that the government submit proposals for the future regulation of state corporations, as announced by Economics Minister Nabiullina in early March 2010.


Prof. Dr. Andrei V. Zverev, Berlin.

The role of state corporations in the economy of modern Russia

Professor Zverev studied economics and law. He is an envoy of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Berlin and head of the Trade and Economic Bureau of the Embassy of the Russian Federation. He is the author of the book
“State Corporations in the Economy of Modern Russia – An Inside View of the New Economic Giants” (2010).

Professor Dr Zverev’s lecture will be in English.

Prof. Dr. Andreas Steininger, Wismar,

Commercial Law and the Touch of Power: Contract Law in Russia with Special Reference to Contracts with Public Corporations

Professor Steininger is a lawyer and qualified engineer. He worked for many years in a major law firm in Moscow. He has been teaching law at the University of Applied Sciences, Wismar, in the Department of Economics since 2009. Prof. Steiniger is the director of the newly established Institute for Law, Economics and Trade in the Baltic Sea Region e.V. in Wismar.

Professor (retired) Otto Luchterhandt, Hamburg and Lüneburg,

Tandem Democracy in Russia – A look at the political and economic consequences of power sharing in the Russian state

Prof. Luchterhandt is a consultant for the legal development and establishment of the judiciary within the framework of projects of the GTZ and the Volkswagen Foundation with a focus on the Caucasus region. He has taught public law and Oriental law at the University of Hamburg. Until 2010 he was a board member of the German-Russian Forum. Prof. Luchterhandt is a member of the Presidium of the German-Russian Business Law Association.

The participation fee is EUR 25.00 for VDRW members and EUR 40.00 for guests. Drinks are included. You are kindly requested to register by 15.06.2010 at the latest on the web site or in the hard copy, and to transfer the participation fee to the following bank account: Association of German-Russian Business Law e.V., Deutsche Bank PGK AG, account number 7023641, kind code: 200 700 24.

Participation is not possible without prior registration. Please note that we do not send separate invoices or registration confirmations.