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Eurasian Legal Professionals’ Forum
The Eurasian Lawyers Forum is a non-governmental association and co-organisers of the English Law Day Forum, which supports professional ties between lawyers in Eurasia.
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About Forum

The Eurasian Legal Professionals' Forum is a networking group and platform for bringing together people who are connected not only by country and profession, but also by their values and beliefs.
Over a period of 10 years, the forum has helped to increase the level of interaction of legal systems between countries located throughout Eurasia, to expand opportunities for lawyers to co-operate and to develop joint projects.
Each conference or "Forum" serves as a base for open discussion of key cross-border issues arising in international practice and for the exchange of information regarding new concepts in the legal industry.
We invite you to join the Forum's social media channels, where information about upcoming events is regularly shared.

A platform where legal practitioners come together

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from all over the world united by common interest in law
of successful events around the world
where we have already organised conferences
Benjamin Wells
Chairman of Eurasian Forum
Address to Forum participants
With the amount and frequency of legal developments both in legislation and international practices it is impossible to process fully in isolation. It is for this reason we have formed an alliance of legal professionals throughout Eurasia over the past decade. We continue this endeavor in a practical and effective way in the hope that the interaction and interdependence of our group lays a foundation for a fairer and more inclusive international legal architecture.
For participants, membership of such organisations is becoming increasingly valuable, as it is the key to an open exchange of views among peers.
I thank you for being a part of the Forum and personally wish all of our participants success in their respective fields of expertise.
The Eurasian Legal Professionals' Forum has cemented a tradition whereby representatives of leading law firms, founders of start-ups, and experts in the legal sphere gather together on a single platform for the progression of our common interests.
Each Forum acts as a platform for discussions, establishing and strengthening business ties of the legal community in a place where solutions on the most interesting developments are offered.
The Forum assists us to keep at the forefront of global trends, forming a common and intellectual space for Eurasian professionals.
September 2023
Almaty, Kazakhstan
September 2023
Astana, Kazakhstan
September 2023
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
17 April 2024
Istanbul, Turkey
12 June 2024
Belgrade, Serbia

Our events have already taken place in 12 countries

We invite you to join the Forum's social networks, where information about upcoming events is regularly published.


Organising committee

The Organising Committee of the Eurasian Legal Professional Forum is a team of recognised experts and young professionals from around the world who share common values and a desire to make each conference a unique event for professionals.
Thank you for giving us your attention. If you have any questions, we will be happy to answer them.

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Organising committee
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Benjamin Wells worked for Freshfields, Linklaters and Gide Loyrette Nouel, sitting his traineeship at CMS Cameron McKenna, prior to joining Belgravia Law.
Benjamin is a Solicitor-Advocate whose practice is centred on dispute resolution. He regularly represents clients in: (i) arbitral proceedings conducted under the auspices of leading arbitration institutions; and (ii) litigation in the English courts. He also sits as an arbitrator and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. All his cases have a cross-border element.
Benjamin Wells
Belgravia Law
Gulnara is an international lawyer with over 20 years of experience. She is qualified in both common law (England & Wales) and civil law jurisdictions (Kazakhstan).
Gulnara specialises in international arbitration with a specific focus on protecting investors’ rights. She also has a deep understanding of contract, commercial and corporate law, which assist her to get the best results for her clients in disputes which touch upon these issues.
Gulnara Kuanysheva
Belgravia Law
Her expertise is further enhanced by her extensive project management experience gained with international organisations such as the World Bank and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) specifically with regard to justice sector reforms.
Ceyda is a foreign qualified lawyer in Turkey with the Istanbul Bar Association. She is pursuing a doctorate specializing in Data Protection and AI Regulation at the University of Westminster.
Ceyda is experienced in legal research and teaching. She also has an interest in start-ups and business development. Her academic background includes an LLM in International Human Rights Law from the University of Essex and an LLB from Istanbul University.
Ceyda Ilgen
Belgravia Law
My career encompasses participation as a claimant's lawyer in international arbitrations at renowned arbitration institutions such as the ICC, LCAM, and VIAC. This experience has enabled me to gain deep insights and understanding of the nuances of international arbitration processes.
I also serve as an arbitrator in several international arbitration centers, providing me with a unique perspective and comprehension of the arbitration process from both sides. My expertise in the recognition and enforcement of arbitration decisions, coupled with extensive court practice, has made me a valuable specialist in this field.
Sherzod Abdulkasimov
Étienne Épron is a French attorney registered with the Paris bar, managing partner of Épron Quievy & Associés. He leads the firm’s mergers and acquisitions, tax, and private clients departments.
His areas of practice include corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance, tax and legal structuring of groups of companies, inter-generation transmission of enterprises and international sanctions.
Étienne Épron
Épron Quievy & Associés
Étienne Épron acts as an expert advisor at political level on international sanctions. He has written several articles concerning the sanctions imposed on Russia and Belarus. Since 2018, he has been called upon regularly to speak on this subject in the media.
Since emigrating from Russia in 1989, Mr. Paykin has lived in multiple countries, owned multiple successful businesses in the financial and IT worlds, and now acts as Managing Director and sole owner of The Law Office of Alexander Paykin, P.C. (, while also operating a technology and finance consultancy catering to law firms and other professionals, a real estate brokerage and a real estate holding company. His diverse life experiences have helped him to understand different mentalities, cultures, and points of view, making him an effective advocate for many complex issues. Mr. Paykin’s firm is modeled as a high-tech client-centered law firm, focusing on delivering efficient services in litigation and complex transactions relating to business/commerce, finance, and real estate.
Alexander Paykin
The Law Office of Alexander Paykin, P.C.
Senior Partner of MG Partners, Head of a group of companies in Almaty.
Meruet Zhunubaeva
MG Partners
Master of Law with honours:
  • University of Tyumen
  • Eurasian National University (Gumilev Eurasian National University).
Experience in Kazakhstani and Russian legislation.
Specialisation: corporate law (including contract and tax law), intellectual property law, litigation, representation and defence of interests in courts. Professional interests: IT law (cyber law), AML / CTF, English law.