BEST LEGAL CONFERENCE PROGRAM

21st- 23rd of September 2022, Four Seasons Hotel, Limassol, Cyprus
Wednesday,
September 21
Wednesday,
September 21
Arrival of foreign participants, pre-arranged personal meetings, formal and informal meetings for leaders of foreign delegations.
19:00 – 21:00
19:00 – 21:00
Welcome Reception for Best Legal Conference participants, speakers and sponsors.
7Seas Club, Columbia Plaza, Limassol
Thursday,
September 22
Thursday,
September 22
08:30 – 09:00
08:30 – 09:00
Registration. Morning Coffee. Four Seasons Hotel, Limassol
09:15 – 10:00
09:15 – 10:00
Official Guests' Welcome Addresses. The event is opened by H.E. Mr. Nicos Nouris, Minister of Interior and Dr. Christos Clerides, President of Cyprus Bar Association.

Overview of Recent Changes in Cyprus Laws and Regulations. Forecast and Analytics on 2022 Challenges.
10:00 – 11:00
10:00 – 11:00
Plenary Session I, Round Table Discussions

The Recent Changes in Cyprus Laws and Regulations and New Opportunities to Attract International Business to Cyprus.

Judicial Reform in Cyprus; can we now stop talking about the Cyprus Torpedo?
The modernisation of the Judicial System in Cyprus and the new Civil Procedure Rules have been hailed as a revolution of the judicial dispute resolution process. The speaker will present a critical overview of the main aspects of the reform and invite the panellists and audience to discuss the significance and efficacy of the reforms made and how the modernised system will lead to swifter and more efficient resolution of civil disputes before the Cyprus Courts

11:00 – 11:30
11:00 – 11:30
Networking Coffee Break
11:30 – 13:00
11:30 – 13:00
Plenary Session II, Round Table Discussions

The European Union Sanctions Imposed on Russia and their Effect in Cyprus
As the European Union, United States and United Kingdom continue to lead a global sanctions campaign against Russia, the world is exercising tolerance for the impact. In Cyprus, the authorities, financial institutions, and vulnerable industries and professionals try to effectively address the sanctions' unprecedented depth, breadth, and complexity. This speech will cover the impact particularly for Cyprus and will present practical examples of how EU sanctions affect the services industry.

The Legality of the Sanctions under EU and Cyprus Domestic Law
Different types of sanctions. Adoption and review procedure for EU sanctions. Legal basis according to EU treaties. Protection of fundamental rights and freedoms, such as freedom of expression and economic rights. Exclusion of Russia from the CoE.

The Effect of Sanctions in Particular to Contractual Relationships Including Arbitration Clauses.
The nature of sanctions and their impact on the parties' rights and obligations under a contract, as a part of applicable law and overriding mandatory rules. Sanctions as a factual circumstance preventing a party from performing its obligations under a contract.


13:00 – 14:00
13:00 – 14:00
Working Lunch
14:15 – 18:00
14:15 – 18:00
Thematic Workshops and Trainings
14:15 – 15:15
14:15 – 15:15
Conference Room 1: To Submit or Not to Submit, that is a Question
Practical Training on how the rankings are determined by the various guides including the methodology for each one of the main guides, improving law firm's rankings, insider-tips that can be easily implemented.
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Conference Room 2: Optimizing Digital Workflow and Customer Experience
Training will include recommendations for using off-the-shelf digital tools, methods of anticipating customer questions as well as standardizing their response, issues of digital and communications hygiene.
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Conference Room 3: New Οffice in Dubai: Myths and Reality
There are many misconceptions about the procedures and opportunities involved in opening a company in Dubai. This creates confusion among the investors and business owners as well as their lawyers. It is crucial to confirm the facts before you proceed, discussing details with conference delegates from Dubai.
15:15 – 15:30
15:15 – 15:30
Networking Coffee Break
15:30 – 16:30
15:30 – 16:30
Conference Room 1: Being Dominant in a Changing World
Discussion on how the legal industry was affected, the change that is taking place and recent legal marketing trends that are reshaping the legal sector. Attendees will learn what firms should do to embrace the change, and why being client focused is more important than ever
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Conference Room 2: International Sanctions and their Impact on Arbitration and Contractual Relations
The nature of sanctions and their impact on the parties' rights and obligations under a contract, as a part of applicable law and overriding mandatory rules. Sanctions as a factual circumstance preventing a party from performing its obligations under a contract. Examples of English and Russian law approaches to the application of sanctions in contractual relationships
(citing English and Russian cases on force majeure and English cases on frustration).
16:30 – 16:45
16:30 – 16:45
Networking Coffee Break
16:45 – 17:45
16:45 – 17:45
Conference Room 1: Content Marketing and SEO for Legal Firms in Cyprus
This training will explain the foundations of content marketing and review aspects of the Google algorithm for ranking content and recommend what kind of content should be created by legal firms in order to rank for certain keywords.
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Conference Room 2: Unfolding the Current and Expected Cyprus Transfer Pricing Law Requirements with Real Life Case Studies
The workshop will be carried through real-life case studies of the most common business activities carried out in Cyprus, including financing activities, calculation of embedded intellectual property income included in the sale of goods and services, valuation of intangibles, and international distribution activities.

Friday,
September 23
18:00 – 20:00
Friday,
September 23
18:00 – 20:00
Farewell Party
Cyprus Wine Museum, Erimi, Limassol
Conference Packages
To take part in the Conference please choose your package and register.

full THREE DAYS program
21-22-23
SEPTEMBER 2022
€ 290
Welcome reception, conference program, including all seminars and workshops, coffee breaks, business lunch, farewell party
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one seminar
or workshop
22 SEPTEMBER 2022
€ 70
One workshop of your choice
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one day program
22 SEPTEMBER 2022
€ 200
Plenary sessions, workshops, coffee breaks. This option does not include lunch and evening events.
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