December, 7 | Kyiv - December, 8 | Zoom

Welcome to the ХІ Annual Judicial Forum - one of the largest and most influential events of the year on the legal market of Ukraine.

The main goal of the event is to discuss topical issues related to the functioning of the judicial system in Ukraine in wartime with the representatives of judicial institutions, international and national experts.

You will see such representative among the participants of the forum: judges of the Supreme Court, representatives of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine, the Office of the Prosecutor General, People's Deputies of Ukraine, judges and practicing lawyers, international experts, representatives of the EU Project "Pravo-Justice", and the Media.

This year, the topic of the forum is ``TRANSFORMATION OF JUSTICE IN WARTIME``. The event is organized by the Ukrainian Bar Association in cooperation with the EU Project ``Pravo-Justice``. The program coordinator of the event is Anna Ogrenchuk, President of the Ukrainian Bar Association, Managing Partner at LCF Law Group.


Anna Ogrenchuk

President of the Ukrainian Bar Association, Managing partner at LCF Law Group, Program Coordinator of the Forum

Program of the forum


09:30 - 09:50

Forum opening

Andriy Kostin, Prosecutor General (TBC)
Ruslan Stefanchuk, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (TBC)
Anna Ogrenchuk, UBA President, Managing partner at LCF Law Group, Program Coordinator of the Forum
Oksana Tsymbrivska, Country Manager, EU Project Pravo-Justice

Anna Ogrenchuk, President of the Ukrainian Bar Association, Managing partner at LCF Law Group, Program Coordinator of the Forum

Natalia Bogatska, Chairman of the South-Western Commercial Court of Appeal
Andrii Savchuk, partner, head of the dispute resolution practice at MORIS


1. Judicial reform as a necessary step on the way to European integration: assessments, challenges, prospects.
2. Functioning of the judicial system during the war: successes, existing threats, recommendations - a view from the inside and outside.
3. Electronic court and remote justice: necessary steps.

Ivan Mishchenko, Deputy Chairman of the Selection Commission for the selection of candidates for members of the HQCJ
Nataliia Blazhivska, Judge of the Administrative Cassation Court within the Supreme Court
Bogdan Monich, Head of the Council of Judges of Ukraine (the CJU)
Roman Maselko, member of HCJ, DEJURE Foundation and Automaidan board member
Oleg Goretskyy, managing partner at Goretskyy and Partners Law Firm
Anna Adamska-Gallant, Chief International Expert, Head of the Judicial Reform component, EU Project Pravo-Justice

12:30 - 13:00

Volodymyr Vashchenko, partner of VB PARTNERS

Topics and speakers:

Kateryna Shyrokai, judge of the HACC
● International sanctions policy. Collection of sanctioned assets into state revenue.

Iryna Kobets, Counsel atLCF Law Group
● Sanctions, confiscation, nationalization - methods of seizing assets in Ukraine.

Andrii Pasichnyk, Head of the Department of Full Inspections of the NACP
● Ukrainian Task Force for Search, Arrest and Confiscation of Assets.

Inna Bohatyh, Director of the Department of Sanctions Policy of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine
● Sanction policy of the state.

15:00 - 15:30

Coffee Break

Olena Kibenko, Judge of the Commercial Court of Cassation within the Supreme Court

Topics and speakers:

Dmytro Gudyma, judge of the Grand Chamber of the Supreme Court
● Problematic issues of judicial immunity of the Russian Federation. Risks of implementing decisions.

Ksenia Prokhur, senior lawyer of Baker McKenzie's dispute resolution practice
● Court consideration of cases of recovery of damages from the Russian Federation: existing practice, trends, problematic issues.

Ivan Horodyskyy, Director of the Dnistrianskyi Center, member of the UBA Task Force on the Development of Legal Mechanisms for Compensation for Damages Caused by the Russian Federation's War Against Ukraine
● Class actions for recovery of damages. Financing of legal proceedings.

Artem Yarmola, Deputy Director of the Legal Department of Fozzy Group
● Case studies.

18:00 - 21:00


Eric Svanidze, International Key Expert, Justice Sector Policy and Coordination Component Lead, EU Project Pravo-Justice

1. Prospects for the creation of a Special International Tribunal (on the crime of aggression). Universal jurisdiction as a guarantee of the inevitability of punishment for the crime of aggression.
2. Active international mechanisms: the UN International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court (parameters of interaction).
3. Interaction of civil society and national and international institutions regarding the documentation of war crimes.
4. Synchronization of efforts and interaction of the international legal system and the national system of responsibility for serious and gross violations of human rights.

Anton Korynevych, Ambassador for Special Tribunal of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, agent of Ukraine at the UN International Court of Justice
Pavlo Pushkar, Head of Division of the Department for the Execution of ECtHR Judgments of the Directorate General for Human Rights and the Rule of Law of the Council of Europe.
Yuriy Belousov, Head of the Department on Combating Crimes Committed within the Military Conflict of the Office of the Prosecutor General
Brenda J Hollis, Principal Trial Attorney (Ukraine), ICC
Serhiy Movchan, head of the Documentation Department of the Ukrainian Helsinki Union for Human Rights

11:30 - 11:40

Eric Svanidze, International Key Expert, Justice Sector Policy and Coordination Component Lead, EU Project Pravo-Justice

1. Prosecution for war crimes.
2. Ensuring fair trial guarantees for military personnel.
3. Features of proving war crimes.
4. Balance between society's demand for speedy justice and impartial investigation and trial.
5. Compliance of legislation and institutional system with international standards.

Serhiy Ionushas, People's Deputy of Ukraine. Head of Legal Reform Commission under the President of Ukraine. Head of the Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian Parliament) Committee on Law Enforcement
Yuriy Belousov, Head of the War Department at Office of the Prosecutor General (TBC)
Olga Buleiko, judge of the Criminal Court of Cassation as part of the Supreme Court
Markiyan Bem, partner at Nazar Kulchytskyi and Partners, national expert of the Council of Europe
Larysa Denysenko, Ukrainian writer, proser, lawyer, public activist, radio personality of live and author’s programs on Hromadske Radio

13:10 - 13:20

Roman Chumak, managing partner at Ares

Speakers and topics:

Oleksiy Koltok, Counsel at Sayenko Kharenko
● Disputes related to property requisition.

Serhiy Zhukov, judge of the Judicial Chamber for the consideration of bankruptcy cases of the Commercial Court of Cassation within the Supreme Court
● Bankruptcy in wartime.

Hanna Kolomiets, judge of the Supreme Court of Ukraine
● Guardianship and adoption during the war.

Andrii Avtorgov, private enforcement officer
● Implementation of court decisions in wartime.

Damir Site, international expert at EU Project ``Pravo-Justice``
● Implementation of decisions in wartime (international perspective). Ensuring compliance with Articles 6 and 15 of the Convention on Human Rights.

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The Judicial Forum is a great opportunity to meet colleagues and friends, mingle with interesting people and have your questions answered