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Eurasia/Russia Committee

Eurasia/Russia Committee

Eurasia/Russia Committee

The Eurasia/Russia Committee unites ABA members around the world who are interested in the countries of the Eurasian region: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. The Committee focuses on issues relevant to the region and, through its activities, promotes dialogue and cooperation between legal professionals in business, academic, non-profit, and government spheres. The Committee’s current particular emphasis has been on legal issues relating to Russia and U.S.-Russian relations; however, the Committee welcomes a broad range of projects and members.

Eurasia/Russia Committee was named the Most Improved Committee in 2017 by the ABA Section of International Law.

Message from the Committee Co-Chairs

Welcome to the Eurasia/Russia Committee! Whether your practice focuses on the Eurasian region or you are simply interested in the legal developments in that part of the world, you will find many exciting opportunities in our Committee to contribute to international publications, participate in our events and special projects, exchange ideas, and expand your professional network.

We also welcome our colleagues from the Eurasian region who are interested in getting involved with the Section of International Law, the leader in strengthening professional relationships between lawyers from more than a hundred countries, legal education, the development of international legal policy, and the promotion of the rule of law.

We collaborate with other committees, law firms, academic institutions, and other organizations to develop and organize various projects of mutual interest. Recent successful examples include organizing a series of forums on business relations between the United States and the countries of the former Soviet Union and the development of results of the survey on legal obstacles to innovation in Russia in collaboration with the Higher School of Economics in Nizhny Novgorod.

If you are not already a member, please join us today! If you would like to receive more information, please contact the Committee Co-Chairs.

Pamela Egan (

Anastasia Herasimovich (

Michael Shapiro (

Committee Newsletter Announcement

The Eurasia/Russia Committee Newsletter is a quarterly publication highlighting significant recent legal developments in the Eurasian region. We are continuously accepting submissions for upcoming editions of the Newsletter. You can submit articles (of up to one page in length) on significant legal developments in the region and/or share news and references to publications that our fellow Committee members might find interesting and useful.

For more information, please contact one of the Newsletter Editors:

Michael Skopets (
Ann Sultan (
Diana Tsutieva (



Egan, Pamela
Herasimovich, Anastasia
Shapiro, Michael


Bean, Bruce
Fiero, Anne
Krasnov, Evgeny
Logunov (Stepanishcheva), Katya
Lysenko, Dmitry
Reed, Kimberly
Weir, Amanda

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Committee Events

Monthly Conference Call

August 18, 2016 - July 19, 2018

Our monthly conference calls are open to all interested members, and usually take place at 11:00 am Eastern Time on the third Thursday of every month. Dial-in numbers are normally distributed via Committee listserv a few days in advance, along with the proposed agenda for the call. We look forward to your participation in the next conference call.

Next Monthly Conference Call will take place on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 11:00 am Eastern time.

May 17, 2018
Our guest speaker on the May 17 call will be Professor Katerina Lewinbuk.   She will speak about her research in comparative legal ethics in the CIS countries.
Section Events

    Challenging the Perception of Risk in Africa


    Online registration is now closed. You can register for the conference onsite at the Radisson beginning at 8am local time Monday, May

    The New Tax Act for Foreign Businesses With U.S. Activities


    Unlike many programs that others are conducting on the new Tax Act, this program will focus on the inbound provisions. Attorneys whose foreign business clients have U.S. activities must understand these rules to properly advise their clients. These inbound rules will focus on the Base Erosion Anti-Abuse ...

    The New Handshake: Online Dispute Resolution and the Future of Consumer Protection


    The event will be held on 05/29/2018. The format is Web. The event sponsor(s) are ABACLE,Section of Dispute Resolution,Law Practice Division,Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division,Section of International Law,Division for Public Services. The event has 1.50 CLE Credits .

Modified by Michael Shapiro on May 15, 2018

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