March 5, 2022
RGD’s Counsel Took Part in the FIRE Starters Global Summit and FIRE Starters Future Thought Leaders Essay Competition

Yan Kalish, a counsel of Dispute Resolution practice at Rybalkin, Gortsunyan, Dyakin & Partners (RGD) participated in FIRE Starters Global Summit that took place on 23-25 February in Dublin. The event brought together the rising stars of Asset Recovery, Fraud & Insolvency to forge networks and discuss experiences and key industry issues.

Yan formed part of a panel on “FIRE and Arbitration” and discussed possible strategies and legal approaches in the case of insolvency of defendants and plaintiffs in arbitration disputes as well as court practice in Russia and England for such cases.

Within the Summit, there was an essay competition where Yan Kalish participated as one of the judges. Young lawyers presented their essays on the topic: «The crossover between fraud and insolvency in my jurisdiction». The judges chose three best essays written by Caitlin Bruce, Collas Crill (1st place), James Saunders, New Square Chambers (2nd place) и David Johnson, PCB Byrne LLP (3rd place).

ThoughtLeaders4Fire hosted the FIRE Starters Global Summit: Dublin. FIRE (Fraud. Insolvency. Recovery. Enforcement) is the global Asset Recovery community bringing together key practitioners across contentious insolvency, fraud litigation and international enforcement. More information is available on the conference website


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