Round Table. The Concept of the Development of Mediation in Russia 2023

Date and time:

25 April 2023, 10:30 - 17:00 (MSK)
Address: Moscow, Pokrovsky Boulevard, 11, Meeting room F301 (hall capacity 56 people)


10-30 - 11:00 Registration of conference participants.

11.00 - 11.30 Natalia Frolova. Necessary changes in the Russian procedural codes, categories of disputes that it is desirable to make mandatory for mediation, the introduction of internship departments for mediators in the courts, the introduction of court mediators.

11.30 - 12.00 Daria Zhdan-Pushkina. The concept of the development of public mediation, bodies and organizations in whose functions it is necessary to introduce the development of mediation, the development of mediation through the MFC.

12.00 - 12.30 Veronika Demidova. Training of mediators, how to organize, how to check, as well as the role and tasks of associations in this direction, incentives for the development of mediators' associations.

12.30 - 13.00 Susana Kirakosyan. Regulation of online mediation.

13.00 - 14 00 Break

14.00 - 14.30 Vladimir Kuznetsov. Mediation between business and government. Necessary reforms.

14.30 – 15.00 Ilya Rakov, Evgeny Zakharov. Tax reforms in the field of mediation.

15.00 - 15.30 Vladislav Bespalov, Ulyana Udavihina. Reforms needed in the field of family mediation.

15:30 - 16.00 Daria Zhdan-Pushkina and HSE students. Reforms required in the field of cooperation between notaries and a mediator.

16:00 - 17:00 Open discussion of the conference participants.

The program may be supplemented.


If you would like to register for offline participation in the event, please send an application to Daria Zhdan-Pushkina:

Since the capacity of the premises is only 56 people, the following can take part in the event offline:

  • mediators
  • representatives of associations of mediators and chambers of commerce, arbitration courts, unions and public organizations related to mediation
  • government representatives
  • lawyers who practice mediation
  • representatives of the business community interested in reforms

If the registration list fills up, we will open a waiting list for everyone in case someone refuses to participate.

If you would like to see the broadcast of the event, then just subscribe to the Telegram channel of the Solis Mediation Center. There will be a link to the broadcast.

Information about speakers

Natalia Frolova is a mediator of the Solis Mediation Center, head of the legal department of an international auto concern, practices in the field of managing internal legal issues of the company, in the field of settling corporate and financial disputes.

Daria Zhdan-Pushkina is a mediator, head of the Solis Mediation Center, lawyer practicing in the field of commercial law and consulting for foreign clients, acts as an arbitrator in commercial disputes.

Veronika Demidova, mediator of the Solis Mediation Center, advisor to an international law firm, a practicing arbitrator from the VIAC list, assists in resolving disputes on commercial law.

Susana Kirakosyan is a mediator of the Solis Mediation Center, Candidate of Law, Associate Professor, Chairman of the Subcommittee of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry on business development in the field of residential real estate management, member of the working group of the State Duma Committee on Construction and Housing and Utilities on improving housing legislation, practices in the field of dispute resolution associated with real estate and housing and communal services.

Vladimir Kuznetsov is the Vice-President of the Association of Lawyers for Registration, Liquidation, Bankruptcy and Legal representation; Chairman of the All-Russian Trade Union of Mediators; First Deputy Head of the Federal Mediation Center; Russian-Caribbean Friendship Association Vice President for Mediation and Consulting.

Ilya Rakov as the head of the Law Office of the BFD, Ph.D. in Law, Associate Professor of the Department of Financial Law of the Ural State Law University of Yakovleva, an expert of the BRICS Law Institute, practices in the field of settlement of national tax and international tax disputes.

Evgeniy Zakharov is an attorney of BFD Law Office, partner, lawyer, candidate of legal sciences, specializes in disputes in the field of national and international tax regulation, criminal cases of an economic nature.

Vladislav Bespalov is a mediator of the Solis Mediation Center, mediation trainer, practices business mediation, practices banking mediation, practices mediation in corporate relations, practices IP and creative industries, practices family mediation, is the author of mediation methods and negotiation technologies, trains mediators at the All-Russian State University of Justice (Russian Law Academy of the Ministry of Justice of Russia).

Uliana Udavihina is a mediator at the Solis Mediation Center, specializes in resolving family, work and school conflicts. She also specializes in the prevention and resolution of conflict situations in the teams of IT companies. Uliana is a lecturer at St. Petersburg State University in the disciplines of negotiations and mediation, as well as the author of many scientific publications in the field of psychology of mediation and negotiations.

Conference organizers and partners:

The Solis Mediation Center

The Legal Clinic of the National Research University Higher School of Economics

Department of Career Development and Interaction with Alumni of the National Research University Higher School of Economics

All-Russian Trade Union of Mediators of Russia

The Journal Mediator