Saint Petersburg: Second International Forum on Legality with a Round Table on the Notariat



From 16 to 19 May the second “Legal Forum” took place in Saint Petersburg. This is the largest international event on the subject of legality. (

The Forum was organised by the Russian Federation with a view to creating a single platform for discussion on the most interesting legal issues and to promote an idea of modernisation in the legislative context at a time of global social and economic change. The event was opened, amongst others, by the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation,  Dmitry Medvedev, by the Chinese Minister of Justice, Wu Aiying, by the Secretary of State for Justice of the United Kingdom, Kenneth Clarke, and by Ministers of Justice from no fewer than another 10 countries, by the US Attorney General Eric Holder, and Jean-Paul Decorps, President of the International Union of Notaries.

The three days of the Forum were attended by over 2,000 participants representing 51 countries. The series of seminars and debates included one dedicated to notaries on the subject: “The Notariat as an Instrument for Economic and Social Development” organised  by the French Notariat. Speakers at the meeting included Marie-Anne Frison Roche, Professor of the Political Studies Institute in Paris, and Mariya Sazonova, President of the Federal Notarial Chamber of Russia, to discuss the role played by the notariat in the economic and social development of a number of key nations. The Italian Notariat was represented by Paolo Pasqualis, Councillor Delegate for International Affairs.

The closing session was dedicated to the imminent reform of the Russian Federation’s civil code, a remarkable effort that, as emerged from the debate, brings into discussion all aspects of the current system of civil law but has chosen to hew to the tradition of continental civil law. For the Notariat the greatest concern is the role that the reform will  assign to the public act and the authenticated private agreement.

The following link provides all the information about the round table dedicated to the Notariat:

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