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Public Services, Politics & Social

Helen Avakyan

Member of the Russian Federal Chamber of Lawyers Council & Counsel at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

Russia

Bio

Helen Avakyan is a well-known figure in the legal and legal tech communities of Russia. She started her career as an expert in securities law and was instrumental in forming the legal groundwork for a regulated securities market in Russia.

Helen is on all taskforces for each stream of the governmental program for Digital Economy with the Skolkovo competence centers and an expert at the Expert Advisory Board for Improvement of the Financial Market and Banking Sector Regulation and the Expert Board for Digital Economy and Blockchain Technologies with the State Duma. Helen was the Head of the Analytical Department of the Russian  Supreme Commercial Court. She was an ideologist and a manager of the e-justice system implementation project in Russia.

Since 2019 Helen has been a member of the Russian Federal Chamber of Lawyers Council. Since 2018 she has been a member of the Expert Board for Legislative Support of the Securities Market Development with the Russian State Duma’s Committee for the Financial Market. A member of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs Committee on Intellectual Property.

Helen is an Active State Counsellor of the Russian Federation, 2nd class. She was awarded the Russian Judicial System honorable charter and is commended by the Court of Intellectual Rights. In 2016, Russian Presidential Commissioner for Entrepreneurs’ Rights Boris Titov awarded a letter of commendation to the Firm for Helen’s persistent “pro bono” efforts in the protection of entrepreneurs’ rights at a session of the Business against Corruption Public Center.

Contribution to Legal Tech

Apart from her instrumental role in the development and implementation of KAD, the electronic filing and case management system of the commercial court system in Russia (which is a crucial infrastructure element for most legaltech solutions in Russia), Elena is managing the design and implementation of a digital collaboration platform for over 70.000 members of the Russian bar. This system will substantially improve the workflow of members of the bar and make legal services more accessible for the general public.

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Public Services, Politics & Social

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