RWA Grand Get Together

RWA Grand Get Together

Russian Women in Arbitration |

On June 19, 2024 RWA, with the support of LEVEL Legal Services, held an open event – RWA Grand Get Together.

The event brought together more than 60 arbitration and dispute resolution practitioners. During the event, the RWA Team presented the results of RWA’s activities in 2023 and welcomed the participants of the second cycle of the RWA Mentoring Programme.

Denis Almakaev, Partner at LEVEL Legal Services made an introductory speech, opening a panel discussion on "Networking in the Legal Profession".

The panel discussion featured:

Anna Grishchenkova, Independent Arbitrator;

Ellina Izotkina, Senior Associate of International Disputes Practice at LEVEL Legal Services;

Elmira Ponomarenko, Director of Business Development and Strategic Communications at LEVEL Legal Services;

Olga Fedorova, Clinical Psychologist at the Center for Behavioral Therapy “Handling Better”.

Anna Avdulova, member of the RWA Steering Committee and Associate at Ivanyan & Partners, moderated the discussion.

Invited speakers discussed the importance and usefulness of networking in the legal profession, networking strategies at legal events as well as ways to overcome fears and awkwardness when interacting with strangers. The speakers’ diverse experience allowed participants to look at networking in the legal profession from different angles.

We are grateful to all the participants who took the time, supported us and became part of the RWA Grand Get Together. We hope you had a great time and made valuable contacts!

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