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Kesarev’s strategic partner - the Legislative Development Center – jointly with The Institute for Socio-Economic and Political Studies presented a new research

January 22, 2018

The research shows the reform of the legislative process, launched during the first 2 sessions of the State Duma’s 7th convocation was nailed down within autumn session 2017. The reform was designed to improve the quality of initiatives and to prevent the formation of new "legislative debris" from non-promising draft laws.

By the end of 2017, MPs cleared about 75% of "legislative debris" while the total number of the new draft laws introduced by all the subjects of legislative initiative decreased by 26%.

Total number of the draft laws introduced by the MPs decreased from 55% on average in the previous years to 40% this session. Now the parliamentarians pay much more attention to the quality of preparatory work on the legislative initiatives. Deputies’ work was mostly targeted on social issues; besides this, MPs continue to initiate the expansion of parliamentary control.

Yury Panasik joined a program for senior-level public affairs professionals organized by the Public Affairs Institute

January 15, 2018

During the second week of January Yury Panasik, Partner of Kesarev Consulting, entered the first year of innovative three-year program of the Public Affairs Institute held in the California, US. 

The program is focused on strengthening a participant’s abilities as a strategic analyst, a counselor to senior management, and as a liaison with governmental policy makers, business and community leaders.

Pavel Melnikov gave a special master class on the basics of GR at Moscow State University

September 29, 2017

Pavel Melnikov, Partner of Kesarev Consulting, gave a master-class "No time to explain, or GR basics in 90 minutes" at the Moscow State University. Master class was organized on September, 28 within "Strategic Communications" course of the Laboratory of Integrated Communications at the Faculty of Journalism of MSU.

Kesarev Consulting is represented in the rating of Top-1000 Russian Managers for the third time

September 29, 2017

Government relations Directors voted for Pavel Melnikov in the GR Directors’ listing 2017 (professional services section).

Top-1000 Russian Managers Rating is prepared on an annual basis by the Russian Managers Association and Kommersant newspaper. The rating methodology is based on the principle "the best choose the best" so that functional executives (such as in GR and PA) assess functional managers.

Full rating is available here

Kesarev launched a special course on government relations for students of the Higher School of Economics

September 11, 2017

Kesarev team has launched a special course “Interaction with state authorities: GR-management” at the Higher School of Economics. The course is held for the 2nd year Master's students specializing in applied political science. It is practice-oriented and focused on developing the students’ skills in issues management, stakeholder mapping, and communication with the governmental authorities.

Kesarev team to support clients at the Eurasian Week 2017 in Astana

August 23, 2017

On August 24-26 Kesarev team will work at the 2nd Eurasian Week to be held in Astana, Kazakhstan. The Eurasian Week is the largest annual business forum aimed at development of economy, investment and export potential of the Eurasian Economic Union and organized by the Eurasian Economic Commission.  This year, the Forum is held in Astana at the platform of EXPO-2017.

These days we will support clients in creating high-impact strategies in the EAEU market that maximize value, using specifically customized tools.

Kesarev signed a memorandum with Kazakh authorities on development of regulatory environment for cryptocurrencies

July 17, 2017

Kesarev Consulting will work on developing blockchain solutions for Kazakhstan within the framework of International Financial Center «Astana». Partnership was announced together with Deloitte, CIS, Waves, Juscutum. In the next phase of the project, the working team will be looking at widening the participation to include other industry stakeholders.

“The signing of the memorandum with our partners on the development of the digital currency market on the basis of the International Financial Center Astana is the first step towards a creation of a full-fledged ecosystem of the digital economy in Kazakhstan,” said Natalia Sheiko Kesarev Consulting partner.

"Our clients are served by the experienced lawyers and economists", - Mikhail Sokolov on the development of the GR services’ market in Ukraine

June 26, 2017, GR Academy

In an interview with the GR Academy, Mikhail Sokolov, Head of Kesarev Consulting in Kiev talked about which specialists are demanded in the sphere of GR, and also touched on the current level of GR market development and the main categories of GR services’ customers in Ukraine.

GR Academy is the first educational program for specialists in the field of government relations in Ukraine.

Full video available here

Evgeny Roshkov, managing partner from Kesarev was listed in the Best Lawyers 2018 rating

June 16, 2017, Best Lawyers in Russia 2018

Kesarev was ranked by Best Lawyers 2018 for the fourth consecutive year. Kesarev' managing partner Evgeny Roshkov was named among top lawyers within Regulatory Practice.

Best Lawyers is one of the oldest and most highly-respected peer review guides to the legal profession worldwide. For over thirty years, it has been publishing the world's premier guide to the legal profession, with research in Russia now conducted for the 8th time.

Kesarev team supports clients at the Saint-Petersburg and Astana Economic Forums

June 1, 2017

June is a high business season when the largest economic forums are traditionally held in Russia and Kazakhstan. On June 1-3, Kesarev team will provide support to the clients at the Saint-Petersburg International Economic Forum.    

On June 15-16, Kesarev will take part in the Astana Economic Forum to further develop the firm's practice in Kazakhstan and the Central Asia region.