On 27 April 2010 The International Contest of Young Lawyers “Precedent” has started. The Contest will be held till 21 June 2010. We recognize English and Russian as official languages of this on-line contest which is meant to disclose abilities of students and practicing lawyers. For participation it is necessary to send us your solution of legal cases in one of the fields of legal practice suggested on web-pages of “Precedent”

The contest is held by “Levant and Partners” law firm in collaboration with iTrex translation agency. It is the first joint venture of this type in the sphere of jurisprudence.

“Precedent” is located on page www.itrex.ru/legal_competition.html. All the experienced practicing lawyers, beginners and everyone concerned with legal process can take a challenge. The contest will be a checkout of young lawyers’ abilities and juridical competence. To provide the legal service market with advanced and promising specialists is one of the aims of this contest. With the agreement of the contestants their contact information will be transferred to law firms.

After filling the registration form on page www.itrex.ru/legal_competition/registration.html the contestants should suggest their solutions to legal cases in two spheres of legal practice: intellectual property and private international law. The contestant may either choose one or two (each from a different sphere) cases to resolve. The choice of the spheres of legal practice was defined by their current urgency, obvious to the contest moderators.

Daring ideas and original approach are highly encouraged; no one is going to be fined or banned! The freedom of your creativity isn’t limited by anything but the Law! Every good deed goes unpunished!

Cases are available here: www.itrex.ru/legal_competition/cases.html.

Both on-line voting and professional jury will name the winners of the contest. 7 contestants will become prize-winners of the “Precedent”. Equally available for English and Russian audience, voting will start on 8 May: all the contesting solutions will be presented in the two languages.

Contest applications and works are admitted until 15 June. Voting will take place on page www.itrex.ru/index.php?option=com_itrexprecedent&precPage=sols, where the whole list of contesting works will be provided.

Contact names:

Regina Shapiro, tel.: +7-926-469-64-51, e-mail: shapiro@levantlegal.com

Information on Contest Moderators:

“Levant and Partners” Law Firm renders a wide range of legal services for your business in any country of the world. L&P practice majors in Intellectual Property, International Law, Corporate Matters.

Following the results of World IP Survey 2008 conducted by international magazine Managing Intellectual Property Levant & partners law firm enters the top-ten of Russian firms recommended for working in patent prosecution, filing of patents or trade marks and associated work.  According to the rating, published in European Legal 500 Levant & partners law firm was added into the group of recommended firms working in the field of TMT and IP (intellectual property, telecommunications and high technologies). Among the firm’s clients there are companies from different branches of business from the US, EC and Russia. The firm is a member of international law and business associations (Advoc, INTA, LES, British Business Club, AEB, AmCham, etc.).

iTrex translation agency is a modern company majorly rendering services in translating legal, financial and technical documents. It collaborates with over 2000 interpreters in 47 countries. Control over the quality of translation and efficient system of management allows fulfilling a wide range of translation and notary certification projects. Companies from 27 branches of business and world-famous brands are among the agency’s long-standing clients.

Information on media partners of the contest.

PRAVOTODAY – informational portal giving coverage to main events in Ukrainian and world jurisprudence.Target audience of the portal are judges, attorneys, solicitors, lawyers running private practices, notary officers, patent counsels, law-enforcement authorities, state officials, law school students, law theorists, law journalists and everyone who works in the field of jurisprudence or intends to obtain a profession of a lawyer.

Legal Business Magazine is a business journal which does not concentrate on such points as law, work of state officials, court practice and intricacies of law science, which have already been covered by hundreds of finest editions and informational systems. This journal is about how one can apply his knowledge of law to run a profitable business and develop his legal practice. The information presented is collected from all over the world and contains pieces of research, review of events and interviews with the leading specialists of the sphere. The information provided is unique. “Legal Business” is an inspiring view upon the legal career!

The Career Forum — one of the first Russian business newspapers about career and professional growth. Periodical is focused on those people who takes his professional growth seriously and constantly push forward to the apex of his career. On newspaper pages – all labor market news, vacancies of leading international and Russian companies, up-to-date information about business trainings, MBA programs and language courses. All aspects of career, experts’ points of view in the sphere of recruitment and business education, effective practices of business development.