April 26 (Wednesday)

In focus: RUSSIA. Taxes, regulation, litigation.

Work group. Signup required (attendee limit: 20).
A high-intensity exchange of updates on what’s happening in Russia from those with boots on the ground.

RECEPTION 2017. Powered by Valve.

An informal mixer for all the attendees. Please bring a photo ID to check in.
Served: starters, hot dishes and deserts plus wine, beer, tea and coffee.

(1) In 2016, everyone ended up hanging out in the garden, so make sure your jackets and shoes are a good fit for the weather. Dress code: whatever is comfortable! (2) A photographer, Laima, will be on-site. Feel free to ask her for a snap with your friends, we’re happy to email these photos to you later on.

April 27 (Thursday)

If you plan on running in the morning, the Bernardinu Sodas park (next to Strange Love) offers an easy 1km loop along the river and through the herbal garden, and you can also extend to the riverbank which makes for a nice 10km path (both sides are good, but the side opposite to Old Town is recently paved).

Badge & goodie bag pickup

Please collect your badge and your goodie bag.
All unclaimed goodie bags will be mailed to Tobias Haar.

4/27/2017

09:00–09:15

OPENING CEREMONY

Speaker: Sergei Klimov.

4/27/2017

09:15–10:00

Can we, and should we, bridge the gap between dev and legal communities?

Panel discussion
To prosper, the industry needs new talent. To bloom, new talent needs to be educated and sometimes protected. But what if the talent just wants to play ball on the highway?

Moderator: Sergei Klimov. Panelists: Greg Boyd, Katya Nemova, Jas Purewal.

Sergei Klimov
Business/Legal at Charlie Oscar
S. Gregory Boyd
Partner at Frankfurt Kurnit
Ekaterina Nemova
Head of Legal & Business Practice at Wargaming
Jas Purewal
Partner at Purewal & Partners
4/27/2017

10:00–11:00

Confidentiality / Trade Secrets / NDA panel

Panel discussion
Will everyone’s existing boilerplates hold against truly malicious intent? Much of our practice in this field remains untested – which presents a certain risk.

Moderator: Paul Gardner. Panelists: Sean Kane, Emi (Rong) Zhao, Arseny Seidov, Vanessa Pareja Lerner, Brian Tae-Hyun Chung.

Paul Gardner
Partner at Osborne Clarke
Sean F. Kane
Partner at Frankfurt Kurnit
Emi Rong Zhao
IP Consultant at Taylor Wessing
Arseny Seidov
Partner at Baker McKenzie
Vanessa Pareja Lerner
Senior Associate at DCA
Brian Tae-Hyun Chung
Partner / Senior Foreign Legal Consultant at Kim & Chang
4/27/2017

11:00–12:00

Bot panel

Panel discussion
US and German perspective, plus the perspectives of Riot Games, Wargaming and Valve on this issue.

Moderator: Gregor Schmid. Panelists: Marc Meyer, Darren Mulcahy, Katya Nemova, Jan-Peter Ewert.

Gregor Schmid
Partner at Taylor Wessing
Marc Mayer
Partner at MSK
Darren Mulcahy
Associate Counsel at Riot Games
Ekaterina Nemova
Head of Legal & Business Practice at Wargaming
Jan-Peter Ewert
Business/Legal at Valve

Lunch, Episode 1

Buffet-style, one hour. Make sure that you meet some new people!

Please check the menus in your goodie bag (different days have different menus). Vegetarian options available.

4/27/2017

13:00–14:00

Censorship panel

Panel discussion
Current approach to censorship in video games, from age ratings to actual content, as it happens across the regions.

Moderator: Jas Purewal. Panelists: Greg Pilarowski, Claas Oehler, Roman Zanin, Vanessa Pareja Lerner, Alexandre Rudoni, Bogac Erozan, Olena Stakhurska, Brian Tae-Hyun Chung.

Jas Purewal
Partner at Purewal & Partners
Greg Pilarowski
Partner at Pillar Legal
Claas Oehler
Partner at IHDE
Roman Zanin
General Counsel at Wargaming
Vanessa Pareja Lerner
Senior Associate at DCA
Alexandre Rudoni
Associate at Allen & Overy
Bogac Erozan
Legal Counsel at Riot Games
Olena Stakhurska
Partner at TaylorWessing
Brian Tae-Hyun Chung
Partner / Senior Foreign Legal Consultant at Kim & Chang
4/27/2017

14:00–14:15

A few words from the Mayor of Vilnius

Update
What happened in the city since the last year’s Summit + a surprise announcement.

Speaker: Remigijus Šimašius.

Remigijus Šimašius
Mayor of Vilnius
4/27/2017

14:15–15:30

Region Update: Russia

Panel update

Moderator: Roman Zanin. Panelists: Arseny Seidov, Vladislav Arkhipov, Alexey Moroz, Pavel Melnikov, Vladimir Schetinin.

Roman Zanin
General Counsel at Wargaming
Arseny Seidov
Partner at Baker McKenzie
Vladislav Arkhipov
Of counsel at Dentons
Alexey Moroz
Partner at Exiora
Pavel Melnikov
Co-founder and CEO at Pointlane
Vladimir Schetinin
Deputy of Managing Director at IXcellerate
4/27/2017

15:30–16:00

Kempinski Cathedral Square – Lobby of Grand Duke’s Hall

Coffee & French pastries

It’s time to stretch your legs! Tea station, coffee machine and bathrooms await you.
A photographer will be on-site to take your picture for the official summit’s album.

4/27/2017

16:00–16:30

Region Update: Japan

Presentation

Speaker: Arata Nomoto.

Arata Nomoto
Partner at City-Yuwa Partners
4/27/2017

16:30–17:45

Region Update: Korea

Panel update

Moderator: Brian Tae-Hyun Chung. Panelists: Hyun-Ho Eun, Sungkye Yi, Yun Haeng Lee.

Brian Tae-Hyun Chung
Partner / Senior Foreign Legal Consultant at Kim & Chang
Hyun-Ho Eun
Partner at Kim & Chang
Sungkye Yi
Sr. Legal & External Affairs Manager at Wargaming Korea
Yun Haeng Lee
Foreign Legal Counsel at Kim & Chang
4/27/2017

17:45–18:30

Region Update: China

Presentation

Speaker: Greg Pilarowski

Greg Pilarowski
Partner at Pillar Legal
4/27/2017

18:30–21:00

Kempinski Cathedral Square – Presidential Hall

Dinner, Lithuanian Special

Buffet-style. Exceptional local fare in a 5-star format, matched by locally produced beers.
We worked hard with the chef of Kempinski to bring you the exceptional local fare that would be both authentic and relevant (so, roasted pig: NO; mushroom dumplings: YES). Please check the detailed description of this menu in your goodie bag.

April 28 (Friday)

4/28/2017

09:30–10:00

VR panel

Panel update

Moderator: Alexandre Rudoni. Panelists: Canon Pence, Jan-Peter Ewert.

Alexandre Rudoni
Associate at Allen & Overy
Canon Pence
General Counsel for Epic Games
Jan-Peter Ewert
Business/Legal at Valve
4/28/2017

10:00–11:00

VAT panel

Panel update

Moderator: Hans-Martin Grambeck. Panelists: Tamara Sakolchyk, Vanessa Pareja Lerner, John Mccarthy, Taygun Alban, Paul Gardner, Yuriy Zaluskyy.

Hans-Martin Grambeck
Value Added Tax Expert at Nesemann & Grambeck
Tamara Sakolchyk
Counsel, Legal & Business Affairs at Wargaming
Vanessa Pareja Lerner
Senior Associate at DCA
John McCarthy
Leading Digital VAT Expert at Taxamo
Taygun Alban
COO at GPay E-Money & Payment Services Inc.
Paul Gardner
Partner at Osborne Clarke
Yuriy Zaluskyy
Counsel at Baker & McKenzie
4/28/2017

11:00–11:45

Liability panel

Panel update

Moderator: Graham Hann. Panelists: Karin Pagnanelli, Henning Moelle, Vanessa Pareja Lerner, Brian Tae-Hyun Chung.

Graham Hann
Partner at Taylor Wessing
Karin Pagnanelli
Partner at MSK
Henning Moelle
Litigation Partner at TaylorWessing
Vanessa Pareja Lerner
Senior Associate at DCA
Brian Tae-Hyun Chung
Partner / Senior Foreign Legal Consultant at Kim & Chang
4/28/2017

11:45–12:30

Streamers/New Entertainment Models panel

Panel discussion

Moderator: Sophie Goossens. Panelists: Claas Oehler, Greg Boyd.

Sophie Goossens
IP, IT & Commercial Lawyer at Sophie Goossens Avocat
Claas Oehler
Partner at IHDE
S. Gregory Boyd
Partner at Frankfurt Kurnit
4/28/2017

12:30–13:00

Region Update: France

Presentation

Speakers: Alexandre Rudoni, Andrea Dufaure.

Alexandre Rudoni
Associate at Allen & Overy
Andrea Dufaure
Associate at Allen & Overy
4/28/2017

13:00–14:00

Kempinski Cathedral Square – Telegrafas

Lunch, Episode 2

Buffet-style, one hour. Now that you’ve met all the wonderful new people, it is OK to sit down with your friends in a corner.
Practice your Lithuanian: try saying “vienas alus, prašom!” to the wait staff.

4/28/2017

14:00–14:30

Format: Presentation

Region Update: Brazil

Presentation

Speaker: Vanessa Pareja Lerner.

Vanessa Pareja Lerner
Senior Associate at DCA
4/28/2017

14:30–15:00

Region Update: Iran

Presentation

Speaker: Nima Abdollahzade.

Nima Abdollahzade
Legal Counsel at Computer and Video Games Foundation of Iran
4/28/2017

15:00–15:10

Region Update: Ukraine

Presentation

Speaker: Oleksiy Stolyarenko.

Oleksiy Stolyarenko
Senior Associate at Baker & McKenzie
4/28/2017

15:10–15:20

Region Update: Poland

Presentation

Speaker: Michal Pekala.

Michał Pękała
Associate at DLA Piper
4/28/2017

15:20–15:30

Region Update: Turkey

Presentation

Speaker: Bogac Erozan.

Bogac Erozan
Legal Counsel at Riot Games
4/28/2017

15:30–16:15

War Stories

Panel discussion
From dealing with the fallout of advertising new game without its approval to trying to break out of a bad development contract, we’ve got stories to share; some are relevant to everyone, others are relevant only to the craziest among developers.

Moderator: Sergei Klimov. Panelists: Sean Kane, Jas Purewal, Arata Nomoto.

Sergei Klimov
Business/Legal at Charlie Oscar
Sean F. Kane
Partner at Frankfurt Kurnit
Jas Purewal
Partner at Purewal & Partners
Arata Nomoto
Partner at City-Yuwa Partners
4/28/2017

16:15–16:45

Legal Challenge 2017 – Award Ceremony

Prize-giving ceremony
In your goodie bag, you will find this year’s Legal Challenge brief as well as the submissions of the five finalists – all of them won free tickets to the Summit. At this award ceremony, we will announce who wins the first place (and receives €1,000) and who wins the second place (and receives €500).

Speaker: Katya Nemova.

4/28/2017

16:45–17:00

Closing Ceremony

Summary
2018 dates; Law School Outreach; Journal; Advisory Board.

Moderator: Sergei Klimov.

4/28/2017

17:00–21:00

Kempinski Cathedral Square – Presidential Hall

Dinner, International Mix

Buffet-style menu of cold and hot starters, main dishes and fabulous desserts.
Dinner aims to make everyone comfortable and to let the conversation flow.

The guests departing for the airport on this evening should check with Alma and Titas about the specific board number of their Smart Taxi car. It takes about 15 minutes to get to the airport from Kempinski, but do allow some traffic as this is Friday night. You will have a Fast Track pass, so your security time should be close to minimal.

April 29 (Saturday)

4/29/2017

09:00–17:00

Traditionally, the attendees who leave Vilnius on Saturday and who are still able to talk and eat at this point, organize themselves for a friendly brunch. Check with Sergei and Alma for this year’s specific plan. If you’re staying at the Kempinski, they have a fantastic spa area. If you’re staying elsewhere, you can still use Kempinski’s spa area at a surcharge. Alternative pasttimes: sorting the flags, packing the rollups, shrink-wrapping the cubes.