18-19.10.2016, Hotel Aleksandar Palace, Skopje




This conference is created in order to foster the development of legal risk management, observed through our eyes as the most important legal trend which will mark and dominate the following decade by being present in every aspect of legal processes.

With more than 300 participants, on the 18th and 19th October 2016 at the Aleksandar Palace Hotel in Skopje, we witnessed the largest legal event in the region – the Fourth International Legal Risk Management Conference: Legal Trends, organized by Akademik, which gathered some of the most prominent experts in law and business.

Legal risk management is a trend but also a future of law and business and thus we need continued and ongoing education on this topic, however, not solely in the sense of legal but also in a socioeconomic manner, was stated at the conference.

Prof. Kiril Čavdar, PhD who was awarded a Certificate of Legal Excellence by Akademik, stated that what Akademik does regarding the ongoing education of legal professionals shows excellent results.

By emphasizing the vital educational and creative input of Prof. Čavdar to the Macedonian legal theory and practice, the renowned Macedonian attorney Georgi Dimitrov, said that this Certificate is awarded to the professor with the utmost and most sincere respect towards his work which is a form of appeal to the younger generations.

In his welcoming speech, Mr. Dimitrov emphasized that apart from the main legal trend – legal risk management, the Conference shall cover other trends such as: legal technologies, legal design, human resources, the inclusion of talented lawyers in legal processes, ethics and business, legal security and investments.

In that regard, the famous Croatian investor, Mr. Nenad Bakić, said that legal risk management implies the creation of legal security which has a big impact over investors and their decisions.

The well-known Slovene attorney, Mrs. Maja Menard from Ulčar & partnerji Law Office in Ljubljana, stated that education is crucial when it comes to working with younger generations of talented lawyers and serves as a warranty for a long-term success.

Jeremy Hopkins, consultant at UK’s Clerkingwell Consulting, stated that it is a global trend across the world for renowned companies to employ lawyers and hire counsels for the reason of their reputation or for a more serious approach towards their own work.

“The role of legal consultants in companies is a key factor when it comes to successful legal business work”, said Carl Östring, General Counsel and investment manager at AB Traction.

“Apart from education and ethics code, compliance is also an inevitable condition for companies in order to avoid legal risks they face”, said Mrs. Michaela Ahlberg, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer at TeliaSonera, the Swedish telecommunication giant.

Dr. Žan Mitrev, the famous Macedonian cardio-surgeon, founder and owner of the Special Hospital “Filip Vtori”, underlined that clear and precise regulative is crucial for the operation of a medical facility.

Moreover, Mr. Philippe Pinsolle, the prominent French attorney who is a managing partner of the Quinn Emmanuel Paris office, stated that the role of arbitrage and the use of clear provisions and clauses must be evidently anticipated upon concluding long-term contracts.

Talking about data security, Mrs. Marianna Vintiadis, managing director at Kroll, emphasized that criminals always show a great deal of interest for attorneys  because they posses and work with highly confidential data.

Additionally, Mr. Konstantinos Kornilakis from Koumentakis and Associates Law Office, also referred to attorneys stating that investing in human resources is vital in overcoming the economic crisis and its impact on their work.

Towards the end of this major legal event, Mr. Dimitrov thanked all the lecturers and participants of this Conference mentioning that a great deal of creative efforts and love was invested into the overall organization of the event.

Both the participants and the lecturers, having excellent impressions of the fourth international Legal Risk Management Conference organized by Akademik, expressed that it was their pleasure to have been a part of the unique atmosphere of the event which offered inspirational topics and impressive organization.

“The Conference turned the capital of Macedonia into a center of the global legal thought. This is a fantastic conference with many people coming from various areas. To mix such specialties at such event is a real success. We are impressed by everything. Everything is so meticulously organized” are only some of the positive comments of participants and lecturers of the Conference.

Click on the gallery and follow the interviews with the lecturers of this year’s conference to get better and more complete impressions.

For all information and suggestions, please do contact us on or +389 2 3232-821 or +389 2 3237-465.