Vaccine as a Legal Phenomenon – Russian Response

On May 18, 2021, within the framework of the St. Petersburg International Forum, BGP Litigation will organize a session "Vaccine as a legal phenomenon - Russian response"

Alexander Panov, partner and head of the healthcare and technology practice at BGP Litigation, will present the legal experience of one of the largest projects in the history of the pharmaceutical industry in Russia and the USSR - full legal support for entering the global markets for the Sputnik V vaccine. regulatory issues of the pharmaceutical industry.

Topics for discussion:

  • RDIF's unique experience as a global vaccine provider - an overview of challenges and achievements
  • World experience of emergency use authorization for vaccines - Russia as a leader in this area and the first legal results
  • The right to risk for the vaccine manufacturer - global experience in liability regulation
  • Fine-tuning the legal system to develop export potential
  • Public health as a common good and a basis for limiting human autonomy. Vaccinated passports ("covid passports") - an identifier that allows you to read the immune status of a citizen

The discussion will be attended by:

Mikhail Irzhevsky (moderator) - Director of Legal Affairs, RDIF
Mikhail Galperin - Deputy Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation
Alexandra Dronova - State Secretary of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation
Vitaly Omelyanovskiy - General Director of the Federal State Budgetary Institution "Center for Expertise and Quality Control of Medical Aid"
The program of the event is available on the official website of the forum at the link

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If you are unable to join the event, we will be happy to share the video and session materials after the end of the forum. Please send your application to Ksenia Ebich to