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On April 28, 2018, Plekhanov Russian University of Economics organized a round-table "Modern trends of legislative regulation of the digital transformation of the economy", moderated by Vice-Chairman of the Committee of the Federation Council Vyacheslav Timchenko and director of Institute of management and social-economical designing of PRUE, member of the expert council of the State Duma for digital economy and blockchain technologies Nadezhda Surova.
At the round table, experts of the University and heads of partner companies of the University together with deputies and members of the expert Council of the state Duma on digital economy and blockchain technologies discussed topical areas carried out by the state for the implementation of the program "Digital economy", in particular, the provisions of the bills submitted to the State Duma.
After Anatoly Axakov's suggestions "On digital of financial assets" and Chairman of the State Duma Vyacheclav V. Volodin "About modification of parts first, second and fourth of the civil code of the Russian Federation" had been discussed, a solemn presentation of certificates on advanced training for students of the second and third streams of the program of additional education of PRUE was held together with the Expert Council of the state Duma and BCLawyers "Legal bases and legal practices of work with cryptocurrency and blockchain projects". The program was developed by experts of Institute of management and social-economical designing of PRUE together with the Expert Council of the State Duma for digital economy and blockchain technologies, legal company "Effective business sources" and the "IT-Technology" company.
Vyacheslav Timchenko expressed his gratitude to the organizers for the initiative in this issue, and outlined the significance of such educational program for Russia in general.
"Today, students of the second and third cohorts received certificates of advanced training, which means that more than 100 lawyers have improved their skills in PRUE and became experts in the field of blockchain technologies" – pointed out the director of additional education program of BCLAwyers Igor Sudets.
In the process of further discussion, the participants of the event decided on the need to form an expert community of lawyers for further joint work. Alexander Zhuravlev, the developer of the program BCLawyers, managing partner of the legal company "Effective business resources" for the formation of the expert community spoke about the creation of the Association blockchain lawyers.
"The Association will unite experts in this industry and serve as a platform for interaction with government agencies on the development of Russian legislation in this area, thereby making the legal environment of cryptoeconomics in Russia more favorable," Zhuravlev said.
On May 21, Plekhanov University starts the fourth class of the program of additional education BCLawyers. This program includes 75 academic hours, according to Nadezhda Surovaya, Director of the Institute of management and socio-economic design of PRUE, students will study technical and legal aspects of blockchain, cryptocurrencies, ICO and tokens, smart contracts, mining, as well as remember the basics of financial law, e-Commerce market.
"The acquired knowledge will allow students to engage in professional legal support of blockchain projects", said one of the developers of the program BCLawyers, a member of the expert Council of the State Duma on digital economy and blockchain technologies Denis Agaronov. Students will be able to confirm their competence with the state certificate of advanced training of PRUE.