The first project will be to analyse the practical effects of the Anglo-Saxon rule of law principle on the one hand and the “Rechtsstaat” concept developed in the civil law countries on the other. A small symposium on 18th June at the Bar Council will examine a Russian and an English and Welsh paper on this matter. Following this we hope to draw some joint conclusions to be discussed at an event in Russia later in 2010 or in 2011.

For further information on this project, please contact Christian Wisskirchen on 0207 611 1315 or We are also in touch with our embassy in Moscow to discuss further a seminar to promote the Bar towards Russian practitioners. We will widely publicise this opportunity once a date has been fixed.