The employees of the Branch Office of Gazprom EP International in Saint Petersburg led by Alexander Nikiforov, Deputy Managing Director for HR and Legal, took part in SPb Legal Run 2019, the 5th International Charity Run of Lawyers, coincided with the International Legal Forum.
The main sports event of the legal community of Saint Petersburg was held on 18 May 2019 in the Primorsky Victory Park on the Krestovsky Island. The participants ran along the central walkways of the park near the Gazprom Arena stadium. Around 600 runners raced 2.5 km and 5 km distances.
The Legal Run is the first international charity run that unites the representatives of the professional community of lawyers. In 2019, the runs are held from 18 May to 8 June in 10 Russian cities – Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Samara, Novosibirsk, Kazan, Tyumen, Rostov-on-Don, Nizhny Novgorod and Blagoveshchensk.
Every year the representatives of the Russian and foreign law firms, internal legal departments of the companies, students and teachers from law schools participate in the run. In 2014-2018, over 10 000 lawyers from 15 countries and 100 cities took part in the Legal Run. Many people partake in the runs as corporate teams.
Gazprom EP International maintains high corporate and social standards of the Gazprom Group, and pays particular attention to encouraging healthy lifestyles and sports among its employees around the world. The company provides support in organizing and holding various sports events.