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Gennadii Tsirat who is on the brink of finishing his doctoral thesis presented results of his research work to academic community. Mr. Tsirat in his report which was represented in the National academy of legal sciences of Ukraine outlined scope of his research – from rendering legal assistance to foreigners to jurisdiction and recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments, i.e. main issues of international civil process, emphasized the most complicated and at the same time the most interesting issues – state immunities, the main stumbling blocks in the way of international unification of procedures of recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and addressed to the audience summary of his research. After the speech Mr. Tsirat was asked some questions, particularly concerning prospects for conclusion between Ukraine and EU of a convention similar to Lugano Convention on jurisdiction and the enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters of 2007.