Speakers

Attract new partners and clients by delivering a speech on hot practical topic. Being a speaker at the conference is a unique chance to show your perspective connections the level of your knowledge and professionalism.

For information on how to become a speaker and what are our conditions please contact us at info@intax-group.com

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Speakers

Martin Pros

Martin Pros

Moderator of Panel Discussion:European banks for international business – today and tomorrow.

Work Experience

Aug 2016 – present           Attorney-at-law
March 2014 – Jul 2016     Ministry of Finance & Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Deputy Minister acting on behalf of Social Democratic Party

• The representative of the Czech Republic in the EBRD, World Bank and two banks located in Moscow (International Investment Bank and International Bank for Economic Cooperation).
• Responsible for international relations and financial markets and drafting relevant legislation.

Jun 2010 – March 2014    Société Générale (Paris, France)

Head of Legal Supervision for Corporate & Investment Banking in Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa

• Leading the network of 20 in-house lawyers in Corporate & Investment Banking in the CEEMEA region and overseeing the legal certainty of the operations that SG Corporate & Investment Banking performs in their geographic territory. The most significant countries under supervision are Russia (Rosbank as a third biggest bank in Russia), Czech Republic (Komercni banka), Romania (BRD) and others (Poland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates or Morocco).
• Implementing legal policies pertaining to SG Corporate & Investment Banking´s operations and ensuring their consistency on a worldwide basis.
• Ensuring relevance of the means, in budgetary and human resource terms, of the legal function, of the needs expressed by the business lines and SG Legal Department in the CEEMEA region.

Oct 2004 – Jun 2010     Komerční banka, a.s. (Prague)

Head of Investment Banking Unit (Legal Department)

• Managing a team of four lawyers, including foreign citizens, and directly responsible for all investment banking legal matters affecting KB companies in the Czech and Slovak Republic.
• Establishing the Power Exchange Central Europe offering power trading for Czech, Slovak and Hungarian power (documentation for clearing banks and internal procedures).

Pros Legal&Consulting
Czech Republic
E-mail: martin@pros.cz

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Dmitry Kalmykov

Dmitry Kalmykov

AS Norvik Banka

Panel Discussion: European banks for international business – today and tomorrow.

Member of the Board

Dmitry Kalmykov has obtained a higher education in economics, with the specialisation in “Economics and Company Management” at the Moscow State Aviation Institute. Dmitry has worked at Norvik Banka since 2015 as the First Vice President and the head of the International Business Line. D.Kalmykov has gained considerable experience in banking business in Russia where he was one of Alfa Bank’s managers; in total, he has worked in the financial sector for more than 20 years. Dmitry has developed his professional expertise under leadership programmes in London and New York specialising in the banking sector.

AS Norvik Banka
Latvia
www.norvik.eu

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Sergey Nazarkin

Sergey Nazarkin

Amond & Smith Ltd

Panel Discussion: European banks for international business – today and tomorrow.

Partner

Specialization: private international law, tax law, corporate law.

Relevant work experience: since 2005.

Sergey Nazarkin graduated from the Moscow State Law Academy (MSAL).

He is a member of the Chamber of Tax Consultants of the Russian Federation, as well as the Russian Branch of the International Fiscal Association (Ros-IFA).

Mr. Nazarkin participates in the development and realization of tax planning schemes with the participation of non-resident companies (real estate transactions, holding companies, trading companies etc.).

Amond & Smith Ltd
Russia
www.amondsmith.ru

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Gennady Matveev

Gennady Matveev

Roche & Duffay

Panel Discussion: European banks for international business – today and tomorrow.

Managing Partner

Born on July 17, 1964 in Moscow.

In 1981 graduated from School No. 179 with advanced levels in physics and mathematics, Moscow.
In the same year entered Moscow State University.

After graduation from Lomonosov Moscow State University worked as senior engineer in research institute of Russian Academy of Sciences (1987-1989).

In 1992-1993 headed Moscow office of International Company Services Limited (ICSL).

Since 1993 has been working with Roche & Duffay, an international tax planning firm. Currently is a head and a managing partner of Moscow office of Roche & Duffay LLP.

Member of advisory board of Bendura Bank AG (Liechtenstein).

In 2004-2009 – senior lecturer of the Department of Economics and Finances of the Firm, Faculty of Economics, Higher School of Economics (State University), Moscow, “International corporate and tax planning” course.

Roche & Duffay
Tel.: +7 495 926-2990
E-mail: gennady.matveev@roche-duffay.com
Russia
www.roche-duffay.ru

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Michael Arbetov

Michael Arbetov

Arbetov Insurance and Wealth Management Inc.
Presentation topic:
The financial aspects of business immigration to Canada, Canadian companies for offshore and onshore business.

President

Michael Arbetov, CFP, FMA, Canadian Degree in Finance, Certified Financial Planner, Certified Wealth Management and Financial Advisor, multiple Five Stars of North America (5 Stars Wealth Managers) winner, ranked in the top 5% in North America among Wealth Managers.

Certified Financial Planner (CFP) is an internationally recognized rank in financial planning granted by the Financial Planners Standards Council (FPSC). CFP advisor helps clients with personal financial planning and offer advice on investment products and strategies.

Financial Management Advisor (FMA) is the designation for professionals and leaders in a field of wealth management.

Owner and President of the following companies: Arbetov Insurance and Wealth Management Inc., Excel Pacific Insurance Agency Inc., Melisa Enterprise Inc. Board member of various Canadian companies, clubs and associations. Michael has over 20 years of experience and extensive business ties in Canada.

Arbetov Insurance and Wealth Management Inc.
Canada
Tel: +1 604 726 27 05
E-mail: michael.arbetov@gmail.com
Websites: www.arbetov.com
www.arbetovinsurance.com
www.arm-market.com

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Ekaterina Varadi

Ekaterina Varadi

LAVECO Ltd.
Presentation topic:
Hungarian and Bulgarian companies in the modern tax planning and opening of bank accounts in Hungary for foreign companies.

Commercial Director

Ekaterina Varadi is one of the founders and owners of the international LAVECO Group, established in Budapest, Hungary in 1991.

Since its formation, the LAVECO Group has been providing services in the area of company registration in different jurisdictions, including EU member states, Hong Kong, UAE, UK and the traditional offshore countries. LAVECO is also actively engaged in the opening of bank accounts for both companies and private invividuals, as well as providing legal, accounting and auditing services for the companies it registers, creating trusts, private foundations and other structures for the reduction of taxes and arranging second citizenship and permanent residence in various countries.

The LAVECO Group currently has its own offices in Hungary, Bulgaria, Hong Kong, Cyprus, the Seychelles and the United Arab Emirates. The local LAVECO companies in Cyprus and the Seychelles are licensed corporate service providers for the registration and administration of companies.

Among the special services provided by LAVECO are the creation and administration of companies in Hungary and Bulgaria, and the opening of bank accounts for local and foreign companies and individuals.

Ekaterina Varadi was born in Moscow, and from 1984 to 1989 studied at the Department of Philology of the Lomonosov Moscow State University, specialising in Hungarian and German languages and graduating with a diploma with honours. In addition, she also attended English language courses at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, passing with honours.

Ekaterina has been living in Hungary since 1990. She graduated from the Institute of Foreign Trade (1990 – 1993) with a diploma with honours.

In 1991, Ekaterina and her husband, László Váradi, founded the company LAVECO Ltd. in Budapest. She has been working as the company’s commercial director since its formation.

Languages: English, Russian, Hungarian, German.

LAVECO Ltd.
Tel. +36 30 2191043
E-mail: varadilaveco@gmail.com
Websites: www.laveco.com
www.worldwidecitizenship.com
www.lavecoworking.hu

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Andreas Santis

Andreas Santis

Leptos Group of Companies
Presentation topic:
Cyprus Citizenship & Residency through investment into real estate.

Andreas Santis is a Country Manager of Leptos Group, a leader in land and building development, Tourism, Health care, Education and immigration services in Cyprus and Greek islands. Andreas has over seventeen years of experience in business development, construction, real estate, investments, financial advisory and EU Citizenship by investment in Real estate.

Andreas holds a BA in Accounting and MBA in Management operations and Finance from Rollins University in Florida, USA. Also he is a CPA (certified public accountant) from Florida, USA. He has experience in three continents ( USA, Europe and Russia/CIS) and provides consultation on citizenship and fund investments in real estate in Cyprus and Greece. Andreas goal is to find the most optimal and profitable way for the clients and partners in order to obtain the maximum return from their Investment and property acquisition, while they receive hassle free Citizenship.

Leptos Estates, is a member of the Leptos Group of Companies and the leading developer in Cyprus and the Greek Islands with over 57 years of history. It has achieved a leading position through the professionalism and team effort of its employees, its international network of sales service in more than 75 countries, its vast investment in land purchasing and an effective after-sales service support.

Leptos Group philosophy since 1960 is making each and every project as unique as possible using high quality, stylish designs whilst demonstrating respect towards the environment. As one of the largest private companies in Cyprus, Leptos group has also diversified his activities in Real Estate Development, Property Management, Tourism, Healthcare, Citizenship and Immigration services and Education. All these broad of services from Leptos group provided a confidence and pleasure to the clients from all over the world.

Leptos Estates selects only the finest locations in Cyprus and Greece have to offer in residential, retirement and holiday residences and uses the highest standards of construction and design, to build elegant homes to suit the lifestyle and taste of today’s discerning property owners. At Leptos Group we are aware of our customers’ requirements in terms of quality living, Idyllic locations, modern infrastructure, architectural aesthetic, top construction standards, friendly and efficient support are top of our priority for our Company.

Leptos Group of Companies
Cyprus | Russia
www.leptos-estates.com

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Giancarlo Cervino

Giancarlo Cervino

Centre for International Fiscal Studies SA

Moderator of Panel Discussion: Payment systems and Crypto currencies: can they become the full alternative to banks in international transactions?

Director of CINFIS – Centre for International Fiscal Studies SA in Lugano. Giancarlo Cervino is Certified Tax Advisor and Certified Public Accountant in Luxembourg and Italy.

He is a journalist in Italy and Switzerland specialized in international tax planning.

He has twenty two years experience in consultancy for major banks and tax firms on anti-money laundering legislations, banking and tax planning.

CINFIS is a global advisor for enterprises. The economic globalization is the main challenge but also the source of bigger opportunities of development for multinational firms as well as for small and medium enterprises with international prospects.

CINFIS- Centre for International Fiscal Studies offers a wide range of consulting services including supervisions of company’s growth and development to its customer.

CINFIS – Centre for International Fiscal Studies SA
Switzerland
www.cinfis.com

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Oleg Kravchenko

Oleg Kravchenko

TGR Payments

Panel Discussion: Payment systems and Crypto currencies: can they become the full alternative to banks in international transactions?

Member of the Board, Head of Sales

Graduate of the University of Latvia. Currently in the process of obtaining CFA designation at CFA Institute (USA).

Before joining a fintech start-up TGR Payments, spent 12 years in a major Scandinavian banking group Swedbank. During his career in Swedbank was part of Corporate, Private Banking and Wealth Management departments, with main focus on international clients.

In 2017 decided to leave the banking industry and join a dynamic and fast-growing fintech sector.
Currently responsible for strategic development and sales in TGR Payments – London based company, which offers payment solutions for international clients. His knowledge of clients’ needs and financial products helps to build modern and sustainable product line and sales channels in TGR Payments.

TGR Payments
United Kingdom
www.tgrpayments.com

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Armen Stepanian

Armen Stepanian

Open Law

Panel Discussion: Payment systems and Crypto currencies: can they become the full alternative to banks in international transactions?

Partner

Specialisation:

• European Union Law
• Intellectual Property Law
• Information Technology Law
• International Private Law

Experience:

• Advising biggest e-commerce companies on controversial issues of intellectual property and information technology;
• Advising foreign companies on protection and enforcement of IP rights;
• Advising companies on features of taxation of IP objects in compaliance with Russian and international legislation;
• IP and IT objects litigation;

Education:

• 2004-2008 – Moscow State Law Academy, PhD
• 2000-2006 – Moscow Institute of Radio Engineering, Electronics and Automation, Engineer
• 1998-2004 – Moscow State Law Academy, Lawyer

Professional Offices:

• Judge of Arbitration court of France-Russia Chamber of commerce;
• Russia Patent attorney;
• Moscow State Academy of Law, Integration and European Law chair, Assistant Professor;

Open Law
Russia
www.opravo.ru

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Stanislav Sokolovskiy

Stanislav Sokolovskiy

Law&Trust international

Panel Discussion: Payment systems and Crypto currencies: can they become the full alternative to banks in international transactions?

Lawyer in Company Law & Trust International. Specialist in supporting of international projects related to crypto-currency payments, Mining, Blockchain technology as well as ICO projects specialist. He graduated from the Moscow State Law University O.E. Kutafina, French University Colleges at the Moscow State University M.V. Lomonosova, and also a master of law at Strasbourg University, France. Speaker at conferences which related to crypto-currencies and ICO problems.

Law & Trust International was among the first companies in the CIS that started providing legal consulting services for projects related to crypto-currency payments, Mining and ICO with Stanislav’s active participation.

Law & Trust International offers a wide range of consulting services for the clients, including consulting in projects related to Blocking technology, tax planning, registration of companies and following support in 135 jurisdictions.

Law&Trust international
Russia
www.lawstrust.com

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Karen Khachaturyan

Karen Khachaturyan

NCO INECO LLC

Panel Discussion: Payment systems and Crypto currencies: can they become the full alternative to banks in international transactions?

CEO

Education:

The Faculty of Law of the Yerevan State University, Lawyer
The Institute of State and Law (ISL) of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), PhD

Academic title and degree:

• Moscow Regional Institute of Management and Law, Assistant Professor
• Candidates of Legal Science (PhD)

Experience of previous professional activity:

• INTECO GROUP, Russia
• Alfa Group Consortium
• United Gold Company, Russia
• Alfa Telecom International Mobile (ALTIMO)
• Trade House of Descendants of Peter Smirnoff
• Alfa Eco, Russia

Co-founder and co-owner of TAXEQ CONSULTING LTD (Law Firm) www.taxeq.ru

Founder of the Non-Banking Credit Organization INECO LLC (e-commerce) inecopay.ru

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Aleksandr Voronov

Aleksandr Voronov

NTL Trust Limited
Presentation topic:
The Future of Citizenship-by-Investment Programs.

Aleksandr Voronov, a native of Latvia, pursued a distinguished and successful career in business and acquired an MBA, but as a strong believer in personal freedom and Austrian economic theories, he was drawn by the warmth and welcome of tax-free jurisdictions in the Caribbean. He was appointed in 2010 as Business Development Manager at the expanding Russia and CIS Desk of NTL Trust and Immigration, the oldest trust company on the island of Nevis.

A keen and experienced traveler, Aleksandr now shuttles between the Caribbean, Western Europe and the CIS, visiting clients and partners. He has become widely known as the trusted go-to expert on business immigration and citizenship for high net worth individuals, their families and advisers from the Russia/CIS region, who are looking for a secure base outside their home countries. He is particularly comfortable advising clients on the best economic citizenship program for their needs. In an increasingly complex and globalized world, Aleksandr is an expert on your side.

NTL Trust Limited
St. Kitts and Nevis
www.ntltrust.com

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Hendrik Hindov

Hendrik Hindov

AnsonBaer Nordic OU
Presentation topic:
How to use Estonian company as your corporate headquarters? Why is the Estonian tax system one of the best in the EU?

Hendrik Hindov is a founder and partner of Anson/Baer – a corporate services provider from Estonia. Hendrik Hindov has studied in University of Tartu, the faculty of Law. He has held various positions in Estonian leading companies as CEO, CFO and CMO. He started in corporate services business as an apprentice in 1992 and has worked himself up to CEO and a partner.

Hendrik has a long work experience in corporate management, finance, real-estate, media, transportation, and telecommunications companies. Over the years he has helped hundreds of international customers with different profiles to establish Estonian companies and he or his team members are consulting them till today. During his previous career he has led M&A, Financial and Legal Due Diligence projects – in addition to Estonia – in Russia, Ukraine, Croatia, Belarus, Sweden, and Finland. Hendrik speaks fluent Estonian, English, Finnish, and Russian.

AnsonBaer Nordic OU
Phone: +372 623 8283
E-mail: info@ansonbaer.com
www.ansonbaer.com

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Evgeny  Fomin

Evgeny Fomin

PARALLEL.UK Limited Company
Presentation topic:
Responsibility and liability of beneficiaries in bankruptcy in connection with the new rules of secondary liability.

Head of Practice of Disputes Resolution and Legal Analytics of legal firm “Parallel.UK” Limited Company

Graduated with honors from the Saratov State Academy of Law in 2008 .

Graduated from the postgraduate course in civil law in 2017.

First practical experience was received in a major oil company.

Later his work was continued in the construction industry on the position of the Trial lawyer.

Prior to joining the legal consulting, he held the position of Adviser of practice of trade and commercial law of PJSC “MegaFon”.

He is the author of more than 10 scientific works on civil and business law.

He takes participation in the scientific projects, conferences, round table meetings.

PARALLEL.UK Limited Company
Russia
www.prll.ru

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Roustam Vakhitov

Roustam Vakhitov

International Tax Associates B.V.
Presentation topic:
MLI Convention and Impact on Structures with Russian UBOs.

Roustam Vakhitov is an expert in international taxation.

Before joining International Tax Associates B.V. Rustam worked for consulting companies in Russia, Ukraine, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. He has been addressing international taxation issues since 2002.

Specialization: international taxation, tax structuring and consulting with the use of international tax treaties, supporting transactions with the use of financial instruments, as well as structuring private investments (funds) and supporting international mergers and acquisitions, as well as Islamic finance transactions.

Roustam is the member of the International Fiscal Association (IFA) since 2001 and of Dutch Chamber of Tax Advisers since 2011.

Roustam speaks Russian, English and Dutch and is an author of numerous publications on international taxation.

International Tax Associates
Tel NL: +31208943767
Tel UA: +380675499787
Tel RU: +79060598008
E-mail: vakhitov@intertaxlaw.nl
Address: P.J.Oudweg 4, 1314CH Almere, the Netherlands
www.intertaxlaw.nl

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Michael Gastauer

Michael Gastauer

WB21
Presentation topic:
Banking Redefined: your bank account in 8 min.

Michael Gastauer is a German entrepreneur, venture capitalist and philanthropist with global business experience specializing in financial technology. He is an advocate of the FinTech revolution and is globally ranked among the 100 most Influential People in FinTech.

Gastauer is the Founder and CEO of WB21 Group, a Financial Institution headquartered in New York with offices in Singapore, Moscow, Berlin and Sao Paulo. The WB21 Group is ranked amongst the fastest growing companies, reaching a US$ 2.2 Billion valuation in less than ten months.

After selling his two of his former businesses, Michael Gastauer founded the Gastauer Family Office (GFO), a single family office with US$2.1 Billion assets under management. The Gastauer Family Office has a venture capital arm investing in FinTech companies.

Michael Gastauer is also the Founder and Chairman of Gastauer Foundation, a non profit organization providing financial inclusion to reduce the problem under banking.

WB21
Germany
www.wb21.com

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Alexander Lins

Alexander Lins

LMG Lighthouse Trust reg.
Presentation topic:
Liechtenstein Foundation: Asset protection in the light of Russian CFC-rules and Automatic Exchange of Information.

Dr. Alexander Lins, LL.M. (Wealth Law – UFL) is a Trust-Lawyer and Partner of LMG Lighthouse Trust reg., Vaduz. He is actively teaching Company Law at University of Liechtenstein and is an author of various articles on Austrian and Liechtenstein Tax Law. He is founder and member of the scientific Board of the ‘Liechtenstein Journal’ that publishes articles on national and international Tax and Company Law. He is advisor of the Liechtenstein Government, recently in tax-matters related to the new (Double) Tax Treaty with Austria.

He was associate for one of the biggest tax-law- and auditing-companies in Vienna/Austria (TPA Horwath Wirtschaftstreuhand und Steuerberatung GmbH) for a number of years, when he joined one of the ‘big-three’ (Trust-)Law-companies in Liechtenstein, before he became the founding-member of LMG Lighthouse Trust.

As a licensed trustee of the Chamber of the Liechtenstein Trustees and member of the International Fiscal Association (IFA), he specializes in national and international tax planning, structuring of holding and financial companies, intellectual property and asset-protection-tools (Foundations, Trusts etc).

LMG Lighthouse Trust reg.
Liechtenstein
www.lmg.li

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Tatiana Balabanova

Tatiana Balabanova

APOLLO Group
Presentation topic:
Confidential Transparency: Review of key regulatory developments.

Presentation topic: Non-traditional Succession Planning solutions.

Tatiana Balabanova is one of the Directors and Shareholders of APOLLO Group, a corporate service provider with offices situated in Seychelles, London, Cyprus, Moscow, Kiev and Hong Kong. She has 15 years of experience working in Tax Planning industry mostly concentrating on tax structuring of international clients businesses, asset protection and succession planning. Under her management APOLLO has grown and evolved into one of the leading and highly respected independent service providers, specializing in the fields of Corporate and Financial Consulting, Company, Foundation and Trust Formation and Administration, and Fiduciary services, Ships& Yachts Registration, Legal Advice and Representation services, Accounting and book-keeping services and operating from six independent fully fledged offices.
Tatiana participates as a speaker at various conferences updating on legal issues, tax planning and asset protection solutions.

APOLLO Group
Seychelles
info@apollo-international.com
www.apollo-international.com

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Ksenia Stepanischeva

Ksenia Stepanischeva

Kovalev, Tugushi & partners
Presentation topic:
Presentation: Global trends of capital flow: barriers and horizons.

Ksenia Stepanischeva is a Senior Associate in the Business legal support department at Kovalev, Tugushi & partners, a Russian law offices founded in 2004 and located in Moscow.

Ksenia possesses more than 11 year extensive experience in Corporate and M&A, banking & finance and taxation areas. Ksenia advises clients across a wide range of corporate and commercial law matters. Her expertise also spans real estate and construction law as well as contracts and agreements specific to the IP sector. Ksenia’s selected representative matters include: advising a leading Russian automotive oil producer on international corporate restructuring; advising a major Chinese bank on entering into a facility agreement with a Russian bank intended for financing construction of a multifunctional complex in Moscow; advising a large Chinese telecommunication holding on restructuring of its share in the Russian subsidiary company established to introduce complex high-speed mobile Internet communication network; advising leading global investment management company on contemplated acquisition by its client of indirect control over the Russian telecommunication company intending to offer McWiLL 4G-technology in Russia, and other high-profile projects.

Kovalev, Tugushi & partners
Russia
www.ktaplaw.ru

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Evgeny Golod

Evgeny Golod

Technoserv Consulting

Panel Discussion: FinTech and LegalTech solutions that change the wealth management industry.

Background

•Evgeny has over 20 years of combined experience in IT & Management consulting and banking
•Banking – Lead of the bank-wide “Front-End transformation program” of Sberbank
•Consulting – Director/Senior Manager in FS-consulting group in multinational consulting companies; Lead of CRM-consulting practice in Microsoft Consulting Services
•He has graduated “Fintech: Future commerce” course in Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
•He possesses a Master of Math degree from Moscow Power Engineering Institute (Technical University)

Skills

•FSI transformations including digital transformation programs with focus on model re-engineering and new customer-experience driven growth
•CRM modelling, design & implementation
•Business analysis and process optimization/ improvement
•Program- and project management

Professional experience

•Building and conducting the “Front-End Transformation Program” in Sberbank (program covers business and IT transformations of all LOBs)
•Head of PMO of Corporate Bank of Sberbank (200+ project in portfolio)
•CRM solutions design, implementation and QA in a number of banks
•Loyalty Program (bank in partnership with retail network) – business model, solution design, implementation

Technoserv Consulting
Russia
www.tsconsulting.ru

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Roman Buzko

Roman Buzko

Buzko & Partners

Panel Discussion: FinTech and LegalTech solutions that change the wealth management industry.

Lawyer

Roman is a lawyer and one of the founders of Buzko & Partners, where he leads projects in the field of financial technologies (FinTech) and intellectual property.

Most recent projects:

• advise an Austrian start-up in the field of P2P-lending on legal aspects of entering the Russian market;
• advise several venture capital funds on legal aspects related to the purchase of tokens issued during ICOs (initial coin offerings);
• advise a team of Russian developers on legal aspects of cryptocurrencies and structuring an offshore presence.

Roman has been studying law in Russia and USA, as well as business in the Netherlands.

Buzko & Partners is a law firm advising on Russian and US law.

Buzko & Partners
Russia
Tel.: +7 (499) 112 33 47
www.buzko.legal

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Alexander Nevinchany

Alexander Nevinchany

KORUS Consulting

Panel Discussion: FinTech and LegalTech solutions that change the wealth management industry.

Deputy General Director at «KORUS Consulting»

Education:

The Open University of Great Britain, 2004 Professional diploma of the Manager
Saint-Petersburg State University, 1999, Accounting and Economics
Higher military engineering school of telecommunications, 1994. Automated control systems

Alexander is working in KORUS Consultancy Co. for over 17 years. During his work Alexander has managed to help to implement dozens of interesting projects and ideas. Almost in every project Alexanders’ team had to implement not only new information system, but also optimise the existing business processes and procedures, create new business procedures.

Currently Alexander manages the Department of portal solutions.

Alexander’s extensive experience in strategic management helps customers to create and effectively implement various portal solutions and workflow automation. Team is also helping with internal audit procedures and automation of legal aspects.

KORUS Consulting
Russia
www.korusconsulting.ru

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Ruslan Yusufov

Ruslan Yusufov

Group-IB

Panel Discussion: FinTech and LegalTech solutions that change the wealth management industry.

Director, Private Client Services at Group-IB

Ruslan provides effective cybersecurity solutions for wealth possessors, entrepreneurial families and family offices at Group-IB, one of the global leaders in preventing and investigating high-tech crimes and online fraud.

During the recent years, Ruslan studied the state of private wealth in Russia and the CIS and world best practices at SKOLKOVO Wealth Transformation Centre. Ruslan has strong legal background cultivated in one of the world’s leading professional services organizations enhanced by effective hands experience in strategic business planning and analysis.

Since 2003, Group-IB has been active in the field of computer forensics, consulting and audit of information security systems, providing protection of the largest Russian and foreign companies from financial and reputation losses.

Group-IB is recognized by Gartner as a threat intelligence vendor with strong cyber security focus and the ability to provide leading insight to the Eastern European region and recommended by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).

Group-IB
Russia
www.group-ib.ru

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Marina Shalaeva

Marina Shalaeva

Knight Frank
Presentation topic:
Knight Frank Wealth Report 2017: "Global wealth distribution trends. High-end real estate world markets".

International Real Estate Director

Marina Shalaeva`s working experience in the field of investment consulting of real estate exceeds 8 years.

Marina`s career in Knight Frank began in 2007 in Strategic Consulting Department, in 2009 she joined the team of Residential Property Department as a consultant in international real estate. Through regular cooperation with international offices of the company and the biggest developers, Marina acquired huge experience, improved her professional level in the field of sales of international real estate of premium quality and in 2013 she was appointed as a Project Manager.

During her career Maria has closed a number of important deals with famous Russian businessmen, politicians and celebrities. Total cost of objects sold by Marina exceeds $350 million.

Marina holds a degree in Finance and Credit in Financial Academy Under The Government of Russian Federation.

By virtue of deep knowledge in the field of international real estate Marina Shalaeva regularly gives her expert opinion to the leading Russian media organizations, delivers speeches on TV and radio.

Knight Frank
Russia
www.knightfrank.ru

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Maxim Simonov

Maxim Simonov

Duvernoix Legal

Moderator of Panel Discussion: Looking for optimal corporate structure for asset protection and management: is there a solution?

Has been tackling tax and foreign currency control issues for more than 10 years.

His priorities are tax planning within the framework of Real Estate and M&A deals, as well as tax planning and managing foreign currency risks for HNWIs (i.e. on investment portfolio in foreign banks, brokers, controlled foreign companies, tax risks appraisal and restructuring of businesses, personal assets and debt financing).

Duvernoix Legal is a large Russian law firm that has been providing a wide range of services in various areas of law since 1999.

The legal practices – Corporate / M&A, Real Estate, Litigation, International and Tax practices.
Duvernoix Legal’s clients – both Russian and international companies as well as HNWIs– highly appreciate our flexible approach to tackling business issues and the quality of services that we offer.
From April 2008 to April 2013 Duvernoix Legal was the first Russian company associated with one of the world’s top 25 law firms SNR Denton (Denton Wilde Sapte until 2010).

Duvernoix Legal
Tel: +7 812 702 6200
Fax: + 7 812 702 6200
E-mail: office@duvernoix.ru
Russia
www.duvernoix.ru

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Dmitry Paramonov

Dmitry Paramonov

FBK Legal

Panel Discussion: Looking for optimal corporate structure for asset protection and management: is there a solution?

Attorney at Law at FBK Legal, Tax Consulting Practice

Dmitry specializes in tax law for more than 10 years. He supervises projects on international taxation, coordinates FBK Legal liaison with foreign partners and tax authorities of other countries.

Dmitry consults large Russian and foreign companies on issues of international tax planning, tax implications assessment of forthcoming deals, and optimal terms of doing business.

He takes an active part in financial investigations on request of FBK Legal clients, coordinates experts’ activities in forensic examinations.

Dmitry is an Attorney at Law at FBK Legal and International Bar Association (IBA). He graduated from the faculty of law of Moscow State University (2006) and completed his Ph.D. at the Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law under the Government of the Russian Federation (2008).

The list of his clients includes companies like Gazprom, Sovcomflot, TAIF, TENEX-Service, EGGER, Sesderma, Wintershall, Camozzi, Roland Music, Ranbaxy, FES Product, IBS.

Dmitry regularly gives expert opinion to federal business press and has publications in professional journals. He also is a contributor at Forbes.

FBK Legal
Russia
www.fbk-pravo.ru

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Mikhail Uspenskiy

Mikhail Uspenskiy

Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners

Panel Discussion: Looking for optimal corporate structure for asset protection and management: is there a solution?

Partner, head of tax at Moscow based KIAP attorney-at-law. Mikhail worked in Big Four firm, as well as in several Russian law firms. Chambers Europe personally recommends him. Member of the Russian Branch of the International Fiscal Association (Ros-IFA). He also lectures at New Economic School, Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Business school of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs. Mikhail’s primarily focus is structuring of seed and venture investments.

Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners
Russia
www.kiap.com

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Lyudmila Merkulova

Lyudmila Merkulova

Pepeliaev Group
Presentation topic:
Cryptocurrencies and blockchain: application, development, the legal regime, and news of legal regulation in Russia.

Coordinator of the Term Transaction Financial Instruments and Hedging Group (taxation, accounting, and legal regulation), PhD

What she specialises in

Lyudmila specialises in tax and currency law. She represents clients in disputes with the tax authorities during the pre-trial stage and in commercial courts of all levels.

She has extensive experience of advising Russian and foreign companies on a wide range of tax issues including those connected with the classification of transactions and with international taxation.

She is engaged in complex projects aimed at identifying tax risks and tax overpayments for the client.

Her main achievements

Lyudmila has experience in tax consulting, in providing support during tax audits and in handling court disputes including projects acting for clients such as finance and trading companies, brokers, banks, and companies operating in energy, mining, medicine production, and machine-building, as well as in the finance sector.

Lyudmila’s advisory projects include:

• identified tax and other risks when analysing clients’ bases of documents and the structure of their businesses;
• performed an in-depth analysis of the financial instruments and hedging operations applied with a view to assessing how they would be classified, whether their application was justified and their tax consequences;
• identified potential negative scenarios;
• drew up legal recommendations as to how present and anticipated risks could be negated.

All this has ensured wins for her clients both at the stage when objections are examined or an appeal is made to a higher tax authority and also in court. This includes winning in the face of disadvantageous case law in similar cases, enabling her to set beneficial precedents on a number of occasions.

Lyudmila is an experienced public speaker at professional conferences, and in highly specialist public and stock exchange circles. She covers topical issues of the legal classification of transactions with derivatives and the tax and other consequences of such transactions. In addition, she has authored more than 30 publications in periodicals, collected volumes, and textbooks.

She graduated with honours from the law department of Lomonosov Moscow State University, while, at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations at the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, she brilliantly defended her PhD thesis on the financial and legal aspects of the taxation of derivatives. Lyudmila is fluent in English, which allows her to easily handle projects for international companies and to keep her finger on the pulse of tax thinking in foreign jurisdictions.

Her major clients

VTB Leasing, Transheft, John Deer, Rosneft, Johnson&Johnson, Gazprom, Gazprom Neft, Gazprom Leasing, PhosAgro, Nestle, VTB Capital, Royal Bank of Scotland, Alrosa, Goldman Suchs, Colgate, MTS, Rosatom, Promsvyazbank, ingosstrakh, Europapier, Polyus Gold, GK Otkritie, Simmons&Simmons.

What they say

As a firm providing services in tax dispute resolution Pepeliaev Group leaves the competition behind (Chambers Europe).

Pepeliaev Group
Russia
www.pgplaw.ru

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Ilya Shtromvasser

Ilya Shtromvasser

G.S.L. Law and Consulting

Moderator of Panel Discussion: Overview of tax legislation changes in Russia: CFC, implementation of BEPS and more, more, more.

Ilya Shtromvasser is an attorney-at-law, GSL-Consulting’s Partner in Tax, with 20 years of experience of providing advice on Russian and international taxation in the sphere of transaction and investment tax structuring, and practical experience of representing taxpayers in court disputes with tax authorities.

Before joining GSL, Ilya worked in Amond & Smith Ltd, Consulco Ltd, FDP-Aval, and tax authorities.

Specializes in: private international law, tax law, corporate law.

Graduated from the Russian Presidential Academy of Public Administration in 1996.

Member of the Chamber of Tax Consultants of the Russian Federation and Russian Branch of the International Fiscal Association (ROS-IFA).

Advises clients on business corporate structuring, including Russian and foreign aspects, and on taxation in Russia of operations involving foreign companies.

Speaker at specialized conferences and events of famous Russian and foreign organizers.

Published in and regularly invited as expert by Russian media (‘Vesti FM’, ‘Business FM’, ‘Stolitsa FM’, ‘Forbes’, ‘Practical Tax Planning’, ‘Corporate Lawyer’, ‘Tax Accounting for Accountant’, ‘Tax Disputes’, ‘Foreign Capital’).

Speaks English fluently.

G.S.L. Law and Consulting
Russia
www.gsl.org

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Mark Rovinskiy

Mark Rovinskiy

Ivanyan & Partners

Panel Discussion: Overview of tax legislation changes in Russia: CFC, implementation of BEPS and more, more, more.

Counsel

Mark has more than 12 years of professional experience and focuses on asset and capital restructurings for private clients, tax aspects of private M&A transactions and corporate restructurings, tax dispute resolution.

Mark has advised clients from the Russian Forbes list on various tax issues and acted as a key tax expert in various projects involving the restructuring of major Russian mining companies, companies from heavy industry, real estate, construction, financial and retail sectors.

He also acted as an expert in drafting Russian deoffshorization legislation.

Mark speaks Russian and English and is the author of a number of publications on tax issues.

Professional membership

Mark is a member of the International Fiscal Association and the European Confederation of Tax Consultants (Confédération Fiscale Européenne).

Education

2000 – 2005
Lomonosov Moscow State University
Faculty of Law

Ivanyan & Partners
Russia
www.ivanyanandpartners.ru

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Olesya Iskandyarova

Olesya Iskandyarova

PwC Russia

Panel Discussion: Overview of tax legislation changes in Russia: CFC, implementation of BEPS and more, more, more.

Manager
International tax structuring group

Olesya joined PwC in August 2012 after graduating with honors from the Finance university under the Government of the Russian Federation, Institute of Taxes and Taxation.

Olesya has experience in consulting Russian and international groups on various tax aspects, including deoffshorisation, elaboration of foreign trading and holding structures as well as financing and management structures for foreign and Russian assets.

Moreover, Olesya has experience in personal taxation area; she has participated in projects for elaboration and set-up of personal holding mechanisms for the high-wealth individuals.

PwC Russia
Email:Olesya.iskandyarova@ru.pwc.com
Tel:+7 (495) 967-6000 доб. 2206
Russia
www.pwc.ru

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Anton Ionov

Anton Ionov

EY

Panel Discussion: Overview of tax legislation changes in Russia: CFC, implementation of BEPS and more, more, more.

Anton is the Head of EY CIS Personal Tax services practice and has been working for EY Moscow for more than 16 years.

Anton is specializing in US and Russian personal income tax, social tax and immigration legislation, pension and labor law, tax optimization and planning, extensive international tax experience obtained by working on various projects in Moscow and London offices of EY.

Anton has been dealing with complicated issues of international taxation, such as international structuring of personal holding mechanisms (companies, trusts, funds), assets ownership structuring; experience in managing complicated US tax projects including dealing with various business structures (trusts, passive companies, controlled corporations and partnerships).

Anton graduated with honors from Plekhanov Russian Academy of Economics, diploma in finance; Certified Public Accountant in the US (CPA).

EY
Russia
www.ey.com/cis

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