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Mikhail Uspenskiy

Mikhail Uspenskiy

TAXOLOGY

Panel Discussion: Global trends in legislative transformation securing corporate structures transparency.

Партнер

Образование:

Михаил окончил Российский Государственный Университета нефти и газа им. И.М. Губкина, имеет высшее юридическое образование.

Компетенция:

Михаил уже более 10 лет консультирует международные и российские компании по различным вопросам налогообложения и имеет обширный опыт урегулирования налоговых споров в досудебном и судебном порядке, в том числе в Верховном Суде Российской Федерации. Является членом Международной налоговой ассоциации, со-организатором Всероссийского студенческого конкурса по налогообложению, выступает экспертом федеральных телеканалов и печатных СМИ, преподает в Бизнес-школе Российского союза промышленников и предпринимателей.

Обладает значительным практическим опытом в смежных отраслях права, неоднократно принимал участие проектах по структурированию сделок, разработке нестандартных договорных связей, сопровождал комплексные судебные процессы с суммой исковых требований более миллиарда рублей. Рекомендован ведущими международными юридическими рейтинги Chambers и Legal 500 к сотрудничеству как в сфере налогового, так и корпоративного права.

В виду значительного роста профильных запросов и проектов в настоящее время отраслевой фокус Михаила сосредоточен на сфере блокчейн-технологий. Михаил – член Ассоциации криптовалюты и блокчейн-индустрии Сингапура, спикер профильных мероприятий Объединенного национального фронта и Общественной палаты РФ, участник форсайт-группы Центра блокчейн компетенций Внешэкономбанка и НИТУ «МИСиС».

TAXOLOGY
Россия
www.taxology.ru

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Yuriy Ivanov

Yuriy Ivanov

VEGAS LEX

Panel Discussion: Global trends in legislative transformation securing corporate structures transparency.

Head of Tax practice

Awards

Recommended by:
•The Legal 500 EMEA 2015, 2017

Specialization
•Effective tax burden management and tax planning within group of people
•Tax budgeting and monitoring
•Tax audit
•Tax support in complex projects
•International taxation

Education
•International Law Institute, specialized in law
•Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, specialized in Tax and taxation

Publications
•Yury Ivanov is a regular author of c articles and comments in such editions as: Kommersant, The Russian newspaper, The corporate lawyer, Tax disputes, Practical tax planning etc.

VEGAS LEX
Russia
www.vegaslex.ru

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Dr Jean-Philippe Chetcuti

Dr Jean-Philippe Chetcuti

Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates
Presentation topic:
To be announced.

B.A., LL.M.(Warwick), LL.D., TEP
Managing Partner, Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates
Legal | Tax | Corporate

Dr Jean-Philippe Chetcuti, managing partner of Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates, a leading European law firm with offices in VallettaCyprusLondonZürich and Hong Kong. Dr Chetcuti heads the firm’s Private Client practice, specialising in private client tax planning, wealth structuring and citizenship and residency planning. Dr Chetcuti is a key advisor on Malta Citizenship by InvestmentCyprus Citizenship by Investment, the Malta Golden Visa, the Malta Global Residence Programme and buying property in Malta and Cyprus. Dr Chetcuti was the first to be licenced by the Identity Malta Agency (licence IIP 001) to directly file citizenship applications under the Malta Individual Investor Programme. Within his tax planning and wealth structuring function, he specialises in the use of Cypriot and Malta holding companiesMalta & Cyprus participation Exemption regimesMalta & Cyprus royalty companiesMalta & Cyprus trusts and foundations and Professional Investor Funds. Jean-Philippe spends his time between the firm’s Malta and Cyprus office.

Dr Chetcuti is a member of the Malta Chamber of Advocates and sits on the executive council of the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners. He is also a co-founder and secretary of the MAFE Malta Association of Family Enterprises and has led proposals for the enactment of a world first Family Business Act in Malta.

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Ekaterina Markova

Ekaterina Markova

UFG Wealth Management

Panel Discussion: Succession planning: preparing for the future.

Head of Succession Planning, UFG Wealth Management

Ekaterina Markova joined UFG Wealth Management team in 2015.

Prior to joining UFG Wealth Management Ms. Markova worked for 12 years in notarial system where she focused on inheritance law.

Ms. Markova is in charge of projects for preparation and execution of various types of testaments, including closed ones with testamentary refusal and testamentary assignment. She consults also heirs on the issues of support and execution of inheritance rights by law/under will, in particular: waiver of inheritance, protection, appraisal and management of inheritance property, separation of hereditary and marital portion, distribution of inheritance under agreement.

UFG Wealth Management
Russia
www.ufgwm.com

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Aleksandr Voronov

Aleksandr Voronov

NTL Trust Limited
Presentation topic:
How Caribbean Passport Holders can Bank and Invest in Success in 2018.

Aleksandr Voronov 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 Eastern Europe 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, able to provide licensed consultancy services on citizenship applications in Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, Grenada, Antigua and Barbuda, Commonwealth of Dominica, St. Lucia, Vanuatu.

www.ntltrust.com 
www.ntlimmigration.com

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Ekaterina Varadi

Ekaterina Varadi

LAVECO Ltd.
Presentation topic:
The dawn of the offshores : strategies of work with banks.

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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Giorgi Rogava

Giorgi Rogava

Hualing Kutaisi Free Industrial Zone
Presentation topic:
Doing International business with 0% taxes in Georgian Free Zone.

I, Giorgi Rogava, was born on November 15, 1985 in Poti, Georgia.

In 2003 I received a full secondary education and entered Tbilisi State University for a degree in Business Administration, which I successfully graduated in 2007.

Since 2007, my working career began at Bank of Georgia JSC, where I worked until 2010.
In 2010 – 2015 I was a private tax consultant on issues related to international business and the Free Industrial Zones. I was providing professional advice both to individuals and government organizations.

From 2015 to the present time I work as a Commercial Director in the company of the Hualing Kutaisi Free Industrial Zone. For many years of successful work I have acquired a vast experience of working with foreign clients who need a solution for taxation and international business. During this time I took part, and also participated as a Speaker at various business forums related to the activities of the Free Economic Zones.

Hualing Kutaisi Free Industrial Zone
Georgia
www.hualingfiz.ge

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Sergey Nazarkin

Sergey Nazarkin

Amond & Smith Ltd

Moderator of Panel Discussion: International banking for the Russian companies and individuals. Overview of existing opportunities.

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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Giancarlo Cervino

Giancarlo Cervino

Centre for International Fiscal Studies SA
Presentation topic:
CRS, FATCA, AML, BEPS and Tax Haven Black Lists: The Maze of 21st Century! How Moral Suasion tries to overcome Legislation and Good Sense. Some practical issues to find the way out.

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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Dmitry Zapol

Dmitry Zapol

IFS Consultants
Presentation topic:
Tax planning opportunities offered by the UK in structuring asset ownership by Russian tax residents.

International tax partner

Dmitry Zapol is an international tax and business advisor with practical knowledge of the principles of individual and corporate taxation and cross-border business planning. Amongst other matters, Dmitry routinely advises HNW individual clients in connection with their international relocation. In particular, he is a leading expert in the tax matters of the UK Tier 1 Investors and Entrepreneurs.

Dmitry is an International Tax Affiliate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (ADIT). He holds an LL.M (Tax) awarded by King’s College, London and an LL.B Law awarded by Durham University. Dmitry is a qualified Russian lawyer and had worked as an associate at Moscow City Bar Association “Barshchevsky & Partners”.

IFS Consultants
United Kingdom
www.interfis.com

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Anton Ionov

Anton Ionov

Ernst & Young
Presentation topic:
Voluntary Disclosure Program (VDP) – the second chance before the AEOI (Automatic Exchange of Information).

Partner

Anton is the head of Private Client Service in CIS practice working at Ernst & Young Moscow for more than 17 years.

Anton has large experience with Ernst & Young 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; broad experience of serving private clients and global international corporations; has been dealing with complicated issues of international taxation; experience in managing complicated US tax projects including dealing with various business structures (trusts, passive companies, controlled corporations and partnerships), expatriation and voluntary disclosure.

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

Ernst & Young
Russia
www.ey.com

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Stanislav Sokolovsky

Stanislav Sokolovsky

GMT Legal
Presentation topic:
ICO and cryptocurrency regulation in Russia: current situation and prospects for the near future.

Senior Lawyer

Education:

Degree of Master of Law at Strasbourg University in Private International Law, graduate with honors from MGUA Kutafin, French University College at Moscow State University. M.Yu. Lomonosov Moscow State University.

Work Experience:

Since 2017, Stanislav is a Senior Lawyer of the law firm GMT Legal, head of the legal service of the financial platform Midex.

He has work experience in MMC Norilsk Nickel and the Eurasian Economic Commission.

Many times participated as Speaker at international conferences on international legal regulation of crypto-currency and distributed registry technology in Russia and abroad.

Expert on legal support of crypto-currency projects. Specialist in International Private and Tax Law. He specializes in legal support of IT, gambling and financial projects.

Advised projects: Midex, TrueFlip, MarkSpace, Travelchain, Bcshop and more.

Legal practices:
Legal support of crypto-currency projects.
Legal support for IT, gambling and finteh projects.
International Private and Tax Law.

GMT Legal
Russia
www.gmtlegal.com

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Maxim Simonov

Maxim Simonov

Duvernoix Legal
Presentation topic:
A tax-free liquidation of controlled foreign companies by Russian HNWIs: practical experience, common mistakes, possible solutions.

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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Ksenia Stepanischeva

Ksenia Stepanischeva

Kovalev Tugushi & Partners
Presentation topic:
Corporate structuring taking into account the practice of using shareholders' agreements and option agreements.

Senior Lawyer, Attorney At Law

11 years of proactive consulting practice

Ksenia performs legal consulting on an extensive range of corporate, commercial, tax, currency, employment law issues, including matters of taxation (income tax, personal income tax, property tax, dividends’ taxation), employment law (revision of a system of internal local acts of a major public company and their bringing in compliance with the legislation requirements, development of internal regulations and policies, providing for the activities of the company, its staff and obligations of the employees, personal data and confidential information treatment etc.).

Ksenia possesses more than 11 year extensive experience in Corporate and M&A, banking & finance and taxation areas.

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.

Starting from 2012 till mid of 2017 Ksenia was employed as a senior lawyer in the national legal firm (Lidings) in the Corporate and M&A practice team.

Starting from 2007 till 2012 Ksenia was a senior lawyer in the international consulting company.

Ksenia graduated with honors from the Institute of International Trade and Law, speaks English, French and
Spanish languages.

Among key projects:

• Rendering consultations to a leading Russian company, manufacturing automotive oil 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 Chinese 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.
• Legal support of transaction on acquisition of shares, belonging to European company in major plants, full due diligence of effected transactions.

Author of many expert publications in such editions as: «Arbitrazh practice», «Corporate lawyer», «Lawyer of the company». Among publications:

• The horizons of foreign investments in Russia: return of the resident
• New guidemark for tax optimization: further to materials of the “Oriflame case”
• Major and third party related transactions regulation starting from 01 January 2017

Kovalev Tugushi & Partners
Tel.: +7 (495) 902 72 72
E-mail: k.stepanischeva@ktaplaw.ru
www.ktaplaw.ru

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Roustam Vakhitov

Roustam Vakhitov

International Tax Associates B.V.
Presentation topic:
Development of EU anti-offshore legislation and their impact on Russian structures.

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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