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.

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Ilya Shtromvasser

Ilya Shtromvasser

G.S.L. Law and Consulting

Moderator 

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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Nikolay Baranov

Nikolay Baranov

KPMG

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

Director, Tax and Legal, KPMG in Russia and the CIS

• Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) – full membership.
• Ph.D. in Economics, Plekhanov Russian University of Economics.
• Master’s Degree in Finance, Plekhanov Russian University of Economics.
• Legal 500 has ranked Nikolay as a leading tax expert in Russia every year since 2012.

Nikolay has more than 15 years of tax consulting experience.

Now Nikolay Baranov is head of the Global Compliance Management Services group in our Tax and Legal department.
Nikolay has extensive experience of working with major domestic and foreign companies on both Russian and international tax issues, cross-border structuring, and tax dispute resolution.

Nikolay’s main areas of expertise include:

• Business structuring in multiple foreign jurisdictions including the EU, Hong Kong, Singapore and China: taxation issues and determining the tax base, structuring of business operations, performing tax assessments of contracts and obtaining tax rulings;
• Organisation of tax and financial accounting for major Russian and international companies in the Russian Federation and abroad, including preparation and provision of reporting in accordance with BEPS requirements;
• Tax audits and developing tax accounting methodologies;
• Development of transfer pricing policies and cost allocation models;
• Obtaining tax and customs benefits, negotiating with state authorities to obtain these benefits;
• Representing clients in disputes with tax and customs authorities, including representation in court.

KPMG
Russia
www.home.kpmg.com/ru/ru/home.html

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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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Anna Modyanova

Anna Modyanova

PwC Consulting

Panel Discussion: Global trends in legislative transformation securing corporate structures transparency. How to prepare foreign structure of the Russian private investor to the information disclosure?

Director, International Tax Department

Anna graduated from the Finance Academy under the Government of the Russian Federation (Tax and Taxation Institute) and is Ph.D. in Economics (from 2009). She is a certified public accountant (CPA) since 2007. Currently she is doing a STEP Diploma in International Trust Management.

Anna joined International Tax Structuring group of PwC in 2004. She specializes both in structuring services to corporate clients (design of holding, financial, operating, trading, management structures) and private tax structuring for high net worth individuals (HNWI). Anna lead a number of complex projects for the Russian HNWIs involving tax, legal and advisory issues. For example, Anna developed complex family office solution (in both the Czech Republic and Russia) for the Russian beneficiary from design to the implementation stage. Upon introduction of the CFC (controlled foreign companies) rules and other deoffshorization provisions to the Russian tax law in 2015 Anna lead a number of restructuring projects to adopt foreign private wealth ownership and management structures of the Russian individual clients to the new tax rules.

PwC Consulting

Tel. +7(495)2871189

Email: anna.modyanova@ru.pwc.com

Russia

www.pwc.ru

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Dmitry Kalmykov

Dmitry Kalmykov

AS Norvik Banka
Presentation topic:
Panel Discussion: Global trends in legislative transformation securing corporate structures transparency.

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

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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Julia Tirazona

Julia Tirazona

Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates
Presentation topic:
Citizenship & Residency planning in Europe.

Julia Tirazona, Regional Advisory Manager (Russia & CIS), Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates (Malta).

Education: Julia holds a Doctor of Laws degree (Kazan, Russia) and a Magister Juris international law degree (The University of Malta).

Her unique professional experience includes work for numerous international companies: 5 years as Director of PR development at Meridian International Group LTD (France), 7 years as Director of CIS and Baltic countries operations at XANGO LLC (USA), and 2 years as Business Development Manager at a law firm in Malta.

Julia’s current role at Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates includes leading the Private Client Advisory team (Russia and CIS region), identifying and pursuing strategic opportunities for attracting new prospective clients and intermediaries, and regional business development.

Julia speaks Russian and English.

Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates
Malta
www.chetcuticauchi.com

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Dr Jean-Philippe Chetcuti

Dr Jean-Philippe Chetcuti

Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates
Presentation topic:
Malta & Cyprus: Hubs for business in Europe.

Moderator of Panel Discussion: Succession planning: preparing for the future.

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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Alexander Lins

Alexander Lins

LMG Lighthouse Trust reg.
Presentation topic:
Blockchain meets asset protection – new applications in the Liechtenstein toolbox.

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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Nikolay Vargasov

Nikolay Vargasov

UFG Wealth Management

Panel Discussion: Succession planning: preparing for the future.

Nikolay Vargasov, legal council of UFG Wealth Management.

Nikolay Vargasov joined the team of UFG Wealth Management in 2014. Before that, he was employed with one of the largest Russian investment banks.

Mr. Vargasov is responsible for providing complex legal support of transactions in the international market, including M&A dealings, direct and bank financing. Mr. Vargasov provides advice on family law matters, structuring of personal and business assets, in particular through the establishment of funds and trusts in different European and offshore jurisdictions.

Mr. Vargasov graduated from the International Law Department of Nizhny Novgorod Lobachevsky State University and was awarded a LL.M degree by Lyon Catholic University (France).

UFG Wealth Management
Russia
www.ufgwm.com

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Arslan Dyakiev

Arslan Dyakiev

PwC Legal

Panel Discussion: Succession planning: preparing for the future.

Associate

Arslan Dyakiev is an Associate with the Private Wealth Services practice.

He has more than eight years of experience in corporate law and private wealth services. His areas of expertise include Russian and foreign corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and private international law, as well as family and inheritance law.

At PwC Legal, Arslan advises high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) on various matters related to their business and personal assets.

Before joining PwC Legal, Arslan worked at several leading international and Russian law firms and investment companies.

PwC Legal
Russia
Tel: +7 (495) 967 6000
E-mail: arslan.dyakiev@pwc.com
www.pwc.ru

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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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Bojana Minic

Bojana Minic

Eurofast Montenegro
Presentation topic:
The Newly announced citizenship and residency programs in Montenegro.

Immigration Lawyer

Bojana Miniс is a Marketing & Development Manager at Eurofast and she specializes in business development, project management and marketing strategies with 7+ years of a work in an international environment.

Previously in her career Bojana worked for a renowed investor and several international companies.

Besides that, Bojana is founder of Organization of Montenegrins Studying Abroad and Foundation for Destination Promotion. Bojana holds a Bachelor degree in Law from University of Donja Gorica with specialization in Business & Tax Law. She has as well attended educational programs in Europe and Asia.

During her careers she received recognition from Amnesty International for her work and commitment and was chosen as one of 26 top youth leaders and delegates in front of Telenor Group and Nobel Peace Price Center.

Bojana is a regular lecturer and speaker on a various destination promotion, youth leadership and marketing subjects and is voluntarily mentoring UNICEF’s Innovation Lab.

Eurofast Montenegro
Адрес: BulSvPetra Cetinjskog112
81000 Podgorica
Montenegro
Email:Info@eurofast.eu
www.eurofast.eu

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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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Tatiana Balabanova

Tatiana Balabanova

APOLLO Group
Presentation topic:
Change of Corporate Residency: from offshore to onshore.

Panel Discussion: Succession planning: preparing for the future.

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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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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Alexander Zakharov

Alexander Zakharov

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

Partner

Recognized in CIS and Russia as an independent legal practitioner primarily focused on services for UHNWI and HNWI (tax, legal and offshore asset structuring, including trusts and foundations efficient exploitation, tax residence shopping and citizenship by investment). An independent columnist of Forbes Russia since 2012.

Dr. Zakharov graduated from the International Law School of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (aka MGIMO) in 2000 (cum laude) and from the Institute of European Law at MGIMO in 2002 (Master Degree). In 2010 he obtained PhD in Jurisprudence (Candidate of Sciences) in MGIMO.

Paragon Advice Group
Moscow, Russia

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Anatoliy Predkels

Anatoliy Predkels

Baltic International Bank

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

Head of Corporate Clients Departmets in Baltic International Bank

Master of economy

The work experience in the Latvian and Russian banks is more than 20 years on different positions in dealing, treasury, corporate and private banking.

Baltic International Bank
Latvia
www.bib.eu

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Dmitrij Nazarov

Dmitrij Nazarov

Inventio Capital

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

Dmitrij has an MBA grade from Riga Business School (in alliance with the University of Ottawa). Dmitrij started his business carrier in early 2000’s in Ministry of Finance of the Rep. of Latvia and Parex Bank, one of that times largest Latvian commercial banks. During his employment with Parex Bank he has also acquired experience within the areas of loan origination and corporate finance.

Since 2005 he is managing partner \ CEO of corporate advisory company INVENTIO CAPITAL with its headquarters in Riga, Latvia. In his capacity as CEO Dmitrij advised many key regional banking/fintech companies in obtaining of EMI license (Electronic Money Institution license), PSP license (Payment Service Provider license) and Crypto licenses in UK, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Estonia and Singapore.

His key competence areas are:

•Obtaining of FinTech and Crypto related licenses in Europe and Asia
•Full legal support of licensed companies incl. opening of segregated bank accounts
•Assistance in obtaining of MASTERCARD membership
•Assistance in obtaining of SWIFT membership, SEPA, IBAN

Inventio Capital
Latvia
www.inventiocapital.eu

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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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Sergey Bogatyrev

Sergey Bogatyrev

BBS (BEST BUSINESS SOLUTIONS) Pte. Ltd.
Presentation topic:
Singapore companies as a universal, actual and tax-efficient tool for conducting international and global business.

Sergey Bogatyrev lives and works in Singapore since 2010.

He is a recognized expert in developing practical solutions for international investment and business projects that are in compliance with ever-changing legal environment.

In recent years, Sergey prepared several dozens articles and presentations on the following topics:

• solutions that comply with the new tax rules for international business;
• Singapore companies as a universal, actual and tax-efficient tool for conducting international and global business;
• practice of opening accounts with Singapore banks;
• business immigration to Singapore;
• modern investment instruments;
• solutions for ICO projects.

As the leading expert on the use of Singapore companies and the Singapore banking system for international business, Mr. Bogatyrev regularly speaks at international conferences with original and state-of-the-art presentations.

The most recent articles and presentations of Mr. Bogatyrev are available at bbs-com.sg

BBS (BEST BUSINESS SOLUTIONS) Pte. Ltd.
Singapore
www.bbs-com.sg

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Juliet Kinkladze

Juliet Kinkladze

Tbilisi Free Industrial Zone
Presentation topic:
Running business through Georgia - Tbilisi Free Zone’s unique business environment.

Business Development Manager at Tbilisi Free Industrial Zone

Juliet Kinkladze is currently the Business Development Manager at Tbilisi Free Industrial Zone (TFZ) and as the person responsible for TFZ’s further growth and development she is committed to the quality and excellency of the services the company offers. Juliet has joined TFZ in 2016 from the first stage of its formation and has been constantly searching and exploring opportunities by meeting strategic business people to increase project’s awareness and awake interest.

In addition to working at Tbilisi Free Industrial Zone Juliet has nine years of experience of working in fields such as sales, PR and marketing. Possessing the unique knowledge of having previously worked in start-up projects and having superb communication skills, she can easily open up key people, identify their needs and then present with a wide range of services and solutions.

Juliet Kinkladze was born and raised in Russia. In 2000 she moved to Tbilisi, Georgia. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in International Law and International Relations in Tbilisi State University in 2001 and Master’s degree in International Business and Management in University of Groningen in 2011.

Tbilisi Free Industrial Zone
Georgia
www.tfz.ge

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Stanislav Sokolovsky

Stanislav Sokolovsky

GMT Legal
Presentation topic:
ICO and cryptocurrency regulation in Russia and abroad: actual problems 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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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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Victor Machekhin

Victor Machekhin

International Fiscal Association

Panel Discussion: Rational structuring: how the Russian business should build corporate structures and plan activities in light of recent changes in the international and Russian legislation.

Head of Russian Tax Practice, Linklaters CIS

Experience:

Recent experience includes:

• advising western investment and commercial banks on taxation issues relating to setting up and structuring their operations in Russia, including JVs;
• advising western investors on taxation of transactions with government securities, corporate shares, bonds and derivatives and other financial products;
• advising western companies on salary structures for representative offices and subsidiaries in Russia and employee incentive schemes;
• advising Russian clients on taxation of domestic operations, including the oil and gas sector;
• advising foreign and Russian companies on dealing with the Russian tax authorities before and at the time of tax audit;
• advising Russian companies on international tax planning;
• advising on application of double tax treaties in Russia;
• tax litigation.

Education:

1996 – 2002:   Moscow State Law Academy, PhD in Financial Law
1996 –1998:     Russian School of Private Law, M.A. in Private Law
1992 – 1995:    Moscow State Law Academy, Diploma in Law
1982 – 1988:    Moscow Institute of National Economy, Diploma in Economics

Professional Offices:

• Member of the International Fiscal Association, Scientific Secretary of the Russian Branch, member of the IFA Executive Committee.
• Moscow State Law (Kutafin) University, Assistant Professor; Finance University, Assistant Professor.

Linklaters CIS
Russia
www.linklaters.com

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Andrey Kirillov

Andrey Kirillov

International Fiscal Association

Panel Discussion: Rational structuring: how the Russian business should build corporate structures and plan activities in light of recent changes in the international and Russian legislation.

For over 15 years, Andrey has been providing advice on civil law and taxation. As head of an international practice and tax manager, he provided tax advice where he was involved in projects to provide legal and tax support to foreign companies in Russia. Andrey’s professional interests include international taxation and the application of legislation concerning controlled foreign companies (CFCs).

Andrey’s major projects include, among others:

•provided tax and legal advice to an alcoholic beverages company with respect to the restructuring of its holding structure after legislation on controlled foreign companies (“CFC legislation”) entered into force;
•provided legal advice to an international group of industrial companies in a project related to the construction of a branch railway in Azerbaijan;
•supported a Taiwanese car-producing industrial group during its launch on the Russian market;
•represented Russian companies before divisions of the Russian Federal Tax Service;
•settled disputes of Russian companies with tax authorities over the application double tax treaties.

He is a member of the IFA tax association.

Pepeliaev Group
Russia
www.pgplaw.com

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Maria Kukla

Maria Kukla

International Fiscal Association

Panel Discussion: Rational structuring: how the Russian business should build corporate structures and plan activities in light of recent changes in the international and Russian legislation.

Partner (Department of corporate practice and M&A)

Maria specialises in corporate law and M&A, joint venture companies, corporate reorganisations and commercial contracts. Before joining FTL Advisors, Maria served as in-house chief legal officer of various industries: one of Russian biggest woodworking holdings, a gold mining project of transnational multi-industrial holding; construction and maintenance group of companies. Maria also was the senior legal counsel in the department of international tax planning of a big consulting company.

Maria graduated with distinction from the law faculty of Omsk State University, she is candidate of legal sciences and LL.M. in Manchester University. In 2016 she completed the commercial law course of London School of Economics.

Maria is fluent in English and Spanish , has wok proficiency in French and basic knowledge in Chinese.

FTL Advisers Ltd.
Russia
www.ftl-advisers.ru

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Anastasia Berman

Anastasia Berman

International Fiscal Association

Panel Discussion: Rational structuring: how the Russian business should build corporate structures and plan activities in light of recent changes in the international and Russian legislation.

Anastasia graduated from the Faculty of Law of St. Petersburg State University.

Currently, Anastasia is a tax associate within Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners law firm. Before joining the tax practice of EPAM, Anastasia worked in international tax group in one of the Big 4 companies.

Anastasia Berman specializes on international and Russian tax law, in particular, Anastasia advises clients on tax structuring in connection with cross border transactions, inbound and outbound investments and personal holding instruments (trust, fund, etc.).

One of the key areas is deofshorization projects: the application of CFC rules, the rules of tax residency, beneficial owner concept and the potential impact of Russian and international tax –avoidance initiatives on business structures.

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners
Россия
www.epap.ru

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