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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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Mykhaylo Honcharuk

Mykhaylo Honcharuk

Honcharuk & Partners Law Firm

Moderator

Mykhaylo Honcharuk is a lawyer, managing partner of Honcharuk & Partners Law Firm, CEO of platform for investment in lawsuits OpenLex, Member of Rule of Ukrainian Advocates’ Association.

He has 15 years of experience in the field of judicial protection.

Specialization: tax and corporate law, legal representation.

Mykhaylo Goncharuk is a founder and CEO of the OpenLex – the first Ukrainian platform for lawsuit funding, speaker of themed events projects at B2B Forum, Business Club, the Free School of Business, Advertising School etc.

He is the author of numerous professional publications and comments in magazines «Forbes», «Business», «Money», «Focus» and others.

Mykhaylo Honcharuk has three higher educations in law (Academy of Labour, Social Relations and Tourism, 2003), economic (Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, 2006), public administration (National Academy for Public Administration under the President of Ukraine, 2013).

Honcharuk & Partners Law Firm
Contact details:
+38 (067) 243 33 64
hm@honcharukpartners.com
Ukraine
www.honcharukpartners.com

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Vitalii Vdovenko

Vitalii Vdovenko

Honcharuk & Partners
Presentation topic:
Panel Discussion: Opportunities for Ukrainian companies on foreign markets.

Personal Data

Date and place of birth: April, 5,1980, Kyiv, Ukraine
Marital status: Married
E-mail:vv@honcharukpartners.com

Educational Background
1997-2002 Kyiv International University, department of international relations
2005 Course on International Trade, York University, Canada

Professional Carreer
2002-2006 Attaché and Third Secretary, Ministry of International Affairs of Ukraine
2006-2010 Attaché and Third Secretary, Embassy of Ukraine in Spain
2010-2014 Senior Expert of Principal Department for International Relations, Administration of the President of Ukraine
2014-2016 Expert, Group DF International Ukraine
2016 Adviser to the First Deputy Chairperson of the Parliament of Ukraine
2017-present day Partner, Honcharuk & Partners Law Firm

Qualifications Obtained, Diplomas
Bachelor, International relations
Magister, International private law

Honcharuk & Partners
Ukraine
www.honcharukpartners.com

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Nickolas Likhachov

Nickolas Likhachov

Spenser & Kauffmann
Presentation topic:
Panel Discussion: Opportunities for Ukrainian companies on foreign markets.

Counsel, head of M&A, Banking and Finance, MCIArb.

Nickolas Likhachov is an expert in banking area, he provides professional legal advice on M&A, banking and finance, corporate structuring matters as well as on insolvency and debt restructuring issues, and cross-border assets tracing. Nickolas was recognized by IFLR 2017 for restructuring debts transactions, performed by his team.

During his career Mr. Likhachov supported numerous M&A transactions of Ukrainian banks and corporations. He has significant experience in restructuring and realization of distressed debts and assets, asset-backed loans and general project finance. Nickolas has experience in representing the debtors as well as the creditors.

Education:
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London, UK);
Kyiv International University, Master’s degree, summa cum laude (diploma with honors), in International Law (Kyiv, Ukraine).

Professional activity:
Chair of Banking Committee of Association of Attorneys of Ukraine;
Member of the Board of British – Ukrainian Law Association (BULA);
Honored Arbitrator at Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (Vienna, Austria) for 5 consecutive years;
Member of SCC association of Young Arbitrators Stockholm (YAS);
Member of Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG) within LCIA;
Member of LCIA Users’ Council.

Spenser & Kauffmann
Ukraine
www.sklaw.com.ua

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Yaroslav Romanchuk

Yaroslav Romanchuk

International Legal Center EUCON
Presentation topic:
Panel Discussion: Opportunities for Ukrainian companies on foreign markets.

Attorney at law, Managing partner of the International Legal Center EUCON (Kyiv and Warsaw offices), president of the Ukrainian Business Association in Poland

Yaroslav Romanchuk focuses on the most complicated issues of corporate and tax law, transfer pricing, commercialization of IP rights objects and tax planning with the use of non-material assets, corporate restructuring and assets protection.

He represents interests of international and national corporations in the most complicated and high profile tax and corporate disputes.

Yaroslav Romanchuk is recommended by the respected legal guides such as Chambers Europe, The Legal 500 EMEA, Ukrainian Law Firms as a leading national expert in the field of Tax; the winner of the Legal Awards Ukraine 2015 in the nomination “The Best Tax Lawyer”.

Reputation and position of the International Legal Center EUCON in the market of legal services is acknowledged by numerous recognitions and awards: Chambers Europe, The Legal 500 EMEA, Legal Awards, European Tax Awards, World Transfer Pricing, World Tax, Kyiv Post.

Yaroslav participates at legislative processes during draft tax laws creation and improvement; he is n author of numerous publications in Ukrainian and foreign media and regularly participates in various conferences, forums, round tables, workshops in Ukraine and abroad.

Membership and activities:
•Member of the Entrepreneurial Council under the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine;
•Member of the Public Council at the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine;
•Partner of the TPA Global (Amsterdam);
•Board member of the Ukrainian Business Association;
•Head of the Supervisory Board of the Transfer Pricing School;
•Member of the International Fiscal Association Ukraine.

International Legal Center EUCON
Ukraine
www.eucon.ua

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Vladimir Schelkunov

Vladimir Schelkunov

ICC Ukraine
Presentation topic:
Panel Discussion: Opportunities for Ukrainian companies on foreign markets.

President of ICC Ukraine

Chairman of the Public Council under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Member ICC World Council

Vladimir I. Schelkunov was born on May 16, 1957 in the city of Krivoy Rog Dnipropetrovsk region in a working family. A citizen of Ukraine.

In 1974, after graduating high school in Krivoy Rog with honors, he entered the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of Krivoy Rog Mining Institute. Already being a student he began a creative research in economics and management. He gained a diploma with honors in Engineering. He was a scholar of «associations of the USSR.»
Field experience combined with social work led to the defence of a thesis on topic «Strategic management systems in the steel industry.»

The wind of «restructuring» changes Vladimir met being for the first time elected as a director of the «Kryvorizhteplomerezha» company, which became a major approbation ground for the new economic business management methodology.

In 1989 — 1991 being a head of the Housing and Utility Authority Vladimir Schelkunov showed the ability to work in rough conditions, to carry out leadership in critical situations, to think outside the box, quickly make right decisions, be steady in his purpose.

From 1994 to 1995 Vladimir Schelkunov was a manager of the Ministry of Industry of Ukraine.

Since 1995 is a Commercial Director of the Ukrainian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (UUIE).
1997 — 2002 — 1st Vice President of UUIE.

Since 2000 Vladimir is a President of the Ukrainian National Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce.

Vladimir I. Schelkunov holds the position of director of the Institute of Economics and Management of the National Aviation University.

Since 1994 he resides in Kyiv.

Doctor of Economics, Professor, Honored Economist of Ukraine, Academician of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences.
He was awarded with Second and Third Class Order of Merit, with honours of The Verkhovna Rada and the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, gold medal «For effective management», honour «Gratitude of the Mayor of Kyiv», «Order of Honor» and other awards (25 awards in total).

Married. He has children and grandchildren. Non-Party. Residing in Ukraine on a permanent basis. He is fond of fishing and hunting.

ICC Ukraine
Ukraine
www.iccua.org

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Igor Grygoriev

Igor Grygoriev

Kreston GCG
Presentation topic:
Panel Discussion: Modern trends of using foreign jurisdictions for structuring and protection of Ukrainian companies’ assets.

Igor Grygoriev is a head of legal department at Kreston GCG, Ukrainian representative of a global network of independent accounting firms Kreston International, which is one of the world’s leading providers of auditing and business advisory services.

Kreston International’s core practices in Ukraine are international tax and corporate structuring, including international tax structuring of personal and commercial assets for private clients.

Igor holds a Master’s Degree in Law (from the National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”) and has been a practicing lawyer since 2008. Before joining Kreston GCG, Igor worked for Deloitte and Arzinger, as well as for some leading Ukrainian law firms.

Igor’s main fields of practice include international tax planning (including in relation to personal and commercial assets of private clients) and legal and tax support of M&A and other investment transactions.

Kreston GCG
Ukraine
www.kreston-gcg.com

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Lana Golian

Lana Golian

Juscutum
Presentation topic:
Panel Discussion: Modern trends of using foreign jurisdictions for structuring and protection of Ukrainian companies’ assets.

Partner, International Business Administration, Juscutum Attorneys Association

In 2015, became partner at Juscutum Attorneys Association and took the lead in International Business Administration practice. Previously, was in charge of Solano consulting company.

Proficient expert with extensive experience in registration of companies with various jurisdictions, legal support, international tax planning, asset protection, restructuring of Ukrainian companies.

Professional interests include legal support of various structures of Ukrainian and international holdings in the course of incorporation, management of cash flows within groups of companies, exploring the influence of international business customs on Ukrainian business and harmonization of international and Ukrainian corporate law.
Provides support to companies’ structuring and reorganization transactions aimed at assets protection against hostile takeovers as well as legal support to arrangements between shareholders.

Provides support to clients during operations with international banking institutions, develops solutions to optimize cash flows, back-to-back credits. Consults start-ups as to investment-raising and foreign investment issues. Helps the Ukrainian business to feel at ease outside of Ukraine’s territory.

Juscutum
Ukraine
www.juscutum.com

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Dmitry Mikhailenko

Dmitry Mikhailenko

OMP Tax & Legal
Presentation topic:
Panel Discussion: Modern trends of using foreign jurisdictions for structuring and protection of Ukrainian companies’ assets.

Partner, Head of Tax Practice
OMP Tax & Legal
Crowe Horwath AC Ukraine

Dmitriy’s professional activity started in 1995 with background in law and economics with successful realization in the fields of tax, contract law, finances, securities, investment activity. Dmitry is experienced in structuring and practical implementation of tax optimization in different industries, including big industrial groups of Ukraine and international investors.

Dmitry Mikhailenko is listed in TOP 100 Lawyers of Ukraine.

The author of several draft laws on tax issues, 5 books, more than 400 publications, a speaker of more than 500 conferences, workshops, webinars, round tables and other events on tax issues.

Co-author of draft law on taxation system.

Pro-bono activity:

•President of the Association of Tax Consultants,
•Member of Chamber of Tax Advisors Supervisory Board,
•Tax Committee Head of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Ukraine,
•Member of Public Committee of State Fiscal Service of Ukraine.

Dmitry is a Deputy Head of Chief Editor of Buhgalter (the Accountant) magazine.

OMP Tax & Legal
www.omp-tax.com.ua
Crowe Horwath AC Ukraine
www.crowehorwath.ua
Ukraine

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Denis Kuznetsov

Denis Kuznetsov

Amond & Smith Ltd.
Presentation topic:
Panel Discussion: Modern trends of using foreign jurisdictions for structuring and protection of Ukrainian companies’ assets.

Managing Partner of the Amond & Smith Ltd representative office in Ukraine

Specialization: financial law, tax law, asset protection.

Relevant work experience: since 2006.

Denis Kuznetsov has finished the faculty of law of the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv.

He is a member at the Ukrainian branch of International Fiscal Association (IFA).

He specializes in the Ukrainian corporate law, execution of investment activity by foreign companies in Ukraine. He possesses extensive experience in the sphere of support of advisory projects on development and realization of tax efficient structures with the participation of non-resident companies.

Denis Kuznetsov provides client consultation services regarding incorporation and support of legal entities in Ukraine and abroad, international tax planning, asset protection, business structuring. He provides assistance in opening bank accounts for clients in various banks worldwide. He cooperates with leading legal, consulting and audit companies and conducts analysis of the legislation in various jurisdictions.

He has been well published in various Ukrainian mass media.

Denis speaks fluent English.

He is keen on sports, especially tennis, skiing, snowboarding and football.

Amond & Smith Ltd.
Ukraine
www.amondsmith.ua

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George Campanellas

George Campanellas

Invest Cyprus
Presentation topic:
Doing Business in Cyprus – Citizenship, Taxation, Legal and Funds.

George Campanellas is a member of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency since 2015. A highly motivated, creative and versatile professional with a wide range of technical skills and expertise, he has gained valuable management experience from the various demanding positions he served in the public sector.

George started his career as an Economist at the Commission for the Protection of Competition in 2002, handling a number of anti-trust and merger cases with National and European dimension and representing Cyprus to various European and International competition networks and forums. In 2008, was assigned to the Ministry of Health where he served as the Head of the Office of the Minister. Since 2013, he has been working with the Minister of Energy, Commerce, Industry & Tourism and is amongst others responsible for the coordination of investment and energy affairs.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International and European Economic Studies, a Master’s Degree in Public Sector Management and an MBA in Oil, Gas & Energy Management, all under scholarships. During the span of his 14-year career, he has attended numerous conferences, seminars and in-house training programs, and has participated in various staff exchange programs of the European Commission and other EU member-states.”

Invest Cyprus
Cyprus
www.investcyprus.org.cy

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Tomas Chrobak

Tomas Chrobak

PROTTECO TRUST COMPANY LTD
Presentation topic:
Use of Czech and Slovak entities and bank accounts for asset protection and tax planning.

Executive Manager

Tomas Chrobak is an Executive Manager of PROTTECO TRUST COMPANY, a company forming part of the international tax consulting group AKONT active in the Czech Republic and Slovakia since 1992. Tomas has joined the group in 1997 and helped AKONT become the most important provider of international tax planning advisory and corporate services on the Czech and Slovak market.

In the years 2000 – 2008, Tomas was responsible for the management of projects named Companies Online and OFFICE HOUSE, specialised in the provision of Czech and Slovak ready-made companies and virtual office services in 18 business centers located in both countries.

During his practice in the field of international Tax Planning and corporate services, he has published numerous articles to various international and Czech magazines and newspapers, and became a co-author of the books on international tax planning.

Tomas graduated from the Prague University of Economics. He speaks fluent Czech, English, Russian, German, and French.

PROTTECO TRUST COMPANY LTD
Czech Republic
www.protteco.com

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Josef Mercieca

Josef Mercieca

BDO Malta
Presentation topic:
The Malta Residence and VISA Progamme and the Maltese Passport.

Josef Mercieca heads the tax team as Tax Partner for the Firm.

Josef holds a first degree in Accounting and has worked with one of the Big 4 Audit firms in Malta for four years, three years of which heading the indirect tax section. He also acted as the Tax Director for one of the longest established Maltese audit firms for six years where he headed the tax department.

Josef is a member of the Malta Institute of Accountants (MIA) and the Malta Institute of Management (MIM) and has delivered presentations and training on topics relating to VAT, tax and corporate restructuring, both in Malta and abroad. Josef was one of the contributing authors in “Principles of VAT Law” the first ever publication on VAT in Malta and regularly authors articles on taxation.

He is an ACCA lecturer where he lectured Taxation (F6) for several years, nowadays focusing only on the Advanced Taxation (P6) course. He also provides lecturing to MIM in respect of place of supply rules in the VAT diploma. Josef has a broad experience in advising local and foreign clients in the set-up of tax efficient structures in particular involving cross border taxation, capital gains tax, property transfer taxes and duty on documents and transfers.

BDO Malta
Malta
www.bdo.com.mt

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Aleksei Nikolajenko

Aleksei Nikolajenko

Novira Corporate Services
Presentation topic:
Estonian residence permit: simplification of the immigration policy. Investment into the Estonian commercial and residential.

Partner, Chief Lawyer

Aleksei has graduated from the faculty of law of Tartu University and has previous experience from the law office and financial institutions. Having specialized in business law, Aleksei is focused on the advisory of foreign companies and representing their interests in Estonia. As the partner and member of the management board of Novira Corporate Services OU his area of responsibility is the involvement of investors in the real estate projects and search for projects of interest for them.

Novira Corporate Services OU
Estonia
+372 612 0180
aleksei.nikolajenko@novira.ee
www.novira.ee

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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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Irina Friaf

Irina Friaf

Dovira Management Consultancies
Presentation topic:
UAE Tax Residency for Legal Entities and Individuals.

Irina Friaf specializes in economics and her second degree is in enterprise management. Since 2005, Irina has started to work in the field of corporate consulting in the UAE. The last few years specializes in the use of corporate structures in matters of tax planning, and also deals with all issues related to the tax residency in the UAE.

Dovira Management Consultancies
United Arab Emirates
www.dovira-uae.com

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Serhii Moliboh

Serhii Moliboh

PricewaterhouseCoopers AG
Presentation topic:
Antioffshore campaign in Ukraine: history of the future.

Serhii is a senior manager at PwC Switzerland (International Private Clients), engaged primarily in providing international tax structuring services for High Net Worth Individuals originated from CIS countries. He specializes in taxation, advising both domestic and international corporate clients and entrepreneurs in national or international tax matters, including both legal and economic aspects.

Before joining PwC, Serhii worked for Baker & McKenzie, Deloitte, KPMG and BDO.

Serhii holds a Master Degree in Law (Kyiv Taras Shevchenko National University, Ukraine), LLM in Tax (Queen Mary, University of London, UK), ADIT (The Chartered Institute of Taxation, UK) and MBA (Steinbeis University Berlin, Germany), and is a certified attorney-at-law in Ukraine.

PricewaterhouseCoopers AG
Switzerland
www.pwc.ch

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Mario Rivero

Mario Rivero

FlexFunds
Presentation topic:
Securitization as the solution for product creation.

Mario Rivero is the Managing Director and CEO of FlexFunds, a company that structures and securitizes investment vehicles through the issuance of exchange-traded products. Mr. Rivero has experience in venture capital, investment banking, and capital markets, with focus in financial services and technology. He has worked in Europe, Southeast Asia, and the Americas with an emphasis on emerging markets. Before FlexFunds, Mr. Rivero worked at a global multi-strategy hedge fund, a New York based venture capital firm, at Bear Stearns international investment management group, and in KPMG Consulting Europe. Mr. Rivero received a B.S. in Engineering from Boston University, and an MBA from Yale University.

FlexFunds
Europe
www.flexfundsetp.com

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Tatiana Balabanova

Tatiana Balabanova

APOLLO Group
Presentation topic:
Succession: Life after.

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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Oleg Sorochan

Oleg Sorochan

LIGA.net
Presentation topic:
Panel Discussion: The influence of global political and economic trends on Ukrainian business.

Editor of Finance block at LIGA.net Portal.

9-year experience in the economic journalism in the leading printed and online media.

LIGA.net
Ukraine
www.liga.net

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Giancarlo Cervino

Giancarlo Cervino

Centre for International Fiscal Studies SA
Presentation topic:
Panel Discussion: The influence of global political and economic trends on Ukrainian business.

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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Tatyana Kuzmych

Tatyana Kuzmych

К.А.С. Group
Presentation topic:
Panel Discussion: The influence of global political and economic trends on Ukrainian business.

K.A.C. Group Senior Partner

K.A.C. Group Senior Partner, managing partner of the law firm “Prime”, a lawyer, a member of the Association of Legists of Ukraine, of the National Association of Lawyers of Ukraine, of the Association of Lawyers of Ukraine. In 1994 she graduated from Kiev National University of Taras Shevchenko, faculty of jurisprudence. In 1998 she received a certificate for the right to engage in advocacy.

She has completed training in international and national educational programs (more detailed: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tetiana-kuzmych-3392305a/).

Tatyana has been practicing in the sphere of corporate governance, tax planning and intellectual property since 1992. Accompanies projects on structuring of assets, reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions.

Contact Information:
Tel.: +38 (067) 506-75-35
t.yanovska@law-prime.com.ua
www.law-prime.com.ua
www.kac.com.ua

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Kateryna Oliynyk

Kateryna Oliynyk

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine (EPAP Ukraine)
Presentation topic:
Panel Discussion: Attracting foreign investments to Ukraine – current situation and perspectives.

Senior Associate of Banking and Finance, Capital Markets practice at EPAP Ukraine.

Has more than 10 years of experience in banking and finance, capital markets deals and in energy-related projects, and handles a number of international debt transactions in various industries, including banking and financial services sector, payment systems, energy, mining, agriculture, etc.

Advises Ukrainian and international clients on various types of debt and capital markets transactions, including sovereign borrowing transactions and external borrowings involving Ukrainian state-owned companies.

Focuses on debt deals, including secured and blank financings, loan portfolio acquisitions and restructurings as well as on regulatory matters in such areas as currency control, banking activities, financial services market, oil & gas, etc.; as well as on project finance, structured products and PPP, and Greenfield and M&A in banking sector.

Kateryna is recommended by The Legal 500 EMEA for banking & finance and capital markets.

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners (EPAP Ukraine)
Ukraine
www.epap.ua

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Vasyl Mishchenko

Vasyl Mishchenko

AEQUO
Presentation topic:
Panel Discussion: Attracting foreign investments to Ukraine – current situation and perspectives.

Associate

Vasyl is experienced in advising on national and international tax matters, and tax risk management, as well as the tax structuring of transactions.He has also been involved in a range of M&A and corporate restructuring projects, complex due diligence procedures in M&A deals, and has advised on various corporate, commercial and regulatory matters.

Practices
•Corporate and Commercial
•Mergers and Acquisitions
•Tax and Customs

Selected Projects
•Advising Epicentr Group on the acquisition of shopping malls in Lviv, Bucha and Boryspil with total area of more than 40,000 square meters
•Advising Google on tax aspects of implementation of its products in Ukraine
•Advising NCH CAPITAL (USA) on first ever purchase of insolvent Ukrainian bank from the DGF by investors

Professional Associations And Memberships
Ukrainian Bar Association

Education
National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Master of Laws, Kyiv, 2013

Languages
English
Russian
Ukrainian

AEQUO
Ukraine
www.aequo.ua

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Anton Babak

Anton Babak

Integrites
Presentation topic:
Panel Discussion: Attracting foreign investments to Ukraine – current situation and perspectives.

Associate in Corporate and M&A Department

Anton is experienced in advising clients on corporate matters and mergers and acquisitions under Ukrainian law. He has also been involved in a range of privatization, banking and finance, capital markets projects, complex due diligence procedures in M&A deals, has advised on various commercial, and regulatory matters.

Anton’s industries exposure includes inter alia agro and IT. Anton has experience of working in the Budapest office of White&Case, a top-tier international law firm.

Education:
National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Kyiv, Specialist in Law, 2011
Central European University, Budapest, LL.M in International Business Law, 2012

Integrites
Ukraine
www.integrites.com

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Evgeniya Tsiazhkina

Evgeniya Tsiazhkina

UAE-Consulting.com
Presentation topic:
Practical advice on company formation in the UAE and communication with local banks. Recent developments in the UAE, one shall bear in mind.

Evgeniya Tsiazhkina is a co-founder of a business boutique company, UAE-Consulting.com. She is a competent professional with broad knowledge on company formation in the UAE and business management. Evgeniya helps companies to avoid unnecessary structural changes, liquidation and assists in streamlining communication with local banks through implementation of strategically devised corporate structures. Evgeniya is in charge of supervising the most complex business cases in the company. Previously, Evgeniya was the head of post-registration management department at a reputable US boutique law firm in Dubai. She has over 6 years of business management experience in the UAE.

Evgeniya represents UAE-Consulting.com. Company’s services are not limited to set-up assistance only. Additionally, UAE-Consulting.com monthly consults and provides business management assistance in the UAE to a broad range of clients. Company’s focus is on the UAE only, which could not but help to establish a strong base of professional knowledge. Management and employees of the company fluently speak 5 languages, what makes it comfortable for clients from across the globe to work with UAE-Consulting.com.

UAE-Consulting.com
United Arab Emirates
www.uae-consulting.com

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Iryna Kalnytska

Iryna Kalnytska

GOLAW
Presentation topic:
Panel Discussion: Legislative changes in Ukraine affecting international trade and investments.

Attorney at law, Senior Associate, Head of Tax Practice and Practice of Business Consulting at GOLAW Law Firm

The main areas of activity of the practices headed by Irina are tax consulting and structuring, supporting of national and international transactions, legal due diligence and complex support of the commercial activities of enterprises.

Iryna has considerable experience in the field of tax law, lease relations and currency regulation. She also specializes in customs law and real estate, including legal aspects of lease relations for commercial purposes.

Irina is a co-author of analytical and practical manuals «Methodological Recommendations for Legal Aid to Economic Entities under Tax Inspections», which are published annually by the National Bar Association of Ukraine. Irina is also a lecturer in such leading universities as the National Academy of State Tax Service, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv Institute of International Relations – on issues of international taxation in the framework of cooperation with the International Fiscal Association. Irina is a Head of YIN IFA Committee in International Fiscal Association and runs her own legal and consulting blog and successfully makes presentations and speeches at business events.

Education:
• Vadim Hetman Kyiv National Economic University, Master’s degree with honors in the specialty «International Economic Law»;
• International educational program at the University of London, degree PGCert in Laws.

Membership in organizations:
• Ukrainian Bar Association;
• International Fiscal Association (IFA);
• International Bar Association (IBA);
• American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine (ACC);
• European Business Association (EBA).

Knowledge of languages:
Ukrainian, English, Russian.

GOLAW
Ukraine
Email: i.kalnytska@golaw.ua
www.golaw.ua

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Alexander Minin

Alexander Minin

KM Partners
Presentation topic:
Panel Discussion: Legislative changes in Ukraine affecting international trade and investments.

Senior Partner, Attorney at Law at KM Partners

Specialization
The main areas of Alexander’s specialization are tax and customs law, investments, dispute resolution, complex business structuring and reorganizational issues, criminal cases on white collar crimes.
Alexander has more than 20 years of professional experience. His portfolio includes more than 300 cases and projects on tax and customs law, support of large investment projects, tax structuring and reorganization projects, as well as precedent cases. He provides comprehensive consulting support and represents interests of the largest taxpayers in Ukraine – multinational groups, international companies and their subsidiaries in Ukraine, Ukrainian companies and mid-sized business. Alexander also acted as expert on Ukrainian tax matters in several international arbitrations.

Projects
Alexander actively takes part in many public projects and legal initiatives related to tax reform in Ukraine, in particular, Alexander has led such projects as: “Code no” (2010); “No to article 212 of the Criminal code” (2011); “Motivation of the court decisions in tax disputes” (2012); “Tax dispute vs. crime” (2013); “Tax reform” (2014), “Draft Law № 3448″ (2016) and others.

Publications and social activity
Alexander Minin is the author of numerous analytical articles and comments on legal and economic issues in press, on radio and television.

Analytical groundwork and insights of Alexander were implemented in certain provisions of Ukrainian legislation; in particular he has been actively involved in law making process with considerable input in tax legislation. Alexander is a co-author of the Draft Law “On amendments to the Tax Code of Ukraine related to peculiarities of the criminal proceeding in tax relations and issues of tax and duties administration” as of November 10, 2015.

Alexander is a member of the Public Council under the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Taxation and Customs Policy. He is an active member of professional conferences, round tables and forums. He takes part in meetings of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine and the European Business Association and is a member of the Ukrainian Bar Association.

Recognition
Since 2005 Alexander Minin has been constantly top-ranked in the tax practice category on the basis of the results of national and foreign ranking researches such as The Legal 500, Сhambers Europe Clients’ Guide, International Law Office Client Choice Awards, Who is Who Legal, Tax Directors Handbook, Best Lawyers – special honorary title “Lawyer of the Year” for outstanding achievements in the field of Tax Law, “Ukrainian Law Firms. A Handbook for Foreign Clients”, “Clients’ choice” (research by Yuridicheskaya Gazeta) and many others.

Education
Institute of International Relations of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, faculty of “International Economic Relations”, 1991;
Institute of International Relations of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, the second university degree in “International Law”, 2003.

KM Partners
Ukraine
Phone:+380 44 490 71 97
www.kmp.ua
www.wts.ua

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Larysa Vrublevska

Larysa Vrublevska

International Legal Center EUCON
Presentation topic:
Panel Discussion: Legislative changes in Ukraine affecting international trade and investments.

Partner, auditor of International Legal Center EUCON

Larysa Vrublevska is a recognized professional in audit, transfer pricing, accounting, tax and management accounting issues, tax planning, development and application of tax strategies.

Larysa Vrublevska is a head of Transfer Pricing School and holds course of lectures on the most sensible issues of transfer pricing. She advises well-known national and multinational companies on transfer pricing documentation with justification of contractual prices and introduction of transfer pricing control, as well as on tax planning and tax strategies.
She is an author of publications in professional media, and regularly takes part in conferences, forums, round tables.

Membership and activities:

•Managing partner of the International Audit Union;
•Partner of TPA Global (Amsterdam);
•Head of the Tax and Customs Policy Committee of the Polish Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce (Warsaw);
•Head of the Transfer Pricing School;
•Head of the Transfer Pricing Committee of the Tax Advisers Association;
•Member of the Public Council at the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine;
•Member of the Public Council at the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine;
•Member of the International Fiscal Association Ukraine.

International Legal Center EUCON
Ukraine
E-mail: vrublevska@eucon.ua
www.eucon.ua

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Dmitry Kalmykov

Dmitry Kalmykov

AS Norvik Banka
Presentation topic:
Panel Discussion: Opportunities and perspectives of using foreign Banks and non-banking payment systems in international transactions by Ukrainian business.

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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Artem Afian

Artem Afian

Juscutum
Presentation topic:
Panel Discussion: Opportunities and perspectives of using foreign Banks and non-banking payment systems in international transactions by Ukrainian business.

Since 2008 – managing partner at Juscutum Attorneys Association. Artem is actively involved in developing innovative law practice areas (legal security for business and IT-law).

·Member of the World IT Lawyers Association (Zurich, Switzerland);

·Notable Practitioner in IT & Communications/Media & Entertainment by Ukrainian Law firms (2014, 2015);

·Among the TOP 100 best lawyers of Ukraine 2015 “ Clients Choice” according to Yurydychna Gazeta (Legal Newspaper).

In 2012 Artem successfully represented interests of EX.ua file hosting service during high-profile matter concerning seizure of servers by police and continues to provide EX.ua with a broad range of legal services to this day. He has coordinated the legal support of state investment projects relating to informatization of school education; development of national antivirus products.

Among Artem’s clients are such companies as Miratech, Ciklum, Hosting Ukraine, BMS Consulting, SportLife, MTI, ERC, TMM.

Artem is a member of working group on protection of Internet relations participants at the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, Expert Council at the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Committee for Informatization and Information Technologies, a Head Counsellor at Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Committee on Science and Education and a member of Internet Association of Ukraine (InAU), Association of IT enterprises of Ukraine (APITU).

Juscutum
Ukraine
www.juscutum.com

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Olga Dmitrieva

Olga Dmitrieva

Law Company "Dmitrieva & Partners"
Presentation topic:
Panel Discussion: International and internal incentives combating tax evasion, shadow economy and de-offshorization.

Attorney-at-law, managing partner of Dmіtrieva & Partners Law Firm, Head of the Higher Audit Bar Committee of Ukraine, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the All-Ukrainian Non-Governmental Organization “Ukrainian Advocates’ Association”, arbiter of the Riga International Commercial Arbitration Court, member of the Public Council under the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine

Legal practice experience: 30 years.

Specialization: investment and currency regulation; foreign economic activity; corporate law/M&A; tax law; international law; due diligence; international arbitration

Education: Taras Schevchenko State University of Kyiv , speciality “Jurisprudence” (1987)
Kyiv National Economic University, speciality “Financial Management” (2004)

Professional experience:

Olga Dmitrieva began her professional activity in the Kyiv Regional Bar Association in 1987.
In 1992 Olga Dmіtrieva underwent a training in the law firm in Canada and from 1993 she was heading the legal department of the Ukrainian-German joint venture.

In 1994 Olga Dmіtrieva established her own legal business, she is a founder and managing partner of Dmіtrieva & Partners Law Firm. The company has been recognized as one of the best ones in Ukraine on the basis of the results of the research conducted annually by newspaper “Legal Practice”.

The object of the company’s activities is rendering of a full range of services in the sphere of antimonopoly and competitive law, foreign economic activity, due diligence, land legal relations and real estate, investment and currency regulation, intellectual property, IT-law, corporate law and M&A, international law and arbitration, tax law, judicial practice, criminal law, accounting outsourcing.

Law Company “Dmitrieva & Partners”
Ukraine
Dmitrieva@dmp.com.ua
www.dmp.com.ua

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Ivanna Pylypiuk

Ivanna Pylypiuk

International Consulting Group
Presentation topic:
Panel Discussion: International and internal incentives combating tax evasion, shadow economy and de-offshorization.

Managing partner of the International Consulting Group, shareholder of ICG-seminar Ukrainian company

Education

• Master Degree in Political Science. M. P. Dragomanov National Pedagogical University
• Lecturer. A. Yu. Krymskyi Pedagogical College
• MIM KYIV, PMD miniMBA

Professional Skills and Experience

• Development and implementation of business solutions using foreign entities.
• Implementation of business emigration projects.
• Management of the New Jurisdictions and Solutions Department.
• Legal support and follow-up of foreign entities.
• Consulting and assistance in opening of accounts in foreign banks.
• Author and lecturer of non-resident issues trainings.

International Consulting Group
Ukraine

tel.: +38-044-229-40-40
tel.: +38-066-753-61-44
www.icg-seminar.com.ua
www.i-c-g.com.ua

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Alina Bakulina

Alina Bakulina

EBS
Presentation topic:
Panel Discussion: International and internal incentives combating tax evasion, shadow economy and de-offshorization.

Alina has a vast experience in the area of transfer pricing, international taxation and international business restructuring. Alina has experience in consulting on Ukrainian, Russian and international tax matters, transfer pricing, tax planning, tax due diligence. Alina is Head of Transfer Pricing Group of EBS since the end of 2014. During her work at EBS were prepared many Transfer Pricing Reports and Transfer Pricing Documentations.

Alina also takes part in projects on providing advice on international taxation and Ukrainian currency regulation. Alina is fluent in German and English.

EBS
Ukraine
www.ebskiev.com

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Maxim Lebedev

Maxim Lebedev

GOLAW
Presentation topic:
Panel Discussion: Individuals: taxation and asset structuring in light of latest legislative developments.

Managing Associate of the GOLAW Law Firm

Maxim Lebedev is a prominent representative of a new generation of experts in the field of private capital management of business owners, company executives and structuring of family business and capital. Maxim leads the practice of private clients GOLAW, as well as the practice of corporate law and M&A.

Maxim’s transaction experience includes the construction of international models of owning business and assets in Ukraine and abroad, the creation of personal holding structures (using trusts, private trust companies and funds), trading companies and the development of mechanisms for the transfer of capital and business to heirs. The exclusive achievement of Maxim Lebedev is the creation of a family office for several wealthy Ukrainian families.

Maxim also actively accompanies transactions for the acquisition and sale of business and assets in Ukraine, including legal due diligence, tax and corporate structuring of investments taking into account foreign jurisdictions, and currency transactions.
Maxim Lebedev is recommended among lawyers in the field of corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, rated Legal 500 EMEA 2013.

Membership in organizations:

• Ukrainian Bar Association;
• International Fiscal Association (IFA);
• International Bar Association (IBA);
• American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine (ACC);
• European Business Association (EBA).

Knowledge of languages:
Ukrainian, English, Russian.

GOLAW
Ukraine
Email: m.lebedev@golaw.ua
www.golaw.ua

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Alina Plyushch

Alina Plyushch

Sayenko Kharenko
Presentation topic:
Panel Discussion: Individuals: taxation and asset structuring in light of latest legislative developments.

Counsel

Alina Plyushch is a counsel at Sayenko Kharenko specializing in private wealth management, corporate law, M&A, corporate finance and capital markets.

Alina has more than 16 years of professional experience in advising clients on corporate restructuring, share and asset sale, joint ventures, private placement and capital markets transactions.

As one of the leading private wealth management specialists in Ukraine Alina Plyushch is the head of the private clients practice at Sayenko Kharenko. Ms Plyushch has a substantial experience in advising clients on the most sophisticated private wealth management issues, including protection of the rights of the beneficial owners of large Ukrainian and foreign business groups. Alina Plyushch regularly advises on setting up trust structures, foundations, investment funds and segregated portfolio companies.

Ms Plyushch is recommended in Mergers and Acquisitions law by the leading international directory Best Lawyers International 2017 and is listed among world’s best Private Client lawyers by the independent review Who’s Who Legal: Private Client 2016.

Sayenko Kharenko
Ukraine
www.sk.ua

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Volodymyr Igonin

Volodymyr Igonin

Vasil Kisil & Partners
Presentation topic:
Panel Discussion: Individuals: taxation and asset structuring in light of latest legislative developments.

Counsel

Legal areas: Agricultural business, Corporate / M&A , Telecommunications, Media & IT.
Languages: English, Russian, Ukrainian.
Education: National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, 2007.

Practice Focus
Volodymyr develops corporate / M&A practice of the firm. He provides complex legal assistance to both foreign and local clients on complex transactions involving assets and companies located in Ukraine. His work involves legal due diligence, transaction structuring and support, drafting and negotiating complex agreements, tax planning, advising on project finance, regulatory and other actual business matters.
Another pole of Volodymyr’s practice is corporate structuring of business, including establishing holding structures using foreign jurisdictions, and advising on corporate governance issues.
The core industries for Mr. Igonin, where he has deep practical expertise and experience, are agribusiness, telecommunications and media, real estate, natural resources and PPP.

Professional Associations and Memberships
•European Business Association (EBA) – legal advisor to Grain & Oilseeds and Diary Committees
•International Bar Association (IBA)
•Kyiv Regional Bar Association
•Ukrainian Bar Association

Recognition
Since 2012 the national directory “Ukrainian Law Firms 2012. A Handbook for Foreign Clients” annualy names Volodymyr Igonin as one of the firm’s key specialist in Energy & Natural Resources, Real Estate & Construction as well as Transport & Infrastructure.

Vasil Kisil & Partners
Ukraine
www.vkp.ua

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Alina Guseynova

Alina Guseynova

Deloitte Ukraine
Presentation topic:
Panel Discussion: Individuals: taxation and asset structuring in light of latest legislative developments.

Manager, International Tax and Private client services at Tax & Legal department, Deloitte Ukraine

Alina has over eight years of international tax experience that includes practice in Deloitte offices in Ukraine and Belgium (Brussels).

Alina advises corporate clients in restructuring of international activity, as well as in taxation of cross-border transactions for residents and Ukrainian source transactions for non-residents. In Deloitte Belgium Alina received practical experience in implementation of global merger of two group of companies and in coordination of corporate and local tax compliance of multinational groups with subsidiaries in Europe, Middle East and Africa regions.

Alina also specializes in consulting of high net worth individuals and their family members regarding taxation outside of Ukraine, change of tax residency, citizenship and inheritance planning.

Education and qualifications:
International Tax Center, Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands, Master of Advanced Studies in International Tax Law, 2011;
Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), UK, 2014.

Deloitte Ukraine
Ukraine
www2.deloitte.com

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