Speakers

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

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

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Speakers

Dmitriy Mikhailenko

Dmitriy Mikhailenko

Crowe LF Ukraine

Moderator of Panel Discussion: BEPS is the beginning of a new era for business in Ukraine.

Managing Partner

Dmitriy Mikhailenko is a leading expert in tax consulting in Ukraine and abroad. This is evidenced by more than 20 years of experience, numerous merits, scientific works and an immense amount of grateful customers.

Dmitry’s work was repeatedly noted in the leading foreign and Ukrainian ratings (Legal 500, World Tax, Legal Practices, Legal Newspapers), and among TOP-100 top lawyers of 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.

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.

Crowe LF Ukraine
www.crowehorwath.ua

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Larysa Antoshchuk

Larysa Antoshchuk

KPMG

Panel Discussion: BEPS – beginning of a new era for the Ukrainian business.

Manager, Head of the Tax Dispute Resolution Group

Larysa is a licensed Attorney-at-Law with more than 10 years of experience in litigating and advisory for the international and Ukrainian companies.

Her extensive and successful experience includes representing of KPMG clients’ in disputes settling on various types of the tax issues during the pre-trial and trial stages, including representation in local courts of all instances and the European Court of Human Rights.

Larysa has participated in a number of projects for providing tax dispute settlement for clients from a number of industries, including media, IT, industrial machinery and pharmacy.

During her long-lasting career, Larysa Antoshchuk has worked on a considerable number of international and high profile domestic clients. She has a unique multidisciplinary advisory experience in tax issues and different areas of law: customs, currency, commercial and labor etc.

Larysa proposes an innovative strategy of complex analysis of law and its application in tax and legal services in order to provide the best commercial results for the clients.

During the last 5 years, Larysa is involved in development of tax advisory institution and legislative drafting activities. She is a member of Public Council of the Parliament of Ukraine in committee on tax and customs issues.

KPMG
Ukraine
www.kpmg.ua

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Hennadiy Voytsitskyi

Hennadiy Voytsitskyi

Baker McKenzie

Panel Discussion: BEPS – beginning of a new era for the Ukrainian business.

Partner

Hennadiy Voytsitskyi is a Partner of the Kyiv Office of Baker McKenzie heading the Tax and Customs Practice Group. He specializes in advising multinational and domestic clients on international tax planning and tax structuring, including cross-border inbound and outbound investment, tax controversy and litigation, wealth management.

Practice focus

General tax planning, tax controversy & litigation, international tax structuring, wealth management, real estate taxation.

Awards and rankings

In 2016 Tax Practice Group, which is led by Hennadiy Voytsitskyi, was awarded “Ukraine Tax Law Firm of the Year 2016″ by the International Tax Review’s (ITR) European Tax Awards at a ceremony held in London.

Mr. Voytsitskyi is named among the best legal professionals by Legal Experts Europe, Middle East & Africa 2012-2015 and also as one of the leading practitioners in the area of tax law by Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2011-2015 and also among Leading Individuals 2012-2015 Band 2 according to the Chambers Europe 2012-2015.

International Tax Review surveys the Ukrainian Tax Practice Group has been ranked in Tier 1 for tax transactional work, and in Tier 2 for tax planning work and according to the 2012-2015 International Tax Review the Ukrainian Tax Practice Group has been ranked in Tier 2 for both tax transactional work and for tax planning work.

Education and admission

Mr. Voytsitskyi obtained his J.D. from the Institute of International Relations in Kyiv, Ukraine, in 1996, and his LL.M. in International Taxation from the Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA) in 2004, in which year he also successfully completed the non-degree International Tax Program of the Harvard Law School. He is admitted to practice law in Ukraine. Mr. Voytsitskyi is also a licensed defense attorney of Ukraine.

Baker McKenzie
Kyiv, Ukraine
+38 044 590 0101
Hennadiy.Voytsitskyi@bakermckenzie.com
www.bakermckenzie.com/Ukraine

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Viktoriya Fomenko

Viktoriya Fomenko

INTEGRITES

Panel Discussion: BEPS – beginning of a new era for the Ukrainian business.

Counsel, Head of Tax and Customs Practice

The main areas of Viktoriya`s specialization are tax and customs law, including domestic and international taxation, cross-border tax and corporate structuring and business planning, structuring of foreign investments as well as tax and customs litigation.

With more than 18 years of experience, Viktoriya has a vast experience in advising a number of big international companies, Ukrainian companies and foreign companies’ subsidiaries in Ukraine. The scope of Viktoriya’s activities covers advising on all tax and customs issues faced by the clients, tax planning of operations and tax structuring of businesses including international jurisdictions, conducting independent review of the tax accounting and consulting on individual taxation plans. Viktoriya has successfully represented a number of clients in tax and customs litigations and has assisted with realization of a number of investment projects.

Education:

Viktoriya Fomenko has Diploma in Law from Kyiv Institute of Internal Affairs and Diploma with honors in Customs management from Kyiv State Trade Economic University. As of September 2017, Viktoriya is admitted to the Bar.

Professional experience:

Viktoriya started her professional career as a customs officer at the Northern Regional Customs. In 2006 Viktoriya joined PWC.Prior to joining INTEGRITES, Viktoriya worked in the international law firms – Dentons, Beiten Burkhardt, Peterka and Partners.

Representative clients:

The list of Viktoriya`s clients includes Philip Morris Ukraine, Dyckerhoff group, Porsche group, Dunapack Ukraine, Adidas, Billa Ukraine, VAMED, Turkish Airlines, Atlas Global, EFES, Delphi, VA Intertrading and others.

Membership & Professional Appointments:

Viktoriya Fomenko is a member of Tax and Customs committees of European Business Association (EBA) and American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine (ACC).

Awards & Rankings:

Viktoriya ranked among the best tax litigators in Ukraine by Tax Controversy Leaders and listed in International Tax Review`s Women in Tax Leaders (Ukraine).

Main Industries:

Retail, IT, Transport, Life Sciences and Healthcare, Agriculture.

Languages:

Russian, Ukrainian, English

INTEGRITES
Ukraine
www.integrites.com

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Tomas Chrobak

Tomas Chrobak

PROTTECO TRUST COMPANY LTD
Presentation topic:
Czech Trust as a new instrument for asset protection.

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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Ekaterina Varadi

Ekaterina Varadi

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

Panel Discussion: The future of international payments.

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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Andrii Mitchenko

Andrii Mitchenko

Ecosoft
Presentation topic:
Case study | How the Ukrainian company conquered EU market with the support of EBRD.

Professional Experience

CEO of Ecosoft international group 2016 – up to present

Managing of an international group of companies focused on leadership in water purification manufacturing and distribution for household and commercial application.

CEO of SPC Ecosoft (Ukraine) 2010-2016

Managed the transformation of a family-type engineering business into a fast-growing production and distribution company. Introduced modern management, financial, production practices. Created a highly motivated professional management team bringing young professional leaders from different industries into the company’s team. Performed investment projects in real estate and production areas. I have developed efficient sales organization to promote products through 6 different channels including industrial customers, chain stores, plumbing wholesalers, Internet, etc. I have introduced a significant marketing development, improving the position of the company’s brands. Introduced financial discipline and clarity, which leads to access to financial resources of banks and international institutions.

Business development manager of SPC Ecosoft (Ukraine) 1998-2010

I occupied various positions in the company, resulted in developed of the business from total revenue of USD3,0M to USD 12,0M in 2008.

Education

PhD in water chemistry and ecology from Kiev Institute for Sorption and Endoecology 2003
PhD thesis was dedicated to the development of technology of water purification from natural organic matter by means of ion exchange resins and activated carbon. The research was lately applied in development of water purification products by Ecosoft.

MSc in Chemistry from M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University 1998

Graduated the Faculty of Chemistry with a major in biochemistry and enzimology.

Skills

Strategic planning, marketing, business development, product development, sales, technology development, product development and manufacturing, logistics, financial analysis, team management and leadership.

Ecosoft
Ukraine
www.ecosoft.com

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Alexander Kaplaty

Alexander Kaplaty

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Presentation topic:
EBRD: Support for SMEs – advisory and financing programs.

Александр Каплатый – банкир предприятий малого и среднего бизнеса крупнейшего международного инвестора в Украину – Европейского Банка Реконструкции и Развития. До этого руководитель международной консалтинговой программы ЕБРР в Украине и Молдове. Больше 10 лет опыта работы в международных корпорациях, финансовых организациях и собственном бизнесе. Советник по развитию для ряда украинских торговых и производственных компаний.

ЕБРР
www.ebrd.com

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Mykhailo Granchak

Mykhailo Granchak

Dragon Capital
Presentation topic:
Attracting financing under the current conditions.

Presentation topic: The acquisitions of another player and creating a joint venture as a foreign market entry strategy.

Managing Director, Investment Banking

Mykhailo Granchak has 12 years’ experience in investment banking, joining Dragon Capital in 2008, after working for 2 years at Raiffeisen Investment. Prior to investment sphere, Mikhailo was working for 4 years in the IT sector, including the creation of his own project, which was sold to a foreign investor.

In the investment sphere he successfully completed transactions on fund raising, acquisition and debt restructuring of a total value of about $ 2.8 bln. Mikhailo graduated with honors from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv with the specialty of “Economic Cybernetics”.

Mykhailo is fluent in English.

Dragon Capital
Ukraine
www.dragon-capital.com

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Yuriy Fedoriv

Yuriy Fedoriv

KPMG Ukraine
Presentation topic:
Successful Debt Restructuring today - the best way to attract financing tomorrow.

Director, Deal Advisory

During the recent two years, Yuriy has been leading Financial Restructuring practice at KPMG in Ukraine. In addition to restructuring services, Yuriy provides advisory services related to both receiving finance, primarily from international financial institutions, and management of non-performing debts.

For more than 12 years, Yuriy worked in banking sector specializing in corporate financing, deal structuring, and restructuring. Before joining KPMG, he worked in UniCredit Group, a dynamic international banking group in Ukrainian banking sector. During his last three years with the bank, Yuriy was actively involved in corporate debt restructuring, and was a member of creditor committees in key cases in the market representing UniCredit Group’s interests.

Yuriy has deep knowledge of international and local tools and opportunities employed in corporate debt restructuring. He worked very closely with legal and financial advisers, as well as other lenders to find best solutions for all parties in the process of restructuring.

With extensive experience in deal structuring and restructuring, Yuriy is able to provide useful advice on how to ensure the best results in managing non-performing debts.

Education
Master’s Degree in Economics, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy
Specialist’s Degree in Economics, Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University.

KPMG in Ukraine
www.kpmg.ua

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Serhii Moliboh

Serhii Moliboh

PricewaterhouseCoopers AG
Presentation topic:
Future is now: tax & technology.

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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Oleg Kuznietsov

Oleg Kuznietsov

Kreston GCG
Presentation topic:
ICO for the real economy: when Initial Coin Offering can become an alternative to the traditional ways of investment attraction.

Oleg is a partner at Kreston GCG, a Ukrainian representative of one of the largest auditing and consulting networks — Kreston International. The network has offices located in 125 countries with the total staff of 25 thousand professionals worldwide.

Oleg has a 15 years’ experience in auditing and consulting. His competencies center around fund-raising, financial restructuring, financial audit, Due Diligence, strategic consulting and business planning.

Oleg has a strong track record of cooperation with the largest financial international investors. His portfolio spans a plethora of successful projects that allowed Ukrainian investment companies to raise funding through international organizations such as the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), export and credit agencies (Hermes, Coface, Attradius, Kuke, etc), the largest direct investment funds and international commercial banks. Moreover, he contributed to the creation of White Paper to assist a number of international projects with ICO, developed the investment and marketing strategy for crypto stock.

On top of his core competencies, Oleg uses his analytical brilliance to publish articles in a clear and plain language. Be sure to visit his blog and Ukrainian media to find his prominent articles and expert opinion about the important political and economic events in Ukraine

Kreston GCG
Ukraine
www.kreston-gcg.com

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Andrey Katchik

Andrey Katchik

Kreston GCG
Presentation topic:
ICO for the real economy: when Initial Coin Offering can become an alternative to the traditional ways of investment attraction.

Andrey Katchik is one of the leading Ukrainian advisors and a blockchain enthusiast.

Andrey is a managing partner at Kreston GCG, Ukrainian representative of Kreston International — one of the world’s largest auditing networks. The network has offices in 125 countries and over 25 thousand of professionals worldwide.

Andrey’s astute advisory and strategic planning experience span 18 years. Today, he leads in the strategic management at Kreston GCG and forges business relations with international partners such as international organizations, credit and export agencies, private venture funds, investment companies, etc.

New technologies development is yet another objective on Andrey’s business radar. From 2017, Andrey supervises the advisory practice in cryptocurrency and ICO. His duties include a critical analysis of startups and support of viable projects on their way to ICO.

On top of that, he is a frequent participant at international conferences.

Previously, Andrey also managed multiple business areas of Kreston GCG associated with the IBR services, financial due diligence, valuation, and business modeling. His wide array of international and national qualifications in business valuation, surveying, and auditing are the key pillars under his strong track record of high-profile advisory projects spanning such industries as the Ukrainian agriculture and EU nuclear power.

Kreston GCG
Ukraine
www.kreston-gcg.com

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Ilya Hagins

Ilya Hagins

Rietumu banka JSC

Panel Discussion: The future of international payments.

Education: Ilya holds a Master of Civil Engineering degree (Riga’s Technical University)

For the past 7,5 years Ilya was working in JSC Rietumu Banka. 3 of them Ilya was head of sales division in the Security and Financial Market department and currently is the Head of Wealth Management.

Ilya’s current role includes strategic planning and development of Wealth Management and CRM service with HNWI clients of the bank as well as attraction of new clients, development and creation of marketing tools, development of traditional and alternative investment products.

Rietumu banka JSC
Latvia
www.rietumu.ru

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Yuriy Kucher

Yuriy Kucher

MOSST Payments

Panel Discussion: The future of international payments.

Yuriy Kucher is a deputy CEO of MOSST Payments, financial company and payment institution, focused on innovative financial services and products. Yuriy is responsible for the Information Technologies, Innovations and International Partners Relationships. Yuriy is the expert in Fintech, Payment Services, BigData and CRM.

Since 2005 till 2010 Yuriy managed IT projects in Incom, leading Ukrainian IT integrator. He was involved in large scale projects in leading Ukrainian companies Kyivstar, Foxtrot, INGO, Credit Agricole etc.

During 2010-2012 Yuriy implemented the large scale CRM project in Alfa Bank Ukraine.

In 2013-2014 Yuriy as a CIO launched first branchless bank in Ukraine BitBank.

In 2014 Yuriy was named among leading CIO by ITC.UA and nominated to the Best CIO Award.

During 2014-2016 Yuriy as IT consultant was involved in innovative banking projects in Ukraine and Kazakhstan: Alfa Bank Ukraine, Credit Agricole, Union Standart Bank, Altyn Bank.

Since 2016 Yuriy a deputy CEO of MOSST Payments and responsible for the Information Technologies, Innovations and International Partners Relationships. Also he is CEO of MOSST LLC, technological company in MOSST Payments group.

Yuriy has Master Degree in Economics and Business Administration from the Interregional Academy of Personnel Management. Also studied in Project Management Institution Kyiv Chapter.

MOSST Payments
www.mosst.com

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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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Volodymyr Igonin

Volodymyr Igonin

Vasil Kisil & Partners

Panel Discussion: Corporate structures for business administration and asset protection.

Partner

Legal areas:

Agricultural Business, Corporate / M&A , Telecommunications, Media & IT

Languages:

English, Russian, Ukrainian

Education:

National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, 2007
Baltic Institute of Corporate Governance, 2017

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

•Member of UBA Corporate and Stock Market Committee Board
•Member of Corporate Governance Professional Association Board
•Legal advisor to Grain & Oilseeds and Diary Committees of European Business Association (EBA)
•International Bar Association (IBA)
•Kyiv Regional Bar Association

Recognition

Since 2012, the national directory “Ukrainian Law Firms. A Handbook for Foreign Clients” annually names Volodymyr Igonin as one of the key specialists in firm’s core practices and industries.

Vasil Kisil & Partners
Ukraine
www.vkp.ua

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Valentyn Zagariya

Valentyn Zagariya

Spenser & Kauffmann

Moderator of Panel Discussion: Assets tracing and recovery: how it works.

Managing partner, attorney

Mr. Zagariya focuses on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), including structuring of cross-border transactions, direct investments, establishing and structuring of foreign investment funds, private equity funds and other ventures funds as well as asset management companies. He has significant experience in insolvency and debt restructuring issues as well as cross-border assets tracing.

International edition Who’s Who Legal. CIS named Mr. Zagariya among leading practitioners for Project Finance and Best Lawyers 2017 – recommends Mr. Zagariya in banking and financial law, investments, land law, real estate, mergers and acquisitions law.

In addition, the leading publisher “Yuridicheskaya Practika” in the framework of the project “Legal Award” named Mr. Zagariya as the best partner of the Law firm in 2010. Mr. Zagariya was awarded a special prize for outstanding professional achievements in 2016.

Spenser & Kauffmann
Ukraine
www.sklaw.com.ua

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Sergii Papernyk

Sergii Papernyk

Evris

Panel Discussion: Assets tracing and recovery: how it works.

Head of banking and finance at Evris Law Firm

He was born on September 29, 1982 in Chernigov.

In 2001 he graduated from the Chernigov Commercial College with the qualifications of jurisprudence. In 2004 he graduated from the European University of Finance of Information Systems, Management and Business, having received the qualification of a specialist in enterprise economics. In 2009 he graduated from the Ukrainian Academy of Foreign Trade with a qualification in jurisprudence.

He began his professional legal career in the Desnianskiy department of the state enforceable service of Chernigov, where he worked from 2003 to 2006 as a senior state officer, collecting debts and executing other court decisions.

From 2006 to 2007, he held the position of legal adviser to AISE Ukraine, accompanying the company’s activities in the automotive business.

From 2007 to 2009, he was the chief legal attorney at JSCIB “UkrSibbank”, dealing first with the collection of debts of a large corporate business, and then supporting legally the bank’s administrative and economic activities.

From 2009 to 2011, he held the position of deputy head of department for recovery of bad debts of JSC SBERBANK OF RUSSIA. Among the duties besides the organization of research and recovery of NPL was the development and organization of a structural vertical of the bank’s divisions engaged in debt collection.

From 2011 to 2013, he worked first and then lead the unit of Judicial Protection of PJSC “Universal Bank”, organizing the work of the unit for the settlement and recovery of distressed assets, as well as carrying out judicial protection of the bank’s interests.

In 2013, he held the position of senior attorney at ILF Integrites, leading the group on judicial protection of interests of clients.

From 2014 to 2016 he worked in the dispute resolution practice of LF “Sayenko Kharenko”, dealing with judicial settlement and support of complex transactions in the field of banking law.

In 2016 he headed the practice of commercial disputes at PwC Legal Ukraine.

Since 2017 he has been heading the banking and finance practice of the Law Firm “Evris”.

Evris
Ukraine
www.evris.law

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Dmytro Marchukov

Dmytro Marchukov

INTEGRITES

Panel Discussion: Assets tracing and recovery: how it works.

Partner, Cross-Border Dispute Resolution

Dmytro has represented international and local clients in close to every kind of dispute resolution matters including national and cross-border litigation, transnational insolvency and receivership, asset tracing and recovery, fraud investigation, enforcement of mortgages and pledges (including against shareholdings in Ukrainian companies), commercial and investment arbitration under the major institutional and ad hoc rules, as well as recognition and enforcement of foreign judicial and arbitral awards. He also occasionally receives appointments as an arbitrator and acts as the Ukrainian law expert in the foreign proceedings.

Education:

Master in International Commercial Arbitration Law, 2009, Stockholm University, Sweden
Master of International Law, 2006, Institute of International Relations of National Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv, Ukraine
TEMPUS/TACIS scholar, 2003-2004, Lund University, Sweden
Bachelor of International Relations, 2003, Institute of International Relations of National Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv, Ukraine

Professional experience

Prior to joining INTEGRITES Dmytro led the dispute resolution practice in another Ukrainian law firm

Membership:

Admitted to practice law in Ukraine

Member of the Board of Ukrainian Arbitration Association

Awards & Rankings:

• Recommended lawyer in Ukraine for Asset Recovery (Who’s Who Legal 2017)
• Recommended lawyer in Ukraine for Dispute Resolution (Chambers Global 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014, Chambers Europe 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012)
• Recommended lawyer in Ukraine for Dispute Resolution (Legal500 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014)
• Notable practitioner in Ukraine in International Arbitration and Litigation (Ukrainian Law Firms 2017 and 2016, Yuridicheskaya Praktika)
• Best Lawyer in Ukraine for Arbitration & Mediation and International Arbitration (Best Lawyers 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015)
• Recommended lawyer in Ukraine for Arbitration (Global Arbitration Review 2015 and 2014)
• The only Ukrainian lawyer recognized among “40 Europe outstanding up and comers” (Chambers Europe 2014)

Main Industries:

Energy, Mining, Finance, Commercial Real Estate, Pharmaceuticals, Agriculture, Shipping, IT / TMT, Defense, Commerce

Languages:

English, Russian, Ukrainian

INTEGRITES
Ukraine
www.integrites.com

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Alexey Ivanov

Alexey Ivanov

Konnov & Sozanovsky

Panel Discussion: Assets tracing and recovery: how it works.

Managing partner, Attorney at law

Alexey Ivanov has been practicing law for over 22 years.

Since 2010 – Managing partner at Konnov & Sozanovsky.

Education: Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Faculty of Law, 1995.

Specialization: corporate law, corporate structuring of business, M&A, competition law, foreign investments, assets tracing, dispute resolution.

Recognition:

Recommended lawyer in the area of corporate law and M&A by the Best Lawyers in Ukraine 2018, The Client’s choice. TOP 100 of the best lawyers of Ukraine. Winner of the Legal Awards 2012 in the nomination The Best Partner of the Law Firm.

Membership:

Member of the Ethic Commission of the Ukrainian Bar Association.
Certified mediator, one of the initiators to create the Club of mediation practices by the Ukrainian Mediation Center.

Konnov & Sozanovsky
Ukraine
www.konnov.com

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Andrii Mokriakov

Andrii Mokriakov

Pro-Consulting
Presentation topic:
Entry into foreign markets: analysis and projections.

Andrii Mokriakov has been working as senior research analyst in Pro-Consulting for over three years. The main specialization is working with foreign trading statistics, projects in alternative energy and agriculture. Andrii received a master’s degree in international economics in Kyiv National Economic University. During his time with the company, he conducted a number of research projects that required foreign markets export potential assessment. He has also attended and has been a speaker at the number of conferences and forums regarding Ukrainian economic development. Results of his work were published in mass media and specialized resources.

Pro-Consulting
Ukraine
www.pro-consulting.ua

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Oleksandr Tkachov

Oleksandr Tkachov

Pro-Consulting
Presentation topic:
Case study | Challenges in entering foreign maket, choosing an effective strategy. Theory and practice.

Oleksandr Tkachov – is the head of Market Analysis department, he joined Pro-Consulting team in 2008. During this time, he participated in conducting over 600 projects in analytics and marketing research. Currently, his professional interests include in-depth market analysis, marketing strategy development, exports and investment consulting. Alexander graduated from the Institute of International Relations of the Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University, where he obtained the degree in “International relations”. He also has second higher degree in economics. His works were published in different sources. Oleksandr took part in various economic conferences and events as a speaker.

Pro-Consulting
Ukraine
www.pro-consulting.ua

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Taras Shymko

Taras Shymko

GPAinUA
Presentation topic:
Public purchases abroad. How the Ukrainian company can win a tender.

More than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications and security systems industrys. Career growth in business from the engineer to the CEO and the founder of business.

Since 2016 – joined the team of reforms of the public procurement system in Ukraine “ProZorro”.

During the last two years – the Lead of the “GPAinUA” project. The project is based at the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine (MEDT) and supports MEDT in implementing the provisions of the WTO Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA) in Ukraine.

The goal of the GPAinUA project is support Ukrainian and foreign business with participation in government tenders abroad and in Ukraine. The project conducts educational activities on participation in tenders of GPA countries, provides support in the preparation of tender proposals, identifies barriers and problematic issues of the application of the GPA tool and suggests ways of solving them.

Education:

National Technical University of Ukraine “Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”, MSc, Radio Engineer Constructor-Technologist
Kyiv National Economic University, MSc, Economics
Kyiv-Mohyla Business School:
•Create a global IT startup
•School of Global Markets

GPAinUA
Facebook: facebook.com/gpainua
Email: taras.shymko@gmail.com

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Svitlana Musienko

Svitlana Musienko

DLA Piper Ukraine LLC

Moderator of Panel Discussion: Perspective on implementation of CFC rules in Ukraine: get ready today.

Svitlana Musienko is Of Counsel with the Kyiv office of DLA Piper, an international law firm. She advises on domestic and international tax planning, corporate law and investment structuring. Her clients portfolio includes MNCs and major Ukrainian groups.

Svitlana has 20 years of professional experience in the field of tax and law, including 9 years of serving as a head of tax for Ukraine with DLA Piper running its Kyiv tax practice. Before joining DLA Piper, she worked in Ernst & Young’s Kyiv office as a senior manager of its tax and legal practice. Prior to that she was with Arthur Andersen, also in Kyiv. Svitlana’s experience includes several of Ukraine’s most significant corporate restructuring projects and a string of high-profile due diligence exercises. She has a distinguished track record handling M&A and transaction structuring for both Ukrainian and transnational companies, as well as post-acquisition restructuring and tax optimization. In addition, Svitlana is actively working on policy and legislative initiatives in the areas of tax and transfer pricing. Svitlana has a master’s degree in the Legal Regulation of Economics from the Kyiv National University of Economics.

Svitlana is continuously highly ranked by all leading international and Ukrainian legal directories – Chambers Global, EMEA Legal 500, World Tax, Tax Controversy Leaders by International Tax Review, Expert Guides, World Transfer Pricing, Ukrainian Law Firms. A Handbook for Foreign Clients – in the areas of tax, transfer pricing and tax controversies in Ukraine.

She frequently authors articles and comments in the business and legal press on tax related issues.

Svitlana currently holds a position of a board member at IFA Ukraine since 2010. Svitlana is a regular speaker at IFA Ukraine events, trainings and seminars. Svitlana is admitted to the Bar (Kyiv) since 2009.

DLA Piper Ukraine LLC
Ukraine
www.dlapiper.com

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Olga Reshetnik

Olga Reshetnik

ARIO LAW FIRM

Panel Discussion: Perspective on implementation of CFC rules in Ukraine: get ready today.

Auditor. Tax consultant, certified by the Union of tax advisers of Ukraine. IFRS specialist, certified under the International Association of Bookkeeping (IAB) program. Member of the Tax and Customs Committee of the Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA), Member of the Association of Tax Advisers and the Council of Independent Accountants and Auditors.

Education: Odessa Branch of the Ukrainian State University of Economics and Finance, specialty “Finances of Enterprises”. Odessa State Economic University, specialty “Finances”.

Specialization: audit, international financial accounting standards, cross-border tax structuring, taxation of Ukrainian and foreign companies, analysis of financial and economic activity of enterprises, identification of tax risks and development of proposals for their optimization, bankruptcy proceedings maintenance, financial companies accounting.

Experience of expertise – 12 years.
Since 2013 – the founder and general director of the Audit Company “Ukrainian National Audit Company” (UNAC).
Since 2015 – Counsel of the ARIO LAW FIRM

ARIO LAW FIRM
Ukraine
+38 (044) 537 22 90
o.reshetnik@ario.law
www.ario.law

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Oleksandr Maydanyk

Oleksandr Maydanyk

EPAP Ukraine

Panel Discussion: Perspective on implementation of CFC rules in Ukraine: get ready today.

Oleksandr Maydanyk is Counsel, Co-head of tax practice at EPAP Ukraine.

Specializes in advising clients on investment taxation, jurisdiction election and restructuring of acquired companies; conducting tax due diligences of Ukrainian businesses; providing tax advice on complex transactions for MNCs and leading Ukrainian companies.

Jointly with the dispute resolution practice, represents clients in administrative appeal procedures and in courts on tax issues. His practice encompasses tax structuring for corporate entities, transfer pricing matters, as well as advising clients on mitigating tax risks.

Deep understanding of the various industries, such as agriculture, energy, financial services, FMCG, IT and others allows him to attend to the clients’ business needs and deliver a practical tax advice tailored to their specific needs.

Oleksandr is recommended by Legal 500, Chambers Europe, World Tax 2018 and named among notable practitioners in tax law according to “Ukrainian Law Firms 2016. A Handbook for Foreign Clients”.

EPAP Ukraine
Ukraine
www.epap.ua

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Viktoria Kovalchuk

Viktoria Kovalchuk

ESQUIRES

Panel Discussion: Perspective on implementation of CFC rules in Ukraine: get ready today.

Viktoria Kovalchuk – a partner of the Law Firm ESQUIRES, an attorney-at-law, a certified mediator.

Viktoria heads practice of a corporate law, M&A, antitrust law in ESQUIRES. Having the status of the attorney and more than 10 years of substantial experience, Viktoria also takes active part in projects according to the dispute resolution, practicing alternative conflict resolution.

Viktoria specializes in offer a wide range of services in the field of a corporate law, including corporate business structuring, M&A, provides advices on taxation of business and individuals. She has considerable experience in cases involving appeals against decisions of tax authorities in the administrative or judicial review procedure.

Viktoria is the certified mediator, the member of the National Association of Mediators of Ukraine. Member of the Working Group to finalize the second reading of the draft law on mediation, which aims establishing the legality of the procedure, defining the rights and responsibilities of the parties, the recognition of the results of mediation by the court.

Education: Lviv National University Law School, Master of Laws, 2008.

ESQUIRES
Ukraine
www.esquires.ua

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Halyna Khomenko

Halyna Khomenko

EY Ukraine

Moderator of Panel Discussion: Individuals: structuring, taxation, succession.

Halyna is Director of People Advisory Services Tax & Legal department, Leader of Private Clients services in EY Ukraine. Her focus is primarily on rendering a wide range of services in the area of human capital – from cross-border individual tax planning to payroll services.

Halyna completed her education at State University “Lvivska Politechnika”, MA in Economics. Before joining EY Ukraine Halyna worked for 3 years in Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine acting as an assistant to the Member of Parliament of Ukraine.

During more than 15 years in professional services Halyna has been specializing in international tax matters of individuals, pension and social tax implications, country specific tax compliance, transaction structuring, employees’ remuneration structuring and equity-based plans for a wide range of clients, including ultra high net wealth individuals (UHNWLs), private clients and numerous multinational clients. Halyna is a member of New Market Entry Group, rendering full scope of People Advisory Services connected with foreign investments to Ukraine and establishing a new company.

EY
Ukraine
www.ey.com

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Oleksandr Onufrienko

Oleksandr Onufrienko

Asters

Panel Discussion: Individuals: structuring, taxation, succession.

Partner

Oleksandr focuses on private clients practice including comprehensive support services in handling legal formalities pertaining to private capital of entrepreneurs, family business owners and other private clients.

He has more than 25 years of practical experience, both as a head of in-house legal departments and a legal advisor in major law firms.

Oleksandr has extensive and multifaceted working experience in establishing various types of corporate structures, protection against unfriendly takeovers, and the corporate conflicts settlement.

Oleksandr Onufrienko was among the first Ukrainian experts specializing in providing services of private capital structuring for Ukrainian entrepreneurs ensuring their personal interests as well as the interests of their family members.

Oleksandr regularly provides legal services related to the inheritance of corporate rights to large holdings and other business structures, preventing corporations from being taken out of the control of the owners and their heirs, as well as preventing unfair actions by management against owners and their heirs.

Asters
Ukraine
www.asterslaw.com

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Igor Grygoriev

Igor Grygoriev

Kreston GCG

Panel Discussion: Individuals: structuring, taxation, succession.

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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Alina Guseynova

Alina Guseynova

Deloitte Ukraine

Panel Discussion: Individuals: structuring, taxation, succession.

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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