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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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Giancarlo Cervino

Giancarlo Cervino

Centre for International Fiscal Studies SA
Presentation topic:
EU after Brexit – How the European economy will change.

Moderator 

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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Julia Tirazona

Julia Tirazona

DF Advocates
Presentation topic:
Malta Citizenship, Residency and Tax.

Business Development Manager

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

Her unique professional experience includes work for numerous international companies: 5 years as Director of PR development at Meridian International Group LTD (France) and 7 years as Director of CIS and Baltic countries operations at XANGO LLC (USA).

Julia’s current role at DF Advocates includes strategic planning, business development, international research, development and creation of marketing tools, providing information about the services available and advantages of Maltese jurisdiction, and attracting international clients.

DF Advocates
Malta
www.dfadvocates.com

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Alexander Lins

Alexander Lins

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

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

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

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

LMG Lighthouse Trust reg.
Liechtenstein
www.lmg.li

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Charalambos Samir

Charalambos Samir

ConnectedSky Legal & Corporate Consultants Ltd
Presentation topic:
Citizenship and residency schemes and Investment opportunities in Cyprus.

Attorney, Member of Cyprus Bar Association, Founder & CEO of ConnectedSky Legal & Corporate Consultants Ltd and C.Samir & Co. LLC

Mr. Samir has a broad specialization in the area of international corporate, legal and tax services, with a strong focus on mergers & acquisitions, setting up and restructuring of international projects and international tax planning. Mr Samir is advising Russian and European high-net-worth clients on tax planning, asset management and transactions by using favourable Cyprus and international legal, tax and banking environment.

Focus: International Corporate and Legal services, M&A, Company Foundation, Restructuring of International Projects, International Tax Planning, Legal Advisory, Asset Management, Foreign Investment, Cyprus Citizenship and Residency, Cyprus Investment Funds, Forex Companies and Alternative Investment Funds.

Mr. Samir’s articles on various business issues are regularly published in numerous business editions in Cyprus, including Gold Magazine and Four Seasons Magazine.

Mr. Samir graduated from the University of Lancaster, United Kingdom in 2006 after obtaining his Bachelor of Laws. In 2007, he graduated from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom after obtaining his Master of Laws. Currently, Mr Samir is a Ph.D Candidate at the same University.

Languages: Greek, English

ConnectedSky Legal & Corporate Consultants Ltd | C.Samir & Co. LLC
Cyprus
www.connectedsky.com

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Vadim Reinfeld

Vadim Reinfeld

ABLV Bank, AS
Presentation topic:
Automatic Exchange of Financial Information (CRS). Latvian Bank Experience.

Deputy Chairman of the Board, Deputy Chief Executive Officer (dCEO), ABLV Bank

Vadim Reinfeld has been working at the bank since 1997. He became the member of ABLV Bank Board in 2007 while additionally occupying the position of Head of the Customers Service Division. Vadim obtained his Master’s Degree in Law at the University of Latvia and another Master’s Degree under Executive MBA program at the Stockholm School of Economics.

Vadim Reinfeld is in charge of the Corporate and Private Clients Service Division, Financing Division, and Mortgage Loans Division.

Work moto: “Change is the basis of development, therefore above all in my colleagues I value a creative beginning and a positive attitude to work.”

Vadim loves spending his free time with friends discussing life. He also plays tennis and golf.

ABLV Bank, AS
Latvia
www.ablv.com

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Igor Bordioug

Igor Bordioug

A & P Intertrust Corporation
Presentation topic:
Company in Canada – simple, inexpensive and super effective.

Igor Bordioug received his Master of Science in Telecommunication Engineering from Kiev Institute of Control and Communications in 1981, worked as a Telecommunication Engineer for 9 years and obtained PhD in Telecommunication Engineering from St. Petersburg Academy of Telecommunications in 1993.

From 1993 Mr. Bordioug worked as a chief financial officer for an import/export company in Russia, where he developed his practical knowledge of corporate financial and tax planning using different onshore and offshore legal entities.

In 1998 Mr. Bordioug moved to Canada to pursue business opportunities in North America.

Mr. Bordioug established A & P Intertrust Corporation in 2002. Being a sole director of the corporation he built his business from scratch. Currently the company offers services in Canada, US, BVI, Belize, Nevis, Panama, Latvia, Cyprus, Singapore and UK serving over 10,000 clients located in more than 50 countries.

A & P Intertrust Corporation
Canada
www.apintertrust.com

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Johnson M. George

Johnson M. George

Umm Al Quwain Free Trade Zone Authority
Presentation topic:
Doing Business in UAE – Umm Al Quwain Free Trade Zone case study.

Johnson M. George is the General Manager of UAQ Free Trade Zone, UAE. Prior to joining UAQ Free Trade Zone, Johnson was responsible for the functions of Regulator, Compliance officer and In House legal Advisor of another Free Zone authority in UAE. Being a commercial lawyer by profession, he has also gained experience as a solicitor in leading law firms in India & Dubai where he dealt with wide scope of Legal matters mainly in the Corporate, Commercial, International & Intellectual property laws.

Johnson has vast experience in developing free trade zones in the region. Johnson has been involved in all facets of the development of applicable legislation of the Free Zone and involved in the various groundbreaking exercises leading to the successful operations of the Free Zone.

Johnson is involved in a broad spectrum of commercial, corporate and investment affairs particularly in the areas of estate planning, advisory on full spectrum of financial products including asset finance, project finance, and structured finance for the Free Zone.

Umm Al Quwain Free Trade Zone Authority
United Arab Emirates
www.uaqftz.com

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Michael Fitzpatrick

Michael Fitzpatrick

Baker Tilly Capital
Presentation topic:
Investor Immigration to the United States: The EB-5 Opportunity.

Michael Fitzpatrick is a partner at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP (“Baker Tilly”), the 12th largest CPA firm in the United States and the largest member of Baker Tilly International, the 8th largest worldwide network of accounting and consulting firms. With the firm since 2000, Mr. Fitzpatrick is a managing director of Baker Tilly Capital, LLC (“Baker Tilly Capital”), which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Baker Tilly. Baker Tilly Capital is a broker-dealer firm registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

At Baker Tilly Capital Michael where he is a leader in the EB-5 and New Markets Tax Credits practice areas. Baker Tilly Capital is specifically approved by FINRA to offer EB-5 investments and works with EB-5 regional centers and migration agents to offer EB-5 investments that pass its diligence process to EB—5 investors seeking permanent US residency. He has overseen the closing of over $300 million of private placement investments and over $1 billion of new market tax credit investments. Mr. Fitzpatrick is a CPA, and holds FINRA Series 7, 63, 24, 28 and 79 securities licenses. He received his BBA in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame and his MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Business at Northwestern University.

Baker Tilly Capital
United States
www.bakertillycapital.com

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Tom Holter

Tom Holter

Baker Tilly Capital
Presentation topic:
Investor Immigration to the United States: The EB-5 Opportunity.

Tom Holter is a vice president with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP and is a registered representative of Baker Tilly Capital, where he manages the firm’s EB-5 service line. He is an experienced attorney and licensed investment banker whose previous work in large law firms focused on securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic transactions. He has worked in China, Japan, and Vietnam as well as the United States.

Specific experience

•Conducted due diligence on proposed EB-5 transactions
•Provided strategic planning and oversight for EB-5 securities offerings
•Conducted EB-5 securities offerings in China
•Managed investor communication and Source of Funds analysis and reporting for investors closed through offerings conducted by Baker Tilly
•Oversaw Investor Capital Account administration
•Designed and compliance EB-5 project development/ reporting procedures
•Developed and implemented procedures for EB-5 New Commercial Entity administration
•Serves on the Banking and Compliance Committees of Invest In the USA , the main EB-5 industry organization
•Possesses a deep, global understanding of the EB-5 program, its regulatory environment, and all of its component pieces and effectively communicates that knowledge to clients, investors, and other service providers
•Experienced, responsive service provider sensitive to client’s business objectives and committed to realizing them
•American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Wisconsin Chapter member

Education

•University of Wisconsin Law School (Madison, Wisconsin)
Juris Doctor, Magna cum Laude
•University of Wisconsin (Madison, Wisconsin)
Bachelor of Science: Molecular Biology and Philosophy
Baker Tilly Capital
USA
www.bakertillycapital.com

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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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Aleksandr Voronov

Aleksandr Voronov

NTL Trust Limited
Presentation topic:
CBI and Residence by Investment Programs as a Solution for HNWIs facing CRS Implementation Challenges.

Moderator of Panel Discussion: The Future of Citizenship-by-Investment.

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

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

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

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Kevin Wright

Kevin Wright

Baker Tilly Capital
Presentation topic:
Panel Discussion: The Future of Citizenship-by-Investment.

Kevin Wright is recognized as the subject matter expert on the EB-5 program. Through his extensive experience in the EB-5 industry dating back to 2006, Kevin has been responsible for the creation of more than 180 Regional Centers, and the business plans and economic studies that form the backbone of more than 600 independent EB-5 projects. Kevin is an independent consultant with Baker Tilly Capital, LLC, the wholly-owned FINRA broker-dealer subsidiary of Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP, where he chiefly works within the EB-5 and New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) practice areas to provide flexible and affordable capital to qualifying projects and businesses. Within EB-5, Kevin works with regional centers and project sponsors to design and structure secure and marketable projects that meet the needs of potential investors from around the world.

Baker Tilly Capital
United States
www.bakertillycapital.com

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Roustam Vakhitov

Roustam Vakhitov

International Tax Associates B.V.
Presentation topic:
Panel Discussion: OECD CRS and other international incentives influencing cross-border business.

Roustam Vakhitov is an expert in international taxation.

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

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

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

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

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

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Vladislav Dubnevskyy

Vladislav Dubnevskyy

Cliff Legal Service
Presentation topic:
Panel Discussion: OECD CRS and other international incentives influencing cross-border business.

Holds position of the Director of International tax planning Department in Cliff Legal Service.

Mr. Dubnevskyy obtained a Specialist Degree in Ukrainian and international law in Kyiv National Economic University (Ukraine) in 2001. He has started his professional career in 2002 as a practicing lawyer of Cliff Legal Service (Moscow), actively developing international tax planning sphere. In three years, in 2005, as a result of efficient work he has headed the relevant department as a Director. Besides, in 2005 Mr. Dubnevskyy has become a cofounder of a partner company “ICF legal Service” in Ukraine.

Today Mr. Dubnevskyy is one of the leading specialists in international tax planning mainly for the clients from CIS countries. Mr. Dubnevskyy is the author of numerous publications in Russian and foreign legal press. He is the constant participant of conferences and other events, devoted to tax planning.

Key practices: tax planning, business structuring, tax risks assessment, assets protection.

Cliff Legal Service
Russia
www.eng.cliff.ru

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Anton Ionov

Anton Ionov

EY
Presentation topic:
Panel Discussion: OECD CRS and other international incentives influencing cross-border business.

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

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

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

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

EY

Russia

www.ey.com/cis

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Sergey Nazarkin

Sergey Nazarkin

Amond & Smith Ltd
Presentation topic:
Panel Discussion: OECD CRS and other international incentives influencing cross-border business.

Partner

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

Relevant work experience: since 2005.

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

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

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

Amond & Smith Ltd
Russia
www.amondsmith.ru

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Dmitry Neminushchiy

Dmitry Neminushchiy

Amadlaw Management Consultancy LTD
Presentation topic:
UAE Companies Set up in Europe and UAE Tax Residency Certificates.

Born on 20 April, 1962 in USSR.

In 1984 graduated from MKTI , MM “Mathematics machines” faculty. In 1999 graduated from A.S. Griboedov’s University of International Law and Economy, International Law department.

Had worked at the Ministry of Chemical and Oil-chemical industry for 8 years.

Since 1995 has been a director of Russian Legal Company “TRENSIS”. In 1999 incorporated “Goodwin Management Corporation Limited” (USA). Since 2002, general director of “Goodwin Management Corporation Limited” (Gibraltar).

Since 2009, Head of “Goodwin Management Corporation Limited” representative office in UAE. At present time acts as a Partner of “AMADLAW” UAE.

Amadlaw Management Consultancy LLC
UAE
www.amadlaw.com

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Ekaterina Varadi

Ekaterina Varadi

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

Commercial Director

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Languages: English, Russian, Hungarian, German.

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

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Andrea M. Hadjigeorgiou

Andrea M. Hadjigeorgiou

ConnectedSky Legal & Corporate Consultants Limited
Presentation topic:
Cyprus Investment Firms and Alternative Investment Funds.

Andrea is a holder of a Law Degree from Law School of Athens (LL.B), a holder of Masters Degree in Commercial Law (LL.M) from Cardiff Law School and is registered with the Cyprus Bar Association.

For the past six years, Andrea was highly involved in the Compliance, Anti Money Laundering, Regulatory, Legal and Risk sectors of numerous Cyprus Investment Firms and is a holder of the Advanced Certification from Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission with respect to Compliance Officers. Moreover, Andrea was also engaged in Compliance, AML Compliance and Regulatory matters of Alternative Investment Funds and Fund Managers.

Since September 2016, Andrea is a Manager of the Financial Services Department of ConnectedSky. The portfolio of the respective department includes leading investment firms in Cyprus and abroad as well as alternative investment funds and payment service providers.

Andrea is fluent in English and Greek language.

ConnectedSky Legal & Corporate Consultants Ltd
Cyprus
www.connectedsky.com

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Ksenia Stepanischeva

Ksenia Stepanischeva

Lidings
Presentation topic:
Panel Discussion: De-offshorisation measures and CFC regulations – Impact on business environment in Russia.

Ksenia Stepanischeva is a Senior Associate in the Corporate and M&A practice at Lidings, a leading full-service Russian law firm with offices in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

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

Lidings
Russia
www.lidings.com

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Anna Modyanova

Anna Modyanova

PwC
Presentation topic:
Panel Discussion: De-offshorisation measures and CFC regulations – Impact on business environment in Russia.

Director, International Tax Department

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

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

PwC
Tel. +7(495)2871189
Email: anna.modyanova@ru.pwc.com
Russia
www.pwc.ru

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Ilya Shtromvasser

Ilya Shtromvasser

G.S.L. Law and Consulting
Presentation topic:
Panel Discussion: De-offshorisation measures and CFC regulations – Impact on business environment in Russia.

Ilya Shtromvasser is an attorney-at-law, GSL-Consulting’s Partner in Tax, with 20 years of experience of providing advice on Russian and international taxation in the sphere of transaction and investment tax structuring, and practical experience of representing taxpayers in court disputes with tax authorities. Before joining GSL, Ilya worked in Amond & Smith Ltd, Consulco Ltd, FDP-Aval, and tax authorities. Specializes in: private international law, tax law, corporate law.

Graduated from the Russian Presidential Academy of Public Administration in 1996.
Member of the Chamber of Tax Consultants of the Russian Federation and Russian Branch of the International Fiscal Association (ROS-IFA).

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

Speaker at specialized conferences and events of famous Russian and foreign organizers.
Published in and regularly invited as expert by Russian media (‘Vesti FM’, ‘Business FM’, ‘Stolitsa FM’, ‘Forbes’, ‘Practical Tax Planning’, ‘Corporate Lawyer’, ‘Tax Accounting for Accountant’, ‘Tax Disputes’, ‘Foreign Capital’).

Speaks English fluently.

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

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Konstantin Ziyatdinov

Konstantin Ziyatdinov

Prime Advice Consulting Group
Presentation topic:
Panel Discussion: De-offshorisation measures and CFC regulations – Impact on business environment in Russia.

Konstantin Ziyatdinov is the head of International Projects in Prime Advice Consulting Group.

In 2005 he graduated with honors from St. Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance with a degree in World Economics, he also holds PhD in Economics.

Konstantin joined Prime Advice Consulting Group in 2004 and for more than 13 years has been actively developing international projects within the company. Konstantin is the mastermind of Prime Advice expansion into the promising market of Southeast Asia, and since 2012 he is heading the company’s Singapore office.

Konstantin specializes in private and corporate tax planning for clients mainly from Russia and CIS countries. Konstantin works a lot with private holding companies (creation of funds, trusts and private trust companies) and consults his clients on their overseas projects in various parts of the world.

He is the author of a number of publications in specialized and business media. Konstantin actively participates in leading industry events as an expert and speaker.

Prime Advice Consulting Group
Russia
www.hlbprime.com

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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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Leyla Sakhabieva

Leyla Sakhabieva

Ajman Free Zone
Presentation topic:
Ajman Free Zone, UAE: brief overview.

Trade Desk Advisor

Ajman Free Zone has launched the Trade and Investment Desk to assist consultants and individual clients with companies’ formations, registration of register agent, advisory services, market intelligence and visa processing to facilitate setting up your business within AFZ.

As part of Ajman Free Zone strategic marketing plan, Trade Desk offers the possibility to establish professional partnerships with high profile, qualified consultants in the UAE and Russia/CIS Region. Being a representative agent of Ajman Free Zone, partners will benefit from VIP support and customer service for them clients along with other grate benefits based on the business generated.

Leyla has extensive experience in company formation, agent registration and advisory services. She is an advisor to a number of clients in the corporate matters, company law, management and administration.

Ajman Free Zone
United Arab Emirates
www.afz.gov.ae

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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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Tatyana Pavlyukova

Tatyana Pavlyukova

Pepeliaev Group
Presentation topic:
Deoffshorisation and repatriation of profit as an area of particular focus for the state.

Senior Associate

What she specialises in

Tatyana specialises in tax law, with an emphasis on international tax law. She provides advisory services to Russian and foreign clients in relation to various aspects of international taxation (e.g. in relation to taxing income generated by sources in the Russian Federation, implementing double tax treaties, and setting up permanent establishments). Tatyana’s expertise also includes advising on the implementation of so-called ‘deoffshorisation’ changes in tax law – for instance, rules for controlled foreign companies and concerning legal entities’ tax residence.

Her main achievements

Tatyana’s major projects include, among others:

•estimating the profit of over 40 controlled foreign companies (CFCs) of a major energy holding company, as well as evaluating whether the holding company had a right to a tax exemption for the profit of these CFCs;

•developing guidelines for calculating CFCs’ financial figures according to the rules established by the Russian Tax Code and comments on the list of documents required to confirm the calculation of CFCs’ profit and to apply exemptions;

•preparing road maps of business processes aimed at ensuring compliance with the CFC legislation and the rules used to determine the actual recipient (beneficial owner) of income;

•calculating the tax burden and assessing the tax risks of various options for restructuring the group of companies owned by a major Russian investment holding (the restructuring was aimed at transferring an asset, which was part of the holding structure, under the beneficiary’s direct ownership): devising the best possible restructuring scenario based on the rules for CFCs, and dealing with issues that related to transfer pricing, tax residence of legal entities, and the concept of an unjustified tax benefit, before drafting recommendations to mitigate tax risks;

•optimising a personal structure of ownership in relation to profitable assets for an individual (a Russian tax resident and resident for currency control purposes), taking into account the tax and other circumstances arising in more than five jurisdictions.

Tatyana was also involved in providing support in tax audits (including in courts) in relation to implementing the concept of an actual recipient (beneficial owner) of income, the provisions of double tax treaties, the OECD model convention and commentaries to it.

Her major clients

Gazprom Export, ONEXIM, Veles Capital, SDM Bank, Tele2.

What they say
“The legal opinions are always very well written and understandable even to people who don’t know anything about tax.” (Chambers Europe)

Pepeliaev Group
Russia
Email: t.pavlyukova@pgplaw.ru
www.pgplaw.ru

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Evgeny Timofeev

Evgeny Timofeev

International Fiscal Association
Presentation topic:
Moderator of Closing Discussion: Structuring the international trade and investments in turbulent times: solutions for Russian business.

Partner, Head of Russian/CIS Tax practice of Goltsblat BLP

Evgeny is a tax practitioner with over 24 years’ experience in the area of tax litigation.

Evgeny is highly regarded in the Russian legal community. In 2016, Evgeny has been listed among Leading Lawyers in the field of tax in Russia, which is the most prestigious tier in the Legal 500 EMEA rankings. Chambers & Partners 2016 rank him in the first tier as one of six “highly recommended” tax lawyers in Russia.

Evgeny provides a broad range of contentious and non-contentious tax advice to global corporates, local companies and financial institutions as well as represents them in tax disputes.

He is a member of the Board of the Russian Tax Law Association and of the Expert Council on Tax Legislation of the State Duma Budget Committee. He is also a member of the International Fiscal Association and serves on the Tax Committees of the Association of European Business in Russia, the American Chamber of Commerce in Russia and the Deutsch-Russische Auslandshandelskammer.

Goltsblat BLP
T: + 7 495 287 44 44
E: evgeny.timofeev@gblplaw.com
Russia
www.gblplaw.com

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Maria Kukla

Maria Kukla

International Fiscal Association
Presentation topic:
Closing Discussion: Structuring the international trade and investments in turbulent times: solutions for Russian business.

Partner of FTL Advisers Ltd.

Maria specializes in corporate law and M&A, joint-ventures, legal support for corporate reorganization and commercial contracts.

Before joining FTL Advisers Ltd., Maria was the head of the legal service of one of the largest woodworking holdings in Russia. She also worked as a corporate development director in the international multipurpose holding company where she dealt with corporate group structuring for the purpose of financing arrangement for geological research organization and gold mining in North African countries. She was a senior legal adviser in the international tax planning department of a large consultancy firm. She served as a head of legal for the group of companies, implementing projects for construction and repair works on energy facilities.

Maria graduated with honors from Omsk State University’s Law Faculty; she is a candidate of Juridical Sciences. Earned a LL.M Manchester’s degree with Honor, completed a course in London School of Economics for Commercial Law. She is fluent in English, has working proficiency in Spanish, conversational in French and Chinese.

FTL Advisers Ltd.
Russia
Member of Russian branch of International Fiscal Association (ROS-IFA)
www.ftl-advisers.ru

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Irina Dmitrieva

Irina Dmitrieva

International Fiscal Association
Presentation topic:
Closing Discussion: Structuring the international trade and investments in turbulent times: solutions for Russian business.

Irina Dmitrieva heads White & Case’s tax practice in Moscow.

She has significant experience advising on all Russian and international tax matters, including greenfield investments, billion dollar M&As, private equity, corporate restructuring and reorganizations, real estate, capital markets and structured finance transactions.

Irina has developed a reputation as one of the best tax advisers in Russia based on her profound understanding of Russian legal realities, unparalleled experience in international tax structuring and the active participation in Russian tax legislation development.

Irina is recognized as one of the top tax practitioners in Russia by Chambers Europe, World Tax, European Legal Experts and Who’s Who Legal. According to Legal 500 2016, White & Case LLC’s Irina Dmitrieva is a solid professional, able to interpret multiple layers of regulation and guide the client’s business smoothly through the process.

Irina shares her knowledge and experience with up-and-coming lawyers by lecturing at the Moscow State University of International Relations and the National Research University – Higher School of Economics. She is also currently co-authoring a practical handbook on international tax law.

White & Case LLC
Russia
www.whitecase.com

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Alexander Guskov

Alexander Guskov

International Fiscal Association
Presentation topic:
Closing Discussion: Structuring the international trade and investments in turbulent times: solutions for Russian business.

Head of Tax and TP Department of IBFS united (Russia)

Alexander graduated from the Tax Faculty of the State University of Management and University of Applied Sciences in Germany (Pforzheim).

Alexander is a member of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation; IFA (Russia); AEB – Auditing Commission; Russian Association of International Law.

His work experience includes positions at tax authorities, Renaissance Capital bank, KPMG. He is Head of Tax and TP Department of IBFS united (Russia) since 2009.

Key aspects of work: international tax planning and transfer pricing.

Alexander was often recognized as the best lecturer and moderator of conferences concerning taxation. Alexander is frequently engaged as an expert by business mass-media (RBC, Business FM etc.)

IBFS united (Russia)
Member of Russian branch of International Fiscal Association (ROS-IFA)
www.ibfsunited.com

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Victor Machekhin

Victor Machekhin

International Fiscal Association
Presentation topic:
Closing Discussion: Structuring the international trade and investments in turbulent times: solutions for Russian business.

Head of Russian Tax Practice, Linklaters CIS

Experience:

Recent experience includes:

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

Education:

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

Professional Offices:

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

Linklaters CIS
Russia
www.linklaters.com

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