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Dmitry Zapol (United Kingdom)

Dmitry Zapol (United Kingdom)

IFS Consultants
Presentation topic:
Conference Moderator

International tax partner

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

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

IFS Consultants
United Kingdom
www.interfis.com

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Donat Podnyek (Russia)

Donat Podnyek (Russia)

KPMG
Presentation topic:
Moderator of Panel Discussion: Panama Papers and other offshore scandals – the point is not set. Possible scenarios and consequences for the Russian business.

Partner, People Services, Tax and Legal Department of KPMG in Russia and the CIS

Donat has been working with KPMG in Moscow since 1999. He advises local and multinational companies, financial organizations as well as individuals in the areas of tax, social security, labour, immigration, currency control and citizenship requirements.

Donat’s experience includes:

• Diagnostics of compliance with Russian tax and currency control (including questions of “deoffshorization”), social security, immigration and labour laws as well as Federal Law #154-I (remuneration system in Russian financial organizations).
• Design of cash and stock based incentive programs and related advisory as well as holding seminars for participants of such programs.
• Advisory on international tax, social security, immigration issues resulting from relocation, M&A, personal assets holding or re-structuring for individual clients and mobile personnel.
• Personal tax compliance of international assignees, private clients and their family members according to Russian tax and currency control legislation, including liaison with the Russian tax authorities.
• Organization of personal tax compliance of private clients and their family members abroad as well as organization of liaison with foreign tax authorities.
• Holding trainings and seminars on tax, currency control and related issues for client managers of private
client departments of financial organizations as well as for private clients and their representatives.

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

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Mikhail Uspenskiy (Russia)

Mikhail Uspenskiy (Russia)

TAXOLOGY
Presentation topic:
Panel Discussion: Panama Papers and other offshore scandals – the point is not set. Possible scenarios and consequences for the Russian business.

Mikhail has over 14 years’ experience in tax consulting for international and Russian companies as well as extensive experience in settlement of tax disputes, including in the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation. He is a member of International Fiscal Association and a leading expert for federal TV channels and newspapers. Mr. Uspenskiy is individually ranked by Chambers Europe and mentioned by Legal 500 and Best Lawyers. In addition, Mikhail has practical experience in related areas of law: he has extensively participated in M&A deals, non-standard contractual relationship development, provided assistance in complex litigations with more than a billion Russian rubles in claims. He is also deputy head of Digital Law Commission of Moscow branch of Association of Russian Lawyers and acknowledged expert in blockchain and cryptocurrencies.

www.taxology.ru

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Artem Toropov (Russia)

Artem Toropov (Russia)

Baker McKenzie
Presentation topic:
Panel Discussion: Panama Papers and other offshore scandals – the point is not set. Possible scenarios and consequences for the Russian business.

Artem Toropov is a senior associate in Baker McKenzie’s Moscow office. Artem focuses on the areas of international tax planning, corporate restructurings, and tax structuring of M&A deals. He is experienced in advising Russian ultra high net worth individuals, families and family offices on the issues of asset protection, trust structuring, succession and residency planning. He also advises on matters of “deoffshorization” compliance and Russian currency control (RCC) compliance in relation to foreign accounts, personal holding companies, trusts and foundations (wealth management).

Artem is a member of the Tax Committee of the Association of European Businesses (AEB) and a member of the Russian branch of the International Fiscal Association (IFA).

He is ranked Star Associate by Chambers High Net Worth 2018. Artem is named Next Generation Lawyer by Legal 500 EMEA 2018. He is also named Ones-to-Watch in Private Client Global Elite directory by Legal Week.

Artem graduated with honors from the National Research University – Higher School of Economics (HSE) with a degree in Law in 2007. Artem also holds a degree in Translation from the Moscow State University.

www.bakermckenzie.com

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Andreas Santis (Cyprus)

Andreas Santis (Cyprus)

Leptos Group of Companies
Presentation topic:
Cyprus citizenship through investment and relocation. An overview of important changes.

Andreas Santis is a Country Manager of Leptos Group, a leader in land and building development, Tourism, Health care, Education and immigration services in Cyprus and Greek islands. Andreas has over seventeen years of experience in business development, construction, real estate, investments, financial advisory and EU Citizenship by investment in Real estate.

Andreas holds a BA in Accounting and MBA in Management operations and Finance from Rollins University in Florida, USA. Also he is a CPA (certified public accountant) from Florida, USA. He has experience in three continents ( USA, Europe and Russia/CIS) and provides consultation on citizenship and fund investments in real estate in Cyprus and Greece. Andreas goal is to find the most optimal and profitable way for the clients and partners in order to obtain the maximum return from their Investment and property acquisition, while they receive hassle free Citizenship.

Leptos Estates, is a member of the Leptos Group of Companies and the leading developer in Cyprus and the Greek Islands with over 57 years of history. It has achieved a leading position through the professionalism and team effort of its employees, its international network of sales service in more than 75 countries, its vast investment in land purchasing and an effective after-sales service support.

Leptos Group philosophy since 1960 is making each and every project as unique as possible using high quality, stylish designs whilst demonstrating respect towards the environment. As one of the largest private companies in Cyprus, Leptos group has also diversified his activities in Real Estate Development, Property Management, Tourism, Healthcare, Citizenship and Immigration services and Education. All these broad of services from Leptos group provided a confidence and pleasure to the clients from all over the world.

Leptos Estates selects only the finest locations in Cyprus and Greece have to offer in residential, retirement and holiday residences and uses the highest standards of construction and design, to build elegant homes to suit the lifestyle and taste of today’s discerning property owners. At Leptos Group we are aware of our customers’ requirements in terms of quality living, Idyllic locations, modern infrastructure, architectural aesthetic, top construction standards, friendly and efficient support are top of our priority for our Company.

Leptos Group of Companies
Cyprus | Russia
www.leptos-estates.com

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Alexander Lins (Liechtenstein)

Alexander Lins (Liechtenstein)

LMG Lighthouse Trust reg.
Presentation topic:
To be announced.

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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Marius Grajauskas (Lithuania)

Marius Grajauskas (Lithuania)

LEADELL
Presentation topic:
The European Electronic Money Institutions (the EEMI): a solution to basic problems of international tax and capital structuring?

Marius Grajauskas is the Managing partner of the law firm LEADELL Vilnius office, and an expert with more than 20 years of experience in the international taxation, banking and real estate. Marius graduated the Faculty of Law of Vilnius university (LL.M) in 1997, practised financial derivatives in the bank “Societe Generale” (Paris, France) and studied in the University of Cambridge (Cambridge, United Kingdom) international commercial agreements. Marius holds the Advanced diploma in International Taxation (ADIT), issued by the British Chartered Institute of Taxation in London (http://www.tax.org.uk/adit) and is author of scientific study „Estonian and Latvian Holding Companies in Lithuanian Tax Planning“.

During his professional career Marius Grajauskas 10 years worked as the lawyer and Head of Legal Department in several Scandinavian banks (SEB, SAMPO, Danske). Marius Grajauskas is admitted to the Bar and entitled to practise as advocate in Lithuania and Spain, Tenerife. He is also the Chairman of Lithuanian Tax Advisers Association and a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, London (https://www.rics.org/eu/). Marius speaks Russian, English, Spanish.

E-mail:marius.grajauskas@leadell.com
Тел.:+370 682 66934
www.leadell.com

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Nadzeya Tsimoshyna (Cyprus)

Nadzeya Tsimoshyna (Cyprus)

ConnectedSky Legal & Corporate Consultants Limited
Presentation topic:
Introducing Substance: A new era for Cyprus Companies and Business Operations.

Nadzeya Tsimoshyna is the Senior Corporate Administrator of ConnectedSky Legal & Corporate Consultants Limited. Nadzeya has sound knowledge and over eight years of experience in corporate and commercial projects, providing full support, guidance and competent assistance in various corporate and legal requests of extensive portfolio of clients in Cyprus and other jurisdictions.

Nadzeya holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Political Science, Higher Diploma in Hotel Management and Master’s degree in Business Administration as well as various certificates of attendance of seminars and training courses in the fields of AML/Compliance, Corporate and Legal Support, Tax Planning, FATCA and CRS.

Nadzeya is fluent in Russian and English, and has a good knowledge of Greek, Spanish and French.

www.connectedsky.com

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Milan Cimbolinec (Monaco)

Milan Cimbolinec (Monaco)

Discus Holdings
Presentation topic:
To be announced.

One of the owners of the Discus Holdings group of companies and its first vice-president. He is responsible for the company’s development and its operations in the CIS countries and in the USA.

With over ten years of experience working with private clients in the CIS countries, Milan has become one of the most sought-after experts in the tax-planning field and in helping clients plan their private lives.

In the professional sphere he wages an active fight to ensure that the market for providing services and pricing remain transparent, and he is guided by the principle of a customer-centered approach.

In the period since 2013 he has made the company the strongest, most powerful player in Russia’s investment immigration market and one of the most attractive immigration firms in the European market and in Turkey.

Milan and his clients are ever seeking quiet, peaceful, and safe environments. The company’s development has therefore targeted the northern continent of the Western Hemisphere.

At the present time, Milan is actively working to expand the business in the USA and in Latin American countries.

Europe remains a fundamental space for the company, but to ensure its clients’ confidentiality and security in light of recent Europe-wide decisions, the center of the company’s activity has focused on one of the few remaining safe harbors on the map.

After all, clients’ confidentiality and security is a fundamental value that both Milan and the entire Discus Holdings group uphold.

Discus Holdings
Malta
www.discusholdings.com

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Aleksandr Voronov (Grenada)

Aleksandr Voronov (Grenada)

NTL Trust Limited
Presentation topic:
To be announced.

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

A keen and experienced traveler, Aleksandr now shuttles between the Caribbean, Western Europe and the CIS, visiting clients and partners. He has become widely known as the trusted go-to expert on business immigration and citizenship for high net worth individuals, their families and advisers from the Russia/CIS region, who are looking for a secure base outside their home countries. He is particularly comfortable advising clients on the best economic citizenship program for their needs. In an increasingly complex and globalized world, Aleksandr is an expert on your side, able to provide licensed consultancy services on citizenship applications in Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, Grenada, Antigua and Barbuda, Commonwealth of Dominica, St. Lucia, Vanuatu.

www.ntltrust.com 
www.ntlimmigration.com

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Jechiël Evers (Netherlands)

Jechiël Evers (Netherlands)

CIS Management B.V.
Presentation topic:
Compliance in the Netherlands and Luxembourg (standpoint of European trends) – current outlook.

Senior Corporate Lawyer at CIS Management B.V.

Jechiël Evers is a Dutch lawyer with many years of practical experience. He holds an LL.M. awarded by the University of Amsterdam. He has studied law in the Netherlands, Israel, and USA. After graduating from the University of Amsterdam, Jechiël has worked as an attorney-at-law at one of the leading law firms in the Netherlands, Van Doorne, where he advised international clients on litigation, contract, financing and corporate matters.

Currently Jechiël is one of the key members of CIS Management`s team. He assists internationally operating clients of CIS Management BV on various Dutch law aspects, mainly on financial and corporate matters. For the clients of CIS Management BV Jechiël is often involved in mergers and acquisitions, cross-border financing transactions, international structuring, labor law and immigration matters.

Jechiël serves as a member of the board of the Netherlands Association of Trust Firms. In this capacity, he is involved in dialogues with other players on the Dutch financial market and with the Dutch legislator.

Jechiël is frequently writing articles on developments in Dutch and international legislation, compliance matters and new legal trends. The most recent articles and newsletters are available at: www.cismanagement.nl.

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Dr. Remko van Ekelen (Switzerland)

Dr. Remko van Ekelen (Switzerland)

Amergeris Wealth Management Group AG
Presentation topic:
Securitizations as a tool for strategic planning.

Chief Executive Officer

Remko is the CEO of Amergeris Wealth Management Group a global financial company active in wealth management, securitization strategies, payment services, funds and exchange listings. He brings more than 20 years of experience in the international banking sector focused on Emerging Markets. Remko has been active in Russia since 1998 both in structured finance and private banking. He works with high net worth individuals, asset managers, corporates, banks and funds on compliantly structured solutions for wealth management and securitizations.

Remko has worked for top tier global banks in structured finance and private banking in both Luxembourg and Switzerland. At Amergeris, together with his team, he managed the strategic development of the group from a wealth management company into a small international investment bank boutique with a strong emerging market focus. Next to managing the group he works closely together with the clients on achieving their goals on securitization and wealth structuring transaction.

Amergeris has offices in Switzerland, United Kingdom, Luxembourg, Malta, Cayman Islands, Barbados and Curacao.

www.amergeris.com

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Tatiana Balabanova (Seychelles)

Tatiana Balabanova (Seychelles)

APOLLO Group
Presentation topic:
Tax reform in Seychelles: new opportunities for international business.

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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Irina Novikova (Russia)

Irina Novikova (Russia)

PwC
Presentation topic:
Openness and availability of information about companies and their owners – “miracles” of compliance.

Партнер, услуги в области независимых финансовых расследований – форензик, PwC Россия

Ирина является партнером московского офиса PwC и работает в компании более 22 лет, из которых несколько лет проработала в офисах PwC в Германии и США (Нью-Йорк).

Ирина является признанным экспертом в вопросах финансовых расследований, судебно-финансовой экспертной работы (такой как расчета убытков, недополученной прибыли, споры между акционерами и строительные споры). Также Ирина имеет большой опыт работы и руководства проектами в сфере антикоррупционного комплаенса, в сфере соответствия законодательству по противодействию отмывания денег (Anti-money laundering) и руководит проектами по выявлению обстоятельств преднамеренного банкротства в банковской и страховой сфере.

Команда Ирины включает в себя специалистов компьютерной криминалистики, корпоративной разведки и строительных экспертов.

www.pwc.ru

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Alexander Alekseev (Russia)

Alexander Alekseev (Russia)

GSL Law & Consulting
Presentation topic:
Where and how to open an account for non-resident company: 34 EMIs and 23 banks. Procedure and minimum requirements, limitations on the types of business and jurisdictions, fees, КYС, case study.

Учредитель и Управляющий партнёр GSL Law & Consulting

Александр Алексеев, – учредитель и Управляющий партнер компании GSL Law & Consulting, с 25-летним опытом работы в сфере международного налогового планирования, защиты активов и корпоративного структурирования. Александр закончил Московский Государственный технический университет им. Н.Э. Баумана и Национальный исследовательский университет «Высшая школа экономики», так же является членом International Tax Planning Association с 2002 года.

Александр является автором целого ряда публикаций и книг, посвящённых вопросам международного налогообложения, создания и последующей работы с иностранными компаниями, открытия счетов в иностранных финансовых организациях.

GSL Law & Consulting, возглавляемая Александром, за 20 лет работы имеет в своем активе не только 9 офисов, включая Россию, Англию, Кипр, Гонконг, БВО, Сейшеллы и Венгрию, но также более 200 сотрудников и сотни реализованных клиентских проектов самой различной сложности.

GSL Law & Consulting является одним из лидеров на рынке международного налогового планирования, предлагая своим клиентам комплексное решение поставленных задач, включая создание и администрирование иностранных компаний, бухгалтерский учет и аудит, фидуциарные услуги и создание трастовых структур, открытие счетов в банках и платежных системах, а так же услуги из категории Family Office.

gsl@gsl.org
www.gsl.org

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Dr. Sameer Al Ansari (UAE)

Dr. Sameer Al Ansari (UAE)

RAK International Corporate Centre (RAK ICC)
Presentation topic:
New normal – flight to quality: Opportunities of RAK international Corporate Centre in times of the changing regulatory policies and the global move towards transparency, compliance and reporting.

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Al Ansari is a UK qualified chartered accountant with over 30 years of senior corporate, operational, private equity investing, board and strategic advisory experience.

Dr Sameer is the CEO of RAK International Corporate Centre (RAK ICC), a modern, world class company registry, responsible for the registration and incorporation of international business companies. Prior to joining RAK ICC as CEO in April 2018, Dr. Al Ansari was the Vice Chairman and COO of The Industrial Group KSA.

Dr. Al Ansari has also served as the CEO of SHUAA Capital, a publicly listed full service investment bank. He helped establish Dubai Holding in 2004 and founded Dubai International Capital (“DIC”) and headed DIC as its Executive Chairman and CEO, creating a globally recognised investment company with US$12 billion of assets under management.

He previously served as Group CFO for The Executive Office of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Ruler of Dubai. Between 1992 and 2000 he was CFO at Dubai Aluminum Company (DUBAL) where he was responsible for finance, hedging, IT and strategic raw materials

Dr. Al Ansari sits on a number of boards including RAK ICC, TVM Healthcare Partners (GCC Healthcare Private Equity Fund) and Eureeca Capital. He has served on numerous regional and international boards such as the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) from 2004-2016 and Hawkamah Institute of Corporate Governance.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and a member of and the Institute’s advisory board for MENA. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Loughborough University for outstanding achievement and leadership in finance and is a visiting fellow at Oxford University Said business school.

www.rakicc.com

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Philipp Berezin (Russia)

Philipp Berezin (Russia)

Prian.ru
Presentation topic:
Panel Discussion: How to remain a resident of the Russian Federation and legally invest abroad.

An expert and consultant in the field of foreign real estate, a chief editor of the portal Prian.ru – real estate abroad.

A graduate of St. Petersburg State University, a professional journalist, author of articles and books about real estate. He worked at Lenta.ru, headed the Avtovitrina Publishing House, Business Real Estate magazine. An editor of the reference book “Guide to residence”, issued since 2012. An organizer and presenter of business events at overseas property exhibitions. An author of films about real estate in different countries.

His comments and reviews are regularly published in leading russian business media – Forbes, Vedomosti, Kommersant, RBC, BFM.ru

Since 2011 – a Chief Editor of the largest Russian-language portal on foreign real estate Prian.ru.

www.prian.ru

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Elena Marinicheva (Russia)

Elena Marinicheva (Russia)

Moscow Sotheby’s International Realty
Presentation topic:
Panel Discussion: How to remain a resident of the Russian Federation and legally invest abroad.

Vice President of Moscow Sotheby’s International Realty

Elena Marinicheva was appointed Vice President of MSIR in July 2019 as part of a merger with 5 Stars Estate, an international agency that offers comprehensive solutions related to the purchase, sale, rental and smart investment in profitable real estate abroad. In her new role, Elena Marinicheva will be involved in the strategic development of the company.

A graduate of the State University of Management and the Moscow School of Management Skolkovo, Elena Marinicheva previously acted as the managing partner of 5 Stars Estate, and before that, held senior positions at LLC Gorn Development and Evans International Real Estate Agency.

Elena Marinicheva is an accomplished top manager and business coach who can professionally help investors properly manage their finances, suggest where to move, as well as find a dream home for clients, rent a villa, obtain a residence permit or citizenship.

Besides, she is fond of yachting. Fluent in English, Italian and French.

www.sothebys-realty.ru

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Marina Shalaeva (Russia)

Marina Shalaeva (Russia)

Knight Frank
Presentation topic:
Where Russian business is investing today – facts and figures.

Director, International Sales and Private Investments

Work experience:

Starting from 2017 – Director, International Sales and Private Investments

2014-2017 – Director of international real estate department Knight Frank

2013-2014 – Project manager Knight Frank

2009-2014 – international real estate consultant of residential real estate department Knight Frank

Education:

Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, major Finance and Crediting.

Marina’s work experience in the luxury real estate market already exceeds 10 years.

Marina started her career at Knight Frank in 2007 at the department of strategy consulting, then joined the residential real estate department as a international real estate consultant. Because of constant interaction with global offices of the company and major developers Marina gained significant experience in foreign premium real estate sales and was appointed a Project manager.

Since 2014 Marina is Director of international real estate department at Knight Frank, since 2017 – Director of International Sales and Private Investments.

Throughout her work, Marina Shalaeva has handled a wide array of crucial deals in international premium real estate sales to famous Russian business moguls, politicians and celebrities. Under her leadership, the total net worth of the conducted business deals is over 500 million dollars.

Thanks to her profound knowledge of the international real estate market and professional skills Marina Shalaeva regularly shares her expert opinion with the country’s leading media and is a guest at radio and TV programs.

www.knightfrank.ru

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Victor Machekhin (Russia)

Victor Machekhin (Russia)

International Fiscal Association
Presentation topic:
Moderator of Panel Discussion: Structuring international business in accordance with the “general line" of BEPS: practical recommendations.

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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Oksana Adyan (Russia)

Oksana Adyan (Russia)

International Fiscal Association
Presentation topic:
Panel Discussion: Structuring international business in accordance with the “general line" of BEPS: practical recommendations.

Global Tax Director

Oksana is a Global Tax Director for ROUST group of companies – major producer and distributor of alcohol products in Russia and worldwide (Russian Standard, Parliament, Zubrowka brands etc.). She is in charge for tax function of the Group in the countries of its presence including Russia, US and Canada, UK, Poland, Hungary and some other EU countries. This includes tax compliance in terms of methodology and reporting as well as optimization of a business structure in a tax efficient manner. Oksana has more than 10 years of experience in international taxation gained mainly in Big4 firms – KPMG and EY, – where she worked her way up from a junior specialist to the project manager.

www.roust.com

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Evgeny Timofeev (Russia)

Evgeny Timofeev (Russia)

International Fiscal Association
Presentation topic:
Panel Discussion: Structuring international business in accordance with the “general line" of BEPS: practical recommendations.

Partner, Head of Tax Russia

Evgeny Timofeev, Partner, joined Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) in July 2011 to lead the firm’s growing Russian/CIS Tax Practice. Under Evgeny’s supervision the Tax Practice of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) has become one of the most successful on the Russian market.

Evgeny is highly regarded in the Russian legal community. In 2017, for the second year in a row, 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 2017 rank him in the first tier as one of six “highly recommended” tax lawyers in Russia. It is also mentioned that “Evgeny is a stellar tax litigator in Russia: he is one of the best in the market. He’s very logical and very creative.”

Evgeny is named one of the world’s best advisors to private clients according to The Private Client Global Elite 2017 published by an international Legal Week edition.
Evgeny Timofeev was selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Russia 2009-2019 Editions in the field of Tax Law and in 2012, Best Lawyers named Evgeny the “Lawyer of the Year in the field of Tax Law in Russia”. For many years in a row Evgeny has been also recommended as one of the Tax Controversy Leaders and Indirect Tax Leaders in Russia by the International Tax Review.

In 2011 Evgeny received the “Lawyer of the Year” Alumni Award (awarded once in a year to the only one of the graduates of all years) from Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), which is considered one of the Top 3 Russian law schools.

Evgeny is the author of the textbook “Russian Tax Law – practical and exciting. Half I: From the Basics to the Sources and Fundamental Principles.”

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. In addition to his law degree earned from MGIMO (1994), Evgeny has an MBA from London Business School (2001).

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP
T: + 7 495 287 44 44
E: evgeny.timofeev@bclplaw.com
www.bclplaw.com

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Maria Kukla (Russia)

Maria Kukla (Russia)

International Fiscal Association
Presentation topic:
Panel Discussion: Structuring international business in accordance with the “general line" of BEPS: practical recommendations.

Partner (Department of corporate practice and M&A) FTL Advisers Ltd.

Maria specialises in corporate law and M&A, joint venture companies, corporate reorganisations and commercial contracts with special focus on international tax issues related to corporate transactions. Having both consulting and in-house experience within the last 15 years Maria provides sound legal advise to the clients in various industries. Before joining FTL Advisors, Maria served as in-house chief legal officer of one of Russian biggest woodworking holdings, a gold mining project of transnational multi-industrial holding; construction and maintenance group of companies. Maria also was the senior legal counsel in the department of international tax planning of a big consulting company.

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

www.ftl-advisers.ru

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