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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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Charalambos Samir (Cyprus)

Charalambos Samir (Cyprus)

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

Founder & CEO of The Samir Group, Member of the Cyprus Bar Association

Mr. Samir has a broad specialization in the area of international corporate, legal and tax services and wealth advising, with a strong focus on mergers & acquisitions, setting up and restructuring of international projects, international tax planning and immigration. He is also a licensed international professional mediator approved by the Ministry of Justice and Public Order in Cyprus.

Mr Samir advises HNWIs coming from CIS countries, China, India, Europe and the Middle East on tax planning, asset management and commercial transactions by using favourable Cyprus and international legal, tax and banking environment.

Mr. Samir’s articles on various business issues are regularly published in numerous business editions in Cyprus and abroad. He is also a member of all the main business associations between Cyprus and other countries, as well as the founder and president of CYMEBA (Cyprus Middle East Bridge to Africa).

Mr Samir obtained the STEP Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Private Wealth Advising (PPgD) taught at the Oxford University, UK.

Mr. Samir is fluent in Greek and English.

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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Dmitry Kalmykov (Latvia)

Dmitry Kalmykov (Latvia)

AS PNB Banka
Presentation topic:
To be announced.

Член правления АS PNB Banka 

С 2015 года в PNB Banka Дмитрий Калмыков отвечает за развитие международного бизнеса, курирует инвестиционное направление, включая операции на финансовых и фондовых рынках, доверительное управление активами, private banking, а также разработку банковских продуктов и маркетинг.

У Дмитрия большой опыт работы в финансовой и банковской сфер; до PNB Banka он 20 лет работал в частных российских банках – Альфа–Банк, Агропромкредит, Гута–Банк, – где курировал корпоративный бизнес, управление филиальной сетью и развитие транзакционного бизнеса.

Высшее образование получил в области экономики в Московском государственном авиационном институте по специализации «Экономика и управление предприятиями».

AS PNB Banka

Латвия

www.pnbbanka.eu

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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:
To be announced.

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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Dr. Sameer Al Ansari (UAE)

Dr. Sameer Al Ansari (UAE)

RAK International Corporate Centre (RAK ICC)
Presentation topic:
To be announced.

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.

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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:
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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