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Roustam Vakhitov (Netherlands)

Roustam Vakhitov (Netherlands)

International Tax Associates B.V.
Presentation topic:
Moderator of Panel Discussion: Prospective changes in Ukrainian legislation in the area of personal taxes, income legalization and international tax information exchange.

Accociated Partner, International Taxation,

Associated Partner Crowe LF Ukraine (OMP Tax & Legal)

Roustam Vakhitov is an expert in international taxation with working experience for consulting companies in Russia, Ukraine, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. He has been addressing international taxation issues since 2002, after obtaining LL.M. degree in International Taxation from Leiden University (The Netherlands).

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

Roustam is a member of International Fiscal Association (IFA) and of the Dutch Chamber of Tax Consultants Register Belastingadviseurs.

Roustam speaks Russian and English languages and is an author of numerous publications on international taxation, including national Russian and Ukrainian IFA reports. He regularly speaks at international conferences and delivers seminars and master classes for students.

International Tax Associates
Netherlands
www.intertaxlaw.nl

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Dmitriy Mikhailenko (Ukraine)

Dmitriy Mikhailenko (Ukraine)

Crowe LF Ukraine
Presentation topic:
Panel Discussions:  Prospective changes in Ukrainian legislation in the area of personal taxes, income legalization and international tax information exchange | Typical client cases – expert analysis and practical recommendations for action.

Partner, Crowe LF Ukraine (OMP Tax & Legal)

Dmitriy’s professional activity started in 1995 with background in law and economics with successful realization in the areas of tax, contract law, investment activity, finances and securities. In 2005 Dmitry Mikhailenko launched his own tax practice which successfully developed into a law firm OMP Tax&Legal, later renamed to Crowe LF Ukraine, member of Crowe Global (2017). Dmitry Mikhailenko is known as an all-round lawyer with thinking outside the box. He is author of several draft laws on tax issues, 5 books, more than 500 publications, a speaker of more than 500 conferences and other events on professional issues.

Dmitry actively participate in the work of public councils of the Ministry of Finance, the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Tax and Customs Policy, he is President of Association of Tax Advisors, the Chairman of the tax committee at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and advisor to the IT Committee of the European Business Association.

Crowe LF Ukraine
Ukraine
www.crowe.com

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Yevhen Stepaniuk (Ukraine)

Yevhen Stepaniuk (Ukraine)

National Bank of Ukraine
Presentation topic:
Panel Discussion:  Prospective changes in Ukrainian legislation in the area of personal taxes, income legalization and international tax information exchange.

Yevhen Stepaniuk is a Head of Financial Sector Reform Office of the National Bank of Ukraine since 2016. His major responsibilities are management of the portfolio of projects under financial sector reform (70+ projects, incl. cross-ministerial projects); development and update of the strategic documents for financial sector development; prioritization of strategic project and initiatives; cooperation with the stakeholders (IFIs, regulators, associations, experts).

• Career central banker with 12 years of working experience in the core functions of the central bank (Monetary Policy Analysis and Research, Strategy, Project Management), extensive international background, PhD in Economics, member of the Financial Sector Reform Task Force.

• On behalf of the National Bank of Ukraine is responsible for the project on implementation of OECD recommendations on base erosion and profit shifting in Ukraine (BEPS Action Plan).

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Yevhen Kozlov (Ukraine)

Yevhen Kozlov (Ukraine)

Ministry of Finance of Ukraine
Presentation topic:
Panel Discussion:  Prospective changes in Ukrainian legislation in the area of personal taxes, income legalization and international tax information exchange.

Yevhen Kozlov, advisor to the Minister of Finance of Ukraine, senior project manager of the Reform support team at the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine. Has 10 year experience in taxation at different positions. Engaged in development of tax policy at the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine, in particular implementation of BEPS Action Plan, introduction of the Exit Capital Tax.

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Vadym Romaniuk  (Ukraine)

Vadym Romaniuk (Ukraine)

PwC Legal Ukraine
Presentation topic:
Liberalization of currency regulations in Ukraine and new opportunities for Ukrainian clients.

Vadym is a senior attorney with the Attorneys Association “PwC Legal” (Ukraine). He has more than 6 years of professional experience advising clients on various legal and regulatory issues.

He has broad experience in complex assignments related to comprehensive legal support of M&A, corporate restructuring, and banking and finance projects (with a particular focus on currency control regulations in Ukraine).

Vadym was involved in provision of services to such reputable clients as Amway Ukraine, Google Inc., Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Japan Tobacco Inc., LG Electronics, Oriflame Cosmetics Ukraine, Oschadbank, P&G, Toshiba Corporation, Winner Imports Ukraine, Wizz Air Ukraine, etc.

He is also experienced in projects related to Ukrainian public sector reforms advising Ukrainian state authorities and working alongside with IFIs (World Bank, EBRD, IMF).

PwC Legal Ukraine
www.pwc.com

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Dmitry Zapol (United Kingdom)

Dmitry Zapol (United Kingdom)

IFS Consultants
Presentation topic:
Exchange of tax information from the point of view of the Ukrainian client. Structuring, declaring, taxation of assets in the world of CRS.

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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Serhii Moliboh (Switzerland)

Serhii Moliboh (Switzerland)

PricewaterhouseCoopers AG
Presentation topic:
World trends in the structuring and management of private capital.

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

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

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

PricewaterhouseCoopers AG
Switzerland
www.pwc.ch

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Milan Cimbolinec (Hungary)

Milan Cimbolinec (Hungary)

Discus Holdings
Presentation topic:
Serving wealthy clients: what tools and approaches should a professional use in the 21st century.

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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Kristina Ruzhilo (Hungary)

Kristina Ruzhilo (Hungary)

Migronis Citizenship
Presentation topic:
Сomparison of citizenship by investment programs of the EU and Carribean states. Immigration market innovations: immigration for cryptocurrency, guaranteed programs of obtaining citizenship.

Immigration expert and lawyer, Kristina Ruzhilo was born in Kiev, Ukraine, on May 21, 1984. In 2009, she graduated from the Kiev International University and received a master’s degree in international law. She has been practicing international law for more than 10 years now.

In 2012, she joined the Migronis Citizenship company and in 2015, became a managing partner.

Apart from being a managing partner, Kristina writes for several popular Russian and English blogs, she was also interviewed by the top media of Russian Federation, Ukraine and Kazakhstan.

In 2018, she became a member of the Investment Migration Council.

Her major sphere of expertise is Caribbean citizenship by investment programs (St.Kitts and Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda, St.Lucia, Dominica, and Grenada), Vanuatu as well as European citizenship by investment programs (Malta, Cyprus).

Migronis Citizenship
www.migronis.com

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Ekaterina Mavrenkova (Switzerland)

Ekaterina Mavrenkova (Switzerland)

Henley & Partners Switzerland AG
Presentation topic:
Most favourable countries for relocation and living of the HNWI.

Ekaterina Mavrenkova represents Henley & Partners Switzerland AG, Zurich, Switzerland, that deals with the planning of residence and citizenship for High Net Worth Individuals from all over the world. Prior to joining Henley & Partners, Mrs Mavrenkova worked for a long time in various managerial positions in the international group of companies ABB (Asea Brown Boveri), which is one of the leading manufacturers of power equipment and technologies for electric power, transport, infrastructure and automation of production, as well as in the Swiss electrical company Landis & Gyr. Ekaterina Mavrenkova’s sphere of competence includes business development, advising clients interested in obtaining citizenship by investment or residence permits in Europe and other world countries.

Henley & Partners Switzerland AG
www.henleyglobal.com

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Tomas Chrobak (Czech Republic)

Tomas Chrobak (Czech Republic)

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

Executive Manager

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

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

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

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

PROTTECO TRUST COMPANY LTD
Czech Republic
www.protteco.com

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Maksym Lavrynovych (Ukraine)

Maksym Lavrynovych (Ukraine)

Lavrynovych & Partners Law Firm
Presentation topic:
Moderator of Panel Discussion: Declaring and confirming the source of funds and wealth in Ukraine and abroad: what steps need to be taken today, the practice of international experts.

Managing Partner

Institute of International Relations, Kyiv National University named after Taras Shevchenko. Master of International Law and Bachelor of International Relations. Maksym has held the Attorney’s Bar Certificate since 2001. Native in Ukrainian, fluent in English, Italian and Russian.

From 1999 to 2001 Maksym worked as an in-house legal counsel for several leading Ukrainian companies. In 2001-2004 he was a Senior Associate at Arthur Andersen (since 2002 – Ernst & Young).

Since 2004 Maksym has been Managing Partner of Lavrynovych & Partners Law Firm.

Maksym is an active member of the European Business Association (EBA), American Chamber of Commerce (ACC), Ukrainian National Bar Association, Ukrainian Arbitration Association.

Maksym Lavrynovych has been repeatedly honored by professional Ukrainian ratings and reputable foreign publications. His awards include the Badge of Honor by the High Council of Justice of Ukraine in 2009, “Lawyer of the Year” in the category “Lawyer, Representative of a Private Law Firm” and an Honorary Title by the Union of Lawyers of Ukraine in 2011, “Lawyer of the Year” in the program “Person of the Year”, 2014.

Maksym is recommended in Corporate and M&A, Dispute Resolution and Tax by The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa guides in 2013-2016 and in Commercial, Corporate and M&A in 2017, 2018.

Best Lawyers TM ranking recommends him in Corporate Law and International Arbitration in Ukraine for 2018. He was included into the “Client’s Choice: The Top 100 Best Lawyers of Ukraine” in 2015-2016 and named one of the best investment lawyers in 2017.

Lavrynovych & Partners Law Firm
Ukraine
www.lp.ua

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Dominik Baurecht (Austria)

Dominik Baurecht (Austria)

Brandstetter, Baurecht, Pritz & Partner attorneys at law
Presentation topic:
Panel Discussion: Declaring and confirming the source of funds and wealth in Ukraine and abroad: what steps need to be taken today, the practice of international experts.

Personal data:
born on 08.07.1969 in Salzburg, Austrian citizenship

Professional education and business activity:

1979 – 1987 1040   Vienna, “Theresianische Akademie” (modern lingual secondary school)

1989 – 1995        academic studies of law at the university of Vienna, academic degree Mag. iur.

1990 – 1995        juridical employee at the law firm Dr. Hans Rant & Dr. Kurt Freyler, attorneys at law in Vienna

1996                    military service (8 months)

1996 – 1997        practice at the courts in Vienna

1997 – 2003      legal associate and lawyer at the law firm Dr. Hans Rant & Dr. Kurt Freyler, attorneys at law in                                      Vienna

since 2001         independent registered attorney at law in Vienna

since 2004  member of the Bar Association in Vienna und delegate of the Austrian Bar Association („Österreichischer Rechtsanwaltskammertag“) with following tasks at present:

•member of the financial council at the Bar Association in Vienna
•member of the working committee for public relations at the Austrian Bar Association („Österreichischer  Rechtsanwaltskammertag“)
•representative of the Bar Association in Vienna and of the Austrian Bar Association („Österreichischer Rechtsanwaltskammertag“) in the working committees of the Ministry of Justice for legal reforms in the fields of bankruptcy law and distraint law
•referee for appeals against pension notices at the Bar Association in Vienna (since 2014)
•speaker for insurance matters at the Bar Association in Vienna (since 2014)
•speaker of the emergency fund at the Bar Association in Vienna (since 2014)

2007 – 2011      auditor of the Lawyer´s Association for Mediation (AVM)

since 2009        member of the extended scientific committee of the victim protection organization “Weisser Ring”

2011 – 2013     chairman of the Lawyer´s Association „Steigerclub“ in Vienna

since 2012       shareholder and partner of the law firm Brandstetter, Baurecht, Pritz & Partner, attorneys at law in                             Vienna

Legal fields of business activity: real estate law (in particular facility engineering projects, technical facilities and industrial & commercial public projects), corporate law, mergers & acquisitions, restructuring and reorganization of companies, financing, protection of property.

Brandstetter, Baurecht, Pritz & Partner attorneys at law
Austria
www.bppa.at

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Nickolas Likhachov (Ukraine)

Nickolas Likhachov (Ukraine)

Spenser & Kauffmann
Presentation topic:
Panel Discussion: Declaring and confirming the source of funds and wealth in Ukraine and abroad: what steps need to be taken today, the practice of international experts.

Partner, Head of Banking and Finance, Spenser & Kauffmann, MCIArb

Specialization:

Nickolas Likhachov is an expert in banking area with more than 10-year practical experience, he provides professional legal advice on M&A, banking and finance related matters as well as on insolvency and debt restructuring issues and cross-border assets tracing. During his career Mr. Likhachov supported more than ten M&A international transactions of Ukrainian banks and corporations. He has significant experience in restructuring and realization of distressed debts and assets, asset-backed loans and general project finance. Nickolas has experience in representing the debtors as well as the creditors.

Recognition:

•Nicholas was recognized for restructuring debts transactions, performed by his team IFLR 1000, 2017;
•Was recommended by international rating in banking and finance law, capital markets, dispute resolution practice Legal 500, 2018.

Spenser & Kauffmann
Ukraine
www.sklaw.com.ua

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Oleksandr Onufrienko (Ukraine)

Oleksandr Onufrienko (Ukraine)

Asters
Presentation topic:
Moderator of Panel Discussion: Business through generations: what succession planning tools need to be used in Ukraine and abroad.

Partner

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

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

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

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

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

Asters
Ukraine
www.asterslaw.com

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Tetyana Ivanovych (Ukraine)

Tetyana Ivanovych (Ukraine)

ADER HABER
Presentation topic:
Panel Discussion: Business through generations: what succession planning tools need to be used in Ukraine and abroad.

Attorney, Counsel at ADER HABER

Tetyana Ivanovych has been advising international and domestic private clients for over 10 years. Tetyana specializes in providing the full range of services to high-net-worth individuals, having substantial expertise in both private client and family work that makes her one of the very best of the small number of practitioners who provide these specialized services in Ukraine.

Tetyana advises wealthy Ukrainian individuals, including shareholders of private and family owned businesses, on domestic and international wealth structuring, management and succession using, inter alia, such vehicles as trusts and foundations as well as other financial structures.

Tetyana helps families in developing effective wealth protection and wealth preservation strategies that is a number one priority for Ukrainian high-net-worth businessmen.

The achievements of ADER HABER team under the guidance of Tetyana Ivanovych are recognized by Legal 500 2018 in private client (Band 3). The expertise of ADER HABER in family law is highly commended by Legal Awards 2018 (top-4) and Market Leaders: Ukrainian Law Companies Ranking 2017 (top-5), while Tetyana Ivanovych is recognized among the best experts in family law by Clients’ Choice. TOP-100 Best lawyers in Ukraine in 2016-2017.

ADER HABER
Ukraine
www.aderhaber.com

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Alina Plyushch (Ukraine)

Alina Plyushch (Ukraine)

Sayenko Kharenko
Presentation topic:
Panel Discussion: Business through generations: what succession planning tools need to be used in Ukraine and abroad.

Alina Plyushch is a partner at Sayenko Kharenko with more than 17-year practical experience. She specializes in private wealth management, corporate law, M&A, corporate finance and capital markets.

She has extensive professional experience in advising clients on corporate restructuring, share and asset sales, joint ventures, private placement and capital markets transactions.

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

Alina has been recommended in M&A by Best Lawyers International 2014-2019; recognized in Corporate/M&A by Ukrainian Law Firms 2018; listed among the world’s best private client lawyers by Who’s Who Legal: Private Client 2015-2017; and recognized among private client lawyers by The Legal 500, 2018.

Sayenko Kharenko
Ukraine
www.sk.ua

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Olga Dmіtrieva (Ukraine)

Olga Dmіtrieva (Ukraine)

Dmіtrieva & Partners Law Firm
Presentation topic:
Panel Discussions: Typical client cases – expert analysis and practical recommendations for action.

Attorney-at-law, managing partner of Dmіtrieva & Partners Law Firm, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the All-Ukrainian Non-Governmental Organization “Ukrainian Advocates’ Association”

Legal practice experience: over 30 years

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

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

Professional experience:

Olga Dmitrieva began her professional activity in the Kyiv Regional Bar Association in 1987.

In 1992 Olga Dmіtrieva underwent a training in the law firm in Canada and from 1993 she was heading the legal department of the Ukrainian-German joint venture.

In 1994 Olga Dmіtrieva established the own legal business, she is a founder and director of “Dmіtrieva & Partners” Law Company. The object of the company’s activities is rendering of a full range of services in the sphere of antimonopoly and competitive law, foreign economic activity, due diligence, land legal relations and real estate, investment and currency regulation, intellectual property, IT-law, corporate law and M&A, international law and arbitration, tax law, judicial practice, compliance, accounting outsourcing.

The company has been recognized as one of the best ones in Ukraine on the basis of the results of the research conducted annually by newspaper “Legal Practice”.

During 2012-2017 Olga Dmitrieva worked as the Head of the Higher Audit Bar Committee of the National Bar Association of Ukraine.

Olga Dmitrieva is fluent in Russian, Ukrainian and English.

She is an active participant and speaker in numerous conferences, roundtables, forums, etc.

Olga Dmitrieva is an author of more than 25 articles and comments. She is the Executive Editor of the magazine Newsletter of Ukrainian Advocates’ Association.

Membership: member of International Bar Association from 1993, member of Ukrainian Bar Association from 2004, member of Ukrainian Advocates’ Association from 2006, member of International Tax Planning Association from 2014.

www.dmp.com.ua

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Semen Khanin (Ukraine)

Semen Khanin (Ukraine)

AMBER Law Company
Presentation topic:
Panel Discussions: Typical client cases – expert analysis and practical recommendations for action.

Attorney-at-Law, a managing partner of the AMBER Law Company

Education:

Kyiv High Military Aviation Engineering Academy (major – ‘Mathematical maintenance of automatically controlled operation systems’, qualification – a mathematic engineer)

International Research and Technology University named after Y. Buhai, Faculty of Law, LL.M.

Professional Experience:

Semen Khanin possesses more than 25 years of practical experience in the sphere of finance and banking law, currency regulation and control matters, investment operations, taxation. He is a managing partner in AMBER Group of Companies, one of them, “AMBER Law Company’ providing comprehensive legal support for business, in particular, in the area of tax regulation, corporate and contractual law, M&A, investment operations, protection of property interests etc.

The author of the book ‘A Lawyer’s Breakfast’, Kyiv, 2018.

Awarded with the Third Class Order of Merit and with the First, Second and Third Class Official Merit Badge of the State Financial Monitoring Committee ‘For the high achievements in establishment of illegally obtained proceeds laundering prevention and countery system’.

www.amber-law.net
www.facebook.com/pg/AmberLawCompany

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