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Dmitry Zapol (United Kingdom)

Dmitry Zapol (United Kingdom)

IFS Consultants
Presentation topic:
Conference Moderator and Expert Speaker of Panel Discussion: Prospects for changes in Russian legislation in the field of taxation of individuals, legalization of income and the international exchange of tax information.

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: Prospects for changes in Russian legislation in the field of taxation of individuals, legalization of income and the international exchange of tax information.

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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Victor Machekhin (Russia)

Victor Machekhin (Russia)

International Fiscal Association
Presentation topic:
Panel Discussion: Prospects for changes in Russian legislation in the field of taxation of individuals, legalization of income and the international exchange of tax information.

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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Svetlana Meyer (Russia)

Svetlana Meyer (Russia)

Deloitte
Presentation topic:
Panel Discussion: Prospects for changes in Russian legislation in the field of taxation of individuals, legalization of income and the international exchange of tax information.

Управляющий партнер

Светлана обладает более чем 22-летним опытом налогового консультирования, руководит группой по оказанию услуг частным клиентам и международным работодателям в России и странах СНГ, а также с 2018 года является управляющим партнером Департамента консультирования по налогообложению и праву «Делойт», СНГ.

Вместе со своей группой Светлана специализируется на налоговых консультациях и планировании во всех сферах налогообложения физических лиц, включая выбор оптимальных структур владения и управления активами в России и иностранных юрисдикциях, обмене налоговой и финансовой информацией, подаче налоговой отчетности, учете прибыли КИК, безналоговой ликвидации КИК, налоговой амнистии, наследственном планировании и других актуальных для собственников капитала вопросах.

www2.deloitte.com

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Yuliya Aprelskaya  (Сyprus)

Yuliya Aprelskaya (Сyprus)

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

Yuliya Aprelskaya is a Sales & Marketing Manager of Leptos Group, a leader in land and building development, Tourism, Health care, Education and immigration services in Cyprus and Greek islands. Yuliya has over ten years of experience in leading international companies in CIS, Greece & Cyprus, and provides consultation on citizenship and fund investments in real estate in Cyprus and Greece.

Yulias’ 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.

www.leptos-estates.com

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Sergey Bogatyrev (Singapore)

Sergey Bogatyrev (Singapore)

BBS (BEST BUSINESS SOLUTIONS) Pte. Ltd.
Presentation topic:
How to choose the best rental investment property in Singapore and Sydney.

Sergey Bogatyrev lives and works in Singapore since 2010.

He is a recognized expert in developing practical solutions for international investment and business projects that are in compliance with ever-changing legal environment.

In recent years, Sergey prepared several dozens articles and presentations on the following topics:

• solutions that comply with the new tax rules for international business;
• Singapore companies as a universal, actual and tax-efficient tool for conducting international and global business;
• practice of opening accounts with Singapore banks;
• business immigration to Singapore;
• modern investment instruments;
• solutions for ICO projects.

As the leading expert on the use of Singapore companies and the Singapore banking system for international business, Mr. Bogatyrev regularly speaks at international conferences with original and state-of-the-art presentations.

The most recent articles and presentations of Mr. Bogatyrev are available at bbs-com.sg

BBS (BEST BUSINESS SOLUTIONS) Pte. Ltd.
Singapore
www.bbs-com.sg

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Anton Ionov (Russia)

Anton Ionov (Russia)

EY
Presentation topic:
Moderator of Panel Discussion: Investment migration programs: tasks that are solved by residents of the Russian Federation. Practical cases.

Partner

Anton is the head of Private Client Service in CIS practice working at Ernst & Young Moscow for more than 17 years.

Anton has large experience with Ernst & Young 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; broad experience of serving private clients and global international corporations; has been dealing with complicated issues of international taxation; experience in managing complicated US tax projects including dealing with various business structures (trusts, passive companies, controlled corporations and partnerships), expatriation and voluntary disclosure.

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

www.ey.com

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Marina Bielchykova (Malta)

Marina Bielchykova (Malta)

Chetcuti Cauchi
Presentation topic:
Panel Discussion: Investment migration programs: tasks that are solved by residents of the Russian Federation. Practical cases.

Marina Bielchykova has received master’s degree (with honours) in law at Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University in Ukraine. In 2017 Ms Bielchykova obtained a degree in taxation at Malta Institute of Taxation. From 2008 to 2015, Marina was practicing law in multinational companies in Ukraine and Malta.In 2015, Marina started work with Chetcuti Cauchi as a Private Client Officer at Russia and CIS desk. Ms Bielchykova is an advisor on the Malta Citizenship by Investment, Cyprus Citizenship by Investment, the Malta Global Residence Programme and buying property in Malta and Cyprus. Within her tax planning and wealth structuring function, she specialises in the use Malta holding companies, Malta trusts and foundations and Professional Investor Funds.

www.cclex.com

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Charalambos Samir (Cyprus)

Charalambos Samir (Cyprus)

ConnectedSky Legal & Corporate Consultants Limited
Presentation topic:
Panel Discussion: Investment migration programs: tasks that are solved by residents of the Russian Federation. Practical cases.

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 will be obtaining the STEP Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Private Wealth Advising (PPgD) taught at the Oxford University, UK, in January 2019.

Mr. Samir is fluent in Greek and English.

www.connectedsky.com

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Serhiy Ivanov (Switzerland)

Serhiy Ivanov (Switzerland)

Swissquote Bank
Presentation topic:
Innovative banking in Switzerland: Outlook 2019 and instruments for capital management on international financial markets.

Associate Director
Head Russia CIS & Eastern Europe Desk

Swissquote Bank is Switzerland’s leading provider of online financial and trading services.

Bank Ltd holds a banking licence issued by its supervisory authority the Swiss Federal Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) and is a member of the Swiss Bankers Association. Its mother company listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (symbol: SQN). Swissquote has its headquarters in Gland (VD) and offices in Zürich, Bern, Dubai, Malta, Hong Kong and London.

As well as various online trading services, the user-friendly platform also provides solutions for eForex, ePrivate Banking, eMortgage and flexible saving accounts. In addition to a low-cost service for private clients, Swissquote also offers specialized services for independent asset managers and corporate clients.

Swissquote is Manchester United Global Partner.

Swissquote Bank
Tel: +41 58 226 26 17
E-mail: Russia_CIS_EEU_Desk@swissquote.com
www.swissquote.com

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Dmitry Kalmykov (Latvia)

Dmitry Kalmykov (Latvia)

AS PNB Banka
Presentation topic:
Actual aspects of working with European banks. New challenges and window of opportunity. | Panel Discussion: Typical client cases – expert analysis and practical recommendations for action.

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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Vadim Neumann (Switzerland)

Vadim Neumann (Switzerland)

ZEDRA
Presentation topic:
Risks for foreign assets of Russian residents in 2019: unconfirmed source of funds, politically significant persons, sanction lists.

Managing Director of ZEDRA Zurich

Vadim joined Zedra in 2018 as a managing director for Zurich office. Prior to joining, he worked as a director for a well known corporate service provider in Zurich responsible for business development and a portfolio of international clients. Vadim holds Swiss LL.M. degree in Swiss and International Taxation and MAS degree in Global Management. He is fluent in English, German, and Russian.

www.zedra.com

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Diana Kalyaeva (Russia)

Diana Kalyaeva (Russia)

PwC Russia
Presentation topic:
Compliance file: focus on the source of wealth.

Head of Private Wealth Services Practice

Diana has more than 17 years of experience in private wealth services as both an international consultant and an in-house lawyer. Her career has included nine years at PwC, where she played a key role in building our Private Wealth Services practice from the ground up and in developing our team’s expertise. For several years before rejoining PwC, she advised a Russian ultra-high-net-worth individual (UHNWI), while serving as an employee of the UHNWI’s family office.

Her clients include some of Russia’s most successful businesspeople, including the owners of PwC priority private company clients as well as companies listed among Forbes magazine top 100 Russian companies.

As the leader of Private Wealth Services at PwC Legal, Diana provides consulting services to clients across her unique areas of expertise, which encompass fiduciary, trusts, Russian and foreign corporate law, family and inheritance law, family governance, financial law, charity and private international law.

Diana is a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and is qualified in International Trust Management.

www.pwc.ru

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Julia Alaverdashvili (United Kingdom)

Julia Alaverdashvili (United Kingdom)

Withersworldwide
Presentation topic:
UK: Potential implications of Unexplained Wealth Orders for Russian investors.

Associate at Withers LLP in London

Julia is an associate in the litigation and arbitration team.

She has experience working on international high-profile cases, with a particular focus on cases involving allegations of fraud and cases brought by creditor banks against debtor companies or their beneficial owners. Julia has assisted in applications for worldwide freezing, receivership, asset disclosure, search and other interim relief orders.

As a native Russian speaker, Julia has acted in a number of cases involving parties from Russia and the CIS. Many of Julia’s cases have been quite complex and involved instructing foreign counsel as well as experts in foreign law and forensic accountants.

Julia has also advised clients on cross-border insolvency under the Cross-Border Insolvency Regulations 2006 and assisted on several international arbitrations concerning joint venture and shareholder disputes.

www.withersworldwide.com

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Denis Arkhipov (Russia)

Denis Arkhipov (Russia)

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners
Presentation topic:
Moderator of Panel Discussion: Business through generations: what succession planning tools need to be used in Russia and abroad.

Ph.D., Partner, Head of Private Client Services

Denis Arkhipov has vast experience in structuring business and private asset ownership in Russia and abroad, establishing of personal holding structures (trusts, private foundations, private trust companies). He advises on family and inheritance relationships, purchasing and structuring of private asset ownership.

Denis has a strong litigation focus in his work and has represented a number of clients in divorce proceedings in Russia and English law countries and assisted in structuring settlement covering different jurisdictions. Denis is recommended by the Legal 500 (Leading individual) in “Private clients” category.

Over his almost twenty year of legal practice, Denis has achieved victories for hundreds of corporate and private clients in commercial and corporate disputes, as well as cases related to real estate, intellectual property, competition and defamation.

www.epam.ru/eng

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Georgy Kovalenko (Russia)

Georgy Kovalenko (Russia)

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

Partner, CIS Law Leader

Georgy specializes in corporate and M&A, including real property deals, structuring of domestic and international investment projects. He also works with private clients assisting them in structuring their personal assets, dealing with family and inheritance issues.

Georgy helps clients to structure their acquisition, disposal or joint-venture transactions both in Russia or in overseas jurisdiction, draft and successfully negotiate transaction documents from non-binding letter of intent to complex joint-venture documentation.

He also advises clients on various issues of currency control, other regulatory matters, including on licensing, environmental and production safety issues.

Georgy works with clients from different sectors, focusing on metals and mining, power and utilities, oil and gas and real estate businesses.

www.ey.com

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Ekaterina Markova (Russia)

Ekaterina Markova (Russia)

UFG Wealth Management
Presentation topic:
Panel Discussion: Business through generations: what succession planning tools need to be used in Russia and abroad.

Head of Succession Planning, UFG Wealth Management

Ekaterina Markova joined UFG Wealth Management team in 2015.

Prior to joining UFG Wealth Management Ms. Markova worked for 12 years in notarial system where she focused on inheritance law.

Ms. Markova is in charge of projects for preparation and execution of various types of testaments, including closed ones with testamentary refusal and testamentary assignment. She consults also heirs on the issues of support and execution of inheritance rights by law/under will, in particular: waiver of inheritance, protection, appraisal and management of inheritance property, separation of hereditary and marital portion, distribution of inheritance under agreement.

UFG Wealth Management
Russia
www.ufgwm.com

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Evgeniy Masterskikh (Russia)

Evgeniy Masterskikh (Russia)

Mikhailov & Partners Private Services Group
Presentation topic:
Panel Discussion: Business through generations: what succession planning tools need to be used in Russia and abroad.

CEO, Strategy and Development

Education: Yaroslavl Top Service Finance School (University), Accounting and taxation
Moscow University of Finance and Law, Law

Specialisation:Finance, Taxation, Family and Succession law

Experience:
Since 1999 has been engaged in the field of finance and taxation.
2004 – 2012 – was engaged in the field of general audit.
Since 2012 – legal and tax consulting for individuals.

Prior to Mikhailov & Partners Private Services Group worked at audit and consulting companies such as FinExpertisa, BKR Intercom, Baker Tilly Russaudit.

www.mnp.ru

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Victor Kalgin (Russia)

Victor Kalgin (Russia)

KPMG
Presentation topic:
Tax structuring of foreign assets: problems and solutions | Moderator of Panel Discussion: Typical client cases – expert analysis and practical recommendations for action.

Partner, Corporate Tax, Tax and Legal

KPMG in Russia and the CIS

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

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Kira Egorova (Russia)

Kira Egorova (Russia)

ALRUD
Presentation topic:
Panel Discussion: Typical client cases – expert analysis and practical recommendations for action.

Of Counsel, Private Clients

Kira Egorova advises private clients, families with dynastic wealth, family offices as well as their counsels. Her clients also include corporate executives, business owners (and former business owners who have experienced a liquidity event), professionals, fund managers, private foundations and others. She counsels clients in connection with the significant number of projects involving purchase of luxury items and other property. Kira has extensive experience in advising the high net worth Russian individuals on development of ownership and succession structure for diversified private and business assets, located in different jurisdictions.

Kira is a regular contributor of articles publications and a frequent lecturer at conferences and seminars on current legal issues within her areas of practice.

Kira Egorova is a member of Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and the International Bar Association (the IBA).

www.alrud.com

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Sergey Nazarkin (Russia)

Sergey Nazarkin (Russia)

Amond & Smith
Presentation topic:
Panel Discussion: Typical client cases – expert analysis and practical recommendations for action.

Заместитель Генерального директора, Партнер юридической компании Amond & Smith Ltd
Член Палаты Налоговых консультантов Российской Федерации
Член Российского отделения Международной налоговой ассоциации (Рос-ИФА)

В настоящий момент Сергей является Заместителем Генерального директора и Партнером юридической компании Amond & Smith Ltd, которая более 16 лет специализируется на регистрации и сопровождении офшорных и других иностранных компаний по всему миру (Кипр, Виргинские острова, Гонконг, Великобритания и многие другие, всего примерно более 50 стран), работе с зарубежными банками (более 100 банков по всему миру) и связанным с этим налоговом и корпоративном планировании и консультировании.

С 2005 года Сергей занимается консультированием клиентов по вопросам налогового планирования с использованием иностранных юрисдикций. В зону компетенций Сергея входит:

•разработка и реализация схем налогового и корпоративного структурирования с участием нерезидентных компаний;
•консультирование клиентов по вопросам налогового и корпоративного структурирования с использованием иностранных юрисдикций (Британские Виргинские острова, Кипр, Нидерланды, Люксембург, Каймановы острова и др.);
•подготовка теоретического материала с последующим практическим применением таких международных инструментов минимизации налогообложения, как холдинги, трасты, инвестиционные фонды и др.;
•консультирование клиентов по вопросам, связанным с деятельностью нерезидентов на территории РФ;
•юридическая экспертиза учредительных документов иностранных компаний (due diligence), разработка проектов и внесение изменений в учредительные документы;
•юридическая экспертиза договоров (кредитных, займа, купли-продажи и др.);
•составление юридических заключений;
•содействие в организации открытия счетов компаниям-нерезидентам РФ в банках как на территории РФ, так и в зарубежных банках и контроль за открытием счетов;
•консультирование клиентов по вопросам, связанным с деофшоризацией, включая сопровождение декларирования их контролируемых иностранных компаний в России, подготовкой и подачей спецдекларации в рамках 1 и 2 – го этапа амнистии, заявления льготы в рамках безналоговой ликвидации.

В ходе своей профессиональной деятельности Сергей имеет успешный опыт сотрудничества с ведущими юридическими, консалтинговыми и аудиторскими компаниями: “Baker&McKenzie” (голландское и российское представительства), “White&Case”, “MeesPierson”, “Trident Trust” и др.

Сергей является известным консультантом в области деофшоризации и регулярно выступает в таких средствах массовой информации, как Forbes, «Известия», «Ведомости», Russia Today, а также принимает участие в качестве спикера на таких конференциях, как Russian Wealth Week, CIS Wealth, INTAX Expo Russia, «Форум деловой авиации», практических конференциях медиагруппы «Актион», Технопарка Сколково, например, «Конструктор Сделки», Russian Tech Week, проводит мастер-классы для слушателей программы МВА в Высшей школе финансов и менеджмента РАНХиГС при Президенте РФ и др.

www.amondsmith.ru

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