Ukrainian Business Forum 2020
Attention! The forum is postponed due to quarantine!
14 September 2020, Mercure Congress Centre, Kyiv
- Maximum return on participation - conference and exhibition in one day!
- 2 stages with actual discussions and cases
- More than 20 high-level speakers from Ukraine and Europe
- Efficient networking with business owners and professionals
- Personal acquaintance with investors and clients
- Active participation in panel discussions and presentations
- Direct access to key decision-makers
- More than 200 participants
- Participation in the exhibition - presentation of your brand and services
- Communication with clients in an informal atmosphere
- Opportunity to present your company and share experiences
Dmytro Kononets is successful banker with 14 years experience working in the banking sector. The last 9 years he have work to providing personal services to wealthy clients, studying, developing and implementing service models, and servicing large private capital. He went from a sale manager to a co-founder of a private company.
- 2009 – 2011 “Rodovid” PJSC, Head of VIP Banking. Responsible for the American Express business line.
- 2011 – 2015 “Forward” JSCIB, Head of Premium Banking. Managing Director of Private Banking.
- 2015 – 2016 “Mykhayilivskyi” PJSC, Head of VIP Banking.
- 2016 – 2019 “PRAVEX BANK” JSС (member of Intesa Sanpaolo group), Director of Family banking. Director of Banking.
Professional Associations and Memberships:
- Private Banking Club to NABU (Independent Association of Banks Ukraine)
- Executives Club
- Business Capital Club
Master’s Degree in Information Security and Payment Systems Security
Oleksandr Kendyukhov – Vice President of Integration of Science and Business of the Ukrainian National Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce, Doctor of Economics.
Julia Kurylo – lawyer, expert in international corporate law,
Partner of Ctrl.law JSC, Head of Corporate Law Practice of JSC Ctrl.law
Maria Tkachenko FCCA, fellow member of chartered accountant associations of Great Britain and Luxembourg with more than two decades of professional experience with private and corporate investors as a Big4 auditor, as a financial consultant, as a banker, as an independent director of a regulated investment fund and a public European company, as a general manager of multi-family office. Educated in London School of Economics and Political Sciences and INSEAD.
Not every profession can give a person independence. One that is determined not by the walls of the office or the company as a whole, but independence in decision-making, in a creative approach, in the possibility of developing interesting strategic plans that open the way to financial stability and prosperity.
It is my profession that enables people to open new horizons of opportunities, find new ways to financial stability and prosperity, beyond which there is what determines independence – freedom in one’s actions and decision-making.
Mastering this profession, I went from being an ordinary insurance agent to the owner of a broker in Israel, gained experience working as a regional director at Allianz Rosno Life Insurance Company, Vice President at NASTA Insurance Company, Deputy Chairman of the Management Board at ORANTA Insurance Company (Kiev) and President of the Insurance Company Oranta-Life. To achieve such results, my higher economic education (ROAT) and business education (EMBA -Master of Business Administration) helped a lot.
Applying practical skills, I train people to effectively achieve financial goals and the ability to manage this resource in such a way that they can not only secure their future, but also give their loved ones the prospect of acquiring elite housing, quality medical care, and education in foreign universities.
Dr. Alexander Lindemann is partner at Lindemann Rechtsanwälte. As a lawyer and tax adviser he advises investment funds, asset managers, private clients, investors and banks in legal, regulatory and tax matters. He advises in the structuring of Investment Funds, Securitisations, Holdings, Foundations, Trusts, in among others Switzerland, Luxembourg, Malta, Liechtenstein and Cayman Islands. He is a frequent speaker and publisher on capital market and tax issues. He is President Capital Market Forum Switzerland (www.kapitalmarktforum-schweiz.ch).
Having grown up in Munich, Alexander studied at University of Bayreuth, Julius-Maximilian University Würzburg and Washington & Lee University School of Law in Virginia /USA. He has worked in leading positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Credit Suisse & Clifford Chance before founding Lindemann Rechtsanwälte. Alexander is board member of a Listed Alternative Fund as well as a Real Estate Fund, and has served for many years on the board of a pension fund. He has three children.
Alexander was elected by Who’s Who Legal as leading lawyer in Investment Management / Private Funds in Switzerland 2019 and 2020
Who’s Who Legal says:
Alexander Lindemann is “extensively experienced” with “profound knowledge of the financial industry”, and a record of excellence in tax matters and structuring private funds.
Candidate of Economic Sciences, Associate Professor.
Auditor, the certificate of the Audit Chamber of Ukraine of series A and B
Forensic expert of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine certified in the field “Study documents of accounting, tax accounting and reporting”, “Research papers on economic activity of enterprises and organizations”, “Investigations of financial and credit operations”.
Since 2003, I advise entrepreneurs, families and privately held companies on their domestic and international tax matters, help manage personal and business risks, resolve complex problems, and find unconventional solutions. I am well-equipped with understanding and practical experience on CFC rules, trusts, IFRS, corporate reorganizations, M&A, financial instruments, IPO, and family office setups. My “native” territories are Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan, but I also have experience with clients in China and Turkey. You can also count on my tax skills in other jurisdictions such as Switzerland, the USA, the Netherlands, the UK, Luxembourg, Cyprus, Malta, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Liechtenstein, Singapore, Latvia, Czech Republic, Hungary, etc.
I hold an Adv LLM degree in International Tax Law (Leiden University), and a bachelor degree in finance and accounting (KIMEP, Kazakhstan). In July 2019, I left PwC Switzerland partnership to establish Angles, a boutique advisory firm working exclusively with private clients.
Since 2003, I am developing my professional skills in different areas of civil law (Baker & McKenzie), international taxation (Deloitte, KPMG, PwC) and general business management (country manager of BDO Legal in 2009-2012). Certified as the attorney-at-law in Ukraine. I speak fluent Ukrainian, Russian and English, as well as basic German.
My professional expertise is strengthened by diplomas of Master of Law (Kyiv Taras Shevchenko National University), MBA (Steinbeis University Berlin), LLM (University of London) and ADIT (UK Chartered Institute of Taxation), as well as other professional certificates. Following almost six years in the international private clients team of PwC Switzerland, I joined Angles as a partner in October 2019.
Having spent over 30 years in the trust sector, Adam has an impeccable track record in multi-jurisdictional client service. He works with ultra-high net worth families around the world to find the most secure financial structures; he has a particular expertise in working with UK non-domiciled clients, Asian, CIS, and Indian families.
Adam qualified with the Institute of Financial Services and is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). He has been recognised as a leading figure in the trust industry by Citywealth and included in the Trustee honours list for several years.
Oleg graduated from universities in Ukraine and the UK, has been practicing in Ukraine for 8 years, specializing in international corporate and tax law, finance, investment and IT law. In 2018, he founded Stron, a law firm specializing in corporate and tax structuring, legal support of financial and investment projects, as well as in IT law.
· Corporate and tax structuring of holdings and groups of companies, mergers and acquisitions
· Raising debt financing according to the LMA standard
· Transactions to raise direct investment in equity capital
· Ensuring the business is working according to the requirements of applicable law (Compliance procedures), when entering new markets and passing financial monitoring
· Transactions with derivative financial instruments (derivatives) according to ISDA standards
· Public offering of securities on stock exchanges in the EU (stocks, bonds), including securitization
· Obtaining financial licenses
He is fluent in Ukrainian, Russian, English, French, Japanese, Chinese.
After studying economics in St. Gallen, Roger Zulliger started his career as treasurer at various subsidiaries of Siemens AG. Later, in the rank of a director, Roger Zulliger was responsible for portfolio management and capital market transactions.
In 1992 he founded Accuro with two partners. Roger Zulliger leads the Accuro Group with all its subsidiaries as President.
Senior Partner K.A.C. Group, Director of the Law Firm “Prime”
Education: higher legal
Languages: Ukrainian, Russian, English, German
Attorney, certificate No. 211
Securities Specialist, Certificate No. 22955-T
Asset Management Specialist, Certificate No. 027807-U
Graduate of the Free School of Economics, 2016
Member of the Union of Lawyers of Ukraine, since 2001
Member of the Association of Lawyers of Ukraine, since 2004
Member of the Bar Association of Ukraine, since 2006
Justine Scerri Herrera
Dr. Justine Scerri Herrera is a Managing Partner at MK Fintech Partners which Maltese entity forms part of ‘Michael Kyprianou & CO. LLC’ group. Incidentally MK is Top ranked in The Legal 500 and according to Gold Magazine is the 3rd Largest in size in Cyprus.
Her areas of expertise include Fintech, Blockchain, Crypto and investments sectors. Justine mainly deals in advising and licencing for issuers and service providers falling under the Maltese Virtual Financial Assets Regulations (crypto & blockchain), Investment Services Act (Capital Market players, Capital Raising etc) and Financial Institutions Act (EMI, PI). Justine’s love for fintech and decentralisation sprouted 5 years ago while conducting her Doctoral and Masters Thesis’s focusing on jurisdiction in cyberspace and the rise of technology. Justine’s past work experiences gives her the ability to apply her diverse knowledge in a holistic way.
Previous work experiences include; working for a Top Tier Investments Firm (Exante), an international Bank and also a leading criminal law firm. Besides having completed a Doctorate in Law, Justine has other academic accomplishes including a course she followed with the Malta Stock Exchange in ‘Securities and Trading’ and a course in ‘Virtual Financial Assets’. Justine is also a true academic at heart and in her spare times often publishes research on various reputable sites and speaks at events worldwide. Her favourite quote is ‘knowledge is power’.
Constantinos Theophilou is the Managing Partner of A.CHR. THEOPHILOU LLC member of THEOPHILOU SERVICES GROUP having its main offices in Limassol Cyprus providing a range of comprehensive, quick and high-quality legal and corporate services to local and international clients specializing in Litigation, Corporate and Fiduciary services, Shipping, Contracts and Real estate related services as well as second Citizenship and Residency acquisition programs in all major jurisdictions, offered with loyalty, confidentiality, care and attention within a professional environment.
Constantinos is renowned for his efficiency as well as for his professionalism, loyalty, confidentiality, always aiming at serving the interest of the client best.
He focuses on the business aspect of the group as well as consulting business owners and HNWI’s, deals with corporate matters and corporate structures, contracts and civil disputes resolution through mediation and out of court negotiations, is a specialist in the field of second citizenship and permanent residency programs.
Constantinos is a member of:
– Cyprus Bar Association since 2007.
– International Law Firms Association, (ILF).
– BNI (Business Network International).
– Chaine Des Rotisseurs Cyprus.
– The European Knighthood of the Wine (Ordo Equestris Vini Europae).
– Cyprus Motorsports Association.
Dr. Irina Francken-Medvedeva has been trained as a scientist in physics and mathematics for many years in Moscow where she has obtained her PhD. After a successful career she has retired from her research and university job in 1993 by starting a new phase in her study and business. She has been actively involved in the IN Fiduciary Services’s business since 1994. In 2012 she obtained the Diploma in International Trust Management from the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and was registered as an official Russian interpreter with the Supreme Court of Singapore.
From 1994 she was involved in the international trade providing management and administration in reviewing and preparing sales and purchase contracts. She provided compliance advice to trading companies on regulatory requirements, internal policies and formulation solutions to support ongoing business activities and expansion.
From 1998 Irina works as a director of IN Fiduciary Services Limited a company offering private international trustee services from its offices in New Zealand and Singapore to clients internationally. She specialises in services to Asian business ladies who want to structure their assets so as to best look after the next generation.
Irina is a full member of STEP, a registered professional trustee with the NZ Trustee Association (RT), a member of the International Tax Planning Association and an associate member of the Singapore Trustees Association. In the service year 2012/13 Irina is a Director of the Rotary Club of Singapore in charge of the International Service committee. She is directly involved in a number of charities throughout Asia. She also is a member of the Fundraising Institute New Zealand (FINZ) specialising in assisting her clients in making the right and most effective charitable donations.
Rebecca is a Partner at the firm, practising at our London City offices. She specialises in Company and Commercial work and also has experience in the associated fields of Employment and Commercial Litigation. She is a Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer.
The Company and Commercial department at the firm regularly provides advice in the following areas:
– Agency, distribution and franchising agreements
– Sale, supply and purchase of goods and services
– Licensing, manufacturing and supply arrangements
– IP agreements
– Joint venture and partnership agreements
– Finance agreements
– Intellectual property, including copyright, design rights and trademark matters
– Non-disclosure agreements
– Regulatory advice
Rebecca prides herself on being able to offer practical, commercial advice to her clients and on her approachable and friendly manner. She has experience of acting in company and shareholders disputes, shipping disputes and insolvency actions such as winding up, directors public examination and disqualification proceedings, and applications made in the course of bankruptcy.
Olga is a dual-qualified solicitor of England and Ukraine and works in the firm’s Corporate and Commercial Department based in the City office.
She specialises in company and commercial matters, and has experience in the related areas of law. Prior to joining Ronald Fletcher Baker, Olga worked in a number of international law firms in the UK and abroad. She is experienced in advising multi-million cross border corporations on a broad range of corporate and commercial matters as well as High Net Worth Individuals based in the UK and overseas.
Olga manages the firm’s Russia, Ukraine & CIS Desk and acts for numerous Russian- and Ukrainian-speaking nationals who are looking to invest in the UK. Being originally from Ukraine, she speaks fluent Russian, Ukrainian and German.
In addition to her Bachelor & Master of Laws from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Olga also holds Master of Laws from Queen Mary, University of London and has completed both the Graduate Diploma in Law as well as the Legal Practice Course from the BPP Law School (UK).
In her spare time Olga runs her own charity called EmbraceMe Foundation and enjoys her passion for creative millinery.
Sergey Zhuykov – Managing Director of Blackshield Capital. An expert in banking, over 10 years. 5 years devoted to the financial sector, wealth management. He worked and lived in London. PhD in Economics.
Owner and CEO of Legal House, Ukraine
2019 Of counsel of Juscutum Lawyers Association on Personal Taxation and Compliance
2016-2019 Partner of tax practice and business efficiency of Juscutum JSC
In 2019 Natalia was acknowledged as an international Legal500 specialist in the field of providing Private client services
Natalia was born in Kiev
In 2005 she received her first higher legal education at the National University “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”
In 2007 she received a second higher education in finance in the Ukrainian Stock Market Institute
2010 – USAID certificate of leasing business specialist.
2018 – Saïd Business School of Oxford. Oxford Blockchain Strategy Program.
Tax Consultant since 2008. In the sphere of corporate relations she successfully represented the interests of clients in the spheres of energy, production, food industry, trade, transport, agribusiness, retail, IT and others. In the field of private financial advising Natalia provides advice on personal taxation, tax migration, declaration of income and compliance.
Member of the Tax Committee of the Association of Lawyers of Ukraine
Member of the Association of Taxpayers of Ukraine
Participation in lawmaking:
– a member of the drafting group of the draft alternative liberal tax code, in cooperation with the Association of Taxpayers of Ukraine
– a member of the White Paper 2018 development team, in cooperation with the USUBC.
– the head of the development team of the draft law on tax cryptology
Hobbies – learning foreign languages and automation projects (StaffBot)
Artem focuses his practice on white-collar crimes, compliance and global investigations. He has a unique experience as a senior investigator within Military Prosecutor’s Office and as a senior detective within National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine. This experience allows him to effectively protect interests of clients before law enforcement agencies within criminal proceedings.
Areas of practice:
· White-collar crimes
· Anti-bribery compliance
· Cross-border investigations
Orest focuses on criminal cases with international element, anti-bribery compliance work, and internal investigations.
He advises major Ukrainian and international blue chips across the wide range of industries on white-collar crime issues, FCPA, UKBA, anti-corruption compliance, internal investigations, government investigations, enforcement actions, litigation.
He represents high-profile individuals and legal entities in criminal investigations, disputes with regulatory and law enforcement authorities, advises on legal security for business and protection from raider attacks.
Compliance and Anti-Corruption
Banks & Financial Services
Oil & Gas
Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare
Real Estate & Construction
Membership and activities:
International Bar Association (IBA)
Ukrainian Bar Association, Deputy Head of the Committee on Criminal and Criminal Procedural Law
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.
Tetyana Savchuk is a leading specialist with practical experience in the field of audit and accounting. She has a deep fundamental and practical knowledge of tax law. Often engaged as an independent accounting and auditing expert. Thanks to her experience in both government agencies and commercial structures,Ms.Savchuk knows and understands the best legal pathways that lead to successful outcomes .
– Taras Shevchenko Kiev National University , accounting and auditing, diploma with honours, 1998.
– Academic degree/academic title: Doctor (Candidate) of Economic Sciences (Ph.D), 2012
– Certified auditor
– Diploma DipIFR
– Diploma of SAR
Experience in accounting and auditing: 17 years of auditing practice
Bilichak Khrystyna is the Leading Expert on Asset Management and Tax Planning. Being the Executive Director of PROFINVEST Asset Management Company, she controls the process of management of more than 15 investment funds, establishing and implementing the best possible investment mechanisms and business organization models.
Khrystyna started her legal practice as a lawyer at Prokopenko and Partners Law Firm; she is an advocate and has worked at INVESTKAPITAL Asset Management Company for a long time. Having held the different positions, she obtained valuable and great experience in investments and legal support of the business processes.
For the recent years, she has been successfully ensuring engagement of the clients of Asset Management Company into various investment projects; she has conducted business corporate structuring with involvement of the investment funds. She has a good practice in solution of the most complicated tasks at the financial and stock markets of Ukraine, valuable and considerable experience in cooperation with the Ukrainian developers and development companies.
Sergey Polishchuk is certified auditor, appraiser, asset manager, Ph.D., CAP, DipIFR.
Managing Partner of Juscutum audit.
Sergey has more than twenty years of experience as a chief accountant, financial director, auditor in such companies as DC “UkravtoZAZservice”, corporation “Ukravto”, and GC “League”.
The author of many publications on taxation, management accounting and auditing. Conducts original workshops on Liga.Zakon online platform.
Sergey’s professional interests include transfer pricing, international taxation, management accounting and automation.
Director of COSA, Director of the Bureau for Combating Commercial Crimes and Corruption ICC Ukraine.
Pavel is the founder and CEO of COSA. He has assembled a team of highly qualified system analysts who are now forming the core of COSA. At the head of this team, Pavel conducts research on regional risks in post-Soviet countries and other foreign countries, conducts comprehensive reputation investigations using numerous international sources and participates in internal corporate investigations for global corporations and large Ukrainian enterprises.
Before heading COSA, Pavel worked as a senior analyst at an analytical company. In this position, he led projects on a comprehensive due diligence audit and the study of political risks in the Russian Federation and Central Asia.
Pavel was a senior manager at a company providing consulting services to foreign enterprises involved in international trade. His area of responsibility included the initiation and support of interstate commercial transactions, as well as information and analytical support for international tenders. Among the largest projects in which Pavel participated at that time, one can single out the entry into the CIS market of a large Asian chemical enterprise, which lasted for a year, as well as an analysis of the risks of entering the Latin American market and tender support for a European manufacturer of personal protective equipment.
Pavel represents COSA on the ethics committee of the All-Ukrainian Integrity and Compliance Network (UNIC). He is also a member of the Association of Corporate Security Professionals of Ukraine (APCBU) and the International Society for Corporate Security (ASIS). In addition, he represents COSA in the Anti-Corruption Working Group and Compliance Club of the American Chamber of Commerce.
Over 15 years of professional experience in fiscal and corporate law, M&A and corporate reorganization, joint ventures and various investment projects, tax and legal audit in different industries, including pharmaceutics, FMCG, agriculture, energy, oil and gas, real estate. Consulting on national and international taxation, tax structuring, transfer pricing.
Author and speaker at practical workshop on transfer pricing and international taxation.
Panagiotis Panagiotou is a business development manager in Ukraine and the CIS countries at Leptos Estates. The company is a leader in the real estate construction market, and also provides a wide range of tourist, medical, educational and immigration services in Cyprus and the Greek islands.
Panagiotis has more than 13 years of experience in construction, real estate, investment, consulting and EU citizenship through real estate investments.
Panagiotis has a master’s degree in “Commercial and Labor Law” in the International Academy of Personnel, as well as a master’s degree in Kiev National University of Construction and Architecture.
For 8 years Panagiotis headed the Visa Consular Department of the Republic of Cyprus in Kiev, and also spent 5 years in private practice in providing services in the field of selection of foreign real estate, financial and investment advisory, tourism, education and health care abroad.
Viktoriya Fomenko is a Counsel of Tax and Customs Practice. The main areas of Viktoriya`s specialization are tax and customs law, including domestic and international taxation, cross-border tax and corporate structuring and business planning, structuring of foreign investments as well as tax and customs litigation.
With more than 18 years of experience, Viktoriya has a vast experience in advising a number of big international companies, Ukrainian companies and foreign companies’ subsidiaries in Ukraine. The scope of Viktoriya’s activities covers advising on all tax and customs issues faced by the clients, tax planning of operations and tax structuring of businesses including international jurisdictions, conducting independent review of the tax accounting and consulting on individual taxation plans. Viktoriya has successfully represented a number of clients in tax and customs litigations and has assisted with realization of a number of investment projects.
- Accreditation to the Forum
- Participant package
- Materials of reports in electronic form
- Coffee, lunch, reception
- Workplace at the exhibition
- Coffee, lunch, reception
- Ability to install a banner
- Advertising in the catalog
- Logo on the Forum's website
- Logo on the main press-wall
- Accreditation of employees - 2 people
- Workplace at the exhibition
- Participation in discussions, presentation
- Coffee, lunch, reception
- Ability to install a banner
- Advertising in the catalog
- Logo on the Forum's website
- Logo on the main press-wall
- Accreditation of employees - 3 people
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