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TOP FORUM UKRAINE

KYIV | DECEMBER 4, 2017


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The conference has become a platform to expand professional network, share experience, learn fresh tendencies in professional area. International Law & Finance Conference will gather leading tax lawyers, CPAs, wealth managers, family offices, banks, investment experts, business representatives to exchange valuable insights during lectures, networking lunch and coffee-breaks.

The TOP FORUM UKRAINE agenda includes:

  • Asset Management and Asset Protection
  • Corporate Law
  • BEPS and International Taxation
  • Global Real Estate
  • International Banking & Finance, Opening Accounts for Ukrainian Citizens
  • UE Citizenship by Investments - Malta, Cyprus, Luxembourg, etc.
  • Company Formation for Ukrainians
  • Funds & Investment Management
  • Intellectual Property
  • Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)
  • Recent tendencies and projects for attracting foreign investments to Ukraine

Conference goal:

  • give Ukrainian participants ready-made tools and off-the-shelf solutions that help them save money, increase assets, understand legal details of business abroad
  • help foreign delegates establish close business relations with successful Ukrainian companies

SPEAKERS


Constantin Solyar

Asters (Ukraine)

Pavlo Khodakovsky

Arzinger (Ukraine)

Andriy Servetnyk

Deloitte (Ukraine)

Natalia Ulyanova

ICF Legal Service (Ukraine)

Alexander Minin

KM Partners (Ukraine)

Danylo Getmantsev

Jurimex (Ukraine)

Constantin Solyar

Asters, partner (Ukraine)

Mr. Solyar focuses on taxation. His areas of practice also include M&A, corporate, and foreign investment.

When it comes to taxation for more than 10 years of practice Constantin has gained expertise that covers Ukrainian general and special tax regimes as well as both direct and indirect taxes. He advises clients on a variety of international tax matters. As a Ukrainian lawyer Constantin represents clients in administrative and judicial proceedings involving Ukrainian tax authorities. Before joining Asters he worked in Big4 firms in Ukraine and in Luxembourg.

Recognitions:

  • Named Up and Coming lawyer in taxation by Chambers Europe 2015 and 2016;
  • Recommended in the Tax Directors Handbook 2014 and 2015 (The Legal 500 series);
  • Listed among TOP-10 Ukrainian Young and Successful Lawyers during "Client Choice 2013" legal market research carried out by Ukrainian periodical Yurydychna Gazeta;
  • Listed among TOP-300 Ukrainian lawyers most frequently mentioned during "Client Choice 2010" legal market research carried out by Ukrainian legal periodical Yurydychna Gazeta;
  • Awarded a scholarship from the President of Ukraine for academic achievements.

Education:

  • Harvard Law School, Master of Laws (LL.M.), 2015;
  • National University of the State Tax Service, Bachelor of Laws, 2005.

Clients:

Google, Telenor, Morson Cools, PPG-Helios, MasterCard, Ukrborg, Sumitec Ukraine, ED&F Man Holdings, EDB Business Partner ASA, STX Europe Group (f.k.a. Aker Shipyards Group), foreign and international financial institutions and others.

www.asterslaw.com

Pavlo Khodakovsky

Arzinger (Ukraine)

Pavlo Khodakovsky, Partner, heads Employment, Tax/International Tax, Personal Data Protection practices and Insurance, Information Technology (IT) industrial practices at Arzinger.

Prior to joining Arzinger, Pavlo Khodakovsky was Head of the Department for International and Legal Activities, in the Office of the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights (Ombudsman). He has worked on the development and implementation of joint human rights projects with international organizations like the UNDP, the OSCE and the European Council.

Pavlo has also worked for high rank Ukrainian corporations, in particular in Ukrainian Financial Group, where he was responsible for legal support of various issues of corporate governance, asset management, securities, taxation, etc. Performing respective duties, Mr. Khodakovsky has taken the positions of Deputy Director of an asset management company and Head of the supervisory board of a corporate investment fund.

Pavlo has worked for the Ukrainian Transport Insurance Joint Stock Company, where he handled property insurance contracts.

EDUCATION:

  • The Institute of International Relations, at Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University: Master’s Degree in International Law; Interpreter of English
  • The Diplomat Academy of Ukraine under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine: Master’s Degree in Foreign Policy

PRACTICES:

Corporate/ M&A, Employment, Tax/International Tax, Private Clients, Personal Data Protection

INDUSTRIES:

Insurance, Information Technology

RECOGNITION AND AWARDS:

  • Chambers Europe 2013, 2014: recommends as one of the leading experts in tax law in Ukraine
  • The Legal 500 - Europe, Middle East & Africa 2013: is highly recommended as leading expert in tax law for Ukraine
  • “Ukrainian Law Firms 2013. A Handbook for Foreign Clients”: features in the chapter on labor law and employment
  • “Client Choice 2012-2013” rating conducted by “Yurydychna gazeta”: is recommended by clients as an expert for labour law and named among TOP-100 lawyers in Ukraine

MEMBERSHIP:

  • Ukrainian Bar Association
  • Certified Asset-Management Expert for the National Commission on Securities and Stock Market of Ukraine
  • Vice-President of Tax Advisers’ Association
  • Member of the Public Council at the State Fiscal Service
  • Board Member of IFA Ukraine

LANGUAGES:

  • Ukrainian
  • Russian
  • English

Pavlo Khodakovsky
Phone: +380 44 390 55 33
E-mail: Pavlo.Khodakovsky@arzinger.ua

Alexander Minin

Senior Partner, Attorney at Law (KM Partners, Ukraine)

The main areas of Alexander’s specialization are tax and customs law, investments, dispute resolution, complex business structuring and reorganizational issues, criminal cases on white collar crimes. Professional portfolio of Alexander includes more than 20 years of professional experience and more than 300 cases and projects on tax and customs law, support of large investment projects, tax structuring and reorganization projects, as well as precedent cases. He successfully provides consulting services and represents interests of the biggest taxpayers in Ukraine – multinational groups, international companies and their subsidiaries in Ukraine, Ukrainian companies and mid-sized business. He was involved in international arbitration as an expert on tax issues in Ukraine.

Alexander actively takes part in many public projects and legal initiatives related to tax reform in Ukraine. Among the latest public projects led by Alexander are "Code no" (2010); "No to article 212 of the Criminal code" (2011); "Motivation of the court decisions in tax disputes" (2012); "Tax dispute vs. crime" (2013); "Tax reform" (2014), «Draft Law № 3448»(2016) and others.

Analytic conclusions of Alexander Minin were taken into account when developing the provisions of Ukrainian legislation. Alexander is a member of Public Council under the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Taxation and Customs Policy.

Since 2005, he has always been recognized among the leading (most often just the best) lawyers in Ukraine in the field of tax law.

Alexander Minin is regularly recommended by the leading international and Ukrainian ratings: The Legal 500, Сhambers Europe, Tax Directors Handbook, International Tax Review (World Tax and Transfer Pricing), Best Lawyers - tax lawyer of the year, Ukrainian Law Firms, Legal Award, Client’s Choice. TOP-100 Best Lawyers of Ukraine and others.

Alexander Minin
Phone: +380 44 490 71 97
www.kmp.ua

Andriy Servetnyk

Partner, Tax&Legal

Deloitte (Ukraine)

Andriy Servetnyk is a Partner of Tax&Legal Department in Deloitte. Andriy has been working for the company for 15 years and is in charge of International Tax and International Business Restructuring as well as Deloitte Private, including consultations of HNWI on issues connected to business and personal assets, taxation and finance.

Andriy Servetnyk
Phone: +380 (44) 490 90 00
www2.deloitte.com

Natalia Ulyanova

ICF Legal Service (Ukraine)

Managing Partner, Vice_President of the Taxpayers Association of Ukraine

Practices: international taxation, international business structuring, tax and investment consulting, banking finance and services, asset protection.

Natalia Ulyanova - is a lawyer with 16 years of practical experience in foreign corporate and tax law. She is a Managing Partner of ICF Legal Service and an expert on tax reform in Ukraine, changes in world tax legislation, deoffshorization, anti-corruption, automatic information exchange, asset protection through complex instruments: trusts and funds, international business structuring.

For 10 years, ICF Legal Service has expanded its expertise in international tax planning and related legal practices, including investment, asset protection and private equity management; customer support in foreign banks; IT business structuring and protecting intellectual property rights.

Natalia Ulyanova was awarded “The best Lawyer in International Business Structuring 2016" and "The Best Lawyer in Tax Consulting 2017" at the Annual Legal Awards of the Year.

ICF Legal Service is recognized as one of the best in tax law, international tax planning, banking, financial services and private equity management by Legal 500 EMEA and Best Lawyers.

Natalia Ulyanova is a member of Ukrainian Bar Association, European Business Association, International Fiscal Association, Tax Advisors Association of Ukraine.

Natalia Ulyanova
www.icf.ua

Danylo Getmantsev

Jurimex (Ukraine)

Professor of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiv, Faculty of Law, Department of Financial Law, doctor of juridical science, member of Scientific Advisory Board at the Supreme Court of Ukraine, member of Scientific Advisory Board at the Higher Administrative Court of Ukraine National School of Judges of Ukraine, expert at TaxLink, President of Tax Advisers Association, Honorary President of Jurimex, member of European Association of Tax Law Professors, President of Jurimex, attorney at law.

Professional experience in law area is more than 20 years (since 1997).Author of more than 230 scientific and research publications as well as а numerous publications and comments in leading specialized and socio-political editions (various professional newspapers and magazines).

Legislative work

He takes an active part in legislative work including the work of Verkhovna Rada Committee on Taxation and Customs Policy.

He is a leading developer of Law of Ukraine “About the State Lotteries of Ukraine”, participated in the completion of the Tax Code of Ukraine and development of Law of Ukraine "On concessions for construction and operation of highways”.

Awards

In 2017 by the results of all-Ukrainian study of the quality of legal services provided by Ukrainian lawyers "The Choice of the Client”, Honorary President of Jurimex Danylo Getmantsev became one of hundred best lawyers of Ukraine.

Danylo Getmantsev
www.jurimex.ua

Leonid Rubanenko

Rubanenko & Partners (Ukraine)

Oksana Kneychuk

ETERNA LAW (Ukraine)

Tatiana Khorolets

Avista (Ukraine)

Helen Kuznechikova

LAW GUIDE (Ukraine)

Alex Lissitsa

UAC (Ukraine)

Serhiy Verlanov

Sayenko Kharenko (Ukraine)

Serhiy Verlanov

Sayenko Kharenko, partner (Ukraine)

Serhiy Verlanov has over 14-year experience in taxation and tax litigation. He also has significant expertise of advising on public sector projects.

Mr Verlanov regularly handles sophisticated taxation matters relating to cross-border transaction structuring, tax due-diligences, public and private offerings, intercompany charges, dividend distribution, and other complex international projects.

Serhiy is an experienced tax litigator and a certified criminal defense attorney with over a decade of successful representation of clients, including C-suite managers and ex-pats, in criminal cases of tax evasion as well as in tax litigation proceedings at all levels of the judiciary.

Before joining Sayenko Kharenko Serhiy worked at the Ukrainian office of one of the Big Four auditing companies for over 6 years.

Serhiy Verlanov has been recommended in Tax for Ukraine by Chambers Europe 2017 and The Legal 500, 2017 and according to Ukrainian Law Firms 2017 compilation by Yuridicheskaya Practika, the leading legal publishing house in Ukraine.

Education

  • Master’s degree summa cum laude from Lviv Ivan Franko National University Law School;
  • Ph.D. in European Law on Human Rights.

Serhiy Verlanov
www.sk.ua

Leonid Rubanenko

Rubanenko & Partners Consulting Group (Ukraine)

  • Honored Economist of Ukraine;
  • Chairman of the Board of Rubanenko & Partners Consulting Group www.rubanenko.biz.ua;
  • President of the Union of Tax Advisers of Ukraine www.taxadvisers.org.ua;
  • Chairman of Kharkiv Regional Employers’ Organisation and the Union of Kharkiv Regional Employers’ Organisation;
  • Presidium Member and Chairman of Tax Committee of Federation of Employers of Ukraine;
  • Chairman of Tax Committee of Business Council under Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine;
  • Executive member of Kharkov City Council.

Leonid Rubanenko
E-mail: spku@ukr.net
www.taxadvisers.org.ua
www.rubanenko.biz.ua

Oksana Kneychuk

ETERNA LAW (Ukraine)

Partner, Head of International Tax Planning and Corporate Structuring Practice

Oksana joined ETERNA LAW in June 2004 and has grown from Junior Associate to Partner having a strong reputation of one of the most prominent, industrious and business oriented associates at the Firm. Oksana specialises in International Restructuring, Insolvency and International Tax Planning, but she also has an enviable track record in international private law, corporate law, M&A, and labour law.

Ms Kneychuk is a member of Ukrainian Bar Association, European Business Association, and American Chamber of Commerce. She is also a representative and Director in International Association PLG International Lawyers. Oksana Kneychuk is recommended by international list Legal 500 EMEA 2014-2017, Tax Directors Handbook 2015 – 2017 and Ukrainian Law Firms. A Handbook for Foreign Clients 2017 in tax area.

ETERNA LAW
Ukraine
http://eterna.law

Alex Lissitsa

CEO of the IMC, President of the Association «Ukrainian Agribusiness Club» (Ukraine)

Since May 2013, Alex Lissitsa is the CEO of the IMC, one of TOP-10 agricultural companies in Ukraine, where he leads and oversees the implementation of the company’s short-term and long-term plans in accordance with the IMC’s business strategy. The IMC is an integrated agricultural business based in northern and central Ukraine (Chernihiv, Poltava and Sumy regions) with a land bank under cultivation of 136.6 thousands ha, and listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange since 2011.

Under the leadership of Alex Lissitsa, the IMC has become one of the most efficient agricultural companies in Ukraine and has established close and long-term cooperation with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

Alex Lissitsa was an ideologist for the creation of a new model of agrarian association in 2007 - the Ukrainian Agribusiness Club (UCAB), where he still holds the position of President. Since its inception, the UCAB has become the most powerful agricultural association in Ukraine.

Mr. Lissitsa has diploma in “Economics of the Enterprises” of the National Agricultural University of Ukraine (Kyiv). He also earned PhD degree in Agriculture at Humboldt University (Berlin, Germany). He has more than 50 publications in the media.

www.ucab.ua

Tatiana Khorolets

Audit and Consulting Private Enterprise Avista (Ukraine)

  • Director of Audit and Consulting Private Enterprise Avista, Odessa, Ukraine, auditor from 1999;
  • Chairman of the local branch of the Union of Auditors of Ukraine in Odessa region;
  • The authorized representative of the Chamber of Auditors of Ukraine in Odessa region;
  • Head of the Southern District of the Union of Tax Adviser of Ukraine;
  • Board Member of the Union of Tax Adviser of Ukraine;
  • President of MONAID - the association of audit firms in Odessa region;
  • Director of "Status-Yug" - center for the improvement of professional knowledge of auditors, Odessa, Ukraine;
  • Member of the Public Council of Central Administration of State Fiscal Service of Ukraine in Odessa region;
  • Member of the Public Council of Odessa Regional State Administration.

Awarded a distinction of the Union of Auditors of Ukraine for assistance in the development of auditing activities in Ukraine and the award pin "For high professionalism”.

Tatiana Khorolets
www.avista-audit.com

Helen Kuznechikova

LAW GUIDE (Ukraine)

Managing Partner, Attorney at law

Helen’s been practicing law since 1999 and she is an expert in in the field of FEA, tax and corporate business planning and asset protection, investment consulting, dispute resolution with state bodies and disputes between business entities. Specializes in complex business planning (including tax, corporate and financial risks), M & A structuring and preparing the business for sale / purchase, building holding structures and interaction with Ukrainian and international banks, supporting disputes with tax and customs authorities, etc.

Helen is a certified specialist in asset management and the speaker of numerous seminars on foreign economic activity, international business planning and personal safety of beneficiaries.

Helen’s professional portfolio includes project for clients from various industries (IT, telecommunications, retail, agriculture, engineering, construction, financial institutions, light industry).

At LAW GUIDE Helen manages the following practices: International Business, Tax and Finance, Disputes Resolution.

Helen Kuznechikova
lawguide.com.ua

Special guest from Cyprus

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Special guest from Singapore

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Special guest from Malta

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Special guest from Hong Kong

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Special guest from Jersey

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WHY ATTEND

You expand the network of professional acquaintances - 250+ delegates

You avoid mistakes, save money and time - 8 hours of networking

You receive important information from leading experts - 10 lectures and discussions

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