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THE FUTURE OF CYPRUS FOR RUSSIAN BUSINESS 19/03

Is there a future for Russian Business! Of course there is. Learn why and how

 

Russian Business, continues to be very important for the Cyprus Economy and is here to stay!

But what are now the prospects. What is the future. After all Russia is one economic power
that a country like Cyprus can’t ignore. And what goes around comes around!

Learn from the experts for Russian Business, from Zurich, Moscow, Dubai, Luxembourg,
London and Nicosia, leading experts will analyse the situation and give a clean bright future
about Cyprus-Russian Business.

ONE DAY CONFERENCE PROGRAM

08:30 – 09:00

Registrations

09:00 – 09:30

Welcoming addresses by:

· The Minister of Finance Mr. Costas Petrides

· H.E. Ambassador of the Russian Federation Mr. Stanislav V. Osadchiy

· President of the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry Mr. Christodoulos Angastiniotis

· President of the Cyprus – Russia Business Association Mr. Evgenios Evgeniou

09:30 – 09:40

Chairwoman’s introduction

Olga Boltenko, Managing Partner, Boltenko Law, Zürich

PART 1: THE WORLD IS A DANGERIOUS PLACE FOR THE WEALTHY

09:40 – 10:30

The World Has Changed: What Russian HNWIs Should Do to Stay Wealthy
Transparency and exchange of information became a reality. Geopolitical games combined with poor administration of local affairs made governments hungry for cash. Wealthy are in the spotlight. Soon everyone will know how much you have, where you got it from and where you keep it. This panel will discuss what to do to in the new transparent world to stay wealthy.

Chair: Olga Boltenko, Managing Partner, Boltenko Law, Zürich

Speakers:

· Maxim Alekseev, Senior Partner, Alrud, Moscow CONFIRMED

· Peter Economides, Chairman, Totalserve Management Limited, Limassol NOT INVITED BY OB

· Speaker from Deloitte

· Christodoulos G. Vassiliades, Managing Partner NOT INVITED BY OB

· Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. LL, Nicosia NOT INVITED BY OB

 

PART 2: RUSSIAN TAX RESIDENCY CHANGES: DOES IT STILL MAKE SENSE TO MOVE TO CYPRUS?

10:40 – 11:20

Moving Abroad: Is It Still a Solution and If So, Where Should I Go?

Russian tax residency rules might change in the near future. Does it mean that Russians will not be interested in obtaining a second passport or getting tax residency abroad?

Chair: Ayshat Gaydarova, Head of Russian Practice, Withers, London

Speakers:

Yann Mrazek, Managing partner, M/Advocates of Law, Dubai CONFIRMED

Deloitte Cyprus representative

11:20 – 11:45
Coffee Break

PART 3: CYPRIOT BANKS

11:45 – 12:00
How the Current Attitude of the Cyprus Banks Affects the Russian Clients and What are Alternative Banking Solutions for the Clients?
Speakers:

· TBA

PART 4: OFFSHORE COMPANIES AND TRUSTS: OFFSHORE VS CYPRUS VS EUROPE

12:00 – 13:00

Offshore Companies and Trusts: Stay Put in IFCs or Migrate? If Yes, Where To?
Usual suspects – alive and kicking in 2020? Cyprus, UK, Switzerland, Luxemburg and Lichtenstein in the new world.

Chair: TBC Speakers:

· Svetlana Colta, Managing Partner, Carré Trust AG – Family Office,

Zurich CONFIRMED

· Maxim Alekseev, Senior Partner, Alrud, Moscow

· Johannes Gasser, Senior Partner, Gasser Partner, Vaduz NOT CONFIRMED

· Stella Kammitsi, Lawyer, Nicosia

· Paolo Panico, Chairman and Managing Director, Private Trustees, Luxembourg CONFIRMED

13:00 – 14:00
Lunch

PART 5: SURVEILLANCE OF THE WEALTHY

14:00 -14:30

 

What the World Knows About You: Crossing Paths – the Intersection of AEOI, FATCA, Beneficial Ownership Registers of Companies & Trusts

With information exchanged under FATCA, CRS, is the information synchronised? Registrar of companies and trusts. Can you stop the process? How can you check on what goes where?

Speakers:

· Paolo Panico, Chairman and Managing Director, Private Trustees, Luxembourg

· Cypriot representative

PART 6: SECURITY FOR THE RICH: INTERNAL THREATS

14:30 – 15:00

 

Family Governance: How to Have a Happy Family and Stay Rich
· Getting family members to “buy in” to a governance structure

· Does a good governance arrangement necessarily avoid family disputes?

· Dealing with incapacity and divorce

· Does fair mean equal

· Family governance and technology

Chair: Jan van Bueren, Co-Founder, FOSS Family Office, Zurich Speakers:

· Olga Kucherenko, Associate Director, Deloitte PCS, London CONFIRMED

· Phil van Hilton, Partner, AKD, Amsterdam CONFIRMED

· One more speaker

PART 7: SUCCESSION PLANNING – WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS

15:00 – 15:30

 

Inheritance, Trusts and Wills for Wealthy Clients
Speakers:

· Stella Kammitsi, Lawyer, Nicosia

· TBA

PART 8: SECURITY FOR THE RICH: EXTERNAL THREATS

15:30 – 16:00

 

Where to Hide from Prying Eyes: Risk Management and Security
· Physical security

· Reputation management

· IT security

Speakers:

· Heyrick Bond Gunning, Managing Director, Salamanca Risk Management, London NOT CONFIRMED

· and someone from IT SECTOR

16:00 – 16:20

Coffee break

PART 9: SOLUTIONS 2020 – YOUR TRUSTS AND TRUSTEES

16:20 – 16:50

 

What Can Your Trustee Do? Understanding Discretionary Powers

Discretionary powers – “the right to decide something based on one’s own judgement”. What does this mean for the trustee and how does it impact the client on an on-going basis?

The Global Criminalization of Trusts and Estates Law

What every lawyer, banker and trust professional must know to avoid prison

Speakers:

· Eleni Polycarpou, Partner, Withers, London NOT CONFIRMED

· Paul Stibbard, Executive Vice Chairman, Sequent, London NOT CONFIRMED

PART 10: THE GREAT DEBATE

16:50– 17:30

 

What is the future of Cyprus for Russian business?
Moderator: Olga Boltenko Managing Partner, Boltenko Law, Zurich Speakers: All speakers and panelists

The audience will be also given the opportunity to participate

17:30 – 17:45
Questions and answers
17:45 – 18:00
Chairwomen’s closing remarks
18:00
End of Congress
Cocktails will follow

 

Organizers:

ONE DAY CONFERENCE ORGANISED BY THE
CYPRUS-RUSSIAN BUSINESS ASSOCIATION
BOLTENKO LAW (ZURICH)
(OLGA BOLTENKO)

Date and place: March, 19, 2020, AMARA HOTEL, LIMASSOL

Participate:

Participation fee is only a modest 130€ including VAT all coffees, lunch and after event
cocktail.
Interested companies, and/or individuals should fill in the enclosed participation form and fax
it at 22-668630 or email it at stavri@ccci.org.cy not later than 13/03/2020.

Payments can be made to the following Banks Accounts:

BANK OF CYPRUS ACCOUNT NUMBER 0194-12-006537
HELLENIC BANK ACCOUNT NUMBER 121-01-013924-01
or through JCC SMART

Please note that the fee is not refundable.

Should you have any queries please feel free to
contact by phone 97-889949 or Mrs Stavroula Christodoulidou at 22-889718.

 

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