STRUCTURING FOR RUSSIAN AND UKRAINIAN CLIENTS IN COVID TIMES

Online-event dedicated to structuring opportunities for Russian and Ukrainian clients using jurisdictions of Switzerland and the UK.

November 19th, 2020

We invite you to the International networking online-event dedicated to structuring opportunities for Russian and Ukrainian clients using jurisdictions of Switzerland and the UK. Speakers with recognized expertise will talk about the recent trends in the field and answer your questions.

Participation is free of charge. All participants will also receive presentations of the speakers and video recordings of the event.

We will be glad to see you among our guests!

If you have any questions, please contact:

  • Sofia Mikhailova

+7 903 748 77 36

smikhailova@privatetax.ru

Programme

14:00 – 15:00 – speaking sessions

15:00 – 15:30 – Q&A, networking

Among speakers and topics:

Sergey Gerasimov – Managing Partner, ALTHAUS Private Tax (Russia)

Amendments to the Tax and Currency Regulation of the Russian Federation: What Will Be Different In 2021?

  • Taxation of interest income on Russian bank deposits
  • Taxation of coupon yield on government bonds
  • Increase of the PIT rate up to 15%
  • New Tax Residency Rules for Individuals
  • Lump-sum taxation of CFC income
  • Revision of the Russian DTTs
  • Currency regulation of non-bank accounts
  • Liability of individuals for non-repatriated funds
  • Seizure of individuals’ non-declared income

 

Vadim Neumann – Managing Director, Zurich & Zug offices of ZEDRA group (Switzerland)

Topics for discussion:

  • Why do directors of Swiss companies do not like to be called “nominees” anymore?
  • What do you need to pay attention to when choosing a Trustee (e.g. brief update on new Trustee regulation rules) or a Foundation council?
  • Most common structures we see this year

 

Marc Buchmann – Partner, Certified tax expert, Attorney-at-law, Fischer Ramp Partner AG (Switzerland)

Topics for discussion:

  • Recent developments in Switzerland
  • Corporate tax reform
  • Structures

 

Andrew Terry – Member of the Advisory Board of Amber Lion Capital, Zurich and International Tax Consultant (Switzerland, the UK)

Topics for discussion:

  • Update on relevant UK tax developments including strategies for paying for Covid-19 including a possible wealth tax and increases to existing tax rates
  • Update on current structures used in the UK on a personal and corporate level
  • UK real estate holding

 

Alina Plyushch — Partner, Sayenko Kharenko (Ukraine)

Topics for discussion:

  • How did the upcoming CFC regime modified clients’ preferences
  • Three CFC strategies for Ukrainian clients
  • When CFC may be the choice to consider: trust-powered estate planning

Sergey Gerasimov, Managing partner, ALTHAUS Private Tax (Russia)

  • 16 years of experience in advising on Russian and international taxation of corporate and private clients
  • Experience in one of the largest audit and consulting companies in Russia, project management in complex tax expertise of companies (tax audits, due diligence, development of tax accounting methodologies, etc.)
  • For the last 5 years, has been focusing on advising private clients on international tax planning and personal wealth structuring
  • Recognized by professional rankings – World Tax (International Tax Review), the Legal 500, and Best Lawyers

ALTHAUS Private Tax

For over 11 years ALTHAUS Private Tax has been rendering high-quality consulting services to private clients. Our team was one of the first to occupy a niche in providing consulting services to private clients in Russia and includes experts with extensive practical skills in the fields of taxation, finance, and law.

We collaborate with Private Banking divisions of the best Russian and foreign banks: Raiffeisenbank, Alfa-bank, VTB, Rosbank, UBS, Credit Suisse, Julius Baer, Barclays, Pictet, J. Safra Sarasin, Bordier, LGT, Vontobel, Corner Bank and many others.

Vadim Neumann – Managing Director, Zurich & Zug offices of ZEDRA group

Vadim joined Zedra in 2018 to set up and manage as a managing director the Zedra’s  Zurich office. In 2019 Vadim also opened an office in Zug.

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. Prior to that, Vadim worked as a corporate tax advisor for Deloitte in Zurich and KPMG in Frankfurt.

Vadim has a degree in Swiss Tax Law (LL.M.) and in Global Management (MAS). Vadim is fluent in German, English and Russian.

ZEDRA Group

ZEDRA is a global provider of Active Wealth, Corporate and Fund solutions.

Our highly experienced teams deliver tailored high-quality solutions to our clients who include high net worth individuals and their families seeking diversified active-wealth solutions, as well as, medium to large sized companies, asset managers and their investors.

Marc Buchmann – Partner, Certified tax expert, Attorney-at-law, Fischer Ramp Partner AG

Marc focuses on private client matters, in particular domestic and international tax law. He regularly advises Swiss and foreign private clients on legal and taxation issues. Marc assists his clients in wealth and succession planning and in social security matters.

Marc further acts on behalf of national and international companies and senior executives. He is experienced in cross-border tax matters, in particular tax planning and restructurings as well as employee participation schemes. Marc further assists his clients in other legal matters and acts as representative in non-contentious and contentious procedures.

Legal 500 recommends Marc in the field of private client as “excellent lawyer with detailed knowledge in taxation.” Further, he has been shortlisted as IFC Lawyer of the year, Partner (Future Leaders Awards).

Fischer Ramp Partner AG

Fischer Ramp Partner AG is a distinctive private client boutique law firm. Personal dedication, expertise and confidentiality are corner stones of our advisory activity. The vision is to combine high quality legal advice with bespoke service.

With long standing experience as partners and associates in international firms we are used to working in a challenging environment, delivering efficiently and on time and meeting our clients’ expectations. Fischer Ramp Partner consistently features in relevant industry rankings.

Andrew Terry – Member of the Advisory Board of Amber Lion Capital, Zurich and International Tax Consultant

Andrew joined Amber Lion in April 2020.  He was previously a senior tax partner at several City and Central London law firms including Withers LLP where he worked for 11.5 years until 2017 and created and headed up the Russia/CIS practice. Prior to joining Withers Andrew worked as the Tax Counsel in the London office of Dewey & LeBoeuf specialising in acting for clients from Russia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. Andrew has a Master Degree from the University of Sheffield and has now practiced tax law for over 35 years and has spent more than 25 years advising clients from the Russia/CIS region.

AMBER LION CAPITAL

Amber Lion is a recently established and innovative wealth management company based in Zurich specialising in asset management, debt advisory and boutique investments.

Alina Plyushch — Partner, Sayenko Kharenko (Ukraine)

  • Heads the firm’s private clients practice
  • Regularly advises on setting up trust structures, foundations, investment funds, and segregated portfolio companies
  • Has 20 years of professional experience
  • Is listed among the world’s best private client lawyers by Who’s Who Legal: Private Client 2015-2019

Sayenko Kharenko

  • One of Ukraine’s largest law firms offering comprehensive support in all major sectors of economy
  • Has been recognized over 100 times as No. 1 law firm in key practice areas

Has the oldest private clients-oriented practice in Ukraine

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