Sanctions. Examples. Solutions. Forum V

Keeping a foot in the door

02 September | 09:00-14:00 | House of German Economy and online
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Language: English / Russian for breakout sessions

About the event

Join us for the 5th half day forum on Friday, 2 September to discuss the summer sanctions and counter-measures development and evaluate the operational options for your Russian subsidiary in uncertain times.

With the crisis dragging on, new solutions are being developed and various ideas are being implemented how to change the ownership structure, reduce the operational costs, refocus the business on a different market and stay afloat. Let’s meet beginning of September in the House of German Economy to share our experiences and discuss the possibilities.

3 main panel discussions onsite & online, 12 interactive breakout sessions ONSITE ONLY.

Hans Kuepper: marketing@schneider-group.com, +7 495 956 55 57

Agenda

9:00–9:30
Registration and welcome coffee
9:30–10:15
Panel discussion: MBO and other options to “exit” (English)
  • Overview of M&A as an exit route: general tendencies
  • What businesses can be sold?
  • “Sale” to the management (MBO)
  • Potential terms of sale
  • Return options
Onsite (Moscow hall) & online
Moderator: Christopher Schagerl
Speakers: Thomas Mundry, Lydia Petrashova (KEPT, former KPMG) 
10:15–10:30
Short coffee break
10:30–11:15
SCHNEIDER GROUP new crisis management solutions (English)
  • Minority shareholding of SCHNEIDER GROUP  
  • General director and active interim management services
  • CFO function by SCHNEIDER GROUP
  • SCHNEIDER GROUP purchasing business for liquidation or maintenance in dormant mode
  • Other solutions to continue to work successfully in Russia
Onsite (Moscow hall) & online
Speakers: Thomas Mundry, Christopher Schagerl, Andrej Steiner, Alexander Titov

10:30–11:15

Parallel breakout sessions, block 1 (onsite only)
See room allocation at venue

Currency control regulations & payment restrictions (Russian)

  • What payments are possible?
  • For what purposes money can be transferred?
  • Business travel, how to pay for it?
  • Payments for services, etc.
Session leaders: Natalia DobrovaEkaterina Lakatosh

Employment, migration and personal data law issues (Russian)

  • Legal issues on optimization of HR costs
  • Potential risks connected with dismissal of personnel within the liquidation of companies or making them dormant
  • Any outstanding HR-related legal issues
Session leader: Denis Bushnev

Kazakhstan: business opportunities (Russian / English)

  • Economic environment 
  • Business opportunities 
  • Tax system 
  • Company registration 
  • Eurasian Economic Union, etc.
Session leader: Kirill Afanasyev

Armenia: business opportunities (Russian / English)

  • Economic environment 
  • Business opportunities 
  • Tax system 
  • Company registration 
  • Eurasian Economic Union, etc.
Session leader: Yeva Voskanyan

M&A in Russia. Specifics and timeline of deal process in current environment (Russian / English)

  • Investors’ groups and their expectations
  • Challenges and working solutions
  • Regulatory aspects and deal structuring
Session leader: Denis Surovtcev, Director, M&A team, (KEPT former KPMG)

Financial management (Russian / English)

  • How to improve the treasury function 
  • Accounts receivable management, why it means real money 
  • Tax planning, and chances to lower the tax load
  • Contract review from financial point of view
Session leaders: one of SCHNEIDER GROUP financial directors, Alexander Nuzhny
11:30–12:15
Panel discussion: Update on sanctions and Russian economy from the macroeconomic view (English)

Onsite (Moscow hall) & online
Speaker: Tom Adshead, Macro Advisory

11:30–12:15
Parallel breakout sessions, block 2 (onsite only)
See room allocation at venue 

Uzbekistan: business opportunities (Russian / English)

  • Economic environment 
  • Business opportunities 
  • Tax system 
  • Company registration 
  • Eurasian Economic Union. Will it ever happen? 
Session leader: Nodir Ayupov

Belarus: business opportunities

  • Economic environment 
  • Business opportunities 
  • Tax system 
  • Company registration 
  • Eurasian Economic Union, etc.
Session leader: Sergey Odintsov

Currency control regulations & payment restrictions (English)

  • What payments are possible?
  • SWIFT issues?
  • Business travel, how to pay for it?
  • Payments for services, etc.
Session leaders: Natalia DobrovaEkaterina Lakatosh

Logistics and import in times of change (Russian / English)

  • New support measures for importers
  • Customs audit and customs control: what is the current focus of the customs authorities, prospects of customs audit
  • Parallel import: what should parallel importers pay attention to and how can manufacturers protect themselves from illegal import and counterfeit
Session leader: Anastasia Kostyukovskaya

Possible risks due to lack of IT supply and how to minimize them (Russian/English)

  • Impact on business continuity for Russian companies under growing disruptions in the IT solutions supply 
  • Status update on IT companies deciding to limit or stop operations in Russia 
  • Case studies: Ensuring stable accounting and business operations by integration of local IT solutions and localization of corporate IT in use
Session leaders: Ekaterina Lozhkova, Ljubomir Karadshow


Receivables management in crisis times

  • Delinquent receivables in Russia: volumes, dynamics, crisis impact 
  • Western companies in Russia: receivables while transformation of business 
  • Delinquencies in crisis. Current challenges: fast recovery, profitable sale 
Session leader: Anton Dmitrakov, EOS
12:30–13:00
Closing panel and event recap
Onsite (Moscow hall) & online
13:00–14:00
Small lunch and networking 
About SCHNEIDER GROUP

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