CIS legal conference

Navigating the current CIS legal landscape

01 July | 09:30-14:30 | House of German Economy and online
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Language: English

About the event

Join us on the 1st of July for a deep-dive into the legal framework affecting every-day business-operations in Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia and Uzbekistan: recent legislative changes introduced in Russia & Belarus in the response to sanctions, legally-compliant options for maintaining activities on the market and opportunities of the neighboring jurisdictions, such as Armenia, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.


Registration and welcome coffee
Management buy-out for your Russian subsidiary. An answer to all the questions?
  • What is a management buy-out (MBO)?
  • Lean transaction
  • Due diligence for the Russian subsidiary
  • Sellers’ option for the re-purchase of shares
  • Timeframe to execute an MBO
  • Support agreements 

Speakers: Natalia Wilke, Alex Stolarsky, Thomas Mundry

10:45- 11:30

Suspending and terminating agreements

  • Force majeure according to Russian legislation. Practical court-cases
  • Suspension or termination for cause or convenience
  • Arbitration with sanctioned counterparties
  • What to consider in new agreements

Speakers: Ekaterina Kalinina, Evgeniya Sinanova

Special: interactive quiz on force majeure with nice giveaways for the winner 
Coffee break 

Currency restrictions. Current status

  • Mandatory sale of foreign currency cancelled. What now?
  • Distribution of profit and dividends
  • Purchase and transfer abroad of foreign currency by non-residents
  • Payments for business travel
  • Special account types (“O”. “C”)
  • Advance payments for various agreements

Speakers: Alexander Titov, Elena Nazarova

Business opportunities in selected CIS jurisdictions (Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan)

  • Overall business environment
  • Company registration process and timelines
  • Staff relocation
  • Taxes and incentives

Speakers: Yeva Voskanyan (Armenia), Azamat Gumarov (Kazakhstan), Nodir Ayupov(Uzbekistan), Natalia Shulzhenko, Sergey Odintsov (Belarus)
Small lunch and networking 
13:30 – 14:30
Additional – optional for our Visitors

Country break our lunch sessions – Armenia, Belarus and Uzbekistan (only onsite)
Three separate break out lunch sessions for interested visitors with SCHNEIDER GROUP country directors from Armenia, Belarus and Uzbekistan. 

Country Break out lunch session

  • Investment opportunities
  • Legal environment, company registrations and tax regime
  • Staff relocations 
  • Your questions

SCHNEIDER GROUP has been helping businesses to expand to new geographical markets since 2003, offering a full range of business support services: from developing strategy for successful market-entry to helping arrange or optimize accounting, reporting and financial planning processes and establishing efficient IT infrastructures.

500 top experts in 9 countries take care of all resource-consuming non-core business tasks, so our customers can focus on achieving their business goals. We offer services in Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Germany, Kazakhstan, Poland, Russia and Uzbekistan, with minor regional variations. Get in touch via our contact form to request details of specific service packages available in your target country.

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Sanctions. Examples. Solutions. Forum V
Join us for the 5th forum to discuss the summer sanctions and counter-measures development and evaluate the operational options for your Russian subsidiary in uncertain times.
Sanctions. Examples. Solutions # 11 Summer learnings and new crisis management solutions
Join us for the already 11th interactive discussion on sanctions against Russia and their implications for foreign businesses operating in the country.
Russian subsidiaries in sanction times
Join us for the interactive discussion at our Round-Table about Russian subsidiaries in sanction times, which will be held on the 15th of June, 2022 at 12 p.m. in our office in Saint Petersburg.
Sanctions. Examples. Solutions. Forum III
Find out about managing your Russian subsidiary in uncertain times, restructuring your operations or planning market exit.
8th Sanctions. Examples. Solutions. Conference.
Join us for the next interactive discussion in the series about sanctions and their implications for foreign businesses in Russia.
Sanctions. Examples. Solutions. Forum II
Join us, select one of the break-out sessions, interact directly with our subject-matter experts and get up-to-date information.