Financial issues and risks for the management of companies

Business breakfast

01 December | 09:30-12:00 | St. Petersburg, Finlyandskiy Prospect 4a, Business Center “Petrovskiy Fort”, Office 801.
Form of participation: personal appearance only
Registration is closed
Language: Russian

About the event

This year has brought on many new financial challenges to the management of Russian companies, as well as escalated the risks of personal liability of the CEOs.

On December 1, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. you are invited to join us in our St. Petersburg office for the business breakfast to discuss practical financial issues for the Russian management.


9:30 – 10:00 Registration
10:00 – 11:30 Event
11:30 – 12:00 Networking

In particular, we will discuss the following topics:
  • Recent practice on cross-border payments;
  • Tasks for the CEOs and CFOs to be completed by the end of the year: tax refunds in view of the transition to a uniform tax account and intra-group reconciliation;
  • Risks of company directors and ways to minimize them, including those in connection with inability to fulfil contractual obligations due to sanctions, non-return of funds (advance payments, loans) under contracts with foreign partners, as well as possible solutions in case of a conflict between foreign sanctions and the interests of a Russian company.
During this event you will be able to ask our experts individual questions and take part in networking activities.

About speakers

Anna Afanasyeva
Associate Director, Legal & Tax, St. Petersburg

Anna joined SCHNEIDER GROUP St. Petersburg office in 2020. She has more than 10 years of professional experience at the international law firms. 

Anna is a leading legal advisor in St. Petersburg. She specialises in financial and tax planning and provides legal support in manufacturing and real estate investment projects, manufacturing localisation, and infrastructure projects. She advises SCHNEIDER GROUP’s customers on customs law, IT regulations, foreign trade and financing, M&A, and international legal agreements. 

For many years, Anna has been heading the legal & tax committee of the Association of European Businesses (AEB) in St. Petersburg. She participates in the tax and financial reporting committee of the German-Russian Chamber of Commerce (AHK).

Anna graduated with a degree in Law from St. Petersburg University.

Natalia Wilke
Partner, Legal, General Director, St. Petersburg

Natalia is SCHNEIDER GROUP Partner and General Director of the St. Petersburg office. She is a lawyer with more than 20 years of practical experience in legal consulting.
Natalia provides tailored-made, practically-oriented legal solutions in establishing and managing subsidiaries of international businesses in Russia, manufacturing localisation, acquisition of real estate, as well as corporate and labour law.
Big international enterprises, medium-sized and family-run businesses benefit from Natalia’s legal advice. Prior to joining SCHNEIDER GROUP, Natalia worked for Beiten Burkhardt and Salans (now Dentons).
Natalia is a qualified lawyer with a degree in Law from St Petersburg University. 
She speaks Russian, German and English.

Olga Mastsevaya
Finance & Accounting Director

Olga joined the company in 2004. During her 17 years at SCHNEIDER GROUP, Olga has worked her way up from senior accountant to finance & accounting director. She has more than 25 years of professional experience.

Olga specialises in accounting, taxation and financial reporting according to Russian accounting standards, projects on internal audit, transformation of local financial reporting into IFRS and management reporting. She is responsible for automation of financial processes and communication with Russian tax authorities and industry regulators.

Olga is an interim General Director for several SCHNEIDER GROUP customers. 

She graduated from Saint Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance with a degree in Accounting, Analysis and Audit and also holds a degree in Economics and Management from Lomonosov Moscow State University, with a specialisation in Financial Management. Olga is a certified accountant of the Institute of Professional Accountants of Russia.


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