Liquidation vs. dormant mode in Russia: ways around the risks.

08 September | 16:30-20:00 | Business center “Petrovskiy Fort”
Live roundtable discussion

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Language: English

About the event

Many Western companies are currently checking the possibilities for switching their Russian subsidiaries to a dormant mode and / or their liquidation. In such situations, it is especially important to protect the local management from possible risks and choose the correct legal approach.

Join us for a live round-table discussion on practical issues related to different scenarios for Russian companies – dormant mode vs. liquidation - on the 8th of September, 2022 in our office in Saint Petersburg. 

We will discuss:
  • Correct approach for winding down the business and minimizing legal risks for the local management;
  • Settlements with shareholders and counterparties – how to get around the difficulties;
  • Interim director – appointment and documents handover procedure;
  • Obtaining an SME status and further possibilities for decreasing the operating costs.

The discussion will be followed by a networking session with a great view on the Neva and the famous Aurora cruiser.
The discussion is fully onsite, no online connection is possible. Admission is complimentary upon prior registration. 


Roundtable discussion
Networking buffet

About speakers

Natalia Wilke
Partner, General Director, SCHNEIDER GROUP 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 Wilke has provided comprehensive legal support for many major international investment projects in Russia in corporate and labor law issues, including structuring investments, drafting contractual documentation and advising on corporate issues related to establishing, maintaining, restructuring and closing Russian subsidiaries and joint ventures. 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 (2000). She is recognized by Best Lawyers in the fields of corporate and real estate law. 
Anna Afanasyeva
Associate Director, Legal & Tax, SCHNEIDER GROUP St. Petersburg
Anna is heading legal and tax practice of SCHNEIDER GROUP in St. Petersburg. She has more than 20 years of professional experience at the international law firms.
Anna is a leading legal and tax advisor in St. Petersburg. She specializes in financial and tax planning and provides legal support in manufacturing and real estate investment projects, corporate restructurings and liquidations. She advises SCHNEIDER GROUP’s customers on foreign trade and financing, tax and financial issues, M&A, and international 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 in 2001, holds a certificate of accountant economist of State Professional Retraining Courses of the St. Petersburg Law Institute, (1998) and diploma with distinction of GAAP Courses of the International Banking Institute and University of London issued by the International Association of Bookkeepers (2005). Anna is recognized by Best Lawyers in the fields of banking and finance law, corporate law and tax law.
Olga Mastsevaya
Finance & Accounting Director, SCHNEIDER GROUP St. Petersburg
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 specializes 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.
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 specialization in Financial Management. Olga is a certified accountant of the Institute of Professional Accountants of Russia.
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