EVENTS
Events worth attending
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Discussion "The inclusion of dividends in the customs value. Ways of resolution"
On May 16, 2024, our managing partner Marina Yankovskaya will participate as an expert in a discussion on the topic: "The inclusion of dividends in the customs value. Ways of resolution", organized by the Russian-German Chamber of Commerce. During the expert discussion, practical issues related to the inclusion of dividends in the customs value, as well as the risks of liability, will be discussed.

The event will take place on Thursday, May 16, 2024 at 10:00 Moscow time at the Moscow office of the Russian-German Chamber of Commerce, as well as online, in Zoom.
Past events
Webinar: "Economic cooperation between Russia and Switzerland"
On April 23, 2024, managing partners Marina Yankovskaya and Olga Nikolaeva and lawyer Maria Kirilova, together with the Swiss-Russian Chamber of Commerce, held a webinar on economic cooperation between Russia and Switzerland under sanctions. Maria Kirilova and Olga Nikolaeva made presentations on the following topics: "Organization of international settlements in Russia in current conditions" and "Review of changes in tax legislation in Russia".

The requirements, restrictions and prohibitions of Russian counter-sanctions legislation for cross-border transactions and foreign exchange transactions, as well as taxation issues, suspension of agreements to avoid double taxation and other topics were highlighted.

You can view the presentations here:
  1. International payment transactions in Russia under the current conditions - YouTube
  2. Changes in tax legislation in Russia (youtube.com)

AHK Meeting of the Committee on Legal Issues 2024
On April 18, 2024, the Russian-German Chamber of Commerce held a meeting of the Legal Affairs Committee. The head of our legal department, Alexandra Nechaeva, spoke about the current changes in Russian counter-sanctions legislation. In particular, new rules on the approval of transactions for the payment of shares, deposits and units of non-residents from April 1, 2024, explanations of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation on debt forgiveness, court practice on the repatriation of currency earnings and other questions were highlighted.

Accounting working group meeting
On February 22, 2024, held a meeting of the accounting working group. Our Managing Partner Olga Nikolaeva made a presentation "Topical for accountants at the beginning of the year. Impairment under IAS 36".

AHK Legal Seminar 2024
On February 15, 2024, the German-Russian Chamber of Commerce hosted a legal seminar traditionally dedicated to innovations in Russian legislation and topical issues of law enforcement. Our Managing Partner Marina Yankovskaya spoke on "New Counter-Sanctions: Special Economic Measures 2024".
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Industry 4.0: gaining momentum
On February 13, 2024, Kommersant Publishing House held the conference "Industry 4.0: Gaining momentum". Our Managing Partner Marina Yankovskaya took part in the discussion "Digital Technologies in Industry: Trends and Cases".
Photo by Kommersant
Photo by Kommersant

Conference "Economy of the North-West 2024: Results and Projections"
On January 25, 2024, the German-Russian Chamber of Commerce opened the new business season with the traditional conference "Economy of the North-West 2024: Results and Projections". During the meeting, experts presented their recommendations and an overview of the most important changes and trends in key business issues, while business leaders discussed changes in the economy and the industry agenda.

Our Managing Partner Marina Yankovskaya made a presentation "Artificial Intelligence in Russia: Trends and Prospects".
Photo by AHK Russland
Photo by AHK Russland
Photo by AHK Russland

Expert discussion "Artificial Intelligence and Neural Networks"
On November 22, 2023, an expert discussion was held at the office of the German-Russian Chamber of Commerce, where the participants continued to learn more about the specifics of applying artificial intelligence technologies in practice. Our Managing Partner Marina Yankovskaya spoke on "The Dark Side of AI: Ethics and Security Issues".

Controlling working group
On November 21, 2023, at a meeting of the German-Russian Chamber of Commerce working group, our Managing Partner Olga Nikolaeva spoke about how internal control can be made more effective and how it can help when a company is audited.

Discussion on legal affairs
On November 16, 2023, as part of the German-Russian Chamber of Commerce event, our lawyer Maria Kirilova spoke about the current court practice under sanctions.
Photo by AHK Russland
Photo by AHK Russland

Business breakfast for top managers "Adaptation strategies of companies in 2023: legal trends, risks and opportunities"

On November 15, 2023, the YaPartners Consulting team and the Veta expert group held a business breakfast for top managers, where Marina Yankovskaya and Ilya Zharskiy, Managing Partners of the companies, as well as Alexandra Nechaeva, Head of our legal department, spoke about the current difficulties of doing business for foreign companies, new solutions, effective measures and their experience in resolving legal disputes.
Photo by YaPartners Consulting LLC
Photo by YaPartners Consulting LLC
Photo by YaPartners Consulting LLC

Webinar: Current trends and updates legal practice regarding foreign companies in Russia, assessment of the situation
On October 17, 2023, Managing Partners Marina Yankovskaya and Olga Nikolaeva and lawyer Maria Kirilova participated in an event organised by the Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Russia and presented an overview of counter-sanctions, current case law involving foreign companies and ways to manage risks in the current environment.

Legal Affairs Committee meeting
On September 21, 2023, Alexandra Nechaeva, Head of Legal Practice, spoke at the Legal Affairs Committee meeting of the German-Russian Chamber of Commerce and gave an overview of the new counter-sanctions measures.

Autumn Business Meeting 2023 in St. Petersburg
On September 20, 2023, as part of the Autumn Business Meeting the German-Russian Chamber of Commerce, our Managing Partner Marina Yankovskaya took part in a panel discussion highlighting the current conditions for European business in Russia.
Programme (in Russian)
Photo by AHK Russland
Photo by AHK Russland
Photo by AHK Russland

Summer meeting of Kommersant's private club: Women in Business
On June 27, 2023, Managing Partner Marina Yankovskaya took part in a discussion at the private club of the Kommersant Publishing House "Women in Business", organised for women entrepreneurs, top managers and HR representatives.
Photo by Kommersant
Photo by Kommersant
Photo by Kommersant

Legal Affairs Committee meeting: mid-year results
On June 23, 2023, Maria Kirilova, a lawyer, discussed current trends in litigation in cross-border insolvency cases at the meeting of the Legal Committee of the German-Russian Chamber of Commerce.
Programme
Photo by YaPartners Consulting LLC
Photo by YaPartners Consulting LLC

CFO Conference 2023 in Moscow
On June 21, 2023, Managing Partner Olga Nikolaeva gave a presentation on consolidation of subsidiaries and associated companies in the current environment at the annual conference of the German-Russian Chamber of Commerce.
Programme (in Russian)
Photo by AHK Russland
Photo by AHK Russland

Liability of management and business owners. Risk control and insurance
On May 24, 2023, YaPartners Consulting and Thuricum Insurance Company held a live seminar at the office of the Franco-Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, where our speakers Marina Yankovskaya, Managing Partner, Olga Nikolaeva, Managing Partner, and Maria Kirilova, lawyer, spoke about the current challenges for directors, current litigation practice and how to assess a company's solvency and not to miss the signs of bankruptcy.
Programme (in Russian)
Photo by CCI France Russie
Photo by CCI France Russie
Photo by CCI France Russie

Legal Affairs Committee meeting
On May 18, 2023, Alexandra Nechaeva, Head of Legal Practice, spoke at the Legal Affairs Committee meeting of the German-Russian Chamber of Commerce and talked about the impact of parallel imports in disputes over non-delivery of goods and the fulfilment of warranty and other obligations.

Activities of the Government Commission: current practice of obtaining permits for operations with shares, real estate and payment of dividends, experience exchange
On April 4, 2023, Alexandra Nechaeva, Head of Legal Practice, appeared at a webinar organised by the St. Petersburg International Business Association and spoke about the practical aspects of obtaining the Government Commission’s permission for the transactions involving the sale of shares in limited liability companies.

Roundtable: Eurasian Economic Union: New Realities in Trade and Industry
On March 23, 2023, Managing Partner Marina Yankovskaya took part in an offline roundtable meeting organized for international business representatives by the Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Russia together with the Eurasian Economic Commission.
During the meeting the topical issues of development, harmonization and unification within the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) in the field of import and export, antitrust and customs regulations, logistics, certification and mutual settlements were discussed.
Photo by CCBLR
Photo by CCBLR
Photo by CCBLR
Photo by CCBLR

Accounting working group meeting
On February 28, 2023, Managing Partner Olga Nikolaeva spoke at the accounting working group meeting of the German-Russian Chamber of Commerce and talked about current changes in accounting for exchange rate differences.
Programme (in Russian)

Webinar: International Payments: Particularities and Restrictions in Russia
Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Russia
On February 28, 2023, Managing Partner Marina Yankovskaya and lawyer Maria Kirilova spoke about special economic measures, repatriation of foreign currency earnings, credit and borrowing operations, payment of dividends.

AHK delegation visit to Uzbekistan
On February 14-17, 2023, Managing Partner Marina Yankovskaya took part in a business trip to Uzbekistan with a delegation of German companies. During the visit, the participants of the business mission visited leading industrial enterprises, met with the representatives of ministries, Chamber of Commerce and Industry, foreign Investment Promotion Agency of the Republic of Uzbekistan, as well as with local entrepreneurs. Busy program allowed the participants to establish business contacts and explore entrepreneurial opportunities in the region.
Photo by AHK Russland
Photo by AHK Russland
Photo by AHK Russland
Photo by AHK Russland

The first meeting of Kommersant's private club in 2023. Women's perspective on business in the age of turbulence. Gender equality and more.
On February 13, 2023, with the support of Kommersant Publishing House, our company was a partner in the event dedicated to women's leadership. Managing Partner Marina Yankovskaya took part as a speaker in a discussion "Women Leaders: myths and reality".
Programme (in Russian)
Photo by Kommersant
Photo by Kommersant
Photo by Kommersant
Photo by Kommersant

AHK Legal Update
On February 9, 2023, Maria Kirilova, lawyer of YaPartners Consulting, spoke at the legal seminar of the German-Russian Chamber of Foreign trade about the trends in court practice regarding the termination of contracts due to a material change of circumstances, including the imposition of sanctions.
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Webinar: Transfer of a foreign business assets in Russia under current conditions
On February 1, 2023, Managing Partner Marina Yankovskaya and attorney-at-law (DE) Andreas Knaul participated in a webinar organised for its members by the Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Russia, where they covered current topics related to the sale of businesses.
Particular attention was paid to the procedure of obtaining the approval of the Government Commission for the Control of Foreign Investment as well as to the valuation of the company.

Russian financial market faces global challenges. Results and projections.
On 31 January 2023, our company appeared as a partner at the conference organised by Kommersant Publishing House. The theme of the event was the developments on the Russian financial market and global challenges in 2022. Speakers included representatives of ministries and agencies responsible for regulation of the financial market, including the Central Bank of Russia, Ministry of Finance, top managers of Russian banks, asset management, brokerage, audit and consulting companies, and media representatives.
Olga Nikolaeva, Managing Partner of our company, discussed the main trends in consulting and audit in 2022 and projections for 2023.
Programme (in Russian)
Photo by Kommersant
Photo by Kommersant
Photo by Kommersant
Photo by Kommersant
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