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Organized by: LLC «Law firm «Platelex», Apollonium Tax & Legal Consultants Limited (UK)
Schedule and place of event: «National» Hotel, the 20th day of October 2014, 09:00 – 19:00
Cost of entry: RUR 5000, not subject to VAT

Particular subject of the seminar:

The seminar is devoted to specific interaction with companies registered in offshore and low-tax jurisdictions in modern economic conditions. Our professionals in Law and Economics will broadly cover such fields as classification of jurisdictions, instruments of international tax planning and possibilities of tax reduction, taking into consideration the changes of Russian and foreign legislations.


  • Alexey Antonov — International law expert, Partner of LLC «Law firm «Platelex»
  • Dmitry Solovyev — Legal adviser, Partner of LLC «Law firm «Platelex»
  • Tatiana Antonova — International economy expert, LLC «Law firm «Platelex»
  • Olesya Batistik — International law expert, LLC «Law firm «Platelex»


  • 09:00–09:30 Registration of participants
  • 09:30–10:00 Non-resident company
    • characteristics of non-resident company, classification and features
    • transparency of company, procedure of data disclosure
    • constitute documents of company
  • 10:00–10:30 Non-resident company management and control
    • direct control
    • nominee service – possibilities and risks
  • 10:30–10:45 Review of most popular “classic offshore” jurisdictions
    • BVI, Belize, Seychelles, Dominica, etc
  • 10:45–11:15 Coffee break
  • 11:15–11:30 Review of most popular low-tax jurisdiction
    • Cyprus, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Estonia, etc
  • 11:30–12:30 Comparative characteristics of particular jurisdictions and their practical use with present-day changes in the legislation of the Russian Federation
    • review of principal changes in the legislation of the Russian Federation
    • main directions of fiscal policy of the Russian Federation in 2010-2011
    • the role of FAS in ruling deals on purchase of assets by non-resident companies
    • analysis of most noted court cases and decisions related to the use of non-resident structures
  • 12:30–13:00 Coffee break
  • 13:00–14:15 Review of common and popular schemes of tax reduction for different types of business
    • production
    • export / import
    • trade operations inside the Russian Federation
    • international transportations
    • construction business
    • intermediary activity
    • interest payments
    • leasing operations
    • stock exchange speculator
    • royalty payments
    • dividend payments
    • project, scientific research and marketing programs
    • insurance
  • 14:15–15:30 Cyprus: practical use of Cyprus company taking into consideration recent changes in Cyprus legislation
    • tax reform in Cyprus
    • main types of taxes: income tax, tax defend, VAT. Summary on accounting and audit requirements
    • double tax treaty with the Russian Federation: previous interpretation, latest changes, consequences
    • holding, finance and trade Cyprus companies
  • 15:30–16:00 Coffee break
  • 16:00–16:20 UK company
    • use of LTD
    • use of LLP
    • summary on taxation, accounting and audit requirements
  • 16:20–16:45 Hong Kong company
    • principles of Hong Kong tax legislation. Main features of accounting and audit
    • Hong Kong company for trade operations
    • interaction with China
  • 16:45–17:15 Funds and Trusts
    • the essence, characteristics and distinctive features of investment funds' taxation by the example of BVI, Panama and Cyprus
    • the essence, characteristics and distinctive features of trust companies' taxation by the example of Liechtenstein, New Zealand, BVI, Panama and Cyprus
  • 17:15–17:45 Foreign bank accounts
    • the midpoints of choosing a bank
    • primary bank requirements to a company and client (procedures of Due Diligence and Know Your Client)
    • bank responsibility before the client
    • procedure of bank data disclosure by the example of Cyprus banks
    • summary on most popular banks. Banks positions before, during and after the economic crisis
  • 17:45–18:00 Presentation of Piraeus Bank (Cyprus) Ltd
  • 18:00–19:00 Raised questions and answers. Individual consultations.

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