The 3rd Annual Law & Tax Conference “Russia-Luxembourg: Regulatory Evolution or Revolution?” was organised by the Luxembourg-Russia Business Chamber together with the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce and took place on 4th April 2017.

The Conference was opened by a welcome speech of Mr. Jeannot Erpelding, Director International Affairs, Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce.

 

Mr. Anton Baturin (Wilson Associates, Luxembourg), LRBC Director, moderated the event.

The speakers at the Conference were: Mr. Igor Ershov (CMS Russia, Moscow), Mr. Illia Neizvestny (Arendt, Luxembourg), Mr. Ovidiu Vasilescu (KPMG, Luxembourg), Mr. Jacques Wantz (Allen&Overy, Luxembourg). The presentations were followed by a panel discussion moderated by Mr. Pavel Nesvedov (EY, Luxembourg).

 

During their presentations and the panel, the speakers were discussing Russian and Luxembourg tax law changes and recent practices affecting the business between the two countries, exchange of information, intra-group financing activity and the arm’s length principle, BEPS, MLI and getting access to the Luxembourg’s tax treaty network in the future.

The event was closed with a presentation by Gary Dennis (Wilson Associates, Luxembourg) on the revolutionary Blockchain technology.                              

The topic of the Conference proved to be of high interest to the audience and provoked many questions during the panel discussion and later, at the networking lunch.

More than 80 participants from law firms, banking, audit, consulting, trust and fiduciary companies, asset managers, investment fund managers and other businesses expressed their interest in the Conference.”

 

Presentations:

1) Mr. Igor Ershov (CMS Russia, Moscow): Russian tax law changes and recent practices affecting the business with Luxembourg counterparties

2) Mr. Illia Neizvestny (Arendt, Luxembourg): Exchange of information in Luxembourg

3) Mr. Ovidiu Vasilescu (KPMG, Luxembourg): Intra-group financing activity and arm’s length principle

4) Mr. Jacques Wantz (Allen&Overy, Luxembourg): BEPS and the MLI: Getting access to Luxembourg’s tax treaty network in the future

5) Gary Dennis (Wilson Associates, Luxembourg): Blockchain technology: legal and regulation issues