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13th CBBL Forum on International Law,

13.06.2024 Steigenberger Inselhotel Konstanz (Germany)

 

 

Once a year, CBBL organizes an international conference in Germany to bring together CBBL lawyers from many countries around the world with companies and consultants from the german speaking region.

 

The topic of the event: Changing investment climate

 

Focus: Eastern Europe, North America and Asia

Experience reports on investments in the regions
Practical reports from experienced business lawyers 

 

Program in German 

 

II Scientific and Practical Conference “International Taxation in Russia”, 23.05.2024 Saint Petersburg 

 

St. Petersburg State University invites to participate in the II Scientific and Practical Conference “International Taxation in Russia” on May 23-24, 2024.

 

The conference is scheduled to discuss topical theoretical and practical issues related to international taxation in Russia, including:

  • taxation under partial suspension of double taxation treaties;
  • analysis of the practice of application of double tax treaty rules by Russian courts;
  • issues of qualification of payments as dividends for the purposes of application of double tax treaties;
  • development of approaches to the concept of actual right to income;
  • the role and risks of a tax agent in the application of double taxation treaties, development of the practice of unjust enrichment recovery in connection with the application of treaties;
  • procedural issues in the application of double taxation treaties;
  • new international tax treaties as a tool for the development of economic cooperation with partner countries.

 

Valeria Khmelevskaya, Partner at Brand & Partner LLC, will report the topic “Current Tax Realities: Russian and EU Blacklists, Partial Suspension of SIDNs and Reaction of ‘Unfriendly’ States”.

 

Program in Russian 

 

AEB Webinar: "Update on Personal Income Tax for Foreign Persons Working in Russia and Russian Citizens Working Abroad", 04.04.2024

 

The AEB Taxation Committee holds a webinar “Update on Personal Income Tax for Foreign Persons Working in Russia and Russian Citizens Working Abroad”.


The event will take place online on Thursday, April 4, 2024, from 10:00 to 12:30 via ZOOM. 


During the event, the experts will cover DTA suspension and its implications for foreign citizens working in Russia and Russian citizens working abroad, tax problems and risks for employers and employees, as well as currency legislation issues for employers (settlements with remote workers) and for Russian citizens working abroad:

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  • Donat PODNYEK, Partner, Kept;
  • Sergei ZHESTKOV, Partner, Melling, Voitishkin & Partners;
  • Gueladjo DICKO, Partner, B1;
  • Valeria KHMELEVSKAYA, Head of AEB Taxation Committee’s working group on international operations, Partner, Brand & Partners.

 

Program in .pdf

 

Article: "Tax Changes for Investors from 'Unfriendly Countries' in Belarus"

 

By its Resolution No. 164 dated 7 March 2024, the Government of Belarus has significantly modified the conditions for investors from so-called 'unfriendly countries'.

 

The income tax rate of 25 per cent will be imposed on dividends of members/shareholders of Belarusian economic entities from 'unfriendly countries'. The rate will be tentatively in effect from 1 April 2024 to 31 December 2026. It will also apply to foreign entities that do business in Belarus through a permanent establishment (permanent representative office).

 

Currently, the income tax on dividends is 15%. 

 

 

Full text in .pdf

 

Annual Tax Conference of the Tax and Financial Reporting Committee of the Russian-German Chamber of Commerce (AHK), 08.02.2024

 

The Tax and Financial Reporting Committee of the Russian-German Chamber of Commerce holds an annual tax conference, which focuses on current changes in tax legislation and law enforcement practice. Representatives of tax authorities, tax consultants and other experts speak about them.

 

In addition to highly specialized issues, the conference regularly discusses the following topics:
- major changes in tax legislation;
- tax policy trends;
- key court decisions in the tax sphere;
- current changes in the taxation of the digital economy in Russia. 

 

 

The event will take place on Thursday, February 8, 2024, offline at 13:00 at the Moscow office of the Russian-German Chamber of Commerce, as well as online. 

 

Program in GERMAN

 

Registration

 

Article: "Belarus adopted a procedure for getting permission to alienate stakes/shares and real estate belonging to foreign investors" 

 

The Order No. 326 of the President of the Republic of Belarus of 19 October 2023 established that stakes/shares in authorized capitals of Belarusian legal entities, Belarusian enterprises and immovable property that are located in Belarus and belong to foreign legal and physical persons from so-called "unfriendly countries" ("Foreign Investors") may only be alienated by permission from the Council of Ministers of Belarus. Moreover, it will be necessary to pay an „exit tax” in amount of at least 25 % of the market-based value of the stakes/shares in authorized capitals of Belarusian entities or immovable property.

 

19 January 2024 came into force a Regulation of the Council of Ministers of Belarus dated 12 January 2024 which has set conditions and procedures for obtaining such permission.

 

 

Full text in .pdf

 

"EXECUTIVE SEARCH AND THE LABOUR MARKET – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS" 

Newsletter CT Executive Search

CT Executive Search assist international companies in filling leadership positions in Russia, Belarus, Central Asia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and exclusively work with international companies not subject to sanctions.

 

In this newsletter are addressed the most frequently asked questions on the topic "EXECUTIVE SEARCH AND THE LABOUR MARKET."

 

www.ct-executive.com

 

 

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Forbes: Ministry of Finance expands 'compensation' to businesses from freezing tax agreements with the West, 29.09.2023  

The Ministry of Finance has identified measures to reduce the negative consequences for business of the suspension of double taxation agreements with Western countries. Because of this, Russian business risks paying more tax on payments to "unfriendly" countries. In fact, the Finance Ministry proposed to return the previous tax exemptions on several types of payments. In addition to interest on loans and royalties for software, the list includes payments for the lease of aircraft, the purchase of sea vessels and the broadcasting of Western content

 

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2. GERMAN-EURASIAN MEETING DAY, Hamburg, Germany, offline event, 26.09.2023  

On Tuesday, September the 26, 2023,  the German-Eurasian Business Association e.V.  organize the 2nd GERMAN-EURASIAN MEETING DAY.

 

The focus will be on important topics and current talking directions:

  • RUSSIA 
  • CENTRAL ASIA  
  • UKRAINE 

 

Venue: Hotel GASTWERK (Beim Alten Gaswerk 3, 22761 Hamburg)

 

Program in GERMAN

 

Article: "Limitations may be imposed in Belarus on financial transactions by Belarusian companies' foreign members from "unfriendly" countries, 20.09.2023

Approved by Presidential Order No. 285 of 13 September 2023 on Special Accounts, the Regulation on the Operation Procedure for Current/Settlement Bank Accounts That are Subject to a Special Operation Regime will come into effect if Belarus imposes a special restriction on "the conduct of financial transactions related to the receipt of profits and/or dividends by foreign members of Belarusian companies".

 

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Online seminar: "Consequences of the suspension of the German-Russian double taxation treaty",  19.09.2023  

On Tuesday, September the 19, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. CET, in German and online (in Zoom), Brand & Partner will hold its next online seminar:

 

Topic: "Consequences of the suspension of the German-Russian double taxation treaty".

 

Seminar held by:

 

Valeria Khmelevskaya
Lawyer and tax advisor, partner
Chairwoman of the Committee on Taxes and Accounting
of the German-Russian Chamber of Commerce (AHK)

 

Thomas Brand

Lawyer, Partner

Vice-Chairman of the Legal Committee of the

German-Russian Chamber of Commerce  (AHK) 

 

Registration per e-mail  anna.schach@bbpartners.de

AEB Taxation Committee Zoom-Webinar: "Key Updates in Taxation: DTA Suspension, Expansion of Minfin "Blacklist", Windfall Tax", 31.08.2023 

On August 31, 2023 the AEB Taxation Committee will be held an online webinar “Key Updates in Taxation: DTA Suspension, Expansion of MinFin "Blacklist", Windfall Tax”. 

 

Recent months have brought a number of amendments in tax legislation such as suspension of DTA’s main provisions, extension of “blacklist” of the Russian Ministry of Finance (MinFin Order 86n of 5 June 2023) and windfall tax. During the webinar the AEB experts will share their knowledge and expertise on these matters. The working languages of the event are English and Russian. Interpretation will be provided.  

 

 

The event will take place via ZOOM from 10:00 to 12:00.

 

Registration here.

 

Program of the event in ENGLISH.

 

The webinar is free of charge for all AEB Members.

AEB: "Tax Conference. Trends and Prospects", 06.07.2023

On July 6, 2023, Thursday, from 12:00 to 18:30 in the AEB Conference Center will be held the traditional mid-year event “Tax Conference. Trends and Prospects”.


The conference will highlight recent and upcoming amendments to the Russian taxation legislation and administration. The agenda includes issues related to international taxation and cross-border transactions, tax control and administration, trends in court practice development and many more. The event will provide an excellent platform for discussion and exchange of knowledge by professionals. A number of AEB experts will share their expertise and will give recommendations on important tax matters. 

 

The working languages of the event are English and Russian. Registration under this  link.

 

Program of the event in ENGLISH.

 

The event takes place in the AEB Conference Center

(Butyrsky Val St. 68/70 b.1, 1st floor, office 13, Moscow

 

Registration starts at 11.30 a.m. 

Belarus: Zoom-Webinar "Practical aspects of the impact of EU-sanctions on the activities of Belarusian business entities, 20.06.2023

On Tuesday, the 20th of June, 2023 at 10:00 will be held a webinar on the impact of the European sanctions on the activities of Belarusian business entities, which is organized by the Representative Office of the German Economy in the Republic of Belarus with the expert support of the law firm Brand & Partner Belarus.

 

The webinar will provide an overview of the current sanctions restrictions in the sphere of import and export of goods, consider the practical aspects of making payments with the EU, as well as the issues of emerging responsibility for violations of the sanctions regime. 

 

The language of the event is Russian with translation into German,  English is not provided.

 

Registration under this  link.

 

 

 

Annual conference of the Russian-German Chamber of Commerce for CFOs, 21.06.2023 in Moscow (offline event, in Russian)

The annual conference of the Russian-German Chamber of Commerce for CFOs will be held on Wednesday, June 21, 2023 at 13:00 Moscow time at the Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow (registration 12:30).

 

Scheduled  discussions on the most important tax and other topics with the participation of tax authorities and business representatives, experts and consultants.

 

The event will take place  offline. The language of the event is Russian.

 

You can find the program of the event under this  link.

 

 

 

Round table on "Tax monitoring. Advantages and development prospects", 07.06.2023 at the Moscow office of the Russian-German Chamber of Commerce (offline & online)

The Tax and Financial Reporting Committee of the Russian-German Chamber of Commerce together with the Interregional Inspectorate for Major Taxpayers Nr. 1 is holding a round table on "Tax monitoring. Advantages and development prospects".

 

The event will take place  at 11:00 Moscow time offline at ​​​the Moscow office of the German-Russian Chamber of Commerce Abroad and online via Zoom.

 

You can find the program of the event under this  link.

 

The language of the event is Russian, translation into German or English is not provided.

 

To the registration

 

 

Tax Conference 2023 at the Moscow office of the Russian-German Chamber of Commerce  (offline & online)

The event will take place at the Moscow office of the Russian-German Chamber of Commerce, as well as online. Scheduled discussions on the most important tax and other topics with representatives of tax authorities and businesses, as well as consultants. 

 

The event is held in Russian.  

 

To the program and registration 

"Legal Update" - presentation of our lawyer at the Legal Seminar at the Russian-German Chamber, 09.02.2023