Business Seminar: Investing in Russia, Kazakhstan and Xinjiang as a Central Asian Hub

Beijing, China | November 08, 2010


Dezan Shira & Associates in cooperation with Russia Consulting, Kazakhstan Consulting and Beiten Burkhardt is pleased to invite you to a business seminar and networking event on investing in Russia and Kazakhstan. This event will provide investors practical and relevant information on doing business in the complex markets of Russia and Kazakhstan, as well as an overview on China’s new developments and opportunities for trade with these countries. An introduction to Urumqi as a Central Asian hub and China’s new special economic zone at Yili near Kazakhstan’s border will also be provided.

Around 100 senior business executives, government representatives, and media representatives based in China, Russia, and Kazakhstan are expected to be present at this event, providing attendees a unique opportunity to learn about the particularities of the complex Russian and Kazakh market. The business seminar will be followed by a cocktail event, giving attendees ample opportunity to network.


1:30 – 2:00 pm | Registration
2:00 – 5:30 pm | Business Seminar - Investments in Russia and Kazakhstan

2:00 – 2:05 pm | Welcoming Remarks
2:00 – 2:30 pm | Investment climate projects by Russian Embassy
2:30 – 3:00 pm | Legal comparison: Subsidiary, Branch, Representative Office by Beiten Burkhardt
3:00 – 3:30 pm | Taxation and financing by Russia Consulting
3:30 – 4:00 pm | Contractual and labor legislation by Beiten Burkhardt
4:00 – 4:20 pm | Directors’ position and controlling by Russia Consulting
4:20 – 4:35 pm | Example: Chinese Investments in Russia & Kazakhstan
4:35 – 5:00 pm | Urumqi As A Regional Hub For Kazakhstan & Russia by Dezan Shira & Associates

5:30 – 8:00pm | Cocktail Networking Event


Ulf Schneider, Managing Director, Russia Consulting, Moscow
Ulf Schneider established Russia Consulting in 2003. With offices in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Minsk, Kiev, Almaty and Hamburg, Russia Consulting provides multinational investors with consulting services in such areas as business set-up in Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and Kazakhstan.

Anna Bayda, LL.M., Senior Associate, Beiten Burkhardt, Moscow
Anna Bayda is the head of Russian employment and migration law practices in Beiten Burkhardt in Moscow. Her recent experience includes advising on problematic individual or mass dismissals, on employment and migration issues involving the State authorities, employment liability issues and drafting due diligence, as well as providing consultations on Russian migration and corporate law.

Chris Devonshire-Ellis, Principal, Dezan Shira & Associates, Beijing
Chris is the founder of Dezan Shira & Associates, Asia’s largest independent business advisors and tax consultants, advising multinational businesses on matters of foreign direct investment into China, Hong Kong, India and Vietnam. In 1999, Chris established the Asia Briefing publishing house, which has since grown to include the business brands China Briefing, India Briefing, Vietnam Briefing, and Russia Briefing.


Free Admission *RSVP in advance is necessary
Entrance includes: Free beverages plus canapés.


Beijing American Club, 29/F, China Resource Building, Jianguomen Beidajie, Chaoyang District
Venue Tel: +8610- 8519 2888

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