Banking Landscape in Russia: Adapting to Regulatory Shifts

Participation format: hybrid
17 April | 10:00 - 11:30 (GMT+3) | 9:00 - 10:30 (CEST) | SCHNEIDER GROUP Moscow, House of German Economy, 1-y Kazachiy per. 7 and online
Registration is required.
Language: English

About the event

The international banking environment in Russia is experiencing continual shifts in regulations, influenced by both sanctions and compliance matters. With the further withdrawal of international banks from the Russian market, companies face uncertainties in operations and service accessibility.

Join us at our upcoming event, where SCHNEIDER GROUP experts will offer invaluable perspectives into the evolving banking landscape, discussing the potential impacts on banking operations amidst changing regulations and sharing examples of best practice. They will also showcase banks successfully navigating these challenges, offering concrete examples for account openings. Practical insights will also be provided by representatives from OTP Bank.

Additionally, we will also explore current currency control limitations, challenges and risks as well tax considerations in Russia as an important part of the bigger picture of the banking sector.

If you have any questions regarding the event please contact Laurie Pirson.


9:30 – 10:00
Registration and welcome coffee for in-person participation
10:00 - 11:00
Banking Landscape in Russia: Adapting to Regulatory Shifts
  • Current Dynamics of the Russian Banking Landscape: Recent Developments

    Alexander Shalamov, Team Lead Interim Management

  • Efficient Products and Services for Legal Entities

    Kirill Kruglov, Head of Corporate Department, OTP Bank Russia, Sergey Zhuravlev, Senior Relationship manager, Corporate Banking, OTP Bank

  • Navigating Currency Control and Tax Implications in Russia

    Valeriy Getmanenko, Senior Tax Associate

  • Understanding Western Sanctions: Impact on Russian Banks

    Alexander Titov, Head of Corporate Law Practice

11:00 - 11:30

About speakers

Alexander Shalamov
Interim Management Team Lead

Alexander joined SCHNEIDER GROUP in 2014. With 8 years of experience, he leads complex interim management projects as a temporary/permanent general director, branch director, or head of a representative office for international companies.

Alexander possesses a proven record in diverse industries, including machinery, construction, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, food, agriculture, fashion, and IT. His core competencies lie in project implementation, coordination, planning, risk assessment, and stakeholder communication.

Alexander holds a university degree in economics with a specialization in the foreign activities of enterprises, complemented by a Master's degree in international business from St. Petersburg State University. His professional expertise is further strengthened by certifications in project management, IT service management, and project governance.

Alexander is fluent in Russian and English.
Alexander Titov
Head of Corporate Law Practice

Alexander joined the company in 2021. He has more than 25 years of professional experience and specializes in advising international companies on joint ventures, restructuring, M&A, and executive dispute resolution.

Companies from a wide range of industries, such as machinery, engineering, automotive, pharma, chemicals, food, consumer goods, professional services, fashion and retail rely on Alexander’s expertise.

Christopher Schagerl
Partner, Interim Management
Christopher joined the company in 2016 and is responsible for interim management services (provision of temporary or permanent managerial resources to perform the functions of a General Director, a branch director or a head of a representative office) in the Moscow office of SCHNEIDER GROUP.

Prior to joining SCHNEIDER GROUP, Christopher worked for 7 years as branch manager and financial manager for an Austrian engineering and construction company in Moscow, where he was responsible for commercial management and supervision of subsidiaries, branches and construction projects.  

Christopher also handled liquidation of legal entities. He has in-depth knowledge in budgeting, financial planning and control, as well as in personnel management.

He graduated from the University of Applied Sciences in Eisenstadt (Austria) with a master's degree in International Business Relations and also studied International Relations at ESCE (Paris). He is currently enrolled in the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants as a student (ACCA).

Christopher speaks English, German and Russian.
Valeriy Getmanenko
Senior Tax Associate
Valeriy joined SCHNEIDER GROUP in 2023 as a Senior Tax Associate, bringing over 20 years of practical experience in the tax law field. With advanced degrees in law and economics from Russian and American universities, including Lomonosov Moscow State University (Law), MGIMO (International Economics) and Brigham Young University (USA) (Juris Doctor), Valeriy worked for 15 years at Baker&McKenzie in Russia as Senior Tax Associate.

His expertise includes, among other, a broad range of tax law areas: tax planning, structuring and optimization, tax compliance, international taxation, as well as currency regulation and control planning and compliance.

He speaks Russian and English languages.
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SCHNEIDER GROUP Moscow, House of German Economy, 1-y Kazachiy per. 7
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