Navigating the Russia-EU Business Challenges

Co-Event with Lodi Export

23 April | 11:00 - 12:30 (CEST) | 12:00 - 13:30 (GMT+3)
Form of participation: online

Registration is over
Language: English

About the event

The Russian market poses distinct challenges for international companies. With constantly changing regulations, intricate financial interactions, and logistical complexities, conducting business in this environment can be daunting.

Our event, co-hosted by SCHNEIDER GROUP and Lodi Export, provides decision-makers of international companies with a detailed roadmap for navigating the intricacies of Russia-EU trade.

SCHNEIDER GROUP experts will equip decision-makers with the knowledge and strategies necessary to successfully navigate these complexities.

The Lodi Export Consortium was founded in 1977 on the initiative of a group of Italian entrepreneurs and supports the expansion of small and medium-sized industrial, craft and commercial enterprises into foreign markets.

If you have any questions regarding the event please contact Nadezhda Kharkovskaya.


12:00 – 12:10
Welcome speech

Luca Orselli, Representative of SCHNEIDER GROUP in Italy

Dott. Fabio Milella, Lodi Export

12:10 – 13:10
Navigating the Russia-EU Business Challenges
  • Export to Russia: Review of Relevant EU Sanctions

    Dr. Thomas Mundry, Partner, Legal, Tax & Interim Management

  • Features of regulation and practical issues of cross-border payments

    Anna Afanasyeva, Legal&Tax Director

  • EU-Russia Logistics: Opportunities and Challenges

    Anna Dashicheva, Commercial director of Polar Logistics

13:10 – 13:30

About speakers

Thomas Mundry
Partner, Attorney-at-Law, SCHNEIDER GROUP Russia
Thomas joined the company in 2019 as Partner for legal and tax. Thomas is a German lawyer, ranked among top lawyers in franchising and is regularly included into the “Best Lawyers in Russia” rating.

He specializes in manufacturing localization (greenfield & brownfield), joint ventures, M&A, franchising & distribution, bankruptcy and restructuring.
Thomas advises businesses from a wide range of industries, including machinery, construction and engineering, automotive, logistics, chemicals, mining, energy and utilities, pharmaceuticals, food, real estate, agriculture, fashion, and IT.
Anna Afanasyeva
Associate Director, Legal & Tax, SCHNEIDER GROUP St. Petersburg
Anna is heading legal and tax practice of SCHNEIDER GROUP in St. Petersburg. She has more than 20 years of professional experience at the international law firms.

Anna is a leading legal and tax advisor in St. Petersburg. She specializes in financial and tax planning and provides legal support in manufacturing and real estate investment projects, corporate restructurings and liquidations. She advises SCHNEIDER GROUP’s customers on foreign trade and financing, tax and financial issues, M&A, and international agreements.
Luca Orselli
Representative Italy, SCHNEIDER GROUP
Luca is the point of contact of SCHNEIDER GROUP in Italy, helping Italian companies understand which benefits they can get from a well-conceived development strategy in Russia and the other countries where SCHNEIDER GROUP can assist. Organize events to present major opportunities and trends in those countries. Cooperate with Industrial and Trade associations to develop and implement joint activities.
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