Business and Investment Climate in Ukraine in 2017 - Opportunities and Challenges, 22-02-2017

February 12, 2017 • Business, Past Events • Views: 604


Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 19:00


Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, Exchange House, Primrose Street, London EC2A 2EG


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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP and the British Ukrainian Society are inviting to hear the talk by Artem Shevalev, Member of the Supervisory Board of PrivatBank and Director of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and a discussion with Yuri Bender, Editor-in-Chief of Professional Wealth Management, Financial Times.


6:30PM- Registration
7:00PM- Welcome Remarks by Tom Wozniak, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
7:05PM- Lord Risby, Member of the House of Lords and Chairman of the British Ukrainian Society to introduce Artem Shevalev and Yuri Bender
7:10PM- Talk by Artem Shevalev
7:25PM- Discussion with Yuri Bender
7:40PM- Q&A with audience
7:55PM- Closing Remarks
8:00PM- Drinks Reception

Speakers bios

Artem Shevalev
Artem serves as an Alternative Board Director of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development for Ukraine, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, Serbia, Moldova and Turkmenistan. He was recently appointed as a member of PrivatBank’s Supervisory Board. From March 2015 to May 2016 he was Deputy Minister of Finance of Ukraine for European Integration. He began his professional career as a diplomat and from 1998-2001 held the position of Third Secretary and Private Secretary to the Ambassador at the Embassy of Ukraine in London. After a three year stint as an advisor at the EBRD, he became Head of the Representative Office in London of JSC The State Export-Import Bank of Ukraine. He graduated from the Faculty of International Economic Relations at the Institute of International Relations of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, and has an Executive MBA from the London Business School.

Yuri Bender
Yuri is Editor-in-Chief of the Professional Wealth Management global magazine, website and events hub, leading the debate on how banks and financial centres can match client needs. He has reported from many countries including China, Kazakhstan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Russia and Ukraine. He writes a column for the fund management section of the FT newspaper. He studied International Relations at Cambridge University and Investment Management at the London Business School.

Herbert Smith Freehills is a leading global law firm with over 3000 lawyers, including 480 partners, in 26 offices spanning Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and the US, offering clients a top-tier seamless service across a single global platform and an unparalleled depth of expertise. The firm represents clients ranging from Fortune 500, multinationals to financial institutions, governments and state-owned entities. Herbert Smith Freehills also has a dedicated Ukraine Group led by Tomasz Wozniak, with strong working relationships with leading local law firms over years of work on Ukrainian matters spanning corporate, projects and infrastructure, energy, capital markets, finance and dispute resolution.

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