Alinga Consulting Group British Airways Dentons
OCTOBER 1, 2015
Recent News from AmCham Member Companies
Alinga Consulting Group
In September Alinga Consulting in association with
Podolsky & Klein conducted
a free webinar on “Compliance with the Law on Personal Data”. What restrictions does the law impose
on the existing procedures for companies working
with personal data? Where and how this data can be
stored? Denis Vasiliev, partner of Podolsky and Klein,
investigated these questions and discussed with the
webinar participants — HR managers, IT specialists
and Heads of the Rep offices of the foreign companies
accredited in Russia. The participants wanted to continue the discussion at the next webinar planned for
October. The registration has already opened.
British Airways has launched
its revitalized new On Business loyalty scheme which
will help small and mediumsized businesses make even
more of their travel budgets.
The program brings together British Airways, Iberia and
American Airlines business program allowing customers to collect and spend on all three under one scheme.
The new and improved On Business program now
rewards points based on spend rather than distance
travelled or number of flights.
New benefits to the popular platform include:
Laurson’s practice focuses on representing major domestic and international banks and corporations on
complex, cross-border financings
in a wide range of sectors, including oil & gas and metals & mining.
Her clients include major Russian
energy and mining companies such
as EuroChem, Novatek and Bashneft, as well as leading European financial institutions
such as BNP Paribas, ING, Natixis and Raiffeisen.
Her innovative transactional approach has contributed
to the successful completion of a number of pioneering deals, such as the award-winning €750 million financing of a PVC plant in Kstovo, Nizhny Novgorod,
that was hailed by Trade Finance Magazine as having
established a new “Russian project finance template.”
Laurson joins Dentons from White & Case.
DoubleTree by Hilton Moscow —
On September 17, the “Fashion
Night” show took place at DoubleTree by Hilton Moscow — Marina dedicated to the first hotel
anniversary. The Hotel summed
up the results of the first year, shared with guests their
achievements, and introduced the grandiose Fashion
Show by Russian designers, such as Bella Potemkina,
Yana Nedzvetskaya, Anastasia Zadorina, KBStudio, Ilya
Shiyan and Alina Assi, and also presented the exclusive
T-shirts designed specially for DoubleTree by Hilton Moscow — Marina. At the end of the evening the famous
singer Mitya Fomin performed live songs for all guests.
• Immediate discounts on selected flights of at least 5%.
• T hree Tier ranking system to boost earning power.
• H andpicked offers and bonuses for members.
• A new easy to use online account management tool.
Companies can join On Business for free and read more
about the new programme on: https://onbusiness.british
Evgenia Laurson has joined Dentons’ Banking and Finance and Energy and Natural Resources practices as
partner in the Moscow office.
DoubleTree by Hilton Moscow – Marina – 1st Anniversary
OCTOBER 1, 2015
Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of BLP, advised Rosimushchestvo The Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP)
on the shareholders‘
agreement with the Republic of Bashkortostan on disposal of and voting by shares in PAO Joint-Stock Oil
Pursuant to the Agreement, the parties undertook to
exercise shareholders’ rights in concert in relation to
preparation and voting at general meetings of shareholders of Bashneft, as well as at Board of Directors’
meeting on key operational issues: approval of the development strategy and budget, determination of dividends, approval of major transactions, election of the
Chairman of the Board of Directors, appointment of
the President of the Company and other matters. The
Agreement also sets out the parties’ obligations in relation to disposal of the Company’s shares.
Oguz began his career at Pfizer in
1999 in the finance department of
Pfizer Turkey, where he gained experience in various fields: accounting,
financial analysis, treasury and audit. In 2007 he moved to the Marketing Department and worked in vari- Oguz Akandil, Health and
Value Director in Russia
ous positions in Sales & Marketing
starting from Sales Rep to Product
Management and followed by Business Development.
In 2009 Oguz was appointed to the position of Director of
Pfizer Animal Health Business Unit for Turkey and Israel.
In 2011 he moved to the position of Finance Director
for Turkey and the Caucasus and Central Asia, later his
responsibilities were expanded including Israel.
Since April 2014 Oguz has been holding the position of
Ukraine Country Manager & GIP Lead with responsibility for GIP Caucasus and Central Asia.
Oguz holds B.A. and MBA degrees from Bosphorus
GBLP team included Anton Sitnikov, Partner, Head of
Corporate/M&A Practice, Matvey Kaploukhiy Partner
and Anton Panchenkov, Head of Group, Corporate/
Higher School of IT Leadership opens its doors for
2015-2016 academic year. It is a unique educational
IT management program for IT directors, Head of IT
programs and projects, Competency Center directors.
For the third year in a
row, Gowlings Russia/
CIS has been recognized
for its unparalleled expertise in the global life
sciences industry winning a Russia Firm of the
Year Award at LMG Life
Science Awards 2015.
ractical knowledge and experience sharing from international and Russian professionals;
niversal application of gained knowledge and skills
for any IT strategy and programs;
• S tudy and work: 2 days per month from October to April;
As Russia Firm of the Year, Gowlings Russia/CIS is renowned for its life sciences expertise, providing crossdisciplinary insight and practical legal advice that
spans all aspects of intellectual property law, business
law and litigation matters.
Gowlings Russia/CIS delivers top-tier services to a
broad spectrum of clients — from investors and public issuers to innovative startups and multinational
brands — in a range of key life sciences industries,
including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical
devices, diagnostics, healthcare services, vaccines,
food, agriculture and cosmetics.
For more information on a award-winning Life Sciences
Practices, visit www.gowlings.com
• C onvenient location in downtown Moscow;
ertificate of qualification advancement regulated by
Russian Ministry of Education and diploma of Higher
School of IT leadership upon completion.
High-quality education guarantee
Over 70 successful graduates since 2012 (X5 Retail
Group, Aeroflot, Megapolis, Tatneft, Uralkhim and others). The graduates put the quality of received knowledge on MBA level.
Please find detailed information on the following links:
www.sap.com/cis/shkola — program site to be
launched on October 5
Pfizer announces Oguz Akandil as new Health and
Value Director in Russia.
www.facebook.com, group SAP CIS.
OCTOBER 1, 2015
On August 28, 2015 in Moscow Country Club, United
Way of Russia held XIII Charity Golf Tournament which
brought together the best golf players of socially responsible companies. Silver sponsor of the Tournament was
Chevron Neftegaz Inc., Bronze Sponsors were Amsted
Rail, Hines International Inc., Cushman & Wakefield. Informational support of the Tournament was provided by
radio Best FM.
The Tournament was attended by 80 players of the
largest Russian and international companies. With the
support of the partners, sponsors and participants of
the Tournament, United Way was able to collect more
than 3,000,000 rubles. The funds will be allocated to the
social rehabilitation of disabled people and the project
“Self-taught” for children at risk.
XIII Charity Golf Tournament by United Way