Ukrainian Wealth Management Forum

Adam Smith Inaugural International Forum

6 November 2018

InterContinental Hotel, Kyiv, Ukraine

Adam Smith Conferences are glad to announce a new event in the Global Wealth Management Series: UKRAINIAN WEALTH FORUM.

Building on our expertise in the wealth management sector we will bring together leading family offices, private bankers, tax and legal advisors serving Ukrainian business owners from Ukraine and other jurisdictions.

We pride ourselves on working with VIPs and representatives of business elite who will be among the Forum speakers and delegates. The Forum will also provide first hand updates from the Government of Ukraine and lawmakers on important new changes to legislation for private clients.

Halyna Khomenko, Director, People Advisory Services, Private Client Services Leader , EY Ukraine
Halyna Khomenko

Director, People Advisory Services, Private Client Services Leader

EY Ukraine

Anna Babych, Partner, Head of Corporate / M&A, AEQUO
Anna Babych

Partner, Head of Corporate / M&A


Andreas Santis, Country Manager Russia & Ukraine & Kazakhstan, Leptos Estates
Andreas Santis

Country Manager Russia & Ukraine & Kazakhstan

Leptos Estates

Olga Gorbanovskaya, Partner, Ukraine People Advisory Services Leader, EY Ukraine
Olga Gorbanovskaya

Partner, Ukraine People Advisory Services Leader

EY Ukraine

Michael Chobanian, Founder, KUNA Bitcoin Agency
Michael Chobanian


KUNA Bitcoin Agency

Erik Nayman, Managing Partner, Capital times
Erik Nayman

Managing Partner

Capital times

Alexey Aleksandrov, Head of Private Banking, author of books on private banking in the CIS, Expobank CZ
Alexey Aleksandrov

Head of Private Banking, author of books on private banking in the CIS

Expobank CZ

Alina Plyushch, Partner, Sayenko Kharenko
Alina Plyushch


Sayenko Kharenko

Oleksandr Repyakh, Head of Private Banking Sales , First Ukrainian International Bank (PUMB)
Oleksandr Repyakh

Head of Private Banking Sales

First Ukrainian International Bank (PUMB)

Igor Levchenko, Head of Personal Banking, Ukrsibbank
Igor Levchenko

Head of Personal Banking


Semen Khanin, Managing Partner, AMBER Law Firm
Semen Khanin

Managing Partner

AMBER Law Firm

Among Forum's topics:

  • Update on the main changes for Ukrainian private clients in 2018 and how to respond to them
  • Wealth preservation and wealth protection as primary goal for Ukrainian businessmen/ wealth holders
  • Current profile of Ukrainian private investors
  • Legal framework in 2018 for private client in Ukraine, including:
  • Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Action Plan - potential impact on Ukraine of this most comprehensive change in international taxation. An update from OECD.
  • Ukraine’s anti-money laundering framework and its integration in the global AML agreements
  • Tax residency concept in Ukraine
  • The stage of preparation of CFC law in Ukraine
  • Beneficial owners’ disclosure requirements
  • Liberalization of currency regulations in Ukraine
  • Succession planning and inheritance issues
  • Legal and tax updates from a range of jurisdictions: the UK (UWOs etc.), Switzerland, Eastern Europe
  • Residency and citizenship: which countries appeal to Ukrainian private investor?
  • Which traditional and alternative asset classes do wealthy Ukrainians invest in?
  • Panel Discussion with leading industry players: the Future of Wealth management and Private Banking in Ukraine
  • Round tables on lifestyle and concierge services
    VIP Guests presentations, details to come
  • And much, much more …
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Leading investment advisors of Ukrainian Clients

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Top tax and legal specialists

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Leading PRIVATE BANKERS managing the wealth of Ukrainian Clients

Companies, regularly attending Adam Smith Conferences’ Wealth Management events:

Alfa Bank
Arendt & Medernach
Axioma Wealth Management
Baker Tilly
Banque de Luxembourg
Banque Privee Edmond de Rothschild
Capital Times
Concorde Capital
Corner Banca
Credit Andorra
Delin Capital
Dragon Capital
EFG Private Bank
Enso Ventures
Equiom - Jersey
First Names Group

Guernsey International Finance Centre
Henley & Partners
ING Luxembourg 
J. Safra Sarasin Bank
Jersey Finance
Jordans Trust Company
Julius Baer Wealth Management
Kalido Private Office
Knight Frank
LGT Bank Schweiz
Littleton Chambers
LMG Lighthouse Trust
Lombard Odier
Lucrum Wealth Partners
Machlin Oracle
New Alternative Investments
NICA Multi Family Office
Norvik Banka
NR Group
Oracle Capital Group

Quilter Cheviot 
Raiffeisen Bank Ukraine
Rigensis Bank
Rothschild Trust - Schwitzerland
Sayenko Kharenko
Salient Group 
Seed Mentors 
SG Hambros Bank
Skolkovo Wealth Transformation Centre 
Talis Capital
Treadstone Partners
Tungsten Capital Advisors
UBS Wealth
UFG Wealth Management
United International Management
Unius Learning
Verdict Financial
Verno Capital
Withers LLP

Sponsored by:


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EY Ukraine
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Leptos Estates
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Sayenko Kharenko
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Amber Law Firm


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Ukrainian Business Journal
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EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, law, transaction and advisory services.
We provide global services in four main areas: Assurance, Tax & Law, Transactions and Advisory. Through these services, we can help you retain the confidence of investors, manage your risk, strengthen your controls and achieve your potential.

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AEQUO is an advanced industry-focused Ukrainian law firm made up of highly qualified, internationally recommended lawyers who work proactively to help their clients reach their business goals. Backed up by solid industry expertise and a thorough understanding of business we develop innovative strategies and provide efficient solutions to the most complex and challenging matters.

AEQUO has been named the Most Innovative Law Firm of the Year in Ukraine by IFLR Europe Awards 2018, Law Firm of the Year in Russia, Ukraine and the CIS by The Lawyer European Awards 2017 and one of the most innovative law firms in Europe according to the FT Innovative Lawyers 2015-2017.



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Leptos Estates, a long established organization with over 55 years of succesful history, has achieved a leading position through the professionalism and team effort of its employees, its international network of sales service in 75 countries, its vast investment in land purchasing and an effective after-sales service support.
Leptos Estates selects only the finest locations Cyprus has to offer in residential, retirement and holiday residences and uses the highest standards of construction and design, to build elegant homes to suit the lifestyle and taste of today's discerning property owners.
Over the years, Leptos Estates has successfully completed over 325 different home developments, boasting more than 25,000 happy home owners. The organization has an extensive land bank, owning prime locations in Cyprus and Greece from luxurious beachfront villas to coastal condominium projects and rural properties.

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Sayenko Kharenko is one of Ukraine’s largest law firms offering comprehensive support in all major sectors of economy. In order to manage the rapidly evolving Ukrainian legal and business environment, we embrace innovation through new products, out-of-the-box thinking and creative solutions. The emphasis on innovation brings services that allow our clients excel in what they do.


Sayenko Kharenko has been recognized over 100 times as No. 1 law firm in key practice areas and named “Best Law Firm in Ukraine” more than 30 times by the most prestigious professional excellence awards.

In 2018, the firm was recognised as Law Firm of the Year by Chambers Europe Awards 2018 and was highly commended by The Lawyer European Awards 2018. In 2017, Sayenko Kharenko collected three of the most prestigious professional excellence country awards – Law Firm of the Year by each of IFLR European Awards 2017, Who’s Who Legal Awards 2017 and Legal Awards 2017 by Yuridicheskaya Practika, the Ukrainian largest legal publishing house.


We have provided legal services to over 1200 clients from more than 60 countries around the globe and recognize that every single client has unique business needs. We tailor our services to best fit individual profile of each and every client.


We are the first full-service law firm in Ukraine to launch an independent R&D department. Neworld Lab is an innovative project of Sayenko Kharenko [the firm] designed to anticipate developments in the new economy and place our firm and our clients at the cutting edge of the changes shaping our collective future. We analyze global trends in science and economics and identify effective instruments to manage fast-evolving relationships and implement innovations. The ultimate goal is to create newlaw solutions which would drive our clients business forward.


The firm’s team is top-ranked in multiple practice areas according to all major international legal directories, including Chambers Global, IFLR1000 and The Legal 500.


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AMBER law firm was created in 2013 to render a wide range of legal services. These services are provided by a team of highly qualified specialists in the area of law.

Our main task is to protect our clients’ rights and legitimate interests and prevent them from being violated.
At present, our clients include legal entities and individuals and their associations both in Ukraine and abroad.
We provide services in the form of oral and written advice and recommendations on issues related to the application of norms of law, analyze and prepare draft legal documents, form a legal position for our clients and represent their interests before third parties, including courts of any jurisdiction, help challenge illegal actions and decisions of public authorities and their officers, provide a complex legal support for our clients’ activities or certain aspects and operations of such activities, or any types of transactions, develop a set of preventive measures for our client to prevent its rights from being violated by third parties, help our clients to determine the most effective and economically reasonable form of business both in and outside Ukraine, conduct a complex legal analysis (due diligence) of investees, help resolve corporate conflicts and protect rights and interests of business owners, including minority shareholders, develop and help implement the most efficient project investment schemes and provide many other legal services to our clients at their request.

- Registration international and offshore companies, foundations, trusts.

- Corporate and personal account in international banks.

- Legal Support of International Financial Institutions.

- International business structuring.

- Banking and Finance. 

- Tax consulting.

Lawyers working in our team have a significant advocacy experience and provide defense for our clients against allegations of criminal offense in criminal proceedings.

Phone: +38067 3259582, +38044 2280279

29, Lesi Ukrainki blvd., off. 75, Kyiv 01014, Ukraine,

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Excellent with very relevant topics in line with the current challenges of our world

Houssam Nasrawin

Managing Partner, GDC Partners, Gulf Development Company

Interesting, varied, relevant to my work and great meeting the attendees!

Jessica Morris,

 Director, Carey Group

Well organised and intimate with knowledgeable speakers and a good variety of subjects discussed

Carl Jreidini,

 Executive Director, Coutts & Co

An insightful conference given by a collection of proven experts in their respective fields

Glenn Blevins, 

Business Development Manager, Fedelta Trust Ltd

Capital Markets
Corporate and Commercial
Government Relations
Labour and Employment
Mergers and Acquisitions
Private Clients

Co-head in:
Energy and Natural Resources
Private Equity
Technology, Media and
Expertise in:
Consumer and Retai

Regarded by industry experts as one of Ukraine’s leading transactional
lawyers, Anna focuses on international and domestic mergers and
acquisitions, equity capital markets and general corporate commercial
advice to private and public companies.
Her transactional experience includes work on a number of the most
complex, high value deals in recent Ukrainian history.
She also represents clients in a broad range of matters related to setting
up optimal structures for businesses in Ukraine.
Anna is a well-known practitioner in the sphere of corporate governance.
In addition, she regularly advises national and international clients in
connection with labor and employment issues arising out of mergers and
acquisitions, corporate restructurings, and transfers of undertaking.
Her client base includes large national and international corporations,
financial institutions and private equity firms operating in the CIS region.
Professional Associations and Memberships:
A non-practicing Solicitor (England & Wales)
International Bar Association (IBA)
Kyiv City Bar (admitted since 2006)
Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA)
Anna Babych has been repeatedly recommended by reputable
international and local legal rankings such as Best Lawyers, Chambers
Europe/Global, The Legal 500, IFLR 1000, Who's Who Legal, Top
100 Best Lawyers in Ukraine (Clients Choice), KyivPost, The
Ukrainian Law Firms. A Handbook for Foreign Clients, etc.
National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Master of Laws, Kyiv, 2005
Law School, BPP University, Graduate Diploma in Law, London, United
Kingdom, 2012
Law School, BPP University, Legal Practice Course, London, United
Kingdom, 2014
Ukrainian, Russian, English

The founder of the first Bitcoin agency in Eastern Europe and the CIS countries. Has more than 7 years of experience in managing Telecommunications / Internet Providers. Professionally studies Blockchain ecosystems since 2011.

In March, 2014 Mr. Chobanian founded KUNA Bitcoin Agency and non-government organization Bitcoin Foundation Ukraine (BFU). September, 2014 - the first Bitcoin Embassy in the CIS countries was opened and through successful ICO (December, 2015) the first public Ukrainian exchange of crypto assets was launched. In December, 2017, with community of like-minded professionals, Mr. Chobanian created and headed the Blockchain Association of Ukraine (ABU). In January, 2018 at the World Economic Forum in Davos he introduced the concept of Blockchain HUB (cross-border network of professional spaces for solving the urgent problems of the Fourth Industrial Revolution). The opening of the flagship Blockchain HUB in Kyiv took place in March, 2018.

Founder of the charity foundation for the development of social innovation CryptoRus.

EMBA Graduate: London Business School, Hong Kong University, Columbia University; Bachelor of Economics: City, University of London.


Key achievements:

Private placement of 20% of shares of “Galnaftogaz” in 2005

- Bond issuance for the companies: NJSC “Naftogaz Ukraine”, “Ukrtransgaz”, “Southwest Railway”, “Galnaftogaz”, “Dneproshina”, “LuAz”, “Molis”, “Oranta Ukraine”, “Foxtrot”, etc.

author of “The small encyclopedia for trader” (1997), “Trader-investor” (2000), “Master Trading” (2002), “A way to financial freedom” (2004), “How to buy cheap and sell expensive” (2011)

Professional experience:

  • since 2010
    Managing partner at Capital Times
  • 2002-2010 Founder and Head of the investment banking business of JSCB “Ukrsotsbank” (UniCredit Bank)
  • 2001-2002 Investment management Director at Millennium Capital

Industry expertise:

  • Global strategy
  • Macroeconomic analysis
  • Asset management
  • Trading


Economic Research Institute of the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine (Ph.D. in economics)
Novosibirsk State Academy of Economy and Management, "Finance and Credit"

Alina Plyushch is a partner at Sayenko Kharenko with more than 17-year practical experience. She specializes in private wealth management, corporate law, M&A, corporate finance and capital markets.

She has extensive professional experience in advising clients on corporate restructuring, share and asset sales, joint ventures, private placement and capital markets transactions.

As one of the leading private wealth management specialists in Ukraine, Alina heads the firm’s private clients practice. Ms Plyushch has substantial experience advising clients on the most sophisticated private wealth management issues, including protection of the rights of beneficial owners of large Ukrainian and foreign business groups. She regularly advises on setting up trust structures, foundations, investment funds and segregated portfolio companies.

Alina has been recommended in M&A by Best Lawyers International 2014-2019; recognized in сorporate/M&A by Ukrainian Law Firms 2017; listed among the world's best private client lawyers by Who's Who Legal: Private Client 2015-2017; and recognized among private client lawyers by The Legal 500, 2018.

1993-1999 - National Technical University of the KPI. Faculty of Informatics and Computer Engineering.

2000-2002 - International University of Finance. Faculty - Banking

1997-2002 - Ukrinbank. Analyst of credit management.

2002-2003 - UkrSibbank. Management of payment cards. Specialist of payment transactions monitoring department

2003-2005 - UkrSibbank. Management of payment cards. Head of the Department of Development and Promotion of Card Products.

2005-2015 - UkrSibbank BNP Paribas - Head of the Kyiv Personal Banking Service Center

2016 - UkrSibbank BNP Paribas - Head of Personal Banking