Ukrainian Wealth Management Forum

Adam Smith International Forum

3-4 December 2019

InterContinental Hotel, Kyiv, Ukraine

Among confirmed speakers in 2019

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

Robert Amsterdam is an international lawyer with 35 years experience working on high-profile cases in emerging markets.  His law firm Amsterdam & Partners LLP, with offices in London and Washington DC, is frequently sought after for its unique practice areas which explore synergies between public international law, international criminal law, and political advocacy.

Amsterdam has been retained by multinational mining and energy corporations on issues pertaining to resource nationalism and expropriation, while also representing sovereigns in disputes with foreign investors.  His unique blend of political advocacy and international law has led to his retention by several world leaders, such as the former Prime Minister of Thailand Thaksin Shinawatra, former President of Zambia Rupiah Banda, Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State in Nigeria, among other high profile figures.

With significant experience on the ground in emerging economies across Africa, Asia, Eurasia, and Latin America, Amsterdam has successively settled disputes for major corporations such as PWC and the Four Seasons Hotel & Resorts Group, while also advising companies on opening new markets and managing political risk.

As a prolific columnist and blogger, Amsterdam’s writings have been published in the International Herald Tribune, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and the Fordham International Law Journal, among other publications.  Amsterdam has made several television appearances on networks such as CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg, BBC, and Fox News.  A profile feature of Amsterdam was published in the magazine American Lawyer in February 2012.




Vice President, Head of Private Banking Head of Individuals, Expobank CZ, Prague

Doctor of Economics, MBA - Professor of Kyiv International Management Institute (MIM-Kyiv) - Scientific Expert of Strategic Business Review Magazine (Ukraine) - Research works (more than 100) published in Ukrainian, Russian scientific editions.

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"

With over 20 years of banking experience, that specializes in delivering personalized banking services to private banking clients, their families, and businesses.

Expobank CZ a.s.   –  Head of Private banking

Expobank CZ a.s.   –  Head of Treasury Sales

LBBW Bank CZ a.s.  – Project manager – Compliance

Astute finance s.r.o.  –  Financial manager, Specialist in the Development of Mortgage Products



VŠB - Technical University of  Ostrava – Master in Economics and Finance

Brokerage licence, trading with securities

Marketing CIMA-A / Marketing Manager

Date of birth: June 27, 1984
Education: 2006 - graduated from Kiev National Economic University, Master in Banking
Labor activity: in the banking sector since 2003 (15 years of which 7 years is responsible for Private Banking). Member of Private Banking Club at NABU.
From September 2016 - Head of the Premier-Banking Department of the Bank "UKRGAZBANK"
August 2014 - August 2016 - Head of the Private Banking direction of JSC OTP Bank
April 2011 - July 2014 - Head of the Department of Sales and Business Development of the Private Banking Department (Delta Premier) Delta Bank JSC
January 2007 - April 2011 - Head of the Department of Deposit Programs, Leading Specialist in the Development of Mortgage Products of the Banking Products Development Department of Alfa-Bank JSC
September 2003 - December 2006 - Specialist of Private Banking Services for Individuals of Ukrsotsbank
Marital status: Married, have a daughter


  • 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 Telecommunications

Expertise in:

  • Consumer and Retail

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, and more.


  • 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

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 is a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales. She regularly advises on cross-border transactions structured under the laws of England and Wales, including corporate restructurings, where Sayenko Kharenko acts as the sole legal counsel to the client.


  • Recognized among leading lawyers in M&A in Ukraine by Best Lawyers International 2014-2020
  • Recognized among notable practitioners in corporate/M&A by Ukrainian Law Firms 2019
  • Listed among the world's best private client lawyers by Who's Who Legal: Private Client 2015-2018
  • Recognised among private client lawyers by The Legal 500, 2019
  • Recognised among notable practitioners for private clients according to Client’ Choice. Top 100 Best Lawyers of Ukraine 2019 by Yurydychna Gazeta


  • Ukraine, attorney-at-law, admitted to the Kyiv Regional Bar Association since 2003
  • Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales


  • Graduate Diploma in Law and Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice from ВРР Law School (London)
  • Law degree, summa cum laude, from the Academy of Advocacy of Ukraine