Conference program

Preliminary program

22 March 2017

VTB Bank Conference Hall, 43 building 1 Vorontsovskaya str., Moscow

This program may be changed due to the circumstances beyond organizers' control


Registration. Welcome coffee   


Opening remarks: ICC Russia representative

Welcome address:
Victoria Guzevataya, Managing director, Vice-president, Credit department for regional and medium business, VTB Bank


Session I. International trends in guarantee practice: a view from ICC

Topics for discussion:

  • URDG influence on local laws in different countries: Russia and China
  • Current agenda of the ICC Guarantee Task Force. Compilation of laws and practices for guarantees worldwide
  • Dealing with sanctions in daily guarantee business

Moderator: Tatiana Shalashnikova, Director, International and documentary business, Eximbank of Russia

Keynote speaker: 
Dr. Andrea Hauptmann, Senior Director, Raiffeisen Bank International; Chair, ICC Guarantee Task Force, Vienna

Q&A session


Coffee break


Session II. Independent guarantee under the Russian law: risks and pitfalls. Review of recent dispute resolution practice in respect of guarantees


Topics for discussion:

  • Overview and analysis of the Russian state courts practice in respect of disputes related to guarantees under Russian law
  • Analysis of typical pitfalls and possible risks for guarantors and other parties in a dispute resolution process

Moderator: Victoria Bortkevicha, Managing Partner, Banking and financial practice, Clifford Chance, Moscow

  • Timur Aitkulov, Partner, Dispute resolution practice, Clifford Chance, Moscow
  • Roman Bevzenko, Partner, Dispute resolution and mediation practice, Pepeliaev Group, Moscow
Q&A session


Lunch break


Session III. Round table. Guarantees in electronic form: overview of new instruments in Russian practice


Topics for discussion:

  • Guarantees in an electronic form – a promising tool for ensuring customs duties payment 
  • Review of new regulatory areas in the field of guarantee business with a focus on state procurement system 

Moderator: Victoria Guzevataya, Managing director, Vice-president, Credit department for regional and medium business, VTB Bank

  • Veronika Sergeeva, Deputy head, Department of legal regulations of budgetary relations, Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation
  • Alexander Fomin, Head, Department of ensuring customs duties payments of GUFTD and TR, Federal Customs Service
Round table participants:
  • Dmitry Borisov, Raiffeisen Bank

  • Elena Bratenkova, VTB Bank

  • Julia Demontovich, Bank Zenit

Q&A session


Conclusion of the conference