Working Group: Law, Banking and Finance

The IBC Law, Banking and Finance Working Committee deals with the relevant legal and financial aspects for achieving higher efficiency of corporate governance, investment policies and practices.

The Committee members meet thrice a year.

The Committee secures a platform for open discussion and analysis at regular meetings and sessions of the world business and expert community. A trustful atmosphere of the meetings provides for an efficient exchange of opinions on the global economic and financial agenda and has a practical significance for the development of optimal approaches to meeting key legal, banking and financial challenges.

The most interesting papers of the Committee members are published at the IBC website. The meeting details are available in minutes that are forwarded to the IBC Secretariat.

The Committee has developed and sent its recommendations to the Secretariat of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision. In 2012 the Committee successfully initiated the ongoing IBC Scholarship Program for Russian students.

For any further information on the activities of the Law, Banking and Finance Working Committee please contact:

Mr. Pavel Demin

PJSC Gazprom
Phone +7 812 609 41 10 | E-Mail



Working Committee Meeting Law, Banking and Finance | 7 July 2017 | Nice, France



14 October 2016, Toyako, Hokkaido, Japan
"Recent Changes in the LNG Markets in Asia: Legal Perspective"
by Ms. Anne Hung, Partner, Baker & McKenzie (Tokyo)
"Roadmap to Gas Golden Age"
by Mr. Stephane Ferdrin, Oil & Gas Analyst, Industrial and Sectorial Studies Department, Credit Agricole SA
"Gazprom Expanding to Asian Markets: Amur Gas Processing Plant Project. Financing Considerations"
by Mr. Alexander Ivannikov, Head of Department, Gazprom
"LNG market in Asia: A Japanese Perspective on LNG Industry"
by Mr. Terukuni Isokawa, Deputy General Manager, Mizuho Bank, Industry Research Department
"Outlook on the Chinese Economy : Implications for the Global Economy & Markets"
by Mr. Katsuyuki Hasegawa, Chief Market Economist, Mizuho Research Institute

08 July 2016, Porto-Vecchio, Corsica, France
"Operational Model in the New Oil and Gas Reality"
by Mr. Giorgio Biscardini, Partner PwC Strategy&, Head of Energy, Chemicals and Utilities practice

15 April 2016, Plzeň, Czech Republic
"A New Standard of Automatic Exchange of Information (CRS) and Its Potential Impact on Transactions of Energy Companies"
by Ksenia Gritsepanova, OOO PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal
"Additional Reporting Obligations for Russian Energy Groups in Foreign Jurisdictions under the New Requirements"
by Ekaterina Malygina, OOO PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory
"Risks Related to Disclosures Required by the European Transparency Directive for the Russian Energy Companies"
by Anton Usov, AO KPMG
30 October 2015, Kassandra, Halkidiki, Greece
"Capital Rising in Asia"
by Mr. Geoffrey Tang, Director, Capital Market Services Group, PricewaterhouseCoopers
"Trends in Infrastructure Finance in Greece"
by Mr. Georgios P. Smyrnioudis, Partner, Ernst & Young
"Emerging Markets DCM - Trends in 2015"
by Mr. Nikolas Kurt, Executive Director, Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank
"ECA Financing Opportunities in the Current Environment"
by Mr. Paolo Spada, Central Eastern Europe Global Transaction Banking Head, UniCredit Bank

17 April 2015, Taormina, Italy
"The Problems of Investment Promotion to the Energy Projects in Adverse Conditions - Role of Business Associations"
by Dr. Dmitry Kurochkin, Vice President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
"Perspectives on the Global Response to Lower Oil Prices - the 'New Normal'"
by Mr. Richard Pollard, Partner, ZAO PricewaterhouseCoopers Audit
"Low Oil Price – Opportunity to Improve Efficiency of the Company"
by Mr. Roman Sinitskiy , Deputy Finance Director, Sakhalin Energy Investment Company

17 July 2015, Keitum, Sylt, Germany
"Negative Interest Rate Policy In Corporate Perspective"
by Mr. Vratislav J. Kubinek, CFO, VEMEX s.r.o
"Extrapolating Negative Real Yields 30 Years into the Future: Realistic or Overly Pessimistic Outlook?"
by Mr. Michael Rottmann, Managing Director, UniCredit Research
"Funding and liquidity management in nonstandard market conditions"
by Maxim May, Head of Finance, GAZPROM Germania

05 December 2014, Berlin
"Progress report" by A. Kruglov, Chairman of the LBF Working Committee

31 May 2013, Amsterdam
"LNG: a capital market prospective" Garvey Anderson (J.P.Morgan)
"Transformation of Energy and Financial Markets" by Natalia Porokhova (Gazprombank
"The role of sophisticated Marketing and Trading functions in energy majors " by R.Rechtsteiner (Wyman AG)


Dr. Andrey Kruglov

Dr. Andrey Kruglov

Chairman Law, Banking and Finance Working Committee

Deputy Chairman of the Management Committee PJSC Gazprom

PJSC Gazprom | 16 Nametkina St. | 117997 Moscow | Russia
Phone +7 495 719 48 20 | Fax +7 495 718 63 93 | E-Mail