Working Group: Law, Banking and Finance – Publications

17th September 2021 | St. Petersburg, Russia

Progress Report

15th September 2021 | St. Petersburg, Russia


“How ESG bond markets will transform financing and strategy for Oil and Gas companies”
by Mr. Philip Watkins, Head of ESG DCM – EMEA, SMBC Nikko

“Corporate ESG Strategy: the role of Carbon Markets and Financial Instruments”
by Mr.Vladimir Litvak, Executive Director, JSC VTB Capital

“Royal Dutch Shell views and experience with ESG corporate financing”
by Ms. Evgenia Strelbitskaya, Vice President Finance, Shell Russia
& Mr. Sam Critchlow, Vice President Corporate Finance, Royal Dutch Shell

“ESG trend in financing: gaining momentum and influencing the formation of Gazprom’s strategy”
by Ms. Sofia Kirsanova, Deputy Head of Division, PJSC Gazprom

“Sustainable Finance Transactions: Legal Risks and Liabilities”
by Mr. Edward Kempson, Counsel, Latham & Watkins

09th April 2021 | Online Meeting

1. “How global majors passed through 2020, and themes for 2021 and beyond”
by Mr. Denis Shulakov, First Vice President, Gazprombank

2. “Raising third party funding from the monetization of existing infrastructure assets from the perspective of (i) Banks and (ii) Rating Agencies”
by Mr. Nicolas Chapin, Managing Director, Head of Oil & Gas Sector, Credit Agricole CIB, Paris
& Mr. Roneil Thadani, Managing Director, Head of Acquisition Finance & Advisory U.K., Middle East & Russia, Credit Agricole CIB, London

3. “The analysis of off-balance sheet exposures and risk allocations in Gazprom limited recourse financings”
by Mr. Alexander Ivannikov, Head of Department, PJSC Gazprom
& Mr. Alexey Finikov, Deputy Head of Department – Head of Directorate, PJSC Gazprom

4. “Raising funding in capital markets with a limited impact on debt ratios – Hybrid, ECM financing instruments”
by Mr. Dzavid Salihovic, Hybrid Structuring Team, UniCredit Bank
& Mr. Matthias Janssen, Managing Director, Head of Equity-Linked Products, UniCredit Bank

5. “Risk factors for increasing consolidated debt under IFRS”
by Mr. Mikhail Frolov, Partner, accounting advisory group, PwC in Russia
& Ms. Elena Asadova, Director, accounting advisory group, PwC in Russia

6. “Project finance and Leasing: different funding methods or a joint approach to support clients to navigate in disruptive times?”
by Mr. Stefan Budzinski, Head of Financial Advisory, International and Structured Finance Department SMBC BI
& Mr. Rudolph Wesseln, Executive Director, SMBC Leasing (UK) Limited (Niederlassung Frankfurt)

18th October 2019, Lyon, France

«Digitally Enhanced Process – let enter the Robots»
by Mr. Gilbert Hannouche, Innovation Project Manager, Crédit Agricole CIB

«Robotic Process Automation. Use Cases in Finance & Accounting»
by Mr. Konstantin Slanov, OOO Energy Consulting Corporate IT Solutions, Comita Group of Companies

«CFO Digital Cycle»
by Mr. Roman Malyuga, Partner, Finance and Treasury Management, KPMG

«Robotic Process Automation in Finance at Wintershall Dea»
by Ms. Katja Kaulfuss, HR IT Integration Program, Wintershall Dea

12th July 2019, Lecce, Italy

«CEE Region Macroeconomic Outlook 2019»
by Mr. Dan Bucsa, Chief CEE Economist, UniCredit Bank AG

«Working Capital Trends in O&G sector»
by Mr. Ugur Bitiren, Managing Director, Head of Working Capital Advisory, Crédit Agricole

«Advanced Methods and Challenges in Corporate Treasury: Management Consulting View»
by Mr. Roman Malyuga, Partner, Finance and Treasury Management, KPMG

7th March 2019, St. Moritz, Switzerland

«Brexit – Risks and Opportunities for Borrowing on European Financial Markets»
by Mr. Denis V. Shulakov, First Vice President of Gazprombank (JSC)

«Why Brexit happened? And What does it mean for the Legal Order of Europe?»
by Mr. Alexander Currie, Partner, Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

«Brexit: Latest State of Play and Key Impacts for Financial Institutions and Their Clients»
by Mr. Mark Simpson, Partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP

«Legal Aspects of the Expected British Exit from the European Union»
Mr. Sergey Kuznets, Deputy Head of Department, PJSC Gazprom

12th October 2018, Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of PRC

«Working with Chinese Financers – Legal and Practical Perspectives»
by Mr. Simon Leung, Partner, Baker & McKenzie, Hong Kong / Beijing

«Trends in Development of Cooperation with Chinese Banks: Gazprombank’s experience»
by Mr. Vyacheslav S. Okhotin, Deputy Head of Project & Structured Finance, Head of Downstream Oil & Gas, Chemicals and Fertilisers, Gazprombank (JSC)

«EXIAR Role in Supporting of Russian Export»
by Mr. Nikita V. Gusakov, General Director, EXIAR

6th July 2018, Capri, Italy

«Financing LNG Projects: Regional Differences and Market Developments»
by Mr. Kentaro Sakaguchi, Senior Director, Head of Natural Resources, Structured Finance Department, EMEA, Mizuho Bank Ltd.

«Refinery projects: spotlight on ECA financing»
by Ms. Cristina Morelli, Managing Director, Head of Export Finance, Sace

13th April 2018, Barcelona, Spain

«Blockchain Technology: New Opportunities for Business and Regulatory Perspectives»
by Ms. Sue McLean, Partner, Baker McKenzie

«The Effect of Blockchain Technology on the Banking Digital Transformation»
by Mr. Alexander Sotnikov, Deputy Chairman of the Management Committee, Belgazprombank

«Why Blockchain will Revolutionize the Banking Industry?»
by Ms. Jennifer Vishnoi, Vice-President, SREI Infrastructure Finance Limited

«Bitcoin: Myths, Misconceptions and Misunderstanding»
by Mr. Jochen Mobert, Senior Economist, German Macroeconomcis research,
Deutsche Bank AG Frankfurt

«Use of Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain in Automation of Gas Trading»
by Mr. Stefan Bergmair, General Director, Uniper Neftegaz
Mr. Igor Rakovich, Finance Director, Uniper Neftegaz (as a co-reporter)

«Effective Revolutionizing of Oil and Gas Company Business & Finance with Blockchain & IoT»
by Mr. Yury Pukha , Partner, Strategy & Operations, Digital Technologies & Transformation Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers

7th July 2017, Nice, France

“Comprehensive Analytical System for Treasury Decision Making Support in Worldwide Oil and Gas Company”
by Mr. Konstantin Kuryumov, Associate Director, Valuation and business modeling group, Ernst & Young
“Cash-Management Solutions for Large Corporates. Trends in Russia.”
by Mr. Alexander Kaznacheev, First Vice-President, Gazprombank

21st April 2017, Venice, Italy

“Trends in Debt Capital Markets” by Ms. Muge Eksi, UniCredit Bank
“Market Perspectives for the Long-Term Financing of the Nord Stream 2 Project”
by Mr. Paul Corcoran, Nord Stream 2 AG
“Best Practices in Corporate Performance Management”
by Mr. Mikhail Magrilov, OOO PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisor
“Banks’ Cost of Capital, Funding and its Impact on Business Strategy”
by Mr. Colin Reddy, Mizuho International Plc

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