BEST LEGAL Сonference
a unique business event that unites the leading experts of the International and Cyprus Law.
For the 5th year BEST LEGAL Conference will gather professionals – lawyers, consultants and business people – who monitor all changes in Cyprus legislative and tax system that are relevant for the International business community.

BEST LEGAL has become one of the leading annual events for the discussions on the key issues faced by the modern international legal community in Cyprus. This year there are five very "hot" subjects: property ownership issues, banking in Cyprus challenges, IT-community set up and headquartering, tax and legal amnesty in Russia and foreign controlled companies updates, and – finally – Cyprus pension and welfare system for International business people.

The organizer of the event is VESTNIK KIPRA Group that for 23 years publish a Russian newspaper and magazines in Cyprus. VESTNIK KIPRA organize around 30 events per year that are aimed to link Cypriot and Russian communities, during last 5 years it launched many international events and now gathers representatives of ALL foreign communities in Cyprus.

The mission of the BEST LEGAL conference is to provide ideas to adapt and improve the law and legal practices in accordance to the current environment and global changes, bring solutions to the current challenges and issues, establish and strengthen the smooth legal cooperation between Cyprus and other countries.
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Conference Program
6th of November 2018
Registration. Morning coffee.
First plenary session.
Recent Changes in Cyprus Laws and Regulations.
Marios Demetriades, Managing Partner, MD Mindset Consulting Ltd
Theodore Panayotou , Director of the Cyprus International Institute of Management (CIIM)
Cleo Papadopoulou, Partner, PwC Cyprus
Vicky Nemitsas Xitas, Business Development Director of the Cyfield Group
Constantinos Aristidou, Lawyer, Legal Consultant at Democritos Aristidou LLC

Latest updates on most significant changes in Cyprus laws, regulations, rules and procedures with a focus on local and international business. Taxes, property registrations, title deeds, immigration and migration issues, business disputes resolution.
Networking coffee break.
Second Plenary session.
Banking system of Cyprus: today's realities.
Costas Stylianou, Director, Business Development, EFG Bank (Luxembourg) S.A., Cyprus Branch
Dr. Charis Pouangare, Director Consumer and SME Banking, Bank of Cyprus
Marios Savvides, Executive Director and Deputy CEO of AstroBank Ltd
Dr. Vladimir Zrazhewski, Deputy CEO, RCB Bank

What is the current situation? What to expect in 2019? How business can handle bureaucracy and excessive paperwork? How to guarantee smooth functioning of a business, and timely payments for international contracts? The CRS & FATCA impact on Cyprus-based financial institutions. Automatic exchange of information – the Cyprus case. Implementation of MiFID II, and how it affects finance and investments. Top managers of Cyprus major banks are invited to participate.
Coffee Break.
Third Plenary session.
Legal and practical aspects of IT business in Cyprus.
Nicos Nicolaides, Mayor of Limassol
Aleksej Gubarev, Co-founder and CEO at XBT Holding
Oleg Reshetnikov, Founder at CypRus IT, BD CardPay, exCEO mobile agency PromoRich
Pavel Naumenko, CEO, Helio Games
Sergey Kopov, Founder at 0xGames

Is current IP-Box Tax Regime still competitive? Can Cyprus become the future centre for ICT and R&D? How to establish regional headquarters in Cyprus using it as a hub for software development, system integration, testing services, disaster recovery, R&D, as well as marketing and sales activities? Startup Visa scheme, and its attractiveness for small companies.
Business lunch.
Thematic Session 1.
In Russian with simultaneous translation into English
Deoffshorization and tax transparency in Russia and Cyprus.
Alexander Ovchinnikov, Partner Movchan Advisers, CIO Movchan Group
Angelina Fitoz, Managing Partner at LawitHamilton
Mikhail Sobolev, Partner, Vice-President of Consulco International

Latest news, decisions, regulations, and laws presented by Russian and international experts. How to work with Russia under sanctions? What is the role of Cyprus into International relations with Russia? Amnesty of capitals in Russia – what will happen by February 2019?
Networking Coffee Break.
Thematic Session 2.
State pension system and welfare in Cyprus.

Christos Michaelides, President of Cyprus Federation of Employers and Industrialists
Lena Panayiotou, Director of Industrial Relations & Social Policy Department at the Cyprus Employers
Polyvios K. Polyviou, Industrial Relations & Social Policy Officer at the Cyprus Employers & Industrialists Federation
Phanos Kouroufexis, Associate of the Minister of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance

How is pension calculated? (Each participant may estimate his own.) What level of social security payments is optimal? After what age payments are no longer obligatory? What is the best age to stop working? Who is entitled to social pension? How to solve disagreements with a local welfare office? What benefits are paid to working mothers, single mothers, and students? What other types of state benefits are offered to those working in Cyprus?
BEST LEGAL Conference Fee
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Full Day Package
8:00-18:00, lunch included
Half Day Package
  • 8:00-14.30, lunch included
Thematic Session
One afternoon session on your choice
Cyfield Group is an integrated Group of companies that ranks as one of the most important players in the construction industry in Cyprus with a distinguished presence in Greece and Egypt. Serving both the private and public sector, the Cyfield Group operates in the major areas of the construction industry: Land Development, Contracting, Production and Manufacture, Energy.

The fully integrated structure managed by highly qualified and experienced professionals at every post, enables the Group to streamline and optimize its operation by ensuring proper project execution under strict quality and performance standards. High standards of excellence are adopted and adhered to across all the Group's products, projects and services.
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BEST LEGAL Conference is held in St. Raphael Hotel.

The St Raphael Resort is a 5 star deluxe ultra all inclusive resort property that stands majestically in 43,000 square meters of landscaped gardens, with a large sandy beach and its very own 237 berth marina.

To foreign participants we recommend to book a room in the same hotel.
BEST LEGAL Conference is organised by a well-known Cypriot SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS Magazine. SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS is a quarterly publication providing information on Mediterranean (especially Cypriot) business, economics and politics for Russian-speaking decision-makers.

SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS is published by the VESTNIK KIPRA Group, a group of companies working with the Russian community of Cyprus. VESTNIK KIPRA's main fields of activity are publishing, education, tourism, event management, public relation and business promotion.
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