In late September, ZIMA CLUB held a meeting on family governance. Svetlana London, Managing Partner of CIS London, and Teresa Kandelaki, Director of Savills Russian Desk, spoke about the continuity of generations, family governance mechanisms and family constitution.
Please follow the link for more information about the event on family governance.
On 27 September, ZIMA CLUB together with CIS LONDON and The Department for International Trade of the British Embassy in Moscow hosted an online seminar on How to Penetrate the British Market: Opportunities, Risks, Practices.
Addressing the meeting, Svetlana London, Managing Partner of CIS LONDON, spoke about the characteristics of the English corporate law, nuances of the tax system and laws that benefit both the investors and start-ups. In addition, Svetlana spoke about the responsibilities of businesses towards their clients as well as personal data protection legislation.
We are proud to announce that Svetlana London, Managing Partner of CIS LONDON, has been included in the 2021 Corporate Lawyers of the Spear’s Index, Spear’s Magazine’s selection of the best Legal advisers for HNWs. Please follow the link to view Svetlana’s profile on Spear’s Index.
It is with great pleasure that we announce that Svetlana London, Managing Partner of CIS LONDON, has been ranked as a leading expert in private wealth law in London for Russia in the Chambers High Net Worth 2021 guide.
One interviewee has told Chambers: "I respect her knowledge and practical experience in both jurisdictions, and at the same time her ability to explain things clearly and get things done."
Svetlana is a dual-qualified Russian advocate and English lawyer who acts for high-net-worth individuals on cross-border matters, and has been listed by Chambers and Partners ranking for five consecutive years. She is highly praised for her experience assisting Russian and CIS clients on a broad range of matters including cross-border tax and wealth structuring.
Please go to the website of Chambers and Partners to find out more.
On 16 July, Svetlana London, Managing Partner of CIS London, and Daria Dergunova, founder of U DIG Project, delivered presentations on sustainable consumption as part of the meeting held by Women Who Inspire, a network for women in business.
In her speech Svetlana focused on sustainability of the services sector and shared her thoughts on implementing sustainability principles on a day-to-day basis.
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The Law Society of England and Wales in collaboration with the Bar Council ran an online English Law Day in Ekaterinburg. Svetlana London participated in Session Four on the legal aspects for private clients in which the panellists discussed tax, immigration and asset protection. Svetlana provided a brief overview of cross border issues for private clients moving to the UK and relocating their families.
On 3 March 2021 Svetlana London delivered a presentation on running a legal services business in London at the Russian Business Week online forum. The conference is organised annually by the Russian Business & Culture Society of London School of Economics Students' Union.
On 2 February the winner of ZIMA StartUp 2020 took place. This year’s winner is SegmentStream, a marketing data intelligence platform. Svetlana London as a member of the judging panel revealed that the judges were guided by the market demand, the business model, uniqueness as well as further development prospects of each project. The experts also prised Stroodles, a start-up offering biodegradable pasta straws seeking to solve the problem of single-use plastics.
We offer our sincere congratulations to the winner! The Zima Startup contest final is available to watch here (In Russian).