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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
Spring 2019 | TBA


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
“Funding and liquidity management in nonstandard market conditions”
by Maxim May, Head of Finance, GAZPROM Germania

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 30 01 | E-Mail