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The IBSA, together with Charles Douglas Solicitors, have great pleasure in inviting you to join Dmitry Zapol of IFS Consultants, Elena Tsirlina of Charles Douglas, Anthony Rose of Simmons Gainsford, Anna Bradshaw of Peters & Peters, Philip Harris and John Williams of Credit Suisse and Nadine Goldfoot of Fragomen for a discussion group meeting on the developments of UK immigration law and how these changes affect tax, wealth planning and banking. This meeting will be hosted by Simmons Gainsford LLP at their offices at 7-10 Chandos Street, London W1G 9DQ.
Despite continuous tightening of the rules, the Tier 1 Investor visa has remained the preferred route of entry for wealthy individuals in the UK. As prospective migrants are facing uncertainty on the pending new round of policy changes, our distinguished speakers are coming together to examine the doubtful future of the regime.
Networking drinks and canapes, kindly provided by Simmons Gainsford, will follow the discussion, where attendees will have the chance to connect with the speakers, fellow IBSA members and their guests. This event is free to members and invited guests.
This event is free to members and invited guests. We are always delighted for non-members to attend one IBSA discussion group meeting free of charge. After that we charge £150 per non-member attendee.This event carries 1.5 hrs of CPD accreditation.
Dmitry Zapol is an international tax advisor with practical knowledge of the principles of individual and corporate international taxation and cross-border business planning. He joined IFS in September 2010 after earning his LLM (Tax) degree at King’s College, London. Five years prior to this, Dmitry earned his LLB at Durham University and completed an LPC at the College of Law. Dmitry is a qualified Russian lawyer — he came to the UK from Moscow, where for five years he worked as an associate at Moscow City Bar Association "Barshchevsky & Partners". Dmitry specialised in advising foreign investors exploring opportunities in Russia on corporate tax implications together with Russian and cross-border tax planning. Dmitry holds the Advanced Diploma in International Tax and is studying to become a CTA.
Anthony became a tax partner at Simmons Gainsford following the merger of his practice Intelligent Tax Solutions LLP, which occurred in August 2014. He has over 15 years professional experience in tax and specialises in dealing with complex HMRC tax disputes. This includes but is not limited to HMRC enquiries relating to tax avoidance, such as in relation to EBTs where he has experience in taking matters to litigation, as well as those conducted under Code of Practice 9.
Due to the diversity of his client base he also has a considerable amount of practical experience in matters relating to residence, domicile and offshore tax structuring generally.
Anthony also support a number of intermediaries including other accountants, lawyers and IFA’s with ad hoc tax support for their clients.
Elena has been a solicitor since 2006 and specialises in immigration, nationality, asylum and human rights. Elena joined Charles Douglas Solicitors in January 2018 after merging her existing boutique law firm into the practice. She provides a bespoke service offering representation and advice in respect of complex immigration, nationality, asylum and human rights law matters to globally based English, Russian and Arabic speaking migrants, high net worth individuals and businesses drawn to the UK.
Elena has experience in a variety of human rights, asylum, nationality, and immigration cases, specifically those of an exceptional and high-profile nature. Her particular expertise lies in dealing with Russian-speaking clients from the Russian Federation and the Commonwealth of Independent States including Ukraine and Kazakhstan. She is a former member of the Russian Speaking Community Council and continues to play an active part in British-Russian community matters in the UK.
Elena has established a loyal client base, drawn by her tailor-made and comprehensive approach to the complex reforms in immigration and nationality law. She has established a foothold within the realm of the Points Based System as a provider of radical administrative and judicial solutions to migrants and sponsors, in particular, in the education sector. Elena closely monitors policy and legislative changes allowing her to constantly adapt her service format to accommodate to the changing needs of clients.
Elena is an author of a book on immigration law, "A Practical Guide to Immigration Law Relating to Students" and has written a number of specialist articles. She also speaks at and attends immigration seminars and conferences in the UK and abroad. She is a member of the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association and the International Bar Association.
Anna has long experience of advising individual and corporate clients across a broad spectrum of financial crime and related regulatory matters; often involving multiple jurisdictions and competing enforcement actions. She has advised both suspects and witnesses in a number of high-profile Serious Fraud Office (SFO) investigations, prosecutions and civil recovery settlements – including, during her time as a Senior Associate at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, the first ever Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) in the UK. She is an expert in EU criminal law, with a particular interest in anti-money laundering legislation, mutual legal assistance and extradition. She has also acted for individuals who seek to contest Interpol red notices and diffusions.
Anna is particularly well placed to advise on EU and UK financial and trade sanctions, with experience of acting in contentious proceedings as well as of providing non-contentious compliance advice. She has represented both individuals and corporates in legal challenges brought against targeted EU sanctions, including the first UK judicial review of the implementation of EU sanctions as well as a number of annulment applications brought in the EU General Court. She regularly publishes and speaks on a variety of sanctions-related topics, in the UK and abroad.
Her compliance work for corporate clients includes advice on the design and implementation of internal policies and procedures relating to anti-bribery and corruption, anti-money laundering and economic sanctions compliance as well as strategic export and trade controls. She is well versed in conducting internal investigations and regularly advises on corporate self-disclosures and related reporting obligations.
Anna holds a doctorate in anti-money laundering regulation, and taught public law and human rights law at the University of Westminster before going into private practice. She has been a member of the Law Society’s EU Committee since 2011 and has during that period given oral and written evidence on the Law Society’s behalf to a number of Parliamentary select committees on various topics related to EU criminal law. She is a member of a Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) Task Force on the future of EU, UK and US cooperation in criminal justice and police cooperation.
Nadine is a Partner and solicitor in Fragomen's London office, and has worked in UK immigration law for 15 years.
Nadine is considered an authority on high net worth immigration and her practice focuses on advising clients in this regard. She works with high net worth individuals, entrepreneurs, third party advisors in the private wealth industry and governments on global citizenship and residency planning. She was instrumental in establishing the Fragomen Worldwide Private Client Practice, which provides global immigration advice and solutions to high net worth individuals around the world.
Nadine is a regular speaker and panelist at various events on high net worth and entrepreneur immigration solutions around the world. She is also regularly invited to comment in the press on the subject.
She also has extensive experience advising on all aspects of UK immigration law. Nadine represents some of the world’s largest companies specifically in the financial services industry across the EMEA region. She has experience providing strategic advice to companies on the establishment and maintenance of their immigration compliance and transactional programmes and the immigration implications of corporate restructuring across the EMEA region.
Nadine works closely with Fragomen’s government liaison team, which allows her to provide up-to-date information on changes to laws and corporate compliance best practices. She sits on various policy and consultancy panels to develop and refine immigration policies and has represented businesses in lobbying exercises.
Nadine was one of the architects of the Fragomen Tier 5 International Internship Programme, a pioneering scheme under Tier 5 of the PBS that sponsors non-EEA interns to facilitate their employment with UK employers. She is also skilled in representing high net worth individuals including Tier 1 (Investors) and Tier 1 (Entrepreneurs), particularly from China and India.
Prior to joining Fragomen, Nadine was a solicitor at a UK-based niche immigration law firm where she focused on both personal and corporate immigration law, EU free movement rights law, human rights law and public law litigation, including Judicial Review.
A senior Wealth Planning professional with a mix of management and advisory experience. Successful track record in client acquisition, business & product management and marketing. Detailed knowledge and experience of the wealth management industry.
Iryna Markelevych is a Relationship Manager who focuses on supporting and advising private clients in achieving their wealth management aspirations. Her main focus is the provision of wealth management services to high net worth UK Resident non-Domiciled clients.
She joined Credit Suisse in September 2010 and has more than 10 years of experience in private banking and wealth management having previously worked at Morgan Stanley. Educated at King’s College London, Iryna is a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment, holding the Chartered Wealth Manager designation.
Simmons Gainsford is a UK top 50 chartered accountancy and advisory firm with its Head Office in Central London, and an office in Sussex.
We work with businesses and individuals seeking financial success and security. Our skills and experience allow us to deliver bespoke service packages to meet the complex challenges of all clients.
Simmons Gainsford also has an office in Gibraltar, with dedicated teams covering the Far East, Russia, Eastern Europe and Ireland and our membership of PrimeGlobal, one of the five largest associations of independent accounting firms in the world, we also provide an exceptional service to international clients.