Private Investor: Russia & Eastern Europe

Helping HNWIs from Eastern Europe to achieve asset protection & investment goals in a rapidly changing world.

11 - 12 October 2018

The Montcalm London Marble Arch

Early Speaker & Panellist Confirmations 2018

Rod was employed by HMRC for forty years and was recognised as one of their foremost investigators and compliance experts, specialising in criminal, civil and commercial fraud. His expertise includes internal company investigations, financial crime and proceeds of crime, money laundering, insolvency and asset recovery.

Mark is a world renowned Queen’s Counsel with an international practice. He specialises in corporate wrongdoing, business crime, civil and commercial fraud, asset recovery, and proceeds of crime cases. Mark has been a QC for twelve years and spent two of those years in the City, as Head of Fraud Litigation at the Band 1 white collar crime City Law firm Bivonas LLP.

Mrs. Sakharova has more than ten years of experience in private banking and wealth management industry, building up and managing Swiss offices for Russian-based investment companies, banks and private clients. Mrs. Sakharova has been working as a Vice President at Renaissance Group, overseeing private banking and wealth management business processes in Zurich, Moscow, London, Guernsey and Luxembourg, and prior to Renaissance, - in Citigroup Moscow.

Mrs. Sakharova holds a banking degree from the Financial Academy under the Government of the RF and a law degree from Moscow State Law Academy. She also graduated from BPP Law School in London, GDL. Mrs. Sakharova is a Member of the Association of the Independent Directors.

Oskar has been investing in private and public companies for 15 years and was an Equity Analyst, Head of Research and an Equity Fund Manager at China Asset Management, Lusight Research (Goldman Sachs), Daiwa Asset Management and Elgin Family Office. In recent years Oskar has been an Angel investor and advisor for European tech companies.

Maria is a managing partner based in London. Prior to setting up Salient Group, Maria worked as the General Counsel for an English company which advises high net worth individuals on the whole spectrum of private client related work, including setting up and managing complex family business structures. Her most recent experience includes acting as a Deputy Managing Director of a large single family office established in London for a Russian-speaking family.

After 15 years of working in wealth management and luxury lifestyle fields, Inna has launched Shorex Capital - a boutique citizenship planning firm working with wealthy families from the former Soviet Union, Middle East and Asia.

Inna’s personal contacts with the world's top service providers allow her to find the best citizenship planning and tax residency solutions for her clients.

Her personal, hands on, approach and dedication to her clients’ needs enables Shorex Capital to offer HNWIs and their families qualified guidance and assistance.

Being born in the Soviet Union and having lived for more than 20 years in the UK gives Inna a good understanding of both worlds and helps her navigate the world of second citizenship.


Jason Sugarman QC has been a practising Barrister specialising in white-collar commercial fraud cases for some 21 years. Jason’s expertise extends to corporate criminal matters such as Intra-Community Carousel fraud, Serious Fraud Office Prosecution and defending commercial wrongdoing cases, Financial Service Regulation and corruption cases.

Jason is recognised as a leading criminal specialist, listed in The Legal 500. His appointment as Queen’s Counsel is a recognition of excellence in written and oral advocacy in the higher courts.