Publications

Kesarev launched a special course on government relations for students of the Higher School of Economics

September 11, 2017

Kesarev team has launched a special course “Interaction with state authorities: GR-management” at the Higher School of Economics. The course is held for the 2nd year Master's students specializing in applied political science. It is practice-oriented and focused on developing the students’ skills in issues management, stakeholder mapping, and communication with the governmental authorities.

Kesarev team to support clients at the Eurasian Week 2017 in Astana

August 23, 2017

On August 24-26 Kesarev team will work at the 2nd Eurasian Week to be held in Astana, Kazakhstan. The Eurasian Week is the largest annual business forum aimed at development of economy, investment and export potential of the Eurasian Economic Union and organized by the Eurasian Economic Commission.  This year, the Forum is held in Astana at the platform of EXPO-2017.

These days we will support clients in creating high-impact strategies in the EAEU market that maximize value, using specifically customized tools.

Kesarev signed a memorandum with Kazakh authorities on development of regulatory environment for cryptocurrencies

July 17, 2017

Kesarev Consulting will work on developing blockchain solutions for Kazakhstan within the framework of International Financial Center «Astana». Partnership was announced together with Deloitte, CIS, Waves, Juscutum. In the next phase of the project, the working team will be looking at widening the participation to include other industry stakeholders.

“The signing of the memorandum with our partners on the development of the digital currency market on the basis of the International Financial Center Astana is the first step towards a creation of a full-fledged ecosystem of the digital economy in Kazakhstan,” said Natalia Sheiko Kesarev Consulting partner.

"Our clients are served by the experienced lawyers and economists", - Mikhail Sokolov on the development of the GR services’ market in Ukraine

June 26, 2017, GR Academy

In an interview with the GR Academy, Mikhail Sokolov, Head of Kesarev Consulting in Kiev talked about which specialists are demanded in the sphere of GR, and also touched on the current level of GR market development and the main categories of GR services’ customers in Ukraine.

GR Academy is the first educational program for specialists in the field of government relations in Ukraine.

Full video available here

Evgeny Roshkov, managing partner from Kesarev was listed in the Best Lawyers 2018 rating

June 16, 2017, Best Lawyers in Russia 2018

Kesarev was ranked by Best Lawyers 2018 for the fourth consecutive year. Kesarev' managing partner Evgeny Roshkov was named among top lawyers within Regulatory Practice.

Best Lawyers is one of the oldest and most highly-respected peer review guides to the legal profession worldwide. For over thirty years, it has been publishing the world's premier guide to the legal profession, with research in Russia now conducted for the 8th time.

Kesarev team supports clients at the Saint-Petersburg and Astana Economic Forums

June 1, 2017

June is a high business season when the largest economic forums are traditionally held in Russia and Kazakhstan. On June 1-3, Kesarev team will provide support to the clients at the Saint-Petersburg International Economic Forum.    

On June 15-16, Kesarev will take part in the Astana Economic Forum to further develop the firm's practice in Kazakhstan and the Central Asia region.

Kesarev prepared an article on GR services market in Russia for Legal Insight

April 12, 2017, Legal Insight

In his article published by Legal Insight in April, managing partner Eugeny Roshkov focuses on the key milestones of the GR market development in Russia, similarities and differences with PR and legal markets, specifics of  GR function within corporate sector and pricing model for GR services used on the market. 

Full text is available here.

Kesarev promotes Yury Panasik to become a partner

April 3, 2017

Kesarev announces an important milestone in its development - the appointment of Yury Panasik as a firm's partner.

Answering the demand from corporate clients on servicing multimarket accounts across the post-Soviet region, the Council of Partners decided to promote Yury to strengthen the Firm's positions in the Central Asia, the Caucasus, and Mongolia, as well as to further develop the expertise on the Eurasian Economic Union.

Kesarev’s Partners Evgeny Roshkov and Pavel Melnikov will give a master-class on stakeholder mapping at Association of European Businesses in Russia

On 16 March, Evgeny Roshkov and Pavel Melnikov, Kesarev’s Partners, will teach a training course at the Association of European Businesses. The course will be devoted to stakeholder mapping and structuring stakeholder engagement. 

Among other things, Mr Roshkov and  Mr Melnikov will outline tools to devise effective engagement and advocacy strategies designed to promote corporate interests in regulatory and political environment. The master class is expected to be attended by senior business executives and government relations professionals. 

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Kesarev contributed to the next stage of the tax reform in Ukraine

January, 2017

Kesarev’ Executive Partner Mikhail Sokolov became one of co-authors of the draft law amending the Tax Code of Ukraine in order to improve the country’s investment climate. Mr. Sokolov as a member of the working group under the Ministry of Finance elaborated the VAT-related section of amendments and then presented it to key stakeholders.

Kesarev became one of key initiators and advocates of cancelling the state price regulation for socially important foods in Ukraine

January, 2017

Within the FAO and EBRD funded project, Kesarev Consulting (Kyiv office) took part in drafting and advocating the Decree of Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers ‘On suspension of the state price regulation for socially important food products’. 

The 17th ranking of Russian governors

December, 12, 2016, "St. Petersburg’s Politics" Foundation

"St. Petersburg’s Politics" Foundation  and "Minchenko Consulting" communications holding issued the 17th regular Russian governors’ political survival ranking.

Kesarev is a permanent participant of experts' pool for this ranking.

Kesarev made a report on issues within Special investment contract

October, 2016, Farmvestnik

Pavel Melnikov, partner within Kesarev Consulting made a report on the balance of interests of the investors and the state when signing Special investment contracts in pharmaceutical industry. Report was delivered at the 3rd International scientific-practical conference "Health technology assessment: the introduction of innovative technologies." 

The discussion was attended by the representatives of key major international pharmaceutical companies and the Ministry of Industry and Trade responsible for introduction and practical implementation of such a tool of attracting investments into Russian economy as the special investment contracts.

Pavel Melnikov to lecture a special master class on negoitiating with the state authorities

On October 31 (from 7 to 9 PM ) Pavel Melnikov, Partner of Kesarev Consulting, will lecture a master-class "Specifics of negotiations with the Russian state authorities" at the MSU Graduate School of Public Administration. 

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Kesarev and U.S. - Russia Business Council to hold webinar on public affairs in Russia

On October 5 Kesarev Consulting and U.S. - Russia Business Council will hold a webinar on public affairs in Russia. 

Evgeny Roshkov (Executive Partner, Kesarev Consulting), Pavel Melnikov (Partner, Kesarev Consulting) and Randi Levinas (Executive VP & Chief Operating Officer, U.S.-Russia Business Council) will speak at the webinar. 

The webinar will be held at 4 P.M. Moscow time. 

Please see details on the webinar here 

Vedomosti published an article on Eurasian Economic Union written by Kesarev Consulting

September 08, 2016, Vedomosti

Yury Panasik, senior advisor wrote an article on political challenges and economic opportunities of Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) for the key Russian business newspaper Vedomosti.

The article provides analysis of the current status and prospects of EAEU development, the respective role of political and economic factors influencing integration process in post-Soviet region and key risks and opportunities the EAEU brings for business. 

Mikhail Sokolov became the member of the working group on agrarian sector reform under the Government of Ukraine

July, 12, 2016, agropolit.com

Mikhail Sokolov, Executive partner of Kesarev Consulting, was invited to join the working group under the Government of Ukraine on agrarian sector reform. In the group, the will represent the Ukrainian Agrarian Council (Mikhail Sokolov is the Council’s Deputy Chairman). 

Kesarev listed in the Best Lawyers 2017 rating

June, 17, 2016, Best Lawyers in Russia 2017

Kesarev was ranked by Best Lawyers 2017. For the third consecutive year, Kesarev's Partner Evgeniy Roshkov was named among top within Regulatory Practice.

Kesarev Consulting presented its vision of the VAT administration reform at the AgriInvestForum in Kyiv

May, 17, 2016

Mikhail Sokolov, Executive Partner of Kesarev Consulting (Kyiv Office), became one of key speakers of the panel “Strategy of reforming the tax system and state support of agribusiness” within the annual AgriInvestForum, which took place in Kyiv, Ukraine on May 17, 2016.

AgriInvestForum is an annual national forum, organized by the Ukrainian Agrarian Council and the Ukrainian Agricultural Investment Council. It provides a vibrant networking platform for executives of Ukrainian leading agri and food companies, bankers, policy makers and regulators, investment funds, international financial institutions and leading business media to discuss recent agricultural market developments as well as wider macro-issues and the outlook for the country.

Kesarev Consulting is Forum’s years-long partner and one of its most active participants due to the profound expertise it has in the regulation and taxation of agriculture. This year Mikhail Sokolov was not only one of the Forum’s key speakers, but also the moderator of two of its four discussion panels: “Strategy of reforming the tax system and state support of agribusiness” and “Land reform”.

Kesarev was among organizers of the Conference on Agrarian Law

May, 13, 2016

Kesarev presented its vision of key issues of agrarian sector regulation during the Conference on Agrarian Law, organised by the Ukrainian Bar Association with Kesarev support of.

Kesarev to take part in the 2nd International GR-Forum in Kyiv

April, 21, 2016

Mikhail Sokolov, Executive Partner of Kesarev Consulting Ukraine will participate in the Second International GR Forum, the key Ukrainian GR-event, which will take place on April 22, 2016 in the premises of the Chamber of Trade and Industry in Kyiv.

Partners of Kesarev Consulting will be speakers at the "Day of PR-technologies-2016"

April, 07, 2016, AKOS

Annual conference "Day of PR-technologies" is organized by the Russian communications consultancies association (AKOS) and will be held on April 12, 2016 at the Central House of Artists on the Crimean embankment. 

Kesarev will conduct a master class on issues management and stakeholder mapping at the Moscow State University

April, 4, 2016, anspa.ru

Pavel Melnikov, Partner of Kesarev Consulting will conduct a master class on "Issues Management and Stakeholder Mapping".

Kesarev Consulting Ukraine moved to new office

March, 21, 2016

The new office is located at the address: Kiyv, 30 B Shelkovichna ulitsa, office 24.

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