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Alevtina Kamelkova

Partner, Ivanyan & Partners, Russian Federation

Participation in the events of the SPBILF 2018

Biography

Alevtina Kamelkova has experience – exceptional for the Russian market – advising on highly complex hi-tech and blockchain projects implemented in Asia, Europe, and Russia. Her portfolio includes innovative solutions for digitising fiat assets of major Russian corporations and large-scale IT-infrastructure projects.

Alevtina leads the FinTech working group formed under the Russian Government program Digital Economy and is a member of the Expert Council on Legislative Support for the Development of Financial Technologies of the State Duma Committee on Financial Markets.

Prior to joining Ivanyan & Partners, Alevtina was Of-counsel in the Moscow office of Baker McKenzie and for more than 10 years headed the legal departments of technology corporations Alcatel-Lucent and then Nokia, where she was in charge of the Eastern Europe and CIS region.

Alevtina’s experience includes advice on the following FinTech projects:

To an international leader in the blockchain industry on the set-up and launch of a platform for arranging and conducting cryptofinancing in an Asian jurisdiction, including a review of the company's activities and preparation of a submission to regulatory authorities, as well as successful representation in negotiations with authorities.

To a large international banking group on the development and-set up in Switzerland of a banking product involving the issuance of credit cards backed up by crypto currency.

To a transnational energy corporation on legal issues surrounding building a digital management system on distributed ledger technology.

On a cross-jurisdictional blockchain project in the area of "tokenising" of fiat assets on the legal issues of organising cryptofinancing, corporate structuring, and regulatory aspects in a number of European jurisdictions, including the necessary licensing and participation in specialised self-regulatory organisations.

To an international online games developer on corporate structuring for a group of companies, the legal aspects of utilising funds attracted through cryptofinancing, their taxation, and subsequent accounting.

Work experience

2018 – present

Ivanyan & Partners

Partner

2016 – 2018

Baker McKenzie, Moscow

Of-counsel

2006 – 2016

Alcatel-Lucent / Nokia, Moscow

In-house Counsel, General Counsel Russia & CIS, Head of Legal and Compliance – Market Unit Europe East

2004 – 2006

Mobile Digital Communication (Velcom), Minsk, Belarus

In-house Counsel

2000 – 2002

International Trade and Investment Bank, Minsk, Belarus

In-house Counsel

1998 — 2002

Belarusian State University, Faculty of International Law, Minsk, Belarus

Lecturer in International Commercial Law

Education

2014 – 2015

ICC Arbitration Academy, France

2002 – 2003

University of Nijmegen, Netherlands

LL.M. in European Business Law

1993 – 1998

European Humanities University / Montesquieu – Bordeaux IV University, Belarus / France

LL.B. (cum laude) in International and European Law