10 April 2024

Series of Business Breakfast Meetings | Burning Issue: Efficient Strategies for Criminal Risk Management in Foreign Trade

EPAM Law invites you to our second business breakfast meeting in the “Burning Issue” series, which addresses the most critical issues in customs control and criminal law.

Companies in foreign trade are navigating numerous challenges due to fundamental shifts in supply logistics, new business partners, and increasing potential risks, including criminal ones. Last year customs authorities launched roughly 1,800 criminal cases and conducted many more criminal intelligence operations, significantly impacting foreign trade companies.

Join us for this business discussion, w where EPAM Law top experts in criminal and customs las will discuss the latest legislative developments, law enforcement trends, and practical solutions for managing criminal prosecution risks in foreign trade effectively.

Date: 10 April (Wednesday) from 11:00 to 14:00

Venue: Four Winds Plaza, EPAM Law Offices (21, 1st Tverskaya-Yamskaya St., Floor 3)

The meeting is intended for owners, top managers, heads of legal departments, commercial and financial directors, chief accountants, heads of logistics and customs regulation, customs agents, supplier and purchasers engaged in foreign trade*.

Topics for discussion:

  • Legislative initiatives related to criminal prosecution in foreign trade: what is to change from 1 April?
  • Personal criminal risks for company top managers: which company employees are at risk?
  • Specifics of criminal intelligence and inquiries by customs authorities on counts provided by Articles 194 and 226.1 of the Russian Criminal Code.
  • Hot topics at a glance: criminal risks for those engaged in the oil & gas industry, tobacco and alcohol suppliers, importers to and exporters from the EAEU across the Russian Federation.
  • Attorneys’ best practices.


  • Inna ELISANOVA, Co-Head of International Trade & Customs Practice at EPAM Law
  • Konstantin TRETYAKOV, Partner, White Collar Crime Practice at EPAM Law

Attendance and registration procedure:

The meeting will be held in an in-person format with no online broadcasting.

Whilst participation is free of charge, the number of seats is limited, and pre-registration is mandatory.

Participation is restricted to law firms, consulting businesses, and privately-practising lawyers and attorneys. The organizers reserve their right to deny attendance.

Questions: for a more targeted discussion, kindly forward your questions to no later than on 25 March 2024.

Contacts: +7 (495) 935 80 10 (Natalia Nikulina, Victoria Evstigneeva)


* The panel of speakers and programme of the event may be amended.