On July 6th SPIBA held its regular General Meeting at the Grand Hotel Europe. The main guest of the event was Kirill Soloveitchik, Deputy Chairman of the Committee for Economic Development, Industrial Policy and Trade of St. Petersburg. This meeting was held in a form of an open conversation between business and government. Representatives from companies such as Nissan, Jetro, BSH Bitowije Pribory, Unilever, Capital Legal Services and Ancor Staff Leasing, described their variety of experiences of both how the city government supports development of businesses and about specific problems that have become barriers for their work. Mr. Soloveitchik replied to most of the questions, giving comments and advice for businesses and then he offered his support in dealing with many of these issues. SPIBA has agreed to start similar regular meetings, which will be held once a quarter. The results of these specific actions will be presented at these meetings. Presentations and photos can be viewed on the SPIBA website.
On July 12th SPIBA held a “Get Together” at the Old Customs House restaurant. The hospital host for the event was Anthony William Gear, who has been responsible for the development of the restaurant and for creating a welcoming atmosphere for SPIBA members . Old Customs House restaurant is one of the very first successful projects in the restaurant business in St. Petersburg. Photos from the event can be found here. We are very grateful to the restaurant for this invitation and for providing us with a wonderful entertaining evening.
On July 14th SPIBA and the newspaper “Stroitelny Ezhenedelnik” organized a round table discussion on the“Impractical monuments. Inconvenience for the sake of image. The use of real property objects to protective legislation”. The conversation was sharp and emotional and none of the participants were indifferent to the discussion. Legislation in this area still has a lot of “white spots”, therefore the personal experience and information that was related by participants from this face- to-face discussion was very important. The main question discussed by participants was can a balance between preserving the historic appearance of the city and the opportunity to invest in commercial real estate exist. Further questions discussed were “What exactly should be carefully restored and maintained?” and “What objects should be entirely rebuilt, creating examples of the “modern replica”?” The moderator of the event was ValeryGribanov, chief editor of “Stroitelny Ezhenedelnik”. Speakers of the meeting included: Alexander Grishin, Vice President of NP “Guild of Managers and Developers”; Alexei Belousov, member of ZAGS and Vice President of SRO NP Builders Association of St. Petersburg; Igor Vodopyanov, Manager of the Criminal Code “Teorema”; Elena Chegotova, Chief Legal Counselor of the Department of Supervision of the Enforcement of Legislation in Construction, State service of construction supervision over the implementation of legislation in construction legislation; Evgeny Shirstov, Senior Lawyer in real Estate and Investment Practices, “Kachkin and Partners”; Natalia Chereyskaya, Director of the Department Brokerage Firm, NAIBecar; Svetlana Pervushina, Head of Engineering Services in the Construction Company “Irbis”; Dmitry Abramov, CEO of BTC Development; Igor Burdinskiy, the owner of the Cultural Center “Krasnoje Znamya”; Andrey Pushkarsky, General Manager of the managing company “Senator”; Irina Teterina, Chief Architect of “The State Russian Museum.”
For the first time in the history of the Finance Committee an event was attended by representatives of the Russian Federation UFNS of St. Petersburg. Natalya Akimova, Deputy Head of Information Technology, told us about new opportunities offered to web site users of FTS of Russia. Akimova highlighted the main issues and prospects for electronic document management in Russia and briefed those present on the job which leads UFNS Russian in St. Petersburg in preparation for the adoption of electronic invoices at the request of tax authorities in accordance with the Order of the Federal Tax Service № @ MMV-7-2/168 from February 17, 2011. Questions asked by participants showed a great interest in the topic of electronic documentation and, in particular, in electronic invoices. A constructive dialogue and work with tax authorities, which took place at SPIBA, showed an openness and willingness of the parties involved to cooperate with each other.
July 26th SPIBA HR Committee held a meeting on the topic: “Student Agreement: Theory and Practice.” Andrey Odabashyan, a lawyer from PwC. made a presentation on “The Theory of Apprenticeship Agreement”, where he answered questions to the following questions: What are the different types of apprenticeship contracts? What risks occur during this type of usage? What are the trends in judicial practices? In addition, Ivan Popov, a lawyer from PwC commented on several issues relating to this topic. We thank all those present at the meeting for their active participation!
On the same day, July 26, hosted a meeting of the SPIBA Committee on Environment and Safety Department with the heads of the Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resources (Rosprirodnadzor) in the Northwest Federal District: Oksana Vasilyevna Avdienko, Deputy Head of the Department, Lily Gelmutdinovnoy Moskovkin , Head of the Administration Fees and Licensing Activities, Pribytkova Borisovna Vera, Deputy Head of Environmental Control and Frolova, Svetlana Alexandrovna, Head of the State Environmental Review and Licensing. A lot of attention was focused on the organization’s environmental control facilities in waste management, the monitoring of air and wastewater discharges, as well as practical recommendations on a program of environmental monitoring methods for assessing environmental damage and possible recovery of compensation from contractors (in the case violations of environmental requirements). Lily Moskovkina, Oxana and Svetlana Frolova Avdienko gave open and very professional responses from questions asked by participants.