On September 9th, swilar together with its partners held an online seminar in English on “Public procurement as a foreign company in Russia explained: knowing the law and participating successfully”.
Participating in tenders in Russia is challenging for every company, especially foreign one. The purpose of the seminar was to introduce participants to the basics of the legal framework and provide practical advice on the successful participation of foreign companies in public procurement in Russia.
Seminar participants were greeted by Artur Chernievsky, head of Swiss Business Hub Russia and Dr. Anastasia Nosova, project manager of Bavaria Representative Office in Russia.
Vlad Rudnitsky, Deputy Director for the Russian Market and Anna Zaitseva, Tax Advisor at Peterka&Partners, introduced the audience to the general legal framework of public procurement in Russia.
Russia has a special national public procurement regime. Alexander Gavrilov, Principal Associate of Eversheds Sutherland, and Nikita Butenko, Counsel, spoke about preferences and restrictions for foreign goods and services.
The topic of special conditions for foreign SMEs and foreign companies was covered by Daria Pogodina, CEO of swilar.
Alexey Inozemtsev, Director of ENERGAZ/Samapi Group in Russia, shared his experience of participation in tenders for companies of Russian energy sector.
Markus Vollmer, Head of Sales, BIOWORKS Verfahrenstechnik GmbH presented the case of BIOWORKS on public procurement in the Russian market.
Organized by Swiss Business Hub Russia, Bavaria Representative Office in Russia and swilar.