Rubicon Masterclass Days


Date-time to begin:

04.06.2013 13:00


Hyrypanimo Congress Centre

The first Rubicon Masterclass Days took place on June 4-5, 2013 in Kotka, Finland. The event became a meeting point of Rubicon Business Partners and Russian investors and businesses.

Rubicon Business Partners acted as experts on doing business in Finland and the EU and had a great opportunity to present their competences and services to potential clients from Russia during numerous masterclasses. Rubicon Business Partners also attended a training session tailored specially for them on dealing with Russian clients and marketing in Russia. The event was attended by more than 50 Rubicon Russian clients and Business Partners.


Evening reception - dinner at Karhusaari and get together event



Registration and coffee


Rubicon welcome words


10:00 - 10:30

Practical recommendations on opening joint stock company in Finland
Anton Oll

Training session for Business Partners

Cross-cultural risks that can be critical for your business success: main things to keep in mind when making first marketing steps in Russian market

Natalia Penkina

10:30 - 11:00

Acquisition of a ready-made business in Finland
Milla Mustonen

11:00 - 11:30 Finnish corporate taxation system
Stanislav Chakhovich
11:30 -11:50

Doing business with Finnish bank: from account opening to private banking
Antti Koskinen

11:50 - 12:00 Ten steps programme for opening your company in Finland, EU /Business possibilities in Lappeenranta-Imatra region.
Sampo Vehvilinen




1st session for Russian companies by Rubicon Business Partners
30 min slots, interpretation provided

2ndsession for Russian companies by invited speakers
1 h slots, working language Russian

Training session for Business Partners

13:00 13:30 Company valuation and general issues concerning M&A projects in small and mid-sized companies in Finland
Juuso Aulanko
Finland as a springboard to global markets
Peter Zashev

Working session on Business Partners individual cases best practices, recommendations, consultations

Natalia Penkina

13:30 - 14:00 Building permit procedure according to Finnish practice and legislation
Juha Narinen and Petteri Valkonen
14:00 - 14:30 Real estate investments in Finland
Terho Salo
How to conduct foreign trade: peculiarities of agreements, VAT and logistics
Petr Travinsky
14:30 - 15:00 Hiring Finnish employees or sending employees from Russia for employment or business trips to Finland taxation, social security and immigration
Anu Nikkanen
15:00 - 15:30 Auditor's experience: obstacles the Russian companies may confront in Finland e.g. from compliance perspective
Timo Matilainen

Terms of work with customs andsigning of currency transaction agreements
Julia Sedneva

15:30 - 16:00 Development paths for executives by Aalto EE
Minna Wickholm


Closing of Rubicon MasterClasses Coffee break and networking

Natalia Penkina
Julia Sedneva
Petr Travinsky
Jan Lngstedt
Anton Oll
Peter Zashev
Terho Salo
Juha Narinen
Anu Nikkanen
Minna Wickholm