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State Solutions LLP joins FIPRA and attends its Network Meeting in Athens

On 4-6 June, State Solutions LLP's Managing Partner Pavel Morozov and Managing Director Alex Andreev for the first time attended the FIPRA Network Meeting in Athens, Greece. The move followed State Solutions LLP joining FIPRA, a global network of senior, strategic advisers specialising in public policy and regulatory issues, and signing a Correspondent Agreement as its new correspondent members for Russia.

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State Solutions LLP Completes Anti-Corruption Programme with BCL Burton Copeland

State Solutions LLP completed a comprehensive anti-corruption programme with BCL Burton Copeland solicitors to prevent bribery and other risks. This makes State Solutions LLP even more attractive for business partners ensuring operations in full compliance with UK Bribery Act, the government's guidance and other applicable legislation to prevent corruption risks.

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A 'New Wave' of Privatisation in Russia - The Opportunities & Risks for International Investors

A new wave of privatisation in Russia is set to offer foreign investors unparalleled returns if they can successfully navigate the political landscape, according to a new report released today. The 70-page report was prepared by experts with knowledge of earlier privatisations in Russia was released at a joint Russo-British Chamber of Commerce – State Solutions briefing in the City of London on the evening of 6 November.

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FT beyondbrics: The pitfalls of Russia’s privatisation programme (by Pavel Morozov)

Russia’s heavily trailed privatisation programme, the scale of which has not been seen since the controversial loans-for-shares privatisations of the 1990s, has so far not delivered on expectations. But with major stakes in state giants and key infrastructure companies up for grabs there is a renewed effort from Russian officials to breathe life into the programme. The key questions, however, are ones of risk calculation, the ownership of the process and how it is managed.

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Putting Lobbyists on Register

State Solutions LLP's Founder and Managing Partner Pavel Mozorov runs an article in Russia's leading business publication RBC Daily. Discussing lobbying and recent trends in the UK and Russia, he argues for creating a register of licensed lobbyists in Russia. What is necessary: the political will and all stakeholders coming together. In Pavel's view, this will change the face of the industry to the better.

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Pavel Morozov's Interview with Politics First

Pavel Morozov, Founder and Managing Partner of State Solutions LLP, discusses with Marcus Papadopoulos, Editor of UK political magazine Politics First, UK trade and investment in Russia and the importance of government relations for doing business there. In the interview in September-October edition, Pavel talks about why the Russian market is beneficial for British businesses and what the state of public affairs in Russia is, explaining how professional consultants can help businesses come and operate in the market with success.

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State Solutions LLP Sponsors Westminster Russia Forum's Reception in UK Parliament

On 11 July 2013, State Solutions LLP attended the Westminster Russia Forum’s Summer Reception on the House of Commons Terrace. Hosted by Caroline Nokes MP, it attracted over 200 guests of different nationalities from business, political, media and culture backgrounds in the UK and Russia. John Mann, PR Adviser for Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich, was its guest speaker. State Solutions LLP’s Founder and Managing Partner Pavel Morozov, Managing Director Alex Andreev, partners and friends were the guests at this WRF flagship event held for the first time in the UK Parliament.

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EU Mission for Growth Calls for More Business and Investment to Russia

On 17-18 June 2013, State Solutions LLP took part in the EU Mission for Growth to Russia, led by the European Commission’s Vice-President Antonio Tajani with a 120 strong business delegation representing companies and industry associations from the 22 different Member States of the European Union. State Solutions LLP actively worked throughout the political and business events in Moscow to share its vision and expertise on government relations and regulatory affairs for foreign companies in Russia.

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RBCC Business Forum Highlights Opportunities in Russia and its Regions

On 5-6 June 2013, State Solutions LLP took part in the 10th Business Forum of the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce in London. It is the leading event bringing together leaders of business communities from Russia and the UK. The forum attracted more than 300 delegates to discuss various issues in business relations between the two countries. Among the key speakers were RBCC Chairman Roger Munnings CBE, HRH Prince Michael of Kent, UK Minister for Europe Rt Hon David Lidington MP, HE Russian Ambassador to the UK Alexander Yakovenko, and BP Group Chief Executive Bob Dudley.

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EBRD Business Forum: Innovation, Investment, Growth

State Solutions LLP contributes to EBRD Business Forum in Istanbul in joining senior policymakers and business leaders to discuss key investment challenges and opportunities in Russia and the CIS. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development held its Annual Meeting and Business Forum in Istanbul, Turkey, on 10-11 May 2013. It became a key event where government officials, experts and business executives meet to discuss business climate and investment prospects in EBRD’s 34 countries of operations including Russia and the many countries of the former Soviet Union.

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Perspectives for Mining Industry in Russia

RESOURCESTOCKS, a global resource investment magazine for businesses active in the share market, in its March edition published an interview with State Solutions' Margarita Agapidou. Following State Solutions’ participation in Mines & Money London event earlier last year, Margarita discussed Russia’s mining industry and potential for foreign exploration companies in the region. She highlighted the changes in attracting foreign investments, exploration of mineral resources, licensing and usage of land and capital markets.

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The Importance of Government Relations for Doing Business in Russia

In his article, State Solutions' Business Development Director, Christopher Lascelles, discusses why official lobbying and government relations matter so much for doing business in Russia. The author's perspective reflects Christopher's own experience of new business development in Russia and his current focus on bridging the expectations of foreign companies with operational reality in this market.

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State Solutions debates at The Economist's Russia Business Summit in Paris

On 19 March, State Solutions LLP joined Europe's senior executives and Russia's government officials for a frank and open debate on Russia's economy considering the current investment climate, infrastructure and innovation, openness and transparency for doing business. The potential and strategy for improving foreign investment and keeping Russia's economy growing and attractive for business became one of the main themes of the Economist's Russia Business Summit at Pavillion Gabriel on Champs Elysees in Paris.

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RBCC Parliamentary Lunch with Baroness Smith and CBI Director John Cridland

On 13 March, State Solutions LLP attended the Parliamentary Lunch in the House of Lords with Baroness Smith of Gilmorehill, John Cridland CBE, Director-General of the Confederation of British Industry, and Trevor Barton, Executive Director of the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce. Alex Andreev and Margarita Agapidou took part in this top-level networking event, discussing the latest developments in Russian-British business with guests representing companies operating in London and Moscow, including PwC, VTB Capital, Baker & McKenzie, Savills, Good Governance Group et al.

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Rossiyskaya Gazeta: Civilised Lobbyism Now in Demand in Russia

Entrepreneurs are going to work out recommendations for a Lobbyism Act, according to Rossiyskaya Gazeta that quotes the participants of the round-table workshop on “Business-Government Relations – New Cooperation Opportunities and Civilised Lobbyism”. The newspaper says that experts agree that large industrial companies are able to lobby their interests to a degree. Medium and small businesses are much worse off.

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State Solutions at Kilimanjaro Peak

On 29 January 2013, the State Solutions' flag was raised at Uhuru Peak/Kibo Peak of Mount Kilimanjaro. It is the highest mountain in Africa (5895 meters above the sea level) that is part of the "Seven Summits" (the highest mountains of each of the seven continents). Summiting Kilimanjaro was made by a group of Russian sportspeople, including State Solutions' Consultant Nikolay Studenikin.

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GR Congress in Moscow Discusses Present and Future of Lobbying in Russia

On 23 November 2012, State Solutions LLP participated in the GR Congress 2012, an international conference of Russian government relations’ professionals and lobbyists, which was held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Moscow. The agenda largely focused on the effective dialogue between business and government, and the lobbying industry self-regulation in Russia.

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Russia: Practical Solutions 2012

On 22 November 2012, Christopher Lascelles and Margarita Agapidou of State Solutions LLP attended the business conference “Russia: Practical Solutions 2012” in Newcastle organised by Albion Overseas Ltd with the support of UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) and the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce (RBCC). The event gathered companies interested in doing business in Russia to learn about latest developments, share experiences and identify new opportunities.

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RussiaTALK: State Solutions Attends RBCC Investment Forum in Moscow

On 25 October 2012, the representatives of State Solutions LLP took part in RussiaTALK Investment Forum in Moscow organised by the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce. Margarita Agapidou and Polina Levina attended this high-level event with key speakers such as HRH Prince Michael of Kent, HM Ambassador to the Russian Federation Tim Barrow, RBCC Chairman of the Board of Directors Roger Munnings, and the President of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Sergei Katyrin.

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