On-line Conference



15:00 Amsterdam time (UTC+1/GMT+2)

16:00 Kyiv time (UTC+2/GMT+3)

free upon registration




OpenDoorUkraine.NL and the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, supported by the Ukrainian Embassy in The Netherlands and leading Ukrainian law firm Arzinger have the honor to invite investors and businessmen to the


“The privatization process in Ukraine: legal and economic basis for the purchase of state-owned companies”

Key Speaker of the Conference is

  • Dmitry Sennichenko

    Head of the State Property Fund of Ukraine.

    Privatization targets reducing state owned and municipal property in the structure of Ukrainian economics through the sale of privatization objects to effective private owners. Privatization should support economic growth, involving international and domestic investors.


  • 15:00 Amsterdam time, 16:00 Kyiv time

  • Opening remarks by the Ambassador of Ukraine, the Chairman of OpenDoorUkraine.NL, the Chairman of the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce & Industry

  • 15:15 Amsterdam time, 16:15 Kyiv time

  • Presentation by Dmitry Sennichenko, Head of the State Property Fund of Ukraine

  • 15:45 Amsterdam time, 16:45 Kyiv time

  • Presentation by Timur Bondaryev, Partner of Arzinger

  • 16:15 Amsterdam time, 17:15 Kyiv time

  • Questions & discussion


  • Dmitry Sennichenko

    Head of the State Property Fund of Ukraine

    Independent member of the Supervisory Boards of Enterprises with foreign Investment in Ukraine, including companies whose authorized capital was invested by EBRD; an independent member of the Prozorro Supervisory Board; held the positions of Vice President of the Committee on Infrastructure and Real Estate of the American Chamber of Commerce (ACC); a member of the Board of the Ukrainian Real Estate Club; a member of the Entrepreneurs Council of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.

  • Timur Bondaryev

    Founding Partner and Managing Partner of the law firm ARZINGER

    Timur specializes in legal advice of the major international (private equity, strategic, publicly held and private) investors on Ukrainian privatization matters of various sectors (incl. energy, metallurgy, transport, infrastructure etc.) and corporate governance of the public sector, structuring investment schemes, respective transactional and competition foreign investment protection, litigation of (post-) privatization disputes (incl. JV and shareholders disputes and investment claims) in domestic and international arbitration courts, legal due diligence of publicly owned assets and structuring investment, defending reprivatization claims in domestic courts incl. constitutional court of Ukraine etc.

Honorable Representatives

  • Vsevolod Chentsov

    Ambassador of Ukraine in The Netherlands.

    Vsevolod Chetsov started his career in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, where he headed Treaties Unit and the EU Department. He was also posted to the diplomatic missions of Ukraine in Turkey, Poland and to the EU in Brussels.

  • Robert Serry

    Chairman of OpenDoorUkraine.NL

    Former Dutch Ambassador with extensive experience in multilateral diplomacy and crisis-management having served with the United Nations and NATO in the Middle East and Eastern Europe. The first Ambassador to newly independent Ukraine (1992-1996). Chairman of UPEACE Centre The Hague and Senior Adviser of European Institute of Peace in Brussels.
    OpenDoorUkraine.NL serves as a network for Dutch and Ukrainian citizens, companies and organizations to promote economic, humanitarian and cultural ties between the two countries.

  • Gennadiy Chyzhykov, PhD

    President of Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

    Gennadiy Chyzhykov has created and founded at the UCCI a network of Export Support Centers, the National Export Forum, bilateral Business Councils with partners from 30 countries, number of agreements on cooperation with partner organizations.

Special guests and Experts for questions & discussion

  • Andre Sterk

    International business advisor by the Dutch Chamber of Commerce

    Expert in International Trade especially in the field of export documents, incoterms, logistics, trade missions and trade requires, export promotion and trade mediation.
    Andre Sterk is specialized in international business, especially Eastern Europe and answers questions from enterpreneurs about international trade in general and specifically in Ukraine.

  • Helen over de Linden

    Head of the Eastern-Europe and Central-Asia Table of the Royal Industrieele Groote Club

    Heleen over de Linden is working on PhD dissertation: the legal aspects of the sanctions against Russia, Crimea and Eastern-Ukraine and can explaine benefits of the free trade EU-Ukraine Association Agreement.

  • Frans Lavooij

    Businessman, Shareholder/Partner JV Galca Ltd, Lviv, Ukraine (Coffee roasting)

    Director/Partner Nedspice Holding B.V. (trading and manufacturing of spices), Rotterdam. Shareholder/Partner Vamvalis Foods SA, Thessaloniki, Greece (Nut processing and packing). Former President Chamber of Commerce of The Netherlands.
    Frans Lavooij can explain how to do business in Ukraine from his own experience.


  • Lana Sinichkina

    Partner, Attorney-at-law at Arzinger law firm.
    Head of Life Sciences & Healthcare, Food & Beverages, Antitrust & Competition, Public Procurement, Anti-Corruption Compliance and Business Ethics at Arzinger.
    Permanent member of the National Council of Reforms under the President of Ukraine; permanent expert at the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine; official legal provider of Healthcare Committee of the European Business Association; executive board member of the Ukrainian Network of Integrity and Compliance; member of the Public Council at the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine, member of CEO Club


  • Irina Papusha, PhD

    Representative of the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in The Netherlands. Board Member and Coordinator of Economic table of OpenDoorUkraine.NL. Non-Executive Director at Supervisory and Advisory Boards of Dutch and Ukrainian companies. Former Advisor to The Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine. Member of CEO-club Ukraine.

    Irina Papusha helps to find and intensify contacts, increase understanding and make successful cooperation possible between Dutch and Ukrainian businessmen and investors.



    Arzinger is a trusted and reliable partner that has been providing high-quality legal services to clients throughout Ukraine for over 17 years. Its professionalism and extensive experience in various business sectors and legal practices, including Corporate and M&A, Real Estate &Construction, Dispute Resolution, Criminal Law and Business Protection, Intellectual Property, Competition Law, and others have repeatedly been recognized by international rankings, such as Chambers, The Legal 500, IFLR 1000, Who is Who Legal, and other.
    Arzinger is a legal partner of OpenDoorUkraine.NL in Ukraine. Within the framework of cooperation Dutch companies could get free advice on the specifics of legislation, nuances of doing business in Ukraine, investment mechanisms, and other issues. The collaboration should help Dutch companies get professional advice from a trusted legal partner without having to conduct a special search or tender.


  • The conference is planned and supported by ARENA CS.

    ARENA CS is one of the biggest and most experienced event agencies in Ukraine.

    Our team has been helping businesses to plan, create, and set up events since 2004. Our clients are national and international companies, embassies, cultural organizations, and civil society NGOs.

    If you plan a conference, forum, seminar, product launch, incentive, or corporate event we have about 70 English speaking professionals to make it happen effectively and smoothly, within the timing and budget agreed at all levels.

    We have the honor to supply long term services and be trusted by UNDP projects in Ukraine, UNICEF, WHO, ILO, UNFPA, Philip Morris, JDE, BASF, SANOFI, and many more honored clients.

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