Honorary Consul-General of Russia to Queensland and Victoria

Consulting Branch Profile

Our Consulting Branch – an office with a common vision and advisors who provide ongoing support to its clients through its expert know-how and problem solving expertise with regard to international questions In particular the bringing together of cross-border skills ensures that our clients can access a range of specialized experts.. A network of competent partners comprising lawyers, tax experts, certified accountants and management consultants ensures that coordinated advice is given to our clients.

Through our network of well-known cooperation partners in Russian Federation we provide assistance to our clients as competent partners on cross-border issues and are consequently able to give excellent advice on an international level regarding all important economic sectors and diplomatic issues. Our aim is to provide our clients with a completely new dimension of advice on international issues to fully meet their needs.

We provide you with a valuable, new perspective based on many years of experience combined with a high degree of common sense and also of professional experience of course. Our r standards are geared to the wishes of the client. We believe that the cornerstone of our consulting branch is the personal manner in which we deal with our clients, which means that we work closely with our clients and meet their needs through the implementation of practical and up-to-date strategies.

The Branch represents countries and their agencies, companies regulated by public law, governments and their diplomatic representations, numerous well-known commercial firms, international investors, private individuals, local investors, trading companies, etc.

The Vision

The provision of excellent, professional and hands-on advice to its clients is the vision of our consulting branch. Our work is always based on the interests and requirements of the client, which we achieve through providing in-depth advice and, where necessary, effective representation. Since the formation of our office we have focused on continuity allied with professional experience and common sense. Our philosophy is to represent and advise our clients on a professional basis and with a high degree of quality. Our field of expertise lies in the areas of international commercial affairs and business, commercial diplomacy.

Our firm provides a comprehensive advisory service on issues of diplomatic relations and agreements through a network of international or local experts and partners operating worldwide. This is a field with which our firm is fully conversant on both a local and international level thereby enabling it to meet any client requirements in all relevant issues of international business relations. Our firm always focuses on establishing an individual relationship with our clients, which constitutes an important basis for successful collaboration.

Our primary objective: to establish this individual and personal relationship with the client. The interests of each client and each case file deserve the best possible protection; we therefore review each case individually and provide objective advice regarding prospects and options. We also consider our function to be the identification and resolution of possible future problem areas through providing advice on a timely basis.

Our consulting branch – an office with a common vision and advisors who provide ongoing support to its clients through its expert know-how and problem solving expertise with regard to international questions. A network of professional partners comprising lawyers, tax experts, certified accountants and management consultants ensures that integrated advice is given to our clients.

Functions

Consular functions consist in:

• protecting in the receiving State the interests of the sending State and of its nationals, both individuals and bodies corporate, within the limits permitted by international law;

• furthering the development of commercial, economic, cultural and scientific relations between the sending State and the receiving State and otherwise promoting friendly relations between them in accordance with the provisions of the present Convention;

• ascertaining by all lawful means conditions and developments in the commercial, economic, cultural and scientific life of the receiving State, reporting thereon to the Government of the sending State and giving information to persons interested;
helping and assisting nationals, both individuals and bodies corporate, of the sending State;

• performing certain functions of an administrative nature, provided that there is nothing contrary thereto in the laws and regulations of the receiving State; 

• subject to the practices and procedures obtaining in the receiving State, representing or arranging appropriate representation for nationals of the sending State before the tribunals and other authorities of the receiving State, for the purpose of obtaining, in accordance with the laws and regulations of the receiving State, provisional measures for the preservation of the rights and interests of these nationals, where, because of absence or any other reason, such nationals are unable at the proper time to assume the defence of their rights and interests;

• exercising rights of supervision and inspection provided for in the laws and regulations of the sending State in respect of vessels having the nationality of the sending State, and of aircraft registered in that State, and in respect of their crews;
extending assistance to vessels and aircraft mentioned in sub-paragraph (k) of this Article and to their crews, taking statements regarding the voyage of a vessel, examining and stamping the ship's papers, and, without prejudice to the powers of the authorities of the receiving State, conducting investigations into any incidents which occurred during the voyage, and settling disputes of any kind between the master, the officers and the seamen in so far as this may be authorized by the laws and regulations of the sending State;

• performing any other functions entrusted to a consular post by the sending State which are not prohibited by the laws and regulations of the receiving State or to which no objection is taken by the receiving State or which are referred to in the international agreements in force between the sending State and the receiving State.

Russia: Cultural Awareness and Etiquette Training

Our cross-cultural communication courses is designed and delivered by an expert with first-hand knowledge of Russian culture, traditions, etiquette, business practices and ethics. The course will equip business personnel with the essential customs, language and cultural understanding required to deal with Russian customers, colleagues, or clients. These invaluable skills bridge the cultural divide, eliminate cross cultural misunderstanding and facilitate the development of strong professional relationships.

The course is tailored to the individual needs of each client and may include tuition in any of the following areas:

Cross Cultural Relationships

- Common cross cultural (mis) perceptions
- Breaking cross-cultural stereotypes
- Foundations of a healthy and productive cross cultural relationship  

Communication

- Steps to effective cross-cultural communication
- Basic language tuition ( useful  phrases)
- Non Verbal Communication  
- Social etiquette and protocol

Doing Business in Russia

- How does culture impact business
- Business in Russia - features, traditions and ethics
- Russian business etiquette.
- The Art of Negotiating with a Russian.
- Cross cultural management

Relocating to Russia.

- Preparing for the move
- Essentials to bring
- Russian history, culture and values
- Russian attitudes to foreigners
- The family - raising children, education, holidays
- Spouse coaching
- Public behavior and etiquette
- Learn more!
- Assistance in organising citizenship for kids, who's parents are citizens of Russian Federation.