Trevor Barton

Russo-British Chamber of Commerce

Trevor Barton served as an officer in the Royal Navy throughout the 1980s, after which he spent 14 years as a solicitor and partner with the international law firm Clyde & Co. This included six years in the firm’s St Petersburg office in the 1990s. As a lawyer, he focussed on finance, cross-border trade and litigation.

He subsequently ran the London office of The PBN Company, a consultancy specialising in financial public relations and corporate communications that primarily worked for clients across the CIS markets.

More recently Trevor has acted as a consultant to a number of companies in industry and the financial services sector, helping them to develop their businesses in the Russian and CIS markets. He has been on the Board of Directors of the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce for more than 12 years, and became its Executive Director in October 2012.

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Doing Business in Russia: Key Facts and Opportunities

Trevor will give a general overview of the huge Russian market, which continues to remain attractive and accessible for UK exporters and investors despite present geopolitical tensions. He will highlight the sectors where UK companies have been successful, briefly describe the sanctions situation, other challenges, and how to deal with them.