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Tax advisory

Corporate taxation

  • Advice on complicated issues of Russian and international taxation
  • Recommendations on tax risk management implementation and tuning
  • Assistance in adaptation of the company to changes in tax legislation and practice
  • Tax reviews

International taxation

  • Development and implementation of efficient international holding structures
  • Tax support for international activities of the company
  • Review of international structures to determine tax risks and inefficiencies and elaboration of ways to optimize it
  • Assistance in negotiations with tax authorities in foreign jurisdictions and receiving of tax rulings (tax ruling)

Interaction with the tax authorities and tax litigations

  • Assistance in the course of audits by the tax authorities
  • Elaboration of the company’s position to the claims put by the tax authorities
  • Defending the company in the course of the pre-trial dispute and court hearings

Tax support in M&A deals

  • Tax due diligence to understand the current tax position of the Target and reveal tax risks associated with it
  • Research and implementation on the ways to mitigate tax risks identified in the course of the tax due diligence
  • Review and improvement of tax aspects of the financial model of the target
  • Tax support in deal structuring

Transfer pricing

  • Identification of the “subject to control” deals of the company / group and development of pricing policy for such deals
  • Preparation of transfer pricing studies
  • Research and support in implementation of changes to the activities of the company / structure of the group to mitigate the transfer pricing risks and ease meeting the legislation requirements

Taxation of individuals

  • Development of personal holding and inheritance structures (trusts, funds)
  • Advice on complicated issues of Russian and international taxation
  • Assistance to individuals with regards to tax compliance
Igor Smirnov
Partner
Corporate Tax
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