AVELLUM is happy to announce the promotion of Vadim Medvedev to partner effective from 1 January 2019.

Vadim leads the firm’s tax practice and has an outstanding track record in the areas of international tax planning, transaction structuring, and succession planning matters. Vadim is also highly praised for successfully representing clients in tax litigation cases.

Vadim is well regarded for handling tax aspects of the most sophisticated and challenging deals, including advice to the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine on several deals worth over USD2.5 billion, advice to Metinvest Group on the successful refinancing of its USD2,271 million debt, as well as advice to MHP SE on its USD550 million Eurobond issue.

Besides clients’ work, he also took an active part in reshaping the Ukrainian tax framework, namely contributed to the draft law on counteracting Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) in Ukraine, changes to the VAT administration system, as well as the development of special tax rules for Eurobond-funded loans. All leading legal directories (including Chambers and Partners, the Legal 500, World Tax, World Transfer Pricing, Indirect Tax Leaders, Tax Controversy Leaders Guide) highly praise Vadim for his legal expertise. Vadim is the leader of the Working Group on International Taxation and EU Harmonisation at the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine.

Vadim has obtained his degree from National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy and now acts as a senior lecturer of International Taxation in his Alma Mater.

Mykola Stetsenko, AVELLUM’s co-managing partner, reflected the following: “With great pleasure we welcome Vadim Medvedev to his new role as a partner at AVELLUM. This promotion is very well deserved, since Vadim has played a key role in growing our tax practice during his time at the firm. Under his watch and due to continuous efforts, professionalism, dedication, and extreme hard work of Vadim and his team, the tax practice achieved a brilliant record of international and local tax projects and recognitions. This appointment also highlights an increasing demand for tax services of AVELLUM.

Vadim Medvedev commented on his promotion, “Having been part of AVELLUM for over 6 years, I am excited about the new milestone in my career. I am proud to become a member of AVELLUM’s partnership and highly appreciate the firm’s seamless support and continuous contribution to my development. In my new role, I am committed to further strengthening AVELLUM’s tax practice and offering solutions to any tax related questions our clients may encounter. Obviously, this significant achievement would not be possible without support from our clients, who entrusted their sophisticated tax matters to our tax team.