Tax Department

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What the team is known for Top-tier team highly regarded for its standout litigation practice. Particularly strong assisting clients with VAT issues as well as complex cross-border and domestic tax structuring for major multinationals. Also advises on tax compliance and structuring matters. Additionally, handles tax audits and investigations by state authorities. Active for a number of clients in the oil and gas, technology, finance and real estate sectors.

Strengths One impressed client reports that the team is ''driven by competency and extra fast performance,'' before going on to add that the lawyers ''analyse not only the case but the problem as a whole, and this allows them to always elaborate a decision.''

Interviewees also describe the department as "very creative, very hard-working and open-minded."

Work highlights Acted for Cargill on a tax dispute pertaining to VAT recovery relating to the public infrastructure development.

Notable practitioners

Boris Bruk has a strong reputation in the market for his broad range of expertise in this field. He advises international clients on tax issues pertaining to corporate restructurings. He is also well equipped to handle tax optimisation matters.

Sources are full of praise for Dzhangar Dzhalchinov , recognising his extensive experience in contentious tax matters. "He is well known as the lawyer who can handle the most complicated tax disputes and matters," enthuses one impressed interviewee, while another says: "He is very keen and always thinks outside the box."

Igor Schikow is experienced in a range of contentious and non-contentious tax matters, undertaking instructions from both international and domestic clients.