Tax Department

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What the team is known for Strong advisory team assisting clients with tax aspects of cross-border company restructuring and M&A. Advises on transfer pricing matters and VAT issues, and also acts on contentious tax cases and tax audits. Represents clients from a broad selection of sectors.

Strengths One satisfied source reports that the team is "very client-oriented and flexible, giving detailed and comprehensive answers to all our requests and questions."

Interviewees also highlight the department for its ''ability to deep-dive into industrial specifics and develop the necessary solutions.''

Work highlights Assisted Inditex Group with the Russian tax aspects of its global IT centralisation project.

Notable practitioners

Elena Mikhailovskaia acts for international clients on a range of tax matters, including transfer pricing and tax structuring. One source highlights her proactive approach, noting that she "offers alternative solutions when needed."

Igor Venediktov heads the firm's Moscow-based practice and has noteworthy experience handling tax issues related to real estate projects and corporate restructuring.

St Petersburg-based Ruslan Vasutin is noted for his broad experience, advising domestic and international clients on tax issues around M&A transactions. Clients highlight his commercial awareness, with one adding that ''the advice he provides is tailored particularly to his clients.''