Herbert Smith Freehills

Tax Department

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What the team is known for Popular choice for transactional and advisory tax support. Active in cross-border restructuring of company groups, including de-offshorisation projects. Tax-related disputes is also an area of strength. Regularly undertakes instructions from international clients from a broad range of sectors, including oil and gas and financial services.

Work highlights Assisted China Chengtong Asset Management with the tax structuring aspects pertaining to its joint venture with a Russian bank.

Notable practitioners

Department head Oleg Konnov is a highly praised lawyer advising international and domestic clients on non-contentious tax matters. He is also well versed with international tax issues. Sources report him to be an "extremely good and experienced" practitioner.