Tax Department

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What the team is known for Active Russian tax boutique focused on tax disputes. Enjoys a strong track record in cases against the tax authorities in matters concerning income tax, VAT and tax overpayment. Also increasingly active on transfer pricing mandates. Regularly represents clients before the Supreme Court. Also has an increasingly prominent advisory practice assisting major Russian and foreign clients. Industry-specific expertise includes retail, consumer goods, manufacturing and mining.

Strengths The department is regularly praised for its communication style, with one client noting: "Taxology is flexible, quick at solving issues and making decisions and also answering the clients' questions."

Another client reports: ''I was truly impressed by their litigation skills and deep understanding of Russian tax system.''

Work highlights Represented T Plus in Supreme Court proceedings against tax authorities and pertaining to a tax audit inspection.

Notable practitioners

Mikhail Uspenskiy has experience handling tax structuring issues and transfer pricing. He also often represents clients in tax disputes.

Sergei Semenov is best recognised for his experience in tax-related litigation. He also assists domestic and international clients with non-contentious tax issues.