For over 20 years, Rustem has been providing advice regarding taxation and has represented taxpayers many times in the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Commercial (‘Arbitration’) Court, the Supreme Court and state commercial ('arbitration') courts.
Rustem has regularly been involved in consulting projects dealing with taxation issues for foreign companies and their subsidiaries in Russia, as well as applying the rules of international double taxation treaties, and restructuring international holding groups to take into consideration legislative requirements concerning controlled foreign companies.
Rustem’s major projects include participating in preparing draft laws, particularly amendments to legislation connected with holding the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi in 2014; participation and management of a project to develop agreements and justify intra-group expenses for a major American FMCG company; Representation of a French multinational integrated oil and gas company in the Supreme Commercial (‘Arbitration’) Court in a case on a PSA operator’s right to refund VAT.
Rustem is actively involved in Chinese practice group development, providing legal assistance for Chinese investors in Russia. He also supervises the work of the firm’s Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk office.