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Tax - Russia
This content is provided by Rustem Ahmetshin
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's professional interests include international taxation and the application of legislation concerning controlled foreign companies.
•participated in preparing draft laws, particularly amendments to legislation connected with holding the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi in 2014;
•participated and managed a project to develop agreements and justify intra-group expenses for a major American FMCG company;
•represented a French oil and gas company in the Supreme Commercial (‘Arbitration’) Court in a case on a PSA operator’s right to refund VAT;
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 has authored numerous articles on topical tax issues and is a co-author of the Tax Law textbook edited by Sergey G. Pepeliaev (2000, 2003 and 2015 editions).