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Victor Matchekhin

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Victor is the head of Linklaters Tax practice in Moscow. He has extensive experience advising international investors on taxation issues relating to setting up and structuring of their operations in Russia, corporate reorganisations and restructurings, M&A, CFC, taxation of transactions with corporate shares, GDRs, bonds and derivatives, other financial products and IPOs. He deals with the Russian tax authorities both before and during tax audits and is often asked to provide further tax advice to supplement tax accountants’ opinions. His experience includes advising western investors on the application of double tax treaties in Russia and tax litigation.

Professional Memberships

Former Vice-president and member of ExCom of the International Fiscal Association (Netherlands)

General Secretary of the Russian Branch of the International Fiscal Association

Expert of the Russian Tax Ministry


Victor joined Linklaters in 1998. Victor is an associate professor at Kutafin Moscow State Law University and the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation. Victor is the author of a number of scientific, educational and practical works on tax and international tax in Russian and English.