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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP — Russian Practice of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP, international law firm.
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Tax consulting / tax litigation

Russia Tax Firm of the Year in both 2017 and 2018  
European Tax Awards | International Tax Review

What others say about us..

The team gives proactive and straight-to-the-point tax advice and has a strong grasp of tax litigation intricacies and formalities

Legal 500 EMEA

The Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP / Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Russian Tax Practice specialises in tax structuring of investment in the Russian economy, with a special focus on industries where significant foreign investment has been made over the last 15 years – primarily the consumer goods, real estate, automotive, pharmaceutical and oil & gas industries.

Tax considerations (especially as they relate to the initial investment) often impact significantly on the form and viability of a contemplated transaction or investment. Our advice is always integrated with civil law, regulatory, forex and other aspects, meaning we are able to deliver practical and commercially viable solutions to our clients.

We are experienced in:

  • Providing legal support for foreign investors with respect to tax aspects of investment in Russia and development of an efficient corporate, finance and contractual framework for doing business in Russia;
  • Providing ongoing advice to companies on a wide range of tax matters, performing tax audits to identify potential tax risks and reserves, mitigating the risks identified and collecting identified overpayments through administrative or judicial proceedings;
  • Assisting our clients at all stages of cooperation with the tax authorities (representation before the tax authorities and courts, drafting of legal arguments, preparation of the requisite documents and evidence, suspension of additional charge collection through interim relief, legal support for VAT reimbursement, etc.); our tax lawyers have acted for clients in more than 500 tax litigation cases at all court levels, including the Russian Supreme Commercial Court.
  • Acting for our clients during tax-related inspections conducted by law enforcement agencies;
  • International tax structuring and support for M&A transactions and pre-sale restructuring, tax reviews of transaction documents; analysis and development of financing structures and bringing profits to the shareholders;
  • Advice and legal assistance to companies with respect to use of investment tax benefits and tax benefits applicable to Skolkovo Innovation Centre Participants, parties to special tax treaties or entities subject to special tax treatment;
  • Legal support for corporate clients on the tax aspects of corporate and contract structuring in construction, real estate investment, relationships and establishment and operation of unit investment funds;
  • Tax assistance and representation of companies with respect to transfer pricing, including identification of controlled transactions, benchmarking, drafting of transfer pricing documents and notices of controlled transactions, as well as client representation before tax authorities and courts;
  • Tax advice to private clients on use of foreign accounts, restructuring and sale of businesses, relocation to the UK, Switzerland or Monaco, setting up of family offices (including trusts and funds), foreign exchange regulation and compliance with the new Controlled Foreign Corporation (CFC) requirements;
  • Challenging tax-related regulatory acts.  

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Evgeny Timofeev
Partner, Head of Tax Practice
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