Recent Deals

"Coming up with hidden critical issues."
Nalco Company
Vaclav Harant, General Director for Russia and CIS
"The team of real professionals, each of them capable, when necessary, of providing robust legal support for achieving any business objective."
Siberian Coal Energy Company (SUEK)
Alexander Redkin, Legal Director
"We would like to note the impeccable quality of the services provided to us and the high standard of professionalism demonstrated by the team, together with a profound understanding of our business specifics and strategic mission."
Aleksey Nikiforov, Legal Support,
"… a profound understanding of how the Russian energy industry ticks and an impressive track record of energy and infrastructure projects, including with an international footprint."
Dmitry Panchenko, Legal Director
"An undeniable strength of the firm is its high level of competence and the ability to find the best solution to complex legal challenges."
United Metallurgical Company (OMK)
Vladimir Markin, President

HeadHunter Group PLC

We have been advising HeadHunter Group PLC (the leading online recruitment platform in Russia and the CIS focused on providing comprehensive talent acquisition services) on various tax issues related to the group restructuring, while the company was engaged in the IPO process, including relocation to Russia in terms of effective management and tax residence status obtained by foreign companies, advice on various intragroup financing and profit repatriation issues, employee option plan taxation.

Da Vinci Capital Management

Banks & Financial Institutions
Advised Da Vinci Capital on the structuring and set-up of a new fund, Global Fintech Solutions (GFS) in Luxembourg. The fund manages the portfolio of Da Vinci Capital’s fintech projects.

A European cement manufacturer

Industrial Manufacturing
A European cement manufacturer - extensive tax and customs support and advice on the structuring of the EUR 100m+ construction for a new manufacturing facility in Kaluga, Russia including support in negotiations and in drafting of the construction contract with the supplier.

Leading Russian steel-smelting company

Mining & Metals
Industrial Manufacturing
Assisted in developing a tax-efficient structure for acquisition of US assets by a leading Russian steel producer, justifying application of favourable merger-linked US tax treatment for the transaction.

A global medical product manufacturer

Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals
Assisted a global medical product manufacturer in designing a sustainable structure for its operations on the Russian market following the potential introduction of margin limitations on some of its products sold on the Russian market.

A major foreign retailer

Developed, for a major foreign retailer, a tax accounting system for losses incurred due to shortages of goods and spoilage of goods during storage. The system enabled the writing off, for profit tax purposes, of any losses due to shortages and spoilage within set limits, including ones not directly related to normal wastage.

Several leading retailers

Assisted several leading retailers in developing and implementing a tax-efficient reorganisation aimed at segregating real estate and retail operations and consolidating real estate.

A Russian mobile operator

TMT (Telecommunications, Media and Technology)
Performed due diligence and advised on possible acquisition of a leading retail chain by a Russian mobile operator, uncovering more than 20 tax risks that provided the buyer with additional bargaining power in the negotiations.

A major global private equity fund

Banks & Financial Institutions
Performed due diligence and developed a structure for acquisition of a leading pharmaceuticals distributor by a major global private equity fund, including developing a tax efficient structure for disposal of the non-core assets prior to the acquisition.