Partner, Attorney

Tax Practice, Dispute Resolution

Focuses on commercial, corporate and other civil law disputes, tax disputes, tax advice, contractual work, advising on the matters of foreign exchange regulation, legal assistance in bankruptcy.

Graduated with honours from the Financial Academy under the Government of the Russian Federation.

Attorney, member of the Moscow Bar Association.

Kirill is fluent in English and French.
Kirill is experienced in providing legal assistance and advice to a wide range of domestic and international clients doing business in many different sectors (automotive industry, construction development, metal industry, FMCG, advertising, food and non-food retail, financial services, pharmaceuticals, service industry, oil and gas industry, IT and others) on various tax issues, related to tax regime of inbound investments, as well as current domestic and international business operations. Kirill provided tax support in M&A transactions and in the setting up of joint ventures in Russia.

Kirill has extensive experience of litigating tax cases involving Russian and international companies both at the pre-trial (administrative) and trial stages (in Russian arbitrazh courts) on the matters of collection of corporate profit tax, VAT, corporate property tax, personal income tax and other Russian taxes, including disputes over application of international tax treaties ratified by the Russian Federation. Kirill provides legal advice to private clients on the matters of personal taxation, including tax deductions, tax reliefs, controlled foreign companies (CFC) rules and deoffshorisation (capital amnesty).

Kirill's scope of professional knowledge and experience also includes transaction support and commercial disputes. Kirill has significant experience in litigating corporate disputes and bankruptcy, including disputes challenging decisions of governing bodies of commercial companies, disputes over recovery of damages from officers and controlling persons of such companies.

Kirill has been named a leading tax lawyer in Russia for several years in a row by International Tax Leaders and Tax Controversy Leaders / International Tax Review. In 2018, Kirill was selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Russia 2019 Edition.

Kirill has authored numerous publications and commentaries on various subjects of tax laws for public policy, business and dedicated mass media outlets.

Successful litigation of a dispute over recovery of damages caused by execution of a contract for disposal of a valuable corporate asset at above RUB 3 billion.

Successful litigation of a dispute over recovery of more than USD 10 million shares in a commercial bank from illegal possession.

Advising one of the largest Russian metallurgical companies on the tax implications of an international arbitral award in a dispute with an international contractor.

Advising a major Russian construction company on the tax consequences of its corporate restructuring.

Successful litigation of a debt push down case at the pre-trial stage.

Successful legal support to a large international company specialising in construction and operation of shopping malls and other commercial estate in Russia with regard to the tax audit of the client's claim for VAT recovery arising from the completion of a shopping mall in Moscow, the amount of the claim exceeding RUB 2 billion.

Successful in-court litigation of a tax case of one of the largest multinational retailers present in Russia over the amount of property tax.

Advising a major international insurance company on tax implications of the sale of the client's subsidiary, a Russian insurance company, and transactions accompanying this sale (transfer of the insurance portfolio, etc.).

Advising a large international company engaging in manufacturing of construction materials on various matters of application of Russian transfer pricing rules to controlled transactions made by the client's Russian subsidiaries, including the sales of the manufactured construction materials, provision of intra-group services and debt financing, the benchmarking study of the transfer prices applied in these transactions.

Advising a major international manufacturer of consumer goods on various aspects of taxation of export sales of goods manufactured in Russia.

Preparing the documentary support for controlled transactions made by major domestic and multinational companies in accordance with the Russian transfer pricing laws.

Advising a Russian company operating in the financial sector on the matters of laws on controlled foreign companies, capital amnesty and deoffshorisation, including preparing a step-by-step plan of restructuring of an offshore holding structure.

Successful in-court litigation of a customs case of a multinational manufacturer of electronics over the incompliance of the customs tariffs set out in the laws of the Customs Union (Eurasian Economic Union) and imposed on the imports of goods into Russia with the WTO requirements.

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