Tax

Based on international standards and local insight the Firm’s advice on tax planning and tax risk management is recommended by the international legal guides.

 

 

"Provides very practicable, well-structured advice."

"Reliable and efficient team."

"Client-oriented, with skilled and practical lawyers."

“Igor Schikow (Moscow) is singled out for praise by clients, who highlight his communication skills, as well as the fact that "he always understands not only tax aspects of the problem, but also the situation as a whole." Dual-qualified in Russia and Germany, he has a wealth of experience of cross-border mandates and is noted for his extensive knowledge of German and European law.”

Mark Rovinskiy (Moscow) is "very reliable," he is highlighted for his "excellent knowledge and experience."

 

 

Igor Schikow (Moscow) is recommended for his “in-depth knowledge and understanding of clients’ business needs”.

Mark Rovinsky (Moscow), Oleksandr Maydanyk (Kyiv), and Arsen Miliutin (Kyiv) are recommended.  

 

Igor Schikow (Moscow) is singled out for praise by clients, who highlight his communication skills, as well as the fact that "he always understands not only tax aspects of the problem, but also the situation as a whole." “Dual-qualified in Russia and Germany, he has a wealth of experience of cross-border mandates and is noted for his extensive knowledge of German and European law.”

“Advises corporations and private clients on a varied range of tax matters. Strong in tax disputes, where it can draw upon the expertise of its leading litigation practice. Compliance, tax planning and transfer pricing are all key areas.”

"The lawyers look at things in detail and do some really in-depth analysis."

"In other firms you only get what you ask for - here the lawyers are proactive."

The “brilliant” Igor Schikow (Moscow) heads the practice and is commended for his "creative and innovative" advice. His international background and knowledge of German are appreciated by clients.”

“One interviewee says of Mark Rovinskiy (Moscow): "He is great in negotiations and I appreciate how client-oriented he is." Others praise him for being "responsive, and a personable lawyer who can find common ground with anyone."

In Ukraine the team is “concentrating on cross-border transactions, covering tax structuring, transfer pricing and indirect taxation.”

In Russia the firm “delivers “prompt, very practical and well-structured advice”, handling transactions, tax disputes, and general advisory matters for domestic and international clients. Practice head Igor Schikow is “a well-qualified and very reliable tax adviser” with an extensive list of German clients.”

In Ukraine the firm has “some of the strongest expertise in the local market”.

“The "brilliant" Igor Schikow heads the practice [in Moscow] and is commended for his "creative and innovative" advice. His international background and knowledge of German is appreciated by clients.”

In Russia the firm’s “tax team is principally focused on the structuring of transactions, as well as assisting clients with disputes with the tax authorities.

“The services have been well structured, well grounded and extremely detailed.”

“Department head [in Moscow] Igor Schikow is best known for his representation of German clients. Enjoying both local and international experience, he is praised by clients for his “comprehensive approach, and reliable and practical advice.”

In Ukraine “the tax practice benefits greatly from the firm's excellent reputation in dispute resolution. The team also supports the firm's transactional practice, and assists with tax compliance issues and related white-collar crime matters. The firm is the Ukrainian member of Taxand.

"It is notable in contentious tax issues."

“Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners’ practice includes transfer pricing, litigation and tax support in corporate transactions. Practice head [in Moscow] Igor Schikow’s “in-depth knowledge of Russian law is combined with very good knowledge of German law, international tax law and the Russian courts”.

The firm in Ukraine “is recommended for tax disputes and pre-litigation advice”.

“The tax team at this strong Moscow firm enters the rankings for the first time this year, having been highlighted for its dynamic and thorough service, as well as its client care and attention to detail. The … practice provides vital support to the firm's well-established transactional and dispute resolution practices.”

“A great combination of theory and practical approach.”

“Igor Schikow heads the tax team [in Moscow] and is an “extremely bright person who knows what our needs are and reacts very fast,” say clients. His practice covers both domestic and international tax matters.”

“The firm continues to be one of Ukraine's best choices for tax law, according to sources. The team advises on corporate organisations, represents clients in tax disputes and provides tax-related support for transactions. The Kyiv office has a marked advantage on cross-border tax issues thanks to its membership of Taxand, a tax-focused international legal network.”

“Highly experienced practice leader Vladimir Didenko is a key figure for tax law in Ukraine. According to sources, he is “a leader – a very knowledgeable expert.”

“Igor Schikow leads the tax team at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, and acts for a wide range of industrial leaders from Germany. Schikow’s experience includes tax support on cross-border projects, real estate transactions and due diligence.”

“Vladimir Didenko is one of Ukraine’s leading tax lawyers.”

“The team [in Belarus] provides “good legal, financial, corporate and tax advice”, and “always looks after the interest of the client”. Dennis Turovets and Anna Rusetskaya are highly recommended.”
 “Minsk-based "compact but expanding" team offers a full range of core commercial law expertise, with well regarded tax and labour law advice on the side.”
“Kyiv-based practice keeps its strong positions thanks to its current head, Partner Vladimir Didenko, who is "one of the market's leading tax practitioners".

Excellent" team in Ukraine.”

“Partner Vladimir Didenko is the “first-class” practitioner with “superb reputation.”

 “Vladimir Didenko is named highly regarded specialist in this field, and the analysts make a special mention of the firm’s membership in Taxand.”