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Kira Egorova is an Of Counsel in the Private Clients Practice at ALRUD Law Firm.
Kira advises private clients, families with dynastic wealth, family offices, professionals of the financial industry, fund managers, private foundations and others. Kira has extensive experience in advising high-net-worth Russian individuals on development of ownership and succession structures for diversified private and business assets, located in different jurisdictions. She also counsels clients in connection with a significant number of projects involving purchase of luxury items and other property. Kira has an extensive expertise in tax compliance, personal taxation and currency control issues with cross border ties.
Kira graduated from Moscow State University. In 2003, she joined ALRUD and since that time has played the leading role in the establishment and development of its Private Clients Practice. Today, ALRUD’s Private Clients Practice is positioned in the higher tiers of international legal ratings and is extremely well regarded in the service professional market for UHNW clients.
Kira is a regular contributor to international publications, including The Private Wealth & Private Client Review, The Art Collecting Legal Handbook, International Family Offices Journal, Forbes Russia as well as publications in the STEP magazine. Also, she is a frequent speaker at international and domestic events, on different issues within her areas of Private Clients Practice.
Kira is a member of Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and the International Bar Association (the IBA).
our team elaborated a complex strategy of wealth management that considered the clients’ family and business situation. The client and his spouse jointly owned a wide network of business assets in Russia, as well as significant personal property. As a result, the client received a profile with a detailed analysis of the documents confirming property title, description of potential risks, and instruments of their mitigation, in the course of family and estate planning.
in preparation a joint will of the spouses for in relation to their Russian real estate, for the purposes of a complex family estate planning strategy implementation.
on tax aspects related to the establishment of a trust and reserving for the client of a number of control and management powers over the structure as part of estate planning. Our team developed several strategies that included the organization and preparation of proper documentation for the trust and family structure planning.
in a complex divorce process and a matrimonial property division (including the division of obligations under loan contracts). The divorce proceedings took place simultaneously in Russia and the United Kingdom.
on the requirements of Russian anti-money laundering legislation applicable to charities, including the PEP (politically exposed persons’) identification, possible sanctions risks, and verification of the auditor's findings regarding the organization's comprehensive compliance system.
in preparation a comprehensive recommendation on the choice of structure type and jurisdiction for financial investment assets, taking into account tax and corporate aspects, as well as for an asset protection purpose.
the team helped the client to establish his paternity in relation to the child in court, obtain a birth certificate with a blank in the section 'mother' (which is not directly stipulated by the Russian law), stop pre-investigation checks, and to release the child from the institution for children, where it had been deprived of parental care.
in preparation a comprehensive 'compliance file'. The profile included a description of the origin of the client's capital, as well as an archive of information and documents that made it possible to clearly track the origin and diversification of the client's wealth.
in preparation a strategy for declaring foreign banking assets, after a change of tax residency. This involved several countries, and a comprehensive plan to create a new ownership structure of the investment portfolio.
of a trust as people with significant control under the Controlled Foreign Corporation rules, as well as on mitigating the risk of recognition of the trust as a Controlled Foreign Corporation.
|Best Lawyers, 2022 calls Kira Egorova the Lawyer of the Year 2022, in the Trusts and Property Planning ranking.
|Chambers HNW, 2021 recommends Kira Egorova for Private Clients (Chambers High Net Worth Guide).
|The Legal 500, 2021 recommends Kira Egorova for Private Clients.
|Chambers HNW, 2020 recommends Kira Egorova for Private Clients (Chambers High Net Worth Guide).