Rankings and Awards

ALRUD Tax team conducts consulting services in all aspects of Russian tax law. We are engaged in providing ongoing consulting services to our clients, both corporate and individual, with respect to various taxation matters arising from all sorts of transactions. Our tax experts are engaged in projects from almost all practices (Corporate, Banking & Finance, Restructuring & Insolvency, Real Estate and Labour) accompanying general advice with explanation of tax consequences of the proposed path.

Our Services

  • Tax consulting within M&A deals and IPO projects
  • Tax assistance on the establishment and liquidation of business in Russia
  • Tax advice in corporate and business restructuring projects
  • Tax expertise of commercial, financing and investment agreements
  • Advising financial and non-financial institutions on tax aspects of project financing
  • Tax advice and assessment of transactions
  • Advising on transfer pricing issues
  • Tax disputes
  • Advising on tax aspects of acquisitions and transfers of real estate in Russia and abroad
  • Consulting non-residents on tax aspects of foreign investments to Russia
  • Advising Russian companies investing abroad
  • Advising on personal income tax and social security issues
  • Assisting in preparation of tax returns (both for residents and non-residents)
  • Advising on application of CFC (controlled foreign companies) rules
  • Assisting private clients with the personal tax and currency control reporting

Highlights of recent domestic and international work

One of the well-known and leading Russian producer of longitudinal welded pipes

in ICC dispute against largest German heavy plate producer on collection of damages for more than EUR 150 mln arising from one of the major energy-related projects in Russia. ALRUD tax team provided tax opinion for the London arbitration court to support the Client in collecting part of the damages which included indirect taxes paid by the Client.

Multinational power company

on the tax incentives and special investment regimes available for foreign investors developing coal business in the Far East of Russia. ALRUD tax team supported the client in drafting a set of framework agreements on development of a coal deposit and negotiations with the Russian regional authorities on provision of tax and customs benefits and possibility to support the client during conclusion of an advanced transfer pricing agreement with the Russian tax authorities.

Multinational IT corporation

in litigation with two former employees of a Russian branch claiming that the client made excessive tax withholdings from their income by applying incorrect tax rates. ALRUD tax team developed an effective defense strategy and drafted procedural documents that allowed the client to prevail in the dispute. All claims of ex-employees were dismissed entirely.

One of the leading producer of the electronic technologies

on Russian aspects of the global purchase agreement, covering transfer of printer business over 50 jurisdictions and assisted with all tax matters related to completion of the asset transfer deal in Russia. ALRUD tax team drafted and negotiated the tax-related clauses of the agreements underlying the deal and advised the client on various tax matters connected with the deal (VAT, accounting matters, etc.).

One of the largest oil and gas companies

in the sale of its controlling stake in the company owning an oil service terminal and on the establishment of a JV with the major Russian oil company.

The first-rate sovereign wealth fund

in relation to infrastructure projects, connected with building, or reconstruction, of highways in Russia. ALRUD tax team advised the client on the most effective tax structure for financing the projects, considering tax risks and tax implications arising from the provision of the low-rate loans and assignment of rights in respect to the existing loan debts.

A leading energy company and oil refiner in Korea

on structuring of business activities in Russia and various tax aspects, including advising on tax risks connected with the Permanent Establishment issues, VAT, transfer pricing and currency control regulations. Additionally, ALRUD tax team drafted two requests to the Ministry of Finance and the Federal Tax Service of the Russian Federation in order to obtain their clarifications on disputable tax issues, in order to protect the client from future tax claims.

One of the leading Russian manufacturers of innovative pharmaceutical products

in attracting investment from the direct investment fund operating in Russia. ALRUD tax team supported the client on group restructuring and provided recommendations re. the most effective tax structure for investments, including restructuring of existing debts with the lowest tax risks, advising on tax implications connected with thin capitalization and CFC rules.

A leading manufacturer of industrial machinery bearings and components

in assess of the tax risks and tax implications connected with creation of a Permanent Establishment (PE) in Russia. ALRUD analysed the structure of the client’s business in Russia and CIS, advised on steps required to reducing tax risks of the previous periods and elaborated a new structure of carrying out business in Russia and CIS, without PE risks for the client. As a result, the client decided to restructure its business in Russia.

Japanese international trade corporation

on establishment of a JV in Russia, including assessment of the tax risks related to the transfer of assets and further sale of JV, or its assets, VAT issues connected with in-kind contributions, etc.

The largest world-wide Internet-based retailer

with respect to the multinational project on launching an online marketplace. ALRUD tax team assessed the tax risks and provided advice on the tax considerations related to the client’s business structure, especially in the light of Russian VAT on electronic services, reviewed distribution and services agreements and suggested to amend the terms of use related to the marketplace.

Rankings and Awards

ALRUD took leading position in the Legal 500 EMEA 2020 rating

On April 15, Legal 500, one of the most influential international legal ratings, published the results of its regular analysis. In total, ALRUD Law Fi...

ALRUD ranked by Chambers Europe 2020

The international, legal-ranking Chambers and Partners has published the results of the annual European rating of leading law firms – Chambers Europe ...

ALRUD ranked by Chambers Europe 2019

On March 12, 2019 worldwide-known international rating agency Chambers and Partners has published the results of the Chambers Europe 2018 research. AL...

ALRUD took leading position in the Legal 500 EMEA 2019 rating

On April 10, Legal 500, one of the most influential international legal ratings, published the results of its regular analysis. Annually, the agency a...

ALRUD positions in the Best Lawyers 2020 rating

Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected guide to the legal profession, announced the 11th Edition of The Best Lawyers in Russia on 24th May 2019. ...

Best Lawyers 2019 recognized ALRUD experts

Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected guide to the legal profession, announced the 10th Edition of The Best Lawyers in Russia on 27 June 2018. A...

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