Alexei Matveev has joined Dentons’ Moscow office as of counsel of the Russia Tax and Customs practice. Before coming to Dentons Alexei worked for nine years at EY as director of the Transaction Advisory Services group, and before that at TNK-BP Management OJSC as deputy director of the Tax Planning & Methodology department.
Alexei focuses on advising on international and Russian tax law. He has extensive experience advising on the organization and conduct of tax due diligence of a transaction target taking into account possible specific industrial/operating risks, developing proposals on how to structure transactions (including foreign jurisdictions), analyzing the tax implications of sale and purchase agreements and developing proposals to carry out corporate restructuring of the target, as well as analyzing whether the tax assumptions of transactions’ financial models are correct.
Dzhangar Dzhalchinov, partner and head of Dentons’ Russia Tax and Customs practice, commented “Today Dentons’ Russia Tax and Customs practice is not only one of the biggest in Russia, but is a practice with invariably high standards for the quality of services. I am very glad that we are forging ahead and continuing our rapid development. Alexei Matveev, a high level practitioner with more than 20 years of work experience in taxation, will help to consolidate that development.”
Dentons’ Russia Tax and Customs practice now has 14 lawyers. It is one of the leading practices in Russia, ranked Band 1 by Chambers Europe 2016 and #1 law firm in Tax Disputes by Kommersant legal ranking 2016.
The practice provides clients with the full spectrum of tax services, including: international tax advice and structuring domestic tax, advice on deoffshorization issues, transfer pricing, contract tax review, tax restructurings, tax due diligence / self-checks, tax M&A support, tax dispute resolution, domestic accounting advice, tax legislative work, individual tax planning and compliance, tax risk management, tax incentives, real estate tax, and customs services, including customs compliance health checks, supply chain structuring and goods import modeling with the subsequent implementation of the developed supply structure, ensuring the declaration process complies with general customs requirements, advising on the correct determination of customs value, advising on the classification of imported goods, obtaining the preliminary approval of customs authorities for the classification of goods, etc.
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