Who We Are

Dentons’ tax and customs professionals advise foreign organizations investing in Russia and the CIS as well as local businesses seeking assistance on a wide range of taxation issues.

We work in close collaboration with other practices of the firm. This teamwork—coupled with our experience in all areas of tax and customs law and court disputes—allows our lawyers to provide first-rate advice on the most complex of issues.

Dentons’ Russian Tax and Customs practice is recognized as one of Russia’s finest by legal publications such as Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500, Tax Directors Handbook and World Tax.

Recognitions

Dentons’ Tax practice is one of the most successful in Russia. The following leading legal guides rate the quality of our work highly:

Chambers Europe, 2018

  • Dentons ranked among the leading tax law firms in Russia (Band 1). Dzhangar Dzhalchinov, Boris Bruk and Igor Schikow ranked among the leading tax lawyers in Russia.

The Legal 500, 2018

  • Dentons ranked among the leading tax law firms in Russia

Best Lawyers, 2018

  • Dzhangar Dzhalchinov and Igor Schikow recognized among the leading tax lawyers and Boris Bruk granded as “Best lawyer of the year” in Russia.

World Tax, 2018

  • Dentons ranked among the top tax practices in Russia (Tier 1)

Kommersant 2018

  • Dentons ranked among the leading law firms in tax disputes in Russia.

Indirect Tax Leaders 2018

  • Dzhangar Dzhalchinov, Boris Bruk, Igor Schikow and Alexey Matveev recognized among the leading tax lawyers in Russia.

Chambers Europe, 2017

  • Dentons ranked among the leading tax law firms in Russia (Band 1). Dzhangar Dzhalchinov, Boris Bruk and Igor Schikow ranked among the leading tax lawyers in Russia.

Client Choice Awards, 2017

  • Dzhangar Dzhalchinov is named the exclusive winner of the Corporate Tax category for Russia.

The Legal 500, 2017

  • Dentons ranked among the leading tax law firms in Russia

World Tax, 2017

  • Dentons ranked among the top tax practices in Russia

Tax Controversy Leaders, 2017

  • Dzhangar Dzhalchinov, Boris Bruk, Igor Schikow, Gennady Timonichev, Anna Knelz and Kristina Baleva recognized among the best tax litigators in Russia

Indirect Tax Leaders 2017

  • Dzhangar Dzhalchinov, Boris Bruk, Igor Schikow and Alexey Matveev recognized among the leading tax lawyers in Russia.

Best Lawyers, 2017

  • Dzhangar Dzhalchinov and Boris Bruk recognized among the leading tax lawyers in Russia.

Pravo.Ru-300, 2017

  • Dentons ranked among the top tax practices in Russia.

Kommersant, 2017

  • Dzhangar Dzhalchinov recognized among the best tax litigators in Russia

Chambers Europe, 2016

  • Dentons ranked among the leading tax law firms in Russia (Band 1). Dzhangar Dzhalchinov and Boris Bruk ranked among the leading tax lawyers in Russia
    “Dentons’ main advantage is always being willing to undertake further consultation within the given budget for the advice provided, which is very important for the client. Secondly, it provides a consultation to you as a non-legal professional. Legal statements are also read by senior management, and the structuring of the advice is very tailored for non-legal personnel.” “We always decide to use Dentons because it always provides very good services, meets deadlines, offers a good price for their services, and the lawyers know very well what our company is doing and what we want to receive as a result.”

The Legal 500, 2016

  • Dentons ranked among the leading tax law firms in Russia. Dzhangar Dzhalchinov and Boris Bruk recognized among the leading tax lawyers in Russia

Client Choice Awards, 2016

  • Dzhangar Dzhalchinov is named the exclusive winner of the Corporate Tax category for Russia

Best Lawyers, 2016

  • Dzhangar Dzhalchinov and Boris Bruk recognized among the leading tax lawyers in Russia

Tax Directors Handbook, 2016

  • Dentons ranked among the leading tax law firms in Russia

Indirect Tax Leaders 2016

  • Dzhangar Dzhalchinov and Boris Bruk recognized among the leading tax lawyers in Russia.

Kommersant, 2016

  • Dentons ranked among the leading law firms in tax litigation in Russia

Pravo.Ru-300, 2016

  • Dentons ranked among the top tax practices in Russia

Chambers Global and Chambers Europe, 2015

  • Dentons ranked among the leading tax law firms in Russia (Band 1). Dzhangar Dzhalchinov and Boris Bruk ranked among the leading tax lawyers in Russia
    “The lawyers are really committed to their work, always replying immediately, providing a timetable for completion of tasks and always sticking to commitments.” “The Dentons lawyers always give us the full picture of what to do and the pitfalls to avoid.”
    “Tax litigator and practice head Dzhangar Dzhalchinov rises in the rankings thanks to excellent feedback from clients and market commentators. Clients praise his “constructive approach,” adding that he is “very client-oriented, always thinking about us as a client and understanding what we need. Boris Bruk focuses on non-contentious tax matters, especially those regarding international tax structuring. He is a visible figure on the market, frequently contributing to industry events.”

The Legal 500, 2015

  • Dentons ranked among the leading tax law firms in Russia. Dzhangar Dzhalchinov and Boris Bruk recognized among the leading tax lawyers in Russia
    “Dentons’ ‘trustworthy tax specialists’ include ‘excellent tax litigator’ and practice head Dzhangar Dzhalchinov and counsel Boris Bruk, who is ‘an international tax law expert’.”

Tax Directors Handbook, 2015

  • Dentons ranked among the leading tax law firms in Russia. Dzhangar Dzhalchinov and Boris Bruk recognized among the leading tax lawyers in Russia

Best Lawyers, 2015

  • Dzhangar Dzhalchinov and Boris Bruk recognized among the leading tax lawyers in Russia

Chambers Global and Chambers Europe, 2014

  • Dentons ranked among the leading tax law firms in Russia. Dzhangar Dzhalchinov and Boris Bruk ranked among the leading tax lawyers in Russia
    “Extensive experience in the highest courts makes the team stand out. The lawyers were very accessible and explained everything in an understandable way.” “Dzhangar is a ‘very gifted tax litigator. He can take a case that seems impossible and still win it.’ Delighted clients endorse him as a ‘master of his trade.’” “Clients appreciate Boris Bruk’s ‘exact and effective advice’ and describe him as an ‘intelligent lawyer.’”

The Legal 500, 2014

  • Dentons ranked among the leading tax law firms in Russia. Dzhangar Dzhalchinov and Boris Bruk recognized among the leading tax lawyers in Russia
    “Dentons’ head of tax Dzhangar Dzhalchinov is ‘very client oriented’, regularly representing Russian and international clients in disputes with tax authorities. Counsel Boris Bruk combines ‘a deep theoretical knowledge of the law’ with strong expertise in corporate restructurings.”

World Tax, 2014

  • Dentons ranked among the top tax practices in Russia

Best Lawyers, 2014

  • Dzhangar Dzhalchinov and Boris Bruk named leading tax lawyers in Russia

Tax Controversy Leaders, 2014

  • Dzhangar Dzhalchinov recognized among the best tax litigators in Russia

Tax Directors Handbook, 2014

  • Dentons ranked among the leading tax law firms in Russia. Dzhangar Dzhalchinov and Boris Bruk recognized among the leading tax lawyers in Russia

The Legal 500, 2013

  • Dentons ranked among the leading tax law firms in Russia. Dzhangar Dzhalchinov and Boris Bruk recognized among the leading tax lawyers in Russia
    “Dzhangar Dzhalchinov and Boris Bruk are ‘competent, fast and accurate.’”

World Tax, 2013

  • Dentons ranked among the top tax practices in Russia