Irina heads our tax practice in White & Case’s Moscow office. She has been advising on Russian and international tax matters since 1995, primarily focusing on greenfield investments, M&A, private equity, corporate restructuring and reorganizations, real estate and structured finance transactions. Irina has developed a reputation as one of the best tax advisers in Russia based on her profound understanding of Russian legal realities, unparalleled experience in international tax structuring and the active participation in Russian tax legislation development. Irina is recognized as one of the top tax practitioners in Russia by Chambers Europe, World Tax, European Legal Experts and Who’s Who Legal. Chambers Europe 2018 describes Irina as “a market-leading tax law expert”, “sharp and systematic in her approach”. “Everyone knows her as one of the top advisers in Russia”, clients say. According to Chambers Europe 2017, Irina Dmitrieva is a well-established tax lawyer with “very good knowledge of both international and Russian tax law and usually delivers advice from a practical standpoint”. Legal 500 2016 characterises Irina as “a solid professional, able to interpret multiple layers of regulation and guide the client’s business smoothly through the process”.
Irina regularly advises on structuring and implementation of employee stock offerings. Among her recent clients are Lebedyansky, a Russian juice producer, Lafarge S.A., Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin, Schneider Electric SA (French listed companies).
Irina is one of the featured lecturers of the Moscow office University Lecture Program. Irina has been teaching practical courses at the Moscow State University of International Relations (MGIMO) and the Higher School of Economics.