Ivan specialises in financial law in the areas of
- taxation and
- foreign currency regulation.
He has more than 20 years of experience in his areas of expertise. He advises clients, provides legal support during audits, and participates in settling clients' disputes with state authorities both in and out of court.
Ivan’s professional experience includes advising and protecting clients in numerous cases for major Russian and international companies.
- providing support during a tax audit of a major energy supply organisation. Claims from the tax authority for additional tax exceeding RUB 2 billion were halved after objections to the audit report were considered; the remaining part of the claims was almost entirely dismissed by the Russian Federal Tax Service, which admitted that the arguments stated in the appeal were justified;
- providing support during a tax audit of an international financial company. During the audit, the tax authority raised claims relating to thin capitalisation. At the stage when the objections were considered, notwithstanding the opposing case law, Ivan managed to put forward arguments that there were no grounds to apply the thin capitalisation rules in this situation. The claims were withdrawn in full;
- developing and successfully implementing methodology for supporting documentation in relation to the taxation of hedging transaction (dozens of projects implemented, with the documents he prepared helping the clients to successfully undergo tax audits).
What they say:
The Legal 500 mentions Ivan as ‘a key figure in taxation’.