Partner, Head of Tax and Legal KPMG in Russia and the CIS.
Mikhail has over 25 years of legal experience. His key areas of expertise include advising major companies across energy, automotive, logistics and retail sectors on tax matters, as well as supporting clients in tax related disputes.
Mikhail joined KPMG in 2010. Prior to that, he acted as Head of the Taxation Policy Department with the Russian Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, Deputy Director at the Foundation of International Institute for Development of Legal Economy, was a Partner at a well-known law firm.
Mikhail is one of the originators of Russian tax legislation: in 1998, he was part of a legal team working out the RF Tax Code. His legislative background is highly demanded as well. He extensively interacts with the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation and the Federal Tax Service, is a Chairman of the Tax and Customs Law Expert Council of the Russian State Duma. Mikhail’s direct involvement and efforts led to the introduction of the horizontal monitoring concept to the RF Tax Code, improvement of transfer pricing principles for intra-group transactions, and implementation of the beneficial owner disclosure rules. He takes part, as an expert, in the development and analysis of amendments to the RF Tax Code, including those related to oil and gas matters (tax incentives and benefits for Arctic projects, VAT, etc.).
His work and contribution were recognized by letters of appreciation from the President of the Russian Federation, Russian ministries, and other national governmental agencies and departments.
Mikhail regularly ranks among the top Russian tax lawyers according to Best Lawyers, ITR World Tax and Legal500.
PhD in Law, Associate Professor at the Higher School of Economics (Tax Law course).