Sergey Pepeliaev has over 20 years of hands-on experience of considering corporate and personal taxation issues and resolving challenging situations involving investments and court proceedings. As a practitioner, he defended the rights and interests of companies before the state arbitration courts, the Supreme Court and the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation in large-scale and significant court disputes regarding the legality of the additional assessment of taxes and fines, the abolition of regulations of the Russian Government, ministries and state authorities running counter to laws, and the annulment of unconstitutional provisions of laws. He also advised on taxation of investments and day-to-day activities, organised and managed large-scale projects relating to the creation of enterprises and fund-raising for business, etc.
Over more than a decade the firm headed by Sergey Pepeliaev has been ranked by independent Russian and foreign legal directories and magazines as the leading Russian law firm. Over recent years the lawyers of the firm have helped clients save over USD 5 billion by settling tax disputes in and out of court. In 2013, the leading legal directories Chambers Global and Chambers Europe again awarded Sergey Pepeliaev the title of “Band Star” recognising him the best tax lawyer in Russia.
As an expert, Sergey Pepeliaev has been invited on numerous occasions to the Russian Constitutional Court to express his views on cases. He participates in conferences at the Russian Supreme Arbitration Court concerning taxation, finance and arbitration procedures. Sergey is an expert of the State Duma Committee for the Budget and Taxes.
Mr Pepeliaev has been invited on numerous occasions by the State Duma, Administration of the Russian President, Russian Ministry of Finance and other state authorities to take part in the drafting of legislation, in particular, the Tax Code of the Russian Federation, the Law on the Olympic Games and the Law on Transfer Pricing.
Sergey Pepeliaev is the author of over two hundred articles, manuals and books on taxation, finance, budgeting, arbitration procedures, the use of natural resources and intellectual property. Sergey holds a degree of candidate in legal sciences and teaches at Moscow State University and Moscow State University of International Relations. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Nalogoved, an academic and research journal.