Dispute resolution

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Dispute resolution

Tax risks as well as tax and customs authorities’ claims significantly impact business operations, and often the very existence of a business, in Russia. Russian tax and customs laws are full of gaps and ambiguities which can adversely affect the development of your business. Moreover, the businesses often face opposition from the tax authorities when claiming a tax refund, during the consideration of objections to the results of tax audits, or when appealing the unlawful decisions of tax and customs authorities and officials.

The tax dispute resolution team consists of highly qualified lawyers specializing in tax law and the settlement of tax and customs disputes. The lawyers on our team possess unique experience in the pre-court settlement of claims, case preparation and court representation in the field of tax and customs disputes, and to date have won 98% of their cases.

We provide the following services

  • Tax advice in complicated legal situations (e.g. legal reclassification of a transaction by a tax authority, tax consequences and recommendations on optimizing the organizational structure of business)
  • Pre-court settlement of tax and customs disputes (legal support during audits, preparation of objections to audits and representation during discussions of audit materials with tax and customs authorities)
  • Representation in tax and customs disputes in all types of proceedings (development of defense strategy, implementation of measures preventing the collection of funds, preparation of court documents and participation in court hearings)
  • Legal support for clients in the course of activities performed by enforcement authorities in the taxation sphere.

Key contacts

Anton Zykov

Anton Zykov

Head of tax dispute resolution group

Anton Zykov leads the Tax Dispute Resolution (TDR) group in Deloitte CIS. Anton has been representing client interests in disputes with tax and customs authorities, currency control bodies and other g... More

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