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17 August 2018

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Raisa Alexakhina

Partner PwC Legal, Head of Dispute Resolution with public authorities
PwC Russia

Moscow
+7 495 232 54 29
alexakhina.raisa@pwc.com
www.pwc.ru/en

Languages: Russian, English

Biography

Raisa Alexakhina is a prominent practitioner with over 24 years of experience in tax and legal services. Her expertise includes both industry and the Big 4 firms' experience. Raisa has represented clients in more than 500 complicated tax litigation tax disputes at all levels.

Practice areas

Corporate taxes, Dispute resolution, Pre-litigation, Litigation, Arbitration, Civil law, Corporate Law, Financial Law, Sports Law, Customs Law

Sector specialisations

Accounting, Agriculture, Automotive, Banking, Construction and materials, Consumer goods and services, Financial services, Media, Oil and gas, Pharma and life sciences, Real estate, Tech and telecoms, Transport

Association memberships

American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham); Association of European Businesses (AEB); Russo-British Chamber of Commerce (RBCC).

Academic qualifications

Moscow State Law Academy with the Master's Degree in Law, 1994.

PhD in Law, 2003.


Maria Mikhaylova

Director, Tax Dispute Resolution Services
PwC Russia

Moscow
+7 495 967 6087
maria.mikhaylova@pwc.com
www.pwc.ru/en

Languages: Russian, English

Biography

Maria Mikhaylova is a prominent practitioner with over 10 years of experience in tax litigation. She represents clients in all stages of tax dispute resolution. Maria is also experienced in transfer pricing claims, VAT and profit tax disputes, customs disputes and other aspects of tax and customs law.

Recent matter highlights

Provided a shareholder of one of the Russian largest natural gas producers with pre-litigation support in proving its beneficial ownership of dividends received in Russia and application of a reduced tax rate under a double taxation treaty. The project amount was about USD 1 million. The matter had a crucial impact on the client's current and future business periods.

Practice areas

Restructuring, Dispute resolution, Pre-litigation, Litigation, Arbitration

Sector specialisations

Automotive, Banking, Consumer goods and services, Energy, Financial services, Food and beverage, Healthcare, Media, Mining, Oil and gas, Pharma and life sciences

Association memberships

American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham); Association of European Businesses (AEB); Russo-British Chamber of Commerce (RBCC).

Academic qualifications

Degree in Law, Saint Petersburg State University, 2004.

Degree in Economics, Saint Petersburg State University of Engineering and Economics, 2009.


Alexei Nesterenko

Partner, Russia Tax Controversy Leader
EY

Moscow
+ 7 495 662 93 19
alexei.nesterenko@ru.ey.com
www.ey.com

Languages: Russian, English

Biography

Alexei has more than 18 years of experience supporting clients in negotiations with tax authorities and tax disputes resolution (more than 400 cases), providing services to multinational and local companies in different industries. Alexei focuses on a proactive cooperation with tax authorities implementing best international tax controversy practices.

Recent matter highlights

  • Representation of an industry-leading oil and gas service company in tax litigation concerning beneficial ownership status of a shareholder; the results of the case were the grounding for a recent Federal Tax Services' guidance.
  • Support of a subsidiary of the world's leading spare car parts manufacturer in confirmation of intra-group services deduction.
  • Support of a leading soft drinks manufacturer in challenging tax authority's re-qualification of loan into the capital contribution and other.

Practice areas

Audit defence, Dispute resolution, Pre-litigation, Litigation, Controversy management

Sector specialisations

Consumer goods and services, Financial services, Government and public policy, Oil and gas, Pharma and life sciences

Academic qualifications

Military University of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation (former Military Institute of Foreign Languages), Degree in Law, Diploma with honors, 2001


Rustem Ahmetshin
Pepeliaev Group

Galina Akchurina
FBK Legal

Valentina Akimova
Pepeliaev Group

Raisa Alexakhina
PwC

Alexey Artyukh
Taxology

Vladislav Bozhenkov
PwC

Boris Bruk
Dentons

Alexander Bychkov
Baker McKenzie

Alexander Chmelev
Baker McKenzie

Stanislav Denisenko
KPMG

Irina Dmitrieva
White & Case

Dzhangar Dzhalchinov
Dentons

Alexander Erasov
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Andrey Ermolaev
KPMG

Andrey Grachev
Eversheds Sutherland

Alexander Grigoriev
FBK Legal

Tatiana Grigorieva
FBK Legal

Marina Ivlieva
Pepeliaev Group

Ivan Khamenushko
Pepeliaev Group

Oleg Konnov
Herbert Smith Freehills

Natalia Kordyukova
Cliff Legal Services

Dmitri Kostalgin
Taxadvisor

Maria Kostenko
Baker McKenzie

Natalia Kovalenko
Pepeliaev Group

Leonid Kravchinsky
Pepeliaev Group

Sergey Likhachev
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Ksenia Litvinova
Pepeliaev Group

Alexandra Lobova
EY

Elena Mikhailovskaia
DLA Piper

Maria Mikhaylova
PwC

Alexei Nesterenko
EY

Anton Nikiforov
Pepeliaev Group

Andrey Nikonov
Pepeliaev Group

Mikhail Orlov
KPMG

Irina Orlova-Panina
KPMG

Alexei Panich
Herbert Smith Freehills

Sergey Pepeliaev
Pepeliaev Group

Kirill Petrov
Shapovalov Petrov

Ilya Rybalkin
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Sergey Savseris
Pepeliaev Group

Denis Schekin
Schekin & Partners

Igor Schikow
Dentons

Arseny Seidov
Baker McKenzie

Sergey Shapovalov
Shapovalov Petrov

Andrey Tereschenko
Pepeliaev Group

Evgeny Timofeev
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Ruslan Vasutin
DLA Piper

Sergei Zhestkov
Baker McKenzie

Anna Zvereva
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Anton Zykov
Deloitte






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