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Raisa Alexakhina

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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.

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Maria Mikhaylova

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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.

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Alexei Nesterenko

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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

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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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