Alexander specialises in dealing with the tax and law enforcement authorities, including for dispute resolution, and advising and supporting clients on different tax matters.
Before joining Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) Alexander worked with the tax litigation and tax dispute resolution practice of Ernst & Young.
At the start of his professional career, Alexander worked with the Russian tax authority responsible for the administration of all foreign companies with branches and representative offices in Moscow. This allowed Alexander to develop a deep understanding of internal processes and administrative procedures and how to use them effectively in the client’s favour.
Alexander has accumulated extensive hands-on experience of providing legal support to clients during field and office tax audits and tax sphere research and investigations by law enforcement bodies. He also has a track record of successful tax dispute resolution both at the pre-litigation stage and in courts, including preparation of a complete range of procedural documents and acting for clients before courts and assorted government bodies.
Alexander has also extensively advised international and Russian companies regarding the tax consequences of various transactions, Russian and international tax planning and tax optimisation, structuring of operations and establishment of businesses, transfer pricing and permanent establishment issues. Additionally, Alexander participated in a series of tax review projects that included tax due diligence reviews on the acquisition of Russian targets by foreign and domestic investors.
In 2017 and 2020 years prestigious international publication International Tax Review has included Alexander in Tax Controversy Leaders as one of the leading professionals in Russia in the resolution of tax disputes. The Legal 500 says Alexander is “a name to note for tax-related disputes, criminal defence and investigations” and recommends him in Tax, while Best Lawyers 2021 Edition includes him in the lists of the best Russian criminal defence and tax lawyers.