Alexander focuses on tax litigation, tax dispute resolution, tax crime defence and tax advisory services.
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 considerable experience of supporting clients during both field and desk tax audits (including audits related to the refund of VAT and other taxes as well as audits performed in the process of a company’s liquidation) and experience of successfully defending clients in disputes with the tax authorities during both pre-action and court stages. This includes the preparation of all necessary documents and the representation of clients’ interests in court and to government authorities.
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, Alexander was featured in the new Tax Controversy Leaders Guide 2017 (International Tax Review) as one of the leading practitioners in Russia.
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Alexander focuses on tax litigation, tax dispute resolution and tax advisory services.