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TAX AND CUSTOMS

Lidings offers legal advice on all matters related to taxation and customs regulation in Russia and the CIS. We have accumulated extensive experience advising clients in various industry sectors including aviation, manufacturing, energy, automotive industry, and IT.

Our tax and customs practice includes professional legal advisors experienced in advising on specific aspects of taxation and customs regulation and in carrying out comprehensive legal due diligence in this area. Taking into consideration specifics of the Russian legal environment and closely monitoring changes in tax and customs legislation, we develop effective tax planning strategies for clients from a wide range of industry sectors based on the particular requirements each of them demands from their tax advisor. We help clients elaborate, implement, and efficiently structure tax solutions, which leads to significant cost savings and reduction of potential risks that may arise in the course of business development in Russia and the CIS.

As a law firm focused on providing legal advice to foreign businesses, Lidings gives priority attention to the taxation of foreign investment. We advise clients on application of laws on transfer pricing and on customs regulation. Our tax experts represent clients in interactions with state authorities of the Russian Federation and undertake legal defense in tax disputes.

Our services in taxation and customs regulation include:

  • Tax audit, legal due diligence of tax assets
  • Tax planning
  • Developing effective tax solutions in view of the client's industrial and commercial focus
  • Legal regulation of tax aspects in mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures
  • Legal assistance in customs procedures
  • Court representation and legal defense in tax and customs disputes

Recent Deals

  • Advising Japanese electronics company Sharp in a dispute with the Federal Tax Service (FTS) on the issue related to preliminary classification of a product and supplemental tax assessment
  • Tax risks evaluation in relation to the Mywalit’s business activities in Russia
  • Representing major international seafood producer Vici in a precedent setting dispute before the Court of the Eurasian Economic Community
  • Advising international digital advertising company Total Media on the issues of taxation and currency control in Russia
  • Advising Western Group on tax and customs issues related to importing goods to Russia
  • Representing Swedish pharmaceutical holding Meda Pharmaceuticals in a dispute with FTS Russia
  • Advising a Hong Kong based company QNet on the issues related to tax and currency control planning of a cross-border direct informational and market research services agreement
  • Advising American charitable organization Simons Foundation on taxation implications of transferring a grant to a Russian entity



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