Taxation

MGAP supports clients in all taxation issues, including Russian companies moving abroad or foreign companies expanding into Russia.

MGAP supports clients in issues of international, corporate and private tax planning, advises on tax issues in cross-border transactions and the development of tax strategies, analyses issues of joint venture taxation, restructuring, and corporate mergers, direct investments and investments in various business areas.

We represent clients’ interests in courts and authorities.

Our tax expertise also includes legal structuring of clients’ family business and investments, tax issues arising from divorce, change of residence, purchase and sale of various kinds of property, including real estate and vehicles.

A holding structure for an oil refining company

MGAP prepared a legal opinion about tax and corporate risks involved in creating a holding structure for an oil refining company.

Won a dispute on cadastral value of a land lot placed in Moscow region, resulting in more than 50% tax saving for the client

Magellan Systems Japan Inc

MGAP is advising IT company on various Russian legal matters, such as IT, corporate, tax and labor.

Magellan Systems Japan Inc - one of the world’s leading companies providing high sensitivity and high precision GNSS technology.

A corporate solution to retain the client’s right as a land tenant

MGAP are developing a corporate solution to retain the client’s rights as tenant (the client is an owner of a building and lessee of land in Moscow) with appropriate tax optimization.

Telecom Italia

MGAP has advised Telecom Italia on various Russian legal matters, such as IT, corporate, tax and labour.

The division of an internet gaming business between its owners

MGAP developed a strategy and prepared a folder of documents on the division of an internet gaming business between its owners, cancelling SHA on the conditions agreed by the parties on the transfer of assets to each of the owners; keeping to the goals as set out of minimising tax and time spent and concluding any lawsuits.

A legal support to de-offshorization

MGAP provides legal support to de-offshorization process. MGAP advised its private client on the matter of de-offshorization of their assets and provided legal support to the deals aimed at de-offshorization.

The possibility of overseas use of Russian tax advantages for domestic film production

MGAP advised a foreign film company on the possibility of overseas use of Russian tax advantages for domestic film production.

Popular Russian Internet service – Coub.com

MGAP has advised Coub Limited and its Russian subsidiary on IP, advertising, tax, labour, commercial and corporate matters.

Legal support of private investment deal in Moscow residential construction project

MGAP provides legal advice to high net worth individual re investment in Moscow residential construction project. MGAP prepared a corporate structure for a client’s project in three jurisdictions as well as providing tax advice on antitrust law for investment.

Legal support to top Russian animation studio expanding operations in US

MGAP provides legal support to top Russian animation studio expanding operations in US. MGAP developed a corporate structure for its client and covered the Russian tax implications of the proposed business activity in the US. MGAP worked in collaboration with the client’s US legal advisors on development and production issues related to broadcast in US.

Legal support in contracting Hollywood star to Russian film project

MGAP represents Russian film production company in contracting Hollywood star to Russian film project. MGAP advised its client on copyright, tax and immigration issues arising from the contract.

MGAP wins litigation dispute against tax authority

MGAP successfully defended its client against the Russian tax authority. A court ruling held that the Russian authority had unlawfully imposed taxes, penalties and fines for tax avoidance exceeding $1.5m on MGAP’s client, a large Moscow building firm.

MGAP success in Sheremetyevo Customs case

MGAP represented its client in an appeal in an arbitration court against Sheremetyevo Customs.

MGAP successfully argued that the right to claim VAT relief should be available to a taxpayer whether or not they claim VAT relief in customs documents.

This significant decision changed the case law on this point.

Tax advice on gold trading in Russia

MGAP has provided tax advice on gold trading in Russia and prepared a legal memo for the client.

Bazelevs

MGAP has advised Bazelevs on various film production and distribution, corporate, tax, commercial and labour issues as well as dispute resolution. 

Bazelevs is an international film company and the leader of Russia's production industry. Bazelevs works in films and advertisement production, post-production and distribution.

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Amiran Gogiberidze

Partner

SAMSUNG CSC

Pavel Shaydurov

Head of Tax and Corporate Practice