Pavel Shaydurov, Head of Tax and Corporate Practice

Services: Corporate, Tax and Transactional, Dispute Resolution

Pavel is responsible for tax, M&A and corporate issues. He specializes in international taxation, CFC rules, transfer pricing and taxation in Russia, as well as M&A procedures with international participants and corporate structuring in Russia and abroad.

Pavel has developed and implemented many international corporate schemes for Media, Technology, Investment, Telecom, Retail and Industrial companies. He has also helped establish and maintain Russian subsidiaries for foreign companies, participated in several major M&A deals with Russian based assets as well as providing tax advice and evaluations to clients of MGAP.

Education:

Graduate Diploma in Law, Moscow State University, 2010

Professional experience:

Before joining MGAP in 2015, Pavel worked as a legal counsel in a venture fund focusing on IT and R&D. Previously, he had worked in the legal department of a leading Russian mobile network operator. He gained his initial legal work experience in a large Russian tax consulting company

Professional societies and ratings:

Member of the International Business Structuring Association

Additional Information:

Pavel speaks Russian and English

A pre-judicial corporate dispute

MGAP represents of a client's interests in a pre-judicial corporate dispute with a company, where the client is a participant.

Celebro Media, a global broadcast TV company who supply production, studio space and networks around the world

MGAP provides coordination from the point of view of Russian law of the process of joining Celebro Media as a new Russian investor.

Telecom Italia

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

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.

National Instruments

MGAP advises the client on various commercial, tax and corporate matters of its activity in Russia.

National Instruments is a major producer of automated test equipment and virtual instrumentation software. 

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.

MediaZona, popular media portal in Russia

MGAP is advising MediaZona on various Russian legal matters, including IP and corporate.

Nielsen, a world leader in market research

MGAP has consulted the Nielsen company, on various matters of its activity in Russia.

MGAP represented a creative agency regarding an interior design project for the offices of a mobile network provider

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.

An international chain of cosmetic shops

MGAP is representing an international chain of cosmetic shops in consultations regarding their business activity in Russia.

A holding structure for a hydrocarbon processing plant

MGAP is advising a client regarding the creation of a holding structure for a hydrocarbon processing plant.

MGAP in the interests of Russian popular music band SPLEAN won a case in connection with the cancellation of trade mark protection

Legal support to a client’s testimony submission in the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC)

MGAP coordinated their client's on-line participation in the hearing in DIAC. MGAP’s lawyer provided comments and explanation to the client during the hearing, consulted the client regarding extraction of evidence, etc.

A corporate structure for a large real estate sale-purchase transaction

MGAP prepared a corporate structure for a large real estate sale-purchase transaction in Moscow.

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.

Smart Course, career guidance for teenagers

MGAP advises the client on various IP, commercial, corporate and regulatory matters. 

SDELANO – the first scalable technologic secvice of home renovation

MGAP provided initial consultation on a client about the choice of optimal corporate structure as well as legal advice on acquiring domain names of interest to the client.

SPLEAN, Russian popular music band

MGAP has provided legal support to Russian popular music band SPLEAN and its activities in Russia. We have consulted our client on a day to day basis on all commercial and IP matters, etc.

BAZINA.SASS+ creative agency

MGAP has provided legal support to a leading advertising agency BAZINA.SASS+and its activities in Russia. MGAP has advised the client on various commercial, labour and IP matters.

The 1st Russian crowdinvesting platforme

Preparing a system of documents for StartTrack.ru that make the crowdinvesting mechanism possible, including a legal matrix for venture capital projects allowing the users of the crowdinvesting platform to complete all necessary procedures for an agreement between the parties in order to formulate the necessary terms and conditions for receipt or payment of private investment funds.

Popular Russian Internet service - Coub.com

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

Navigator Records

Navigator Records is a major Russian music label. 

MGAP has provided legal support to the client and its activities in Russia. We have consulted our client on disputes in IP, corporate and commercial matters.