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Our tax practice provides tax advice and structuring, while also assisting in the prompt resolution of tax disputes. Asters has the experience and resources to address any tax-related question in a reliable and effective way. We make sure that our tax structures are compliant with not only tax laws but also with a myriad of currency, financial, securities and other regulations which exist in Ukraine.

Recognition:

  • Highly rated for taxation in Ukraine Chambers Europe 2017
  • Highly ranked for taxation in Ukraine The Legal 500: EMEA 2017
  • Leading tax law firm Tax Directors Handbook 2016
Representative experience:

We regularly advise major companies from various industries on various tax  matters:

  • Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, JP Morgan, and UBS Investment Bank on tax aspects for the City of Kiev 150 million USD Eurobond issue (the first municipal Eurobond offering in Ukraine);

  • MasterCard on tax aspects of its activities in Ukraine;

  • Samsung Electronics on the establishment of a Ukrainian subsidiary, as well as on cash and in-kind contributions to its authorized capital;

  • Coca-Cola Ukraine on various issues of payroll taxation;

  • NTV Plus, a major Russian TV broadcaster, in connection with the taxation of imported software programs and equipment to Ukraine;

  • Telenor, a leading provider of telecommunications services worldwide, and Kyivstar G.S.M., a major Ukrainian telecommunications operator, concerning the taxation of multibillion dividend payments, as well as Telenor concerning tax issues related to the restructuring of its shareholding in Kyivstar G.S.M.;

  • TNK-Ukraine on the tax implications of the oil supply and stand-by agreements;

  • UkrDebt, a debt collection agency, on the tax implications of the acquisition of non-performing loans from a Ukrainian bank;

  • TurboSquid on different tax aspects of acquiring and operating a business for the development and sale, via Internet, of 3D computer models in Ukraine, including the transfer of intellectual property rights to models, Internet domain names, 3D artists, and customer management software;

  • WizzAir on different tax aspects related to the secondment of pilots to the group's Ukrainian subsidiary, including the payment of personal income tax, local social security payments, and so on.

Featured services:
  • corporate profit tax;
  • individual taxation and payroll taxes;
  • VAT and excises, including VAT refunds;
  • customs duties;
  • oil and gas, mineral production royalties;
  • repatriation of foreign currency revenue;
  • general trade contracts and transfer pricing;
  • financial aid;
  • M&A;
  • dividends;
  • banking services and financial products;
  • securities transactions;
  • distributorship and franchising;
  • debt restructuring;
  • negotiating and corresponding with the tax authorities;
  • advice on preparing tax audits;
  • administrative appeals of tax assessments;
  • tax litigation.