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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 2019
  • Tier 1 law firm for taxation in Ukraine, The Legal 500: EMEA 2019
  • Leading tax law firm, Tax Directors Handbook 2018
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;

  • 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.;

  • 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.
Publications
TOP 5 most important court decisions in tax disputes in Ukraine in 2019
MLI implementation in Ukraine
Ukraine moves to stop $50 billion in tax losses
The Supreme Court allowed Ukrainian companies to appeal verdicts against “problematic” counterparties
Legality restoration in tax disputes through criminal proceedings
Interview of Constantin Solyar to Kyiv Post Legal Quarterly
How to bring in unregistered medications into Ukraine
Currency control reform in review
Ukraine signed the Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent BEPS
Tax Amnesty Prospects in Ukraine
The Central Bank of Cyprus intends to put "shell companies" under scrutiny
FATCA application in Ukraine
Reporting Aggressive Tax Planning in EU
International exchange of information in tax matters
Currency market in Ukraine: liberalization coming soon
Tax Considerations in M&A Transactions
Common Reporting Standard in Ukraine
Force Majeure and Taxation Nuances
Ukraine Ratified the Double Tax Treaty with Malta
Ukrainian Parliament cuts down tax on dividends
Gifts and inheritance to extended family members are now tax free
Loan gravity
M&A environment and trends in Ukraine
Ukraine Ratified the Double Tax Treaty with Luxembourg
Major changes to the Ukrainian excise tax rules in 2017
Major changes to the Ukrainian tax rules in 2017
Constantin Solyar rejoins Asters as Partner in tax practice
Oleksiy Khomyakov has been invited as a speaker to Intax Forum Ukraine 2016
Asters shortlisted for the European Tax Awards 2016
New Tax Rules in Ukraine
New Tax Rules in Ukraine
New Ukraine-Cyprus Double Tax Treaty: Repatriation of Profits from Ukraine Will be Taxed
Ukraine Allows Taxpayers to Enter into Transfer Pricing Agreements with Tax Authorities
Tax Stimulus for IT-Industry
New Tax Circulars
Ukraine's New Tax Code: Some Major Changes
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