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Oleksandr specializes in investment taxation, including jurisdiction election and restructuring of acquired companies; conducting tax due diligences; providing tax advice on complex transactions for MNCs and leading Ukrainian companies; resolving tax disputes, including administrative appeal procedures.

His practice encompasses tax structuring for corporate entities, transfer pricing matters, as well as advising on mitigating tax risks.

Recognition:
  • notable practitioner in Tax, Chambers Europe 2018
  • recommended lawyer for Tax, The Legal 500: EMEA 2018
  • leading expert in Tax, Best Lawyers 2019
  • ranked among leading experts in tax, World Tax 2018
  • notable practitioner in tax, Ukrainian Law Firms 2016. A Handbook for Foreign Clients
  • notable practitioner in Tax, Chambers Europe 2018
  • recommended lawyer for Tax, The Legal 500: EMEA 2018
  • leading expert in Tax, Best Lawyers 2019
  • ranked among leading experts in tax, World Tax 2018
  • notable practitioner in tax, Ukrainian Law Firms 2016. A Handbook for Foreign Clients
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Education:
  • National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, 2004
  • Clemson University, USA, International relations, 2001-2002
Languages:
English, Russian, Ukrainian
Membership and activities:
  • Board Member of the International Fiscal Association in Ukraine (IFA Ukraine)
  • International Bar Association
  • Ukrainian Bar Association
Representative experience:
  • a fast-growing agro-industrial company with business partners across the globe, on tax issues related to the acquisition of grain silo facility in Ukraine;
  • an EU-based investor in tax due diligence review of a large Ukrainian processor of sunflower oil in connection with its potential acquisition;
  • Quinn Properties Ukraine, owner of Leonardo business centre, on land tax issues and risks related to the commercial real estate;
  • a private investor on the acquisition of Globus Shopping Center, including tax due diligence of the target group in Ukraine, advice on cross-border tax structuring and financing of the acquisition;
  • Apax Partners LLP on the USD 420 million acquisition of GlobalLogic, providing full scope legal support on the Ukrainian part of the deal, including separate analysis and second opinion on the key tax issues and areas of exposure;
  • a fast-growing agro-industrial company with business partners across the globe, on tax issues related to the acquisition of grain silo facility in Ukraine;
  • an EU-based investor in tax due diligence review of a large Ukrainian processor of sunflower oil in connection with its potential acquisition;
  • Quinn Properties Ukraine, owner of Leonardo business centre, on land tax issues and risks related to the commercial real estate;
  • a private investor on the acquisition of Globus Shopping Center, including tax due diligence of the target group in Ukraine, advice on cross-border tax structuring and financing of the acquisition;
  • Apax Partners LLP on the USD 420 million acquisition of GlobalLogic, providing full scope legal support on the Ukrainian part of the deal, including separate analysis and second opinion on the key tax issues and areas of exposure;
  • a major supplier of petroleum products during tax amnesty proceedings – the case was officially settled for 5% of the original UAH 200 million assessment;
  • Johnsons Controls Ukraine in a tax dispute before the Higher Administrative Court of Ukraine with tax authorities seeking an additional UAH 3 million in value-added tax in connection with the corporate reorganization;
  • a major construction and civil engineering company in a landmark permanent establishment tax dispute on cancellation of tax assessment for local subsidiary of the client;
  • one of the largest natural mineral water producers in complex matters involving defence in criminal proceedings brought for tax evasion, as well as in other areas including blocking of hostile attempt to take over the company;
  • the largest generic manufacturer in the world on tax issues and risks related to introduction of 7% VAT on medicine; tax structuring of key business transactions for the client, e.g. arrangements for payment of bonuses to distributors and pharmacy chains; tax aspects during drafting and implementation of various Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for key business functions; tax issues and risks related to introduction of 5% special import duty on medicine in Ukraine; transfer pricing issues.
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