Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Alexander Minin, Alexander Shemiatkin and Ivan Shynkarenko
- 4 partners
- 20 other qualified lawyers
What the team is known for Undisputed leader in Ukraine's tax market. Often assists Ukrainian subsidiaries of significant global companies as well as domestic companies with contentious and non-contentious matters concerning VAT and corporate tax as well as tax avoidance issues. Particularly strong in tax litigation. Also represents clients in criminal proceedings.
Strengths The firm is singled out for its litigation prowess. A source enthuses: "They are especially strong in tax litigation." Another client comments: "If I was to give an estimate of the job they are doing, I would give them nine out of ten," adding the team is skilled to deal with "complex disputes issues."
The lawyers' dedication is also highly appreciated by clients. One source says: "All requests from our side were resolved promptly." Another source notes: "All decisions of lawyers focused on getting the client the desired end result."
Work highlights Advised a household goods company on a dispute relating to the inclusion of royalties into customs value.
Represented an international investment and development company in a court case regarding the cancellation of a decision of the Brovarsky City Council to impose local taxes.
Significant clients Cargill, Bunge, Coca-Cola Beverages Ukraine, Danone, Procter & Gamble Ukraine.
Stellar practitioner Alexander Minin represents taxpayers in disputes, often relating to overpayment claims, and is also highly regarded for tax consultancy. "He is one of the best litigation and tax lawyers in Ukraine. I mean he has outstanding experience with all types of clients," a source reports, with another client adding: "If you have an urgent issue he will reply immediately."
Alexander Shemiatkin has a strong track record in a broad variety of tax matters, including VAT as well as possible criminal proceedings. One client reports: "He has extensive experience in resolving any controversial issues." He also advises on general tax matters.
Ivan Shynkarenko heads the firm's pricing and customs practices and is especially praised by clients for his "analytical approach to solving problems." He assists with litigious tax cases concerning customs and VAT issues.