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As local and international tax regulations become more prescriptive, dealing with them in a cross-border context presents you with a significant challenge. The number and complexity of tax investigations conducted by authorities is rapidly escalating and the need for tax adjustments is rising accordingly. Our 350 tax lawyers are supported by strong technical tax intelligence teams that identify developments in tax law and policy affecting your business. This multi-disciplinary approach helps you develop robust structures that maximise tax effectiveness in alignment with your commercial strategy.

Whether you are a financial institution, multinational, fund, investor or high net worth individual, we understand your business and the tax pressures you face. Our teams work together across Europe and beyond in the key areas affecting your business including VAT, international taxation, transfer pricing, e-commerce, M&A and investment funds, tax planning and financing. Our experts can help you manage tax control cases and deal with tax authorities as well as manage tax litigation cases. The right tax advice can make a material difference to transaction costs and, in some cases, avert serious consequences.

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    Transfer Pricing

    The longest-awaited Russian tax law in recent years – the law on transfer pricing – was adopted on 8 July 2011 and will come into force on 1 January 2012. By the time the law on transfer pricing comes into force, companies operating in Russia will be required to have adapted their transfer pricing policies and prepared all required documentation.

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    CMS Ex­pert Guide to COV­ID-19 Tax Re­lief Meas­ures
    27 Mar 20
    Em­ploy­ees in Rus­sia to be man­dat­or­ily off work from 30 March to 3...
    In ac­cord­ance with an Ex­ec­ut­ive Or­der* of the Rus­si­an Pres­id­ent, from 30 March to 3 April 2020 em­ploy­ees in Rus­sia will have fully paid days off as part of meas­ures to keep em­ploy­ees at home and pre­vent...
    07/2013
    Trans­fer pri­cing: man­aging doc­u­ment­a­tion re­quire­ments...
    Tax con­nect
    27 Mar 20
    Rus­si­an Pres­id­ent an­nounces rad­ic­al tax meas­ures
    Dur­ing an ad­dress to the na­tion on 25 March, Rus­si­an Pres­id­ent Vladi­mir Putin an­nounced* anti-crisis meas­ures to sup­port Rus­si­an busi­nesses and in­di­vidu­als and to find ways to re­plen­ish the state budget....
    25 Mar 20
    Rus­sia an­nounces tax and cus­toms meas­ures to aid busi­ness dur­ing COV­ID-19...
    In re­sponse to the high alert in­tro­duced first in Mo­scow and then na­tion­wide in the face of the rap­id spread of COV­ID-19, the Rus­si­an gov­ern­ment and the Fed­er­al Tax Ser­vice (FTS) have an­nounced spe­cial...
    20 Mar 20
    Up­date on mi­gra­tion is­sues in Rus­sia in re­la­tion to COV­ID-19
    On 19 March 2020, the Min­istry of In­tern­al Af­fairs is­sued a cla­ri­fic­a­tion* stat­ing it will pro­long the fol­low­ing: visas of for­eign na­tion­als who are cur­rently in Rus­sia; the dur­a­tion of the...
    19 Mar 20
    Rus­sia strengthens meas­ures to con­tain the spread of COV­ID-19
    Rus­sia con­tin­ues to im­ple­ment meas­ures to re­duce the spread of COV­ID-19 at fed­er­al and re­gion­al level, which in­cludes: ex­tend­ing the re­gime of self-isol­a­tion; clos­ing all schools;...
    06 Mar 20
    High alert in the Rus­si­an cap­it­al due to coronavir­us
    Spe­cial meas­ures are in­tro­duced* in Mo­scow as of 5 March 2020 due to the threat of spread of the new coronavir­us in­fec­tion. Any­one plan­ning on com­ing to Mo­scow from a coun­try that is af­fected by the...
    28 Feb 20
    Not­ar­isa­tion of LLC par­ti­cipants’ de­cisions: what has changed?
    The Plen­um of the Rus­si­an Su­preme Court cla­ri­fied* the rules on the pro­ced­ure for con­firm­ing the de­cisions ad­op­ted by the gen­er­al meet­ing of LLC par­ti­cipants or the sole par­ti­cipant (the “GM”). ...
    13 Feb 20
    The Rus­si­an Su­preme Court cla­ri­fies what con­sti­tutes cor­rup­tion of­fences
    The Rus­si­an Su­preme Court re­cently made im­port­ant changes* to Plen­um Res­ol­u­tion No. 24 “On ju­di­cial prac­tice in cases of bribery and oth­er cor­rup­tion crimes” dated 9 Ju­ly 2013* and in par­tic­u­lar ex­pan­ded...
    27 Dec 19
    Elec­tron­ic la­bour books to be avail­able in Rus­sia from 2021
    Em­ploy­ment his­tory re­cords will have to be held in elec­tron­ic form from 1 Janu­ary 2021. Le­gis­lat­ive amend­ments which provide for this and oth­er re­lated re­quire­ments will come in­to force on 1 Janu­ary 2020....
    09 Dec 19
    Fines for breach of per­son­al data loc­al­isa­tion rules fi­nally ad­op­ted
    The Pres­id­ent has signed a law* in­tro­du­cing fines for the breach of per­son­al data loc­al­isa­tion rules. The law is ef­fect­ive from 2 Decem­ber 2019. The law provides for fines ran­ging from RUB 1m (EUR...