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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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28 April 2021
Com­pan­ies can now ini­ti­ate the up­date of the list of highly en­ergy ef­fi­cient...
Rules* de­term­in­ing how the list of highly en­ergy ef­fi­cient ob­jects and tech­no­lo­gies (the “List”) can be up­dated came in­to force on 6 March 2021. The List to­geth­er with spe­cif­ic cri­ter­ia to qual­i­fy...
31 March 2021
New rules of the game for book­maker gambling
The state reg­u­la­tion of the or­gan­isa­tion and con­duct of gambling and bet­ting on sports events will drastic­ally change in 2021 when Fed­er­al Law No. 493-FZ* comes in­to force in vari­ous stages. The key in­nov­a­tions...
19 March 2021
Share­hold­er activ­ity on the radar of the Rus­si­an tax au­thor­it­ies
On 12 Feb­ru­ary 2021, the Fed­er­al Tax Ser­vice cla­ri­fied the rules on the tax­a­tion of in­tra­group ser­vices in let­ter No. ShYu-4-13/[email protected]* (the “Let­ter”). The Let­ter defines what con­sti­tutes share­hold­er...
12 March 2021
CMS Rus­sia ex­perts re­cog­nised in the Pravo.ru-300 in­di­vidu­al rank­ing
The lead­ing na­tion­al leg­al dir­ect­ory Pravo.ru-300 has re­vealed the re­com­men­ded law­yers across 29 areas of law.This year sev­en CMS Rus­sia ex­perts have been ac­know­ledged by the rank­ing this year. Pravo.ru-300...
16 March 2021
Im­port­ant new Rus­si­an tax le­gis­lat­ive de­vel­op­ments
We cor­di­ally in­vite you to join us for a we­bin­ar “Im­port­ant new Rus­si­an tax le­gis­lat­ive de­vel­op­ments” on Tues­day, 16 March 2021 at 9:00 am CET (11:00 am Mo­scow time).CMS Rus­sia tax ex­perts Domi­n­ique...
29 January 2021
CMS Rus­sia re­cog­nised by the Lead­ers League rank­ing 2021
The rat­ing agency for top ex­ec­ut­ives Lead­ers League re­cog­nised CMS Rus­sia as one of the best law firms in Rus­sia across the fol­low­ing cat­egor­ies: Highly re­com­men­ded An­ti­trust­Bank­ing & Fin­ance Re­com­men­ded...
27 January 2021
Most awaited leg­al de­vel­op­ments of 2021
CMS Rus­sia ex­perts have pre­pared their an­nu­al se­lec­tion of the most awaited leg­al de­vel­op­ments in Rus­sia in 2021.You can read de­tailed art­icles and re­com­mend­a­tions by our ex­perts on the forth­com­ing changes...
04 February 2021
Go to France
Are you plan­ning to start a busi­ness in France? Join us for the Go to France edu­ca­tion­al ini­ti­at­ive where CMS Rus­sia ex­perts will speak about the main as­pects of do­ing busi­ness on the French mar­ket. The...
18 December 2020
New tax re­gime al­lows CFC own­ers to pay per­son­al in­come tax on com­pany's...
Many changes to the rules of tax­a­tion of profits of con­trolled for­eign com­pan­ies (“CFCs”) will ap­ply start­ing from the 2020 tax year. In par­tic­u­lar, in­di­vidu­als who are CFC own­ers will be able, provided...
09 December 2020
Rus­sia changes la­bour le­gis­la­tion on re­mote work
On 8 Decem­ber 2020, the Rus­si­an Pres­id­ent signed a Law* that amends the Rus­si­an La­bour Code in re­la­tion to dis­tance (i.e. re­mote) work. This Law was ad­op­ted in re­sponse to the epi­demi­olo­gic­al situ­ation...
25 November 2020
Waste re­form in Rus­sia: fin­an­cing is­sues
One of the main ob­ject­ives of “waste re­form” in Rus­sia that began in 2019 is the cre­ation of suf­fi­cient pro­duc­tion ca­pa­cit­ies for the pro­cessing and dis­pos­al of mu­ni­cip­al sol­id (i.e. house­hold) waste...
09 November 2020
Rus­sia to re­lax cur­rency le­gis­la­tion start­ing 1 Janu­ary 2021
The par­tial can­cel­la­tion of the for­eign cur­rency re­pat­ri­ation re­quire­ment es­tab­lished by Art­icle 19 of the Cur­rency Con­trol Law* will reach its next stage on 1 Janu­ary 2021. On that date, the share of...