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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

    Our tax lawyers have extensive experience of dealing with tax authorities on transfer pricing cases and bringing those cases to a successful resolution. Our practical experience, together with our in-depth financial and economic knowledge, enables CMS to provide world-class, strategic advice. Our expertise covers the full scope of transfer pricing issues, from advanced planning to the practical management of tax audits, using international and local documentation, and integrating transfer pricing policies with other Russian tax and legal issues. This includes: Local and global transfer pricing documentation.

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    15 September 2020
    Do­ing busi­ness in Rus­sia 2020
    As part of our un­der­tak­ing to cre­ate ad­ded value for cli­ents, our pro­fes­sion­als have put to­geth­er this in­tro­duct­ory guide to the Rus­si­an leg­al sys­tem and the prin­cip­al laws and reg­u­la­tions that are of in­terest to in­vestors in this chal­len­ging but op­por­tun­ity-full mar­ket. It is of course no sub­sti­tute for the ex­pert ad­vice tailored to your pro­ject that we will be pleased to provide to you on re­quest.Rus­si­an le­gis­la­tion is chan­ging rap­idly. Al­though this guide de­scribes the laws as of 1 Janu­ary 2020, please con­tact us to check that it re­mains up-to-date. We would also re­com­mend that you sub­scribe to our free on­line ser­vice CMS Law-Now through which you will re­ceive our leg­al and tax eAl­erts. Jean-François Mar­quaire (Man­aging Part­ner)Le­onid Zubar­ev (Seni­or Part­ner)
    08 July 2020
    CMS Ex­pert Guide to cli­mate change tax re­forms and in­cent­ives
    17 September 2020
    Rus­sia and Cyprus sign pro­tocol amend­ing double tax­a­tion treaty
    On 8 Septem­ber 2020, Rus­si­an and Cyp­ri­ot au­thor­it­ies signed* a Pro­tocol amend­ing the ap­plic­able double tax­a­tion treaty (DTT). The pro­posed amend­ments in­crease the ap­plic­able with­hold­ing tax­a­tion (WHT)...
    04 June 2020
    CMS Rus­sia earns 58 re­cog­ni­tions by Best Law­yers 2021
    26 CMS Rus­sia ex­perts have been se­lec­ted for in­clu­sion in­to the 2021 edi­tion of the Best Law­yers. In total, we have earned 58 re­cog­ni­tions by the rank­ing.
    25 March 2020
    CMS Ex­pert Guide to COV­ID-19 tax re­lief meas­ures
    11 September 2020
    Waste re­form in Rus­sia poses chal­lenges and op­por­tun­it­ies for in­vestors
    Start­ing from 1 Janu­ary 2019, Rus­sia has been im­ple­ment­ing a pro­gramme of “waste re­form” to rad­ic­ally change its mu­ni­cip­al waste-man­age­ment sys­tem across the coun­try. Many of the sched­uled pre­par­a­tion...
    April 2020
    Rus­sia amends laws pro­tect­ing and pro­mot­ing in­vest­ment
    A set of laws that bring im­port­ant changes to le­gis­la­tion on the pro­tec­tion and pro­mo­tion of in­vest­ment in Rus­sia was ad­op­ted on 1 April 2020. Be­low you will find the Ja­pan­ese ver­sion of the up­date.
    27 July 2018
    CMS Ex­pert Guide to trans­fer pri­cing doc­u­ment­a­tion
    Are you look­ing for in­form­a­tion on trans­fer pri­cing doc­u­ment­a­tion? This CMS Ex­pert Guide provides you with everything you need to know.
    09 September 2020
    Rus­sia in­tro­duces tax man­oeuvre for IT com­pan­ies
    On 31 Ju­ly 2020, the Rus­si­an Pres­id­ent signed Fed­er­al Law No. 265-FZ* (the “Law”) en­act­ing a tax man­oeuvre for the Rus­si­an IT in­dustry. How will this man­oeuvre af­fect do­mest­ic and for­eign mar­ket...
    April 2020
    Pro­long­a­tion of non-work­ing days un­til 30 April 2020 due to COV­ID-19 out­break:...
    Read about the prac­tic­al leg­al im­plic­a­tions for busi­nesses in view of pro­long­a­tion of non-work­ing days un­til 30 April 2020 due to COV­ID-19 out­break. Ja­pan­ese ver­sion.
    19 April 2017
    CMS Ex­pert Guide to trans­fer pri­cing doc­u­ment­a­tion re­quire­ments
    This CMS Ex­pert Guide is an ex­cel­lent sup­port for in­ter­na­tion­al groups to man­age and se­cure their trans­fer pri­cing policy in an en­vir­on­ment where the pro­vi­sions of na­tion­al laws are far from be­ing har­mon­ised.
    03 September 2020
    Rus­si­an Su­preme Court en­trusts courts with coun­ter­ing du­bi­ous fin­an­cial...
    On 8 Ju­ly 2020, the Presi­di­um of the Rus­si­an Su­preme Court ap­proved a Re­view* on spe­cif­ic is­sues of ju­di­cial prac­tice re­lated to the ad­op­tion of meas­ures by the courts to counter il­leg­al fin­an­cial trans­ac­tions....