Anton has more than a decade of experience in providing tax, customs and legal advice which includes advising on the tax structuring of transactions, consulting on complex tax and foreign trade issues, as well as representing his clients in tax and customs disputes both in and out of court.
Anton’s experience includes completing projects to structure business localization models in Russia, cross-border transactions on the supply of goods and services, holding structures and financing, localization and development of global and local policies, development of bonus and incentive programs for retail chains and distributors, as well as creating intra-group IT and trade companies, SPVs, etc.
The geography of the projects handled by Anton covers all the CIS countries, the UAE, Qatar, Turkey, USA, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland and most EU countries. Moreover, Anton has invaluable experience in the transport industry, IT and telecommunications, FMCG, green energy and the activities of international industrial groups.
Also, Anton is the deputy head of the Committee on Tax and Financial Reporting of the Russian-German Chamber of Commerce and works on the Advisory Council of the Federal Tax Service of Russia on Taxation of Foreign Investors and Commercial Organizations with Foreign Investments’ projects on a regular basis.
In large part thanks to Anton’s contributions to the development of the practice of customs law and foreign economic activity, his firm was deemed the leading practice in Russia by the Forbes Club Legal Ranking.Anton teaches an MBA course on tax law and taxation in the Institute of Tax Management and Real Estate Economics at the National Research University Higher School of Economics.
developing the localization of a Swiss company’s investment structure in Russia who produces electric propulsion systems for Arctic icebreaking ships, including the development of customs and tax models in order to select the optimal structure (more than RUB 1bn)
preparing complex tax policies on work involving suppliers and building a secure system for the procurement of goods, works and services for leading European fashion retailers, the largest American logistics company and a Russian group of companies engaged in the production of meat products
structuring an international bonus program as part of a tolling model for the supply of chemical components in the amount of more than USD 35m for the largest European supplier SIBUR
creating an IT company for an international express delivery service, including evaluating and allocating IT assets, transferring employees, preparing a methodology for calculating qualified revenue as well as financial modeling, commercial and reporting documentation
representing the largest international tobacco company in court in a series of customs disputes related to the classification of imported goods
- analyzing tax risks related to the implementation of a new licensing payment system for using trademarks, know- how, and other objects of intellectual property in a Swedish group of companies