Arina Sheshtanova

Legal Assistant



Arina advises Russian and foreign companies on various issues of tax and customs legislation, actively participates in the preparation of memoranda, including in English. Arina has experience in representing clients before government agencies and courts at the pre-trial and trial stages of dispute resolution with the tax authorities.

In addition, Arina participates in projects on the tax structuring of international transactions.


  • conducting tax due diligence for the largest producer of non-alcoholic beverages in Russia
  • advising a member of the non-profit organization on the application of tax benefits
  • preparing a written position for a large toy manufacturer in response to the customs authorities’ requirements
  • advising a company on accounting issues related to a defense order from the state
  • participating in the preparation of a company's position on issues related to the debt push-down mechanism
  • providing comprehensive advice to a cosmetics manufacturer on tax risks in regard to the provision of intra-group services

Arina’s experience includes her projects before joining BIRCH LEGAL.


2022–2024Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), Master’s Degree in Law in the field of "Tax administration, tax consulting and protection of taxpayers' rights"
2022Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSAL), Bachelor’s Degree in Law


  • English
  • Russian


2023–pres.Legal Assistant / Legal Trainee, BIRCH LEGAL
2023Specialist, FBK Legal
2022–2023Staff / Trainee, Ernst and Young