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Pepeliaev Group, Valentina Akimova, Moscow, RUSSIA

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Valentina Akimova

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Pepeliaev Group

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Tax Practice


Partner, Head of Tax Practice Group


What she specialises in

Valentina has been specialising in tax law for almost 20 years.

She has extensive experience of advising clients on taxes, specifically, on how to substantiate VAT and profit tax deductions and refunds, VAT recovery, and the calculation and payment of excise duties.

Valentina also oversees and is personally involved in transfer pricing projects.

Her main achievements

Valentina Akimova has significant experience in representing clients in courts regarding tax disputes. In particular:

  • recently, Valentina has been involved in representing clients in disputes over VAT on incentive payments, and this work has been influential in establishing positive case law for taxpayers. This is of great importance for taxpayers engaged in almost all branches of the economy.
  • further, Valentina is involved in projects to draft necessary amendments to tax legislation and substantiate same. One of her recent projects was to draft amendments to article 154 of the Russian Tax Code with respect to incentive payments for complying with certain terms of a contract.


Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSAL)



Within: Tax

Pepeliaev Group’s 'client oriented team' maintains a strong reputation for domestic tax regulatory matters, where it is 'highly experienced in tax compliance and the operations of tax authorities', corporate and private taxation and M&A and security market transactions. Andrey Tereschenko is assisting Hitachi Zosen Inova with tax and customs structuring concerning a large-scale waste incineration construction project in Moscow and Kazan. In other matters, practice head and tax disputes lead Rustem Ahmetshin is representing Atrium Europe Real Estate Group in a series of cases challenging the orders of the tax authorities. Andrey Nikonov has particular experience of profit tax, VAT, and mineral extraction tax and Ivan Khamenushko specialises in currency regulation and securities transactions. Valentina Akimova is recommended for transfer pricing and VAT disputes. Managing partner Sergey Pepeliaev is 'a leading expert' in corporate and private taxation. Viktor Arhipov joined Nadmitov, Ivanov and Partners Law Firm LLC and Lyudmila Merkulova is now with Danilov & Partners. Andrey Kirillov was anew arrival from PwC Legal (PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal CIS B.V.).

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