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Alexey Popov

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Alexey specializes in Infrastructure and Transport, Taxes and Fees legislation, Public-Private Partnership




Alexey has participated on numerous occasions as a representative of the party in proceedings in the Russian Constitutional Court in cases on the constitutionality of the various branches of legislation. He participated as an expert advisor in the development of a series of draft bills regarding legislation of taxes and duties,  including the development of the General Tax Code of the Russian Federation. Since 2014, Alexey is partner at Infralex. Currently the main focus of competence is in the field of implementation of major transportation and infrastructure projects in Russia.


Russian, English, German


In July of 1998 Alexey was admitted to the bar in Russia. In 2003, he was awarded a medal from the Federal Chamber of Lawyers of Russia for “Service in the defense of the rights and liberties of the citizenry.” Since 2007, he has been a presidential advisor of the Federal Chamber of Lawyers of the Russian Federation. In 2014 he was Included in the composition of the Expert Committee of the Public-Private Partnership’s Development Center. In 2015 Alexey became a member of the Working Group of the Expert Council under the Government of the Russian Federation on the public road network development.


Alexey graduated from the law department of Lomonosov Moscow State University in 1996, with a 1995 internship in the law faculty of University of Regensburg (Germany), focusing on private international law.


PPP and infrastructure projects

Within: PPP and infrastructure projects

Infralex is best known for its strong connection to state authorities and as a long-time adviser to the Ministry of Transport, which frequently instructs the team on major regional infrastructure and concession projects. Recent highlights include practice head Dmitry Ivanov assisting the Ministry with the private concession initiative for the construction of the $3.1bn Kuragino-Kyzyl railway line to allow coal transportation from the Elegest deposit, the largest coal deposit in the Republic of Tuva. Alexey Popov is advising on the Ministry’s involvement with the development of a $25bn Moscow – Kazan high-speed railway line, part of a major multi-jurisdictional Eurasian high-speed rail network. Maxim Chernigovsky is also advising the state authorities on the $3.7bn development of the Northern Latitudinal Railway network, including bridges across the Ob and Nadym rivers in the Russian Arctic.

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Within: Tax

Infralex’s team of 'proactive and supportive professionals' is particularly known for advising telecoms sector clients on currency and customs regulation; for example, Alexey Popov  is assisting MobileTeleSystems and its affiliates with various taxation matters including tax structuring, audits and representation before tax authorities as well as cross-border corporate taxation issues. In other highlights, Popov worked alongside department head Ivan Shienok, Anton Kotov, Zalina Abregova and Philip Gezalov in advising the Russia 2018 Organising Committee on the interpretation and implementation of FIFA and domestic tax regulations, as well as assisting various local organisers of the FIFA World Cup Championships with the tax aspects of business operations. The team further strengthened its capabilities in tax contentious matters, structuring, post-M&A integration and customs and currency regulations with the arrival of 'excellent litigator' Maxim Rovinskiy from YUST Law Firm in April 2018.

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