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Alexander Shemiatkin

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KM Partners

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Taxation; Litigation; Criminal Proceeding on White Collar Crimes; Agribusiness; Contract and Business Law; Distribution; Labour Law; Intellectual Property


Partner, Attorney At Law. Specializes in a wide range of tax and customs issues, litigation, investments and foreign economic activity, intellectual property, trade and distribution, labour issues. Alexander Shemiatkin has practical experience in business structuring, tax planning, contractual relations structuring, especially in the field of trade and distribution, cross-border transactions, agreements related to royalties' payment and software use. He is especially strong in tax and customs litigation, disputes on protection of the intellectual property rights and labour. He has more than 100 professional publications in mass media on topical issues of taxation, customs and dispute resolution.

Alexander takes an active part in law-making activities of KM Partners. He is one of the authors of the draft law on amending the Tax Code of Ukraine regarding the Exit Capital Tax approved by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. He is the author of variety of articles and participant of the range of meetings with representatives of the governmental authorities and the public regarding the introduction of Exit Capital Tax in Ukraine. Alexander also took part in elaboration and adoption of the draft law on the creation of a taxpayer’s e-cabinet.


Before joining KM Partners in 2001, Alexander worked as a Head of Legal Department at several Ukrainian state enterprises. Became a Partner of KM Partners/ WTS Consulting LLC in 2009.


English, Russian, Ukrainian


Public Organization "ENRIGHTENED", Ukrainian Grain Association.
In 2016 was elected to the Public Council under the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Taxation and Customs Policy. In 2017 was elected to the Public Council under the Ministry of Finance.


Yaroslav Mudry National Law Academy of Ukraine in Kharkiv, Master of Law.



Within: Employment

KM Partners acts for a broad client base of European and global corporates on employment matters. Tax and litigation expert Alexander Shemiatkin, who leads the team, advised an oil and gas company on a large-scale programme of dismissals that included contentious matters.

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Alexander Shemiatkin - KM Partners

Within: Tax

KM Partners provides ‘supreme service on all counts’. Alexander Minin, Ivan Shynkarenko and Alexander Shemiatkinhave strong applied knowledge of disputes’. Minin represented several clients, including the deputy head of the parliamentary tax committee, in cases that resulted in amendments to the Tax Code regarding extraordinary tax audits.

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