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Tax Practice Group.
Maria Kostenko is a partner of Baker & McKenzie Moscow office. She specializes in tax planning and tax restructuring, tax advice for M&A, tax due diligence, transfer pricing and tax controversies for both domestic and multinational companies investing into Russia.
Prior to joining Baker & McKenzie, Ms. Kostenko worked as a Tax Consultant at a Big 4 audit firm and then as a Deputy Director of the Law Department in one of the Moscow Tax Inspectorates for Major Taxpayers.
In addition to her native Russian, Ms. Kostenko speaks fluent English and German.
Ms. Kostenko graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) in 1997 and received her PhD in Russian Tax Law at the Institute of State and Law at the Russian Academy of Sciences in 2002. She was admitted to practice law in Russia in 1997. In 2009 Ms. Kostenko earned her LL.M. in International Taxation from New York University School of Law.