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Maria Kostenko

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Baker McKenzie LLP

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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.



Within: Tax

Baker & McKenzie - CIS, Limited’s tax practice has substantial expertise across a diverse range of areas including cross-border tax planning and structuring, the tax-related aspects of M&A, tax disputes and VAT, customs and transfer pricing. The team, which is headed by Alexander Chmelev, also includes Alexander Bychkov, who is a specialist in custom; Sergei Zhestkov, who is experienced in designing the tax efficient structures and M&A-related matters; and Arseny Seidov, who is noted for tax planning and the restructuring of cross-border transactions. Other key figures are Maria Kostenko, who leads on tax disputes and transfer pricing, and recently promoted partners Vladimir Efremov and Kirill Vikulov, who focus on corporate tax, cross-border tax planning and audits.

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