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Dentons, Vasilii Markov, St Petersburg, RUSSIA

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Vasilii Markov

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Dentons Russia Tax and Customs practice


Vasilii is a partner in Dentons’ Russia Tax and Customs practice. Vasilii has implemented a wide range of projects for integrated tax advising for companies from various sectors on international and Russian tax law, including on corporate taxation, restructuring and improving a group’s tax efficiency, applying the laws on CFCs and tax residency. As a tax expert, he has participated in advising the Russian Federation and regional governments on the introduction of new tax regulations. Vasilii has 11 years of experience in one of the Big4 firms, where he held various senior positions in tax advisory.


Partner, Dentons, St. Petersburg, 2017-present

Director, Tax Benefits and Other Government Incentives Practice Leader, Deloitte, St. Petersburg, 2006–2017

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics of Research and Development, St. Petersburg State University, 2012–2014


Russian, English


Co-chairman, IT Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in St. Petersburg

Member, Expert Group on Developing Innovation and R&D Incentives in the Open Government of the Russian Federation

Head of the Special Legislative Regimes working group as part of implementing the Digital Economy of the Russian Federation program


St. Petersburg State University, 2010, PhD in Economics, dissertation entitled “Tax benefits as a way of incentivizing innovation: Assessing the feasibility and budgetary effectiveness of applying them”

St. Petersburg State University, 2006, degree in economics



Within: Tax

Dentons significantly expanded its tax practice with the hire of Vasilii Markov and his team from Deloitte Legal and four other practitioners from various firms, including transfer pricing specialist Natalia Bulygina, who joined from KPMG Russia. The 'professional' team, which is led by Dzhangar Dzhalchinov, is praised for 'analysing not only the case but the problem as a whole', 'understanding the needs of a business' and for 'providing sound and reliable legal advice through a tailored approach'. Dzhalchinov has a strong reputation as a tax litigator, in one example he represented Suek before the Supreme Court in a landmark thin capitalisation case, and was able to reverse the earlier judgments of the lower courts. In other matters, he represented Cargill in a dispute concerning the recovery of VAT related to the construction of a public infrastructure project. Markov heads the St Petersburg tax practice where he specialises in domestic tax regulation, corporate taxation and restructuring. Counsel Igor Schikow focuses on cross-border transactions and defence in tax audits and is lauded for his 'attention to detail and outstanding personalised support and involvement at every stage'. Of counsel Anna Zvereva was a new arrival from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP in March 2019.

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