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DLA Piper Rus Limited, Igor Venediktov, Moscow, RUSSIA

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Igor Venediktov

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Igor has over 20 years' experience in advising clients in Russia on various inbound and outbound acquisitions, international tax and transfer pricing planning, real estate issues, international finance, and leasing transactions. Igor has been involved in numerous foreign and domestic direct investments, M&A transactions and IPOs in the real estate, banking, metallurgical, chemical, and automotive industries. Igor's practice is focused on optimising taxes arising on corporate restructurings, holdings (including bankable and IPOable holding structures, investment fund structures, partnerships), developments, acquisitions, disposals and debt/project financing of real estate in Russia and abroad.



Within: Tax

DLA Piper Rus Limited's team has 'a strong understanding of the local and international tax environment and practice'.  Ruslan Vasutin, Igor Venediktov and Elena Mikhailovskaia jointly lead the Russia-wide practice and are regularly supported by associates Bogdan Tereshkevich and Damir Zinnatullin in international taxation and transfer pricing, and senior associate Zaurbek Timaev  in contentious tax. Recent mandates include Venediktov advising Gett on international tax restructuring matters and Mikhailovskaia assisting the Avestra Group with a restructuring project and associated currency control issues. In other work, Vasutin is assisting Zara CIS with setting up a tax-effective structure, which involved advising on domestic and cross-border tax regulations, VAT, customs and transfer pricing implications.

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  • Sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter

    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.

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