Firm Profile > Deloitte Legal > Moscow, Russia

Deloitte Legal
5 LESNAYA ST.
MOSCOW 125047
Russia

Tax Tier 5

Deloitte Legal’s tax disputes department is led by Anton Zykov, and has particular strength advising clients seeking tax controversy advice. Clients also single out the team’s expertise in cross-border work, particularly concerning the application of double taxation treaties.

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Testimonials

Strong professionals with wide experience in tax matters and good knowledge of clients’ business. The lawyers demonstrate a highly proactive approach by providing strategic advice without waiting to be asked by clients.

The team is really experienced, open for discussion, and has deep understanding of the tax industry.

The team is particularly strong in complex cross-border tax matters and in the application of double tax treaties.

Anton Zykov has great experience. Anton is very responsive and remains engaged in each client’s project during the whole period of cooperation.

Key clients

Kinross

Nestlé

Colgate-Palmolive

Papa John’s Pizza

Saipem

Arconic

Owen Scorning

Candy Hoover

ED&F Man

 

The firm

Deloitte member firms have a long-standing reputation for helping clients to address complex, cross border issues. Skilled and experienced Deloitte Legal* lawyers work together with other Deloitte professionals in tax, consulting and financial advisory to guide their clients through a project in a coordinated way around the world. Deloitte Legal, present in over 80 countries, is able to provide holistic guidance around strategic business decisions as well as offer support services that can increase efficiency and reduce the cost of some routine legal activities. Tax and legal department of Deloitte, CIS is a part of the Deloitte Legal network. Its practice includes: corporate law, employment and immigration law, financial services, commercial law, tax dispute resolution services, among others.

Areas of practice

Commercial law solutions: companies are facing an increasing number of business challenges globally including more rigorous regulations and enforcement by local authorities in the countries where they operate. As experienced advisers with a practical focus Deloitte Legal* can help clients meet these challenges and develop commercial solutions. It offers a broad base of commercial business law services in multiple jurisdictions. Its experience and global reach allow it to provide businesses facing complex legal regulations and challenges with personalised, tailor-made services.

Corporate and mergers and acquisitions services: Deloitte Legal* provides a full range of corporate law services from complex advisory services related to major business life events (including advising in restructuring and mergers and acquisitions processes) through to general secretarial services.

Employment and pension solutions: turbulent economic times require companies to be agile and flexible in their staffing to remain competitive. Complex polices, frequent legislative changes and global operations make managing employee relations and compliance with employment law challenging for businesses. Deloitte Legal* provides businesses with the advice they need to make informed decisions and comply with a multitude of regulatory and procedural requirements.

Legal management consulting (LMC): this is a new approach and a new discipline, developed for lawyers by lawyers in co-operation with other relevant experts. With this collection of models, frameworks, and systems, Deloitte Legal* helps in-house lawyers run their departments more efficiently and meet the needs of their business more comprehensively.

* “Deloitte Legal” means the legal practices of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited member firm affiliates that provide legal services. For legal and regulatory reasons, not all member firms provide legal services.

 

Department Name Email Telephone
Commercial
Corporate and M&A
Employment and pensions
Tax controversy
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Hirokazu Ina  photo Mr Hirokazu Ina Hirokazu is a partner of finance practice at Deloitte Legal, Japan. Before…
Mr Ryota Sekine  photo Mr Ryota Sekine Ryota has been advising global conglomerates covering a broad range of sectors…
Mr Takashi Tanazawa  photo Mr Takashi Tanazawa Takashi Tanazawa is a partner of Labor & Employment practice. He also…
Mr Yasunobu Tsujihata  photo Mr Yasunobu Tsujihata Yasunobu Tsujihata specializes in M&A transactions and general corporate cases. He has…
Number of lawyers : 2,000+
at this office : 15
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ABOUT DELOITTE LEGAL

Skilled and experienced Deloitte Legal* professionals work together with other Deloitte professionals in tax, consulting, risk- and financial advisory to guide their clients through a project in a coordinated way around the world. Deloitte Legal, present in over 84 countries, is able to provide holistic guidance around strategic business decisions as well as offer support services that can increase efficiency and reduce the cost of some routine legal activities. As part of the global Deloitte professional services network, Deloitte Legal helps you in delivering multinational legal solutions that are Consistent, Technology-enabled, Tailored, and Sensitized.

Deloitte Legal* offers competent yet pragmatic advice in many fields of national and international business law. Our professionals provide tailored solutions for demanding projects and complex domestic and international transactions. And we offer even more: Multidisciplinary advice incorporating tax, consulting, risk- and financial advisory.

Whether family-owned smaller and medium-sized companies, listed stock corporations or international groups of companies—with our service lines Commercial, Corporate/M&A, Employment Law & Benefits, and Legal Management Consulting, we cover those fields of business law that are important for our clients.

Collecting and combining multidisciplinary expertise in our industry groups Financial Services, Energy, Resources and Industrials, Consumer, TMT, and LSHC enables us to render interdisciplinary advice which anticipates industry- or sector-specific trends and developments. And thereby help our clients to face the challenges of an ever-changing regulatory and economic environment.

We understand legal advice not as an isolated component, but as a contribution to a comprehensive solution of the issues that our clients face. Working together with our Deloitte colleagues we can help our clients in taking informed decisions in the context of legal as well as other business considerations.

* “Deloitte Legal” means the legal practices of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited member firm affiliates that provide legal services. For legal and regulatory reasons, not all member firms provide legal services.

GLOBAL REACH

Deloitte Legal* is one of only a few global legal providers with over 2,500 legal professionals located in practices in more than 84 countries—and one of the largest legal providers in Continental Europe. Deloitte Legal is particularly effective in providing consistent, high quality service across multiple jurisdictions.

Deloitte Legal* approaches the delivery of legal services differently. We operate where our clients operate. We do not use the hub and spoke approach of most traditional law firms who commonly have a centralized head office with a limited representation in other jurisdictions. Our model is different. It is based on local practices; with a foundation of lawyers who both understand the local business environment and are experienced in serving multinational clients as part of a larger global client service team within one of the largest professional services networks in the world.

Visit www.deloittelegal.com for more information and details of the services we provide worldwide.

*”Deloitte Legal” means the legal practices of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited member firms and their affiliates that provide legal services. For legal and regulatory reasons, not all Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited member firms provide legal services. Deloitte refers to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, a UK private company limited by guarantee (“DTTL”), its network of member firms, and their related entities. DTTL and each of its member firms are legally separate and independent entities. DTTL (also referred to as “Deloitte Global”) does not provide services to clients. Please see www.deloitte.com/about for a more detailed description of DTTL and its member firms.

EXPERTISE

Commercial Law solutions
Companies are facing an increasing number of business challenges globally including more rigorous regulations and enforcement by local authorities in the countries where they operate. As experienced advisers with a practical focus Deloitte Legal* can help clients meet these challenges and develop commercial solutions. Our experience and expertise allow us to provide businesses facing complex legal regulations and challenges with personalized, tailor-made services. Services included but not limited to are:

  • Commercial Advisory
  • IP for BEPS: Transfer Pricing of Intangibles
  • Data Protection
  • Full-Scale Pre-Insolvency Solutions
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Transfer Pricing Documentation
  • Dispute Resolution (including tax litigation)

Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions solutions
Deloitte Legal* provides a full range of corporate law services from complex advisory services related to major business life events (including advising in restructuring and mergers and acquisitions processes) through to general secretarial services. Services, included but not limited to are:

  • M&A Transactions
  • Integrated Due Diligence
  • Corporate Law, Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Reorganizations
  • Shareholders Agreement & Joint Ventures
  • Post-Merger Integration
  • Legal & Tax services to startups

Employment Law & Benefits solutions
Turbulent economic times require companies to be agile and flexible in their staffing to remain competitive. Complex polices, frequent legislative changes and global operations make managing employee relations and compliance with employment law challenging for businesses. Deloitte Legal* provides businesses with the advice they need to make informed decisions and comply with a multitude of regulatory and procedural requirements. Services included but not limited to are:

  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Individual Employment Law
  • International Employment Remodeling
  • Human Cloud
  • Legal Mobility Services
  • Social Security

Legal Management Consulting (LMC)
It is a new approach and a new discipline, developed by lawyers in corporation with other relevant experts. With this collection of models, frameworks, and systems, Deloitte Legal* helps in-house lawyers run their departments more efficiently and meet the needs of their business more comprehensively. Services included but not limited are:

  • Legal Department Strategy & Operations Consulting
  • Legal Technology Consulting
  • Multinational Corporate Entity Management
  • Multinational Business Integrity and Legal Risk Management

* “Deloitte Legal” means the legal practices of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited member firm affiliates that provide legal services. For legal and regulatory reasons, not all member firms provide legal services.

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing Director Luis Fernando Guerra

CLIENT: Credit Express Finance

COMPANY/FIRM: Deloitte Legal in Russia

TESTIMONIAL: Delivered performance revealed that Deloitte team’s services are distinguished with professionalism and profound outstanding expertise, flexibility and client-oriented approach, which meant for “CEF” LLC that Deloitte team secures itself a commendation as a reliable partner.


CLIENT: Pharmstandart

COMPANY/FIRM: Deloitte Legal in Russia

TESTIMONIAL: During the project, the team demonstrated high standards of professionalism and a deep expertise. Deloitte Legal has proven itself as a reliable partner, result-driven and client-oriented.


CLIENT: Transmashholding

COMPANY/FIRM: Deloitte Legal in Russia

TESTIMONIAL: The project was delivered with high quality and on time. We would definitely recommend Deloitte Legal team to our colleagues and peers.


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Anna Kostyra, Managing partner at Deloitte Legal CIS

Anna Kostyra, Managing partner at Deloitte Legal CIS Anna Kostyra, managing partner at Deloitte Legal CIS, shares her insights on the strategies and principles that Deloitte Legal implements to develop its practices and deliver cutting-edge legal services.

What do you see as the main points that differentiate Deloitte Legal from your competitors?

With a globally connected network of member firms in more than 150 countries, Deloitte brings together world-class capabilities and a deep local expertise to help its clients succeed wherever they operate. Moreover, being a multi-service-line consulting company, Deloitte is able to offer comprehensive tax and legal solutions, perfectly suiting the clients’ needs. Our multidisciplinary approach helps us provide reliable business solutions to clients from various sectors of economy.

Which practices do you see growing in the next 12 months? What are the drivers behind that?

Any practice that adapts to and meets the clients’ needs would grow. However, one may name Legal Tech, support of PPP and infrastructure investments, and IP/IT as the probable growth leaders. Legal Tech and IP/IT are expected o be growing along with the increasing need for renovation and innovation in the economy, for protection and merchandizing of new technology solutions, for optimisation and reliable automation of business processes. The growth of the PPP and infrastructure investments practice is driven by major changes in Russian economyand the development agenda implemented by the Russian Government, which trigger modernisation of infrastructure. Over the past five years, we have seen quite a surge in such projects.

What’s the main change you’ve made in the firm that will benefit clients?

Since October 2018, Deloitte Legal has grown significantly, strengthening its position in the legal market. We have brought on board recognised lawyers with expertise in various areas, developed new business solutions together with our colleagues from the tax, advisory, and financial practices, re-vamped our client events to provide unique insights into the legislative and regulatory changes. All we have done was with our clients in mind, aiming to deliver value and excellence with our services.

Is technology changing the way you interact with your clients, and the services you can provide them?

To meet the clients’ needs, the business should keep up with the times. Nowadays, many companies are looking for the new ways of process optimisation and new technology solutions to automate routine operations and save time. We respond to this by developing and actively promoting our Legal Tech services, aimed to increase efficiency of the legal function, reduce the legal risks through unification and automatic review of documents, automate the legal routines outside the corporate lawyers’ scope, and accelerate the business processes.

Can you give us a practical example of how you have helped a client to add value to their business?

One good example is an ongoing large-scale project for the identification, formalization, and protection of intangible assets (including IP and know-hows) for the leading Russian power-machinery companies. Our expertise and technology allow carrying out the SoW with high efficiency. We add value almost literally – through the capitalisation of newly identified assets, which were created/purchased but remained unaccounted for, as well as through the mitigation of risks arising from the flaws in their legal protection.

Another example would be the adaptive approach to the legal support of PPP projects. With a record of several successful projects for a regional government, we realised that the client developed considerable competencies and capacities internally and did not need the traditional full-scope, turn-key service offering anymore. We re-priced our services and adjusted the SoW, avoiding the competition with and duplication of the client’s internal capacities and shifting focus from technical matters to the really important and complex ones, reducing the client’s costs and providing a unique and valuable contribution to its projects.

Finally yet importantly, we helped the client to modernise, optimise, and restructure its contract-management system, making it more comprehensive, risk-proof, and easily handled. What is more, we helped increase the efficiency of business processes, both within the legal function and in dealing with its internal customers, reducing the time costs of contract preparation and execution throughout the company.

Are clients looking for stability and strategic direction from their law firms – where do you see the firm in three years’ time?

The clients always look for stability and strategic guidance from those they can rely upon in the long run, legal service providers included. Our bet is on developing modern competencies while continuing to provide the traditional scope of legal support. In three years, I believe, Deloitte Legal would be a leading service provider in IP/IT sectors and well-established in Legal Tech and PPP support, with outstanding expertise in compliance, dispute resolution, and industry-specific support (automotive, oil and gas, pharma).