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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP
123100 MOSCOW
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Work Department

Tax consulting / Tax litigation


Alexander Erasov is the Head of Tax Dispute Resolution Group at Tax practice. He focuses on tax litigation, tax dispute resolution, tax crime defence and tax advisory services. Alexander has accumulated considerable experience of supporting clients during both field and desk tax audits and of successfully defending clients in disputes with the tax authorities during both pre-action and court stages. He has also extensively advised international and Russian companies on the tax consequences of various transactions, Russian and international tax planning and tax optimisation, structuring of operations and establishment of businesses, transfer pricing and permanent establishment issues. At the start of his career, Alexander worked with the Russian tax authority responsible for administration of all foreign companies with branches and representative offices in Moscow. This allowed Alexander to develop a deep understanding of internal processes and administrative procedures and how to use them effectively in the client’s favour.


Alexander is a member of the International Fiscal Association (IFA) and serves on the Tax Committees of the AEB and AmCham.

Lawyer Rankings

Russia > White-collar crime

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP’s white-collar criminal defence team is headed up by counsel Anton Gusev, who focuses exclusively on corporate crime and has extensive experience in representing high-profile businessmen and public figures. Multiple team members have held positions in government bodies, which enhances the practice’s strength in enforcement matters. The department’s expertise in tax crime is enhanced by the expertise of counsel Alexander Erasov. Senior associate Angela Glamazdina is also singled out.

Russia > Tax

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP has notable experience in tax consulting work and tax litigation, which are areas of expertise for practice head Evgeny Timofeev. The group also provides customs and indirect tax advice through the knowledge of customs and international trade department leader Vladimir Tchikine. Counsel Alexander Erasov regularly defends clients against criminal tax allegations, and recently promoted counsel Anna Zelenskaya, who leads the tax advisory group, specialises in multi-jurisdictional tax restructurings. Counsel Anna Zvereva joined Dentons in 2019, and senior associate Dmitry Paramonov joined from FBK Legal in 2020.