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The President Of Russia has backed the suggestions of The Russian Chamber Of Commerce and Industry developed together with Pepeliaev Group's experts regarding the regulation of various payments similar to taxes and levies
Tax support for the export of medicines The lawyers of Pepeliaev Group's tax department have supported transactions aimed at exporting medicines into foreign markets.
Contractual model for foreign software to be sold in Russia Pepeliaev Group’s lawyers have devised a contractual model for foreign software to be sold in Russia (including for payments to be accepted for updates and additional features of the software), taking into account the tax risks. 
Pepeliaev Group’s lawyers provided legal and tax support to the large gold-mining company
Lawyers and auditors of Pepeliaev Group provided legal and tax support to the client in a project involving the acquisition of Chulbatkan gold deposit. 
Description of the tax consequences and risks of the transfer of integral improvements in leased property Drafted an opinion for one of the world's largest logistics companies, containing a description of the tax consequences and risks of the transfer of integral improvements in leased property from the former tenant to the new tenant.
Advised a shipping company in connection with changes in Russian tax legislation Advised a shipping company in connection with changes in Russian tax legislation regarding the taxation of foreign companies as applied to the operations of the client’s group of companies.
Advised a Russian subsidiary of a large Germany-based logistics operator Advised a Russian subsidiary of a large Germany-based logistics operator on double taxation issues when equipment is supplied from Russia into Finland. 
Legal support to one of the world’s largest shipping companies regarding various tax issues Provided legal support to one of the world’s largest shipping companies regarding various tax issues, including:
  • drafting documentation with regard to the transfer prices applied by group companies when intra-group services are provided, in particular: organising the transportation and freight of vessels and other transportation-related services; 
  • assessing whether it was reasonable for foreign sea vessels to be transferred under the Russian flag with a view to obtaining the opportunity to use tax benefits granted to ship owners by the Russian Tax Code;
  • in conjunction with Uzbek lawyers, preparing opinion analysing the tax consequences of the operations of a unit of the company located in Uzbekistan.
Tax risks of a freight contract Drafted a legal opinion regarding the tax risks a shipping company may face in connection with a freight contract 
The Russian Constitutional Court has upheld Sony Mobile’s appeal, which was prepared by lawyers from Pepeliaev Group
The Russian Constitutional Court has broadened the range of possibilities to protect taxpayers' rights
Pepeliaev Group has successfully defended a major foreign bank in a case concerning the deduction of expenses relating to futures transactions for profit tax purposes
IMMOFINANZ sells logistics portfolio to Blackstone IMMOFINANZ has signed a contract with Blackstone for the sale of its entire logistics portfolio. The transaction covers all 36 logistics standing investments with approx. one million sqm of rentable space, which are located for the most part in Germany (24 properties) as well as in Hungary (5), Romania (3), Poland (2), Slovakia (1) and Russia (1). Blackstone will also purchase three development projects with approx. 65,000 sqm currently under construction in Hamburg (DE), Bucharest and Ploiesti (RO), which will be completed by IMMOFINANZ, as well as land reserves. Blackstone will integrate all the assets into Logicor, its European logistics platform. Pepeliaev Group provided legal support within the Russian aspects of this transaction.
Working out the founding principles of the new regulation for leasing relationships Pepeliaev Group lawyers have worked out founding principles of the new regulation for leasing relationships.
Representing companies of TELE2 group in tax disputes Our tax lawyers successfully represented companies of TELE2 group in a number of disputes with regard to a foreign shareholder being recognised as the actual recipient of income.
Successfully protecting the interests of a credit institution in a dispute with the tax authority Lawyers from Pepeliaev Group’s tax practice successfully defended the interests of a credit institution in a dispute with the tax authority.
Proving the right to deduct the VAT on the restoration of architectural monuments in the Russian Supreme Court Lawyers from Pepeliaev Group’s tax practice successfully defended the interests of a company that owns a building which is an architectural monument of national significance in St Petersburg.
Advising on the preparation of uniform methodology and the procedure for the calculation of profit generated by controlled foreign companies ("CFC") of the Gazprom group Pepeliaev Group was selected to advise Gazprom PJSC; it won in a public tender for advisory services.
Settlement of a tax dispute at the pre-trial stage Pepeliaev Group’s lawyers succeeded in settling at the pre-trial stage a tax dispute regarding a VAT refund of RUB 906 million for one of Russia's largest precious metals refineries.
Preparing objections to a field tax audit report Lawyers of the St Petersburg Tax Practice successfully completed a project to prepare objections against the field tax audit report drafted in relation to our client, an entrepreneur.