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What he specialises in

Ivan Khamenushko specialises in financial law in the following areas:
  • taxation; 
  • foreign currency regulation. 
Ivan has more than 20 years of experience in his areas of expertise. He advises clients, provides legal support during audits, and participates in settling clients' disputes with state authorities both in court as well as out of court.

His main achievements

Ivan’s professional experience includes having advised and protected clients in numerous cases for major Russian and international companies.

Ivan’s projects include:
  • providing support during a tax audit of a major energy supply organisation. Claims from the tax authority for additional tax exceeding RUB 2 billion were halved after objections to the audit report were considered; the remaining part of the claims was dismissed by the Russian Federal Tax Service, which admitted that the arguments stated in the appeal were justified;
  • providing support during a tax audit of an international financial company. During the audit, the tax authority raised claims relating to thin capitalisation. At the stage when the objections were considered, notwithstanding the opposing case law, Ivan managed to put forward arguments that there were no grounds to apply the thin capitalisation rules in this situation. The claims were withdrawn in full;
  • developing and successfully implementing methodology for supporting documentation in relation to the taxation of hedging transaction (dozens of projects implemented; with the documents he prepared helping the clients to successfully pass tax audits).

What they say

Legal 500 mentions Ivan as “a key figure in taxation”.

According to International Tax Review, Ivan Khamenushko is recognised as the leading figure in tax and finance who works primarily with banks and on investment and insurance matters. 

Publications

04.06.2020
Pepeliaev Group has been again recognised as Law Firm of the Year for Tax Law according to Best Lawyers™ 2021*
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16.04.2020
Pepeliaev Group presents TerraLex’s cross-border guide to mining rights
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31.03.2020
Valentina Orlova figures at the top of the World Trademark Review – 1000 international rating
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