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What she specialises in

Valentina has been specialising in tax law for almost 20 years.
She has extensive experience of advising clients on taxes, specifically, on how to substantiate VAT and profit tax deductions and refunds, VAT recovery, and the calculation and payment of excise duties.

Valentina also oversees and is personally involved in transfer pricing projects.


Her main achievements

Valentina Akimova has significant experience in representing clients in courts regarding tax disputes. In particular:
  • recently, Valentina has been involved in representing clients in disputes over VAT on incentive payments, and this work has been influential in establishing positive case law for taxpayers. This is of great importance for taxpayers engaged in almost all branches of the economy;
  • further, Valentina is involved in projects to draft necessary amendments to tax legislation and substantiate same. One of her recent projects was to draft amendments to article 154 of the Russian Tax Code with respect to incentive payments for complying with certain terms of a contract.


What they say

Valentina Akimova is active in tax consultancy work. Her practice covers questions regarding transfer pricing and VAT, while she also represents clients in court (Chambers Global).

Valentina Akimova is a “smart tax specialist”, according to sources. Her practice covers a wide range of tax matters such as VAT, income tax and excise duties (Chambers Europe).

Publications

19.02.2020
Pepeliaev Group retains its prominent placings in Chambers Global 2020
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14.02.2020
The National Research University Higher School of Economics has held the annual forum “Legal challenges of the healthcare industry in 2020”, organised jointly with Pepeliaev Group
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03.02.2020
Pepeliaev Group’s experts share recent news on intra-group services
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