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Taxation

Our tax practice provides tax advice and structuring and assists in prompt resolution of tax disputes. Asters has the experience and the resources to address any tax-related questions in a reliable and effective way. We make ensure that our tax structures are consistent not only with the tax laws but also with the myriad of currency, financial, securities and other regulations existing in Ukraine.

Recognition:

  • Highly rated for taxation in Ukraine
    Chambers Europe 2017
  • Highly ranked for taxation in Ukraine
    The Legal 500: EMEA 2017
  • Leading tax law firm
    Tax Directors Handbook 2016

Representative experience:

  • Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, JP Morgan and UBS Investment Bank on tax aspects of the City of Kyiv USD 150 million Eurobond issue (the first municipal Eurobond offering in Ukraine);
  • MasterCard on tax aspects of its activities in Ukraine;
  • Samsung Electronics in connection with establishment of a Ukrainian subsidiary, cash and in-kind contributions to its authorized capital;
  • Coca-Cola Ukraine on various issues of payroll taxation;
  • NTV Plus, a major Russian TV broadcaster, in connection with taxation of imported software programs and equipment into Ukraine;
  • Telenor, a leading provider of telecommunications services worldwide, and Kyivstar G.S.M., a major Ukrainian telecommunications operator, concerning taxation of multibillion dividends payments, as well as Telenor concerning tax issues related to the restructuring of its shareholding in Kyivstar G.S.M.;
  • TNK-Ukraine on tax implications of the oil supply and stand-by agreements;
  • UkrDebt, a debt collection agency, on tax implications of the acquisition of non-performing loans from a Ukrainian bank;
  • TurboSquid on different tax aspects of acquiring and operating a business of development and sale via Internet of 3D computer models in Ukraine, including transfer of intellectual property rights to the models, Internet domain names, 3D artists and customers management software;
  • WizzAir on different tax aspects of secondment of pilots to the group's Ukrainian subsidiary, including payment of personal income tax, local social security payments, etc.

Featured services:

  • corporate profit tax;
  • individual taxation and payroll taxes;
  • VAT and excises, including VAT refunds;
  • customs duties;
  • oil and gas, mineral production royalties;
  • repatriation of foreign currency revenue;
  • general trade contracts and transfer pricing;
  • financial aid;
  • M&A;
  • dividends;
  • banking services and financial products;
  • securities transactions;
  • distributorship and franchising;
  • debt restructuring;
  • negotiations and correspondence with tax authorities;
  • advice on preparation for tax audits;
  • administrative appeals of tax assessments;
  • tax litigation.
 

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    Publications

    21 March 2017

    Loan gravity (Rus)

    20 March 2017

    M&A environment and trends in Ukraine (Eng)

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