Galina Akchurina

Galina Akchurina

Partner, Tax and Legal

KPMG in the CIS

Galina joined KPMG in Moscow in 2021. She is a Partner at Tax and Legal. Before joining KPMG Galina had worked for an international audit and advisory firm for 18 years, for 11 years she had been head of department of tax protection for business, as a partner she was responsible for services related to prevention and resolution of tax disputes. During the years of practice the total sum of tax claims, successfully disputed by Galina, and taxes, returned to companies, exceeded USD2 bn.

Galina specializes in providing services related to resolution of tax disputes, including legal support of tax audits and pre-audit analysis, preparation of companies for tax audits, including TP audits, support in various tax control measures, including interrogations, inspections, attachments, etc. Galina also specializes in out-of-court tax dispute settlement and representing taxpayers’ interests in courts of all instances, in refund the overpayment, structuring of business and transactions, including the assessment of tax risks of planned transactions and business models, as well as in preparation of tax compliance.  

Galina has extensive experience of working with companies from oil and gas, chemical and petrochemical industries, power sector, agribusiness, mining, food industry, aircraft industry, retail, construction, IT, pharmaceutical industry.

Galina Akchurina is a teacher of MBA programs at National Research University “Higher School of Economics”, specialization: Finance, module: Tax Law. She lectures on taxation issues at Statut Law School, and at IRSOT.

Galina is regularly among leading Russia’s lawyers according to international ratings. Best Lawyers 2022 rating included Galina into the list of Russia’s best lawyers in the nominations “Tax Law” and “Services for Oil and Gas Companies”, in 2021 Galina was recognized as the tax lawyer of the year. Galina has also been recognized as the leader of Tax Law nomination by international ratings The Legal 500 EMEA 2021, World Tax 2021, World TP, Tax Controversy Leaders, Women in Tax. She also ranks among best lawyers in the nomination Tax Law of a leading international law rating Chambers Europe 2021. 


In the Media

Comments for Kommersant Supplement on trends in the field of economic disputes.

Comment for Kommersant newspaper on Supreme Court’s landmark decision that taxmen have no right to block citizens’ personal accounts out of court.

Comment for «Vedomosti»RBC Pro and  VTimes on Supreme Court’s landmark decision on tax arrangement.

Education and qualifications
  • 1999, qualification of accountant granted at Plekhanov Russian Academy of Economics (Moscow)

  • 2000, graduated from Moscow State Law Academy

  • 2020 graduated from joint program of Skolkovo business school and IMD – LIFT (Leadership Identity Foundation and Transformation)