Nikolai Baranov | KPMG | RU
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Nikolai Baranov

Director, Tax and Legal, Global Compliance Management Services

KPMG in Russia and the CIS

Nikolay worked at KPMG from 2002–2007 in the Tax & Legal Department. Then he moved to one of the top international legal firm, and in 2011, he began leading the tax and finance advisory department there. In 2016 Nikolay rejoined KPMG as a Director in the Tax and Legal department. He has extensive experience of working with major domestic and foreign companies on both Russian and international tax issues, cross-border structuring, and tax dispute resolution. Nikolay’s main areas of expertise include: business structuring in multiple foreign jurisdictions including the EU, Hong Kong, Singapore and China: taxation issues and determining the tax base, structuring of business operations, performing tax assessments of contracts and obtaining tax rulings, organisation of tax and financial accounting for major Russian and international companies in the Russian Federation and abroad, including preparation and provision of reporting in accordance with BEPS requirements, tax audits and developing tax accounting methodologies, development of transfer pricing policies and cost allocation models, obtaining tax and customs benefits, negotiating with state authorities to obtain these benefits, representing clients in disputes with tax and customs authorities, including representation in court.

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Comments for on the rise in the number of demands from clients related to the second phase of capital amnesties.

Comments for on statistics of CIC reporting.


Comments for about the first CFC accounting reference period.

Areas of expertise

Corporate Tax Global Compliance Management Services Statutory Accounts Preparation Tax Tax Accounting Tax Compliance

Education and qualifications

  • Master Degree in Finance, Plekhanov Russian University of Economics

  • Ph.D. in Economics, Plekhanov Russian University of Economics


  • Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA)

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