Donat Podnyek

Partner, Tax & Legal, People Services

KPMG in the CIS

Donat has been working with KPMG in Moscow since 1999 and has more than 12 years of advisory experience in taxation. He is responsible for providing tax advice to local and multinational companies operating in different industries and to individuals. Donat specializes in structuring assignments of multinational companies' employees to Russia and abroad, including cross-border tax planning, implementing local/adjustment of global stock based incentive plans for various levels of employees in Russia, restructuring remuneration and employment arrangements, taxing individuals and their family members in Russia and abroad and structuring the sale of individuals’ businesses. Donat also has extensive experience in personal tax, labor and payroll compliance.

In the Media


Comments for Vedomosti on the risks of revoking golden passports granted to Russians.

Comments​ for Forbes on the termination of the exchange of tax information between Russia and the United Kingdom.

Comments for Vedomosti of 28 FebruaryRBCKommersant of 1 FebruaryVedomosti of 3 FebruaryIzvestia, and Kommersant of 4 February on the issues of capital amnesty against the background of sanctions.


Comments for Izvestia on tightening fiscal control over winnings from bookmakers.

Comments for RBC PRO on the amendments to Russian tax legislation introduced in Q2 2021.

Comments for Izvestia on why Russian bloggers are exempt from US taxes.

Comments for on the outlook for a progressive tax scale in Russia.

Comment for on the NDFL payment by Russians citizens from operations with cryptocurrencies.

For an archive of the speaker's earlier comments, interviews, and articles for the media see here

Areas of expertise
Employment Compensation, Benefits and Employment Tax Employment Tax Advisory Equity Compensation Global Mobility Services Tax Management Consulting Tax Services to Individuals
Education and qualifications
  • Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), Accounting and Audit