Alexander Tokarev

Alexander Tokarev

Partner, Tax & Legal, International Tax

KPMG in the CIS

Alexander has been working with KPMG in Moscow since 2003. He has considerable advisory experience in taxation. Among hid clients are both Russian and foreign companies operating in various sectors of the economy.

Alexander's main areas of expertise are:

  • tax risks' assessment related to “Deoffshorization” legislation in the course of tax review / audits of the Russian and foreign groups
  • diagnostics of the holding, financial, licensing and other structures in view of risks associated with “Deoffshorization” legislation and preparation of recommendations on risks minimization
  • development of holding, financial, trading and licensing structures considering recent trends in Russian and international legislation
  • tax structuring of deals and investments projects, including joint venture structuring
  • tax consulting projects on various Russian and international tax issues

Alexander is actively involved in preparing internal and external KPMG publications for clients, in particular related to the latest “Deoffshorization” legislation, global initiative of the Group 20/OECD in sphere of BEPS, etc.

Alexander also takes part in internal and external conferences on behalf of KPMG, covering international tax issues.


In the Media


An article for Forbes on the consequences of revising the tax agreement with Switzerland.

Comments for Vedomosti on the issues related to exiting the SAR.

Comments for on the deoffshorisarion of Russian companies.

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

Comments for Kommersant on the proceeds to the Russian budget as a result of joining the initiative to introduce a global minimum corporate profits tax of 15%.

Comments for Vedomosti on the outflow of Russian business from foreign jurisdictions.

An article for Izvestia on how businesses can minimise losses from the denunciation of the DTAA with the Netherlands.

Comments for Vedomosti on the denunciation of the DTAA with the Netherlands.

Comments for Kommersant on possible revision of DTAAa with Switzerland, Hong Kong, and the Netherlands.

Comments for IzvestiaKommersantand RBC on the consequences of the denunciation of the DTAA with the Netherlands.​

Comments for RBC PRO on changes to tax legislation introduced in Q1 2021.

Comments for ForbesIzvestiaVedomostiRBCand Kommersant on the denunciation of tax treaty with the Netherlands.

An article for International Tax Review on the outlook for the denunciation of DTAA between Russia and the Netherlands.

Comments for Izvestia on possible denunciation of the DTAA with the Netherlands.

Comments for Vedomosti on the DTAA between Russia and Malta.

Comments for Izvestia on the inclusion of a benefit for private companies in DTAA

Comments for Izvestia on the implications of Brexit for holdings structuring their business through the UK.

Comments for VTimes on tightening the conditions for obtaining tax benefits under the DTAAs with countries that have joined the MLI.

Comments for Vedomosti on the principal purpose test under MLI.

An article for Forbes on how to adapt a business to the new tax realities after the entry into force of the protocol to the DTAA with Cyprus.

Comments for Izvestia on MLI rules to be applied to the DTAA between Russia and Luxembourg from 1 January 2021.

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

Areas of expertise
Corporate Tax Global Location and Expansion Services International Tax Restructuring Services Tax Tax Compliance Tax Structuring Value Chain Management
Education and qualifications
  • Plekhanov Russian Academy of Economics, Taxes and Taxation, honours degree

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