Partner, Head of Tax & Legal, Head of Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals
KPMG in Ukraine
Sergiy Popov has over 20 years of professional experience advising multinational and local companies on tax and legal issues.
Sergiy’s main focus is international tax planning and structuring investments in Ukraine and abroad. His professional background includes developing tax planning strategies, efficient methods for repatriating foreign earnings, as well as corporate tax compliance and on-going advice on international and Ukrainian tax matters.
Sergiy and his team have significant experience assisting clients with mergers and acquisitions and other corporate restructurings, including tax efficient deal structuring, due diligence assistance, negotiating and preparing share sale and purchase agreements, advising and assisting regarding obtaining relevant approvals from regulatory agencies and the Anti-Monopoly Commission, and registering ownership changes with the relevant authorities.
Experience and knowledge in tax and legal expertise Sergiy and his team share with young specialists within projects for students, conduct lectures, act as guest speakers on the events, and participate in jury during academic competitions. Specialists of Sergiy’s department prepared unique publication dedicated to compliance. As one of the most progressive partners at KPMG, Sergiy initiated participation of the company in legal rankings, in 2016 KPMG became a partner of Ukrainian Bar Association, lawyers of the department hold leading positions among experts of specialized and business media that emphasize strong aspiration to explore new markets, which was not typical for BIG 4 companies previously.
Sergiy Popov is mentioned among leading lawyers according to the ranking Best Lawyers 2017-2020.
In addition, Sergiy Popov was recognized as Tax Lawyer of the Year according to the XIV Legal Awards 2020.