Traditionally, in April The Legal 500 announces the results of their legal market research.
The Tax Law practice of KPMG in Ukraine has been ranked in the first tier of the rating. This result is the same as a year ago. Sergey Popov, Partner, Head of Tax and Legal Department is mentioned among the leading experts of this practice.
“At KPMG Ukraine, Sergey Popov, Head of Tax and Legal, Konstantin Karpushin, Head of Transfer Pricing and Tax Disputes Resolution, and Oksana Olekhova, Head of Tax Advisory, are the key partners of the sizeable team that handles legal support, financial and deal advisory work, corporate finance and valuation services, forensic services, and management and risk consulting issues. Transfer pricing and tax disputes resolution are rapidly growing elements of the firm's business, while it remains busy with buy-side and vendor tax due diligence in M&A deals, compliance management and international tax structuring,” noted the researcher.
Commercial, Corporate and M&A practice demonstrated sustainable results by entering the third tier. KPMG Ukraine provides multi-disciplinary support in complex M&A deals, covering legal, tax and financial due diligence, legal and tax structuring, anti-trust clearance and deal closure. Well-known for its expertise in the taxation area, the firm regularly advises on tax-efficient structuring cross-border transactions. KPMG experts have also been active in the renewable energy sector, advising foreign investors on their entry into the Ukrainian market through acquisitions. Sergey Popov, Head of Tax and Legal, Yuriy Katser, Head of Legal Services, and Oksana Olekhova, Head of Tax Advisory, are the leading practitioners. Energy and Dispute Resolution practices were also included in the third tier of the ranking.
The researchers noted that KPMG Ukraine handles corporate and M&A, compliance, tax and regulatory matters relating to the development of energy projects. The clients of the practice include international oil and gas companies entering the Ukrainian market, as well as developers of renewable energy projects.
In addition, KPMG Ukraine has a growing and varied workload of high-value cases. Best known for tax disputes, the firm also handles a broad range of commercial litigations, including land disputes and cases concerning dividend distribution. Sergey Popov, Head of Tax and Legal, and Yuriy Katser, Head of Legal Services, are the main practitioners. Clients say that the firm is 'thorough and creative' and that Mr. Katser is 'quick on his feet'.
This year, The Legal 500 for the first time has distinguished our Private Client practice, which was highly recommended by the clients and entered the second tier. “KPMG Ukraine has a rapidly growing pipeline of private client work. Sergey Popov, Head of Tax and Legal, Oksana Olekhova, Head of Tax Advisory, and Oleksandr Boboshko, Head of International Tax, advise high-net-worth individuals on the structuring of private investments in numerous jurisdictions. Among the team's clients are individuals seeking assistance with personal tax residence and wealth management issues,” mentioned the researcher.
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