allTax law firm in Kiev has a team of 12 tax legal practitioners. The firm advises in all areas of tax and transfer pricing. Victor Sereda is the managing partner leading the transfer pricing practice with the support of Artem Sereda, partner, and Victoria Yaroshenko. The team has experience advising clients in the agribusiness, IT, energy, oil and gas, real estate and construction, and goods trading sectors.
Asters merged with EPAP Ukraine in October 2018, bolstering its tax practice. It is specialised in structuring issues for debt and equity securities issues, lending, providing security, corporate reorganisations, M&A, real estate, joint ventures, and more. It has advised numerous multinationals such as UBS Investment Bank, Visa, Siemens Healthcare and many others. Oleksiy Didkovskiy is the managing partner; Alexey Khomyakov and Constantin Solyar are the two other tax partners.
Avellum’s tax and transfer pricing practice is led by tax partner Vadim Medvedev. The team offers full TP services regarding TP compliance and TP dispute support.
The firm represented a toys company in a tax dispute regarding its transfer of tax losses from a transferring company during a merger, and its TP operations with Hong Kong-based suppliers. The team prepared objections against the tax authority’s tax assessment notice, valued at $14 million, and produced documentation supporting the client’s compliance with the arm’s-length principle, which led to the tax authority overturning its decision.
Baker McKenzie’s transfer pricing practice is highly recommended for its one-stop-shop services encompassing TP contentious and non-contentious advice. Hennadiy Voytsitskyi, tax partner, leads the TP practice. Some of the areas the team has extensive experience advising on include TP compliance, preparation and filing of TP documentation, legal support during TP audits and TP modelling.
DLA Piper’s transfer pricing team is recommended for its full service. The team consists of economists, lawyers and tax advisers assisting with APAs, TP documentation, TP policy design, TP analysis and more. Tax advisers Dmytro Rylovnikov and Lyudmyla Dzhurylyuk specialise in transfer pricing.
Emergex Business Solutions is a consulting firm that has been advising clients on transfer pricing matters since 2014. The practice specialises in preparing transfer pricing documentation and producing TP reports; controlled transaction reports are also a key service provided by the team. There are five practitioners -- with expertise in accounting, legislation, taxation and corporate finance –experienced in industries such as IT, agriculture, logistics, machinery and more. Alina Bakulina heads the transfer pricing team.
Bakulina assisted a Ukrainian group company with reporting its controlled transactions and preparing a TP documentation on imports of polyurethanes.
The EUCON Legal Group provides full transfer pricing services. Larysa Vrublevska, partner, heads the transfer pricing practice. In the past 12 months the TP team has implemented more than 50 TP projects such as TP reporting and documentation. The transfer pricing team has added new services such as development and adaptation of internal regulations for client’s compliance with the transfer pricing legislation, benchmarking, conducting audits of business transactions, and more.
The firm assisted Teliani Trading Ukraine, an alcohol beverage distributor, with full TP documentation on controlled transactions, analysed the economic activity of the enterprise, and identified all TP risks.
The EMEIA Tax Center at EY is organised as a supranational entity covering the entire Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA) region, with its intercompany effectiveness and operational transfer pricing practice serving clients’ needs across all jurisdictions. Igor Chufarov, partner, is the transfer pricing leader and is supported by two managers specialising in TP. The practice has substantial experience in assisting in complex cross-border transactions and providing advice with TP compliance, preparing master files and local files, and benchmarking studies with its vast resources and database.
During the past 12 months the TP team has assisted a number of MNEs with TP audits such as preparing TP documentation and reports on controlled transactions going back several years. This also included reviewing and commenting on the benchmark studies produced by the tax authority.
WTS Tax Legal Consulting, a member of WTS Global and registered as KM Partners in Ukraine, is a consulting firm specialising in tax, legal and professional services and offers transfer pricing services. The team has been providing its legal services since 1999. Its practice provides a full range of services concerning transfer pricing issues such as reports on controlled transactions, TP documentation, TP auditing assistance, transfer pricing, appeals on tax assessments and punitive measures, and more.
During the research period the TP practice team was engaged in supporting and representing industry-leading companies in the energy and oil, agriculture and manufacture industries. Some of the clients’ demands were to support with TP documentation, designing and implementing TP policy, TP disputes, and more.
Sergiy Popov, tax partner, heads the tax and legal department at KPMG. Konstantin Karpushin, tax partner, heads the transfer pricing and dispute resolution practice. The firm has strengthened its TP team with new recruitment Mykola Mishyn, senior manager, who is head of the transfer pricing group, and has promoted Volodymyr Chyzhykov to director. Its dedicated transfer pricing team is experienced in the following industries: FMCG, agricultural, IT, financial institutions, metals and mining.
Sayenko Kharenko’s tax team of 10 practitioners provide a one-stop-shop service to domestic and international clients. Serhiy Verlanov, partner, is the head of the tax and transfer pricing practice. The firm has advised clients from sectors such as agriculture, banking, chemicals, FMCG, IT, mining, oil and gas, and retail. Some of its largest clients are Philip Morris Ukraine, Kyivstar and Engelhart Commodities Trading Partners (ECTP) Ukraine.