World Tax 2016

Alexander Minin is a senior partner at WTS Tax Legal Consulting (formerly known as KM Partners) and supervisor of the tax department at the firm, which comprises 4 partners and more than 20 other fee earners. Ivan Shynkarenko was promoted to partner at the start of 2015, recognized for his proficiency in handling international tax and transfer pricing matters.

The firm specializes in offering tax, legal and financial support to clients all over the world, strengthened by WTS Global integrated network of professionals, with considerable experience of consulting clients in matters relating to agribusiness, agrochemicals and biotechnologies, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), retail, food and beverages, as well as logistics and transport.

Professionals at the firm are well-versed in Ukrainian and pan-European tax law, strengthening their ability to represent clients before the courts and effectively communicate with the local tax authorities. In one case, professionals at the firm used a carefully developed strategy to represent a client in a case against the tax authorities, who were challenging the right of the taxpayer to offset CPT advance payment liabilities against existing CPT overpayments. WTS Tax Legal managed to obtain a positive decision from the Higher Administrative Court of Ukraine.

A group of attorneys continue to assist clients in criminal proceedings in Ukraine under the name KM Partners.