“KM Partners has a comprehensive tax advisory and litigation practice, and advised on more than 200 tax matters in 2012, including representing multinationals in complex disputes. At the moment, the firm is heavily involved in tax litigations and fiscal related litigations with customs. The practice is led by Alexander Minin, who along with partner Alexander Shemiatkin works across the whole spectrum of tax issues.

In the past year, these issues included developing and working out a model to solve a client’s problem related to a dispute with the tax authorities concerning large amounts of excessive energy consumption attributed to the firm. They also included conducting a pre-acquisition due diligence review with a specific focus on permanent establishment risk issues for the Ukrainian part of the business of an international software company”.