World Tax 2015

“WTS Consulting LLC has a comprehensive tax advisory and litigation practice, and advised on more than 300 tax matters in 2013-2014, including representing multinationals in complex disputes. At the moment the firm is heavily involved in tax and customs. Clients of the firm include brands such as Coca-Cola, Exxon Mobil, Procter & Gamble and Tetra Pak.

The firm’s key matters related to defense work in 2013-2014, such as tax evasion, criminal forgery and criminal negligence. The primary reason for this was a change in Ukrainian law which has been effective since November 2012. As such,  Alexander Minin and Alexander Shemiatkin has been involved in a number of cases over the past year, including a case before the Supreme Court in which a precedent was set for the wider application of the law.

Other key services are related to consulting matters and regulatory disputes with fiscal authorities, in particular, on issues of tax planning, tax compliance, tax optimisation, tax structuring, international tax treaties implementation, tax audits and disputes.

Senior partner Minin is of tax of the firm and runs it in conjunction with Shemiatkin. The duo oversees twenty other fee earners, ten of whom specialise in disputes. The firm has particular specialities in agriculturally-related chemical, biotech and farming industries, as well as food and beverages, FMCG, pharmaceuticals, and the energy sector”.