Russian Tax Week
1-6 April 2019, Moscow – Saint Petersburg

Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation
Saint Petersburg State University of Economics

Satellite Events 2018

PwC invites your company’s tax department to take part in our new Corporate Tax Award 2018 contest and in the In-house Tax Function Benchmarking Survey. To take part, submit your application by 30 April 2018!

The Corporate Tax Awards is a unique annual contest jointly established by PwC and the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) in 2016. The awards identify and promote best practices in taxation, recognise the professional successes of tax leaders and bring together high-level tax experts in a collaborative community.

In 2018, awards will be granted in the following categories:

This year, the contest coincides with the In-house Tax Function Benchmarking Survey, a research project on corporate tax processes. Participants in this project will later receive the statistical results from the survey.

To submit an application to participate in the contest, the survey or in both of these initiatives, go to

Apply now and maybe you and your team will be the winners in one of the categories! The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony to be held in October 2018.

You can also contact the organisers by email or by phone at +7 (495) 967-60-00 (ext. 2231).

The Polycon Journey — Practical International Tax Planning Master Class

April 9, 2018, 15:15 - 18:00
Finance University

Dmitry Zapol, IFS (UK)

Language: English

The Polycon journey was the basis of a leading international tax reference book for 30 years, International Tax Systems and Planning Techniques, as well as the MA course in international tax law at the University of London for the past 5 years. The workshop starts with an explanation of an entrepreneur’s invention developed by the manufacturing entity, the company's overseas expansion with warehousing facilities, representative offices and then sales subsidiaries, corporate acquisitions made to expand the global reach of the company followed by an IPO as the company’s financial requirements dictate for its future growth. The appropriate holding company regimes, along with financing and licensing techniques are examined along with investment vehicles for real estate and other fringe activities, with the final stage being the creation of a private equity fund under the newly branded Eyemax umbrella.

For free registration, please follow the link

Building International Tax Strategies

April 11, 2018,
Master class program 16:00 – 17:45,
Cocktails 17:45 – 18:30
DLA Piper Rus Limited, 25, Leontievsky pereulok, Moscow

Meeting "substance" requirement as a key element of a successful international Holding, Finance or IP structure.

Senior tax partners of international tax group of DLA Piper on April 11, 2018 will provide an overview about building a successful tax strategy for international operations and extension of the business. The master class will center on sharing DLA Piper experts' practical experience of using international tax instruments relevant to outbound investments of Russian multinational companies as well as cross-border transactions of local subsidiaries of foreign group companies.



  1. Overview. WHY "substance" is vital:
    • Substance: the key to ETR management?
    • Transfer pricing substance
    • Access to tax treaties in the presence of multilateral instrument
  2. Investing into the US?
    • Some observations on US Tax Reform and substance
  3. What are the substance requirements?
    • Holding companies - new trends and developments
      • New domestic rules
      • Russia's specifics
    • Financing companies
      • Simple loan structures v treasury activities
      • Beneficial ownership v principal purpose test
    • IP holding
      • DEMPE - what does it mean / how to apply in practice
      • IP box regime vs DEMPE
  4. Managing uncertainty / controversy
    • Use of the MAP
    • Rulings

Participation and registration

To be registered as a participant of the seminar please email your full name, position and company name to:
Marina Piotrovskaya
Head of Marketing and PR Department

Attending the seminar is free of charge and requires confirmed registration. The seminar is not intended for law/consultancy firms. Registration will be closed as soon as specific number of participants is registered due to the limited number of seats. The number of participants representing one company may be limited.

You will receive registration confirmation by email. If you do not receive confirmation or have any queries, please do not hesitate to call DLA Piper on: +7 (812) 448-72-00.

Current issues in capital gain taxation in international context (panel discussion)

April 11, 2018, 16:30 - 18:00

Finance University

Organizer: Laboratory of Tax Policy Research, RANEPA

Language: English

For free registration, please follow the link

25th Anniversary International Scientific Conference "Lomonosov - 2018"

April 12, 2018
Moscow State University, Higher School of State Audit

The organizers of the conference: Higher School of State Audit of Moscow State University, the journal "Vestnik Universiteta"

Language: English

The session “International financial cooperation. Analysis of best practices of the de-offshorization” will be the part of the Annual conference Lomonosov – 2018. The open lecture of the prof. Giuseppe Marino (Milano State University, Italy) regarding the new trends in preventing tax evasion and fraud will be followed by the presentations of participants and discussion. Students and young scientist are welcome to attend this discussion and to analyze the new trends implemented in the international context as well as within the European Union, with the aim to prevent international tax evasion and fraud, with reference to both private individuals taxpayers and corporate taxpayers.

For the registration, please follow the link

Should you have any questions about participation, please contact

Second Moscow International Tax Congress

April 13, 2018
Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation

Organizers: ROS-IFA (the Russian branch of the International Financial Association), Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, Legal portal

Expert support: Freytak & Sons. Law office, members of the International Association of law firms – Interlegal, members of the International accountancy group – EuraAudit International.

Working language: Russian, English.

On March 2017 First Moscow International Tax Congress was successfully held in Moscow together with the International association Interlegal. Experts from the USA, Switzerland, Cyprus, Greece, the United Kingdom and Russia, as well as the representatives of the State Duma of the Russian Federation and public officials were invited to speak at the Congress. Based on the success in the professional community the event had the previous year and on the multiple positive feedbacks from the participants, Freytak & Sons. Law office invites to the Second Moscow International Tax Congress, organized within the Russian International Tax Week.

Second Moscow International Tax Congress represents a unique opportunity for the experience exchange with the experts and colleagues in the field of taxation from different countries. A constructive analysis of both national and international taxation regimes will allow businesses to make economically correct and balanced decisions in their usual business turnover and contributes to increasing certainty in the practice of application of tax legislation. All these factors definitely serve to strengthen the grounds for developing the business activity in the Russian region and the economic growth in the Russian Federation as a whole.

To learn more about the results of the Moscow International Tax Congress and other professional events of the law firm, please, follow the link:

For all the inquiries concerning the registration and participation in the Congress, please, contact us at:

15th Anniversary International Scientific and Practical Conference "Tax Law in Decisions of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation"

April 13-14, 2018
Moscow State University, Faculty of Law

The organizers of the conference: the journal "Nalogoved", the Faculty of Law of Moscow State University, the Law School "Statut"

Expert support: Law Firm “Pepeliaev Group”

Language: Russian

Annual conferences dedicated to decisions of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation on tax and legal issues are not so much academic, as an important public event. Professionals in taxation sum up the results of the Court's activity in the tax sphere over the past year, assess the decisions made by it, mark achievements and forfeits.

Constructive analysis and business criticism of the acts issued by the Court are aimed at improving its positions, contributing to the development of the doctrine of tax law and Russian legislation. All of this, of course, serves to strengthen the constitutional and legal foundations of business activity and economic growth in Russia.

For more information about past conferences, see

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