Igor Smirnov

Senior partner. Head of Tax Practice

  • Finance University under the Government of the Russian Federation, specialisation in «Banking & Finance»
  • Recommended by the international rating agency The Legal 500
  • Recommended among the leading experts in Taxation in Russia by Kommersant
  • Recommended by Pravo.ru 300 in Tax consulting category
  • Recognized as the Expert of the Year by Global Advisory Experts
  • Recognized as an outstanding expert in the field of taxation 2021 by Financier Worldwide
  • Recognized by ITR World Tax among Highly regarded practitioners in General Corporate Tax category
  • Highly recommended in Corporate Tax category by Leaders League
Key competencies
  • Tax, legal and accounting advisory for Russian companies and foreign companies working  in Russia
  • Advisory for Russian companies with respect to operating within foreign jurisdictions
  • Restructuring of major assets in Russia and abroad in order to improve tax efficiency; M&A transaction servicing
  • Managing tax units and their cooperation with business units
  • Tax advisory with respect to fund raising
  • Developing a transfer pricing methodology
  • Tax M&A work including due diligence, SPA and transaction documentation review, structuring  and PMI
  • Tax review audit within the IFRS audit
  • Managing financial accounting for a group of companies
  • Building finance services (budgeting, treasury, financial and management accounting and reporting, and financial and tax planning)
  • Government relations (GR)

Industry specialization: oil & gas industry, energy & utilities industry, mining industry, metallurgical and chemical industry, infrastructure and oilfield services

  • Has over 11 year’s experience in executive positions at the Big Four companies.
  • Has considerable professional experience as a CFO for commercial companies, including an infrastructure holding company
  • Has been working in tax consulting for more than 21 years