Changes in Russian and European tax legislation affecting business in Russia

24 October | 9:00-10:30 am GMT+1 / 10:00-11:30 am GMT+3
Language: English

About the event

This year, several decisions have been taken by European countries and Russia in the field of tax legislation. These decisions will affect the financial and tax obligations of companies and multinational enterprises working and investing in Russia.

The mutual blacklisting of the EU and Russia is having a significant impact on the possible tax consequences regardless of revisions of the legal framework. Mutual transparency, facilitated by the OECD and other international institutions, had been making taxpayers’ life easier, but the situation has become more complex since the mutual interchange of financial information was called into question.

At our event, we will revisit international taxation questions influencing group finances on both sides, and share our ideas on the following topics:

  • withholding tax
  • permanent establishment
  • tax exemption for certain expenses
  • transfer pricing
  • taxation of international transport
  • control over controlled foreign companies


  • Inclusion of Russia in EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions 
    Speaker: Michal Zdyb, Tax Advisor, SCHNEIDER GROUP Poland
  • Suspension of provisions of 38 Double Tax Treaties of Russia
  • Inclusion of 51 jurisdictions in new offshore list of Russian Ministry of Finance

Contact person for all event-related questions: Laurie Pirson,

About speakers

Ekaterina Lakatosh
Head of Tax Practice, Moscow

Ekaterina joined SCHNEIDER GROUP in 2017 as senior tax expert. She has in-depth knowledge in value-added tax, corporate taxation, foreign currency control, and international tax structuring, including double taxation treaties.  She has over 20 years of experience. 

Ekaterina specialises in supporting SCHNEIDER GROUP’s customers during tax audits, in tax dispute resolution, and in comprehensive tax due diligence. International and Russian companies from pharmaceutical, construction, consulting, insurance, retail, and IT industries rely on Ekaterina’s professional expertise. 

She graduated with an honours degree in Law from the Academic Law University at the Institute of State and Law of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow), and completed an advanced course in Tax Consultancy at Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation in 2017.

Artem Ardashev
Senior Tax Associate, Moscow

Artem joined the company in 2013 as tax expert. He advises Russian and international companies on taxation and transfer pricing rules applications in Russia.

Artem has more than 8 years of experience in transfer pricing, advising companies from automotive, engineering, IT, mechanical engineering, fashion, construction, FMCG, and power generation industries. 

Prior to joining SCHNEIDER GROUP, Artem worked for one of the Big Four consulting companies in Moscow.
He graduated from Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation with a degree in Taxation and has a master’s degree in International Tax Planning.


SCHNEIDER GROUP has been helping businesses to expand to new geographical markets since 2003, offering a full range of business support services: from developing strategy for successful market-entry to helping arrange or optimize accounting, reporting and financial planning processes and establishing efficient IT infrastructures.

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