Valentin's core specialism is tax advice and tax dispute resolution. His track record includes a number of major tax advisory projects and successful representation of taxpayers in commercial courts, including precedent-setting cases. Valentin's tax practice focuses on de-offshorization, customs clearance and overseas asset restructuring for Russian clients.
Valentin has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, including international, and spearheaded international teams of lawyers in M&A structuring projects. Valentin's skill set allows him to manage such deals end-to-end – from negotiation and project paperwork to arrangements with creditors.
Also successful in representing major auto players in consumer claims, providing redress for creditors in bankruptcy proceedings and court representation of AGP's clients in cases involving various areas of law.
Authored several dozen publications on tax-related subjects.
Won litigation over separate VAT accounting (precedent-setting judgment).
Developed a corporate governance model for a foreign investment holding company to avoid Russian tax residency.
Restructured overseas assets for a number of clients, private investors, in compliance with the Russian regulatory requirements for controlled foreign companies.
Advised and successfully represented a software distributor in litigation against tax office over documentation of the license fee payee's tax residency (precedent-setting judgment).
Represented a major meat product manufacturer in a challenge to the application of a discounted VAT rate (10%) to its products.