Tax Partner Vasilii Markov joins Dentons’ St. Petersburg office with 7 strong team

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Partner Vasilii Markov has joined Dentons as Head of the Tax group in St. Petersburg. He has brought with him a team of seven tax practitioners with extensive experience in tax benefits and government incentives.

Markov comes to Dentons from Deloitte, where he was Head of the Technology, Media and Telecommunications practice in the Tax and Legal department. He has more than 11 years’ experience advising Russian and international clients on tax matters, with a primary focus on the technology sector. He holds a PhD in economics.

Victor Naumov, Managing Partner of Dentons’ St. Petersburg office said, “I am delighted to welcome Vasilii and his high-powered team to our Firm. His experience of successfully implementing large, complex projects for both businesses and government authorities in the CIS and his unique knowledge of tax incentives in Russia will certainly strengthen our Tax practice. Vasilii will also help expand our tax offering in innovation, digital economy and public-private partnerships.”

Partner Dzhangar Dzhalchinov, Head of Dentons’ Tax practice in Russia said, “Vasilii Markov’s team will considerably strengthen our expertise in the area of tax benefits and will add a new line: state support services. We have long sought a practitioner to address the growing client demand in technology, media and telecommunications projects, and Vasilii is a market leader in this area.”

 Commenting on his appointment, Vasilii Markov said, “I am very glad to join such a dynamically developing Tax practice and can’t wait to start working as part of this professional team.”

This is the second team to join Dentons’ Tax practice in Russia in 2017.  Earlier in the year, a team of five tax professionals joined from Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners. The Tax practice has now grown to 29 practitioners in Russia and is rated one of the leading practices in the country (ranked Band 1 by Chambers Europe 2017).  Dentons also recently strengthened its Europe Tax group with the recruitment of several new partners in the Netherlands, Italy and Benelux.

Sandra Hazan, Co-head of Dentons’ global Tax group, said, “Dentons is committed to developing our Tax practice into one of the leaders on the continent by investing into quality talent in key markets.  Over the last two years, we have doubled the size of the practice to more than 100 tax advisors across Europe.”

The practice provides a full spectrum of domestic and international tax and legal services, including tax planning and compliance, tax incentives, restructuring, due diligence, M&A support, dispute resolution, and transfer pricing. The team also provides all types of customs law services, including compliance, supply chain, customs declarations, customs value, and classification of imported goods

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