Maxim Vladimirov

Tax advisor (RU), Lawyer (RU)
Associated Partner
Practice Group: Tax

Maxim Vladimirov is head of the Tax & Private clients practice of the Noerr Moscow office. He has over 18 years' experience in providing tax advice to global corporations and Russian clients. Maxim’s practice covers a broad range of issues concerning foreign holding regimes, M&A and restructuring deals, foreign direct investments (including investment agreements), transfer pricing as well as taxation of financial transactions. Maxim acts for a number of Russian and international clients, mainly in the industrial production, IT, retail, automotive and pharmaceutical industries.

Expertise

  • Russian and international tax law
  • Holding structures
  • Due diligence
  • Company acquisition and structuring
  • Foreign direct investments
  • Tax optimized financing
  • Transfer pricing

Career

  • International economic relations studies at State Management Academy (Russia)
  • Legal studies at Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia)
  • Many years experience with international Big Four auditing and consulting companies in Russia
  • At Noerr since 2010

Selected Projects

  • Leading German energy group (natural gas): Structuring of Russian portfolio investments
  • Well known German cement manufacturer: Tax due diligence of a number of acquisitions in Russia for a well known German cement manufacturer
  • The largest Russian magnesium producer and supplier: Preparation and implementation of an offshore holding structure
  • Ongoing tax advice to many international groups registered in the EU and the USA, including on joint venture formations, greenfield investments, conclusion of investment agreements, corporate structuring
  • Analysis of tax implications with regard to the intergroup transactions for automotive, retail and pharmaceutical clients
  • Review of activity and documentation concerning transfer pricing for a leading supplier of electronic games in Russia and for a Russian based production group with international holding structure

Distinctions

  • One of the best experts for tax law in Russia, Best Lawyers (2013 – 2021)
  • Acknowledged for tax in Russia, Chambers Europe (2015 – 2020)
  • Recommended for tax in Russia, The Legal 500 EMEA (2013, 2017 – 2020) 
  • Recommended for tax in Russia, Kommersant (2017 – 2020)
  • One of the best experts for tax in Russia, Chambers Global (2015)  
  • One of the best lawyers for international trade, Best Lawyers (2013 – 2019)
  • "Maxim Vladimirov of Noerr is respected for his activity in transfer pricing and due diligence, and advises clients in the context of controlled foreign company legislation". One fellow practitioner notes: "From a quality standpoint, he is very strong. He is additionally fluent in English and German." // Chambers Europe (2016) 

Memberships

  • Head of the practice group on leasing of the Association of European Businesses in Russia
  • Tax group of the German Russian Foreign Chamber

Selected Publications

  • Russia: VAT on electronic services, Lexology, Mondaq 04/2018
  • New Challenge for Leasing Companies in Russia (co-author Kirill Lelchitskiy), DRJV-Mitteilungen, 05/2013, pp. 20-25
  • Taxation of the Luxury Goods, Salon Nedvizhimosti, 03/2013
  • Changes in Russian tax law, Corporate lawyer, 12/2011
  • New transfer pricing regulations, Law and order, 12/2011
  • Methods for transferring infrastructure facilities by developer into the ownership of the municipality (co-authorArsen Ayupov), Corporate lawyer, 11/2011