Cliff Legal Services tax practice specializes in financial and tax planning of investments in Russia as well as on the flow of reverse flows from Russia. We provide a unique integrated approach that has no analogues in the market. Our staff of multi profile specialists allows us to handle questions in the field of:

  • Taxation and customs;
  • Financial analysis and reporting;
  • Regulatory and currency restrictions;
  • Anti-Money Laundering.

For more than 20 years, we have been bearing the expertise in legal support for international tax planning, with this making us the most useful for foreign investors. In our recommendations we take into account not only local Russian law, but also the best practices of the world, including the methods of Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development and the principles of Base erosion and profit shifting. We have been ranked by Legal 500.

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Our principles:

  • Double quality-check analysis;
  • Comprehensive research on Russian and foreign law;
  • Individual approach to each project;
  • Support of any turnkey projects – from planning to implementation.

Our specialists are fluent both in English and Russian. We work under hourly rates on pro rata temporis basis. Whenever possible, the fees for the project are fixed in advance – we are capable of evaluating time needed to research our clients’ matters.


  • Tax consulting on corporate taxation, accompanying tax audits;
  • Advising foreign investors on investment incentives and tax regimes (including Skolkovo Innovation center);
  • Transfer pricing in Russia;
  • Tax advisory on personal income, CFC rules, Private Wealth;
  • International tax structuring and support of M&A transactions, asset protection;
  • Advice on matters of cash flow (Anti-Money Laundering, foreign exchange law);
  • Regulation and taxation of financial relations in Russia (private and corporate investments, securities and funds);
  • Assistance to clients at all stages of interaction with tax authorities, tax disputes in court.

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