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Tax

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Application of international double tax treaties

Tax residency

International tax structuring

Consulting related to controlled foreign companies (CFC)

Permanent establishments

Tax audits and disputes

Tax consulting

Overview

Every business must consider the possibility of tax inspections and disputes. Therefore we urge our clients to adopt a proactive approach by conducting internal tax audits and keeping up to date on the latest changes in tax law. Helping our clients to be prepared in advance helps them avoid lost time and resources when such inspections and disputes arise.

The GOLAW-team uses a comprehensive, individual approach for every case. We offer not only legal support in the procedures of judicial appeals against tax notices and decisions, but also the development of an individual strategy for interaction with state authorities (the so-called GR-strategy) in order to quickly achieve the set goals and protect the interests of our clients. Whether your business is located on the territory of Ukraine, the European Union (EU), the United States, the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States or elsewhere, our knowledge of Ukrainian law and international standards allow us to find all the answers to national and international taxation questions.

Iryna Kalnytska

Iryna Kalnytska

Partner, Head of Tax practice, Restructuring, Claims and Recoveries practice, Attorney at law

  • Recognitions
  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2021
  • Best Lawyers, Ukraine 2022
  • Who’s Who Legal 2021
  • Ukrainian Law firms. A Handbook for Foreign Clients 2021
  • 50 leading law firms of Ukraine 2020

Experience

  • Advising EGAP on tax consequences of sale of Real Estate by non - resident

    Advising Export Guarantee and Insurance Corporation (EGAP) in the Czech Republic on tax consequences of a sale of Real Estate and movable property located in Ukraine in favor of the resident of Ukraine.

  • Advising ProCredit Bank on tax consequences of foreclosure on the collateral

    Advising ProCredit Bank on the tax consequences of foreclosure on immovable and movable property transferred to the bank as collateral under the mortgage and pledge agreements.

  • Appealing of the tax inspection’s results for Inditex Group

    Judicial appeal of the results of the tax inspection of the company in Inditex Group as a result of which the tax authority made an unlawful decision on the additional accrual of tax liabilities for income tax and VAT. As a result of successful appeal, additional charges were cancelled by the court. Additionally, the court recover the expenses for the legal services from the tax office.

  • Tax consulting for Red Bull

    Advising an Austrian company, the manufacturer of energy drinks Red Bull, on taxation issues of foreign economic activity.

  • Provision of full legal support to Evyap Trading Ukraine in a tax dispute

    GOLAW provided full legal support to Evyap Trading Ukraine, a leading international FMCG company, in a tax dispute. The court of first instance and appellate court ruled in favour of Evyap Trading and cancelled all tax notice decisions. The Supreme Court also rejected the cassation claim of the tax office. Moreover, the courts of all instances recovered the legal fees from the tax office in full.

  • Advising EGAP on the tax consequences of sale of the united property complex to non-resident

    GOLAW advised EGAP, the national state-owned credit insurance agency in Czech Republic, on the tax consequences of sale of the united property complex to non-resident of Ukraine (Swiss company) and the process of withholding tax payment.

  • Advising Pearson Education Limited on tax risks of recognition of Ukrainian representative office as a permanent establishment

    GOLAW advised Pearson Education Limited, a largest UK education company, on tax risks of recognition of Ukrainian representative office as a permanent establishment, full legal support of the UK company Pearson Education Limited in the process of registration in the tax office of Ukraine with further refusal from the CIT payer status.

Key lawyers

Iryna Kalnytska
  • Partner, Head of Tax practice, Restructuring, Claims and Recoveries practice, Attorney at law
Valentyn Gvozdiy
  • Managing Partner, Attorney at law, PhD
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Testimonials

Galina Kočendova

Deputy Director at Claims Settlement and Debt Recovery Department
Export Guarantee and Insurance Corporation (EGAP)

EGAP as a credit insurance corporation insuring credits connected with exports of goods and services from the Czech Republic against political and commercial risks has been co-operating with GOLAW for many years. Starting from the year of 2015 we have been co-operating very intensely. We really appreciate their progressive approach to solving complex legal issues of claims recovery in Ukraine. We have profited from GOLAW’s attorneys ability to select and follow a winning strategy and from their business oriented approach. As a result of this approach our insured bank foreclosed upon an asset that has been nearly lost due to unlawful action of the debtor and is close to substantial recovery.

Bulent Temel

Country General Director
Fiba Retail Ukraine

We have been using services of GOLAW for our various legal needs already for more than 8 years. GOLAW has a highly prepared team of tax practitioners with strength in international taxation and in accounting and reporting matters, which ensures a very strong position before the tax authorities. The team demonstrates years of experience and delivers high-quality services. We as Fiba Retail, with the two worldwide brands that we are representing in Ukraine (Marks & Spencer and GAP), have enough evidence to say that working with GOLAW has been working out for us in all legal components of support we have received, and I can comfortably say that we are a satisfied customer.

Andrii Konko

CFO
Oriflame Ukraine

Oriflame always adheres to the high standards of work and customer service. We do understand how important quality is, so we chose GOLAW lawyers who are sharing the same values with us. The GOLAW tax practice always professionally approaches our projects in Ukraine. The lawyers provide us with a high quality tax advisory support and accompany our tax audits. GOLAW team helped us in appealing tax notice-decisions, and thanks to the work of attorneys, all penalties were successfully cancelled. We can recommend GOLAW as we are confident in the quality, timeliness and professionalism of their work, which has been repeatedly proved by our own experience.

Serhii Drobyshev

Director General
Inditex Ukraine Group of Companies

By appealing to GOLAW experts we are always sure in their competence and the quality of the legal support.

Artem Zubok

Finance Director
Red Bull Ukraine

We have been working with GOLAW for a long time and can certainly affirm its reputation of reliable and responsible partner in any legal and tax issues. The firm’s personnel is highly professional and client-oriented. All the requests are addressed in a smart and professional way with quick and to-the-point feedbacks. The in-depth knowledge and vast experience of GOLAW professionals meets the highest level of expectation of our company. The firm is also flexible in fees and tariffs.

Vitaliy Vergeles

CEO
Himagro Ukraine

Our company is moving forward and takes leading positions for quite a long time thanks to the professional support from GOLAW. We can definitely say that our business is well protected and ready for any challenge.In particular, we are working with the GOLAW tax practice when it comes to appealing the tax audits results. Due to the truly professional work of the practice, all penalties charged upon the results of inspections are cancelled. Moreover, the lawyers always get the reimbursement of legal assistance costs to our company. We believe that to prevent any risk you need to act properly, thus we have certainly made the right choice of a legal adviser.

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