Companies at various stages of their development can take decisions on business expansion, improvement of corporate structure, changes in business operations and activity, all of which are realised in the form of "Mergers & Acquisitions" transactions. Such transactions’ tax component could have impact on their basic structure. While planning the transaction, the seller and the buyer should seek the optimum way to transfer business to a new owner.

This service includes: developing different optimal disposal schemes in terms of minimising the tax burden and reducing total risks; preparing and defending the positions of the client on the evaluation of the company and the conditions of the deal; participation in negotiations on the realisation of the project of M&A.

  • consultation on tax optimization of transaction on disposal of an international oil and gas company; 

  • advising  ore mining companies on tax aspects of secondary distribution of shares on stock exchange;

  • consultation concerning taxation of physical entity's income received upon transfer of shares in subsoil users. Recommendations for optimization of taxation of the planned transaction;

  • consultation of the largest South Korean holding concerning taxation on purchase of stocks of the Kazakh oil company;

  • consultation concerning taxation on purchase of share in a large Kazakh appliances and electronics company;

  • consultation concerning taxation of a large Kazakh investment holding company while restructuring its assets, including assets of a subsoil user of Kazakhstan;

  • consultation of the largest Kazakh gold mining company concerning taxation of return absorption and tax risks connected with realization of particular transaction.

Name Position Contacts
Assel Ilyasova Partner, Head of Tax Law Department Inquire
Eldar Ziatdinov Director of Tax Law Department, GRATA International (Moscow), Representative in Kazan Inquire
Nurbol Kissembayev Partner, Branch Director Inquire
Nodir Yuldashev Partner, Construction, Telecommunications, Transport, Tax and Litigation Inquire
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