Partner Vasilii Markov has joined Dentons as Head of the Tax group in St. Petersburg, bringing with him a team of seven additional tax practitioners.
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 of experience advising Russian and international clients on tax matters, with a primary focus on the technology sector. He holds a Ph.D. 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, following the move earlier in the year by a team of five tax professionals from Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners. The firm's Tax practice has now grown to 29 practitioners in Russia. Dentons also recently strengthened its Europe Tax group with the recruitment of several new partners in the Netherlands, Italy, and Benelux.