Dmitry Mikhailov - Ivanyan and Partners
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Dmitry Mikhailov

partner, head of tax
St Petersburg, Moscow
Dmitry specialises in tax planning and litigation. For over 20 years, he has been advising state corporations, and shareholders and owners of public and private companies on tax and business process optimisation, project finance, restructuring, acquisitions, and sales of assets. On repeated occasions, he has successfully represented clients in disputes with tax authorities.

He also has extensive experience in tax planning for setting up partnerships and corporate entities under foreign laws for asset management in Russia and CIS countries.



Advised on the tax aspects of a large-scale PPP project for building a new toll road in the Moscow Region. Matter value: ₽156 bn ($2.5 bn) (2022)

Advised one of the world’s largest international construction companies on significant compensation for VAT surcharges in the context of a $590-m project for construction of an LNG-production facility in western Siberia (2018)

Represented a subsidiary of a leading Russian coal mining group in a tax dispute arising out of an attempt by the Federal Tax Service of Russia to challenge the deduction of interest on an intragroup loan. Amount of dispute: ₽1.8 bn ($28.5 m) (2018)

Advising a Russian business aviation company on a complex investment restructuring project in connection with the exit of one of the investors, a major airport operator. Matter value: $16.6 m (2017-present)

Advised a leading Russian investment group on tax structuring in the context of a multi-stage and multi-jurisdictional corporate restructuring connected with the deoffshorisation of the group. Matter value: $2 bn+ (2015-2016)

Developed a tax structure for a complex investment project for the construction of a new coal terminal in the Russian Far East for a large Russian coal producer. Matter value: $100 m (2018)