The Corporate practice group at Sameta has extensive experience advising investment companies and professional securities market participants. Our Corporate team’s legal and tax expertise in various regions forms the basis for effective client solutions.

Our skills and knowledge are complemented by the experience and capabilities of Sameta’s professional business partners, a collaboration that allows us to offer services both in Russia and abroad. We can advise on all aspects of the corporate life cycle: from incorporation to reorganization or liquidation.

The Sameta legal team works in conjunction with investment funds and the Tax group in providing services on the establishment of investment funds and tax planning for asset management companies. We utilize our expertise to effectively structure cross-border transactions and offer clear advice on derivatives regulation and structured finance transactions, yielding tax-optimized, client-focused solutions.

Sameta lawyers are experts on all legal aspects and nuances of capital markets work, meaning that we can take on even the most unconventional of client mandates.

Sameta’s services include:

  • Development, implementation and support of a centralized tax risk management policy at investment companies, including:

  • - development of best practices and internal corporate standards and rules;
    - ongoing support of the processes involved in centralized management of such structures.
  • Advising investment companies on Russian tax legislation and the application of international tax treaties
  • Corporate tax planning and structuring of intra-group relations with a view to minimization of tax risks and tax optimization
  • Advising investment companies on transfer pricing and compliance by holding structures with the new tax rules on price formation
  • Legal due diligence of the assets of investment companies
  • Full legal support of M&A transactions, including cross-border deals
  • Development and full legal support of mechanisms for the reorganization, restructuring and consolidation of assets of investment companies, including distressed assets
  • Legal support of direct investments, including cross-border transactions and investments in Russian strategic companies
  • Advising on matters related to competition law and the protection of competition, including disclosure of transactions, related parties and dominant market positions
  • Advising on securities market regulation and currency control, including reporting and disclosure

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