Dmitry Barskiy

Head of Tax Practice

Tax Practice
+7 (495) 937 54 85 (-155)


Dmitry advises and represents clients in tax audits, successfully defends interests of taxpayers before arbitration courts of all levels, conducts tax due diligence, performs comprehensive restructuring of company operations and transactions.

Dmitry has proven experience of advising gold-mining enterprises, companies of financial, production and IT sectors.

Recent successful projects:

  • performing complex legal due diligence and identifying tax reserves of a major Russian metallurgical company;
  • advising and pre-trial representation of a major Russian IT company in a dispute with tax authorities;
  • developing a target structure for a group of companies of a major Russian industrial producer and the leading Russian optimizer.

Dmitry has extensive experience of public speaking at business and professional events. Dmitry is the author of expert commentaries and articles in the business press, including practical aspects of taxation in the Russian gold-mining industry.

The Legal 500 EMEA 2016
At Sameta, Dmitry Barskiy has notable arbitration expertise.


Russian tax legislation is constantly being amended and tax rules are often worded ambiguously, leading to inconsistent interpretation by the authorities, including tax bodies. So when companies in real sectors of the economy are faced with business decisions, advice from tax professionals is essential.

Tax advice and representing clients in tax disputes are two key areas of expertise at Sameta. Over the years the firm has assembled a team of highly qualified professionals with an impressive track record handling clients' tax-related issues. Many of our advisors are former employees of state tax agencies, leaving Sameta uniquely positioned to offer insight and advice as to how the authorities may treat particular issues.

Sameta has many years experience providing clients with a full range of tax services.

Tax advice:

1) advising on application of the tax legislation with regard to all types of taxes and duties established by Russian law, including the application of transfer pricing rules, special tax regimes and international tax treaties

2) advising on relations with the tax authorities, obtaining clarifications from the Russian Ministry of Finance and Federal Tax Service, and representing clients before the tax authorities, including in relation to field and desk tax audits

3) representing clients in tax disputes before Russian commercial courts at all levels

4) advising clients on approaches and procedures to claim back VAT

5) tax due diligence of clients financial and business operations

6) advising foreign companies on commencing business operations in Russia and business model optimization

Tax advice to holding companies

1) tax advice on business restructuring

2) implementation and maintenance of a centralized tax risk management system

3) legal advice on compliance by holding companies with the tax new rules on transfer pricing

4) tax advice on the structuring and implementation of option programmes for middle and senior management.