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.


  • Advising on field tax audits of companies that are among the largest Russian vertically integrated oil holdings, contesting the results of the audits in court, and providing legal support in claiming back VAT, including under export operations; advising companies of holdings on various issues related to taxation of oil production, oil refining and the sale of petroleum products.
  • Projects related to taxation of subsidiary and dependent entities of two of the largest Russian gas-fuelled power generation companies: appealing/contesting the results of field tax audits; advising on tax implications and consequences of entering in the books the new value of investments and transactions with securities traded on the organized market, as determined through revaluation.
  • Advising Russian companies that are part of a leading international industrial group in the aluminium sector during the course of field and desk tax audits; appealing/contesting the tax authorities decisions taken on the basis of the audits.
  • Projects involving taxation of a leading French retailer and its affiliates: advising on field and desk tax audits, lodging appeals and contesting the results in court; legal support in claiming back VAT.
  • Advising subsidiary leasing companies of Western banks and industrial corporations and group companies of one of Russias largest private investment funds investing in mining, real estate, and innovative energy and nanotechnology projects on claiming back VAT.
  • Conducting tax due diligence and contesting decisions of the tax authorities taken on the basis of field and desk tax audits of Russian companies and Russian representative offices of foreign companies that are part of an international real estate development group specializing in upmarket residential construction projects.
  • Advising a major jewellery company on asset acquisitions, steps to be taken to pledge a participatory interest to a bank, and business expansion abroad (UAE).
  • Advising one of Russias largest airlines on claiming back VAT; tax due diligence; tax aspects of the companys business operations; litigating disputes with the tax authorities and lodging appeals against their actions through administrative procedures; liaising with industry regulators; appraisal, structuring and support of transactions; employment law advice.
  • Advising the exclusive dealer of a leading Swedish vehicle and construction equipment manufacturer on claiming back VAT in Russia; tax aspects of the companys business operations; legal outsourcing; support of investment processes to expand the dealership network.
  • Advising a major Russian gas holding on tax issues in connection with production on the continental shelf.
  • Tax due diligence of a leading Russian cosmetics manufacturer prior to a planned M&A transaction.
  • Representing the branch of a major leasing company before the tax authorities; advising on tax audits, claiming back VAT, and various tax issues faced by the branch.