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Markov to head up Dentons' tax group in St. Petersburg

Thursday, November 23, 2017 @ 2:08 PM | By John Chunn

Partner Vasilii Markov has joined Dentons as head of the tax group in St. Petersburg, Russia.

He has brought with him a team of seven tax practitioners with extensive experience in tax benefits and government incentives.

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’ experience advising Russian and international clients on tax matters, with a primary focus on the technology sector. He holds a PhD 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, 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.”