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Sergey Artemiev

Sergey Artemiev



  • Healthcare and Pharmaceutical
  • Tax

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Sergey Artemiev is an Associate of ALRUD's Tax Practice. Sergey's focus area of tax expertise encompasses elaboration of the corporate, financial and contractual structures in compliance with Russian GAAR and SAAR and court practice on application of the Double Tax Treaties.
For more than 8 years, Sergey also supports clients in resolving of the tax disputes and has a unique experience in tax investigations and tax due diligences, that allows him to provide the comprehensive advices to the clients and elaborate effective and safe business models.
Sergey joined ALRUD Law Firm in 2015. Before he worked for one of "Big Four" firms (TDR Group).

Bar Admissions

Sergey collaborates with Russian tax authorities and various international business associations including AmCham (Tax Committee).


Sergey graduated from Kutafin Moscow State Law Academy. He speaks English and has a specialist's degree of the translator in the sphere of business communications.
Areas of Practice

Healthcare and Pharmaceutical | Tax

Professional Career

Professional Associations

  • International Bar Association

Pharmaceutical Industry: It is Time to Check the Structure of Doing Business in Russia
ALRUD Law Firm, May 2020

In the context of COVID-19 pandemic, the field (on-site) tax audits in Russia are currently postponed, but once all restrictions are lifted, the tax authorities can start auditing Russian companies and replenishing the National Budget by redoubling their efforts. The pharmaceutical industry could be in the focus of the tax authorities and, above all, they could start with auditing of the contractual structures used for organizing clinical trials and promotion of pharmaceutical products...

Tax Issues to Consider when Providing E-Services to Russian-Based Clients
ALRUD Law Firm, October 2019

With effect from 1st. January 2019, Russia amended the rules relating to VAT taxation of electronic (online) services (e.g. provision of rights to use software, streaming music, films, gaming services, hosting, website and webpage support, etc.). The new regulations raised a number of questions that are considered in this article...

The concept of unjustified tax benefit is formalized in the Russian Tax Code
ALRUD Law Firm, August 2017

The concept of unjustified tax benefit is formalized in the Russian Tax CodeAugust 03, 2017Dear Sirsand Mesdames,We would like to inform you that the Federal Law No. 163-FZ dated July 18, 2017 (the “Law”) introduced amendments to the Russian tax legislation, codifying the concept of unjustified tax benefit, which was previously described by the Supreme Arbitration Court in 2006. The new Article 54...

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