Akchurina Galina
Partner, Director of Tax Litigation Department
T: +7 495 737-53-53
Galina Akchurina leads FBK Legal's Tax Litigation practice and also manages joint projects on transfer pricing for FBK Legal and the FBK Group. In addition, Ms. Akchurina provides tax support on M&A deals involving multinational companies and is responsible for coordinating legal and financial professionals when implementing major investment projects.

Ms. Akchurina has considerable experience in teaching and lecturing special courses and seminars, in particular at institutions such as the Moscow State Academy of Law, the Academy of National Economy under the Government of the Russian Federation, the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Service, the Higher School of Economics and others.

Galina Akchurina is one of the best tax lawyers in Russia. In the years she has been working at the FBK Group, the total of successfully disputed tax claims and tax returned to companies is exceed $1.5 billion

According to the international law firm rankings Chambers Europe 2012 and The Legal 500 EMEA 2012, the team of lawyers led by Galina Akchurina was among the best in Russia. The ranking by The Legal 500 described Galina as "a talented, if not prodigious, tax litigator".

Among Galina Akchurina's many successful projects are:

  • Successfully defending the interests of CJSC Gazprom YRGM Trading before the Presidium of the Supreme Court of Arbitration of the Russia Federation in a dispute with the tax authorities regarding foreign exchange losses in paying dividends to foreign shareholders
  • Developing a method for transfer pricing for companies in the fuel and energy sector, chemical holding companies, transportation companies, and consumer goods manufacturers
  • Successful court challenges to tax claims against McDonald's (Russia), including claims regarding the application of the reduced rate of VAT
  • Supporting tax inspections, tax audits, representing clients in court, tax consulting to Gazprom and many of its subsidiaries, Wintershall, ALROSA, Sovcomflot, JSC Kamov, Home Credit and Finance Bank, Parmalat, Nestlé, Lianozovo Dairy and many others.
Tax disputes, supporting tax inspections, tax structuring and risk assessment, transfer pricing, tax inspections
Work experience
Oil and gas, chemicals and petrochemicals, power industry, food industry

2000 Moscow State Academy of Law (summa cum laude)

2002 Special course read by Christopher Osakwe on Comparative Law, National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow)
1999 Qualification as Accountant, Plekhanov Russian University of Economics (Moscow)

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