Valentin N. Moiseev

Valentin N. Moiseev

Partner, Attorney, PhD (Law)
Head of Taxation / Tax Disputes
+7(495) 933-75-67


Valentin focuses on tax advice and tax dispute resolution. His experience includes a number of major tax consultancy projects and successful representation of tax payers before commercial (arbitrazh) courts, including precedent-setting cases.

Valentin has also extensive experience under his belt in carrying out domestic and international M&A projects and headed international teams of lawyers structuring M&A transactions. Furthermore, he successfully represented major automobile industry players in consumer disputes, served as defense for creditors in bankruptcy proceedings, and successfully represented AGP clients before courts in cases involving various areas of law. Valentin has written several dozen publications on tax issues.


  • Advice and successful representation of a software distributor in a precedent-setting tax dispute over written certification of the tax residence of the counterparty recipient of license fees.
  • Successful pre-trial resolution of a VAT refund dispute involving a major office construction investor.
  • Justification of a major meat producer's applying a reduced VAT rate (10%) on its products.
  • Won more than 30 VAT refund cases involving oil products and equipment exporters.
  • Advice and organizational support for the acquisition of Polyus Gold International Limited shares, which included obtaining an approval of the City of London’s Panel on Takeovers and Mergers (transaction totaled $1.7 billion).
  • Comprehensive advice for a large German automobile manufacturer's Russian subsidiary.
  • Successful defense against a patent troll’s infringement claims in a general jurisdiction court; successful representation of the client before the Russian PTO and a commercial court to seek invalidation of the allegedly infringed patent.
  • Advising a number of corporate and individual investors on taxation of income received outside Russia.
  • Handling tax aspects of a largest M&A project in the Russian oil and gas market.

Practice of law:

  • Andrey Gorodissky & Partners (since 2011)
  • Private attorney practice (2009 – 2011)
  • BDO Unicon CJSC, Senior Tax Practice Consultant, (2005 – 2008) and Tax Practice Manager (2008 – 2009)
  • Horwath ICLC, Head of the Arbitrazh Sector, Legal Department (2003 – 2005)
  • Mari Audit CJSC, Lawyer (2003)


  • Russian Academy of Justice, Post-Graduate School, Ph.D. (Law) (2008)
  • Higher School of Economics – National Research University, Diploma in Jurisprudence (2003)


Moscow Bar Association (since 2009)


  • English
  • Russian (native)