27.06.2023 | News
BGP Litigation welcomes a new counsel and strengthens its tax practice

BGP Litigation announces the joining of counsel Valentina Semenova to the firm. She will strengthen the firm’s tax and tax disputes practice.

Valentina has 17+ years’ experience of advising major Russian and international companies on a wide range of tax matters. Valentina is focused on complex issues arising from the assessment of the corporate income tax, VAT, insurance contributions, business property tax and mineral tax. She advises on transactional tax implications, conducts tax audits, provides tax audit support, and represents clients in pre-trial dispute settlements with tax authorities, including amicable settlement agreements. Valentina also defends companies in the courtroom when contesting non-binding rulings issued by tax authorities.

Valentina’s expertise includes application of the thin capitalisation rules, the beneficial owner concept and the CFC rules. 

Valentina’s clients represent the FMCG, retail, pharmaceutical, construction, automotive, transport, energy and other sectors. Valentina is a niche expert in the oil and gas industry.

Prior to joining BGP Litigation, Valentina was a member of the dispute resolution practice group at Kept (ex-KPMG) and the tax and tax disputes team at Pepeliaev Group.

“We are pleased to become the centre of attraction for leading tax professionals: counsel Valentina Semenova has joined BGP Litigation on the heels of partner Pavel Kondukov who also previously worked at Kept and Pepeliaev Group. Reinforcement of our tax expertise, including the focus on the key Russian economic sectors, helps us provide our services on the basis on deep understanding of our clients’ businesses and the specifics of their queries”, BGP Litigation partner Alexander Golikov commented.


BGP Litigation is a law firm having offices in Moscow, Saint Petersburg and Dubai and specialising in comprehensive support for businesses. According to Pravo-300, BGP Litigation is the second largest Russian law firm in terms of lawyer headcount and revenues. The firm offers legal services in 17 practice areas and employs 100+ lawyers.