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Maxim Vladimirov
Head of Tax
About the specialist
Maxim Vladimirov is Head of the Tax practice. He has over 18 years' experience in providing tax advice to global corporations and Russian clients. Maxim’s practice covers a broad range of issues concerning foreign holding regimes, M&A and restructuring deals, foreign direct investments (including investment agreements), transfer pricing as well as taxation of financial transactions. Maxim acts for a number of Russian and international clients, mainly in the industrial production, IT, retail, automotive and pharmaceutical industries.

  • Russian and international tax law
  • Holding structures
  • Due diligence
  • Company acquisition and structuring
  • Foreign direct investments
  • Tax optimized financing
  • Transfer pricing
  • Acknowledged for tax in Russia, Chambers Europe (2015 – 2021)
  • One of the best experts for tax law in Russia, Best Lawyers (2013 – 2022)
  • Recommended for tax in Russia, Kommersant (2017 – 2021)
  • One of the best experts for tax law in Russia, Pravo.ru-300 (2020)
  • Recommended for tax in Russia, The Legal 500 EMEA (2013, 2017 – 2021)
  • One of the best experts for tax in Russia, Chambers Global (2015)
  • One of the best lawyers for international trade, Best Lawyers (2013 – 2019)
  • "Maxim Vladimirov of Noerr is respected for his activity in transfer pricing and due diligence, and advises clients in the context of controlled foreign company legislation". One fellow practitioner notes: "From a quality standpoint, he is very strong. He is additionally fluent in English and German." // Chambers Europe (2016)
  • International economic relations studies at State Management Academy (Russia)
  • Legal studies at Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia)
  • Many years experience with international Big Four auditing and consulting companies in Russia
  • Russian
  • English
  • German
Selected projects
  • Leading German energy group (natural gas): Structuring of Russian portfolio investments
  • Well known German cement manufacturer: Tax due diligence of a number of acquisitions in Russia for a well known German cement manufacturer
  • The largest Russian magnesium producer and supplier: Preparation and implementation of an offshore holding structure
  • Ongoing tax advice to many international groups registered in the EU and the USA, including on joint venture formations, greenfield investments, conclusion of investment agreements, corporate structuring
  • Analysis of tax implications with regard to the intergroup transactions for automotive, retail and pharmaceutical clients
  • Review of activity and documentation concerning transfer pricing for a leading supplier of electronic games in Russia and for a Russian based production group with international holding structure
Selected publications
  • Steuervergünstigungen für Russische IT-Unternehmen, OstContact, OWC Verlag für Außenwirtschaft, 02/2021
  • Russia: VAT on electronic services, Lexology, Mondaq 04/2018
  • New Challenge for Leasing Companies in Russia (co-author Kirill Lelchitskiy), DRJV-Mitteilungen, 05/2013
  • Taxation of the Luxury Goods, Salon Nedvizhimosti, 03/2013
  • Changes in Russian tax law, Corporate lawyer, 12/2011
  • New transfer pricing regulations, Law and order, 12/2011
  • Methods for transferring infrastructure facilities by developer into the ownership of the municipality (co-authorArsen Ayupov), Corporate lawyer, 11/2011
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