Mark Rovinskiy - Ivanyan & Partners
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Mark Rovinskiy

partner
Moscow
For 15 years, Mark has been advising clients on Russian and international taxation issues that accompany investment projects of corporate clients, and restructuring of private assets.

For the last 6 years, Mark has also specialised in economic sanctions and compliance. He frequently advises large Russian businesses on compliance with sanctions policies of the USA, Canada, Australia, Japan, Switzerland, and the European Union (and EU member states).

As a tax expert, Mark is involved in legislative work; in particular, he participated in the development of Russian legislation on deoffshorisation.

specialization


experience

Advising a private investor on a tax efficient restructuring of the client's assets, including 100+ various companies and other corporate structures in different jurisdictions. Matter value: $500 m (2015-present)

Advised a leading Russian investment group on tax structuring in the context of a multi-stage and multi-jurisdictional corporate restructuring connected with the deoffshorisation of the group. Matter value: $2 b+ (2015-2016)

Advised a Russian subsidiary of CRH group, an international supplier of building materials, on the tax implications of using the group’s global trademark in Russia and settling a turnover-based royalty for it (2018)

Advised a Russian private individual on the structuring of investments in crypto currencies, including analysis of the digital assets regulations in several countries, recommendations on the choice of the optimal jurisdiction, and the creation of an investment vehicle in the chosen jurisdiction. Deal value: $5 m (2018)

Advised a private investor on a pilot project for setting up a full-service ship management company, including development of an operational model for the new company, a contractual model between the company and the ship-owners, and a financing model and budget for the project. Project value: $150 m (2017-2018)

Settled a precedent-setting tax dispute on international taxation in the interests of a major Russian bank in connection with the decision of the Russian Federal Tax Service to impose Russian tax at source when paying a foreign recipient the accumulated interest income (NCD), which is part of the price of debt securities when they are traded on the secondary market. Matter value: ₽160 m ($2.7 m) (2015)