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Hellevig, Klein & Usov is a law firm that serves international and local clients who invest and conduct business operations in Russia, Ukraine and CIS countries. Presently we have offices in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Kiev, Yekaterinburg and Tver. We focus on practical solutions for business needs and clear guidance for risk management. We are especially focused on tax compliance and tax advice work. We are a local company with international credentials. We are therefore the right partner to deal with when you look for a local lawyer with quality service. We form part of Awara Group, a leading provider of business administration services including: accounting; tax compliance; HR and recruitment; ERP, financial software, and other IT solutions; management consulting; market research. Being part of the 150 person strong Awara Group the attorneys at Hellevig, Klein & Usov can really offer practical solutions in all the business needs that our clients face. The history of Hellevig, Klein & Usov dates back to the beginning of Russian market reforms in early 1990's when Jon Hellevig began practicing law in Russia. The corporate structure emerged in 1998 when Hellevig, Klein & Usov law practice was set up as part of Avenir, the predecessor of Awara. During the recent years the firm has steadily expanded and opened new offices in major economic areas of the Russia and Ukraine. Hellevig, Klein & Usov is a member of American Chamber of Commerce in Moscow and St Petersburg, Association of European Businesses in the Russian Federation. Jon Hellevig is a member of the International Bar Association and the International Fiscal Association.
The Russian Judiciary (Chapter 3)

The Russian Judiciary (Chapter 3)

This is the third chapter from the ‘Awara Russian Tax Guide’ book written by Jon Hellevig, Anton Kabakov and Artem Usov and updated in 2015. The Russian judicial system is currently undergoing serious reform. The main reform is that the previously acting specialized court for commercial disputes (the Supreme Commercial ... Read More »

Remember to properly document the holding of an annual general meeting of shareholders (owners) of your Russian firm

Remember to properly document the holding of an annual general meeting of shareholders (owners) of your Russian firm

This time of the year all Russian companies should hold annual shareholders meetings. Even when a formal meeting is not held it is important to make proper records and documentation of all shareholders’ decisions. Unfortunately, corporations frequently fail to pay enough attention to these issues which leads to unnecessary risks ... Read More »

As of 2015 all Russian companies are to report on and prepare documentation on all cross-border related-party transactions

As of 2015 all Russian companies are to report on and prepare documentation on all cross-border related-party transactions

Since 2014, all cross-border related-party transactions are subject to transfer pricing regulations, notwithstanding their value. Before 2014, transfer pricing rules applied only to major cross-border related-party transactions, that is, transactions deriving income in the amount of RUB 100 million and RUB 80 million in 2012 and 2013, respectively. This means ... Read More »

Russian law now enables electronic (digital) signatures, e-invoicing and full electronic document flow

Russian law now enables electronic (digital) signatures, e-invoicing and full electronic document flow

It has now become a real possibility in Russia to operate a fully automated electronic document flow system both between contracting parties and in relation to state authorities. The law enables electronic execution of contracts, digital signature, e-invoices and all features of electronic accounting including electronic VAT invoices and other ... Read More »

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