KIAP, Attorneys at Law, announce merger with tax law firm Architecture of Law

1 March 2018
KIAP, Attorneys at Law, announce merger with tax law firm Architecture of Law

KIAP, Attorneys at Law, and tax law firm ‘Architecture of Law’ announced a merger which will result in ‘Architecture of Law’ becoming part of KIAP’s professional team.

The merger of the two law firms under KIAP’s brand will enable us to considerably enhance our capabilities in providing high-quality service to our clients and gain new opportunities to develop our expertise in tax law.

‘Architecture of Law’ provides legal services to corporate and individual clients. The firm was established by professional lawyers with over 15 years of experience in representing business companies in legal cases, first of all in tax law. In 2016 and 2017, ‘Architecture of Law’ was rated among the best Russian law firms in the Tax Law nomination by the Russian legal directory.

“Our merger is the outcome of the strategic planning, carried out as part of KIAP’s global development strategy. It will enable us to offer our clients new significant opportunities and to enhance our position in the tax expertise market”, said Andrey Korelskiy, Managing Partner at KIAP.

Andrey Zuykov, Managing Partner at ‘Architecture of Law’, was elected Partner and Head of Tax Practice at KIAP. “The fundamental principles of our company are our commitment to results, fair practice and responsibility for our obligations. I am pleased that, in KIAP, we have found a worthy partner that shares our principles, and we will continue to work with them and provide legal services of the highest quality under the KIAP brand. I have no doubt that, together, we will be able to bring a lot of benefits to our clients and to the Russian legal market”.

Mr. Zuykov is a renowned tax expert with more than 17 years of experience in the market. He has been a certified tax advisor since 2002, he is a member of the Chamber of Tax Advisors and the Advisory Board of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce of the Russian Federation for the Improvement of Tax Legislation and Law Enforcement Practice. He is personally recommended by the Best Lawyers 2018 legal rating in the Arbitration and Mediation area and rated one of the best lawyers in Russia by Who’s Who Legal in the Thought Leaders 2018, Corporate Tax 2016-2017, and Government Contracts 2016-2017 nominations.

Before the merger with KIAP, Mr. Zuykov served as Managing Partner at Architecture of Law, Tax Director at NTV-Plus (Gazprom-Media), and Head of Tax Department of Rosspirtprom. His most prominent projects include legal and tax support for NTV-PLUS (Gazprom-Media), Otkrytie Holding, ROSVODOKANAL Group, Korporatsiya Razvitiya, etc. He is a speaker at tax and legal conferences and forums organized by Vedomosti, The Moscow Times, Infor-media Russia, CFO-Russia, Russian Business Forum, etc.

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