Maxim Filippov

PARTNER, M&A ________________________________________________

Maxim dealt with all aspects of M&A transactions, from finding potential targets to acquisition finance raising. He also has extensive investment banking experience, having worked for over 10 years at Troika Dialog and VTB Capital.

Education and qualifications
  • Master in Physics, Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys
  • Master of business administration (MBA), Vanderbilt University, USA

Andrey Mitrofanov


Andrey worked in KPMG for 22 years, starting in 2000. He has been performing restructuring projects since 2008, and has been a Head of Restructuring group since 2012. He joined the KPMG Moscow in 2000, doing audit and due diligence assignments before transferring to the Restructuring practice. Andrey was admitted to Partnership in 2014.

Andrey has led major CIS and non-CIS restructuring cases (UC RUSAL, ChelPipe, Volga Dnepr, Mechel, DTEK, Etlik (Turkey) and numerous mid-sized restructuring projects, working on both the company and lender side. His work for consortiums of international banks included development of complex restructuring solutions, independent business reviews, financial modelling, a review of short- and long-term forecasts, complex financial monitoring, participation in legal documentation of the restructuring.

With International banks, Andrey works on various projects for IFC, ING, Raiffeisen, Societe Generale, Calyon, EBRD, Unicredit, Deutsche Bank, and many others.

Andrey has large international experience, working on projects in the UK, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Pakistan, India and Venezuela.

Education and qualifications
  • Master's Degree in Economics, Moscow State Aviation University ACCA

Artem Kirillov


Artem brings to the Firm 20+ years of experience in the topics of strategy & transformation, integration & separation, debt restructuring and business turnaround. He spent over ten years in various top management positions in the large commercial banks with responsibility for strategy, corporate business and finance. Artem’s prior consulting career includes McKinsey Restructuring & Transformation and The Boston Consulting Group. He also served as Chairman or member of the Board of directors of over ten companies across various industries and led them to successful achievement of their transformation targets. Artem has large international experience, working on projects in the UK, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Germany, Nigeria, Sweden.

Education and qualifications
  • MA in International Economics, Saint Petersburg State University, Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK
  • Institute of Non-Executive Directors, UK

Robin Matthews


Robin has extensive oil and gas industry experience, having previously worked with Renaissance Capital - JMW and Standard Chartered Bank – Harrison Lovegrove as Managing Director. He has over 25 years business experience throughout Eurasia in a career spanning over 30 years in the oil & gas industry.

Prior to investment banking, Robin worked for Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA), and was a Director on the Board of Western Pinnacle, a Canadian publicly traded natural resources company with investments in Russia. He also spent 3 years as VP Negotiations for ARCO International, responsible for new business development in Russia and the Caspian region.

Viacheslav Zavgorodniy


Viacheslav has over 10 years’ experience in Management consulting and Risk management of International level, with projects and activities

in Europe, CIS and Middle East. He is specialized in development of comprehensive data-driven solutions for purposes of market risk management, analytics, climate risk quantification, budget forecasting, strategic and scenario analysis. Viacheslav works closely with commodity markets of oil, gas, electricity, coal, CO2, leading teams of analysts and developers and helping clients to build up new analytical and risk functions, start engaging with commodity and derivative markets, bring structure to their trading and mathematical modelling activities.

Education and qualifications:
  • University of Cádiz, Cádiz, Spain
  • Financial University of the Government of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Institute of Management Accountants

Artem Malygin


Artem’s professional experience includes consulting on the tax consequences of various transactions, analysis of tax risks, preparation of transfer pricing documentation and tax disputes resolution.

Artem has successfully implemented the following projects in the UAE:
  • Tax advice on implementation of the new corporate tax in the UAE for different sectors of business (trading, IT services, holding companies, development, shipping services, retail, finance etc.).
  • Tax advice on implementation of corporate profit tax incentives for free zone companies, including compliance with substance requirements and other issues
  • Tax part of due diligence and M&A transactions
  • Advising on complex issues of taxation of asset restructuring transactions in the UAE (group restructuring, transfer of assets, assignment of debts, acquisition of shares, capital contributions, etc.)
  • Tax advice on profit sharing/ unincorporated partnerships taxation from the corporate profit tax perspective
  • Bookkeeping and tax accounting for UAE companies
  • Development of a transfer pricing methodology and documentation for various groups of companies in the UAE

Clients of Artem are multinational group of companies engaged in business in various sectors.

Artem has over 10 years of experience in tax consulting, tax audits and due diligence in a BIG4 company which included the following projects:
  • Advising on tax risks and application of tax benefits
  • Advising on complex corporate profit tax and VAT matters
  • Preparation of documentation and methodologies for transfer pricing for various business sectors
  • International tax structuring
  • Tax disputes resolution
Education and qualifications:
  • Bachelor, Lawyer, Ural State Law Academy
  • Bachelor, Accounting and Tax Control, Ural State Law Academy
  • Tax Law – Laws Certificate Programme, DIFC Academy