Hayk Safaryan is a partner in the CMS, Russia tax team and head of our Customs Group.
His practice encompasses all areas of domestic and international corporate tax planning. Hayk has an excellent track record in advising on the tax implications of M&A, JV, corporate restructuring and reorganisations, financing, real estate and securities transactions, transfer pricing as well as in carrying out tax due diligence.
He also practises in the areas of currency regulation, customs and transportation law. He assists corporate clients on a variety of customs-related matters, including import and export controls, tariff classification, valuations, rules on determination of goods’ origin and customs audits.
Hayk assists clients regarding relations with the authorities during tax and customs audits. In addition to purely advisory work, he has been involved in tax and customs dispute resolution. In particular, he has extensive experience in challenging the results of tax and customs audits, in which he either ensured pre-trial settlement or successfully represented clients in Russian Courts of all levels.