Sergei Alimirzoev is an expert in international corporate law, international business transactions and tax planning. Mr. Alimirzoev has over 20 years of legal and tax advisory background. He is also the founding partner of AT Lawyers, a Russian based law firm which provides quality advice to international and domestic clients on complex multi- jurisdictional issues.
Prior to forming AT Lawyers, he worked as an attorney for Steptoe & Johnson, an international law firm based in Washington, D.C., and in Moscow for Allen & Overy, a major UK law firm. Mr. Alimirzoev specializes in representing Western and Russian corporate clients in cross-border corporate, securities and commercial transactions.
Mr. Alimirzoev has developed a recognized tax expertise in representing clients in various Russian tax matters. He worked as a tax consultant in 1993 and 1994 with Ernst & Young in Moscow, where he prepared opinion letters on market entry strategy and international tax planning, rendered taxation advice on finance & privatization issues, researching business and tax legislation of the N.I.S., advising on double tax treaties, corporate and payroll taxes, VAT, customs duties, export/import transactions.
While with Steptoe & Johnson and Allen & Overy, Mr. Alimirzoev represented large Western multi-nationals in Russia and the CIS in complex transactions including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate restructuring and financing, as well as in state enterprise privatization and auctions. Mr. Alimirzoev managed due diligence projects on major real estate transactions.
Mr. Alimirzoev is a graduate of Moscow State University of M.V. Lomonosov, Law Department and also holds an LL.M from Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio.
Mr. Alimirzoev is a frequent speaker at international tax conferences and seminars.
Mr. Alimirzoev is fluent in Russian and English and has proficiency in French.