ATL Consulting Sàrl

ATL Consulting is a specialized Swiss consulting company which provides legal and tax advisory services to corporate and private clients in connection with complex cross-border transactions and multi-jurisdictional issues.

We have significant experience working with Russian speaking clients and matters and issues involving Russia and former CIS countries.  Following the global expansion of our multi-national clients, we deliver practical solutions to our clients in the following areas:

  • Cross-Border Transactions
  • Corporate Formation
  • Tax Planning
  • Wealth Planning

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ATL Consulting was founded by Mr. Sergei Alimirzoev who has over 20 years of advising international and Russian speaking clients on complex legal and tax matters in connection with various multi-jurisdictional issues.

ATL Consulting provides practical advice related to choice of jurisdictions for setting up of holding, trading, financing, operational companies. We advise on legal and tax issues of company formation, domiciliation, management and tax matters.

We provide solutions to clients who value our vast Russian-related experience and professional background and who need not only the brand name but who can also appreciate the personalized approach and practical input of our Firm.

When structuring multi-jurisdictional transactions, we mainly use our network of foreign law firms specifically for the issues that require confirmation from local law perspective. This collaboration allows us to be efficient in corporate transactions by providing a legal center for clients with no legal departments to supervise such complex transactions.

We advise clients on various complex corporate law issues involving foreign element and mergers and acquisitions in various jurisdictions. We draft, negotiate and finalize share purchase, shareholders and restructuring agreements for our clients in various industries.

Sergei Alimirzoev

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.

Practice Areas

We provide advice in connection with the following main areas:

Incorporation and operational support of legal entities in Switzerland

We advise clients regarding the choice of forms for Swiss legal entities and guide them in connection with application of double-tax treaties. We also provide operational support for companies in various jurisdictions.

Setting up of corporate structures in foreign jurisdictions

We assist clients and advise them on the choice of jurisdictions for tax planning purposes. We closely collaborate with lawyers, tax consultants and accountants in various jurisdictions and can promptly find the most up-to-date tax planning solutions in the light of quickly changing regulations.

Corporate governance and compliance

We advise clients on complex corporate governance and compliance issues. We closely cooperate with financial and other institutions and monitor latest developments in order protect the interests of our clients.

Joint Venture and Shareholder Agreements

We represent parties to Joint Venture and Shareholder Agreements. We have significant experience drafting and negotiating complex multi-jurisdictional contracts in the following industries: financial services, investments, real estate development, whole sale and retail, advertising, etc.

Corporate reorganization and structuring

Upon corporate reformations and restructuring, we advise our international clients on complex legal and tax issues of reorganizations, liquidation, restructuring, etc.

Mergers and Acquisitions

We handle various complex cross-border M&A transactions and represent our clients upon take-overs, buy-outs, corporate spin-off and split-up.

Cross-Border Corporate Transactions

One of the main practice areas of the firm is representing clients in complex cross-border transactions. We have significant expertise in dealing with clients from various jurisdictions and we handle transactions in various industries.

Tax Planning and Structuring

We provide specific solutions and tax advice to our international clients in connection with the wide range of structuring requirements. We advise clients on application of double tax treaties and on tax treatment of various transactions.

Wealth Management

We represent wealthy individuals from around the world in connection with legal and tax matters of wealth management instruments. We advise the clients on succession planning, legal and tax aspects of assets and capital preservation, complex immigration issues, residency and citizenship issues.