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Alexander Grigoriev

Alexander Grigoriev
Partner, Tax Services Department

For 18 years, Alexander has represented clients before tax authorities and courts, advised on transition to tax monitoring, assisted during tax control procedures and provided tax consulting and tax accounting methodology services.

He manages projects on software development in cooperation with IT partners, including the development of tax monitoring data marts, tax information exchange software to free companies from paper-based document flow and tax reporting software.

An alternative dispute resolution specialist (mediator). As a mediator, he participated in a dispute between a tax authority and a taxpayer that resulted in a notarised mediation agreement, which became the first agreement of that kind in Russia.

Prior to joining FBK Legal in 2006, Alexander was a senior lawyer at a commercial organisation, as well as a chief expert of the legal division at a regional tax office.

Personal ranking:

  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2021 — Tax
  • Best Lawyers 2022 — Tax Law, FinTech Practice, Litigation, Oil and Gas Law
  • World Tax 2022 — Tax Controversy Leaders 2022
  • Pravo-300 2021 — Tax Consulting, Tax Controversy
  • Kommersant 2021 — Energy and Natural Resources

Major projects:

  • Assisting a big machine-building group in transition to tax monitoring
  • Supporting a global IT company for transition to tax monitoring
  • Developing methodology and recommendations for an oil and gas company to improve internal control and risk management for tax monitoring purposes
  • Representing a big holding company and its subsidiaries before tax authorities in over 50 different assignments. In particular, a favourable decision in one of the cases allowed for a settlement agreement to be signed between the company and tax authorities in 2018. Risk assessment and tax consulting (calculation of indicators for mineral extraction tax, recognition of expenses for natural resources development, investment construction, relationships with counterparties)
  • Pre-trial appealing against findings of the field tax audit of a unified group of taxpayers
  • Pre-trial support of a big power supply company in a dispute over the application of a double taxation treaty and qualification of cross-border transactions. As a result, claims to the company were withdrawn by the authorities
  • Pre-trial representation of a global leader in the development and production of window and door systems. Claims to the company related to recognition of expenses were fully withdrawn due to the provision of explanations on cost formation. Furthermore, additional tax assessments related to the beneficial owner of income matter were proved unjustified
  • Successfully representing a major fast food caterer in a dispute over unjustified tax benefit
  • Representing a machine-building enterprise in a tax dispute, all additional tax assessments were withdrawn
  • Challenging a judgement based on the results of the tax audit of a pharmaceutical manufacturer, including in respect of taxation of unclaimed goods etc.


Assistance in transition to tax monitoring, assistance during tax control procedures, analysis of tax risks and tax structuring

Professional associations

  • Committee on Taxation Policy of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP)
  • Financial Legislation Commission of the Association of Lawyers of Russia, Moscow Branch


2008 Russian State Tax Academy under the Russian Ministry of Finance (Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation), Lawyer, Tax Law

2022 1C:Training Centre No. 1, 1C professional developer 

2018 Research Centre for Mediation and Law, Mediator