Ruslan Vasutin

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Ruslan Vasutin
Partner, Co-Head of Tax
Ruslan Vasutin advises on transaction structuring and the reorganisation of companies; he possesses international expertise in the field of cross-border tax planning and international tax planning and participates in the resolution of tax disputes, including on Russian domestic and international transfer pricing issues. Ruslan has had experience in providing transactional tax support to both domestic and multinational clients in the real estate, FMCG, IT and Technology, automotive and retail sectors of the economy.

Ruslan has experience in assisting Russian and multinational companies with their transfer pricing strategies for Russia and globally. He supervises the preparation of transfer pricing defence documentation required to comply with transfer pricing rules in different jurisdictions.

Ruslan has particular experience and expertise in cross-border and international tax planning for Russian and foreign multinational companies including in the areas of funds and fund tax structuring, IP and holding companies planning and international e-commerce distribution in the US, EU, Middle East and AsiaPac regions. He also advises on Russian and non-Russian CFC, profit distribution and investment vehicles. Ruslan has provided tax advisory support for major Russian and foreign businesses helping them with regard to M&A projects and venture capital structures formed in foreign jurisdictions and has assisted clients with complex analyses of beneficiary owners of income planning, double tax treaty structuring / treaty controversies and various tax residency aspects.

Ruslan is recommended in the area of tax by Best Lawyers, Chambers, Legal 500 and Pravo-300.
St Petersburg University, Law Degree, 1995

St Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance, Accounting Degree, 1997

Harvard Business School, DLA Piper Strategic Leadership Programme, 2012



  • 2022-present

    Partner, Co-Head of Tax, Denuo
  • 2005-22

    Partner, Co-Head of Tax, DLA Piper
  • 2015

    Secondment at DLA Piper LLP (US) (Chicago)
  • 2002-05

    Senior Manager, Ernst & Young
  • 1999-2002

    Andersen Legal
  • 1995-99

    Arthur Andersen

Professional memberships

  • International Fiscal Association

  • St Petersburg International Business Association

    Member of the Executive Committee
  • American Chamber of Commerce in St Petersburg

    Chair of the Taxation Committee