Dmytro Donets appointed as Partner and leader of the Dispute Resolution Practice at PwC Legal Ukraine
On September 20, Dmytro Donets will join the Attorneys Association “PwC Legal”Ukraine as a Partner and will lead the Dispute Resolution Practice.
Dmytro is a senior tax lawyer with extensive experience in dispute resolution, as well as a profound knowledge of corporate taxation (including financial accounting and reporting), transfer pricing, investment structuring and profit repatriation issues.
His expertise comes from more than ten years of working as a tax consultant and two years of experience in leading the tax dispute department of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine (SFS).
While working at the SFS, Dmytro managed the tax litigation and pre-court appeal functions, both at headquarter level and regional level (overseeing around 2,000 employees in total).
Prior to joining the SFS, Dmytro spent about 7 years with DLA Piper Ukraine as a Senior Tax Associate. In this capacity, Mr. Donets advised local and multinational clients on various tax, customs and regulatory issues, and assisted clients in the course of tax audits and post audit negotiations with tax authorities.
“During the time at the SFS, my colleagues and I managed to implement a number of projects, and we established a dialogue with the business community, so that the Service is not solely looked upon as an exclusively punitive body. However, I now feel the need to change profession – it’s time to move in a new direction. I see an opportunity to share my practical experience, which I received while working with the SFS, with the private sector. This involves high-level consulting on the preparation of tax documentation, qualified preparation procedure for tax audits, assistance in the development of protection strategies, and the defence of clients’ interests in disputes with the tax authorities”, Dmytro Donets said.“During my time in government agencies, I used to collaborate with the legal and tax teams of PwC Ukraine, and I was really impressed by their professionalism. I look forward to working with my new colleagues and to ensuring the firm’s continued growth and the protection of our client’s businesses”.
Andrey Pronchenko, Managing Partner of PwC Legal Ukraine, said: “We are happy to welcome Dmytro to our team. Dispute Resolution and solving tax disputes is one of our key practices. PwC Ukraine established this practice in 2008, and during this time we significantly expanded our client portfolio and strengthened our position in the market – an achievement which has been recognized regularly in key national and international ratings. I am pleased to have appointed Dmytro as our Dispute Resolution Practice Leader and I am convinced that his experience and expertise will assist our clients operating in Ukraine in many ways in the years to come”.