Partner, Head of Tax and Legal department
KPMG in Ukraine
Sergey Popov has over 20 years of professional experience advising multinational and local companies on tax and legal issues.
Sergey’s main focus is international tax planning and structuring investments in Ukraine and abroad. His professional background includes developing tax planning strategies, efficient methods for repatriating foreign earnings, as well as corporate tax compliance and on-going advice on international and Ukrainian tax matters.
Sergey and his team have significant experience assisting clients with mergers and acquisitions and other corporate restructurings, including tax efficient deal structuring, due diligence assistance, negotiating and preparing share sale and purchase agreements, advising and assisting regarding obtaining relevant approvals from regulatory agencies and the Anti-Monopoly Commission, and registering ownership changes with the relevant authorities.
Experience and knowledge in tax and legal expertise Sergey and his team share with young specialists within projects for students, conduct lectures, act as guest speakers on the events, and participate in jury during academic competitions. Specialists of Sergey’s department prepared unique publication dedicated to compliance - quite a new area in the wide range of legal services. As one of the most progressive partners at KPMG, Sergey initiated participation of the company in legal rankings, in 2016 KPMG became a partner of Ukrainian Bar Association, lawyers of the department hold leading positions among experts of specialized and business media that emphasize strong aspiration to explore new markets, which was not typical for BIG 4 companies previously.