DLA Piper is pleased to announce that Illya Sverdlov, Legal Director, has been appointed as Head of Tax in the DLA Piper Kyiv office effective 1 March 2017. Illya will take over the leadership role from Svitlana Musienko

Margarita Karpenko, Managing Partner of the Kyiv office, commented: "Svitlana has decided to take a one year break in her career to pursue personal goals, and while we are sorry to see her leave, we greatly respect her decision. Over the past 11 years, Svitlana has contributed significantly to DLA Piper, and on behalf of the whole team, we sincerely thank her for her leadership and efforts toward building the tax practice that we have here today, and we will, of course, continue to work with Svitlana in her new role as Of Counsel.  I'd like to take this opportunity to congratulate Illya on his new appointment, which, I feel, really reflects his leadership qualities and talent that are highly valued by our clients".

The DLA Piper Ukraine Tax practice advises on Ukrainian and cross-border tax matters covering corporate taxation and transfer pricing, indirect tax and customs, individual taxation and real estate taxation. The team also advises on tax structuring at a domestic and international level, performs tax due diligences, supports taxpayers during the tax audits and defends the clients on tax controversies. The practice is renowned for its client service and has been top ranked in the areas of tax, tax consulting, transfer pricing and tax controversies in Ukraine by Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, International Tax Review, World Tax, Ukrainian Law Firms. A Handbook for Foreign Clients.