Ekaterina Dbar

Ekaterina Dbar is a Head of Practice at FBK Legal Tax Consulting Department.

She specializes in supporting procedures for filing CFC notifications, taxation of electronic services, assessing and minimizing risks associated with business splitting, and tax aspects of working with closed-end investment funds.  

She joined FBK team in September 2003 and has now gained unique experience in resolving conflicts of tax laws, participating in consulting projects, and developing accounting policies and methodological guidelines on tax issues.

In addition, Ekaterina has extensive experience in preparing objections to tax audit reports and providing support in tax disputes.

An author of numerous articles in professional journals, regularly speaks at tax conferences and webinars.


Industry specialization
Mining and metallurgy
Chemicals and petrochemicals
Industrial production and engineering
Pharmaceuticals, healthcare

Practice areas
  • Tax due diligence
  • Tax consulting
  • Supporting tax inspections
  • International taxation


Law, Saint-Petersburg State University

Major projects:

  • assessment of tax risks when changing the corporate structure of a Russian group of companies business for the planned acquisition by a European company;

  • tax due diligence of the consequences of restructuring the intra-group debt of an international holding in the jurisdictions of Russia, Cyprus and Switzerland;

  • legal support for a Russian oil company on tax accounting issues, including accounting for interest and dividends on controlled debt to a Cyprus resident;

  • comprehensive support on tax and legal issues for a leading diamond producer, including in connection with the distribution contracting for the supply of precious and semi-precious stones with one of the leading Russian jewelry retailers; 

  • legal assessment and recommendations for minimizing tax consequences, customs VAT and customs payments in international transactions for the purchase of raw materials and the supply of products from a microelectronics manufacturer; 

  • tax support of a gas transmission pipeline construction in one of strategic regions of Russia;

  • developing the methodology for calculation of mineral extraction tax on common minerals extracted and used by the company for its own needs to construct its own fixed assets;

  • developing the tax accounting policies and methodology on contracts concluded by a manufacturer of thin-film solar modules;

  • recommendations on minimization of tax and other risks of the subsurface user associated with mining of quarries of publicly accessible mineral resources;

  • developing a tax-specific structure for business processes for an investment project on the development of an ore mining field by a Russian large ore mining company;

  • preparing objections to a tax audit report, followed by a subsequent pre-trial appeal against tax claims made against a Russia’s largest chemical manufacturer;

  • tax consulting to such clients as IBS, Herbalife, IBS, Herbalife, Rigla, SOCAR, Oman Air Russia, Spin Master, TAMI I KO (Henderson), Valenta Pharm, Kozhukhovskaya invest, Safeed



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