Maksym Zavalnyy

Director, Tax and Legal

KPMG in Ukraine

Maksym has over 10 years of professional experience in advising multinationals and Ukrainian businesses on various tax and legal matters.

Maksym’s key specialization is deal advisory support including (vendor) tax due diligence engagements for the ultimate benefit of the Ukrainian and international investors. Maksym participated in and/ or managed more than 150 (vendor) tax due diligence projects. Apart from the tax due diligence engagements Maksym also routinely advises international and Ukrainian investors on the tax aspects of structuring their transactions in Ukraine and tax aspects of share purchase agreements (SPAs). He also manages tax modelling engagements relating to integration of the acquired Ukrainian businesses into the existing business models.

Starting from 2016, Maksym is the Head of the Tax Diagnostics Group primarily focusing on timely identification and, where possible, elimination of significant tax risks for the Ukrainian companies and local subsidiaries of multinationals. Maksym and his team routinely perform ad-hoc, annual and pre-liquidation tax diagnostics of the Ukrainian businesses and local subsidiaries of multinationals.

In addition, Maksym is the Head of the Clinical Trials Group with KPMG in Ukraine, which primarily focuses on the tax and customs specifics of the companies involved in arranging for and performing clinical trials in Ukraine.