Russian Federation: Tax Directory Listing

Last Updated: 18 July 1996

Year Established: 7 September 1990

Addresses: Nikitsky pereulok 5
           6th floor
           Moscow 103009

           Sitinskiy pereulok 3/25

Tel No.: +7 095 232 5511 
         +7 503 232 5511 

Fax No.: +7 095 232 5522
         +7 503 232 5522 

Other offices: 6 Proletarskaya Diktatura Sq.
               St. Petersburg 193124

Tel No.: +7 812 119 6969

Fax No.: +7 812 119 6565 

SENIOR PARTNER: Richard Murray, Managing Partner


  • Lioudmila Mamet
  • Cameron Greaves
  • Stewart Naunton

No of Tax practice staff: 60


All areas; specialist groups dealing with Financial Services and Energy & Resources


Coopers & Lybrand International is one of the world's premier professional service organisations with over 67,000 people providing business and advisory services on a globally integrated basis in 125 countries. Each member firm, being national and thus prominent in its own market place, is able to combine a detailed knowledge of local customs, regulations and requirements with the resources and skills of an international network. This enables each office to take advantage of the experience and expertise in a particular sector by other offices throughout the world.



Nationality: Russian

Year of Birth: 1952

Qualifications: Moscow Finance Institute, Moscow; Postgraduate course at All Union Finance Economic Institute, Moscow; Ph.D, Economics, Subject of thesis: "Fiscal Federalism in the United States of America"

Languages: Russian (native), English (fluent), German (basic knowledge)


1990 - present Coopers & Lybrand, Moscow
1979 - 1990    USSR Ministry of Finance
1975 - 1978    The Scientific Research Finance Institute of the USSR 
               Ministry of Finance

With Coopers & Lybrand to date

  • Head of Tax Department
  • Drafting of EC terms of reference for financing of Russian tax inspectors' training, of development of insurance business and of a capital markets in Russia

With the USSR Ministry of Finance

  • Member of working group of the USSR Supreme soviet for drafting tax legislation in 1989-1990
  • Director of the department in the Main State Tax Inspectorate in charge of JVs, foreign legal entities and individuals
  • Member of Soviet delegations at double tax treaty negotiations with Algeria, Canada, China, Cyprus, Brazil, Denmark, Finland, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Libya, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, UK and USA
  • Participant of a number of international conferences and seminars on matters of taxation, a speaker at the 1987, 1990 and 1991 East-West Tax Conferences organised by the IBFD (International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation)
  • Correspondent of International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation


Nationality: British

Year of Birth: 1947

Qualification: Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Languages: English (native), Russian (basic), French (basic), German (basic)


1995 to date  Coopers & Lybrand, Moscow, Tax Partner

1991 - 1995   Berry & Berry (Solicitors) Partnership 
              Secretary, Finance and Taxation Consultant

1990 - 1991   Private Individual, Financial Advisor

1975 - 1989   Deloitte Haskins & Sells (London & Hong Kong), Partner

  • Financial executive with wide experience in consultancy and commercial management
  • Extensive involvement with corporate and individual international tax planning advice in the UK and offshore
  • Involvement in all areas of taxation advice in Russia, with particular responsibilities for personal and value added taxes


Year of Birth: 1949

Languages: English (native), Russian (basic)


1993 to date  Coopers & Lybrand, Moscow, Tax Partner

1987 - 1993   Coopers & Lybrand, London, Corporate Tax Partner

1981 - 1987   Coopers & Lybrand, Papua New Guinea, Director of Tax 

              Coopers & Lybrand, Australia, Partner

In the Commonwealth of Independent States, Stewart Naunton has provided tax and regulatory advice to a wide range of Russian and foreign investors, with a particular emphasis on developing tax consultancy to major emerging business in Russia. He has headed a European Union TACIS mission which drafted a tax policy for Kazakhstan, has provided advice to the Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations of Russia, and has, for a client, reviewed the tax system of Kyrgistan. Prior to joining the Russian firm, Stewart Naunton was responsible for liaison between the United Kingdom firm and the firm's tax practices throughout the former Soviet Union and central and eastern Europe.

Stewart Naunton has extensive financial sector experience, in both the insurance industry and in banking, both wholesale and retail. In our London office he was a member of the banking sector group. During his periods in London and in the Pacific, Stewart Naunton advised a wide range of major companies in the fast moving consumer goods, shipping, mining and oil sectors.

Stewart Naunton has written a number of business guides, for small businessmen and international investors. His assignments have also included consultancies on the reform of mining and oil taxation in Papua New Guinea, and on revenue administration in Pakistan.

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