Arseny Seidov, partner at the Moscow office of Baker McKenzie, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the American Chamber of Commerce for a two-year term.
Arseny Seidov is a partner in the Tax Practice Group of Baker McKenzie's Moscow office. Prior to joining Baker McKenzie in 2003, he worked at a Russian audit firm, a major Swiss bank and the Moscow office of a major US law firm. Arseny has been consistently recommended as one of the leading tax lawyers in Russia by Chambers Global, Chambers Europe and International Tax Review.
Arseny Seidov heads the Working Group on Taxation of the Digital Economy at the American Chamber of Commerce and previously headed the tax subgroup of the Innovation Working Group of the US-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission. He also acts as Russia representative of Baker McKenzie's Digital Economy Group headquartered in Silicon Valley.
Baker McKenzie and the American Chamber of Commerce are long-term partners. Baker McKenzie's representatives have always been permanent members of the Board of Directors of the American Chamber of Commerce. Alexander Chmelev, senior counsel in the Tax practice of Baker McKenzie's Moscow office, was a member of the AmCham Board of Directors from 1999 through 2020 and was one of the longest standing board members. Alexander was one of the founding members of the AmCham Tax Committee and one of the two co-chairmen of that committee from 1995 through 1999, during which time he was very active in pushing for Russian tax reform through AmCham. Many of those changes ultimately became part of the Russian Tax Code.