Valery Getmanenko

Valery P. Getmanenko

Moscow Branch of Baker & McKenzie CIS, Limited


Valery Getmanenko is an associate at the Moscow office of Baker McKenzie since 2005. He focuses on tax, employment, migration, data privacy law, currency regulation, international mobility regulation, NGO regulation, and other. Valery Getmanenko advises multinational clients on various tax planning and tax structuring issues. He is one of the leading professionals in employee compensation and benefits, including share-based incentive programs and in structuring international investment and mobility. Valery also provides employment & migration and personal data protection advice.

Representative Legal Matters

Valery Getmanenko’s recent experience includes:

  • Advised a global leader of in vitro diagnostics on transfer of employees due to acquisition of part of business from another company, structuring of employment of personnel in the newly formed legal entity in Russia and engagement of personnel in Georgia, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan.

  • Provided detailed telecom and tax advice to an American multinational information technology company in connection with its separation into two different companies. The advice covered all telecom regulatory and special and general tax issues.

  • Advised Microsoft on various issues related to structuring of employment with foreigners, including migration and tax issues.

  • Represented a major international bank in litigation and winning a series of court cases against claims of its former top managers for immediate termination compensation.

  • Advised on corporate taxation and taxation of individuals related to international investment.

  • Advised on cross-border tax structuring and tax planning, including tax optimization and implementation of tax planning opportunities to multinational clients.

  • Advised major international organizations on tax and legal planning and implementation of employee compensation and benefits plans, including share-based incentive programs, executive compensation and benefits, not-state pension plans.

  • Advised major multinational clients, including major leading global investment banks and financial organizations, on various aspects of labor & employment law and regulatory law in connection with personnel hiring and management, development and implementation of company policies and procedures, relocation and termination of employees global mobility and secondment, compliance with special qualification requirements for managers and employees, disciplinary policies and procedures, migration law, outstaffing and outsourcing, anti-corruption regulation, and personal data protection.

  • Advised major Russian and US NGO's on all tax and legal support and regulatory matters.


  • Utah~United States (2005)
  • Russia (2001)


  • Moscow State University (Diploma in Russian Law) (2001)
  • Moscow State University of International Relations (MA) (1987)
  • Brigham Young University (JD)


  • English
  • Russian