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Tax consulting

We provide tax advisory services with respect to key tax issues related to client’s operations. SAN Partners experts have an extensive professional experience as well as expertise in all business sectors.

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Tax audit

SAN Partners offers audit of tax obligations in order to verify the correctness of tax settlements. We review tax calculations, tax declarations submitted to tax authorities, accounting records and supporting documents in terms of compliance with the tax legislation and identification of hidden tax obligations.

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Tax litigation

We support the client in the settlement of tax disputes. We analyze tax audit acts and prepare the proper documentation, complaint, appeal for submission to the upper tax authorities and judicial instances.

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Tax support

SAN Partners offers support during the audit conducted by tax authorities. We prepare our clients for tax audit by reviewing supporting documents and calculations of tax obligations performed by tax authorities. We analyze and defend the position of the client in order to eliminate the risk of possible fines and penalties imposed by tax authorities.

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Tax due dilligence

We offer tax due diligence to assess the actual tax position of the company which is intended to be acquired by the investor. SAN Partners experts identify potential tax risks that may reduce the purchase price of the company and opportunities which the investor can benefit from post-acquisition.

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Transfer pricing audit

SAN Partners offers comprehensive transfer pricing review of transactions concluded between related parties. We review cross-border transactions by reviewing the calculations, margin as well as documentations. Our experts review the transactions to eliminate tax risks and possible assessment of additional income by tax authorities.

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Trasnfer pricing policy

SAN Partners experts prepare transfer pricing policy that allow taxpayers to achieve consistency and transparency of terms and conditions under which transactions between related parties are concluded and consequently reduce the tax risk associated with a possible tax audit.

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Transfer pricing benchmarking

We offer the preparation of benchmarking study aimed at verifying prices and margins set in controlled transactions by benchmarking the arrangements in such transactions against comparable transactions concluded by independent entities.

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Financial review

SAN Partners experts offer general review (audit) of financial statements. Our approach is based on international experience and in-depth knowledge of IFRS and GAAP standards. Our clients include large private companies as well as small and medium enterprises.

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Financial advisory

SAN Partners offers financial advisory services which include the refinancing and restructuring, financial modeling, evaluation of investment projects and strategic consulting.

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Financial due diligence

We perform the financial analysis of business by assessing the key financial issues, investigate the business profits and cash flows, identifying the financial risks and potential deal breakers of the transactions. We conduct our projects in close cooperation with our clients and the investor’s other advisers, which enables us to achieve complete understanding of investors’ expectations and provide high-quality deliverables.

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Corporate / Commercial law

SAN Partners legal experts advises public and private companies on all aspects of corporate life. Our corporate law team provides broad range of services such as registration, privatization, advices to shareholders and management, restructuring and liquidation. Moreover, as part of commercial law services we draft and give a legal opinion on contracts.

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Our professionals are experienced in all stages of the dispute continuum – from protecting against disputes through pre-transaction analysis and documentation through to resolution of disputes. SAN Partners experts take control of the dispute resolution process to get effective results by protecting against, preparing for, and resolving disputes with state authorities and enterprises.

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With our deep understanding of regulatory requirements, regulator’s expectations and the end-to-end licensing process, we assist clients in obtaining licenses as well as supplements to licenses.

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Labour law

Our labor law team is a dedicated division within Legal Services, offering practical legal advice on areas of employment and immigration law. We provide advice in following areas: employment contracts, unfair dismissals, work permits and visa requirements, employee benefit and protective leave.

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Bookkeeping services

SAN Partners experts in accounting advisory services will keep accounting records, assist you in implementing an appropriate accounting system and provide you with accurate information and timely reports required for management decisions. We render bookkeeping services for large businesses and small and medium enterprises.

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Recovery of accounting

Our accounting advisory team have an extensive experience and expertise in IFRS as well as GAAP. We offer recovery of accounting system and migration of accounting as part of accounting services.

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Tax structure for hedge fund (Kingdom of Singapore and Republic of Kazakhstan)

  • Focus areas


  • Services

    Tax consulting/implementation

  • Region

    Republic of Kazakhstan

The Objective

Large local investment corporation intended to open a fund. We were asked to analyze the jurisdictions with low tax burden and offer a structure of the fund with minimum tax implications.

The Approach

We have analyzed three jurisdictions and outlined advantages and disadvantages of each of them. After discussion the Client decided to open a fund in Singapore. Our memorandum contained the detailed step-by-step guide starting from all tax and financial consequences and ending with costs of incorporation. After an approval of the memorandum in conjunction with our Singaporean colleagues we have started the structuring process.

The Result

The structuring process took about six months and as a result the client was able to legally minimize the tax implications.