Company Profile

About Us

GSL is a fast-growing company rendering tax, law, audit and consulting services in Europe, USA, Asia and Russia.

We are a team of more than 100 very young, simply young and forever young people working in 6 offices: 3 offices in Europe (Amsterdam, London and Nicosia, Cyprus), an office in the Caribbean - in the British Virgin Islands, an office in SAR Hong Kong and the head office in Moscow, Russia. In addition to Russian and English, we are fluent in French, Spanish, German, Italian, Hungarian, Romanian, Bulgarian, Greek, Japanese, Chinese, Yoruba and Arabic (let alone a dozen computer languages).

GSL First International Conference. Liechtenstein - Switzerland. October, 2003

Partner’s brief introduction

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Alexander Alekseev

Managing Partner of GSL Law & Consulting

Let’s get acquainted!
You are our regular or potential client, a journalist or our future employee, foreign banker or Russian lawyer, or just a net surfer floating down the waves of the web and getting here by chance. Nice to meet you, whoever you are! And for me, getting acquainted means telling you about our company.

So, our main area of practice lies in one of the most difficult, and therefore exciting, fields of juridical science – at the joint of law, taxation and corporate finance. We generalize and analyze legislation and legal practice of more than 50 countries and offer to our clients legal solutions in the context of the Russian tax system.

Our Specializations:

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  • GSL Offshore Solutions — Offshore companies and  International Law 

    Registration of companies abroad, legal advice and administration, law of foreign countries, offshore financial companies, funds, trusts, bank accounts, tax disputes, legal due diligence and forming of legal opinions, application of international tax agreements, formation of dividend policy, royalty payments and intellectual property, E-commerce projects structuring, Compliance & Due Diligence.

  • GSL International Tax Planning — International Tax Planning and Audit of foreign companies 

    Tax law of foreign countries, tax schemes advice and examination, analysis of risks and evaluation of tax consequences, tax structuring of investment projects, transfer pricing, controlled foreign companies, holdings, contractual relationship in the context of VAT, excise and customs duties, import and export operations, taxation of securities transactions, financing schemes for business activity. Accounting support for business abroad, preparation and filing of financial statements, audit of foreign companies, consolidated accounts, GAAP, IFRS, VAT registration and filing, consultations on methodology and practice in different areas of foreign accountancy, participation in tax audit abroad.

  • GSL Law & Consulting — Legal services. Litigations. Russian Law 

    Legal services, corporation and tax law, registration, reorganization and liquidation of legal entities, representation in court and arbitration, FSFR and securities market, real estate support, labour law and personnel audit, structuring of individual property, family law and inheritance planning, solutions for issues related to fiduciary management and fiduciary services.

  • GSL Audit & Accountancy — Accounting Services and audit in Russia 

    Accounting support for business, accounting registration and restoration, voluntary and mandatory audit, preparation and filing of quarterly and annual returns with tax authorities and extra-budget funds, MSFO, transformation of accountancy, tax returns for individuals, tax consulting, consulting support in transactions and projects.

  • GSL Conferences & Seminars — International Conferences and Seminars 

    Organization of international conferences on actual issues of tax and corporate law of different countries, as well as issues related to accountancy in Russia and tax administration of foreign companies abroad. Everyday seminars and master-classes, On-line translations. Webinars, Verbatim records and videos of reports, Tutorial videos.

  • GSL Translations — Legal Translation Agency 

    Translation of legal, economic, financial, banking and taxation texts, notarized and apostilled translations, revision and editing of translations, translation of constitutive and corporate documents, translation of specified judicial literature, translation of companies laws of foreign countries, oral consecutive translation.

  • GSL Law & Consulting (Cyprus) Ltd — Cyprus Office 

    Consultation regarding annual maintenance, tax planning and various offshore solutions, Company formation in all major financial service centers, shelf-companies, Formation of trusts, funds and financial companies, Provision of nominee directors and shareholders, Bank account opening, Accounting services, Compliance with statutory accounting requirements, Auditing, VAT registration and related consultancy.

  • GSL Law & Consulting (UK) Ltd — UK Office 

    Consultation regarding annual maintenance, tax planning and various offshore solutions, Company formation in all major financial service centers, shelf-companies, Formation of trusts, funds and financial companies, Provision of nominee directors and shareholders, Bank account opening, Accounting services, Compliance with statutory accounting requirements, Auditing, VAT registration and related consultancy.

  • Law & Consulting (BVI) Limited — BVI Office 

    Consultation regarding annual maintenance, tax planning and various offshore solutions, Company formation in all major financial service centers, shelf-companies, Formation of trusts, funds and financial companies, Provision of nominee directors and shareholders, Bank account opening, Accounting services, Compliance with statutory accounting requirements, Auditing, VAT registration and related consultancy.

  • GSL Recruiting — Personnel recruiting and Testing 

    Recruiting of lawyers, accountants, auditors and translators. Testing the level of knowledge, experience, professional skills, attention and accuracy, psychological characteristics. On-line testing of applicants. Video-CVs and Video-interview with applicants, Labour Law, Protection of Employers’ rights, Personnel audit and records management.

Other GSL Projects

«Doing Business in Russia» is a project oriented towards foreign entrepreneurs who intend to enter the Russian market. It comprises a service package called "Ten Services You Need to Start-Up Your Business in Russia", and might be useful for foreign companies to start-up business in Russia.

Company History

Our business has existed since 1993, but as a brand GSL was born on 15 January 1999, when the managing partners of the company jointed forces, laying the foundation for the international group of companies specializing in Taxation, Law, Audit, and Consultancy.

If our history could be written as a CV, it would be as follows:

1993 The business is established
1999 The first company of GSL Law & Consulting Group is registered. GSL emerges as a brand

GSL Audit is registered, marking the launch of accounting and audit practice

2002 The London office of the company opens

The Department for Non-Resident Audit and Accounting is created

2003 First GSL International Conference. Liechtenstein – Switzerland
2004 GSL Translations, a law translation agency, opens
2005 Second GSL International Conference. Austria

Seminars and workshops are launched. Effective Tax Planning Seminars are held regularly.

2006 Third GSL International Conference. Luxembourg
2007 «Doing Business in Russia» Project, a service package for foreign investors who wish to start business in Russia

The Cyprus office opens in Nicosia

2010 Publishing business is launched as the first book of “GSL Library” series is published
2011 GSL is granted a BVI class III trust licence
The British Virgin Islands office opens in Road Town

The Dutch office opens in Amsterdam

2013 The Hong Kong office opens

What does “GSL” stand for?

When we were focused on legal practice alone, the initial company name Global Solutions in Law (or GSL in short) fully corresponded to the nature of our business. But as the company was covering new practice areas, some clarifying words started to appear next to “GSL” to denote the particular line of business. This way we had GSL Law & Consulting, GSL Audit, GSL Translations, GSL Conferences and Seminars and others.

This is the official version. Those who do not agree with it actively exercise their wit by offering alternative versions of what “GSL” stands for.

References

Here is the collection of reference letters from our business partners, mass media reviews, references of foreign financial institutions, lawyers, and auditors. Due to the nature of our business we do NOT collect reference letters from our clients.

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Foreign Audit and Legal Companies

 

Manufacturing, Trading and other companies

 

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