RSM Spain has announced the creation of a Ukrainian Desk with the aim of providing advice to Ukrainian citizens who have taken refuge in Spain.
This business unit will offer 360º advice on everything related to the professional and business activity of Ukrainian refugees in Spain so that they can continue their businesses and protect their interests in Spain, Europe and internationally, thanks to RSM’s global dimension.
The services offered include general legal advice – with an emphasis on tax and labour law – aimed at Ukrainian companies and displaced persons, companies from different countries employing displaced or refugee Ukrainian citizens, companies with interests in Ukraine, and of course advice on issues related to the internationalisation of companies, taxation and international mobility.
The team that makes up the RSM Ukrainian Desk is mainly made up of professionals from RSM Spain and RSM Ukraine – some of the latter working from Kyiv – and is led by Liudmyla Demchenko, partner and Head of Tax at RSM Ukraine, who in January 2022 made the decision to leave Ukraine, and is already part of the team of RSM professionals in the Valencia office. Liudmyla holds an MBA from the University of Edinburgh and has experience in International Tax, Due Diligence and Transfer Pricing.
José María Gassó, RSM Spain chairman, said: “It is a privilege for us to have a professional like Liudmyla in the Tax and RSM Spain team. We are sure that she will be a great addition to the firm. In addition, the creation of a Ukrainian Desk gives us the possibility to have a certain impact, and to contribute as far as possible to make things a little easier for people and companies that have been affected by the situation in Ukraine, starting with our own colleagues who have come to Spain and those who are still there.”
Liudmyla Demchenko commented: “The RSM Ukrainian Desk is an opportunity to give continuity to RSM Ukraine during the war. Having had the opportunity to come to RSM Spain, I hope to be able to continue my work and further develop my knowledge, also helping compatriots who have to continue or start from scratch in this situation.”