Clifford Chance lose Russian tax head

Roger Fort will be the managing director of Deloitte's tax work in Moscow, Kiev, St Petersburg and Almaty.

Fort, who helped establish Clifford Chance's Russian practice in November 1997, says his new post is within a much more established practice and will cover a much wider geographical area.

He says his new job will be challenging, thanks in the main, to the inconsistencies rife in regions' tax systems, with difficulties posed by the lack of clear direction from the different authorities and the different interpretations which can be placed on the tax legislation.

As well as his Clifford Chance work , Fort has also been a director with the International Tax and Investment Centre, and chairman of the capital markets tax committee with the American Chamber of Commerce in Russia