Global professional services group Russell Bedford has announced the further expansion of its network in Eastern Europe with the addition of St Petersburg-based ASB Audit Company as the member firm in north-west Russia.
Founded in 1995 and now ranked among the top 100 audit and consulting firms in Russia, ASB has its headquarters on St PetersburgÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s main thoroughfare, Nevsky Prospect, and an office in Sosnovy Bor (Leningrad Oblast).
With four principals, including managing partner Natalya Ershova, and a staff of more than 60, the firm provides a wide range of services with a focus on audit and accounting (including IFRS), domestic and cross-border tax planning, legal advisory services and litigation support.
The firm counts among its clients some of north-west Russia's leading industrial enterprises including major timber producers and power and utility companies. ASB enjoys a particular reputation as an adviser to a number of the most significant scientific and technology research centres in the region.
Alan Bezzant, Russell Bedford International CEO, commented: "ASB Audit has built a market-leading reputation advising some of the most significant organisations in its region. We are delighted to have a firm of this calibre joining our network in Russia."
ASB managing partner Natalya Ershova added: "International affiliation was an essential next step in ASB's business strategy, and we are very pleased to have been accepted into the Russell Bedford family of firms. Through our new affiliation we will have the support of an established international brand and access to global resources to provide support to our growing client base."