Our Team

Roy Saunders
Roy Saunders – Chairman

In the early 1970s, the concept of international tax specialism was unheard of and Roy seized this opportunity to create International Fiscal Services, a niche international tax boutique. Originally based in Amsterdam, the heart of international tax planning, Roy now runs IFS from London with his team of dedicated tax consultants. more

Since qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 1967, Roy has accumulated a wealth of commercial experience working independently in commercial property, advertising and other industries. Academically, he is known throughout the world for his many books and publications, the foremost being a 1,000 page work entitled International Tax Systems & Planning Techniques published by Thompson Tax until being withdrawn after its 67th issue in 2013. Roy has also taught an MA course in international tax law from 2010 to 2015 at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies at the University of London.

Roy is very proud of the fascinating client base of entrepreneurial individuals that he has built up at IFS. He feels strongly about the role that ‘ethical’ tax structuring plays in the growth of an economy, and that this needs to be better understood by the public at large.  A marriage of commercial understanding and academic expertise is vital in an international tax consultant who wants to be involved in such necessary entrepreneurial development.

Roy is married to Sonia, his wife of 41 years and has four children. He is a keen golfer where he sets himself fairly minimal standards which unfortunately he fails to achieve, an amateur painter whose artistic vision is better than his technical ability, and a boating enthusiast who also enjoys reading, films and the theatre.

Igor Persidskiy
Igor Persidskiy

Igor Persidskiyis a legal professional with broad international tax and litigation experience and a background in working across multiple jurisdictions. more

Prior to joining IFS, Igor was responsible for legal and corporate affairs of a major industrial group. He alsolooked after assets and certain wealth management matters for UBOs in multiplejurisdictions. Amongst other matters, Igor has handled shareholders` relations, internal and external mediation, dispute resolution, court actions, and protection of shareholders’ interests in different jurisdictions. Igor’s litigation experience includes managing tax disputes with various state authorities. Igor was responsible for setting up corporate operations in the new markets.

He has hands-on experience in dealing with HNWIs and managing various stakeholders. Igor is an affiliate member of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP) and a member of the International Business Structuring Association (IBSA). Igor is a native Russian speaker.

Dikisa Pamneja

Dikisa Pamneja (MAAT) has been a member of the IFS team for many years. Dikisa gained a BA (Hons) degree in 1998 and is responsible for preparing accounts for its client companies. Dikisa is fluent in four languages and enjoys reading, aerobics and badminton.

Giselle Peters
Giselle Peters

Giselle Peters is a director of the London office, and has had 30 years’ experience with International Fiscal Services Ltd involved in client and overseas office liaison and development, marketing and corporate administration.

Giselle is an enthusiastic sportswoman and enjoys horse riding, tennis and golf.

Dmitry Zapol
Dmitry Zapol

Dmitry joined IFS in September 2010 after earning his LL.M (Tax) degree at King’s College, London.

Five years prior to this, Dmitry earned his LL.B at Durham University and completed an LPC at the College of Law. more

Dmitry came to the UK from Moscow, where for five years he worked as an associate lawyer at Moscow City Bar Association “Barshchevsky & Partners”.

Dmitry specialised in advising foreign investors exploring opportunities in Russia on corporate tax implications together with Russian and cross-border tax planning.

In summer 2012 Dmitry completed the Advanced Diploma in International Tax (ADIT) — a specialist advanced qualification in international and cross border taxation awarded by the Chartered Institute of Taxation.