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Evgeny Timofeev, Partner, joined Berwin Leighton Paisner in July 2011 to lead the firm’s growing Russian/CIS (Goltsblat BLP) Tax Practice.
Evgeny is highly regarded in the Russian legal community. In 2016, Evgeny has been listed among Leading Lawyers in the field of tax in Russia, which is the most prestigious tier in the Legal 500 EMEA rankings. Chambers & Partners 2016 ranks him in the first tier as one of six "highly recommended" tax lawyers in Russia. It is also mentioned that Evgeny "is an important player on the market, advising on tax structuring mandates as well as maintaining an excellent reputation for representing clients in tax disputes. Clients suggest that he is “good at providing the right arguments, and does so in a very artistic way, making him a brilliant and successful lawyer in terms of court practice.". Evgeny Timofeev was selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Russia 2009 - 2017 in the field of Tax Law. In 2015 Evgeny has been also recommended as one of the Tax Controversy Leaders in Russia by the International Tax Review.
In 2011 Evgeny received the “Lawyer of the Year” Alumni Award (awarded once in a year to the only one of the graduates of all years) from Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), which is considered one of the Top 3 Russian law schools.
With the Tax Practice headed by Evgeny Timofeev, Goltsblat BLP has been ranked as the 1st tier law firm in Russia according to The World’s Leading Transactional Firms ranking by The International Tax Review Magazine (Euromoney, March 2012).
Evgeny provides a broad range of contentious and non-contentious tax advice to global corporates, local companies and financial institutions as well as represents them in tax disputes.
Some recent projects that Evgeny Timofeev has headed include advising:
- A blue chip Russian oil company on expense recognition;
- A major French luxury group on high scale POS promotion cost deductibility;
- A global oil services company on a unique project for increasing oil production within an existing subsoil plot;
- A major French consumer products group on multi-jurisdictional IP structuring;
- A major Russian bank on taxation of operations with securities;
- Representing a major Swiss group in tax litigation, and many other.
He is a member of the Board of the Russian Tax Law Association and of the Expert Council on Tax Legislation of the State Duma Budget Committee. He is also a member of the International Fiscal Association and serves on the Tax Committees of the Association of European Business in Russia, the American Chamber of Commerce in Russia and the Deutsch-Russische Auslandshandelskammer. In addition to his law degree earned from MGIMO (1994), Evgeny has an MBA from London Business School (2001).