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Tax consulting / tax litigation

  • Tax practice for several years has been top-ranked / highly recommended by major international legal directories, such as The Legal 500 EMEA, Сhambers & Partners, World Tax Review, Best Lawyers and others.

  • Russia Tax Firm of the Year in both 2017 and 2018   -
    European Tax Awards | International Tax Review

  • Chambers Europe 2018:

    • Solid tax team offering expertise in contentious matters as well as tax advisory issues such as structuring and indirect taxation. Particularly recognised for its tax disputes work and also assists with customs issues. Assists clients from a wide range of industries.
    • Clients appreciate the team's business-friendly approach. One source praises its "excellent communication skills and deep understanding of how to deliver the legal solution to the business in the most simple and convenient way."
    • Evgeny Timofeev is a highly praised tax expert, advising clients on both the dispute resolution and non-contentious sides of tax law. "He has very versatile expertise and he can look at the picture from various viewpoints," comments a client. 

  • In 2016, the team is ranked 2nd in tax disputes by the prestigious Russian business publication Kommersant.

  • Chambers HNW 2016:

    • The "very professional and well-organised" Russian practice of international firm Berwin Leighton Paisner is described by sources as "one of a small number of law firms that can provide cross-border advice on those topics relevant to private clients." The firm's ability to call on expertise from its network of offices, and in particular its headquarters in London, is noted by commentators for its usefulness to Russian clients. 
    • Goltsblat BLP regularly advises Russian individuals and families on issues related cross-jurisdictional work, investments in Russia, matters of wealth structuring and governance, and establishing family offices, trusts and funds. Market observers repeatedly highlight the firm's co-operative approach to advice, saying that "it's a pleasure working with them" and that "everything's very smooth."

  • Chambers Europe 2016: 

    • "All the lawyers from Goltsblat BLP who we worked with are very good professionals. We were satisfied with their help and very grateful to them."
    • "Goltsblat BLP knows the law and the environment."

  • Legal 500 EMEA 2016: "The team at Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner is led by the ‘proactive’ Evgeny Timofeev. Customs and international trade partner Vladimir Tchikine is also recommended."

  • Chambers Europe 2015:

    • "The lawyers are very energetic and really understand the client's issues; the Goltsblat BLP tax practice is one of the best in Russia."
    • "The team is very responsive, very thorough, and very quick to get back to me on issues that may arise and need to be addressed quickly."
    • “Head of practice Evgeny Timofeev is an important player in 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."

  • Legal 500 EMEA 2015: Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner, gives ‘proactive and straight-to-the-point tax advice’, and has ‘a strong grasp of tax litigation intricacies and formalities’. CIS practice head Evgeny Timofeev advised RusHydro on implementing the redomiciliation of the holding structure of one of its joint ventures from a previously offshore venue. Head of customs Vladimir Tchikine is also recommended.

  • Chambers Global 2015: "Head of practice Evgeny Timofeev 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."

  • In 2014 the Tax practice Goltsblat BLP has been shortlisted for a number of international awards:

    • Russia Tax Firm of the Year (International Tax Review European Tax Awards)
    • Best Newcomer of the Year (Europe) (International Tax Review European Tax Awards
    • The International Tax Team of the Year (one of the most prestigious awards given by the British magazine LexisNexis Taxation)

  • Evgeny Timofeev, Partner, Head of Russian/CIS Tax Practice, was named The Lawyer of the Year in tax, according to the international legal directory Best Lawyers 2012. Evgeny also was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers of Russia in the field of tax law for several years (Best Lawyers 2009-2014).

  • World Transfer Pricing Review 2015: "Transfer pricing is one of the firm’s strongest areas, and it offers a wide range of services."

  • World Tax Review 2014: Clients of the practice described their "very positive experience in terms of tax audit and tax consulting". Evgeny Timofeev was nominated as a notable member of the firm "for professionalism and a proactive attitude". 

  • Legal 500 EMEA 2014: Goltsblat BLP’s full-service tax team provides a ‘professional, responsive, and exhaustive’ service. 

  • Chambers Europe 2014:

    • "The team is very detail-oriented and experienced."
    • "Evgeny Timofeev heads the firm's Russia and CIS tax practice. A pre-eminent name in the market, clients describe him as having a "brilliant mind," and say: "He is very client-oriented and thinks of the needs of the client as if they were his own needs."

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