Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners' lawyers Sergey Kalinin, Vera Rikhterman, and Andrey Mashkovtsev will join the firm's partnership on January 1st, 2020.
Sergey Kalinin, who joined EPAM in 2016, is Head of Tax at the firm, and he advises clients on various matters of Russian and international taxation, specifically as related to the tax structuring of deals and investments, as well as taxation of financial instruments and derivatives. He is also experienced in advising private clients on de-offshorization and capital amnesty. Before joining EPAM in 2016, he spent three and a half years as a Tax Partner at Liniya Prava, three and a half years as a Senior Associate at Goltsblat BLP (now Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner), a year and a half at Deloitte, a year and a half at Pepeliaev, Goltsblat & Partners, and three years at United Counselors FDP.
Vera Rikhterman, who joined EPAM in 2006 after graduating from the Kutafin Moscow State Law University, represents Russian and foreign companies in Russian courts, including the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation. She specializes in corporate disputes, disputes arising out of contractual relations, disputes arising out of corporate or individual bankruptcies, and bringing management bodies to liability, as well as intellectual property disputes. She has successfully represented clients in comprehensive multi-jurisdictional litigations, including disputes involving foreign parties.
Andrey Mashkovtsev, who joined EPAM in 2007 after graduating from the Saint Petersburg State University, specializes in corporate/M&A, establishing joint ventures, corporate restructuring, and private equity, as well as corporate governance and corporate conflicts. He advises clients on asset deals, merger control matters, foreign investment control, and commercial contracts.