Russian lawyer Sergey Kalinin has left Liniya Prava to join Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners as a Counsel and Head of Tax Practice in Russia. Kalinin has over 15 years experience advising on Russian and international taxation matters and represents clients in complicated tax disputes. His clients include VTB Capital, Rusnano, Russian Venture Company, Renova group, Fora-Bank, Bank of Moscow, VEB, Integra group, Inteko group, and Puratos.
Kalinin graduated from the law faculty of The State University of Land Use Planning. He holds a Ph.D. from the Graduate School of the financial faculty at Kutafin Moscow State Law University and an LL.M in international taxation from the Vienna University of Economics and Business. He is a permanent member of the Russian branch of the International Fiscal Association and the Moscow Bar Association.
“It is a great honour to join the Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners’ team,” said Kalinin, in a statement released by the firm. "Enhancing further development of the Firm’s tax practice is one of my key priorities. I am looking forward to working with Igor Shikow, EPAM key tax specialist and a market renowned expert, who will focus on project work and further strengthening of the German Desk within the tax practice.”