International Tax Review names Goltsblat BLP Russia Tax Firm of the Year


European Tax Awards 2017 has recognised Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of the international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), as international tax law firm of the year and awarded in the category Russia Tax Firm of the Year. The results were announced at the awards ceremony in London on 18 May.

European Tax Awards have taken place annually since 2005 to recognise the leading international tax professionals from around Europe. This award is hosted by International Tax Review, the most reputable international premium publication in the area of Tax. The nominee selection criteria included a track record of major cross-border projects, involvement in complex and precedent-setting cases, the size of the tax team and much more.

Andrey Goltsblat, Managing Partner of Goltsblat BLP: "We are delighted to have received such a prestigious international award. This is a major and significant victory for us, a real testament to the achievements of our Tax and Customs Practices. We congratulate the entire team on this richly deserved recognition."

Evgeny Timofeev, Partner and Head of Goltsblat BLP’s Tax Practice, comments: "We are grateful to the competition organisers and jury for holding us in such high esteem. It has been an interesting and action-packed year, and we want to thank our clients for the trust they have put in the firm. The Goltsblat BLP Tax Practice is among the biggest on the market and, over the last 12 months, has been joined by five new lawyers, including Associate Director Anna Zvereva and two Senior Associates: Alla Zverkova and Kirill Rubalsky. I would also like to thank the entire team for their input into the development of the Practice, for their enthusiasm and professionalism." 

This year, the BLP London Tax Team was also nominated for European Private Equity Tax Deal of the Year.

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