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Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners
21, 1st Tverskaya-Yamskaya Str.
125047 MOSCOW

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Partner, Head of the Tax Practice


Sergey is the Head of the Tax Practice and has considerable experience in advising corporate clients on a wide range of Russian and international tax issues, in particular, in the field of tax structuring of transactions and investments, taxation of financial instruments and derivatives. Sergey successfully represents clients in tax disputes. He also has a wealth of experience in advising private clients on deoffshorization and amnesty of capital.

Before joining the Firm, Sergey Kalinin was a Tax Partner at Liniya Prava, he also he also worked at Russian law firm, international law firm and at one of Big Four accounting firms.


Russian, English


He is a permanent member of the Russian branch of the International Fiscal Association (ROS-IFA) and the Moscow Bar Association.


Sergey graduated from the law faculty of The State University of Land Use Planning. He holds a Ph.D. (Graduate School of the financial faculty at Kutafin Moscow State Law University) and an LL.M. in international taxation (Vienna University of Economics and Business).

Lawyer Rankings

Russia > Tax

(Next Generation Partners)

Sergey KalininEgorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

The tax specialists at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners garner praise for their ‘excellent client care, knowledge and attention to detail’. The practice has particular expertise regarding international taxation issues arising in the context of cross-border transactions. Of late, the team is also increasingly being instructed by high-net-worth individuals on private wealth tax issues. Recently promoted partner Sergey Kalinin heads up the department and has additional experience handling tax disputes. Senior associate Ekaterina Roletr and associate Anastasia Berman are also key figures in the team.

Russia > Private client

Equity capital distribution matters, including company appraisals and non-property rights issues, form a core part of the practice at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners. Away from capital structuring, the team also advises on real estate acquisition, immigration and dual residency issues, succession planning and divorce proceedings. For tax-related mandates, Sergey Kalinin, who recently made partner, is the name to note, while Denis Arkhipov is the key contact for private asset ownership mandates, both in Russia and internationally. Newly promoted counsels Denis Golubev and Oleg Bouiko are also recommended. Away from the Moscow office, clients highlight managing partner Ivan Smirnov and counsel Evgeny Gurchenko, both based in St Petersburg. Senior associate Evgeniya Fedoreeva is another key name.