Oleg Bazhenov Is Elected Partner at Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners

Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law, has announced the election of Oleg Bazhenov as a Partner in the firm, with responsibility for the firm's growing tax practice.

As Partner, Oleg will continue to develop the firm's tax practice, representing clients at the arbitration courts as well as consulting for Russian and foreign companies and corporations on issues related to tax legislation.

Oleg is a recognized expert in tax arbitration and tax consulting in Russia. Before joining the Law Firm in September 2010 as head of tax practice, he held leading positions at first-rate legal and consulting companies such as VEGAS LEX, Joint Consultants FDP, CEE Tax and Finance Law.

Mr. Bazhenov has 15 years' experience in representing large Russian and international companies in the arbitration courts on complicated tax cases.  His clients include such companies as Rockwool, OTTO Group, British Airways, Gazprom Neft, Media-Markt-Saturn, M.Video, SUN InBev, Vologdaenergo, Yarenergo, Kostromaenergo, Nidan Juices, Severgazprom, Udmurtneft, Novosibirskenergo, Surgutneftegas, Visokogorskiy GOK and Ural Airlines. His experience also includes taking part in providing comprehensive support on tax matters for RUSNANO, MTS, MTD Products Inc., STEKLONit, HydroOGK, Russian Railways (RR), and Management Company Rosvodokanal.  Oleg also participated as a tax consultant in supporting projects of “Integrated development of South Yakutia” company, RosMorRechFlot, “Belkomur”. 

Oleg graduated from Ural State Law Academy (Sverdlovsk Law Institute).  Oleg has been recognized as one of the most highly rated tax lawyers in Russia according to international ratings Chambers Europe 2011 and Legal 500 EMEA 2011. He is regularly invited to write articles and provide expert comments to leading Russian and foreign mass media – the business press, radio and television, as well as to speak at major conferences and seminars.

Managing partner Andrey Korelskiy commented on the appointment of Oleg as a new Partner: “The expansion and development of our tax practice requires strengthening of the firm's resources. Oleg is a first-rate professional tax lawyer and his election as a Partner is a key event for tax practice of our Law Firm.  His efforts will certainly enhance the quality of professional support provided to our clients on tax matters and improve the firm's growing expertise”.

“My election has taken place during an active period for the firm's tax practice. The enhancement of the tax practice is the result of effective team work on projects and an increasing number of major clients", said Oleg Bazhenov, Partner and head of the firm's tax practice.  "I would like to thank my colleagues for their trust and confidence in me, and their appreciation of my work in the firm.  I will continue doing my best for the success of our clients and the firm”.