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Orion Partners bolsters its advising capabilities in the area of private wealth and international tax
July 1, 2024

Orion Partners law firm is bringing on a team of professionals led by Roman Bakhanets — a legal expert in the area of private client support and international tax, who has appeared in international and Russian rankings, including Chambers and Partners, Pravo-300 and Kommersant. This will enable Orion Partners to expand its offerings to clients with respect in asset structuring, establishment of funds and trusts, as well as international tax and compliance.

“Bringing on Roman Bakhanets’s team is an important step for us and very good news for our clients. Roman has one-of-a-kind experience advising on asset structuring, taxation and tax disputes. By joining the firm, he will enable us to offer new products to clients, while also expanding the clientele via beneficial owners of businesses in Russia and abroad”, said Orion Partners partner Evgeny Zelensky.

New Orion Partners partner Roman Bakhanets was previously the head of BKHK law firm, where he successfully delivered hundreds of projects involving the restructuring of private clients’ assets, capital amnesty and representing clients in litigation, including in foreign countries. Roman is individually ranked by Chambers and Partners among the top lawyers in the private wealth area. He also appears in the Pravo-300 and Kommersant individual rankings in categories such as Private Wealth, Compliance and Sanctions Law.

Together with Roman Bakhanets, the Orion Partners team is being joined by several professionals in the area of private wealth and international tax: International compliance practice head Roman Khaminskiy, Senior Associate Lubov Kochenkova, as well as Associates Alexandra Mashkina and Elena Abdrakhmanova.

Roman Khaminskiy has 13 years of experience in the areas of compliance, cross-border transactions, capital movement and sanction restrictions. His experience also includes work with the Société Générale international banking group. He advises wealthy individuals and their families on ownership structuring and asset protection. Roman is ranked by Chambers and Partners, Pravo-300 and Kommersant among the top lawyers in Russia in categories such as Private Wealth, Compliance and Sanctions Law, as well as Family and Inheritance Law.

Lubov Kochenkova has more than 10 years of experience advising in the area of tax and taxation and holds economic and legal degrees. She specialises in advising clients on tax implications, foreign exchange risks, regulation and control, and the establishment and structuring of foreign companies. She has a proven track record supporting clients in all phases of the capital amnesty process. Lubov is individually ranked by Pravo-300 and Kommersant among the top lawyers in Russia in the area of tax and tax advising.

Alexandra Mashkina advises clients on tax and legal matters, including asset structuring and international tax planning. She specializes in asset protection and transfers, including discretionary trusts and private foundations.

Elena Abdrakhmanova advises clients on Russian and international tax matters, joint venture deal structuring and operations, tax risk assessment and management, fiscal accounting analysis and tax risk monitoring.

About the firm

Orion Partners is the only Russian law firm simultaneously rated as the best in categories such as Private Wealth, Corporate Law/Mergers & Acquisitions (High Market Cap), International Litigation, International Arbitration and Finance/Banking Law in the Pravo-300 rankings for 2023. The firm has also been repeatedly recognised among the leaders in the Kommersant and Forbes Club Legal Research rankings.

Contacts
Roman Bakhanets
Partner
Private Wealth & International Tax
Roman Khaminskiy
Head of International Compliance
Private Wealth & International Tax
Lubov Kochenkova
Senior Associate
Private Wealth & International Tax
Aleksandra Mashkina
Associate
Private Wealth & International Tax
Elena Abdrakhmanova
Associate
Private Wealth & International Tax
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