Evgenii Surdin

Senior Associate
Tax Law Practice

St Petersburg, Moscow

e-mail: e.surdin@maximalegal.ru


Evgenii has more than 8 years’ experience working in law, of which more than 5 years he has specialised in tax law.

Evgenii advises corporate and private clients on issues of Russian and international taxation, tax planning and tax risk assessment. He also conducts projects on transfer pricing, obtaining tax benefits, applying currency legislation and other current tax issues.

Evgenii has considerable experience in conducting tax audits, accompanying clients during tax audits and litigation in tax disputes.


Prior to joining the Maxima Legal team, Evgenii did an internship at KPMG and collaborated with a number of large international companies, including Becar Asset Management and Deloitte.


  • Assisting with a turnkey construction by a group of companies for a leading Russian distributor of sanitary products.
  • Undertaking of an on-site tax audit for a large energy grid company, the amount of the final additional charges was 50 times lower than the amount according to the pre-audit analysis.
  • Undertaking tax audit of a cleaning company, the value of the final contributions being 60 times lower than the amount according to the pre-audit analysis.
  • Successfully challenging the refusal of VAT refunds for a client acquiring a large business centre in Moscow.


2013                Law Faculty of St Petersburg State University (undergraduate)
2015                Law Faculty of St Petersburg State University  (Master’s degree in Tax Law)


Fluent in English