Golovanev Mikhail
Senior lawyer
Tax Litigation project manager
Mikhail Golovanev is a Senior Lawyer in FBK Legal’s Tax litigation practice.

Mikhail successfully resolves legal issues providing support to customers during tax inspections, mandatory pre-trial settlements of disputes with tax authorities and challenges additionally charged taxes in courts.

Mikhail also gained extensive experience of tax consulting for Russian and international companies on taxation of diverse deals and transactions (including intra-group deals during business restructuring), assessment of tax risks and application of transfer pricing rules.

Mikhail has more than 10 year of practical experience. During this time, he mastered the taxation of oil and gas and chemical sectors, technology of minerals extraction, studied the taxation specifics for electrical equipment production, retail trade and other sectors.

Mikhail’s successful projects include:
  • creating an important judicial precedent in the case against the Pension Fund of Russia which allowed saving future pension assets for more than 49,000 employees and defending the client – a global fast-food leader against multimillion fines;
  • implementing a project for the largest in Russia company for polyethylene production being in construction, including successful challenging of taxes additionally charged after a field tax audit;
  • comprehensive legal support during tax inspection in one of Russia’s largest chemical companies and further successful settlement of tax authorities’ claims.


Legal representation in tax disputes, supporting tax inspections, pre-trial appealing of tax authorities’ awards, tax risks assessment.


2011 Moscow Institute of Law, degree in Law

2008 State University of Management, degree in Taxes and Taxation



  • Food industry
  • IT / TMT / Technology
  • Chemicals and petrochemicals
  • Energy
  • Oil&gas
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