FBK’s Partner and Director of the Tax Litigation Department Galina Akchurina has judged the final round of the Third Annual Competition in Russian Taxation “Tax Live”.
Teams from MGIMO and SPbU law faculties qualified for the final held at the Higher School of Economics. “The competition is as close as possible to real life tax dispute resolution and the experience obtained by the competitors will be useful for them in their future profession,” Galina Akchurina said. Finalists were invited for an internship at FBK Legal.
The competition had several rounds: a qualification round, drafting statements of defence and participating in oral arguments in a moot court simulating proceedings over a claim from tax authorities to a taxpayer. The panel of judges consisting of recognised tax specialists was chaired by Viktor Batsiev, former chairman of the tax judicial assembly of the Supreme Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation and supervisor of the Podderzhka education project.
The competition was organised by Tax Live, a Russian organisation that unites top scientists and lawyers in tax law.