Practice

  • Tax law
  • Corporate law
  • Legislation on securities
  • Exchange control
  • Copyright and patent law, intellectual property protection
  • Protection in criminal cases in the sphere of economic activity
  • Representation in arbitration courts

President
Samvel Karakhanyan
Samvel Karakhanyan

Academic degree

Doctor of Juridical Science

Education

1982 - Yerevan Polytechnic Institute n.a. Karl Marx (today – National Polytechnic University of Armenia)
1994 - Moscow State Law Academy - MSAL (since 2012 – Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSAL)
1998 - Post-graduate course of the MSAL
2009 - Doctoral of the The Russian Law Academy of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation (since 2015 – All-Russian State University of Justice)

Supplementary education:

Program: World Politics in the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
Program: “Mediation. Theory of conflict resolution” in Moscow Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.

Career

Practicing attorney. Member of the Moscow Chamber of Attorneys.

Samvel has a 28-year work experience in the legal industry (work experience as the attorney - 22 years). He has experience in law firms of Yerevan, St. Petersburg, Moscow. Since 2001, he has been the Head of the Barshchevsky & Partners Moscow bar association.

Samvel’s core competency is criminal law. He handles a large number of criminal cases, defending prominent business people who stand accused of business and economic crimes.

Samvel also has extensive experience in litigation, business dispute resolution, arbitration and legal support to companies in tax, corporate and financial law. At various times, he has represented the interests of the Russian Government, the Presidential Administration, Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Economic Development, as well as many large companies including Gazprom, Aeroflot, Bosco di Ciliegi, Sukhoi (aircraft holding company), 'UES of Russia' RJSC, GUM, East Line, Optifood, AIG Insurance and many other companies.

Barshchevsky & Partners has won many prestigious awards under Samvel Karakhanian's leadership, including the Russian Law Company of the Year award. In December 2016, Russia's principal rating for legal firms 'Pravo.ru-300' placed Barshchevsky & Partners among the best firms in three categories: criminal law and procedure, arbitration and dispute resolution.

In June 2017, international premier guide 'Best Lawyers' has published the results of the Best Lawyers 2018 rating: according to the survey`s results, Samvel Karakhanyan was again recognized as one of the best Russian legal professionals in the 'Arbitration and Mediation' practice area.

The Cavalier of the International Order of St. Constantine the Great

Certificate of Honour of the President of Russia

Military medal for excellence in engineering

"70 Years of the USSR Armed Forces" anniversary medal

"Person of the Year 2009" Award and "Person of the Year 2014"Award for his contribution to the development of legal maintenance of economic freedom

Karakhanyan S.: The activities of the lawyer in representing taxpayers: issues of responsibility for tax offenses. - M.: Publishing House "Intellect-Center", 2003 - 5 pp

Karakhanyan S.: The activities of a lawyer for the protection of the taxpayers in a criminal trial: Evidence Problems monograph. - M.: Publishing House "Intellect-Center", 2003. - pp 4 - Detailed study of problems with evidence

Karakhanyan S.: Activity of the lawyer for representation and protection of the taxpayer in cases of disputes with the tax authorities and tax inspectors. - M.: Publishing House "Intellect-Center", 2003 - 8 pp

Karakhanyan S.: detailed study of Legal aid counsel in the defense of the taxpayer's rights in the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation. - M.: Publishing House "Intellect-Center", 2003 - 6 pp

Karakhanyan S.: Advocacy: Perceptions about the profession. Monograph. - M.: "OVL" Publishing House, 2005. - 12 pp

Karakhanyan S.: The system of professional competence of a lawyer. - M.: "OVL" Publishing House, 2007. - 20 pp

Karakhanyan S.: Component of professional competence of a lawyer. - M.: "OVL" Publishing House, 2007. - 16 pp

Karakhanyan S., Batalova I. Tax audits: problem analysis, solution. - M.: Berator-Publishing, 2008 - 8 pp

Karakhanyan S.: Aspects of professional competence of a lawyer. - M.: Law and Politics. 2008. №5. - 0.5 pp

Karakhanyan S.: Legal knowledge of a professional lawyer. - M.: Law and Politics. 2008. №6. - 0.5 pp

Karakhanyan S.: Awareness in an individual case, as a necessary element of professional competence of a lawyer. - 0.5 pp

Karakhanyan S.: General awareness of the lawyer as a necessary condition of professional competence. - M.: Law and Politics. 2008. №7. - 0.5 pp

Karakhanyan S.: Features convictions in court. - M.: Law and Politics. 2008. №8. - 0.5 pp

Karakhanyan S.: The applicability of the basic concepts and rules of the general theory of argumentation to problem convictions in court. - M.: Law and Politics. 2008. №9 - 0,5 pp

Karakhanyan S.: Strategy and tactics of litigation. - M.: Law and Politics. 2008. №10. - 0.5 pp

Karakhanyan S.: Higher legal education and experience as a compulsory institutional prerequisite of professional competence of a lawyer. - M.: Law and Politics. 2008. №11. - 0.5 pp

Karakhanyan S., Batalova I. Tax disputes: problem analysis, solution. - M.: Berator-Publishing, 2008 - 8 pp

Karakhanyan S., Batalova I. Litigation with tax: actual problems with evidence. -M:. Berator-Publishing, pp 2009-8

Karakhanyan S.: Analysis of key elements of professional competence of a lawyer. - M.: Law and Politics. 2008. №3. - 0.5 pp

Karakhanyan S.: Methodological knowledge as part of the information element of professional competence of the lawyer - M.: Law and Politics. 2008. №4. - 0.5 pp

Barenboim P., Karakhanyan S., Kravchenko D. "Psychological torture in Russia and Abroad" - M.: LSM 2016

  • Tax law
  • Corporate law
  • Legislation on securities
  • Exchange control
  • Copyright and patent law, intellectual property protection
  • Protection in criminal cases in the sphere of economic activity
  • Representation in arbitration courts
25 May 2019
Best Lawyers. Best of the best.
26 October 2018
Taxes on property of citizens for last year calculated in a new way. President of the Bar Association Samvel Karakhanyan explains some details of the innovation of the tax authorities.
02 July 2018
The President of the Moscow bar Association «Barshchevsky & Partners», Samvel Karakhanyan commented on the peculiarities of the Russian judicial system.
25 May 2018
President of Moscow bar Association "Barschevsky & Partners" Samvel Karakhanyan took part in the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Armenia.
14 March 2018
The number of criminal cases in the business sector is growing, and the number of crimes - no
24 November 2017
Car owners are complaining to the strange tax offers. Comment of Samvel Karakhanyan, Bar’s president, for Vedomosti.ru
10 November 2017
“How did the property tax increase and why it is better to pay on time”. Samvel Karakhanyan’s comment in Vedomosti newspaper
30 August 2017
“The Bar's attorneys managed to release the client from under house arrest right in the courtroom”
29 June 2017
Samvel Karakhanyan and Julia Zhironkina have won the trial resulted in the court decision which is substandard for legal practice
29 June 2017
“Reduction of interest on deposits tied to The Central Bank of the Russian Federation rate can be challenged”. Comments of Samvel Karakhanyan for Vedomosti newspaper
16 June 2017
Best Lawyers 2018 rating: Samvel Karakhanyan was again recognized as one of the best Russian lawyers in the “Arbitration and Mediation” practice area
23 December 2016
“How a borrower can be threatened by a notary. What pitfalls hides new extrajudicial debt recovery procedures by banks”. The article of Samvel Karakhanyan for “Vedomosti”
16 November 2016
“Could the case of the Head of Ministry of Economic Development influence the process of privatization of “Rosneft” block of shares”. Samvel Karakhanyan's comments for BFM.ru
25 July 2016
Samvel Karakhanyan's interview for NBJ journal
20 June 2016
Samvel Karakhanyan entered the list of best lawyers in Russia according to 'Best Lawyers' international guide ('arbitration and mediation' practice area). The rating was published in "Kommersant'
18 April 2016
Samvel Karakhanyan spoke at the XII annual business conference “Legal Forum of Russia”
14 March 2016
Samvel Karakhanyan and Pavel Khlyustov will take part in the XII annual business forum “Russian Legal Forum” (“Vedomosti”)
07 March 2016
Samvel Karakhanyan's interview to Aeroflot PREMIUM magazine
13 January 2016
In January 2016 a book “Psychological torture in Russia and abroad” was published
25 November 2014
Samvel Karakhanyan won the “Best in Russia / Best.ru” annual award of public activity