Yana Zoloeva

Yana Zoloeva

Partner, Russia Tax and Legal Leader, PwC Russia

With over 20 years of hands-on experience, Yana is a recognised expert in legal consulting for energy, utilities and mining companies, as well as on infrastructure projects in Russia and abroad. She has also significant expertise in corporate governance and long-term incentive plans. Yana is well known for launching PwC’s legal management consulting practice, which includes a top-notch team of experts on the management of legal and compliance function and the development of innovative legal tech solutions.

After taking up her role as PwC Legal Practice Leader in 2012, Yana managed to drive PwC Legal to become one of the largest law firms in Russia and the largest practice among local Big Four offices. Together with industry-focused assurance and advisory services, as well as tax services, PwC Legal provides services across multiple practices for public and private clients. Among the five largest firms in Russia in terms of number of lawyers, PwC Legal has been constantly highlighted by international and local rankings as a leading law firm. 

Yana served as PwC CEE Legal Network Leader from 2015 to 2017. In July 2017, she was appointed as Tax and Legal Leader in Russia, which was quite unusual for a lawyer. Now PwC’s tax and legal department in Russia is one of the largest practices in both CEE and Russia. In 2017, she was elected to the PwC Global Board, which has overall responsibility for the governance of the PwC Network and oversight of the Network Leadership Team.

Yana has PhD in law and a degree in finance. For the last several years, Yana has been personally recognised as a leading Russian expert on energy and natural resources law and oil and gas law by international ranking Best Lawyers.

Practice areas:

  • Energy and natural resources
  • Infrastructure projects
  • Long-term employee incentive programs

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Education

  • Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas
  • Law Department
  • 1996

    Russian State Tax Academy of the Russian Ministry of Finance
  • Economy Department
  • 2001

    Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law under the Russian Government
  • PhD
  • 2003