Deloitte Legal strengthens the CIS practice
Moscow, 13 March 2019 - Deloitte Legal is proud to announce that, effective today, Ekaterina Portman is joining the team as a director.
Ekaterina has more than 20 years of experience as a corporate lawyer and Head of Legal Department in major international companies in Russia and abroad.
She holds a law degree from a Russian university and an LLM from the University of Law (UK). She is also a certified compliance specialist.
Ekaterina is an expert in contractual, corporate, and labour law. She has a considerable experience in business process optimisation and a record of building efficient legal functions and centres of excellence from scratch.
Her appointment will support the strategic development of the legal practice and help us serve the growing demand from our clients for turnkey solutions based on an in-depth knowledge of business.
For Deloitte Legal, Ekaterina is not just a highly qualified professional, but also a like-minded team member, whose interests and values match Deloitte’s social and business mission — to make an impact that matters.
Ekaterina is actively involved in charitable projects and social initiatives. She is an avid theatre-goer and mountaineer.
“Deloitte Legal is actively transforming the practice and is attracting industry experts to leading positions. I have personally known Ekaterina for many years and have the utmost respect for her professionalism and business skills,” said Anna Kostyra, managing partner of Deloitte Legal in the CIS. “This kind of person, with a vast experience on the client side and a clear understanding of business needs, is precisely what our practice was looking for. Ekaterina will provide us with insights to better understand our clients, utilise the strengths and improve on the weaknesses of project teams.”
Svetlana Meyer, managing partner, Tax & Legal Leader in Deloitte CIS, said: “I am delighted to welcome Ekaterina to our company. Throughout her career, Ekaterina has garnered quite a reputation for her exceptional professionalism and is highly regarded in the legal community. With her on board, Deloitte Legal will strengthen its expertise, especially in compliance and enhancing the efficiency of the legal function. On top of that, her passion for art will help develop our new Art & Finance practice.”
About Deloitte CIS
With over 264,000 employees, Deloitte has grown to be one of the largest professional services firms worldwide with a presence in over 150 countries. Deloitte offers unrivalled depth, breadth and quality of professional expertise to serve the needs of clients across various industry sectors.
Deloitte CIS is one of the leading international professional services firms that offers audit, consulting, corporate finance, enterprise risk, and tax and legal services leveraging professional experience of approximately 3,700 employees in 20 offices of 11 countries across the region. Today, Deloitte has offices in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Ufa, Yekaterinburg, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Novosibirsk and Vladivostok (Russia), Kyiv (Ukraine), Minsk (Belarus), Tbilisi (Georgia), Baku (Azerbaijan), Aktau, Almaty, Astana and Atyrau (Kazakhstan), Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), Tashkent (Uzbekistan), Dushanbe (Tajikistan), Ashgabat (Turkmenistan) and Yerevan (Armenia).