Tatyana Johnson

Tatyana Johnson

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Tatyana Johnson is a national partner in Baker McKenzie’s Tax Practice Group in the New York office, where she works on international tax planning and transactions. She is an active participant at both in-house and external seminars and conferences and has served as an adjunct professor in the Tax Planning & Transactions course at Fordham University School of Law.

Practice Focus

Tatyana focuses her practice on US federal income taxation of corporations, with an emphasis on international tax planning. She advises clients on international mergers, acquisitions, post-acquisition and pre-disposition restructuring, spin-offs, supply chain restructuring, and other tax-related matters. Her experience also includes advising on outbound and inbound tax planning, income tax treaties, efficient repatriation, and intangible property migration.

Representative Legal Matters

Tatyana has provided advice to:

  • A world leading hygiene and energy technology company in its USD 8 billion merger with a leading water treatment company;
  • A multinational consumer electronics company in the structuring of its joint venture with the largest UK telecommunications retailer;
  • A multinational life sciences company in the USD 5 billion disposition of its electronic measurement business;
  • A multinational express delivery service company in the USD 4.4 billion acquisition of its European equivalent and post-acquisition supply chain restructuring;
  • A large electronics company and UAE sovereign wealth corporation in their USD 2 billion acquisition of a music publishing business; and
  • A multinational bakery supplies and biobased ingredients company in the USD 1.36 billion disposition of its bakery supplies business.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Federal Bar Association - Member
  • American Bar Association - Member
  • New York Bar Association - Member


  • New York~United States (2006)


  • Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M. Taxation, with Distinction) (2011)
  • Southern Methodist University School of Law (J.D.) (2004)
  • Washington University (B.S.B.A. Finance) (2001)


  • English
  • French
  • Russian
  • Ukrainian

Previous Offices

  • Washington, DC


Presenter, "Repatriating Low-Tax Earnings from a CFC," Bloomberg BNA - US Tax Planning for CFCs under Subpart F, New York, April 2017

Presenter, "Subpart F Planning and Repatriation," Bloomberg BNA - 2016 Corporate Tax Developments, New York, December 2016

Presenter, "Sections 355 and 367(e)(1)," Bloomberg BNA, New York, December 2015

Presenter, "Subpart F Planning," Bloomberg BNA - 2014 Corporate Tax Developments, New York, November 2014

Presenter, "Expense Apportionment," Bloomberg BNA - US International Tax Planning, New York, July 2014