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EPAM Announces New Partner and Practice with Addition of Rosgeologia Head of Legal

EPAM Announces New Partner and Practice with Addition of Rosgeologia Head of Legal

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EPAM has announced it is launching a new Natural Resources practice, to be headed by returning Partner Mikhail Kazantsev, the former Rosgeologia Deputy Director General and Head of Legal (as reported by CEE In-House Matters on June 25, 2021).

Prior to joining Rosgeologia in 2016, Kazantsev spent 10 years working at EPAM, and was Partner for the last six of those. The firm further informed that he was involved in drafting the Russian legislation on controlled foreign companies (CFC) and capital amnesty. According to EPAM, at Rosgeologia, Russia’s largest geological holding, Mikhail lead a team comprising 100+ lawyers and coordinated projects aimed at improving resource recovery efficiency in the Russian Federation.

Kazantsev graduated from the St. Petersburg State University Law School. In 2013, he received his Master’s degree from Columbia University (USA) and, in 2018, he received an MBA from Gubkin Oil and Gas University.

EPAM at a Glance

Founded in 1993, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners is the leading full-service law firm in the CIS with offices in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus and associated office in Cyprus.

We handle some of the largest and most complex and demanding transactions. We advise our clients in many areas of law, including: dispute resolution in Russia and abroad, International Arbitration and Litigation, M&A and Corporate, antitrust issues, criminal law, intellectual property, restructurings and insolvencies, international trade and customs, tax, real estate and construction, banking and finance, energy and natural resources, environmental and technical regulation, marine and transport law, pharmaceuticals and healthcare and others.

We combine high academic qualifications, internationally acknowledged moral and ethical values, senior partners' professional experience and practical abilities with the vigour and knowledge of younger attorneys, providing clients with reliable, first-class service according to both Russian and western standards through a flexible structure.

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Firm's website: www.epam.ru