Mikhail Kazantsev
Partner, head of public policy, real estate and natural resources practices
Mikhail Kazantsev

21, 1st Tverskaya-Yamskaya Str.,
Moscow, 125047, Russia

Tel.: +7 (495) 935 8010
Fax: +7 (495) 935 8011



  • Kommersant (2022)

Mikhail has extensive experience in acting on major deals and investment projects on the Russian M&A market in various economic sectors, advising Russian and international clients on deal structuring, due diligence, regulatory approvals, financial recovery and restructuring proceedings. He also specialises in real estate / natural resources and subsoil / compliance.

Prior to joining Rosgeologia in 2016, Mikhail spent 10 years working at EPAM, and was a partner for the last 6 years.  At Rosgeologia, Russia’s largest geological holding, Mikhail led a team of a whole holding company comprising 100+ lawyers and coordinated projects aimed at improving resource recovery efficiency in the Russian Federation.

Earlier, Mikhail was with the Russian Presidential Administration, headed the legal department at the St. Petersburg Customs Office and held other senior in-house management positions.

Mikhail 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 MBA from Gubkin Oil and Gas University.

He has received a letter of commendation from the Russian President.

Mikhail has been admitted to the Moscow Bar. Member of the New York Bar.