Maria Kazakova

Maria Kazakova

Senior Associate

Email maria.kazakova@​

Phone +7 495 933 3000

Fax +7 495 933 3001

LanguagesDanish, English, Italian, Norwegian, Russian

Practice groupCorporate

Maria is a highly experienced M&A, joint venture and private equity lawyer. Maria represents foreign private and state-owned companies in major transactions in Russia and other CIS countries, as well as major Russian companies in their projects worldwide.  

Being a Russian-qualified and internationally-trained attorney makes Maria exceptionally well positioned to work on cross-border transactions. Maria always takes a pragmatic approach to address client's needs and to understand the clients' concerns, taking into consideration all commercial, regulatory, compliance, antitrust, corporate governance and private international law issues.  

Maria has a distinguished track record. Her experience includes a large number of high profile transactions in various industries of the Russian market, including media, telecom, mining, agriculture, banking and retail. Prior to joining the firm Maria worked for the Moscow, London and Oslo offices of a major international law firm.

Awards and recognitions


Best Lawyers in Russia
Mergers and Acquisitions


Europe, Future Leader - Gender Diversity (Private Practice)
Chambers Diversity & Inclusion

Education and admissions


Law Degree magna cum laude, Lomonosov Moscow State University, 2011

LL.M., University of Oslo, 2010

Representative experience

Polymetal International plc, a London listed Russian top-3 gold mining company, on acquisition and disposal of various mining assets in Russia, Kazakhstan and Armenia.

Global technology investment fund on investment in a global satellite services company operating in Russia and the U.S.

Siberian Agrarian Holding on a joint venture with Saudi Arabian investment fund to ship Russian wheat and barley to the Middle East and North Africa.

Dow Jones on sale and complex restructuring of Vedomosti, one of the most prominent business newspapers in Russia.

RosEvroBank on sale of shares to Sovcombank, which now became the 3rd largest private bank in Russia.

Windar Renovables on a joint venture in consortium with Severstal and Rusnano for production of wind power generation facilities in Russia.

DTEK, the major Ukrainian energy holding, on acquisition of the controlling stakes in two large Ukrainian electricity distribution system operators in Kiev and Odessa.

Discovery Communications on a joint venture with Russia's National Media Group.

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