Maxim Kuleshov is an international counsel based in the Moscow office. His practice focuses on public and private mergers & acquisitions, capital markets and private equity transactions in various industries, including energy and natural resources, financial institutions and transportation.

Mr. Kuleshov is recommended for M&A, Debt and Equity Capital Markets and Private Equity by IFLR1000 (2020). He is also named as one of the leading lawyers for capital markets in Russia by Chambers Global (2020) where clients say “he does the heavy lifting work in capital markets.” In previous editions of the guide clients note that “he is always there with us 24/7.” He is also recommended by The Legal 500 EMEA (2019), Chambers Europe (2020) and Expert Guides, published by Euromoney, has named Mr. Kuleshov a Rising Star.

Mr. Kuleshov joined the firm in 2005, prior to which he was a legal assistant and trainee lawyer for a U.S. law firm and a leading UK law firm. In 2005 Mr. Kuleshov graduated with honours from Moscow State University.

Mr. Kuleshov is admitted to practice in Russia. He is fluent in Russian and English and has a basic knowledge of French.


  • Moscow State University, Faculty of Law, 2005, Law Degree