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 (2021). He is also named as an up and coming lawyer for M&A in Russia by Chambers Global (2021), where clients note his creative approach and say he is “always available and hard-working.” In previous editions of the guide, clients note that “he does the heavy lifting work in capital markets” and “he is always there with us 24/7.” He is also recommended by The Legal 500 EMEA (2021), Chambers Europe (2021) and Expert Guides, published by Euromoney, has recognised Mr. Kuleshov as a Rising Star. Mr. Kuleshov is recommended for his capital markets, corporate, M&A and private equity work by Best Lawyers (2022).

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 practise 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