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.