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Head of Financial Transactions and Capital Markets
Kirill is Head of Financial Transactions and Capital Markets at Advokaadibüroo PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal in Estonia.
Prior to rejoining PwC Legal, Kirill worked as Head of Group Legal at FinTech financial institution SupplierPlus Group. Prior to that, he worked as a senior associate and attorney with the Banking and Finance practice at PwC Legal. Previously, Kirill also worked as Senior Counsel and Division Head within the Legal department at Eesti Energia AS, one of the largest multinational energy companies in the Baltic countries. Along with heading up and leading teams of lawyers, Kirill also acted as a counsel for the Treasury, Financial Risk Management and Financial Trading departments on a wide range of legal matters. As part of that experience, Kirill has developed a solid understanding of the needs and expectations of business with respect to legal service deliverables.
Throughout his professional career, Kirill has been involved in advising on and coordinating complex transactions, often in the context of international projects involving several jurisdictions and legal and tax teams. More specifically, he provided legal support for a number of Eurobond issues, including the benchmark €500 million issue for the Estonian market in 2015. He also advised on numerous multi-million euro term and revolving credit facilities, including those from the European Investment Bank, and due diligence and restructuring exercises as part of the preparation for potential IPOs.
Kirill has a sharp practical understanding of the commodity derivatives trading business and has in-depth experience in negotiating and drafting ISDA documentation and other transaction instruments in connection with financial trading. He advised on the analysis and implementation of the comprehensive in-house measures in response to the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR), Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) and Markets in Financial Instruments Directive and Regulation (MiFID II and MiFIR).
Estonian, English, Russian
Kirill is a member of the Estonian Bar Association since 2018.
Kirill holds two LLM degrees, one in International Commercial Arbitration from Stockholm University and the other in Finance from the Institute for Law and Finance at Goethe University Frankfurt. He was also involved as a trainee with the Capital Markets & Structured Finance team in the Frankfurt office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP.
Advokaadibüroo PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal OÜ is noted for advising foreign investors moving into the Baltic market on multidisciplinary, multi-jurisdictional banking and finance matters, including regulatory advice, licensing, and general advisory work. Clients often operate in various fintech sectors, including in crypto and blockchain. Head of banking and finance group Viljar Kähari covers areas including regulatory compliance, transactions, risk management, and restructuring and debt collection, while Priit Lätt focuses on the fintech sector. Additionally, new head of financial transactions and capital markets Kirill Ležeiko re-joined the team from supply chain finance group SupplierPlus in August 2021.