Denis is a seasoned attorney with an educational background from the International Independent University of Environmental and Political Sciences as well as the Law Faculty and the Academic Law Institute under the auspices of the Institute of State Law of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Before Denis joined our team he worked for more than 10 years as a Head of legal department of Femida Audit which was a part of DFK International. Denis worked closely with large Russian and international clients, on projects related to tax, corporate, corporate structuring, corporate re-organizations, real estate, financial and contract law issues. Denis is very experienced litigator with a very strong track record working on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants, both for business disputes and also relating to non-corporate disputes. Denis also worked as head of the legal department for Bioenergy Corporation in Russia. For many of his international clients Denis assists in setting up legal entities in Russia and then support them during their business activities in Russia, including participation in negotiations with partners, clients and governmental bodies, drafting contracts, representation in courts etc. Denis also has extensive experience working on M&A and related transactions both in terms of deal structuring, due diligences, post-transaction issues and other related issues. Denis is a native Russian speaker and practically bi-lingual in terms of his English-language skills. In that regard he has spent almost a year in various courses in Cambridge at Cambridge University. He holds both a the Cambridge ILEC certificate and has attained Level B2 in the CEFR system. In addition to various English language trainings, Denis has also attended extensive training courses relating to the WTO, real estate and contract negotiations.