Head of Corporate and Dispute Resolution Practice, attorney
Kirill started his legal career in 2001 while studying. He graduated from the Law School of Saint-Petersburg State University in 2002 and joined Kachkin & Partners as a lawyer at the very establishment of the firm. Due to his professional achievements he was promoted to become a Partner and a Head of Corporate and Dispute Resolution Practice in just few years.
His area of expertise revolves around legal support of M&A transactions, support of companies’ formation and operation, litigation on corporate and commercial law issues, bankruptcy, labor law, as well as tax disputes and other regulatory claims. The total amount of claims in disputes won by the company’s clients with the help of Kirill and his practice associates is more than a billion dollars.
Besides Kirill has extensive successful experience in cooperating with state entities on antitrust matters, securities and currency control legislative and practical issues.
The international professional rating Best Lawyers in 2013-2021 mentioned Kirill among the best Russian legal experts in arbitration and mediation, construction Law, corporate governance and compliance practice, corporate law, insolvency and reorganization law, international arbitration, litigation, mergers and acquisitions law, real estate law. In 2017 the publication awarded Kirill the “Lawyer of the Year in Bankruptcy and Reorganization” title, in 2020 — the “Lawyer of the Year in Corporate Law” title.
Company’s Corporate and Dispute Resolution Practice, headed by Kirill, was recommended to accompany business and resolve disputes by the leading legal directories Chambers Europe and The Legal 500 EMEA in 2013-2021. Also the Russian annual Pravo.Ru-300 rating recommended Corporate and Dispute Resolution Practice of Kachkin & Partners in 2016-2020.
In 2018-2020 the international rating IFLR1000 recommended Kachkin & Partners in M&A sphere.
According to the results of the rating «Leaders of the legal services market» of the publishing house «Kommersant» in 2021, Kirill Saskov entered the top specialists in the categories Bankruptcy (regional rating), Corporate / M&A (regional rating), Commercial Dispute Resolution (regional rating).
Kirill was awarded by the St. Petersburg Bar Association “For success achieved by attorney in civil cases” in 2016, as well as “For success achieved by attorney in business law” in 2017.
Among Kirill’s clients are: SUBWAY RUSSIA, Domino’s Pizza international fast food restaurant chains, Smeshariki group of companies, TI Automotive manufacturing companies, Explosivos Tecnológicos Argentinos, Goreltech plant, Nevsky ship-building and ship-repair yard, Hydromashservice, Lenenergo, Dieta-18 group of companies, Pyaterochka retail chain (X5 Retail Group), A.Len architect bureau, Mamoshin’s architectural studio, Ferratum financial companies, Seven Suns Development, Petersburg-Dorservis, A+ Development, STEP general contracting company, Business Lines transport-logistic operator, the Yusupov Palace, Capella Taurida.
Kirill is holding an IBA membership. In addition Kirill is a member of Russian Arbitration Association and an accredited arbitrator of the Association.
He has authored a number of publications in expert legal editions and is often interviewed by periodical business media.
He is fluent in English.