Kirill Grishin is a Russian law-qualified associate in Latham & Watkins’ London office. Mr. Grishin advises on general corporate and mergers and acquisitions deals, as well as on data protection issues, publication and marketing rules, and content-related restrictions in Russia and the CIS.

Mr. Grishin’s representative experience includes advising:

Corporate M&A

  • Siemens with respect to its business activities in Russia (including compliance with sanctions, implementation of reorganization measures, etc.)
  • IVI, an online video streaming platform in Russia, on a new funding round of US$250 million from external investors and current shareholders
  • TMK on its acquisition of 86.54% of shares in ChelPipe, a Russia-based manufacturer of steel tubes and pipes, from controlling shareholder Andrey Komarov

Data Privacy

  • Tencent in respect of Russian registration, notification, and data privacy requirements, as well as rules applicable to operation of payment systems 
  • VEON/VimpelCom in connection with advice on cross-border data privacy and data retention matters
  • Several multinational payment systems on banking and related regulations in Russia 

Capital Markets

  • Underwriters in connection with the US$1.1 billion initial public offering of Ozon, a Russian ecommerce group, on Nasdaq
  • Underwriters in connection with the initial public offering of Samolet’s 3,078,968 ordinary shares listed on the Moscow Stock Exchange
  • DTEK Finance on the issuance of 7/7.5% Senior Secured PIK Toggle Notes due 2027
  • Rosecliff Acquisition Corp in relation to PIPE Offering of 3,000,000 Ordinary Shares listed on Nasdaq

Bar Qualification

  • Russia


  • LLM, Russian Private Law School (Moscow)
  • LLB, Moscow State University

Languages Spoken

  • English