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Kirill Ratnikov

Managing Partner
RSS Partners Advisory Group, Russian Federation
LL.M. (Yale), PHD in law

Kirill graduated from the law faculty of the Lomonosov Moscow State University, earned his Ph.D. from the Institute of State and Law of Russian Academy of Sciences, received his LL.M. degree at Yale University (USA), and studied EU law in the Netherlands (scholarship of the European Union). For more than 19 years he has worked at major international law firms (for 8 years as partner) before he launched his own law firm RSS-Partners specializing in PPPs and project finance in Russia and CIS countries.

During his career Kirill has participated in more than 100 mergers and acquisitions, and in all significant PPP and infrastructure projects on the territory of Russia and the CIS (more than 40 projects in total), including in Kazakhstan, where he was managing partner of Astana office for 2 years.

Kirill is one of five drafters of the original Federal Concession Law, and holds memberships on the Expert Councils on PPPs and Infrastructure of the State Duma (Russian Parliament), Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP), Vnesheconombank (VEB – Russian Development Bank) and others. Kirill provides expert support in developing legislation on project finance and PPPs in the CIS (including Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Belorussia) and several Russian regions. He is the author of two books on global offerings of securities and privatizations and co-authored several books, including a textbook published by International Finance Corporation on corporate governance in Russia. Kirill also serves as an independent Director of a Russian bank.

Kirill Ratnikov has been ranked for the last 7 years in the first tier experts on PPPs and infrastructure in Russia. He is also known for his work in Kazakhstan and the CIS. Kirill is also highly positioned in international and Russian legal rankings in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, construction, real estate and project finance. 

He is a Member of UNECE PPP Business Advisory Board since January, 2014.