Kirill Ležeiko

Kirill Ležeiko

Counsel, Senior Associate
Tallinn, Estonia

Kirill is a senior associate at TGS Baltic and an advisor in the banking and financial law practice group.



  • About

    Kirill has 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).

    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.