Denis has been practising law in the complex Russian legal environment since 1996. He graduated from the Law School of Saint-Petersburg State University with a Master's Degree. Before setting up Kachkin & Partners, he had worked as a lawyer with leading Russian and foreign law firms for several years.
Denis has solid experience in providing a full array of legal advice to foreign investors in respect of their ventures in Russia, rendering legal support on cross-border M&A transactions (including those with state participation), carrying out due diligence of Russian enterprises. He has advised a number of international financial institutions, transnational corporations, and preeminent foreign investors venturing in Russia.
The level of Kachkin & Partners legal expertise led by Denis has been repeatedly recognized as one of the best in Russia both by Russian colleagues (according to the "Pravo.Ru-300" ranking) and the foreign ones (Chambers Europe, The Legal500; Best Lawyers; IFLR1000).
Denis is an active member of the leading Russian initiatives in PPP: PPP Development Centre (member of the Expert Council), the Working group for drafting federal law on PPP with the Ministry for Economic Development of Russia (till July 2015), the PPP Committee of Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Russia, the Working group on PPP with “Strategic partnership on economic and social development of North-West Federal region”.
Denis has been holding an IBA membership since 2001.
Secretary General, Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF)