Michail is a Partner in the Company/Commercial Department.
He has a total of over 18 years of legal experience as an attorney/solicitor. Twelve of these years (half of which was on a full-time basis), Michail worked in-house for a major Russian bank. There, he advised extensively on various contentious legal matters involving foreign opponents and on cross-border financial transactions.
Having eventually switched to private practice with Lawrence Graham, a major London-based law firm, which subsequently merged with the Birmingham-based Wragge & Co, which was followed by a merger with the Canadian law firm Gowling, currently practising as Gowling WLG, Michail has broadened his legal expertise with experience in private capital and corporate/transactional work, although litigation continued to be a major part of his role at the firm.
Michail has been licensed as an attorney at law in the State of New York and the State of New Jersey (currently non-practising) since 2001, qualified as an English solicitor in 2004, and in the same year he was registered with the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation as a registered foreign advocate.