Attorney Kirill Lezeiko has taken over as Head of Banking and Finance at PwC Legal Estonia from Co-Founder Viljar Kahari, effective August 1.
Lezeiko has been with PwC Legal since 2018, having headed the Financial Transactions and Capital Markets team between 2018 and 2020, and again since 2021. Between 2020 and 2021, he was the Head of Group Legal at Supplier Plus, while remaining an Of Counsel with PwC Legal. He began his legal career in-house with Eesti Energia, where he spent almost 13 years between 2005 and 2017.
“I am handing over the management of the Banking and Finance practice area to Kirill with peace of mind, knowing that he is an outstanding lawyer in the banking and finance sector and a strong expert with top knowledge,” stated Kahari.
“In recent years, I have been focusing on investment companies and investment funds,” added Lezeiko. “The main focus has, more specifically, been on legal issues related to the use of Decentralized Finance and solutions based on distributed ledger technology in the context of provision of investment services.”