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Parinov, Kirill

Kirill Parinov



Kirill Parinov is the managing partner of the Moscow office. Kirill’s practice focuses on cross-border litigation, international arbitration, and complex financial disputes.

Prior to joining the firm, Kirill served as Group General Counsel and a member of the Management Board for Norilsk Nickel where he oversaw a global team of over 180 people spread across 8 jurisdictions, covering all areas of litigation affecting a multinational company with a U.S. listing in the heavily regulated mining industry.

Before joining Norilsk Nickel in 2008, Kirill was a General Counsel in Interros and Sidanco Oil Company. Prior to that, he was associated with Atlantic Richfield Company in Moscow and Vinson & Elkins and Freshfields in Moscow and Washington, D.C. During this time, Kirill’s practice covered a wide range of areas including public and private M&A transactions and FCPA and global anti-corruption. Kirill holds a degree in law from Lomonosov Moscow State University and a Master's degree from Southern Methodist University. He completed advanced management program at Harvard Business School. He has been admitted in Russia since 1991 and has been a Member of the New York Bar since 1996.

Since 2008, Kirill has been a Member of the Joint Commission on Corporate Ethics of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs.

Due to his expertise in developing cross-border litigation and complex financial strategies across the globe, Kirill regularly appears as a panelist or keynote speaker at international seminars and conferences, featured on TV and attracts regular press coverage.


Harvard Business School
(Advanced Management Program, 2010)

Southern Methodist University
(LL.M. 1993)

Moscow State University
(Law Degree, 1991)


New York State Bar; The practice Russian Federation


  • Russian
  • English

  Prior Associations

  • Norilsk Nickel:
    • General Counsel, 2008-2010

  • Interros:
    • General Counsel, 2001-2008

  • Sidanco Oil Company:
    • General Counsel, 1999-2001

  • ARCO Overseas Petroleum:
    • General Counsel, 1997-1999

  • Freshfields:
    • Senior Associate, 1996-1997

  • Vinson & Elkins:
    • Associate, 1991-1996

Professional Activities

Member, Joint Commission on Corporate Ethics of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs