Sergey L. Sitnikov - Causa Privata Law Firm

Sergey L. Sitnikov

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2014

Sergey Sitnikov is a co-founder of Causa Privata Law firm in Moscow. Before setting up a law firm of his own Mr. Sitnikov used to work as a Counsel at the Moscow office of a leading international law firm where he founded and headed IT Startup Practice, Climate Change and Energy Efficiency Practice and Environmental Practice. Mr. Sitnikov focuses primarily on Corporate and M&A, Natural Resources and Environmental matters. Mr. Sitnikov is a pioneer in advising on implementation of projects in the sphere of energy saving and energy efficiency, as well as projects involving the sale of carbon credits (including those under the Kyoto Protocol). He is a member of a special working group established by the Russian Ministry of Economic Development that is responsible for development and implementation of regulations in this sphere. Mr. Sitnikov has also a solid experience in advising on Compliance, Commercial Contracts, IT/Telecom and Startups including such matters as commerce and online commerce, payment processing solutions, mobile payment and mobile commerce and others.

Sergey Sitnikov has a unique experience of supporting startups. As an experienced lawyer, he has been invited to become, and has acted as, a member of the board in a number of startups and understand the specifics of their business from the inside, which adds a practical approach to his legal advice. Also, due to his recent involvement in a plenty of transactions involving antimonopoly authorities, Sergey has a very useful knowledge of compliance and antimonopoly issues on which he regularly advises his clients.

Mr. Sitnikov has spoken on general corporate, energy efficiency and climate change-related issues in many international and national forums and conferences. He has authored and coauthored over twenty articles in national and international publications and a number of books. Mr. Sitnikov is also a Visiting Professor at Moscow State Institute of International Relationship (MGIMO), International Institute of Energy Policy and Diplomacy.

Mr. Sitnikov has been recommended by Chambers Europe and Best Lawyers.

Additional Information


1998 - 2003 Moscow State University after M.V.Lomonosov, Faculty of Law, graduated with honors

2003 - 2007 Moscow State University after M.V.Lomonosov, Faculty of Law, postgraduate studies

2007 Moscow State University after M.V.Lomonosov, Faculty of Law, Ph.D.obtained

Client Comments

"Sergey Sitnikov, of Causa Privata Law Firm, is one of the few lawyers whom we call a “trusted advisor.” He not only understands and applies legal instruments, but also goes deep into practical details of our transactions and in the specifics of our business, which is crucial for the transactions. We regularly apply to Sergey and his firm for assistance in our M & A deals and are happy with the results."

-Konstantin Vodyanitskiy
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Office Location

Kalashny Per., 5
Moscow, 119019

Practice Areas

Environmental Law (Corporate)