Sergey Sitnikov is the Head of Environmental, Social, and Corporate governance (ESG) practice of EMPP. He focuses his practice on climate projects, carbon units trading, and projects in the sphere of increasing energy efficiency and energy saving. Also, Sergey regularly advises on IT projects and regulatory aspects of crypto-assets and transactions involving crypto-assets in Russia and abroad.

Among other projects, Sergey advised EBRD and the World Bank on their projects involving carbon financing, consulted Apple on regulatory aspects connected with their activities in Russia, advised AT&T and Cellum on various aspects of e-commerce in Russia, advised various financial institutions (including, inter alia, Morgan Chase and Macquarie Bank Limited) on implementation of projects involving green financing, advised industrial companies (including, inter alia, JSC Eurochem and JSC Minudobreniya) on various issues of structuring ESG-related projects, supported numerous IT-companies in connection with their business activities in Russia and their expansion to the USA. Also, Sergey advised Russian and international authorities on various aspects of regulation of ESG-related policies and projects.


Sergey Sitnikov is author (and co-author) of a number of books and tutorials, including inter alia: “Civil Law Regulation of Oil Transportation by Pipelines: Acute Issues”, YusticInform, Moscow, 2012; “Climate Change Liability. Transnational Law and Practice”, Cambridge University Press, UK, 2012; “Energy Law in Russia and Germany. Comparative Law Research”, Yurist publishing group, Moscow, 2011; “Trading In Air: Mitigating Climate Change Through the Carbon Markets”, Infotropic Media, Moscow, 2010.


Before joining EMPP in 2021, Sergey Sitnikov worked as сounsel at Barker McKenzie, an international law firm, which he left to establish a boutique law firm, and then he has spent three years in the USA advising on international climate projects and IT projects.


Moscow State University after M.I. Lomonosov, Law degree (cum laude), 2003;

Moscow State University after M.I. Lomonosov, Ph.D. in Law, 2007.


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