Natalia Demina

Partner 
Head of Private Wealth Practice

e-mail: n.demina@maximalegal.ru
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QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERTISE

Natalia has more than 10 years’ experience working as a lawyer. Since 2015, Natalia heads the Private Wealth Practice that provides services to private clients and high net-worth individuals. Natalia’s experience in advising organisations on their legal matters helps her to quickly identify problems and available options for private clients, the majority of who are business owners or top managers in Russia or overseas.

KEY RECENT PROJECTS

Assisting private clients as part of the Private Wealth Practice, the current focus of which has been succession planning and tax and currency control matters.

Example projects:

  • Succession planning for a business owner, including structuring family assets for the purpose of inheritance, assisting with transaction involving personal assets for the purpose of succession planning, analysing legal documentation of companies owned by the client
  • Advising  a private client leading business in agritourism and property in a variety of jurisdictions on matters of international tax planning. Specialists from Maxima Legal, coordinated by Natalia, developed a structure of ownership of the assets (property, financial assets, among others) for the purpose of tax optimisation taking into account the interests of the client, his children and legislative requirements of Russia, Austria, Romania, Malta and the UK
  • Advising a Russian resident on a wide range of currency control and tax matters relating to the client holding overseas bank accounts
  • Advising a private client on the procedure of inheriting shares in a company registered in the BVI, including when the client is the sole beneficiary of the company
  • On a pro bono basis, represented the interests of the well-known Russian rock group DDT in a landmark dispute with the Governor of Bryansk Region

RECOGNITION

  • 2022, Kommersant Publishing House Individual Rating of Best Lawyers — Private Wealth
  • 2022, Kommersant Publishing House Individual Rating of Best Lawyers — Family & Inheritance Law 
  • 2022, Recommended Lawyers by Pravo.ru-300 — Private Wealth Managment 
  • 2022, Recommended Lawyers by Pravo.ru-300 (federal research) — Family & Inheritance Law
  • 2022, Recommended Lawyers by Pravo.ru-300 (regional research) — Family & Inheritance Law
  • 2021, Delovoy Peterburg rating of Lawyers – Breakthrough of the Year 
  • 2021, Best Lawyers (Russia) — Trusts & Estates
  • 2021, Best Lawyers (Russia) — Tax Law 
  • 2021, Kommersant Publishing House Individual Rating of Leading Lawyers — Private Wealth
  • 2021, Kommersant Publishing House Individual Rating of Leading Lawyers — Family & Inheritance Law 
  • 2021, Recommended Lawyers by Pravo.ru-300 — Family & Inheritance Law
  • 2020, Best Lawyers (Russia) — Trusts & Estates
  • 2020, Kommersant Publishing House Individual rating of lawyers — Family & Inheritance Law
  • 2020, Kommersant Publishing House Individual rating of lawyers — Private Wealth
  • 2020, Kommersant Publishing House Individual rating of lawyers — Law in the sphere of Art and Cultural Activity
  • 2020, Recommended Lawyers by Pravo.ru-300 — Family & Inheritance Law
  • 2019, Kommersant Publishing House Individual rating of lawyers — Family & Inheritance Law

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Member  of the Expert Center for Development in the Leningrad region at the Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)

EDUCATION

2012                Law Faculty of the St Petersburg State University

PUBLICATIONS

Natalia has authored materials and commentaries in the business and professional press, including Sobaka.ru, Legal Insight, RBC, Forbes and Delovoy Peterburg, and also maintains her own information resources devoted to various topical issues for HNWI clients on youtube and on telegram and Instagram.

LANGUAGES

Russian, English and French