Maxim Ali has commented for the Profile magazine on the draft law on sanctions against foreign Internet resources noted in censorship

On December 9, the State Duma of Russian Federation will hold the first reading of the bill on sanctions against foreign Internet resources that censor Russian news.  If the legal act is adopted, with the approval of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the prosecutor's office will be able to demand from Roskomnadzor to include violators in a…


Maxim Ali has evaluated for the DP the impact of COVID-19 on the Russian legal market

Coronavirus has brought significant changes to the Russian legal market. In particular, the institution of force majeure changed its relevance, the moratorium on bankruptcy was introduced to support businesses, courts supported the transformation trend and began to switch to electronic document management and mass use of video conferencing more…


Maxima Legal has managed to recover in favor of the client his court expenses for 7 times higher than average payments

Maxima Legal lawyers have helped Svetlaya Muzyka (Light Music) to recover around 90% of the cost of the intellectual property dispute. The evidence of the volume, complexity and duration of legal services to support the trial provided by Maxima Legal team convinced court of several instances to oblige the opponent to cover the client's court…


Maxim Ali has talked to the Kommersant about the powers of the Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation within the framework of consideration of the complaint on the discriminatory conditions of legislation

The majority of St Petersburg shopping malls failed to obtain the property tax benefits due to the fact that their code in the Russian National Classifier of Economic Activities does not match the one prescribed by law.  In this regard, the market participants asked the Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation to check the city…


Maxim Ali has evaluated for the Novy Prospect the chances of the shopping centers to change the city legislation on tax benefits

Five St Petersburg shopping malls asked the Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation to check for compliance the city law "On introduction of changes into some laws of St Petersburg about taxes and charges" with the federal law "On competition".  The city bill adopted in July 2020 gives the right to a 50% relief on property tax for…


Maxim Ali has commented for the Kommersant on Federal Antimonopoly Service`s directive to remove alcohol advertising from popular Russian blog

  Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation in Leningrad region has ordered the owner of Nastya Ivleeva YouTube channel to stop the violation of the Federal Law "On Advertising". The release of the show, which raised questions from the antimonopoly authority, received almost 2.3 million views. It shows the preparation of an…


For the six time in a row, IFLR1000 international rating has mentioned Maxima Legal among the leaders of Russian M&A market

British legal publication IFLR 1000 has presented the results of the thirtieth research of the Russian legal market in the field of merger and acquisition. For the sixth time in a row, Maxima Legal was named one of the leading legal advisers in this area. It should be noted, that previously in August 2020 the rating also for the fourth time noted…


Maxima Legal has obtained an invalidation of a utility model patent protecting a type of the USA military equipment

In 2018 one of the manufacturers in the tactical equipment market patented the technology of laser cutting for unloading vests of the MOLLE system. This technology was developed and patented earlier for the USA Armed Forces; the patentee is First Spear company. In Russia such system is well-known and already widely used by manufacturers in several…


Maxim Ali held an online seminar on intellectual property protection in cooperation with St Petersburg Unified Entrepreneurship Center

Maxim Ali, Head of IP/IT practice at Maxima Legal practice became an expert of the online seminar "Why and how does business need to protect intellectual property?" organized by St Petersburg Unified Entrepreneurship Center on September 22. The said who and why should protect intellectual property, how to build a strategy, how to protect the brand…


The Commercial Court sided with Maxima Legal's client in a complicated dispute on borrowing clothes design on a fashion market

The Commercial Court of St Petersburg and Leningrad Region delivered a judgement in a complicated dispute between two players of a Russian fashion market - Maxima Legal's client, ANSE, and its competitor working under the name Goodwill. The court considered Goodwill's claim to challenge the antitrust authority's decision, which in January…