Natalia Demina has commented on changes in the agreement between Russia and Cyprus for the French edition

Russia and Cyprus approved the text of amendments to the Agreement on avoidance of double taxation between the countries. The step was taken after the Russia announced its intention to denounce the Agreement. The Russian-Cypriot Tax Agreement since 1998 had allowed Russian citizens living on the island to pay tax on dividends at the rate adopted…


Natalia Diatlova on the RBC TV commented on the proposal of the Ministry of Finance to the Netherlands to revise the tax agreement

Natalia Diatlova, partner, Head of Maxima Legal's international projects team, commented on a proposal made by the Russian Ministry of Finance to the Netherlands to revise the current tax agreement, in particular, to raise the dividend tax rate to 15%. According to the expert, the proposed changes will not affect international business; the impact…


Sergei Bakeshin has commented on the emergence of a unified register of Russians for the newspaper Trud

The State Duma adopted a law on the creation of a unified federal information register with data of Russian citizens. The operator of the information system will be the Federal Tax Service, which will be also responsible for protecting personal data. The resource will combine data of the Federal Tax Service, the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry…


Sergei Bakeshin has provided his comments on the creation of a unified population register for Fontanka

The State Duma has passed a law that creates an information system to be operated by the Federal Tax Service which from 1 January 2022 will have the right to collect, record and use data from Russians, including their names, dates and place of birth, gender, details of the registration of a civil status certificate of birth and death, tax numbers,…


Sergei Bakeshin has commented to Delovoy Peterburg on measures to support business

On Wednesday, 25 March, the Russian President addressed the nation regarding the spread of the coronavirus. The President announced measures to support small and medium-sized businesses, the key ones of which were commented on by Senior Associate, Sergei Bakeshin, for Delovoy Peterburg. According to Sergei a delay in payment of all social fees and…


For the second year in a row Kommersant has included Maxima Legal in its list of the leaders in the legal services market in Russia

According to the results of 2019, Kommersant included Maxima Legal in 11 categories in its annual rating ‘Leaders of the Legal Services Market’. Maxima Legal was listed as one of the leading law firms in the PPP market and was included in the list of 15 firms recommended in this area. In addition, for the first time, the Private Wealth practice,…


Sergei Bakeshin has commented for RBC on the liquidation of one of the legal entities of a company following a tax conflict

Officers from the Federal Security Service and the Tax Inspectorate for large taxpayers carried out an audit of the activities of company LLC GPK Land, which is in the process of being liquidated. According to Fontanka.ru, the audit is related to alleged underpayment of taxes in the amount of about 600 million roubles. “According to media reports,…


Maxima Legal has been accredited by the Russian Direct Investment Fund

Maxima Legal announces that it has successfully completed the pre-qualification process for the right to provide legal advice to the Russian Direct Investment Fund. Following an open tender, the firm has been included in the panel of legal advisors for the next two years, until 10 December 2021.


Maxim Ali has been re-elected co-chair of the SPIBA Legal Committee by its members

On 13 December, the St Petersburg International Business Association (SPIBA) announced the results of an election of the co-chairs of the Legal Committee which resulted in the re-election of Maxim Ali, Head of IP / IT Practice at Maxima Legal. “In August 2017, SPIBA members elected me as one of the co-chairs of the SPIBA Legal Committee, and I am…


Pravo.ru-300 has highly rated all of Maxima Legal’s practice areas

On 5 December, the results of the main Russian rating agency, Pravo.ru-300, were announced. According to the results of the study, Maxima Legal almost doubled its presence in the ranking, becoming one of the strongest law firms in 11 areas of legal support – with each of the firm's practices being included. Under the regional ratings, Maxima Legal…