Maxima Legal has joined the panel of legal partners for ROSINFRA, a new digital platform for infrastructure projects

Natalia Diatlova Partner

Maxima Legal began cooperating with the ROSINFRA digital platform, launched in the summer of 2020 by the National Center for PPP to support the parties in the infrastructure market. The platform acts as a full-fledged accelerator of design solutions and financial instruments to assist in the preparation and implementation of infrastructure and PPP projects, and also produces analytical studies and educational programmes. More than 50 regions of the Russian Federation are already working with the platform, as well as more than 5,000 market players, including construction contractors, private investors, banks, including VEB.RF, Sberbank, Gazprombank and others.

Maxima Legal is among the legal advisers recommended by ROSINFRA to support infrastructure and PPP projects. In particular, the company’s electronic profile is presented on the platform’s website, which reflects the experience and key competencies of the Maxima Legal’s PPP team and allows you to leave a request for legal services at any stage of project preparation and implementation.

In addition, Natalia Diatlova, Partner and Head of PPP practice at Maxima Legal, is one of the experts at ROSINFRA who can be contacted on the legal aspects of preparing PPP projects, including examination of documentation and a risk assessment.

Natalia is a well-known specialist in the field of PPP in Russia and has significant experience in project consulting work having participated in the development of a number of national (federal and regional) laws. She led a team of Russian lawyers in the first PPP project in Russia – the construction of the Western High-Speed Diameter toll road in St. Petersburg. In addition, Natalia is the author of articles in Russian and English on PPP issues and has experience of speaking on this topic at Russian practical and scientific conferences. Users of the ROSINFRA platform have the opportunity to receive professional online expert advice.

Maxima Legal’s PPP practice was involved in the preparation of a number of international, federal and regional laws in the field of PPP, as well as in the support of projects in the field of healthcare and housing and communal services, in the field of transport and social infrastructure. Among Maxima Legal’s clients are leading companies in the Russian PPP market, including JSC Institute Stroyproekt, Rosvodokanal Group and Bakulin Motors Group LLC. In 2017, Maxima Legal launched a project to support regional infrastructure development programmes using PPP mechanisms and currently advises on PPP issues for more than 25 regions of the Russian Federation, including St Petersburg and the Leningrad Region. Maxima Legal’s PPP team is regularly included in international and national rating agencies, including the Legal500, IFLR 1000, Best Lawyers, Pravo.ru-300 and Kommersant’s “Leaders of the Russian Legal Services Market”.