Dmitry Uryakin

Senior Associate
Head of General Business Practice

St Petersburg | Moscow 


Dmitry has about 7 years’ experience working as a lawyer.

The expert’s key competencies include advising clients on a wide range of commercial and operational issues. He is also distinguished by extensive experience in dealing with commercial disputes and disputes with state authorities.


Prior to joining Maxima Legal, Dmitry provided comprehensive legal support to a major investment and construction company.


  • Defending the interests of a major Russian petrochemical supplier in a corporate conflict with former partners
  •  Advising a high-pressure equipment supplier on concluding and executing contracts for supply and installation of high-value engineering equipment to Rosatom’s subsidiaries
  • Legal structuring of a loyalty programme of a German manufacturer of electrical products for distributors and purchasers, as well as advising on issues related to electronic communications between the parties of the transaction
  • Advising a Russian subsidiary of one of Europe’s largest industrial companies in drafting and concluding supply and construction contracts required for operation of production facilities of Phosphorit Industrial Group, Rusal-Sayanal and Severstal, as well as representing the client in a number of commercial disputes with Russian industrial companies
  • Advising Avalon Estate consulting firm on various transaction structuring schemes for acquisition and disposal of real estate assets in terms of tax implications analysis and tax risk minimisation. The client’s average deal price is RUB 1bn
  • Advising on building a federal chain of sports studios based on the franchise model
  • Participation in building court practice to recover losses in the form of the exchange rate difference due to the high volatility of the rouble
  • Representing a general contractor in a series of complex disputes worth about RUB 300 m concerning performance of a contract for construction of Kresty-2, Europe’s largest penitentiary institution


  • 2023, Rossiyskaya Gazeta newspaper Individual Rating of Best Lawyers — Litigation
  • 2023, Rossiyskaya Gazeta newspaper Individual Rating of Best Lawyers — Insolvency  


2016  Law Faculty of St Petersburg State University of Economics
(bachelor’s degree)
2018 Law Faculty of Higher School of Economics National Research University
(master’s degree in Civil and Commercial Law)