Maxima Legal was shortlisted for RBC St Petersburg Customer eXperience Awards

Maxima Legal's initiative to improve legal literacy of partners of the firm`s Private Wealth practice has been shortlisted for RBC St Petersburg Customer eXperience Awards survey of best clients service practices. HNWI clients are serviced by companies from different sectors, whose expertise overlaps, but not as competing, but potentially…


Maxima Legal has joined IR Global

Maxima Legal has become an official member of the international association IR Global. The company is an exclusive representative in Russia for Tax Law. IR Global is a multi-disciplinary network of consultants providing legal, accounting and financial services to companies and individuals worldwide. The association includes more than 1,400 members…


Maxima Legal has received the first positive decisions on unblocking assets in EuroClear

Maxima Legal together with the firm`s European partner has received the first licences from the Belgian Treasury to unblock funds for the European residence permit/ passport and account holders. At the same time, despite the fact that earlier media wrote that applications for licences could be submitted only until 7 January 2023, in reality,…


Kommersant Publishing House has confirmed Maxima Legal's expertise in 42 nominations of its own legal ranking

Kommersant Publishing House has published the results of its own annual survey of legal business in Russia. Maxima Legal has confirmed its reputation as one of the leading domestic legal advisors by receiving recognition in 42 rating categories. In particular, the ranking included the company in its list of recommended law firms in 15 categories…


Maxima Legal has increased its presence fivefold in the Forbes Club Legal Ranking, a survey of the best Russian HNWI practitioners

Forbes Russia has presented the results of its own analysis of law firms practicing in the field of private wealth, highlighting Maxima Legal's expertise in 21 areas of legal support. The company was named a leader three times, a leading firm 10 times, and a recommended firm 8 times. In addition, we note that the company was recognised in all 6…


Maxima Legal has helped first investors join NSD's fight to lift sanctions

A group of owners of financial assets frozen by European securities depositories in connection with the inclusion of National Settlement Depository (NSD) in the EU sanctions lists, working together with Maxima Legal and foreign consultants, has submitted an application to the EU General Court on behalf of an investor to join NSD's claim to…


Konstantin Boytsov analysed for Forbes the legitimacy of the General Prosecutor's Office claims against one of Russia's largest tea manufacturers

Tea producer Matsestinsky Tea, which leases 538 hectares of land in Sochi's Khostinsky district from the city administration, as well as a number of farmers who received part of that land under an assignment agreement, must vacate the plots within a month. Such a ruling was issued by the Khostinsky district court at the suit of the Prosecutor…


Maxim Avrashkov has discussed with RBC scenarios for unblocking Russian investors' accounts with European depositories

Russian investors were cut off from their securities in spring. In early June, the EU imposed sanctions against the National Settlement Depository (NSD), which legitimised the previous restrictions and increased investors' fears. Maxim Avrashkov, Managing Partner at Maxima Legal, told RBC about the reasons for the blockage and possible ways to…


Maxim Avrashkov has explained to Delovoy Peterburg the pricing of dispute resolution

The geopolitical situation, which has changed dramatically over the last six months, has affected all sectors of the economy. One of the key factors affecting the legal services market has been the withdrawal of foreign business from Russia. This has led to the almost complete disappearance of the high-cost sector, which was predominantly handled…


Maxima Legal announces launch asset rescue project blocked by EuroClear

In March 2022, the National Settlement Depository (the NSD) reported that its account operations were restricted by EuroClear; in June, the depository was officially added to the sanctions list. The situation is exceptional and no unequivocally effective way to resolve it has been formed so far. Therefore, Maxima Legal launched several legal…