Nikita Deynega has explained to Delovoy Peterburg the sudden surge of business interest in ‘Russian offshores’

Delovoy Peterburg newspaper drew attention to the growing interest in ‘Russian offshore’ - special administrative regions (SARs) - separate territories of the Russian Federation with a flexible tax and currency regulation regime (profit tax exemption, the ability to hide the ultimate owners, lack of currency control, etc.). Formally, the idea to…


For the fifth time Pravo-300 rating included Maxima Legal team in the list of recommended lawyers

Pravo-300, the key Russian legal ranking, has published individual recommendations of lawyers practising in various areas of law. According to the results of the survey for 2023, personal recognition in 11 areas of law was given to 8 Maxima Legal lawyers who played a leading role in the firm's most highly rated projects for the period from…


In a commentary for DP Nikita Deynega has suggested on what grounds structures associated with Roman Abramovich could have been excluded from the data on the founders of the companies reconstructing New Holland

The Unified State Register of Legal Entities has become inaccessible to information on participants of Novaya Gollandiya Development LLC and a number of other companies, the owner of which until recently was considered to be the Cyprus-based Protonius Investments Ltd, which in turn is considered to be controlled by Roman Abramovich. Nikita…


Maxima Legal and Nextons have represented the sellers in the deal for Yandex's acquisition of eLama technology platform

By the middle of this year, Yandex plans to close a deal to buy eLama technology platform that allows to run advertising campaigns in 19 internet systems, including Yandex, VK and Telegram. Maxima Legal and Nextons are acting as legal advisors on the sellers' side. At the current stage, the firms supported the negotiations and ensured the…


Nikita Deynega raised the personnel issue at a roundtable discussion at the newspaper Delovoy Peterburg

On 26 January 2024, Delovoy Peterburg newspaper gathered representatives of St Petersburg's legal business to discuss the results of the past year and the challenges of the coming year. The discussion also touched upon the issue of staff shortage, which has remained one of the pressing problems over the past few years. "In June last year we faced…


Nikita Deynega has commented for RBC on NSD's arguments in the dispute over the legality of sanctions against it

On 23 January 2024, the Council of the European Union and the National Settlement Depository (NSD) exchanged arguments in a dispute over the legality of sanctions against NSD. According to the EU authorities, NSD supports the Russian government, including because it is almost 100% owned by MOEX (Moscow Exchange), which in turn is "highly…


Rossiyskaya Gazeta newspaper recommends 9 Maxima Legal lawyers in 11 areas of legal support

For the first time ever, Rossiyskaya Gazeta newspapaer conducted a large-scale survey of the Russian legal market and compiled its own Rating of Lawyers and Their Companies. The professional recognition was given to 9 Maxima Legal specialists practising in 11 of the 16 main categories of the ranking. According to the publication, "getting into the…


Nikita Deinega has joined the jury of the Tax Live annual educational competition on Russian taxation

Nikita Deinega, Counsel, Head of Tax & Administrative Law Practice at Maxima Legal, acted as a judge for the sixth time at the annual Russian taxation training competition organised by the Tax Live. Law Live. This year, in the course of a difficult struggle, the team from Moscow's RUDN University  the competition, beating in the final the…


Nikita Deynega has spoken to Cbonds about the latest licence received by Maxima Legal to unlock assets in Euroclear

At the request of Cbonds Weekly News, Nikita Deynega, Counsel, Head of Tax & Administrative Law Practice at Maxima Legal, commented on the licence received by the team to unblock securities and cash of a Russian investor. To watch the  interview (in Russain), please see Maxima Legal`s YouTube Channel  >>> To watch the…


Maxima Legal obtained a licence for securities blocked in EuroClear

In October 2023, Maxima Legal received its first licence from the Belgian Treasury for both cash and securities of a Russian private investor. It should be recalled that earlier favourable decisions were only for funds. In our application to the Belgian regulator on behalf of a Russian client with a Cypriot residence permit and account, we asked…