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

Ekaterina Abakumova - Advocate Ekaterina Abakumova - Advocate Konstantin Boytsov - Counsel Leonid Filanovskiy - Partner Maxim Ali - Partner Maxim Avrashkov - Managing Partner Natalia Demina - Partner Natalia Diatlova - Partner Sergei Bakeshin - Counsel

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 categories of the survey, increasing its presence in the ranking by more than 5 times compared to last year.


  • Conflict resolution – recommended firm
  • Crisis management: defence of personal assets and businesses in Russia / asset restructuring – recommended firm NEW
  • Crisis management: preventing subsidiary liability – recommended firm
  • Criminal defence – recommended firm



  • Corporate structuring of personal assets – leading firm NEW
  • Asset, securities & investment transactions – leading firm NEW
  • Transactions with real estate / Сonstruction – leading firm NEW
  • Transactions with luxury goods and art – leader NEW



  • Personal taxation & planning – recommended firm NEW
  • Tax structuring of businesses – leading firm NEW
  • Disputes with tax authorities – leader NEW



  • Personal compliance – recommended firm NEW
  • Currency regulation / Application of currency restrictions – leading firm NEW
  • Banking & financial transaction support – recommended firm NEW



  • Family Law / Prenuptial Agreement – leading firm NEW
  • Succession planning – leading firm
  • Inheritance disputes – leading firm NEW



  • Structuring of assets abroad – leading firm NEW
  • Advising on migration issues – leading firm NEW
  • Interaction with foreign banks – recommended firm NEW
  • Customs regulation / Trade turnover – leader NEW

Forbes Club Legal Ranking study aims to help high net worth individuals select a trusted legal advisor who “will provide exceptional expertise, can be a trusted advisor and is fully engaged in the resolution of an issue while maintaining high standards of ethics and quality of service”.

Over 746 application forms were submitted in total. The long-list of 124 law firms with diverse profiles, offering legal services to high net worth individuals and legal advisers specialising in solving complicated issues of investment and asset protection, personal finance, legal protection against business and personal risks, were included in the research. In particular, the study examined and compared the project experience of each of the companies and took into account aspects traditionally relevant to HNWI clients, including international connections, cooperation with leading banks, detective and forensic agencies, etc.

To read the full article (in Russian) please visit Forbes Club Legal Ranking website >>>