For over 25 years, Maxim has represented clients in Russian state courts of all levels, including the  Russian Supreme Court and the Russian Constitutional Court, and in international arbitration centres such as the ICAC, the SCC, the ICC and the LCIA. He has extensive experience giving evidence in foreign courts and arbitral proceedings as a Russian law expert. Independent legal ratings agencies,The GAR 100, The Legal 500, Chambers & Partners, Best Lawyers and Who’s Who Legal, all recommend Maxim.

… ‘a big name in the industry’ …
The Legal 500 EMEA, 2019 (read other reviews)

Maxim’s experience includes shareholder and investor disputes, commercial disputes, IP disputes, matters of applicable law and jurisdiction, antitrust proceedings, and bankruptcies.

Examples of some of Maxim’s projects are given below.


Representing MDM Bank and Rost Bank (Binbank group) with claims amounting to RUB 4.7 billion in the bankruptcy cases of four company groups incorporating 33 electronics suppliers.

Over 30 court cases in connection with the illegal dissipation of assets worth US$6 billion controlled by Mukhtar Ablyazov.
Defending the architect, Erick van Egeraat, in an arbitration (ICAC, SCC and LCIA) relating to a copyright infringement in connection with the construction of the Federation Tower in Moscow City and a number of other facilities.
Acted 28 times as an arbitrator appointed under the rules of the Arbitration Court at the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP); 3 times as an arbitrator appointed under the rules of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC).
Representing a Russian state-owned company for foreign construction projects in two ICAC proceedings against foreign contractors regarding US$97m damages, penalties and loss of profit under the contracts for the design of railroad in Africa, which were suspended due to the civil war.

Defending OJSC AK Transnefteprodukt in a dispute with OJSC Lukoil regarding a claim for RUB 300 million arising out of an oil product transportation agreement.