Maxim is an expert in structuring M&A transactions and joint ventures. For 13+ years, he has been advising large Russian businesses and UHNWIs on versatile corporate and securities law matters. Maxim also has substantial experience in legislative drafting, having been an active contributor to corporate and contract law amendments to Russia's Civil Code, the Law on Joint-Stock Companies, the Law on Limited Liability Companies, and the Law on Insolvency (Bankruptcy).
Advised Gazprombank as a lender on a complex restructuring of $580-m+ debt arrangements for the major Russian coal and steel producer Mechel, including a conversion of the debt into 49% of shares in the project for the development of Elga, Russia’s largest coking coal deposit (2016)
Supported a private Russian investment group in a $75-m acquisition of a 25% stake in an international drilling company (2017)
Advised a Russian investor (i) on the acquisition of a 74% stake in Ust-Luga Oil, the operator of Ust-Luga oil transfer terminal, from a leading global commodities trading house; (ii) on the sale of a blocking stake in a large Russian oil terminal and its agency company to a subsidiary of Transneft, the world’s largest oil pipeline company. Deal value: (i) ₽60 b+ ($1 b+); (ii) ₽30 b ($500 m+) (2016, 2019)
Advised a Russian Forbes-listed businessperson on the acquisition of a major stake in the owner and operator of a large oil transshipment terminal on the Baltic Sea. Deal value: ₽4 b ($67 m) (2019)
Represented the interests of the majority shareholder of a large fishery group – in the TOP-3 by catch in Russia – in a transaction for the purchase of shares from a minority shareholder. Deal value: $20.5 m (2019)