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Maxima Legal announces Maxim Ali`s appointment as a partner

Maxima Legal announces that Head of IP/IT Practice Maxim Ali has become a new firm`s partner. In his new role, Maxim will continue to work on the development the practice, which has turned into one of the company’s fastest-growing areas in last few years.

“Maxim joined Maxima Legal in 2017, and headed the practice in early 2018. The results he has managed to achieve in just a few years are really impressive. Today IP/IT specialists are confidently taking on new tasks for the Russian legal practice, thanks to which Maxima Legal has the widest experience in supporting complex projects, from PPP in the IT sphere to technological products like blockchain. I am confident that the new position will help Maxim and the whole team reach an even higher, qualitatively different level”, said Maxim Avrashkov, Managing Partner at Maxima Legal.

Maxim Ali’s professional experience exceeds more than 10 years, during which he has earned a reputation as an expert in intellectual property and information law, as well as in e-commerce and media relations. Maxim is also noted for his extensive experience in defending copyright and patent rights, including before the Intellectual Property Court and the Chamber of Patent Disputes. In a recent litigation, Maxim not only has successfully defended his client’s interests, but also has developed a new position for Russian court practice on the inadmissibility of retroactive disposition of exclusive rights, which was upheld by the Intellectual Property Court .

During the years of his practice Maxim Ali has cooperated with Russian, foreign and international companies, including those involved in IT, medical, metallurgical and automotive industries, real estate and entertainment.

Best Lawyers, the oldest international rating, recommends Maxim Ali in the areas of Arbitration &  Mediation, FinTech Practice, Franchise Law, Gaming Law, Information Technology Law, Intellectual Property Law, Privacy & Data Security Law. The key Russian ranking, Pravo.ru-300, also calls Maxim as one of the most professional experts in the fields of Intellectual property as well as Kommersant Publishing House mentions Maxim in categories of Intellectual Property and Industry in it`s Individual Rating of Leading Lawyers in Russia.

Maxim is an active participant of international, all-Russian and regional scientific and practical and business conferences; He is an author of numerous articles and expert`s opinions in professional and business media as well as in ILN IP Insider international collective blog of lawyers. Maxim also writes to his own Lawyer Whispered IP blog in Telegram. In addition, since 2017 Maxim has been twice elected co-chairman of the Legal Committee of the St. Petersburg International Business Association (SPIBA) and currently holds this position.

“I am doubly pleased that the firm has placed its trust in me during this challenging period: both for our clients and for the legal market. Taking a care of our clients will remain our top priority,” emphasized Maxim Ali, Partner, Head of Maxima Legal’s IP/IT Practice.