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Maxima Legal has increased its number of practice areas for private clients

Law firm Maxima Legal has expanded the range of services provided as part of its Private Wealth practice. Since November 2019, the firm has been offering a package of family law services.

The new practice area includes advising and assisting HNWI clients on issues around marriage and divorce, including in divorce proceedings, drafting nuptial contracts, maintenance payments, child law issues, and property sharing agreements covering corporate and international assets.

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A New Mechanism For Protecting Fashion Companies in Russia

At the end of June a mechanism providing for temporary protection of industrial designs was introduced into the Russian legal system. In short it requires somebody who uses an industrial design during the period of its patenting to pay compensation to the future holder of the patent.  Previously, this type of protection was available only for inventions – although it is still not available for utility models, which are also patentable in Russia.

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Kommersant has listed Maxima Legal amongst the leaders in the Russian legal market

Publishing house Kommersant has included Maxima Legal in its annual ratings for Leaders in Legal Services for 2018 in its sector and individual nominations.

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Maxima Legal is developing the PPP legal concept for the construction of a tram line between two parts of the Russian Federation

Maxima Legal has been selected following a tender to develop the technical and economic scheme for the construction of a tram line between St Petersburg and Leningrad oblast on the basis of a concession agreement.

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Maxima Legal has advised a financial blockchain platform during its ICO launch

The team from the IP/IT Practice at Maxima Legal in the first half of 2018 provided extensive legal support to a financial blockchain platform Zodiaq during its ICO launch. The ultimate goal for the platform is to become a crypto-currency bank and exchange as well as a hedge-fund and universal payment system.  The initial stage of the ICO, from which it is hoped that 104 million dollars will be generated, took place in May 2018.

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Maxima Legal has strengthened its PPP Practice

Maxima Legal continues to strengthen its team of leading specialists in the legal market with Olga Batura joining the firm as Counsel. Olga is well-known in the sector for her experience working in public- private partnership projects, concession agreements and as a member of the Expert Council of the National PPP Centre.

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Maxima Legal has appointed Maxim Ali as Head of the practice for intellectual property and information law.

Law firm Maxima Legal has appointed Maxim Ali as Head of the practice for intellectual property and information law.

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Maxima Legal announces that Natalia Diatlova has joined the firm as a partner

Maxima Legal has appointed a new partner in the firm, Natalia Diatlova, who is an expert in the fields of public-private partnership, real estate, corporate and commercial law and M&A transactions.

Natalia has extensive experience having worked in international law firms for more than 15 years.  Natalia was previously Counsel and Co-head of the Real Estate Practice at Salans in St Petersburg and led the Tax and Legal department at international auditing company KPMG in St Petersburg.

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New fines for data protection breaches – Mistakes for which you have to pay

By Maxim Ali
Senior Associate

By Robert Houchill
Associate/Solicitor

As has been extensively reported in Russia, since 1 July 2017 the Russian Code for Administrative Offences has been amended to include new fines for the ‘inappropriate’ processing of personal data.

Public attention has mainly been focused on the size of the new fines as set out in Article 13.11 of the Code; whilst previously a company or organisation could be fined up to 10,000 roubles (around $170) for a breach, this has now been increased to 75,000 roubles (around $1,270).  The risks are heightened by the fact that a fine can be imposed for each individual breach, accordingly for an organisation that might be involved in the processing of a large volume of data (such as internet companies, banks, insurers or large corporations) the total fines can quickly add up to be a very significant sum.

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Sergey Bakeshin has represented the interests of the Trust bank in the St Petersburg City Court

On 14 June, the St Petersburg City Court reached a decision in favour of Maxima Legal’s client, Trust bank, in respect of a dispute concerning credit notes.

On hearing the appeal of the bank, the court overturned an earlier decision of Oktyabrisky regional court, which had been in favour of the holder of credit notes, and declined in full the claimant’s attempt to recover all money spent on the purchase of credit notes.

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