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Maxim Boulba

Head of Competition & EU

CMS Russia
Naberezhnaya Tower, block C
Presnenskaya Naberezhnaya 10
123112 Moscow
Russian Federation
Languages English, French, Russian

Maxim Boulba is a Partner and Head of the Competition team at CMS, Russia. 

The CMS, Russia Competition team in Moscow advises some of the biggest names in the market on significant projects in the area of competition law and on specific, complex antitrust issues. The team has also handled a large number of difficult merger clearances in Russia and the other CIS countries.

As part of M&A transactions and corporate reorganisations, Maxim advises foreign investors on Russian antimonopoly requirements and obtaining antitrust clearance in relation to the acquisition of companies and assets located in Russia and the CIS.

He has also successfully represented corporate clients in administrative proceedings before the antimonopoly authorities and has worked on projects related to antitrust compliance and inspections by the antitrust authorities.

Maxim is a member of the non-commercial partnership “Competition Support Association”. This non-commercial partnership unites Russian antimonopoly authorities with the leading competition lawyers from major international and Russian law firms, in-house counsels and economists specialising in antimonopoly law.

Maxim is a recommended lawyer in the Competition area and is mentioned in many leading directories.

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"Maxim Boulba heads the firm's competition and TMT groups, and stands out for his effective management of cases and his coherent and practical advice. He has more than a decade of experience of advising foreign investors on behavioural matters, and in obtaining antitrust clearance in M&A transactions."

Chambers Europe - 2012

Relevant experience

  • Practicing corporate and commercial law, with a particular focus on competition law issues, such as merger control and antitrust aspects, including, among other things, assessment of agreements and transactions from the standpoint of compliance with competition law, markets analysis
  • Advising clients on issues related to agreements (and concerted actions) that restrict competition, as well as on antitrust regulatory matters
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Maxim holds a Law Degree from Moscow State University (MGU) and a post-graduate diploma in EU Competition law from King's College London, UK. 

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