Maxim Boulba

Partner
Head of Competition & Public Procurement | Head of Telecom Licensing & Regulatory

CMS Russia
Naberezhnaya Tower, block C
Presnenskaya Naberezhnaya 10
123112 Moscow
Russia
Languages English, French, Russian
Competition & EU

Maxim practices corporate and commercial law, with a particular focus on competition law issues, such as merger control and antitrust behavioural aspects, including, among other things, antitrust analysis of commercial agreements and transactions, antitrust compliance and investigations, advising clients on various aspects of competition law and related regulatory matters.

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

He also represents corporate clients in administrative proceedings before the competition authorities and works on projects related to antitrust compliance and inspections by the antitrust authorities.

The CMS Russia team also provides a full range of services in the area of Public Procurement, including assistance with preparing and submitting bids; communication with the organizer of the tender with a view to amend tender documentation; challenging the tender documentation and results of public tenders via submission of complaint to the regulator and the court; representation of clients before the FAS in relation to various issues linked with the public procurement as well as advising clients on interplay of Public procurement and Competition Laws (bid-rigging, filing complaints against organizers of tenders under the procedure set forth by the Competition Law).

Maxim was chosen by his peers as one of the leading practitioners in Competition / Antitrust and TMT spheres according to Best Lawyers International rating and has been ranked by Chambers & Partners legal directory since 2012.

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He does an excellent job of seeing the whole picture, takes a strategic view, and is very good at guiding the whole thing

Chambers Europe

He understands the strategic requirements of an international corporation and how to effectively conduct business

Chambers Europe

Education

  • Moscow State University, Law Degree
  • King's College London, Postgraduate diploma in EU Competition Law
  • Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, LL.M. in EU and International Business Law
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Memberships

  • Association Of Competition Law Experts in Russia
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TMT - Technology, Media & Communications

Maxim’s TMC expertise covers the following areas: obtaining telecom regulatory and editorial (for mass-media) licenses; regulation of frequency spectrum (broadcasting, telephone network, satellites, etc.); regulation of mass-media (including restrictions applicable to foreign investors); regulation of telecom services providers (telematic services, data and voice transfer); regulation of activities of MVNOs; interaction with Roskomnadzor and Ministry of Communication; obtaining necessary authorizations and commissioning of communication infrastructure to the State authorities; certification and customs clearance of telecom equipment, LIM (legal intercept monitoring (SORM)) and other related regulatory matters.

In addition he practices the competition law and heads the competition group at CMS Russia.

Maxim is the author of numerous publications, including “The Technology, Media and Telecommunications Review” for Russia by Law Business Research.
Maxim was chosen by his peers as one of the leading practitioners in Competition / Antitrust and TMT spheres according to Best Lawyers International rating and has been ranked by Chambers & Partners legal directory since 2012.

more less

He does an excellent job of seeing the whole picture, takes a strategic view, and is very good at guiding the whole thing

Chambers Europe

He understands the strategic requirements of an international corporation and how to effectively conduct business

Chambers Europe

Education

  • Moscow State University, Law Degree
  • King's College London, Postgraduate diploma in EU Competition Law
  • Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, LL.M. in EU and International Business Law
more less

Memberships

  • Association Of Competition Law Experts in Russia
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