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Maxim-Boulba

Maxim Boulba

Partner
Head of Competition & Public Procurement | Head of TMT

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 & Telecommunications

Maxim’s TMT 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 authorisations 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 practice 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
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Memberships

  • Association Of Competition Law Experts in Russia
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03 November 2020
The Mer­ger Con­trol Re­view 2020
Read the Rus­sia Chapter of The Mer­ger Con­trol Re­view 2020 - Edi­tion 11, pre­pared by Max­im Boul­ba, part­ner and head of the com­pet­i­tion prac­tice at CMS Rus­sia, and Maria Er­molaeva, as­so­ci­ate in the com­pet­i­tion...
11 January 2021
CMS Ex­pert Guide to 5G reg­u­la­tion and law
At the start of a New Year, most people agree that 5G will change our lives for the bet­ter. Un­like earli­er mo­bile gen­er­a­tions, 5G will not only mark a rad­ic­al change in the way we com­mu­nic­ate (low latency...
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17 December 2020
Le­gis­la­tion on cir­cu­la­tion of di­git­al fin­an­cial as­sets and di­git­al cur­rency...
On 1 Janu­ary 2021, most of the pro­vi­sions of a Fed­er­al Law on di­git­al fin­an­cial as­sets and di­git­al cur­rency* (the “Law”) will come in­to force with the re­main­ing pro­vi­sions to be en­acted on 10 Janu­ary...
September 2020
The Dom­in­ance and Mono­pol­ies Re­view
Read the Rus­sia Chapter of The Dom­in­ance and Mono­pol­ies Re­view 2020, pre­pared by Max­im Boul­ba, part­ner and head of the com­pet­i­tion prac­tice at CMS Rus­sia, and Maria Er­molaeva, as­so­ci­ate at CMS Rus­sia. This...
27 March 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to an­ti­trust law and le­gis­la­tion dur­ing Cov­id-19
Any busi­ness in the world could be af­fected by the coronavir­us (COV­ID-19) pan­dem­ic. For many, ur­gent meas­ures need to be taken to avoid ser­i­ous fin­an­cial con­sequences as a res­ult of these chal­len­ging...
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08 December 2020
Re­duc­tion made in the fin­an­cial threshold for anti-mono­poly clear­ance of...
Since 3 Decem­ber 2020, the threshold trig­ger­ing the need for pri­or con­sent by the Rus­si­an anti-mono­poly au­thor­ity (the “FAS Rus­sia”) for trans­ac­tions in­volving cred­it in­sti­tu­tions has been lowered...
15 September 2020
Do­ing busi­ness in Rus­sia 2020
As part of our un­der­tak­ing to cre­ate ad­ded value for cli­ents, our pro­fes­sion­als have put to­geth­er this in­tro­duct­ory guide to the Rus­si­an leg­al sys­tem and the prin­cip­al laws and reg­u­la­tions that are of in­terest to in­vestors in this chal­len­ging but op­por­tun­ity-full mar­ket. It is of course no sub­sti­tute for the ex­pert ad­vice tailored to your pro­ject that we will be pleased to provide to you on re­quest.Rus­si­an le­gis­la­tion is chan­ging rap­idly. Al­though this guide de­scribes the laws as of 1 Janu­ary 2020, please con­tact us to check that it re­mains up-to-date. We would also re­com­mend that you sub­scribe to our free on­line ser­vice CMS Law-Now through which you will re­ceive our leg­al and tax eAl­erts. Jean-François Mar­quaire (Man­aging Part­ner)Le­onid Zubar­ev (Seni­or Part­ner)
06 October 2020
Pro­ced­ure amended for de­term­in­ing wheth­er a for­eign in­vestor con­trols a...
To pre­vent for­eign in­vestors from ab­us­ing their rights in re­la­tion to Rus­si­an stra­tegic com­pan­ies, the pri­or-clear­ance rules have changed to qual­i­fy trans­ac­tions for a stake in this type of com­pany. The...
21 August 2020
The In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­erty and An­ti­trust Re­view 2020
Read the Rus­sia Chapter of The In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­erty and An­ti­trust Re­view 2020, pre­pared by Max­im Boul­ba, part­ner and head of the com­pet­i­tion prac­tice at CMS Rus­sia, and Maria Er­molaeva, as­so­ci­ate at...
21 July 2020
Rus­sia re­mains set on im­port sub­sti­tu­tion for state-pro­cured goods
The ex­ist­ing ban on the state pro­cure­ment of for­eign in­dus­tri­al goods has been gen­er­al­ised un­der a Rus­si­an Gov­ern­ment De­cree* which came in­to force on 1 May 2020. For cer­tain groups of goods to be ad­mit­ted...
04 June 2020
CMS Rus­sia earns 58 re­cog­ni­tions by Best Law­yers 2021
Strong re­cog­ni­tion by the rank­ing 26 CMS Rus­sia ex­perts have been se­lec­ted for in­clu­sion in­to the 2021 edi­tion of the Best Law­yers. In total, we have earned 58 re­cog­ni­tions by the rank­ing:Ant­on Bankovskiy...
06 April 2020
COV­ID-19: Rus­sia passes new laws on tightened li­ab­il­ity, in­solv­ency, rents,...
On 1 April 2020, Fed­er­al Laws No. 98-FZ*, 99-FZ* and 100-FZ* came in­to force in con­nec­tion with the spread of COV­ID-19, the dis­ease caused by the coronavir­us. In par­tic­u­lar, these laws do the fol­low­ing:...