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Practice Focus

Maxim Kalinin is the managing partner of the St. Petersburg office of Melling, Voitishkin & Partners and an advocate. Maхim is the co-head of the Industrials, Manufacturing, Transportation practice group, and coordinates the sustainability and ESG practice group. He helps clients navigate matters ranging from regular advisory work in the corporate, employment, real estate and infrastructure areas to sophisticated cross-border transactions on corporate and asset deals.

Representative Legal Matters
  • Advised a variety of Russian and foreign companies on various issues concerning corporate deal structuring and execution, including M&A, the establishment of joint ventures, the purchase and sale of assets, and the reorganization of legal entities.
  • Advised manufacturing companies, real estate owners and developers, lessees, construction companies and other companies professionally involved in the real estate sector on all aspects of real estate and construction in Russia.
  • Advised investors on various legal issues connected with the acquisition of existing production facilities, as well as greenfield projects.
  • Advised clients on various legal issues of employment. Represented the interests of employers in labor disputes and negotiations with trade unions. Advised and represented clients in collective bargains and successfully represented companies in courts of various levels.
  • Advised various companies on all aspects of implementing major infrastructure projects in Russia, including private-public partnership issues.
  • Advised numerous automotive companies conducting their business in Russia on a wide range of general legal issues (M&A, real estate and construction, infrastructure, the establishment of joint ventures, corporate reorganizations, labor issues and legal aspects concerning interacting with trade unions), as well as automotive industry-specific matters (homologation, dealer arrangements and the possibility for Russian local production).
  • Advised on rapidly evolving sustainability matters, including renewable energy, electric vehicles, waste management and carbon offsetting.
Professional membership
  • member of the Baltic Bar Association since 2003
  • Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), Law Degree with Honours, 1993.