Maxim Boulba heads the competition group at CMS Russia and advises clients on competition law issues, such as merger control, and antitrust behavioural and regulatory matters. Maxim has been practising competition law since 2000.

He has handled a large number of difficult merger clearances in Russia and other CIS countries.

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

He has also successfully represented corporate clients in various administrative proceedings, inspections and dawn raids by the antitrust authorities, and has worked on projects related to antitrust compliance.

Maxim was chosen as one of the leading practitioners in the competition/antitrust sphere according to Best Lawyers’ rating for Russia and has been ranked by Chambers and Partners in its legal directories since 2012.