Maxim Boulba Partner
Head of Antitrust & Regulatory
Head of TMT

For over 20 years, Maxim has specialised in antitrust and competition law issues, including: antitrust analysis of commercial agreements and transactions; advising on issues related to prohibitions and restrictions provided for by the antitrust legislation; antitrust regulation of distribution, antitrust aspects related to the regulation of trading activities and other aspects of competition law.

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

Maxim’s TMT expertise covers obtaining telecom regulatory and editorial 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; certification and customs clearance of telecom equipment and other related regulatory matters.

RANKINGS — Chambers Europe 2021, Competition & Antitrust
— Legal 500 2021, Competition & Antitrust
— Best Lawyers 2022, Intellectual Property Law (since 2012)
— Best Lawyers 2022, Competition / Antitrust
— Best Lawyers 2022, Media Law
— Global Competition Review 100 2021
— Client Choice Awards 2020, Antitrust
— Leaders Leaguer 2021, Antitrust, Highly recommended, TMT
— 2022, Antitrust, TMT

“Practice head Maxim Boulba is our key contact. Maxim has been a pleasure to work with and was highly efficient in solving an unexpected issue that emerged in the context of our M&A deal.” Legal 500 2020

“The competition law practice at the firm is excellent overall. We only recently started using the team’s services, but were positively surprised with the outcome and the process. Team members are highly knowledgeable in their field and deliver well-reasoned responses.” Legal 500 2020

Clients value the group's responsiveness, with a client noting that the team provides «comprehensive advice, always meets pre-agreed deadlines and is always available.» Chambers Europe 2020
EDUCATION — 2017, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest (LL.M. in EU and International Business Law)
— 2013, King's College London (Postgraduate diploma in EU Competition Law)
— 2001, Moscow State University (Degree in Law)
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