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Maxim Kalinin

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Maxim Kalinin is a managing partner in the St. Petersburg office of Baker McKenzie. He heads the Corporate and Mergers&Acquisitions, Real Estate & Construction and Employment practices. Maxim Kalinin advises major Russian and foreign companies on real estate and construction issues, infrastructure projects, establishment of joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, as well as on various labor issues and legal aspects of interacting with trade unions.


In 1994, Maxim Kalinin joined the St. Petersburg office of Baker McKenzie as an associate. In 2001, Maxim Kalinin was elected a partner of Baker McKenzie St. Petersburg. Chambers Global 2011 praises Maxim Kalinin for his user-friendly advice and describes him as "an excellent technical and commercial practitioner" who is "known for his prowess as a construction and real estate specialist." Chambers Europe 2010 stresses that Maxim Kalinin "lives up to his reputation as a leading St Petersburg lawyer". The Legal 500 2011 recommends Maxim Kalinin as "the best lawyer in the firm" who is "very knowledgeable, and can think quickly and advise … in the middle of negotiations". Maxim Kalinin was named the best M&A lawyer in Russia in 2010. Moreover, he has been included into the ranking "Best Russian Lawyers by Practice Areas" 2010 for the following areas: banking and finance law, corporate law, energy and natural resources, investment, M&A, real estate, trusts and estates. Who's Who Legal 2009-2011 name him an "exceptional lawyer" and "a prominent figure in infrastructure projects and corporate real estate". Once again he was named a European legal expert in Russia for corporate and M&A work by European Legal Experts 2011.


Maxim Kalinin speaks fluent English.


Maxim Kalinin is a member of the Baltic Bar Association and the Vice-Chairman of the Executive Committee of the St. Petersburg Chapter of the American Chamber of Commerce in Russia.


Maxim Kalinin graduated from the International Law Faculty of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations in 1993 with high honors and was admitted to practice law in Russia in 1993.

Russia: Commercial, corporate and M&A

St Petersburg and elsewhere

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Maxim Kalinin - Baker & McKenzie - CIS, Limited

Within: St Petersburg and elsewhere

Baker & McKenzie - CIS, Limited‚Äôs ‚Äėservice-oriented‚Äô team is ‚Äėefficient at settling complex matters‚Äô and provides ‚Äėvaluable support to its clients‚Äô. The firm has advised on a number of domestic and cross-border projects across the real estate, oil and gas, food and retail sectors, and has also picked up a number of mandates from clients in the automotive industry. Managing partner and ‚Äėcompetent professional‚Äô Maxim Kalinin advises on M&A, joint ventures and corporate issues, and counsel Olga Anikina is praised for her ‚Äėreadiness to discuss all potential results‚Äô and her ‚Äėenthusiasm in solving set problems‚Äô. Recent highlights include advising Kesko on the sale of its K-Ruoka food retail business, and acting for Power Machines on its joint venture with The Linde Group, a gas supplier and engineering company.

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