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Anna Maximenko

Anna Maximenko

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Moscow, , RUS


Anna Maximenko is a senior associate in the Moscow office and a member of the Corporate Department. Her practice focuses on M&A, general corporate advice, as well as employment, antitrust, data protection and regulatory issues, including banking, insurance and healthcare & pharmaceuticals.

Prior to joining the firm in 2011, Ms. Maximenko was an associate at the Moscow office of a leading international law firm.?

Ms. Maximenko graduated with honours from the Saratov State Academy of Law in 1999. She is a member of the Non-commercial Partnership for the Support of Competition in Russia.

Ms. Maximenko co-authored the chapters on Russia in the first edition of Global Legal Insights Banking Regulation published by the Global Legal Group Ltd, London and in the first edition of “Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits,” Getting The Deal Through (July 2015). She also co-authored a chapter on Russia in Healthcare Mergers & Acquisitions. Other recent articles include “Russian Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Market in the First Six Months of 2015: Legal Highlights” CEE Legal Matters (September, 2015), “Between A Rock And A Hard Place: Anti-Corruption Compliance And Antitrust Law In Russia,” CEE Legal Matters (May, 2015), “Russia Issues Detailed Recommendations on Compliance with Russian Anti-Corruption Laws,” Corporate Compliance Zeitschrift (May, 2014), “Russian Anti-Corruption Compliance Concepts Are Familiar,” Law360 (January, 2014), “Keep an Eye on Commercial Bribery in Russia,” Law360 (October, 2013), “Russia’s Answer to the DOJ/SEC FCPA Guidance: The Russian Supreme Court’s Resolution on Court Practice in Bribery Cases and Other Corruption Crimes,” Law360 (October, 2013), “The FCPA in Review – Parts I and II: Release of the Government’s Guidance Caps a Year of Disparate Developments,” Financial Fraud Law Report (April and May, 2013), and “Russia's Anti-Corruption Efforts: The Latest Legislation,” Law360 (July, 2012). Further, Ms. Maximenko assisted the International Chamber of Commerce with translation and launching of the ICC Antitrust Compliance Toolkit in Russia and co-authored the “Scientific-practical commentary to the Federal Law ‘On Protection of Competition’”.

Ms. Maximenko is admitted to practise in Russia and is fluent in Russian and English.



Anna V. Maximenko's Select Representations


Libra Capital in restructuring of its group consisting of investment, management and development companies (including antitrust filings with the FAS of Russia).

Schneider Electric in its acquisition of a 50% interest and further consolidation of 100% stake in ZAO Group of Companies Electroshield – TM Samara.

Zurich Insurance in the sale of Zurich Russia's general insurance business to Olma, and restructuring of its Russian global corporate business.

American International Group in the sale of its stake in OJSC Russian Re to Catlin Group.

Freight One in the acquisition of a rail transport operator from Severstal.

Leading Russian company with listing of securities on the London Stock Exchange in preparation of a comprehensive sanctions compliance policy to ensure the compliance of the company with relevant laws and regulations of the U.S., EU, UK, Switzerland and other relevant jurisdictions.

Forest Laboratories in its supply agreement with a Russian pharmaceutical company.

Sberbank of Russia in a joint venture with Cetelem, the consumer lending division of the BNP Paribas Group.

Uralkali in various antitrust matters related to its business operations following a merger with Silvinit in Russia and worldwide.

One of the major Russian companies in the implementation of antitrust compliance program.

Microsoft Corporation in a case on the abuse of a dominant position initiated against it by the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia (FAS) and as a third party in a case initiated by FAS against OEMs.

A leading pharmaceutical company in a compliance review of policies, procedures and practices on free distribution of samples, random sampling,  tenders and provision of discounts.

A leading pharmaceutical company in a contract manufacturing arrangement for the manufacture of a vaccine and its further marketing and sale.

Advising on issues related to the establishment of a kidney dialysis center in Russia.

Leading pharmaceutical companies in the implications of the regulation of the interaction of medical representatives and medical professionals.

A leading pharmaceutical company in a compliance review of employment and migration practices, policies and procedures.

Leading pharmaceutical company in agreements for the conduct of clinical trials.

The Russian subsidiary of a U.S. company in all aspects of its Russian operations, including the marketing and sale of biologically active substances.

Nordic Capital in the transfer of employees from Bristol-Myers Squibb to a new company incorporated during the course of the acquisition by Nordic of a division of Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Médecins Sans Frontières in the licensing of pharmaceutical operations in Russia and provision of medical services.

Assisting leading pharmaceutical companies with FCPA due diligence of its Russian joint venture partner.

Leading pharmaceutical company in employment arrangements in the Far North and other similar regions.

Leading pharmaceutical company in a case of unfair competition.

Advising on the Russian aspects of the proposed acquisition by one of the potential buyers of Solvay Pharmaceuticals.

Schneider Electric in regulatory matters in the course of the consolidation of a 100% stake in Electroshield - TM Samara.

The principal shareholders in the sale of a controlling shareholding in Karo Film Group to a consortium of private equity investors.

Pirelli & C. SpA in its joint venture with Russian Technologies State Corporation to set up a tire manufacturing business with SIBUR Holding.

Société Générale in a record-setting $2.3 billion multi-stage acquisition of Rosbank from Interros Group.

Bank Hapoalim in the prospective acquisition of 78% of SDM Bank.

Nordea Bank in its $313.7 million acquisition of a 75% stake in Orgresbank.

Bank of Cyprus in the $576 million acquisition of an 80% stake in Uniastrum Bank.

A major insurance company on its charter capital increase.

Merger of two Russian major banks.

AIG Russia in establishing a Russian subsidiary of AIG Europe SA.

ALICO in the acquisition of 49% of the shares in AIG Russia from AIG, Inc. and 51% of the shares in AIG Russia from ZAO Master-D.

A major insurance company on the sale of its life insurance division.

Svenska Handelsbanken on setting up a Russian subsidiary and related regulatory and employment issues.

American International Group in issues related to the protection of commercial secrets and termination of employment.

Intel Corporation in various labor law issues.

Several major Russian and foreign companies in stock option plans, phantom option plans and other compensation schemes.

Several top executives of public Russian companies in connection with employment and termination agreements.

Polyus Gold International Limited in the structuring and implementation of a Long Term Incentive Plan.

Ingenico in the employment aspects of the acquisition of an IT business and structuring of employment relations with key employees.

The Russian subsidiary of a leading Western company in issues related to transfers and redundancies of employees, dealings with trade unions, imposition of disciplinary sanctions and termination of employees due to performance issues.

The Russian subsidiary of a leading Western company in court in connection with alleged hiring refusal.

Lurgi GmbH, a leading German company in proprietary technologies and licenses, in various employment matters, including structuring of the engagement of foreign employees and secondment of foreign personnel to Russia.

TOLMAR Corp, an international pharmaceutical group, in various employment matters.

Exxon Mobil in various employment matters, including secondment of personnel and engagement of foreign employees and secondees.

The Russian subsidiary of a leading Western company in several employment litigations.

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