MAXIM BOBIN

 

Date of birth: November 25, 1975

Marital status: Married

Children: Son (date of birth: September 19, 1994)

Phone: +7-916-992-92-10 (mobile)

e-mail: maxim.bobin@gmail.com

 

 

Work Experience

 

Chief Legal Officer

CTC Media

November 2014 - present

-               Sale of 75% in CTC Russian business in order to comply with the new requirements of Mass Media Law.

Structuring, preparation and supervision of the transaction (more than US$ 200 mln)

-               Optimization and management of the Legal Department comprised of more than 30 lawyers

-               Best Legal Department 2015, Legal Insight legal magazine

-               Best Legal Department 2015, Corporate Lawyer legal magazine

-               TOP-1000 Managers of Russia 2015, Kommersant.ru

 

General Counsel

LLK-International (LUKOIL Lubricants)

Deputy Head of the Legal Department

LUKOIL-Centernefteproduct

November 2013 - November 2014

-               Supervision (and direct participation) in the preparation and closing of the deal on purchase of lubricants blending plant in Vienna, Austria

-               Reorganization of the marine lubricants business

-               Legislative efforts in the sphere of oil products import and export: amendments to the agreements between Russia and Kazakhstan were drafted and presented in various state agencies

-               Administration and legal issues of the day-to-day activities of the international company (Russia, Ukraine, Austria, Germany, Finland, Romania, Turkey, the Netherlands, USA, UAE, Kazakhstan, China)

-               IP protection project in China

 

Global Chief Legal Officer

CARLO PAZOLINI Group (worldwide footwear and accessories retail)

January 2011 - September 2013

-               Supervision (and direct participation) in the due diligence as part of the preparation for the strategic sale transaction

-               Organized and optimized the work of the legal department (before my employment there were several units of lawyers under the supervision of different top-managers)

-               Group's corporate structure reorganized and streamlined

-               Legal department management (12 employees under my direct supervision)

-               Administration and legal issues of the day-to-day activities of the multinational company (Russia, the Netherlands, USA, United Kingdom, Italy, Luxembourg, Switzerland, China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Ukraine, Moldova, Czech Republic, Kazakhstan)

 

Vice-President (Legal & Government Relations)

MAIL.RU Group

June 2006 - January 2011

-               Supervision (and direct participation) in the due diligence as part of the strategic sale transaction, drafting of the contracts (Stock Purchase Agreement, Shareholders Agreement) (30% of shares, US$165 mln) (the deal was closed in December 2006)

-               The corporate structure of the group of companies was streamlined in a short period of time

-               Internal legal and corporate governance procedures were prepared and implemented

-               Direct supervision of and participation in the IPO preparation process in 2008 (leading investment bank Goldman Sachs)

-               Active participation in several successful M&A transactions (including purchase by Mail.Ru of Astrum Online Entertainment holding in 2009)

-               Active participation in DD process and coordination of actions with several foreign law firms during Mail.ru Group IPO in 2010 (the sum of the placement exceeded 900 million US dollars)

-               Representation of Mail.Ru in courts

-               I represented Mail.Ru on the Board of Directors of the Russian Association of Electronic Communications (http://raec.ru). Co-chairman of the Legal Committee

-               Member of the Council of the Coordination Center for the top-level (National) domain (http://cctld.ru) (January 2010 - December 2012)

 

Head of Legal Department

NCH Advisors, Inc. (Moscow Representative Office of New York Investment Consulting & Asset Management company)

May 1998 - October 2005

-               The largest transaction prepared and closed (no outside counsel was employed for that transaction on our part) was the sale of 20% stake of shares in major Russian oil company for US$ 77 million

-               Active participation in numerous shareholders meetings and boards of directors

Member of the Board of Directors of:

VolgaTelecom (Open Joint Stock Company, Nizhny Novgorod, major telecommunications company in Povolzhyie region (capitalization over US$ 1 billion)). Deputy Chairman of the Board, Chairman of the Staff & Remunerations Committee, Member of the Corporate Governance Committee) (March 2003 - June 2006)

Sibirtelecom (Open Joint Stock Company, Novosibirsk, major telecommunications company in Sibir region (capitalization over US$ 1 billion)). Member of the Audit Committee, Member of the Strategic Development Committee (March 2003 - June 2006)

and many others

-               Preparation and participation in trials against AvtoVAZ, GAZ and other Russian companies

-               Member of the Board of Directors of the Association for Protection of Investors Rights (API). (November 2002 - October 2005)

 

Lecturer in Public International Law

Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University)

September 1999 - May 2002 (was combining this job with the position of the Head of Legal at NCH).

 

Staff Attorney (Lawyer), Compliance Officer

Pioneer Securities Financial Brokerage & Investment Consultant corporation (at present PIOGlobal)

July 1996 - May 1998

 

Legal Assistant to Regional Legal Counsel

The Coca-Cola Export Corporation

November 1995 - May 1996

 

Legal Assistant to Executive Director

Russin & Vechi (International Law Firm) Limited Liability Partnership (Moscow office)

July 1995 - November 1995

 

 

Paralegal

McKenna & Co International (at present CMS Cameron McKenna) International Law Firm (Moscow Representative office)

November 1994 - July 1995

 

Education

 

Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University), Moscow, Russia.  Post-graduate studies (November 1998 - November 2001)

Degree of Candidate of Juridical Sciences (Ph.D. equivalent) was awarded in November, 2001.

Dissertation Legal Aspects of Founding and Operation of European Intergovernmental Financial and Economic Organizations

 

 

Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University), Moscow, Russia.  Graduate studies 1 year program (September 1997 - June 1998)

Diploma of Lawyer, major in International Law.  With Honors.

Diploma Paper Legal Aspects of Founding and Operation of International Regional Financial Organizations

 

 

Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University), Moscow, Russia.  Basic Legal studies 4 years program (September 1993 - June 1997)

Diploma of Bachelor of Laws With Honors.

Diploma Paper European Integration Process: Legal Aspects of Operation of the European Union and the Council of Europe. Role of the High Court Establishments./European Court of Human Rights, European Commission of Human Rights and Court of Justice of the European Union

 

 

Publications

 

April, 2001 Intergovernmental Financial and Economic Organizations in Europe.  Legal Aspects of Founding and Operation Moscow, 2001, Elex-KM, 176 pages, ISBN 5-93815-009-04, hard cover

 

 

Language skills

Russian - mother tongue

English - fluent (reading, writing, speaking including legal, financial and economic terminology)

 

Interests & hobbies

PADI Master SCUBA Diver

(OWD, AOWD, Deep, Drift, Nitrox, Night, Wreck, EFR, Rescue, Diver Propulsion Vehicle)