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MAXIM BOBIN

 

Legal Director, General Counsel, Head of Legal

 

Date of birth: November 25, 1975

Marital status: Married

Children: Son (date of birth: Sept. 19, 1994)

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

e-mail: maxim.bobin@gmail.com

Skype: mbobin

 

 

Work Experience

 

 

General Counsel

LLK-International (LUKOIL Lubricants)

Deputy Head of the Legal Department

LUKOIL-Centernefteproduct

November 2013 - present

 

Specialization, brief job description: legal department management; corporate law, including, but not limited to: various types of commercial agreements in different jurisdictions prepared; intellectual property, including, but not limited to: trademarks registration and protection; supervision of the work of outside legal counsel, fiduciary services and financial (together with financial department) consultants; 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); legal research on wide range of topics in Russian, English, EU and other law systems (more detailed information is available upon request).

Achievements: supervision (and direct participation) in the preparation and closing of the deal on purchase of lubricants blending plant in Austria. Reorganization of the marine lubricants business was performed.

 

 

Global Chief Legal Officer

CARLO PAZOLINI Group

(worldwide footwear and accessories retail)

January 2011 - September 2013 (2 years 9 months)

 

Specialization, brief job description: legal department management (12 employees under my direct supervision); corporate law, including, but not limited to: organization of corporate management (corporate governance); sale-purchase, pledge, credit, commercial and office space lease, services, bank accounts operation agreements, etc.; intellectual property, including, but not limited to: trademarks registration and protection; preparation of the company for strategic sale and/or IPO; supervision of the work of outside legal counsel, fiduciary services and financial (together with CFO) consultants; 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); legal research on wide range of topics in Russian, English and EU Law systems (more detailed information is available upon request).

Achievements: 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.

 

 

Vice-President (Legal & Government Relations)

MAIL.RU Group (major Russian Internet company)

June 2006 - December 2010 (4 years 7 months)

 

Specialization, brief job description: corporate law, including, but not limited to: organization of corporate management (corporate governance); legal aspects of Internet advertising, trading, etc.; sale-purchase, pledge, credit, office space lease, services, bank accounts operation agreements, etc.; Intellectual Property, including, but not limited to: trademarks registration and protection, IP issues in Internet (including domains registration, protection, various copyright issues, etc.); preparation of the company for strategic sale and IPO; M&A transactions; supervision of the work of outside legal counsel (worked with Sullivan & Cromwell, Cleary Gottlieb, White & Case, Baker & McKenzie and others); powers of attorney (mainly issued by Cyprus and US companies); administration and legal issues of the day-to-day activities of the multinational (USA, Cyprus, Russia, Germany, CIS countries) holding company; legal research on wide range of topics in Russian, US and Cyprus law; supervision of the work of Legal Department, Government Relations (especially work with the Ministry of Communications, the Federal Antimonopoly Service, the Internal Affairs Ministry); representation of Mail.Ru in courts (7 lawsuits in 2010); etc. (more detailed information is available upon request).

Achievements: 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 (up to road-show) (leading investment bank Goldman Sachs) in 2008. 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).

I represented Mail.Ru on the Board 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 (3 years).

 

 

Head of Legal Department

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

May 1998 - October 2005 (7 years 6 months)

 

Member of the Board of Directors

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

Sibirtelecom (Open Joint Stock Company, Novosibirsk, major telecommunications company in Sibir region (capitalization over USD 1 billion)). Member of the Audit Committee, Member of the Strategic Development Committee.

March 2003 - June 2006 (3 years 4 months).

 

Member of the Board of Directors of the Association for Protection of Investors Rights (API). Activities of this non-governmental, non-commercial organization are aimed mainly at the development of corporate governance in Russia. November 2002 - October 2005 (3 years).

 

Specialization, brief job description: corporate law, including, but not limited to: legal aspects of general shareholders meetings and boards of directors, protection of shareholders and investors rights (including trials: participated in preparation of documents for trials against AvtoVAZ, GAZ and other Russian companies); legal regulation of the securities market; offshore business (mainly Cyprus companies); contracts (wide range: sale-purchase, pledge, credit, office space lease, services agreements, etc.; powers of attorney (mainly issued by Cyprus and US companies); administration and legal issues of the day-to-day activities of the representative office; legal research on wide range of topics in Russian law.

Achievements: the largest transaction prepared and closed (no outside counsel was employed for that transaction on our part) sale of 20% stake of shares in major Russian oil company for USD 77 million.

 

 

Lecturer in Public International Law

Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University)

September 1999 - May 2002 (2 years 9 months) (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 (1 year 10 months)

 

 

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.

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

November 1998 - November 2001

 

Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University), Moscow, Russia.  Graduate studies 1 year program

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

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

September 1997 - June 1998 

 

Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University), Moscow, Russia.  Basic Legal studies 4 years program

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

September 1993 - June 1997

 

 

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

 

August, 1998 European Integration Process: Legal Aspects of Operation of the European Union and the Council of Europe.  Role of the High Court Establishments. (The European Court of Human Rights, the European Commission of Human Rights and the Court of Justice of the European Union) article in the Pravozastchitnik (Human Rights Defender) quarterly magazine for non-governmental organizations No. 3, 1998

 

August, 1996 International Control on Observation of Human Rights by the Council of Europe article in the Pravozastchitnik (Human Rights Defender) quarterly magazine for non-governmental organizations No. 2, 1996

 

 

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)