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MAXIM BOBIN

 

Date of birth:                        November 25, 1975

Marital status:                     Married

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

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

e-mail:                                   mbobin@mail.ru

mbobin@mbobin.com

www:                                       www.mbobin.com

 

 

Work Experience

 

 

1.      June 2006 – present

MAIL.RU

Vice-President (Legal)

 

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.; preparation of the company for strategic sale and/or IPO; supervision of legal services outsourcing; 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) holding company; legal research on wide range of topics in Russian, US and Cyprus law; supervision of the work of Legal Department, 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); streamlining of the corporate structure of the group of companies; preparation and implementation of the internal legal and corporate governance procedures.  Direct supervision of and participation in the IPO preparation process (up to road-show) (investment bank – Goldman Sachs).

 

2.      March 2003 – June 2006

VolgaTelecom (Open Joint Stock Company, Nizhny Novgorod, major (capitalization over USD 1 billion) telecommunications company in Povolzhyie region)

Member of the Board of Directors (Deputy Chairman of the Board, Chairman of the Staff & Remunerations Committee, Member of the Corporate Governance Committee);

 

Sibirtelecom (Open Joint Stock Company, Novosibirsk, major (capitalization over USD 1 billion) telecommunications company in Sibir region)

Member of the Board of Directors (Member of the Audit Committee, Member of the Strategic Development Committee).

 

3.      May 1998 – October 2005

NCH Advisors, Inc.  US (New York) company – Investment Consulting & Asset Management.

Head of Legal Department of Moscow Representative Office (supervise the work of 1 lawyer and 2 assistants)

 

While working for NCH Advisors, Inc. I represented NCH’s clients’ interests serving as a member of the Boards of Directors of several major Russian companies, such as: VolgaTelecom, Sibirtelecom, TGC-6, Kirovenergo, Saratovelectrosvyaz, Rosneft-Stavropolneftegaz, ONACO (upon the Power of Attorney from Mr. Mikhail Vinchel), others.

November 2002 – October 2005 – 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.

 

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 (the largest transaction prepared and closed – sale of 20% stake of shares in major Russian oil company for USD 77 million), 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.

 

4.      September 1999 – May 2002

Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University).

Lecturer in Public International Law

 

5.      July 1996 – May 1998

Pioneer Securities, Closed Joint Stock Company – 100% subsidiary of US corporation (currently – PIOGlobal).  Financial Brokerage & Investment Consultant.

Staff Attorney (Lawyer), Compliance Officer

 

6.      November 1995 – May 1996

The Coca-Cola Export Corporation (Moscow Representative office).

Legal Assistant to Regional Legal Counsel

 

7.      July 1995 – November 1995

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

Legal Assistant to Executive Director

 

8.      November 1994 – July 1995

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

Paralegal

 

 

Education

 

1.      November 1998 – November 2001

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”.

 

2.      September 1997 – June 1998

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”

 

3.      September 1993 – June 1997

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/”

 

Publications

 

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

 

2.      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

 

3.      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)

 

Computer skills

 

Advanced user

(office applications: extensive experience since 1994, internet active user: since 1996)