Former KPMG Head of Legal in Russia Natalia Diatlova has joined as a partner.
Since graduating from the Law Faculty of the St Petersburg State University with honors, Diatlova has, according to Maxima Legal, "assisted with large-scale international investments in various commercial and civil legal projects, real estate, investment agreements, projects in the construction and redevelopment of industrial premises for manufacturing, shopping and business centers, warehouses, and also for the creation of joint ventures."
Diatlova spent four years as Counsel and Co-had of the Real Estate Practice at Salans in Saint Petersburg and led the Tax and Legal department at KPMG from 2010 until her move to Maxima Legal. She was also a Legal Manager at EY Law from 1997-2005 and spent one year as a Senior Associate at DLA Piper.
“We are delighted that such a high-quality expert has joined our team," said Maxima Legal Managing Partner Maxim Avrashkov. "Together with Natalia Diatlova, Maxima Legal can widen its practice for public-private partnership, real estate and construction matters and strengthen its position in the sphere of corporate and commercial law and M&A."
“I chose Maxima Legal as it is a firm with a portfolio of professionally very interesting projects and it is one of the leaders in the sphere of PPP in our city,” said Diatlova.