Maxim Buzin

Head of division “Government Procurement: legal support and disputes”
  • A top choice for mid-market cases, representing both international clients and notable local names
    Chambers Europe 2018
  • KIAP areas of expertise include financial liability and insurance disputes as well as debt recovery claims. Acts on contractual disputes and assists with local enforcement proceedings
    Chambers Europe 2018
  • Represents clients from a variety of industries, including manufacturing, retail and pharmaceuticals
    Chambers Europe 2018
  • The team has a very practical and can-do attitude
    Chambers Europe 2018
  • KIAP team provides comprehensive legal advice that combines a strong breadth of resources with deep knowledge of the client’s business
    Legal 500 EMEA 2018
  • The team is praised for their ability to resolve complex cases quickly
    Legal 500 EMEA 2018
  • They are flexible and everything they provide is highly detailed. We appreciate the commercial approach and personalised attention of KIAP lawyers
    Chambers Europe 2019
  • Highly professional and experienced
    Legal 500 EMEA 2019
  • Reliable partners for business due to their deep knowledge of the industry
    Legal 500 EMEA 2019

Head of division "Government Procurement: legal support and disputes", launched within Antitrust and Competition Practice of KIAP in 2018. Personally ranked lawyer in Best Lawyers 2021 (Competition / Antitrust Law, Government Practice, Litigation). Maxim undertakes projects related to government tenders and contracts. Prior to joining KIAP Maxim led litigation teams in commercial companies as well as worked for Russian law firm. Being experienced in civil, antitrust and competition relations Maxim provides a solid support in litigation and administrative procedures. A member of the Association of Antitrust experts (AAE), included into the Commission on Trade and Consumer Markets of RSPP. Fluently speaks English.


  • Law department of Moscow State University (2004-2009)


  • Complex consulting and representation of interests of government health facility in litigation on cancelation the negligently performed government contract and defending second tender conditions against antitrust authority. The customer’s interests were successfully implemented.
  • Representation of medical equipment supplier in court action against government customer who refused the supplied equipment referring to improper quality. Taken at cassation stage with negative judicial act the case was returned for reconsideration in accordance with supplier’s position.
  • Consulting of commercial company on protest against government rent tender conditions. The case was settled by agreement. 
  • Consulting of contractor company on admissibility of analog materials according to law and government contract.
  • Defense of group of companies against tender cartel charge by antitrust authority.
  • Defense of general contractor against subcontractor’s claim for work and reimbursement of payments, indirect losses and monetary penalty. The demands were rejected almost in half according to various objections and arguments.
  • Leading the complex defense of international retail company against unfair suppliers:
    • development of legal standards of defense;
    • improvement of corporate procedures;
    • cooperation with hostile before supplier’s creditors to protect mutual interests and reduce involuntary confrontation;
    • winning a series of precedent cases in court.
  • The undertaken efforts prevented immediate losses of approx. RUR 1,5 billion rubles and effectively reduces future risks.
  • Participation in series of court claims on behalf of a private commercial bank (daughter company of international finance group) against major developer. Due to timely and efficient measures the debt of total 1,5 billion rubles was successfully recovered before the debtor’s insolvency occurred.
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