Anna Maximenko is an international counsel in the Moscow office and a member of the Corporate Department and the FinTech Practice Group. She leads the Russian Regulatory Practice. Her practice focuses on antitrust, data protection, contentious and non-contentious employment, including benefits and compensation, regulatory and compliance matters and FinTech. Ms. Maximenko also advises on M&A and general corporate matters in heavily regulated industries such as financial services healthcare and pharmaceuticals. In the FinTech space, she advises on regulatory matters, project structuring and choice of jurisdiction. Ms. Maximenko is ranked in - Digital Economy Regulation (2020) and Chambers FinTech Legal in Russia (2021), where she is called a “standout name at Debevoise for FinTech.” Clients describe her as “very attentive and oriented towards results and the client's business needs.” Ms. Maximenko is also recognised as a leading competition lawyer in Russia by Who’s Who Legal (2020) and Chambers Europe (2021), where clients say she is “result-oriented and communicative” and “she gets into the issues quickly.” The Legal 500 EMEA (2020) and Best Lawyers (2022) recommend her for her employment practice.

Prior to joining the firm in 2011, Ms. Maximenko was an associate at the Moscow office of a leading international law firm.

Ms. Maximenko graduated with honours from the Saratov State Academy of Law in 1999. She is a co-chair of AmCham’s Business Ethics & Compliance Committee, a member of the Association of Antimonopoly Experts and Russian Association of Cryptoindustry and Blockchain (RACIB).

Ms. Maximenko co-authored the Trends and Developments in Russia chapter in the Blockchain 2021 Global Practice Guide, published by Chambers & Partners (June, 2021); the chapters on Russia in Getting the Deal Through – Dominance (April, 2017); Getting The Deal Through – Private Antitrust Litigation (November, 2016); Getting The Deal Through – Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits (July, 2015); Global Legal Insights Banking Regulation (October, 2013) published by the Global Legal Group Ltd, London and Health Care Mergers and Acquisitions Answer Book (July, 2019) published by Practising Law Institute. Other recent articles include “New FATF Guidance on Virtual Assets—What Should Banks Expect?,” International Banking Operations (December, 2019); “Use of Electronic Bills of Lading in Practice of Foreign Trade Participants,” International Banking Operations (December, 2018); “Digitalization: On the Road to Regulation,” CEE Legal Matters (October, 2018); “Electronic Documents In Employment Relations,” CEE Legal Matters (September, 2017); “New Types Of Banking Licenses In Russia,” CEE Legal Matters (June, 2017); “Russia 2016: Personal Data & Cybersecurity,” CEE Legal Matters (March, 2017); “Fines for Personal Data Violations in Russia Increase as of July 1, 2017,” CEE Legal Matters (February, 2017); “Employment and employee benefits in the Russian Federation: overview,” Practical Law Guide (January, 2017); “Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Market in Russia: Trends and Developments,” CEE Legal Matters (January, 2017); “Russian Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Market in the First Six Months of 2015: Legal Highlights,” CEE Legal Matters (September, 2015), “Between A Rock And A Hard Place: Anti-Corruption Compliance And Antitrust Law In Russia,” CEE Legal Matters (May, 2015); “Russia Issues Detailed Recommendations on Compliance with Russian Anti-Corruption Laws,” Corporate Compliance Zeitschrift (May, 2014); “Russian Anti-Corruption Compliance Concepts Are Familiar,” Law360 (January, 2014); “Keep an Eye on Commercial Bribery in Russia,” Law360 (October, 2013); “Russia’s Answer to the DOJ/SEC FCPA Guidance: The Russian Supreme Court’s Resolution on Court Practice in Bribery Cases and Other Corruption Crimes,” Law360 (October, 2013); “The FCPA in Review – Parts I and II: Release of the Government’s Guidance Caps a Year of Disparate Developments,” Financial Fraud Law Report (April and May, 2013); and “Russia's Anti-Corruption Efforts: The Latest Legislation,” Law360 (July, 2012). Further, Ms. Maximenko assisted the International Chamber of Commerce with translation and launching of the ICC Antitrust Compliance Toolkit in Russia and co-authored the “Scientific-practical commentary to the Federal Law ‘On Protection of Competition.’

Ms. Maximenko is a frequent speaker on topics related to her practice. Recent speaking engagements include “Cryptocurrencies and CBDC Developments,” AmCham Banking Committee (May, 2021); “Building a Compliance Culture and Establishing Compliance Leadership in Russian Subsidiaries,” AmCham Business Ethics & Compliance Committee (April, 2021); “Digitalization of Assets: New Opportunities and Challenges,” AmCham Banking & Finance Committee (December, 2020); “Digital Work Flow: Developments and Risks,” Digitalization of International Trade: New Rules of the Game, Regulation, Standards (October, 2020); “Jurisdictional Control and Personal Data Protection in the Context of the TikTok and WeChat Case,” Privacy and Data Protection in Transnational Contracts (September, 2020); “Tokenization of Assets: Legal Framework and Challenges: Germany, Russia and USA,” Tokenization of Assets, Securities, Debt, Equity: From Issuance to Trading (September, 2019); “The legal status of electronic documents,” Documentary Business and International Payments: Key Trends, Challenges and Prospects (March, 2019); “Cybersecurity: What Does a Member of the Board of Directors of a Russian Company Need to Know?,” Current Corporate Governance Practices: International and Russian Experience (December, 2018); “Implementing Sanctions Compliance in the Company,” Sanctions Compliance: Business in Turbulence (June, 2018); “Russian and International Legal Regulation of Electronic Documents,” New Trends in Trade Finance: Blockchain, FinTech and Electronic Documents (September, 2018); “How Can Boards of Directors Control Growing Cybersecurity and Data Protection Risks?” X Board of Directors Members' Forum: How to Succeed in the Digital Age (September, 2018); “Initial Coin Offerings, Blockchains, and Smart Contracts” Regulation of Smart Contracts and ICO’s: Practical Aspects and Trends (April, 2018); “Legal Support of ICO” RACIB Blockchain Congress (March, 2018); “The EU GDPR: What’s New and How to Prepare,” New European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): Its application to Russian Companies & Multinational Companies Operating in Russia (March, 2018); “Termination for Disclosure of Protected Data: Issues for Consideration,” AmCham Human Resources Committee (June, 2017); “Resistance is Futile? – How to Protect Your Rights During and Right After Dawn Raids,” 6th AIJA Annual Antitrust Conference: Competition Law Procedures – The Ultimate Guidance Through Stormy Waters (June, 2017); “Spotlight: Russia & the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU),” Emerging Markets Forum: Pharma and OTC Go-To-Market Strategies, Partnerships and Market Access (March, 2017); and “LinkedIn case study,” VI ICA Annual Conference. Compliance Management Systems (February, 2017).

Ms. Maximenko is admitted to practise in Russia and is fluent in Russian and English.


  • Saratov State Academy of Law, 1999, Law Degree