About us

MAYS Partners

We are a professional team working in the format of a law boutique and providing law and tax services as a consolidated exclusive set, thus ridding our customers of the need to engage or coordinate specialized consultants to support one transaction or investment.

Our team is more than just law experts, and customers appreciate our in-depth understanding of technical and commercial aspects when tackling each task.

MAYS Partners’ customers include UHNW customers, Russian and international private equity funds, owners of dynamically developing private businesses with growing capitalization, and divisions of diversified holdings.



International practice
Corporate solutions
Tax consulting
Dispute resolution. Mediation
Support to M&A transactions

International practice

  • Establishing the structure of and providing comprehensive support to foreign businesses and joint ventures
  • Support to foreign real estate transactions
  • Using foreign judgements
  • Establishing a preventive risk assessment system with cross-border corporate relations
  • Consultations to parties to foreign economic activities

Corporate solutions

  • Verifying and modelling the management structure and the degree of asset security
  • Developing an optimum corporate management model
  • Support to investment funds and joint ventures
  • Preparing shareholder agreements; consultations in case of corporate disputes
  • Comprehensive analysis of corporate risks; protection of investments

Tax consulting

  • Tax planning of business processes and transactions for owners, holding companies and subsidiaries
  • Consulting on international taxation issues
  • Tax due diligence to analyse the tax burden and tax risks of cross-border transactions
  • Developing a strategy to protect the taxpayer’s interests

Dispute resolution. Mediation

  • Out-of-court dispute settlement
  • A full range of services in dispute resolution and in protecting the customer’s interests in court
  • Giving opinions on prospects of resolving the dispute in court
  • Representing the customer in national State courts
  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Enforcing judgements promptly and efficiently

Support to M&A transactions

  • Full transaction support cycle
  • Due diligence to inspect the object of the transaction
  • Consulting in the course of the negotiation process
  • Structuring, and preparing documents for the transaction (such as a Letter of Intent, Term Sheet, NDA, and SPA/SHA)
  • Transaction completion. Agreeing on procedures at the post-completion phase


  • Preventing risks associated with counterparties’ bankruptcies
  • Representing creditors and the debtor in bankruptcy proceedings
  • Legal support to administrators’ activities
  • Transaction challenging in bankruptcy proceedings
  • Representing the parties in holding persons who control the debtor subsidiarily liable
  • Representation in financial institutions’ bankruptcy proceedings
Project Experience

Project Experience



Разработка, внедрение корпоративной структуры и налоговой модели бизнеса Группы с учетом специфики международной деятельности

NeSkill WikyBet

Сопровождение инвестиций WIDEN NATIVO GAMING N.V. в российский проект посозданию СП специализирующегося на деятельности по проведению азартных игр в букмекерских конторах и тотализаторах

Capital Jets Business+ Aviation

Моделирование и создание структуры владения и операционной структуры с учетом трансграничного характера деятельности, диагностика юридических и налоговых рисков.

Primer Capital

Разработка и внедрение корпоративной структуры венчурного фонда Primer Capital, специализирующегося на фармацевтических и биотехнологических проектах.

Sincerity Capital

Представление интересов в рамках структурирования инвестиционных сделок, а также комплексное сопровождение текущей деятельности фонда.


Комплексное сопровождение сделки по реструктуризации кредиторской задолженности в рамках взаимоотношений с крупнейшими финансово-кредитными организациями. Моделирование и имплементация налоговой модели в рамках реструктуризации кредиторской задолженности и структуры владения бизнесом.



Our team has a clear vision and understanding of the commercial component of business and achieve success in handling integrated projects. We strongly believe that, for the best result, virtually all work should be done by a cohesive team of experienced professionals deeply integrated into the customer’s business processes.


Roman specializes in structuring complex corporate relationships, in legal support to transactions, and in servicing the company’s key customers. He is very experienced in companies’ legal and regulatory risk management. Roman gained his experience in holding positions in major Russian banks and companies, such as Head of the Banking Operations Support and Tax Consulting Department in the TRUST Banking Group, Head of the Legal Unit and a member of the Credit Committee and Asset Restructuring Committee in MDM BANK, and Head of the Legal and Compliance Units in the international online broker ALPARI Group. For several years he was responsible for business owners’ family office, including issues of asset purchase and sale in various jurisdictions, tax minimization and immigration/change of the status of a Russian tax resident.

Partner. Head of corporate, M&A, litigation and dispute resolution practices
Ivan specializes in corporate law and in representing our customers in court.

He has a long track record of representing his customers in court proceedings over bankruptcies, in corporate conflicts, in disputes over real estate and protection against mala fide takeovers, and in protecting business through criminal law. Ivan’s specialization is commercial disputes, support to M&A and real estate transactions, consulting in the course of investment projects, and developing legal strategies in challenging situations. Ivan graduated from the Law Department of the M. K. Ammosov North-Eastern Federal University.

Head of International Projects
M&A | Investment projects | International Arbitration

Alisa has acquired extensive expertise in advising clients on complex commercial issues. Her experience encompasses negotiations, transaction structuring and management, as well as developing dispute resolution strategies. She supports clients’ M&A projects, investment activities, and venture capital transactions.
Before joining MAYS Partners, Alisa gained experience working for a private bank and a large financial-industrial group. Additionally, she completed internships at leading international law firms, WilmerHale (London) and Allen&Overy (Frankfurt-am-Main).
Alisa graduated from Novosibirsk State University with a degree in international law in 2009 and obtained her LLM degree in international dispute resolution in Queen Mary, University of London. She is fluent in English.

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