Maxim Kapelist

Basic information

Maxim Kapelist heads the sector of consulting corporate and private clients in relation to investment projects, transactions with corporate rights and real estate, business restructuring, international tax planning.
Also Maxim Kapelist provides legal protection in criminal cases and representation in disputes with law enforcement agencies.
Clients point out his professional approach and high level of understanding of business processes. Maxim Kapelist has experience in representing clients in complex issues that cover several foreign jurisdictions.
The main areas of professional activity are: legal support of business activities, including enterprises of the marine economy; corporate law issues;tax structuring of companies, non-residents; consulting in the field of public-private partnership; white-collar crimes.


Recommended by Ukrainian Law Firms 2018 - A Handbook for Foreign Clients in Dispute Resolution and Transport: Aviation, Shipping.
Recommended by Ukrainian Law Firms 2019 - A Handbook for Foreign Clients in the practice of Port Infrastructure, Maritime and Transport Law, Litigation.

Recommended by Ukrainian Law Firms 2020 - A Handbook for Foreign Clients in practices of Litigation, Tax and Transfer Pricing, Criminal Law / White-Collar Crime and industries of Port Infrastructure, Transport and Agribusiness.


School of American Law by Chicago-Kent College of Law (2018)
PhD studies in Odesa National University named after I.I. Mechnikov, Department of Administrative and Economic Law (2012)

The Faculty of Economics and Law, Odesa National University named after I.I. Mechnikov, “Law” (2009)

Membership in professional organizations

Committee for the Protection of Professional Rights of Lawyers and Implementation of Guarantees of Advocacy of the Bar Council of Odessa Region (2019)
International Bar Association (2015)
Ukrainian Bar Association (2012)
Bar Council of Odesa region (2012)


Annual IBA Conference (Vienna, 2015)


■ Bill No. 3275: main measures to reduce the negative consequences of quarantine (co-authored with N. Rizun) // Yurydychna praktyka [Legal newspaper], 01 April 2020
■ Concession in Ukraine. Prospects for the transport industry // Yurydychna gazeta [Legal newspaper], 12 November 2019
■ The order of interaction between the Administration of Maritime Ports of Ukraine and state bodies for the protection of the natural environment was approved // Yurydychna praktyka [Legal newspaper], 22 July 2019
■ The introduction of martial law: the consequences of martial law for business in Odessa region (co-authored with A. Nguyen) // Yurydychna praktyka [Legal newspaper], 03 December 2018
■ Disadvantages of Law on the Anti-corruption Court: a reason for revising or declaring it unconstitutional? (co-authored with D. Minchenko) // Yurydychna praktyka [Legal newspaper], 10 July 2018
■ Problems of compulsory redemption of shares in the event of a decision to complete a significant transaction by a JSC (co-authored with A. Smityukh) // Yurydychna praktyka [Legal newspaper], No. 4 (683), 25 January 2011
■ Kapelist M.M., Smityukh A.V. The right of shareholders to demand the obligatory reacquisition of shares due to executing significant transactions by a joint stock company // Pravova Derzhava [Law-bound state]. – 2011. – № 13, Odesa: Astroprint, 2011. – P. 35-41.
■ Kapelist M.M. Agency service agreements and sea agency agreements // Yurydychna gazeta [Legal newspaper]. – № 40 (256), 5 October 2010 – P. 22.