Max Gutbrod is a German-born, Moscow-based lawyer, author of scholarly works, angel investor, supporter of music and film, and flutist. A lawyer in private practice since 1990, Mr. Gutbrod has been with Baker McKenzie since 1993 and a partner in Moscow since 1996.

In 2015, he was an executive producer of the acclaimed documentary film Absent. As a flutist, Mr. Gutbrod is dedicated to contemporary music and in particular  Brazilian composers, and he recently completed a performance tour of that country. In January 2019, he presented a major concert of orchestral works by Mosolov at the Moscow Conservatory.