• The Legal 500:
    «ALRUD Law Firm is one of the very best local independent firms in Russia».
  • Chambers Global:
    ALRUD is appreciated for its “forward-thinking team, led by excellent senior partners, which is committed to providing an international standard work product and high level of responsiveness”.

June 24, 2016 the ranking agency Chambers and Partners published their first guide for the private wealth market. Chambers HNW (High Net Worth) 2016 includes list of leading law firms from 31 countries. ALRUD Law Firm is the only ranked Russian law firm.

Maria Ostashenko and Anastasia Petrova prepared an article for Data Protection Leader magazine

Maria Ostashenko, Partner and the head of Data Protection and Cybersecurity practice, together with Associate Anastasia Petrova, prepared an article for Data Protection Leader magazine on a subject "Messenger operators in Russia: counter-terrorism regulation".

In the article, experts talk about the introduction of additional obligations on messaging service operators, such as WhatsApp, Telegram and others, in the wake of recent terrorist attacks in Russia and Europe. In particular, about requirements to identify users of messaging applications.

It directly concerns Law of 29 July 2017 No. 241-FZ on Amendments to Articles 10.1 and 15.4 of the Federal Law on Information, Information Technologies and Information Protection (‘the Law’). The Law was introduced to the State Duma on 24 May 2017, was approved by both the Duma and the Federation Council, the upper chamber of the Russian Parliament, and signed by the President on 29 July 2017. The proposed amendments introduced by the Law will enter into force on 1 January 2018.