• Chambers Global:
    “This quality outfit is one of the top local firms for referral”.
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    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”.

The Lawyer European Awards 2015 Ceremony took place on 12th March at the Marriott Grosvenor Square Hotel in London. The evening was a resounding success, with trophies awarded to firms from across the continent. According to the rating results, The Lawyer awarded ALRUD as the best law firm in Russia in 2015.

ALRUD experts published an article about the issues related to estate planning in the STEP Journal

The article “When common met civil” was published in the STEP Journal in March. The article was written by ALRUD experts Kira Egorova and Ekaterina Vasina in collaboration with Henry Mander, Partner of HARNEYS, and Matthew Howson, the associate of HARNEYS. The article presents a cross-border analysis of the main issues relating to estate planning for Russian residents with the British Virgin Islands.

Holding assets outside one’s country of permanent residence can complicate the generational transfer of wealth, and particular attention is required when the head of the family resides in a civil-law jurisdiction but his holding vehicles incorporated in a common-law one. Different legal systems have their own rules for determining applicable law and competent bodies, along with different approaches to succession and procedural requirements. The article focuses on the main issues of inheritance planning, preparing a will in accordance with the laws of the two countries, Russia and the British Virgin, implementing the testator's wishes, protecting the rights of weaker parties, such as compulsory heirs.

Society of Trust and Estates Practitioners (STEP) is one of the largest international associations combining such private wealth experts, as advisors, trustees, administrators, and representatives of family offices and investment funds. ALRUD is a member of STEP.