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ALRUD Law firm is repeatedly mentioned, by the Best Lawyers rating, among the leaders, and received the highest recommendations on key legal areas. This year, specialists from ALRUD managed to expand their presence in the ranking. For the first time, this year, ALRUD was also named the 2020 "Law Firm of the Year" for expertise in the Labor and Employment Law.


ALRUD is a leading Russian law firm with the highly ranked Competition practice which offers a full range of legal services in the field of Russian competition law and foreign investment law in key strategic areas. Our practice includes:

Antitrust Regulation Consulting

  • Advising on agreements and strategies including restrictive agreements and concerted practice, accommodation of the procedures with the Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation (FAS), abuse of dominant position and competition law requirements for economic concentrations
  • Due diligence of distribution contracts and other commercial agreements with regard to compliance with Russian competition law
  • Analysing of the contracts with regard to compliance with Russian antitrust law, as well as providing recommendations on elimination and/or minimization of revealed antitrust risks
  • Consulting on antitrust regulation of requirements to tenders and conclusion of contracts and disposition of state property on competition basis
  • Analysing possible risks of penalties for violations of Russian competition legislation
  • Consulting regarding the strategic investment legislation
  • Consulting on sectoral regulation including financial markets and advertisement

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Antimonopoly clearance of the economic concentration transactions
  • Legal support of the strategic investment transactions including coordination with the FAS and the Government Committee
  • Consulting and representing client in cross-border (global) M&A transactions from local side and coordinating work of trusted law firms in other jurisdictions

Enforcement of competition law

  • Representing interests of the client before the FAS – in the administrative proceedings both as a claimant and as a defendant
  • Appeal against decisions of the FAS
  • Representing interests of the client in courts
  • Representing interests of private clients and litigation on private claims on breach of antitrust legislation

Through the network of leading antitrust advisors in the CIS ALRUD is capable of managing complex projects dealing with competition regulation in Ukraine, Belorussia, Armenia, Kazakhstan and other CIS countries.

ALRUD Partners and Associates are members of the Competition Experts Association – the association which bands together leading legal consultants and corporate counsels to maintain and promote active cooperation of businesses with the state antimonopoly authorities of the Russian Federation. Competition Experts Association regularly holds meetings with FAS and participates in development of competition legislation and practice.

ALRUD Senior Partner Vassily Rudomino is a member of the Expert Council for developing of the competition in the retail business. He is also the Head of Non-commercial Partnership “Competition Support Association in the CIS”, which consolidates leading practicing antitrust lawyers from the CIS countries.

Active contribution to these public organizations allows our Competition / Antitrust team keep the ear on the ground and create for our clients comprehensive and innovative solutions.

Russian law firm with Elite Competition Practice 2008 – 2015.
(Global Competition Review)

"ALRUD Competition team handled the matter very efficiently and professionally, they are always available, even during holiday seasons and late at night. ALRUD answered the multiple requests thoroughly and within short notice. The members of the team pro-actively provided background information and highlighted recent decisions by Russian courts. They all seemed to be experienced in international cases". 
(Chambers Europe)

"ALRUD Law Firm attracts glowing praise for its expertise, acting for high-profile clients across all competition matters and having particular strength in merger clearance".
(Legal 500)

ALRUD Antitrust Practice specialists prepared for you the following documents: