Recent projects
Advised the Client and State Corporation «Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)» on financing of an investment project connected with construction of a cement plant in the Russian region (over 200 mln USD)
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.

Banking and Finance

ALRUD Banking and Finance practice is one of our most sustainably developed areas of experience. Vast expertise of the team includes advising in full scope of lending transactions as well as regulatory aspects of Russian financial companies’ activity.

ALRUD is a part of an international network comprising a great number of leading independent law firms in all the major jurisdictions. This enables us to draw on the skills of the best lawyers around the world, working as an integrated team to provide our Clients with an international service of the highest quality.

Practice team possesses knowledge and wide experience in numerous spheres including corporate, capital markets and regulatory. This gives us a competitive advantage and brings a complete market view to the projects of our Clients.

Anton Dzhuplin, Partner, heading Banking and Finance Practice, is recognized by Chambers Global, Chambers Europe and Legal 500 rankings. Led by Anton Dzhuplin, Practice team is ready to conduct the most complex projects. Clients choose us as a team with deep knowledge of market, which is quite unique given the specifics of Banking and Finance sphere. 

Lawyers working in the Practice have diversified specialization. They are involved in projects dealing with advising domestic and foreign financial companies (including payment systems, credit institutions and microcredit companies). One of the most recognized strength of the team is advising in projects involving Asian counteragents and Clients.

Our multidisciplinary Banking and Finance team delivers comprehensive advice in various types of finance transactions as well as regulatory issues arising in connection with financial institutions’ activity on Russian market.

Our services with respect to transaction work include:

  • Acquisition finance
  • Project finance
  • Financial restructuring
  • Russian and international equity and debt securities
  • Derivatives

With respect to regulatory part of our work, we assist our Clients with various issues including the following:

  • Reporting requirements applicable to financial institutions
  • Anti-Money Laundering regulations and KYC requirements
  • Debt collection
  • Banking secrecy aspects
  • Cooperation with Russian Central Bank (e.g. assisting in filing documents; supporting while visiting respective authority and during inspections carried out by the regulator; representing Clients in front of the regulator on day-to-day business aspects)
  • Advising on payment system regulations in Russia and commenting on Russian National Payment System Law

Reputation of the Practice is acknowledged by leading legal rankings, including Chambers and Partners, Legal 500, IFLR1000:

  • Chambers Global, 2017 recommends ALRUD team for Banking and Finance
  • Chambers Europe, 2017 recommends ALRUD team for Banking and Finance
  • Legal 500, 2017 recommends ALRUD team for Banking and Finance
  • IFLR1000, 2017 recommends ALRUD team for Banking and Finance .

“I’d recommend Anton Dzhuplin for his level of expertise and experience, which is not limited to the banking and finance area only, but also covers other areas, including corporate, real estate and regulatory. He has a practical and client-oriented approach, as well as an understanding of the risks and issues arising on the projects. His responsiveness and availability are of real importance for us.” Chambers Europe

“They demonstrated strong knowledge of local law as well as a good understanding of the commercial side of things, and the banking business in particular. When they worked on our deals, I particularly appreciated that they were always swift in responding to our requests and offered a pragmatic and sensible approach to solving issues in the course of negotiations with our counterparties. Overall, they were quite efficient as transaction managers on cross-border deals. I like their client-orientated approach.” Chambers Europe

“Reliability, experience and trust – we have all those in the name of ALRUD. The firm is excellent and our first instinct is to call them if we have any complicated problems. We are very happy – the lawyers give us precise analysis of pros and cons, and we are given options, as well as recommendations and a very good assessment of risks too.” Chambers Europe

“ALRUD is very professional, responsive and straight to the point. Their teams have well-trained, sophisticated professionals in all areas in which I have worked with them. The lawyers are bright, intelligent, pragmatic and deliver high-quality advice on time.” Chambers Europe