International Reach

International Reach

ALRUD is widely recognised as the law firm of choice for international clients with interests in Russia, and for Russian clients with interests overseas.

ALRUD’s lawyers work across Russia and the CIS and we are proud to partner with some of the world’s leading independent law firms in serving their clients’ needs across the region. We bring unrivalled expertise of Russian law as it applies to inward investment by overseas corporations and through our full-service model, we are able to advise on the full breadth of related considerations including corporate and commercial, competition/antitrust, labour and employment, data protection, dispute resolution, asset tracing and investigations.

We also advise many leading Russian and CIS corporations on their overseas transactions and disputes. Through our close working relationships with leading independent law firms across Europe, Asia and the US, we are able to draw on the skills of the best lawyers in all the major jurisdictions, working as an integrated team to provide our Russian clients with an international service of the highest quality. This embraces international M&A, cross-border disputes, international arbitration and global investigations.

We are not limited by the constraints of a formal network, meaning that we can introduce clients to our contacts in overseas law firms or work with their law firm of choice in relevant jurisdictions. This allows usto collaborate with our international law firm partners in creating joint teams with the specific expertise to meet clients’ individual needs, and to manage each assignment from the most relevant territory.

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Since ALRUD’s formation more than 25 years ago, we have invested in establishing close working relationships with many of the leading independent law firms around the globe. This commitment underpins our ability to deliver a top quality cross border capability.

We have a long and proven track record of working seamlessly with like-minded experts in multiple territories, operating as one team under the leadership of a single partner. This ensures that transactions or disputes that cross national borders receive the highest quality advice and are managed with the maximum efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

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For each client mandate, we are able to assemble a team which:

  • joins together the highest quality lawyers with the specific skills and like-minded approach
  • consists of leaders in business and law within relevant jurisdictions
  • collaborates as a single team with clear lines of responsibility
  • works efficiently and cost effectively (with a single point of billing)

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Russia ALRUD offers the full range of legal services in almost every Russian region – from Kaliningrad to the Far East. Projects are conducted by our lawyers, where necessary in collaboration with local legal firms and independent experts.
CIS Countries ALRUD provides legal support to clients throughout the CIS and other neighboring countries. We have established strong working relationships with the leading national law firms and individual legal practitioners in Armenia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Georgia, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan and Moldova. Trusted ALRUD lawyer shave a deep understanding of the local business environment and regulatory framework in these countries.
Around the Globe Seamless service and the efficient provision of advice from a single source anywhere in the world is our goal. We know our overseas partners and they know us. Our ability to work together has proven itself in numerous joint projects. We take the lead in managing international projects for our Russian clients, monitoring the activities of our chosen overseas law firm partners. This approach means that our clients have a single named contact and can be assured of consistently high-quality advice and efficient management of projects that cross national borders.

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Experience

We advised Vimetco N.V on different matters related to its Chinese subsidiaries, including Henan Zhongfu Aluminium (listed on Shanghai stock exchange).
We offered advice to the ALUTECH Group, a major Eastern European manufacturer of roller shutter systems, aluminium profile systems and sectional gates, regarding compliance with EAEU legislation on unfair competition.
We advised one of the world's leading luxury clothing manufacturers regarding various commercial law issues during the course of entering into a commercial concession agreement with a Swiss franchisee for the purpose of its further execution in Russia.
We gave representation to a major German businessman in cross-border divorce proceedings in Germany and Russia involving the determination of the residence of children. ALRUD managed to achieve termination of the proceedings in the Russian court in order to ensure the enforceability of the decision of the German court.
We developed a strategy for a large private bank in one of the Eastern European countries for the recovery of debts from its debtors/guarantors registered in different jurisdictions and foreign nationals, as well as to search for assets in different jurisdictions (Russia, Germany, France, Switzerland, Hungary, Canada, British Virgin Islands, Cyprus, Marshall Islands). We further assisted in the recognition and enforcement of international arbitration awards in the Marshall Islands and Cyprus.
We advised Uber International Inc. in the process of negotiating a joint business deal with Yandex NV in Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Armenia and Ukraine. The deal was the largest merger in the Russian taxi aggregator market.
We analyzed the applicability of the European Data Protection Regulation concerning the activities of Russian branches and representative offices of a large foreign-owned joint venture, engaged in oil field development in Russia.
Guidance was given to a U.S. corporation specializing in ceiling and wall solutions, concerning the structuring of employment relations, with one of the top managers of its Kazakhstan office.
We represented a major global automotive manufacturer in several dozens of related litigation disputes over recognition of the foreign court decisions in Russia. ALRUD achieved recognition of all decisions of the foreign courts, which set a precedent in Russia for the practice of recognition of foreign court decisions.
We advised a world-renowned manufacturer of electronic cigarettes in connection with its entry into the Russian and CIS countries markets.
We advised and represented a Russian private investor in connection with a cross-border litigation in an English court on the recovery of more than $15 million from the Turkish counterparties that had illegally taken control of several real estate properties. The dispute was complicated by a number of issues related to the requirement for subsequent recognition of the court decision in a number of foreign jurisdictions.
We advised Atlantic SeaFood with regards to the JV project in Senegal, for the development of a fish processing plant.
We gave advice and guidance to one of the largest banks in the CIS on recovery of losses caused by the fraudulent actions of its shareholders, as well as regarding the case before the London High Court and the London Court of International Arbitration.
We advised an international company selling electronic cooking devices, on the applicable requirements of the laws of Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan. We also gave further advice on personal data protection, currency regulation and consumer protection in connection with the planned launch of an online prescription platform, mobile application and electronic device sales in these three countries.
We coordinated the work of a team of English and American lawyers for the litigation that took place in the Supreme Court of the State of New York and the London Court of International Arbitration concerning loan recovery and enforcement in the United States.
We represented Bayer AG in connection with its acquisition of Monsanto Company to FAS Russia and the competition authority of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
We advised Russia's industrial group Vi Holding, concerning development of a JV greenfield platinum mining project in Zimbabwe (Darwendale Project).
We advised the world's largest organizer of industrial auctions and its foreign legal advisor concerning a dispute in a Dutch court initiated in connection with the fraudulent actions of Russian companies participating in the auctions. ALRUD managed to successfully conduct a comprehensive investigation and prove the affiliation and concerted actions of these companies.
We advised a leading U.S. energy drink manufacturer on regulatory requirements, customer relations and advertising requirements in the CIS countries.
Advised Sib Trading AG, a Swiss coal company, regarding the acquisition of Sibenergougol, a Russian coal mining company.
We offered advice to Russia's largest provider of locomotive maintenance, repair, modernization and leasing services concerning an export transaction to supply locomotives to other countries and supervision of the assembly of locomotives by a local company.
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