Vassily Rudomino

Vassily Rudomino

Senior Partner, Advocate
Vassily Rudomino

Chambers Europe

Vassily Rudomino is widely recognised as an experienced antitrust practitioner.

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Vassily Rudomino is a co-founder of ALRUD Law Firm, Head of Competition/Antitrust practice.

He is an expert with profound experience in all aspects of the Russian competition legislation including in merger control clearance of complex transactions and cartel investigations. Vassily represents interests of clients in the Federal Antimonopoly Service and its territorial divisions, during inspections as well as in antimonopoly disputes in courts. Vassily advises clients across a range of industries including healthcare, life science and chemicals, banking and finance, consumer goods and retail, technology, media and telecoms.

Vassily Rudomino has significant experience assisting clients in Russian corporate crime matters, including matters relating to bribery and corruption. He has also supported clients in preventative compliance work in these areas (often working together with U.S. and European counsel in projects involving joint consideration of Russian law, the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and relevant EU anti-corruption laws).

Vassily Rudomino graduated from the Moscow State University of International Relations, International Commercial Law Department of the International Law Faculty. He is an advocate, member of the Council of the Federal Chamber of Lawyers of the Russian Federation in 2011-2015.

He is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA), member of the IBA Legal Practice Division Council in 2014-2016, the Board Member of the Russian Arbitration Association, member of the American Bar Association.

The initiator of the creation, Chairman of the Board of Eurasian Antimonopoly Association. One of the founders and member of The Competition Experts Association. As part of these organizations, Vassily Rudomino takes active participation in preparation of the latest amendments to the Competition Law.

Vassily Rudomino participates in professional conferences and workshops in Russia and abroad.

He is the author of articles on topical issues in corporate/M&A law, antitrust regulation and investing which are published by the leading Russian and foreign media.

On July 16, 2015 Vassily Rudomino was awarded the medal «For Merit to the Fatherland» II class for his merit in the formation of effective practice of the competition law enforcement and active participation in the antitrust lawmaking.

He is a member of the Board of Trustees of All-Russia State Library of Foreign Literature named after M. Rudomino.

Vassily Rudomino is fluent in Russian and English.

Include advising:

Uber International Inc.

with regard to the merger clearance of the joint venture agreement with Yandex NV in FAS Russia. The deal is the largest merger in the market of taxi aggregators in the Russian Federation.


, a global producer of the ATMs, in FAS Russia with regard to acquisition of 100% of shares of Wincor-Nixdorf AG world's largest producer ATMs, as well as IT solutions and services to retail banks and the retail industry.


regarding merger control clearance in Russia of the transaction on acquisition of EMC Corporation. The transaction was called as the largest technology acquisition ever.

Bayer AG

with regard to acquisition of Monsanto Company, a publicly traded American multinational agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology corporation, in FAS Russia.

Pacific Andes International Holdings Limited

in a case on cartel investigation in the fish industry, developed a successful defense strategy. As a result the Client was not held liable for breach of the competition law.

NYK Line and Maersk Lineregarding

the FAS Russia investigation on the market of international sea container shipping.


with regard to the requests of FAS Russia in respect of the business activities of the Client on the online-platform market.


in FAS Russia investigation of the alleged collusive behavior on smartphone market and in courts in relation to the strategic investments investigation.

Shire plc

with regard to acquisition of 100% of shares of Baxalta GmbH, largest producer of the pharmaceuticals for rare diseases.

Antitrust/Competition experts have prepared a chapter on Russia for Kartell Compliance
Vassily Rudomino, Senior Partner, German Zakharov, Partner, Roman Vedernikov, Associate, and Daniil Lozovsky, Attorney, prepared a chapter on Russia for the 'Kartell Compliance' book. This was published by the German publishing house CF Müller, which specializes in professional literature for lawyers. The authors reviewed the current Russian antitrust legislation in the area of countering anti-competitive agreements, described responsibilities and investigation procedures in the event of breaches of legislation, and discussed finer points of compliance. Read more about the book: follow the link.
ALRUD experts act as authors for the Foreign Investment Regulation Review providing the chapter on the foreign investment in Russia
Vassily Rudomino, ALRUD Senior Partner, Ksenia Tarkhova and Ruslana Karimova, ALRUD Senior Associates, Roman Vedernikov, ALRUD Associate, and Anastasia Kayukova, ALRUD Attorney, once again became the authors of the chapter on Russia, for the seventh edition of the book ‘The Foreign Investment Review’, a publication of the Law Reviews. The Foreign Investment Review is a guide to the current legislation, regulations and practices in the field of foreign investment in key jurisdictions. The annual edition includes materials from leading experts, working for recognized law firms around the world. The Russian chapter addresses the specifics of investment climate, regulatory environment for foreign investments, and the main forms of investment and legal mechanisms for protecting the rights and legitimate interests of investors in Russia. The full text of the publication is available in English at the following link.
Chambers Global, 2020 recommends Vassily Rudomino for ompetition/Antitrust and Corporate/M&A.
Chambers Europe, 2019 recommends Vassily Rudomino for Competition/Antitrust and Corporate/M&A.
The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2019 recommends Vassily Rudomino for Competition, Dispute Resolution: arbitration and mediation, Restructuring and insolvency, White-collar crime.
BestLawyers 2020 recommends Vassily Rudomino for Competition/Antitrust Law, Arbitration and Mediation, Bankruptcy and Restructuring, Investment, Litigation, Corporate law and M&A.
BestLawyers 2020 named Vassily Rudomino “Lawyer of the Year” in Investment.
Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders - Competition, 2019 recommends Vassily Rudomino as a leading practitioner.

State awards

  • The medal «For Merit to the Fatherland» II class for his merit in the formation of effective practice of the competition law enforcement and active participation in the antitrust lawmaking.

  • Certificate of Honor of the Federal Antimonopoly Service for active participation in modernization of the antimonopoly legislation and development of competition policy.

  • Certificates of Honor of the Federal Antimonopoly Service for substantial personal contribution in implementation of the state policy regarding competition regulation and fruitful collaboration with antimonopoly authorities.

  • Certificate of Honor of the Interstate Council

  • for substantial personal contribution in development of cooperation among CIS countries with regard to competition policy.

  • Letter of acknowledgment of the Minister of Justice.

  • Letter of acknowledgment of the Federal Antimonopoly Service.

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