Andrey Zharskiy

Andrey Zharskiy

Partner, Advocate, PhD in Law
Andrey Zharskiy

Chambers Europe

Andrey Zharskiy has definitely impressed us, he is very results-driven, extremely professional with a great attention to details

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Andrey Zharskiy, is the ALRUD Law Firm partner, heading Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Industry Group, and Real Estate Practice.

Andrey has more than 20 years of experience in legal support of M&A/JV, commercial and infrastructure projects within energy and natural resources sectors advising leading international and Russian companies in respect to their high profile and large-scale transactions and JV in Russia and abroad. His expertise includes oil and gas downstream and upstream projects, LNG projects, mining projects in Russia and Africa, infrastructure projects and financing matters. Andrey assists Clients with all legal issues arising during project’s implementation, including on complicated regulatory issues related to subsoil use and environment.

We wanted a lawyer whom we can completely rely on and who understands our business and it's Andrey Zharskiy. He is a highly intelligent and experienced lawyer, responsive and reliable. He understands our business and our true needs, so that our interests and risks are always properly protected. Chambers Europe

In his real estate practice Andrey provides legal support with regard to complex infrastructure and construction projects and all types of real estate matters, including acquisition of real estate and lease matters, development projects, industrial and infrastructure projects in different sectors (including PPP matters) and all other legal matters related to real estate.

Andrey joined ALRUD in 2013 and became Partner in 2015. Before joining ALRUD he worked in one of the major Russian oil companies, subsequently was a head of international legal department of a large international group, where acquired vast experience in supporting energy, mining and real estate transaction not only in Russia, but in China and Africa as well.

Andrey is an Officer of the IBA “Mining law” Committee, he regularly speaks at Russian and international conferences on different issues related to oil&gas and mining in Russia.

Andrey graduated with honors from Belarusian State University in 1998, he holds a J.D. degree in civil law (2002) and a LLM degree from University of Manchester (1999). Andrey is an author of numerous publications on breach of contract and legal remedies, including based on UN Convention on international sale of goods.

CEFC China Energy Company Limited

in the acquisition of 14,16% in the Russian oil company Rosneft.

Tata Power (Индия)

in respect to developing a coal deposit in the Kamchatka Krai including separate agreements with authorities regarding establishment of special investment regimes and infrastructure financing.

China Gold

in respect to acquisition of majority stake in gold mines in Russia (gold deposit of federal importance) and JV project with existing shareholder.

Vi Holding

(international investment and industrial group) in respect of implementation of a JV green field platinum mining project in Zimbabwe, Africa ( 3 bln USD project).

North Atlantic Drilling Ltd. и Seadrill Limited

on investment and co-operation Agreement with Rosneft and long term drilling agreements.

South Tambey LNG

in respect to different matters related to performance of the general construction contract and dealings with Russian subcontractors.


in offering to Gazprombank AO the option to purchase 49% share in the Elga coking coal deposit project for 34.3 billion rubles.

Coeclerici Group

in respect of coal mining assets in the Kemerovo region, including regulatory and land matters.

Gazprom Transgaz Belarus

on negotiation of FIDIC construction agreement and ancillary documents for a multifunctional complex in the city of Minsk.

Sojitz Corporation

in acquisition of dealer network through establishment of Real Estate Complex (Enterprise) and several joint ventures with Russian companies for selling Subaru vehicles.

State Oil Fund of the Republic of Azerbaijan (SOFAZ)

on acquisition of Gallery Actor, mixed-use office and retail complex located in the center of Moscow.

AIPN and ALRUD Law Firm hosted a seminar on application of the Strategic Investment Law to the oil and gas projects in Russia
The Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) and ALRUD Law Firm held a seminar on urgent issues of applying the Law “On the procedure for making foreign investments in business entities, that are of strategic importance for ensuring the national defense and state security” to the transactions and projects in the Russia's oil and gas industry. Andrey Tsyganov, deputy head of FAS Russia, Vassily Rudomino, ALRUD Senior Partner, German Zakharov and Andrey Zharskiy, ALRUD partners, Ruslana Karimova, ALRUD Senior Associate, together with other representatives of the legal community and heads of legal services of major Russian and foreign oil and gas companies, took part in the seminar. During the seminar, Andrey Tsyganov spoke about the approaches of FAS Russia to analyzing the deals with foreign investments. The deputy head of the antimonopoly service explained the legal basis for reviewing the deals by FAS Russia, and commented in more detail on the mechanisms for control of foreign investment in strategic economic entities. He explained that the Strategic Investment Law sets certain restrictions upon foreign investors, liability and sanctions for non-compliance with the Law’s requirements, as well as the decision-making process related to the transactions’ review. Andrey Tsyganov also explained in more details the procedure for reviewing the filings by FAS Russia, and reported on the statistics of consideration of the applications in respect of strategic entities, which were submitted to FAS Russia from 2008 to date. In addition, the representative of FAS Russia dwelled, at length, on the oil and gas transactions reviewed by the Government Commission over the past 10 years. He also provided the statistics on the volume of foreign investment in production of fuel and energy natural resources in Russia. The deputy head of FAS Russia concluded his presentation with information about the planned release of the second, supplemented edition of the Commentary on the Strategic Investment Law. In the second part of the seminar, ALRUD experts and participants had a discussion on the most complex and controversial issues of the application of the strategic investment legislation faced by oil and gas companies, in their mergers and acquisitions, or in creating joint ventures in Russia, as well as ways to resolve a number of problematic issues in this area. In particular, the experts discussed the criteria for assigning the Russian entities to be classified as the ‘strategic’ ones, complex situations of emerging the foreign investors’ control rights in relation to the ‘subsoil strategic companies’, as well as procedural issues of information disclosure about beneficiaries of a foreign investor. It is very important for all AIPN members, and other business representatives, to understand the clear ‘rules of the game’ when planning the transactions in the oil and gas industry. Therefore, we are grateful to the antimonopoly service for its transparency and willingness to engage in direct dialogue with the business, even on the most difficult aspects of regulation, said German Zakharov, ALRUD Partner and the moderator of the session, after the seminar The intense interest of the oil and gas business to the topic of investments in strategic companies, demonstrates the need for further dialogue between the business and the regulator, and clarification of problematic issues that still often arise in practice, in the course of planning such deals. Having extensive experience in advising private and public investors on strategic investments (like China Gold, CEFC China Energy and others), ALRUD experts of Antitrust Practice and Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Practice are ready to provide a full support to the clients on all complex issues of planning and receiving the clearance for the strategic investments in Russia.
ALRUD experts have prepared a chapter about Russia for The ICLG to: Mining Laws and Regulations
The International Comparative Legal Guide published a comprehensive analysis of common issues in mining laws and regulations, including the mechanics of acquisition of rights, foreign ownership and indigenous requirements and restrictions, processing, beneficiation. The guide also covers relevant authorities, native title and land rights, health and safety, as well as taxes and royalties. Leading law firms from 28 world’s jurisdictions provided reviews for the ICLG. The review for Russia was prepared by ALRUD Energy, Natural Resources & Infrastructure experts – Andrey Zharskiy, Partner, and Timur Akhundov, Senior Associate. To read the full review, please click here. The International Comparative Legal Guides (ICLG) are the series of publications covering different practice areas, including legislative and practice review for the major countries of the world.
Review of the Russian court practice regarding influence of the anti-Russian sanctions on contractual obligations
As you know, the first international economic sanctions against the Russian Federation were imposed in 2014, due to the situation in the Crimea. Since then, the EU and the USA have imposed a number of the anti-Russian sanctions, having a significant, consequent impact on the fulfillment of civil obligations in Russia. In light of the above, and due to the growing pressure of the anti-Russian sanctions, and the increasing number of the entities in respect of which new restrictions are being imposed, we present, for your attention, an overview of the legal positions of the Russian courts on the impact of the sanctions regime on the discharge of contractual obligations. Click here to learn more. We hope that the information provided herein will be useful for you. If you or any of your colleagues would like to receive our newsletters via e-mail, please fill in the 'Subscribe' form at the bottom of the page. Practices: Dispute Resolution Note: Please be aware that all information provided in this letter was taken from open sources. Neither ALRUD Law Firm, nor the author of this letter bear any liability for consequences of any decisions made in reliance upon this information.
Chambers Europe, 2019 recommends Anrey Zharskiy in Energy & Natural Resources
Chambers Global, 2019 recommends Anrey Zharskiy in Energy & Natural Resources
The Legal 500, 2019 recommends Andrey Zharskiy as a leading individual in Energy and natural resources, PPP and infrastructure projects, Real estate and construction, Dispute resolution: arbitration and mediation.
Best Lawyers, 2020 recommends Andrey Zharskiy in Corporate / M&A
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