Andrey Zharskiy

Andrey Zharskiy

Partner, PhD in Law, Advocate in Russia, Solicitor in England and Wales
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, practicing advocate in Russia and solicitor in England and Wales, heading Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Industry Group, and Real Estate Practice.

Andrey has over 20 years of experience in providing legal support for complex and international corporate and commercial projects in energy and natural resources (including projects involving the extraction and processing of oil, gas, LNG, mining projects in Russia and Africa, infrastructure projects, off-take contracts and oil service contracts); real estate and construction projects (including EPC contracts on various international forms); industrial investment projects in Russia (including joint projects with the government); consultations on the use of subsoil resources and state regulation; as well as the resolution of commercial disputes.

Andrey joined the ALRUD team in 2013 and became a Partner in 2015. Prior to joining ALRUD, Andrey worked at one of Russia’s largest oil companies, and then as the head of the international legal department of a major international group, where he gained unique experience in handling transactions in the energy, metallurgy, and real estate sectors in Russia as well as China and Africa.

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

Projects in Energy, Natural Resources & Infrastructure include advising:

A multinational company, trading in commodities, metals and energy resources

on the acquisition of a 10% stake in Vostok Oil LLC, a subsidiary of a Russian oil company, including advising on financing and application of legislation on strategic investments.

Russia's largest oil company

on the establishment of a joint venture with a Russian gas company to develop a license area on the Russian continental shelf.

Russia's largest oil company

on the sale of 50% equity share in Meretoyakhaneftegaz to Lukoil and establishing a JV for the development of an oil & gas cluster.

China Gold

on the acquisition of a majority stake and the establishment of a joint venture to develop the Klyuchevskoye gold deposit in Russia.

Russkaya Energia

on the acquisition of Vorkutaugol, a coal assets company, from Severstal with the transaction value being RUB 15bn.

Mechel Group

on the RUB 89bn sale of its 51% participatory interest in the companies which operate the Elga coalfield project, estimated reserves are approx. 2,2bn tons: Elgaugol, Elga Doroga and Mechel Trans Vostok.

North Atlantic Drilling Ltd. and Seadrill Limited

on a long-term investment and co-operation Agreement with a Russian oil company and long-term drilling agreements.

Vi Holding

(international investment and industrial group) in respect of implementation of a JV green field platinum mining project in Zimbabwe (Africa) for US$3bn.

Tata Power (India)

on the development of a coal deposit in Russia’s Kamchatka Territory as well as related corporate, commercial, and regulatory issues.

A Japanese company

on a potential transaction to acquire a stake in an Arctic LNG 2 project.

Projects in Real Estate and Construction include advising:

Vi Holding

in respect to development of the Tushino project in Moscow, including the recruitment of investors, concluded investment contract, and land relations.

South Tambey LNG

in respect to different matters related to performance of the general construction contract in the implementation of the Yamal LNG 2 project.

Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

on the acquisition of a building in the centre of Moscow to house the Embassy.

CPECC

in respect to potential claims with regard to performance of the construction subcontracts in relation to Amur Gas Processing Plant.

Engineering and construction company

acting as general contractor for the construction of the mining and processing complex based on the Chernogorsky deposit of platinum-copper-nickel ores developed by LLC 'Chernogorskaya GRK'.

A major oil company

on the drafting of a contract to build a multifunctional centre in Minsk as well as the approval of FIDIC tender documents.

ALRUD experts successfully represented interests of Russkaya Energia on the acquisition of Vorkutaugol from Severstal
ALRUD specialists advised Russkaya Energia on the acquisition of Vorkutaugol from Severstal. The deal value is RUB 15 bn. Vorkutaugol is one of the largest coal-mining companies in Russia. It accounts for 11% of the production of coking coal used in the country’s metal industry. Coal production by Vorkutaugol enterprises in 2021 amounted to 8.8 million tonnes. ALRUD team, working on the project under the leadership of Andrey Zharskiy (Partner and Head of the Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Industry Group), comprised Counsel Oleg Ezhov, Senior Associate Ksenia Erokhina, Senior Attorney Alexander Shipilov and Trainee Roman Shpuntenko.
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Andrey Zharskiy spoke at the conference “Navigating increased uncertainty”, organized by AEB
On April 27, 2022, the Association of European Businesses held the offline Crisis and Sanctions Update Conference “Navigating increased uncertainty”, which took place at Start Hub in Red October. The invited speakers shared insights and trends in various spheres aimed to navigate businesses in the current crisis situation. Andrey Zharskiy, ALRUD Partner, Co-Head of Sanctions and Compliance and Head of Energy, Natural Resources & Infrastructure and Real Estate Practices participated in the event. Andrey talked about currency control and focused on practical issues of payments with non-residents and restrictions in foreign trade. More information about the event can be found here.
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Overview of Russian counter-sanctions measures
In light of the sanctions imposed, ALRUD experts have prepared an Overview of Russian Counter-Sanctions measures that have been taken in response to the actions of unfriendly countries since 24 February 2022. The overview focuses on: Russian counter-sanctions measures Liability Prospects for foreign business Recent trends in litigation and arbitration Assumptions and limitations The review is updated on an ongoing basis. Follow the link to learn more. Download file 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: Crisis Management, Economic sanctions and Compliance *Note: Please be aware that all information provided in this letter was taken from open sources. Neither ALRUD Law Firm, nor the authors of this letter bear any liability for consequences of any decisions made in reliance upon this information.
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ALRUD advised a major international bank on the loan swap transaction
ALRUD experts advised a major international bank on the loan swap transaction entered into with one of the state banks in Russia for the amounts exceeding EUR 750m, including on related Russian counter-sanctions restrictions and permits from Russian authorities for the transaction. ALRUD experts, working on the project under the leadership of Andrey Zharskiy, Partner, Co-Head of Economic Sanctions and Compliance practice and Head of the Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Industry Group, comprised Associate Ekaterina Rogacheva, Attorney Kirill Mikhailov and Trainee Eva-Maria Shakhmaeva.
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ALRUD Conducts Survey of M&A Market in Russia and CIS
ALRUD Law Firm and the international research, analysis and news agency Mergermarket conducted an Exclusive Survey of the M&A market in Russia and the CIS in late 2021 to coincide with ALRUD’s 30th anniversary and presented the results of the survey at a separate webinar. The insights gained from the survey are based on the responses of 100 respondents to over 20 questions and are backed by analytical and statistical data. We conducted our survey among practitioners from investment banks and PE firms, in-house counsels and legal advisors. The survey presents an outlook for the M&A market in Russia and the CIS in 2022, the key drivers and challenges that parties involved in M&A deals might face, how the market is developing, trends in the industry as well as legal hurdles in M&A transactions. This material will provide an in-depth understanding of the market and is of practical use to both M&A experts and businesspeople. Following the link to read this survey. The ALRUD Corporate Practice team has become one of Russia's market leaders over its 30-year history, and is regularly engaged for major corporate deals. Mergermarket is one of the leading international information and analytical agencies for the M&A segment, with a wide network of journalists and analysts specializing in M&A issues that covers 67 locations across Europe, North & South America, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific area.
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Webinar: “Results of an Exclusive Survey of the Russian and CIS M&A Market” co-hosted by ALRUD and Mergermarket
In late 2021 ALRUD Law Firm together with the international research, analysis, and news agency Mergermarket conducted an exclusive survey of the Russian and CIS M&A market to coincide with ALRUD’s 30th anniversary. Its insights are based on the responses of 100 respondents to over 20 questions and are backed by analytical and statistical data. We conducted our survey among practitioners from investment banks and PE firms, in-house counsels, and legal advisors. We present the results of our research, and invite you to take part in our webinar: “Russia and CIS M&A Market Survey Results” 8 February 2022 l 15:00-16:00 (Moscow time) During the webinar, ALRUD Partners and Mergermarket Global Managing Editor Nick Cheek, will discuss: Russian and CIS M&A market outlook for 2022 Key drivers and challenges M&A deals participants will face Development results and industrial focus trends Respondents accounts of legal hurdles in M&A deals Key speakers: Alexander Zharskiy, PhD in Law, Partner, Head of M&A/Corporate practice, ALRUD Law firm Anton Dzhuplin, Partner, ALRUD Law firm Andrey Zharskiy, PhD in Law, Partner, Advocate in Russia, Solicitor in England and Wales, ALRUD Law firm Nick Cheek, Global Managing Editor, Mergermarket The ALRUD Corporate Practice team has become one of Russia's market leaders over its 30-year history, and is regularly engaged for major corporate deals. Mergermarket is one of the leading international information and analytical agencies for the M&A segment, with a wide network of journalists and analysts specializing in M&A issues that covers 67 locations across Europe, North & South America, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific area. Language: English, simultaneous interpretation into Russian. Participation is free of charge. Click here to register your interest. Registration is required and is considered valid only after confirmation from our side.
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ALRUD is advising Russia's largest oil company on the sale of a 50% stake in Meretoyakhaneftegaz to LUKOIL and on the establishment of a joint venture
ALRUD experts successfully represent Russia's largest oil company on the sale of a 50% equity stake in Meretoyakhaneftegaz to LUKOIL within the establishment of a joint venture for the development of a major oil and gas cluster in the Nadym-Pur-Taz region of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District. Its completion is planned for the year 2022, following the obtainment of a relevant permit from the Federal Antimonopoly Service, and also after the fulfillment of a number of other conditions. ALRUD team, working on the project under the leadership of Andrey Zharskiy (Partner and Head of the Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Industry Group), comprised Counsel Oleg Ezhov, Senior Attorneys Alexander Shipilov and Irina Cherdintseva, Attorney Natella Kortiashvili, and also Senior Associate Ksenia Erokhina.
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Andrey Zharskiy is admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales
ALRUD Law Firm’s team has all the necessary expertise and experience to support the largest cross border and other complex transactions in a variety of industries as well as continuing to strengthen their legal expertise. Andrey Zharskiy is a Partner at ALRUD Law Firm, heads the Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Industry Group and Real Estate Practice, he is a practicing advocate in Russia and has been recently admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales. Andrey has over 20 years of experience in providing legal support for corporate and commercial projects in energy and natural resources (including projects involving the extraction and processing of oil, gas, LNG, mining projects in Russia and Africa, off-take contracts and oil service contracts); real estate and construction projects (including EPC contracts on various international forms). In an interview with Chambers Europe, Clients noted: ‘Andrey Zharskiy has excellent knowledge in Russian and English law, understanding specific needs of the Client and helping us to make deal. He is very pragmatic and very commercial, always striving to give efficient advice and reach solution.’
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Best Lawyers, 2022 recommends Andrey Zharskiy in Corporate / M&A, Corporate Law and Real Estate Law.
Who’s Who Legal,Global Leaders Mining - 2021 recommends Andrey Zharskiy as a leading practitioner.
The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2021 recommends Andrey Zharskiy as a leading individual in Energy and natural resources, PPP and infrastructure projects, Real estate and construction.
Best Lawyers, 2021 recommends Andrey Zharskiy in Corporate / M&A.
The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2020 recommends Andrey Zharskiy as a leading individual in Energy and natural resources, PPP and infrastructure projects, Real estate and construction.
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