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.

ALRUD strengthens its positions in the international ranking IFLR1000
ALRUD has once again taken high positions in M&A, Banking, Capital Markets, Restructuring and Insolvency, Project Finance and Project Development (Mining, Power, PPP/PFI) in the international ranking of law firms IFLR1000 of the International Financial Law Review. ALRUD has improved its results and moved up in Restructuring and Insolvency and Project Development: Mining. Partners Alexander Zharskiy (‘Highly Regarded’ in M&A, Banking, Restructuring and Insolvency), Anton Dzhuplin (‘Highly Regarded’ in M&A, Banking, Restructuring and Insolvency, Pharmaceuticals and Life Sciences, Social Infrastructure), as well as Associate Ekaterina Mayorova (Rogacheva) (‘Rising Star’ in Banking) are recommended in the individual rankings. The IFLR1000 is the guide to the world's leading financial and corporate law firms and lawyers. The IFLR1000 has been producing legal market intelligence since 1990 and remains the only international legal directory dedicated to ranking law firms and lawyers, on the basis of financial and corporate transactional work. For more information click here.
ALRUD Real Estate Practice experts prepared an article for AEB Real Estate Monitor
ALRUD Real Estate Practice experts Partner Andrey Zharskiy and Associate Alexey Kalinkin prepared an article for AEB Real Estate Monitor. The article explains the new practice of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation (the Ruling of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation no. 305-ES20-4196 dated 06/26/2020) in relation to the consequences of a lessee's refusal to accept property under a lease agreement, as well as the remedies of the lessor and the lessee's payment obligations in such cases. Click here to read the article.
ALRUD experts prepared an overview of legislative changes and practice in mining in Russia
ALRUD Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure experts prepared an overview of legislative changes and law enforcement practice in mining in Russia for The ICLG: Mining Laws and Regulations 2021. Partner Andrey Zharskiy, Senior Associate Timur Akhundov and Associate Daria Degtyareva prepared the Russian part of the guide. The ICLG: Mining Laws and Regulations 2021 covers common issues in mining laws and regulations, including the acquisition of mining rights, ownership requirements and restrictions, processing, transfer and encumbrance, environmental aspects, land rights. To read the full review, please click here.
ALRUD experts hold leading positions in the Best Lawyers rating
Best Lawyers – one of the most authoritative international legal ratings – has published the results of the Russian legal market research 2021. The rating is based on the estimates of internationally recognized market players. This is not the first time that ALRUD has taken a leading position in key practices, and this year our experts have managed to expand their presence in the rating. Maxim Alekseyev, Senior Partner, is the winner of the Lawyer of the Year 2021 rating in the field of business administrative regulation. For the second year in a row, the labor practice team brings ALRUD the title of the Law Firm of the Year in Russia 2021. This year, Irina Anyukhina, Partner and Head of the Labor practice, becomes the winner of the Lawyer of the Year 2021 in the field of Labor law. Best Lawyers recommends ALRUD experts in the following fields of law: Arbitration and Mediation - Vassily Rudomino, Senior Partner, Magomed Gasanov and Sergey Petrachkov, Partners and Dmitry Kuptsov, Senior Associate Banking and Finance Law - Alexander Rymko, Partner Capital Markets Law - Vassily Rudomino, Senior Partner and Alexander Zharskiy, Partner Competition / Antitrust Law - Vassily Rudomino, Senior Partner, German Zakharov, Partner, Ruslana Karimova and Ksenia Tarkhova, Senior Associates, Roman Vedernikov, Associate Construction Law - Irina Anyukhina, Partner and Stanislav Veselov, Senior Associate Corporate Law - Maxim Alekseyev and Vassily Rudomino, Senior Partners, Alexander Zharskiy, Partner, Olga Pimanova and Oleg Ezhov, Of Counsels, Sergey Khanaev, Senior Associate, Dmitry Pashkov and Alexander Kleschev, Associates Corporate governance and Compliance - Alla Azmukhanova, Associate Criminal Defense - Alexander Mikhailov, Associate Information Technology Law - Irina Anyukhina, Maria Ostashenko and Anton Dzhuplin, Partners and Ksenia Erokhina, Senior Associate Insolvency and Reorganization Law - Vassily Rudomino, Senior Partner, Sergey Petrachkov and Alexander Zharskiy, Partners Intellectual Property Law - Irina Anyukhina and Maria Ostashenko, Partners and Ilya Khodakov, Associate Investment - Vassily Rudomino, Senior Partner Labor and Employment Law - Vassily Rudomino, Senior Partner, Irina Anyukhina, Partner, Olga Pimanova, Of Counsel, Margarita Egiazarova and Anastasia Petrova, Senior Associates Litigation - Vassily Rudomino, Senior Partner, Magomed Gasanov and Sergey Petrachkov, Partners, Boris Ostroukhov, Senior Associate, Denis Bekker, Associate Media Law - Irina Anyukhina and Maria Ostashenko, Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Law - Vassily Rudomino and Maxim Alekseyev, Senior Partners, Alexander Zharskiy and Andrey Zharskiy, Partners, Timur Akhundov, Senior Associate Privacy and Data Security Law - Irina Anyukhina, Partner Real Estate Law - Irina Anyukhina and Alexander Zharskiy, Partners and Aleksey Kalinkin, Associate Regulatory Practice - Maxim Alekseyev, Senior Partner and Dina Kravchenko, Associate Tax Law - Maxim Alekseyev, Senior Partner, Elena Novikova, Of Counsel, Sergey Artemiev, Associate Technology Law - Anton Dzhuplin, Partner Telecommunications Law - Irina Anyukhina and Maria Ostashenko, Partners Trusts and Estates - Kira Egorova, Of Counsel, Ekaterina Vasina, Senior Associate
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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