Maxim Alekseyev

Maxim Alekseyev

Senior Partner
Maxim Alekseyev

Chambers Europe

Maxim Alekseyev is an extremely good lawyer, who we have no hesitation in recommending. He is tenacious and strong at fighting the client’s corner.

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Maxim Alekseyev is a co-founder and Senior Partner of ALRUD, head of ALRUD Private Clients and Tax practices.

Maxim specialises in advising corporate and private clients on international trading matters, regulatory and economic developments, domestic and international tax planning, strategic M&A, onshore and offshore business structures, risk management, good governance, contentious investigations and dispute resolution. He leads projects in Russia and overseas involving both domestic and international clients.

In his corporate practice, Maxim has extensive experience in advising on major cross-border and domestic transactions across a wide range of sectors including the oil and gas, manufacturing, food, retail, wholesale, media and communications industries.

In his private client practice, Maxim specialises in helping high net-worth individuals and family offices to manage their business interests, asset collections and family relations. He is acknowledged for his expertise in estate planning and administration, personal taxation, onshore and offshore structures, private banking and wealth management, family business governance, succession planning and risk mitigation.

I like the knowledge that he has of the law and the internal knowledge he has about Russia and Russian clients. He understands the law and how it will impact clients. He’s very good at interpreting the law, not only the law now, but what it might become later. Chambers HNW

Maxim has a particular focus on advising clients in Asia as head of ALRUD’s practice in that region.

Maxim is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA), the American Bar Association (ABA), the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). He is an author of numerous publications including the Russian chapters for Thomson Reuters’ Private Client Tax and Art Collecting legal handbooks, and STEP’s Family Office and Private Client guides.

Maxim is a graduate of Moscow’s State University of International Relations. In common with ALRUD’s multi-lingual approach, he provides legal advice in English and Russian.

Thomas Cook

on its acquisition of Russian touristic company Intourist and launching client’s business activity in Russia. JVC on tax issues related to its activity in Russia. The services covered a wide range of general tax issues as well as stand-alone tax consultancy regarding specific transactions.

Joint venture of the leading European satellite operator

regarding potential tax risks and implications for the Russian part of the business due to recent changes to the Russian tax law.

Leading European real estate management firm

regarding Russian taxation of prospective M&A transaction.

Comprehensive project on development of optimal structure of offsetting the debt within the group of Russian and foreign oil companies, taking into consideration the tax consequences and risks. The total amount of transactions in the course of the restructuring is about USD 74 mln.

A number of clients from Asia-Pacific region

in connection with regulations of the Eurasian Economic Union and antidumping investigations held by Russian state authorities and subsequently by Eurasian Economic Commission in relation to the products originated from the region.

Major European vehicle manufacturer

in the antidumping investigation initiated by Eurasian Economic Commission.

A Russian citizen and UK resident (planning to marry a Russian citizen)

on the conclusion of a pre-nuptial agreement under Russian law, but complying with the requirements of the English law.

Russian citizen

in the divorce case with foreign citizen. The client got aware that she was divorced after one year after the court decision. The goal of ALRUD involvement was to restore the term of appeal of the court decision and cancelation of divorce judgment. As per result the term for appeal was restored however finally the decision of the court of the first instance was confirmed by the court of appeal instance.

ALRUD confirms leading positions in the Chambers HNW 2021
On July 22, 2021, international ranking agency Chambers & Partners published the results of Chambers High Net Worth research. The rating evaluates law firms and private lawyers in the Private Clients area. ALRUD’s Private Clients practice has been at the top of the rating for six years in a row and is again recommended in Band 1. Individual nominations in High Net Worth: Maxim Alekseev, Senior Partner and Head of the Private Clients Practice, remains in Band 1 as «brilliant lawyer». Clients note: «He always tries to find a practical solution to clients' problems». Kira Egorova, Private Clients Practice Counsel, has strengthened her position and is rated in Band 1. Kira is widely admired as «one of the best lawyers in Russia for private clients». «Everybody knows Kira in Russia». Ekaterina Vasina, Senior Consultant, Private Clients Practice - Associate to watch. Market Commentators and clients highlight Ekaterina as «a very strong lawyer», «very proactive and she has a good insight into what clients need». For the first time, Chambers has added the Family/Matrimonial: High Net Worth rating, in which ALRUD also confidently took a leading position (recommended in Band 1). Individual nominations in Family/Matrimonial: High Net Worth: Maxim Alekseev, Senior Partner and Head of the Private Clients Practice, ranks in Band 1. Clients note «His experience allows him to decide the most complicated issues of his clients and obtain the best results». Ekaterina Vasina, Senior Consultant, Private Clients Practice - Associate to watch. According to the rating, Ekaterina 'shows deep knowledge of family law and effectively works with the clients and lawyers involved in trans-border cases.' Congratulations to the ALRUD Private Clients practice team! Chambers & Partners is one of the most respected and oldest international legal publications. The publication's specialists annually conduct market research around the world, on the basis of which they make a rating of the best practicing lawyers and law firms.
Maxim Alekseyev listed in The Private Client Global Elite 2021
Maxim Alekseyev, Senior Partner of ALRUD, was named among the top 300 world experts in planning and private wealth management according to The Private Client Global Elite 2021. ALRUD is the only one Russian law firm presented in the rating. The research has been held by Legal Week magazine and ALM agency based on the results of a study of the international legal field. Every year, the team of analysts identifies leading private wealth management professionals, international and Russian family offices, wealth managers, and advisors.
Private Clients practice prepared an article for the IAFL
Ekaterina Vasina, Senior Associate at ALRUD, prepared an article 'Marital agreement and cross-border divorce: a view from Russia' for the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL). The article is devoted to particularities of marital agreements in Russia, their advantages for families with international lifestyle. Ekaterina explains the principals of the community property division between spouses if no marital agreement is concluded, the features of court disputes, in particular, in case of initiation of the proceedings by the spouses in several jurisdictions or existence of complicated ownership structures. Ekaterina also describes proposed amendments to the Russian Family legislation that may have significant impact on wealth planning. You can download it here.
Kira Egorova spoke at the STEP Lugano webinar
On July 9, 2020, Kira Egorova, Of Counsel at the ALRUD Private clients practice, took part in the webinar “Global mobility and Swiss-based planning solutions for Russian UHNW families”, organized by the international Association STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners), of which she is a member. The event was attended by professional experts in private wealth planning and management – bankers, lawyers, service providers for wealthy clients from Italy, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Kira Egorova's speech was devoted to the topic “Wealth planning structures for Russian clients - how to use them today?”. She spoke about the structures that have historically been used by Russian clients for structuring property ownership and inheritance planning, about the specifics of their current regulation and taxation by Russian legislation, and shared with the audience answers to practical questions about how such structures can be used by Russian private clients and wealthy families today. Society of Trust and Estates Practitioners (STEP) is one of the world's largest associations of recognized experts in the field of private wealth. ALRUD and other STEP members help families with an international lifestyle plan their future.
Best Lawyers, 2022 recommends Maxim Alekseyev for Corporate/M&A, Tax Law, Regulatory Practice.
Chambers HNW, 2021 recommends Maxim Alekseyev for Private Clients (Chambers High Net Worth and Family/Matrimonial: High Net Worth Guide).
The Legal 500, 2021recommends Maxim Alekseyev for Private Clients.
Best Lawyers, 2021 recognizes Maxim Alekseev as The Lawyer of the Year 2021 in Business Administration.
Who’s Who Legal,Thought Leaders Global Elite - Private Client - 2021 recommends Maxim Alekseyev for Private Clients.
Best Lawyers, 2021 recommends Maxim Alekseyev for Corporate/M&A, Tax Law, Regulatory Practice.
![](/upload/alrud-rating/AMB/AMB_The_best.PNG) Global Elite Directory, 2021 recommends Maxim Alekseyev for Private Clients.
Chambers HNW, 2020 recommends Maxim Alekseyev for Private Clients (Chambers High Net Worth Guide).
The Legal 500, 2020 recommends Maxim Alekseyev for Tax and Private Clients.
Who’s Who Legal, 2020 recommends Maxim Alekseyev for Private Clients.
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