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.
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.
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.
regarding potential tax risks and implications for the Russian part of the business due to recent changes to the Russian tax law.
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.
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.
in the antidumping investigation initiated by Eurasian Economic Commission.
on the conclusion of a pre-nuptial agreement under Russian law, but complying with the requirements of the English law.
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.
|Best Lawyers, 2021 recognizes Maxim Alekseev as The Lawyer of the Year 2021 in Business Administration.|
|Best Lawyers, 2021 recommends Maxim Alekseyev for Corporate/M&A, Tax Law, Regulatory Practice.|
|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.|