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.

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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
![](/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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