Timur Akhundov

Timur Akhundov

Of Counsel
Timur Akhundov
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Timur Akhundov is an Of Counsel in the Corporate / M&A practice and Business Administration practices, and an expert in Telecommunications, Media and Technology, Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare, Food, Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure for ALRUD Law Firm.

Timur specializes in structuring and supporting cross-border and Russian mergers and acquisitions. He has extensive experience in regulatory issues of production, import, and circulation of food, perfume, and veterinary pharmaceutical products, as well as environment protection and industrial safety. Timur works on infrastructure projects, including the benefits provided to foreign investors by various investment regimes and contracts established in Russia.

Timur graduated with honors from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (MGIMO University), majoring specialization in private international law.

Timur is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA) and Food Lawyers Network, an association of lawyers specializing in advising on the turnover of food and feed products.

Includes advising and representing:

CEFC China Energy Company Limited

on the acquisition of 14.16% shares in the Russian oil company Rosneft.

China Gold

on the acquisition of its majority stake in gold mines in Russia, support of its mining and corporate activities.

Gazprom Neft

on a number of domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, including the participation in a tender of the Burneftegaz acquisition.

Russian Direct Investment Fund

in the investment transaction (together with other investors) for the realization of infrastructure projects on “liquidation of digital inequality” (with Rostelecom) and “smart grids” (with Rosseti).

Tata Power

with regards to a coal deposit development in Kamchatka Region and the analysis of investment regimes in Russia, as well as negotiations with regional public authorities.


a large Chinese airline selling company, on the acquisition of minority stakes in Avia Center Group companies located in Russia and England, in order to establish long-term cooperation with Avia Center in the field of introducing modern technologies into the market for the sale of air tickets and related services in Russia and the CIS.

A number of transnational manufacturers of vaccines for animals

on certification of their products, GMP inspections, registration of medicines.


on a comprehensive audit of the statutory requirements for all office, warehouse and production premises, used by our Client.

Exxon Mobil

on the establishment of a regime for the joint use of a single gas field, located in different subsoil areas and part of the Sakhalin-1 project.


on transboundary transmission of geological information, creation and circulation of geological information in Russia.

JUUL Labs Ru

on all regulatory matters related to circulation of the nicotine containing liquids on the territory of the Russian Federation including importation, advertisement, customer protection, technical regulation and distribution.

Best Lawyers 2022 recommends Timur Akhundov for Mergers and Acquisitions Law.
The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East&Africa 2021 recommends Timur Akhundov for Energy and natural resources.
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