Antimonopoly practice holds leading positions in Tier 1. ALRUD lawyers “handle every aspect of their work with a high degree of professionalism and are extremely knowledgeable and user-friendly. Practice head, Senior Partner Vassily Rudomino “has broad experience and clearly understands the needs of international clients, provides consultancy in short deadlines”. Among recent clients of the practice are Maersk and NYK Line.
Banking and Finance practice has risen up to Tier 2. Practice team has received positive reviews from the rating. Alexander Zharskiy, ALRUD Partner, is recommended by Legal 500 as “Leading individual”, Alexander successfully deals with challenging tasks and projects in Russia, Africa and China. Andrey Zharskiy has good industry expertise, particularly in the mining and projects areas. Anton Dzhuplin, ALRUD Partner, has strong infrastructure experience.
Employment practice has a strong emphasis on response times and a client-oriented approach. The ALRUD team has a deep understanding of the Russian legal environment and business practices. Irina Anyukhina heads the practice.
Intellectual property practice is stably included in Tier 3. Practice lawyers are highly responsive, punctual and very reasonable in terms of pricing. Among the clients of the practice are Mood Media, UEFA, TOUS and others.
Real Estate practice holds its positions in Tier 3. Legal 500 highly recommends ALRUD for international clients requiring legal assistance in Russia. Practice team is capable of carrying out complex transactions under a limited timeframe. Irina Anyukhina, ALRUD Partner, heads the team, where Anton Dzhuplin, ALRUD Partner, handles infrastructure-related matters.
TMT practice (Tier 3) is highly professional, and turns work around quickly and efficiently. Irina Anyukhina and Anton Dzhuplin, ALRUD Partners, co-head the team, which advised Russian Direct Investment Fund on its co-investment project with Mubadala related to fiber-optic cable laying.
Taxation practice advises on the full spectrum of corporate and individual tax matters. Practice team is “professional, competent and highly driven” and provides “several alternatives to the solution, which allows the client to make a more balanced decision”. ALRUD Senior Partner Maxim Alekseyev heads the practice.
Corporate and M&A practice (Tier 3) provides “a professional approach and up-to-date knowledge of developments in Russian law”. Key clients include VimpelCom, Messe Frankfurt and The largest Russian sovereign wealth fund; the group acted for the latter on a co-investment with Mubadala. The “leading individual” Alexander Zharskiy, ALRUD Partner, heads the practice, where Anton Dzhuplin is also a noteworthy practitioner.
Dispute Resolution practice is related to Tier 3. Practice lawyers represented Fortebank, a private commercial bank in Kazakhstan, in court proceedings related to the termination of a bond issuance. The group also acted for Selex ES in a number of damage collection disputes regarding a supply agreement.
Energy and Natural Resources practice (Tier 5) are first in the rating. The team is noted for its reliability, “interesting and unique approaches”. Practice head Andrey Zharskiy, ALRUD Partner, advised Seadrill and North Atlantic Drilling on a joint venture with a Russian oil company.