International rating agency Chambers and Partners published 2017 issue of annual guide Chambers Global. ALRUD law firm is presented in the following fields: Corporate, M&A (Band 3), Dispute Resolution (Band 4), Intellectual Property (Band 3) and Banking & Finance (Band 4).
Chambers Global states that the ALRUD Corporate and M&A practice team often advises on Russian-law aspects of global deals involving Russian assets, often as a result of Slaughter and May's “best friends” network. ALRUD team assists with cross-border joint ventures and is popular among Russian and international clients from a variety of sectors.
Founding partner Vassily Rudomino (Eminent Practitioner) remains a key relationship partner for the firm's international clients, including international law firms. Sources confirm he "provides quality, clear advice within the timeline requested." He is often involved in cross-border transactions.
Corporate and M&A practice head Alexander Zharskiy advises significant domestic clients, acting on joint ventures and transactional deals. Sources say that he provides "genuinely commercial legal advice. He is responsive and creative." He is also involved in international deals.
Up-and-coming Anton Dzhuplin acts on the firm's significant transactions, representing domestic as well as international clients. "He's committed and client-oriented; he always tries to find the solution," a source said.
In Banking and finance field, the rating mentions ALRUD as a local firm acting for banks and corporate borrowers on restructuring and refinancing mandates. Particularly active in projects in the Russian regions. Anton Dzhuplin is a key point of contact for clients.
As for Dispute Resolution practice, ALRUD assists with general commercial disputes and cross-border cases, including international arbitration. Vassily Rudomino and Andrey Zharskiy are key contacts.
Andrey Zharskiy (up-and-coming), Heading Energy, Natural Resources & Infrastructure practice, is a corporate lawyer assisting Russian and international clients with their investments into energy companies in Russia. Clients say he is "result-driven," adding that he pays "great attention to detail." Another client appreciates that he provides a full and objective overview of a situation and "as a result, a client can choose the right way."
Intellectual Property practice is marked in the rating as a developing one, assisting international clients with a broad array of IP matters, including registration and protection. The team often provides Russian law advice on cross-border projects. Maria Ostashenko and Irina Anyukhina are key contacts for clients.