Sergey Khanaev – New equity Partner at ALRUD

Sergey Khanaev – New equity Partner at ALRUD

01 September 2022

ALRUD law firm announces the appointment of new equity Partner Sergey Khanaev starting from 1 September 2022 in the Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions practice. Sergey’s promotion to equity Partner in the Corporate / M&A practice is a natural step in his career development, since over the 10 years that he has worked at ALRUD, Sergey has traversed a long professional path and gained the recognition of the law firm’s clients due to his extensive experience in providing comprehensive support for Russian and cross-border mergers and acquisitions.

During recent months Sergey has been actively advising foreign and Russian clients on complex sanction and counter-sanction matters in corporate restructuring, selling a business to local management (management buy-out) and auction sales of the assets of foreign investors in Russia.

Sergey also specializes in joint venture transactions, structuring the long-term corporate and commercial relations of joint venture partners, as well as advising clients on general corporate governance issues.

Sergey has established experience in various industries, with a particular focus and acquired unique expertise in IT / TMT.

Sergey joined ALRUD in 2012. Sergey graduated with honors from the Faculty of International Law, as well as a master's degree in International Private and Civil Law from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (MGIMO of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia). In 2019, Sergey completed a long-term internship at the law firm Slaughter and May in London.

Sergey’s recent projects include advising:

VimpelCom, one of the four largest telecommunications companies in Russia,

on the establishment of a joint venture with 4 federal operators-competitors for the joint development and use of 5G radiofrequencies in Russia.


in its asset merger deal with Yandex Taxi (Russia’s largest online taxi-booking services) including the further phased spin-off of the joint venture assets and exit from the joint venture business.

US investments funds

in several rounds of investments in inDriver, an international ride-hailing service “unicorn” with Russian origins.

The largest Russian sovereign wealth fund

on structuring and implementing Fund of Funds, an investment partnership agreement seeking collective state and private investments in perspective technology sectors in Russia.

Publicis Group

in the transaction of its exit from Russia via an MBO (management buy-out) as well as on foreign and Russian sanction compliance when dealing with Russian entities / businesses.

Munich RE / ERGO Group

on the sale of life, non-life and travel insurance assets in Russia.

‟We are pleased to welcome Sergey Khanaev as an equity Partner and are ready to provide him with all the support he needs to handle the most ambitious challenges that he faces in his new role. Sergey Khanaev is a professional and competent lawyer with vast experience in advising Russian and foreign clients on M&A, joint ventures, corporate restructuring, venture capital, corporate governance, and investment partnerships. Having such a specialist as Sergey on our team will further strengthen our position in the market in such areas as corporate law and M&A and enhance the firm’s expertise,” ALRUD Senior Partner Vassily Rudomino commented.

‟Sergey Khanaev’s promotion to an equity Partner at ALRUD is a natural step on his professional and career path, since over the 10 years he has worked at ALRUD, Sergey has gained extensive experience in providing comprehensive support for transactions, and our clients appreciate Sergey’s high level efficiency and competent managerial approach. We believe it is important that our Partners team is expanding with highly qualified specialists who have grown professionally within the firm. We are confident that Sergey is ready for new professional challenges and hope that he is able to attain maximum fulfilment in his new status and achieve new heights in his profession,” ALRUD Partner and Head of the Corporate and M&A Practice Alexander Zharskiy commented.

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