ALRUD Law Firm

Legal Services | Russia
tel: +7 495 234 9692 | fax: +7 495 956 3718
6nd Floor, 17 Skakovaya Str. | Moscow | 125040 | Russia

Main Contacts


Moscow, Russia


Established in 1991 by Senior Partners Maxim Alekseyev and Vassily Rudomino, ALRUD is widely recognized as one of the leading and most reputable Russian law firms.

We provide the full scope of legal services to local and international clients in the areas of corporate/M&A, competition/antitrust, banking & finance, intellectual property, commercial law, data protection/cybersecurity, dispute resolution, inward investment, employment, restructuring/insolvency, real estate and tax.

Our clients include blue-chip multinationals, privately owned companies and Russian State-owned enterprises.

Outside of our domestic market, our clients are spread across Europe, Asia, North and South America.

ALRUD serves clients across a range of industries including energy and natural resources, mining, banking and finance, consumer goods and retail, investment management, government and public services, healthcare and pharmaceutical, life sciences and chemicals, industrials, technology, media and telecoms, transport and logistics.

Year this Office was Established: 1991
Lawyers Worldwide: 100


Areas of Practice



Maxim  Alekseyev

Maxim Alekseyev

Senior Partner
Magomed  Gasanov

Magomed Gasanov

Partner, Advocate, PhD in Law
Dmitry  Kuptsov

Dmitry Kuptsov

Partner, Advocate, LL.M.
Sergey  Petrachkov

Sergey Petrachkov

Partner, Advocate
Vassily  Rudomino

Vassily Rudomino

Senior Partner
Andrey  Zharskiy

Andrey Zharskiy

Partner, Advocate


Sergey  Artemiev

Sergey Artemiev

Senior Associate
Denis  Bekker

Denis Bekker

Senior Associate
Elena  Chershintseva

Elena Chershintseva

Senior Associate
Margarita  Egiazarova

Margarita Egiazarova

Senior Associate
Ksenia  Erokhina

Ksenia Erokhina

Senior Associate
Vera  Komarova

Vera Komarova

Dina  Kravchenko

Dina Kravchenko

Senior Associate

Of Counsel

Kira  Egorova

Kira Egorova

Of Counsel
Oleg  Ezhov

Oleg Ezhov

Of Counsel
Elena  Novikova

Elena Novikova

Of Counsel
Boris  Ostroukhov

Boris Ostroukhov

Of Counsel
Anastasia  Petrova

Anastasia Petrova

Of Counsel
Olga  Pimanova

Olga Pimanova

Of Counsel
Stanislav  Veselov

Stanislav Veselov

Of Counsel


Natalia  Bashmakova

Natalia Bashmakova

Senior Attorney
Pavel  Ravun

Pavel Ravun

Head of IT
Galina  Surovtseva

Galina Surovtseva

Marketing Director
Ekaterina  Vasenkova

Ekaterina Vasenkova

Marketing Manager


Supreme Court Allows Bankruptcy of Foreign Companies with "Close Connection" to Russia

The Supreme Court has considered the Westwalk case and ruled that foreign companies can be legally recognized as bankrupt if there is a "close connection" with Russia. Bankruptcy of foreigners was first commenced in 2016, but for a long was applied only to individuals1. The Arbitrazh Court of the Chelyabinsk Region opened Pandora's box in 2022 with respect to a company from the island of Nevis, which was only formally registered there. This approach was actively adopted by other courts, and in 2023 we saw an increase in such cases2. The court's ruling in the Westwalk case summarised the practice of the lower courts and resolved important practical issues...

Countersanctions, Foreign Investments, Antitrust and Competition: 2023 Year in Review

The year 2023 was marked by the further strengthening of control over transactions involving the sale of Russian assets owned by “unfriendly” foreign entities, as well as over Russian strategic companies. As for antimonopoly regulation, after several years of discussions and revisions, the fifth antimonopoly package was adopted, and a number of precedent-setting cases were considered. Please see below for more details about the key developments and highlights of 2023. 1...

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Maxim Alekseyev, Boris Ostroukhov and Arslan Maksutov prepared an article for the IBA

Maxim Alekseyev, ALRUD Senior Partner, Boris Ostroukhov, ALRUD Senior Associate, and Arslan Maksutov, ALRUD Associate, prepared an article: «Russian customs inspections: recent trends and compliance pitfalls» for the International Bar Association (IBA). In the article the experts outlined the main trends of customs control in Russia, touched upon the issues of including royalty and dividends into the customs value as well as advised on compliance with the Russian customs legislation. The full text of the article can be found here...

Registration for the annual HR conference “The Future of Human Resources: Beyond the Breaking Point” to be held on 14 March 2024 is now open

On 14 March 2024 the AEB Human Resources Committee will hold its annual HR Conference ”The Future of Human Resources: Beyond the Breaking Point”. Margarita Egiazarova, PhD in Law, Senior Associate of ALRUD Labour Practice, will speak at the Labour Law Sub-Committee session on ”Practice of employment termination in an era of economic turmoil: changing trends in decisions of the higher Russian courts”. AEB HR conference " The Future of Human Resources: Beyond the Breaking Point” will be focused on the practices applied by leading companies in the sectors of compensations & benefits, recruitment, assessment, training & development, and labour law...