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Alexander Ermolenko

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FBK Legal


Partner, PhD in Law


Alexander Ermolenko manages M&A projects, advises major Russian and foreign companies on corporate law, and consults on corporate governance projects for over 18 years. He also provides legal support on asset restructuring projects in the Russian Federation.
Mr Ermolenko has over 18 years of experience in litigation, including resolution of disputes in corporate, commercial, antitrust law, as well as disputes with public authorities. Worked as an arbitrator.
Alexander Ermolenko is currently an Associate Professor at the Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSAL) and has over 17 years of teaching experience. Since 2018 he has been the head of the Department of Practical Jurisprudence opened with his support.
Alexander is recommended by the leading international and Russian law firm rankings: The Legal 500 EMEA, Chambers & Partners, Best Lawyers, Pravo.Ru-300. Kommersant newspaper.


Russian, English


  • Member of International Bar Association (IBA), 
  • Member of the Management Board of Russia-China Law Society,
  • Expert Board of Transneft JSC


2004 Moscow State Academy of Law, PhD
2000 Moscow State Academy of Law (summa cum laude)
2004 Fundamentals of Bankruptcy in Sweden (as part of the TACIS Insolvency II project)


Dispute resolution: Litigation

Within: Dispute resolution: Litigation

FBK Legal's litigation team handles commercial, competition and tax-related conflicts, the recovery of damages and bankruptcy disputes. Elena Bokareva is representing Gazprom transgaz Stavropol in a series of disputes brought by a landowner seeking compensation following the building of a gas pipeline. Practice head Alexander Ermolenko and Sergey Ermolenko are experienced in handling cases against regulatory authorities.

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Within: Employment

FBK Legal’s employment practice is led by practice heads Alexandra Gerasimova and Alexander Ermolenko. The team advises on employment issues and disputes arising from changes in corporate structure and strategy. Notable clients include Actavis, Yamaha Motor CIS and Gazprombank.

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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

FBK Legal’s practice is headed by Alexander Ermolenko. Highlights included advising Yamaha Motor CIS on the use of its trade mark by distributors and representing Sesderma in combatting the illegal use of its trade mark. Sergey Ermolenko is another name to note.

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PPP and infrastructure projects

Within: PPP and infrastructure projects

FBK Legal is notably active in projects in the oil and gas, natural resources and transportation sectors, where it assists with risk assessments, the development of concessionary agreements and project implementation. Nadezhda Orlova advises Gazprom on several large-scale oil and gas and mining infrastructure projects. Alexander Ermolenko is also recommended.

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Private client

Within: Private client

Alexander Ermolenko at FBK Legal is representing a private individual in a complex hereditary dispute that raises Russian and Ukrainian citizenship issues. Other areas of expertise include advising on real estate sales and purchase transactions, investment strategies and wealth planning. Dmitry Paramonov is a name to note for private international tax planning matters.

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Restructuring and insolvency

Within: Restructuring and insolvency

FBK Legal is able to draw on its expertise from the dispute resolution and corporate teams in handling complex insolvency matters on the side of the borrower and also acting for creditors in the recovery of debt. Alexander Ermolenko and Natalya Lezhennikova are assisting long-standing client Sberbank with conducting a thorough due diligence and assessment of associated risks relating to indebted companies as well as for the debtor’s subsidiaries. Sergey Ermolenko assisted Central Geological Company with setting up a debt-repayment plan for TNI, an insolvent company acquired by the client.

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