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Vassily Rudomino

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ALRUD Law Firm

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Arbitration and Litigation, Competition / Antitrust, Corporate / M&A, Restructuring and Insolvency.


Vassily Rudomino, Senior Partner, specializes in large cross-border and home mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and insolvency, competition and antitrust regulation (including Strategic Investments Law), arbitration and litigation (including international arbitration and enforcement), investment projects. He deals with both Russian and international clients, majorly from pharmaceutical, manufacturing, banking and oil & gas sectors.


1991 to date – co-founder and Senior Partner, ALRUD Law Firm Mr. Rudomino participates in international professional conferences and workshops for business community on corporate / M&A, competition and dispute resolution matters; he is the author of the articles on acute issues in legal practice published in the leading Russian and foreign media. Vassily Rudomino is an editorial board member of “Advocate” magazine.


English, Russian.


International Bar Association; American Bar Association; Moscow Advocates Chamber; Federal Chamber of Lawyers of the Russian Federation, member of the Council; Non-commercial partnership “Competition Support Association” (Russia); Non-commercial partnership “Competition Support in CIS countries”; FAS Russia Expert Council on competition development in retail business; FAS Russia Expert Council on oil and oil products market.


International Commercial Law Department of the International Law Faculty, Moscow State Institute of International Relations under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, 1993.


Capital markets

Within: Capital markets

ALRUD Law Firm’s ‘professional’ team has ‘substantial expertise in advising both domestic and international clients’. Practice head Vassily Rudomino advises a mix of banks, financial institutions and investors on the full range of capital markets transactions, and Anton Dzhuplin is noted for his expertise in international bond offerings. The team recently advised Western Siberian Petrochemical Complex on a $1.8bn bond issuance for the financing of an infrastructure project.

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Within: Leading individuals

Vassily Rudomino - ALRUD Law Firm

Within: Competition

ALRUD Law Firm’s ‘terrific’ team ‘expertly navigates the peculiarities of the Russian system’ and ‘communicates effectively with both Russian and Western clients’. The firm has notable expertise in merger control and cartel cases, with a focus on complex international matters. Vassily Rudomino is described as ‘one of the best competition lawyers in Russia’, and recently represented Maersk in an international cartel investigation initiated by the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS). ‘Talented up-and-comer’ German Zakharov is also recommended.

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Russia: Dispute resolution

Arbitration and mediation

Within: Arbitration and mediation

ALRUD Law Firmalways seeks the most effective solutions’ and is ‘always a few steps ahead of the opponents, allocating extra resources from its large team where necessary’. Vassily Rudomino has a strong track record in restructuring- and insolvency-related disputes, and has recently received a number of mandates from healthcare, life sciences and chemicals sector clients. Key partner Andrey Zharskiy is ‘an excellent lawyer with a broad range of expertise’.

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Within: Litigation

The ‘hands-on, responsive and professional’ team at ALRUD Law Firm has ‘a thorough, in-depth knowledge of procedural rules and material law’ and ‘offers a cost-effective approach to billing’. Practice head Vassily Rudomino is currently acting for a Russian subsidiary of Volkswagen in a number of damage recovery disputes initiated by dealers.

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