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Alexander Zharskiy

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ALRUD Law Firm

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Corporate / M&A, Banking and Finance, Restructuring and Insolvency.


Alexander Zharskiy, Partner and the head of ALRUD Corporate/M&A practice. His practice focus on in-bound and cross-border M&A transaction in a variety of sectors: energy and power, real estate, consumer markets, TMT, pharmaceuticals and general industry. The depth of his expertise enables Alexander to advise on highly complex domestic and international transactions working closely with a leading local counsel. He has extensive experience in restructuring and corporate governance matters.


Alexander Zharskiy joined ALRUD in 2004 and has been a partner since 2007. He is often invited to be a speaker at different M&A and corporate governance conference all over the world. Alexander is constantly recommended as a leading legal advisor on corporate and M&A matters. Clients praise his depth of experience, business focus and the ability to defend clients' best interests in complex matters.


English, Russian.


International Bar Association, member of the Corporate and M&A Law Committee, the Law Firm Management Committee, the Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprises Committee.


Alexander Zharskiy holds a J.D. degree as well as an LLM degree from University of Manchester. In 2007 he went on a six months secondment in one of the “magic circle” law firms in London.


Banking and finance: Borrower side

Within: Leading individuals

Alexander Zharskiy - ALRUD Law Firm

Within: Banking and finance: Borrower side

ALRUD Law Firm leads as ‘the top domestic counsel for Russian clients’. Led by Anton Dzhuplin, the team ‘takes a collaborative approach to solving complex issues’and stands out for its ‘responsiveness and ability to act quickly and thoroughly in order to achieve successful results’. Dzhuplin supported by Ekaterina Mayorova and Ekaterina Boeva are advising Coeclerici Commodities and its Russian subsidiary Kuznetsk Investment Construction Company on a loan provided by Unicredit Bank. The team also assisted Sib Trading with the acquisition finance of Sibenergougol, which included complex structuring issues and negotiations with Gazprombank. Alexander Zharskiy is highly regarded for debt refinancing. The practice also handles various issues for Mastercard, including matters relating to financial developments and regulatory changes to the payment industry.

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Banking and finance: Lender or arranger side

Within: Leading individuals

Alexander Zharskiy - ALRUD Law Firm

Within: Banking and finance: Lender or arranger side

ALRUD Law Firm has one of ‘the most experienced and well-connected Russian banking practices’, according to one client. It continues to be highly sought after by major international and Russian financial institutions and has a particularly strong relationship with the Russian Direct Investment Fund; it recently advised the client on the project financing of several major PPP projects. The team, which is led by Anton Dzhuplin, advised Bank of Baroda, one of India's largest banks, on a credit facility granted to a Russian pharmaceutical group and subsequent restructuring. Other highlights include its assistance to Rosbank with facility and security agreements granted to the Rosneft Oil Company group, including pledges of shares, mortgages over vessels and security assignment. Alexander Zharskiy and Ekaterina Mayorova are also noted.

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Commercial, corporate and M&a: Moscow

Within: Leading individuals

Alexander Zharskiy - ALRUD Law Firm

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&a: Moscow

ALRUD Law Firm’s ‘market-leading’ team retains a strong reputation as ‘the go-to firm’ for foreign investors and is notably active in headline inbound M&A transactions and joint venture projects within Russian and the CIS region. Alexander Zharskiy, a ‘widely recognised expert in corporate and cross-border transactions’, leads the sizeable team. In recent work, the group advised on the acquisition of a 14.2% stake in Rosneft by CEFC China Energy Company from Glencore and Qatar Investment Authority in a deal worth $9.2bn. In another highlight, the practice assisted Uber Technologies with a $325m multi-jurisdictional joint venture operation with Yandex across six CIS countries. Anton Dzhuplin acted for Sib Trading on the complex acquisition of Sibenergougol and its subsidiaries from the SDS Ugol group. Oleg Ezhov and Timur Akhundov assist Russian and foreign companies with acquisitions, in-bound investments and joint ventures.

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Energy and natural resources

Within: Energy and natural resources

ALRUD Law Firm’s team is lauded for its ‘knowledge and experience in the Russian and international markets’, ‘client-driven approach’ and ‘business acumen’. Highlights included Alexander Zharskiy's advice to China Energy Company on its purported approximately $9.2bn acquisition of a 14.2% stake in Rosneft Oil from Glencore and Qatar Investment Authority. ‘Energy and mining specialist’ Andrey Zharskiy assisted China National Gold Corporation with obtaining regulatory clearance to acquire a majority stake in a Russian gold exploration and production company. The team also advised Trafigura on the $12bn acquisition of a 49% stake in India-based Essar Oil. Oleg Ezhov and Timur Akhundov are other key names.

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Restructuring and insolvency

Within: Restructuring and insolvency

ALRUD Law Firm’s 'result-oriented team' is sought after by international and Russian corporations due to its 'good understanding of business and recent developments' in the space and strong track record in restructuring and bankruptcy proceedings. Practice head Sergey Petrachkov represents creditors and debtors in corporate restructuring and bankruptcy–related litigation, as well as coordinating and supporting criminal investigations. His recent highlights include advising Otkritie Capital International on bankruptcy-related matters relating to its acquisition by a third-party Russian investor. Anton Dzhuplin, Alexander Zharskiy, Vassily Rudomino and Magomed Gasanov are 'very knowledgeable with a proactive and solution-oriented approach'.

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