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Andrey Zharskiy

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ALRUD Law Firm

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Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure, Real Estate, Corporate/M&A


Andrey Zharskiy, Partner, head of Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure practice, as well as Real Estate practice, has an extensive experience in legal support of corporate and commercial projects within these sectors (including oil and gas downstream and upstream projects, LNG projects, mining projects in Russia and Africa, infrastructure projects); real estate and construction projects (including construction agreements based on FIDIC forms); industrial and investment projects in Russia (including PPP projects); advising on issues related to subsoil use and other regulatory matters, as well as on corporate disputes.


Andrey Zharskiy joined ALRUD in 2013 and has been a partner since 2015. Before joining ALRUD Andrey worked in one of the major Russian oil companies, subsequently was a head of international legal department of a large international group, where he acquired vast experience in supporting energy, metallurgy and real estate transaction not only in Russia, but in China and Africa as well.

Andrey Zharskiy is the author of numerous publications on contract law and international sale of goods.

Clients appreciate his ability to "ask clarifying and specifying questions, ability to manage the process, to help forward the project to intended targets and balanced approach for decision making".


Andrey is fluent in both Russian and English.


Andrey is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA), a member of the American Bar Association (ABA), a member of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA).


Andrey Zharskiy is an advocate, has a PhD degree in Law, has got LL.M. from the University of Manchester


Energy and natural resources

Within: Energy and natural resources

ALRUD Law Firm provides ‚Äėtailor-made services based on a full comprehension of the matter under analysis‚Äô. ‚ÄėEfficient lawyer‚Äô Andrey Zharskiy has ‚Äėrobust sector expertise‚Äô, and recently advised Great Dyke Investments and its Russian shareholder on the development of a platinum mining project in Zimbabwe.

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PPP and infrastructure projects

Within: PPP and infrastructure projects

Andrey Zharskiy heads the department at ALRUD Law Firm, which recently advised Puma Energy Holdings on a joint venture between its parent company Trafigura and Airports of Regions. The team also advises Vi Holding on the redevelopment of the territory of former Moscow airfield Tushino.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

ALRUD Law Firm is ‚Äėa reliable partner in large-scale due diligence and M&A in the real estate space‚Äô. The ‚Äėproactive, client-oriented and efficient‚Äô Alexander Zharskiy is recommended along with Andrey Zharskiy, who has notable expertise in acquisitions and disposals of commercial and residential property.

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Russia: Dispute resolution

Arbitration and mediation

Within: Arbitration and mediation

ALRUD Law Firm ‚Äėalways seeks the most effective solutions‚Äô and is ‚Äėalways a few steps ahead of the opponents, allocating extra resources from its large team where necessary‚Äô. 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 ‚Äėan excellent lawyer with a broad range of expertise‚Äô.

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