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ALRUD Law Firm
125040 MOSCOW
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Work Department

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


Alexander Zharskiy, Partner and 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.

Lawyer Rankings

Russia > Commercial, corporate and M&a: Moscow

(Leading individuals)

Alexander ZharskiyALRUD Law Firm

In the three decades since its launch, ALRUD Law Firm has established stable relationships with its ‘best friends’ network of international law firms; it is a popular option for overseas clients seeking assistance with the corporate law aspects of their operations in Russia. Building on its traditional excellence in assisting Asian clients, the team is handling corporate transactions for a growing number of large Russian companies and financial institutions. It also routinely works closely with the competition team on sizeable M&A transactions. Alexander Zharskiy leads the practice, who has recently focused on gaining ground in the pharmaceuticals, life sciences and IT sectors. Anton Dzhuplin counts the Russian Direct Investment Fund and VTB Group among his clients; and senior associate Sergey Khanaev focuses on private equity and joint venture transactions.

Russia > TMT

A notable roster of local and global clients instructs the team of ‘highly respectable professionals with unmatched expertise in the telecoms and IT sectors‘ at ALRUD Law Firm. Recently, the firm has been paying particular attention to work focusing on cybersecurity matters, fintech issues and data protection, and the group is singled out by one client for its ‘very good understanding of technical details and background’. Maria Ostashenko‘s ‘in-depth insight into enforcement practice‘ makes her a common choice for regulatory mandates, while Anton Dzhuplin and Alexander Zharskiy are noted for their transactional experience. Irina Anyukhina‘s broad practice encompasses advertising, outsourcing and licensing matters.

Russia > Energy and natural resources

The energy and natural resources team at ALRUD Law Firm is known particularly for assisting with both domestic and global M&A and joint venture deals. Practice head Andrey Zharskiy is supported within the practice by corporate finance specialist Alexander Zharskiy and senior associate Timur Akhundov; Akhundov specialises in regulatory issues concerning the energy and mining sectors, and is also proficient in advising on investment and project development matters. The firm remains a key point of contact for Asian investors, including the China National Gold Group.

Russia > Banking and finance: Borrower side

(Hall of Fame)

Alexander ZharskiyALRUD Law Firm

ALRUD Law Firm assists both banks and corporate borrowers with domestic and cross-border financing and restructuring transactions. It also benefits from significant volumes of referral work from its ‘best friends’ network across Europe, Asia and the US. The group also has considerable strength in financial regulatory matters. Anton Dzhuplin, Alexander Zharskiy, senior associate Ekaterina Rogacheva and associate Ekaterina Boeva are key names to note. Since publication, Alexander Rymko left the firm.