Mr Sergey Petrachkov > ALRUD Law Firm > Moscow, Russia > Lawyer Profile

ALRUD Law Firm
125040 MOSCOW

Work Department

Dispute Resolution, Restructuring/Insolvency, White collar crime, Compliance and Investigations


Sergey Petrachkov is the ALRUD Partner, heading Dispute Resolution and Restructuring/Insolvency Practices.
Sergey Petrachkov has a considerable experience in representing clients’ interests in business and corporate disputes in public courts. He also advises on issues relating to International Commercial Arbitration and represents clients’ interests in the course of arbitration proceedings.

Sergey takes part in matters involving restructuring and insolvency including complete legal support of insolvency proceedings and participation in separate projects relating to actions againt assets strippnig, challenging debtor’s transactions and bringing debtor’s controllers to subsidiary liability.

Sergey represented clients’ interests before the Supreme Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation and the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation on numerous occasions. Throughout all his carrier he has been supporting major companies in different areas including automobile sector, banking and finance, IT, consumer products, and retail trade.


Sergey joined ALRUD in 2009.


Russian, English


Sergey is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA), American Bar Association (ABA), INSOL International and the Moscow Bar Association.


Sergey graduated from The National Research University Higher School of Economics, law department in 2008. Ph.D. in Law (2012). Sergey has been on secondment at Slaughter and May, the top ranked magic circle law firm in London, for 6 months (2015-2016).

Lawyer Rankings

Russia > Competition

ALRUD Law Firm acts for leading domestic and international clients on the full scope of contentious and non-contentious competition law issues. The department is noted for its recent work on high-value merger control issues and complex competition litigation. Team co-head Vassily Rudomino is praised for his extensive experience in enforcement matters, and the wider team has strength in the regulatory space, where it benefits from the experience of co-head German Zakharov at the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS). Associate Roman Vedernikov works alongside Zakharov and is recommended for compliance work, while co-head Sergey Petrachkov is a key contact for contentious matters. As a new arrival from the FAS, Daniil Lozovsky handles cartel-related matters.

Russia > Restructuring and insolvency

(Next Generation Partners)

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The large dispute resolution team at ALRUD Law Firm advises clients on restructuring and insolvency matters. The team’s industry-specific expertise attracts a growing number of clients in the financial services, oil and gas and automotive industries. Sergey Petrachkov leads the restructuring team, where litigator and recently promoted partner Magomed Gasanov, banking law specialist Anton Dzhuplin and founding partner Vassily Rudomino are all key names to note.

Russia > White-collar crime

ALRUD Law Firm’s growing white-collar crime, compliance and investigations department adopts a multidisciplinary approach to advising individual and corporate clients across a wide range of sectors including the oil and gas, consumer goods, retail, transport and chemicals industries. The team focuses on matters relating to regulatory enforcement issues, investigations, corruption work and corporate crime. Recently promoted partner Magomed Gasanov heads up the practice, which counts dispute resolution practice head Sergey Petrachkov as a key figure. Associate Alexander Mikhailov is a notable new arrival, whose expertise significantly bolsters the firm’s expertise in criminal investigations.

Russia > Dispute resolution: Litigation

ALRUD Law Firm focuses on general commercial litigation and has extensive experience acting in disputes in the financial services, energy, technology, retail and transport sectors. The department’s precedent-setting work in the corporate litigation space also stands out; it recently represented Sova Capital in a precedent-setting corporate dispute for the recovery of $200m in losses. Sergey Petrachkov heads up the practice and specialises in bankruptcy-related litigation; Magomed Gasanov is a standout practitioner in civil litigation and white-collar crime proceedings; and clients also single out senior associate Dmitry Kuptsov.

Russia > Dispute resolution: arbitration and mediation

ALRUD Law Firm’s cross-departmental arbitration and mediation team is jointly led by Sergey Petrachkov and Magomed Gasanov, who have significant experience internationally. Team members have particular expertise in handling corporate, commercial and real estate disputes, and the group has been increasingly active in restructuring and insolvency mandates. Associate Denis Bekker is also noted.