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ALRUD Law Firm
125040 MOSCOW

Work Department

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


Sergey Petrachkov is an ALRUD Partner, heading the Dispute Resolution and Restructuring/Insolvency Practices.

Sergey has a considerable experience in representing clients in complex business and corporate disputes before state courts. He also advises on issues relating to international commercial arbitration and represents clients in arbitration proceedings.

Sergey takes part in restructuring matters and insolvency proceedings, including advising and litigation in respect of dissipation of assets, claw- back actions and recovery of damages from management and shareholders of the debtor.

Sergey has represented clients before the Supreme Commercial Court and Supreme Court of the Russian Federation on numerous occasions.

Throughout his entire carrier, he has been supporting major companies in different areas including the automobile sector, banking and finance, IT, consumer products, and the 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 > Restructuring and insolvency

(Next Generation Partners)

Sergey PetrachkovALRUD Law Firm

Equally well-versed in assisting both creditors and debtors, ALRUD Law Firm acts across the full gamut of restructuring and insolvency work, with particular emphasis on bankruptcy-related cases. In addition, the department assists the authorities in criminal investigations relating to fraudulent bankruptcy issues; litigator Magomed Gasanov (‘resourceful, professional, eloquent and experienced in court hearings’) is a key contact in this space. The team has a strong record of work for prestigious clients in the automotive, financial services and retail sectors. Practice head Sergey Petrachkov ‘does not spare his time and energy in pursuing solutions to clients’ problems’, while senior associate Boris Ostroukhov is also singled out by clients for his debt collection work.

Russia > White-collar crime

ALRUD Law Firm‘s offering brings together well-regarded practitioners with experience in regulatory enforcement, private and government investigations, fraud, anti-corruption and corporate crime defence to form a multidisciplinary practice. Major corporate clients and key individuals frequently instruct the team to handle the most complex and high-value mandates. Magomed Gasanov leads the group, which also includes Vassily Rudomino, who focuses on bribery and corruption cases, as well as assisting with preventative compliance work in these areas; employee and corporate fraud expert Irina Anyukhina; dispute resolution practice head Sergey PetrachkovGerman Zakharov, who formerly worked for the FAS; and associate Alexander Mikhailov, who acts in complex criminal cases.

Russia > Dispute resolution: Litigation

ALRUD Law Firm has carved out a strong reputation for handling a wide range of contentious work, including general commercial, corporate, competition, insolvency and property disputes. Areas of increased activity include the financial services, energy, TMT, retail and automotive sectors. Reflective of market trends, the practice is also sought after for investment-related cases and IT disputes. In addition, the team’s international client portfolio continues to grow as a result of its best friends network; it also counts multiple large state-owned companies among its clients. Insolvency litigator Sergey Petrachkov leads the department, which also include Magomed Gasanov and senior associate Dmitry Kuptsov.

Russia > Dispute resolution: arbitration and mediation

ALRUD Law Firm benefits from referrals from its “best friends” network and acts on the Russian law aspects of international commercial arbitral proceedings; recent notable mandates involved arbitration conducted under the LCIA Arbitration Rules. The team excels in handling disputes arising in relation to corporate, property and bankruptcy issues. It also recently provided expert advice in an investment arbitration dispute instituted under the Uncitral Rules. Sergey Petrachkov and Magomed Gasanov jointly lead the practice.

Russia > Competition

The ‘talented and capable‘ practitioners comprising ALRUD Law Firm‘s competition team work on the largest merger control and cartel cases in the market, specialising particularly in complex international cases with a nexus to Russia; practice head Vassily Rudomino and ex-FAS advisor German Zakharov are both known for their proficiency in these matters, as well as their representation of clients during dawn raids. High-profile competition disputes are also a key area of strength for the firm, and litigation expert Sergey Petrachkov is the name to note for such cases. Associate Roman Vedernikov focuses on advising large international retailers on the antimonopoly aspects of Russian trade law.

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