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ALRUD Law Firm
125040 MOSCOW

Work Department

Competition/Antitrust, White collar crime, Compliance and Investigations


German Zakharov, Partner, is a member at Competition/Antitrust and White collar crime, Compliance and Investigations practices.
German is a recommended expert in the antitrust regulation area, and supports clients on a wide range of antitrust issues: coordination of merger control transactions with Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation (FAS Russia), cartel investigations, advising on distributorship agreements, and analyzing compliance of commercial agreements with antitrust requirements. German represents companies during dawn raids performed by FAS Russia and its territorial subdivisions, and also represents clients before the court.

As a member of the White collar crime, Compliance and Investigations practice German renders legal support to companies regarding compliance with applicable criminal and antitrust legislation, and assists in drafting and implementing internal policies and compliance procedures.

German works with international and Russian companies from different industries, including healthcare, energy and natural resources, media and communication, information technologies, FMCG and retail.


German joined ALRUD in May 2010 as an attorney. Before joining ALRUD, German worked in the Central directorate of the Federal Antimonopoly Service, participating in examining applications and notifications, drafting changes to antitrust and industry legislation, examining cases of antitrust legislation breaches, and investigating activity of business entities in various industries.


Russian, English


German is a member of Competition experts association, member of FAS Russia Expert Council for supporting small and medium businesses, and the executive director and member of the Board of Eurasian Antimonopoly Association. He also is a Member of the American Bar Association and the International Bar Association.


German graduated with honors from the Law faculty of M.V.Lomonosov Moscow State University, and completed “Economics in Competition Law” and “EU Competition Law” programs in King’s College London.

Lawyer Rankings

Russia > Competition

(Next Generation Partners)

German ZakharovALRUD Law Firm

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.

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.