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Vassily Rudomino

Vassily Rudomino, Senior Partner

Specialization: Competition/AntitrustCapital & Equity MarketsCorporate/M&A, InvestmentsWhite Collar Crime, Compliance and Internal Investigations

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Vassily Rudomino is a co-founder of ALRUD Law Firm, Head of the firm’s Competition/Antitrust practice area.

He is an expert with profound experience in all aspects of the Russian competition legislation including in merger control clearance of complex transactions and cartel investigations. Vassily represents interests of clients in the Federal Antimonopoly Service and its territorial divisions, during inspections as well as in antimonopoly disputes in courts. Vassily advises clients across a range of industries including healthcare, life science and chemicals, banking and finance, consumer goods and retail, technology, media and telecoms.

Vassily Rudomino has significant experience assisting clients in Russian corporate crime matters, including matters relating to bribery and corruption. He has also supported clients in preventative compliance work in these areas (often working together with U.S. and European counsel in projects involving joint consideration of Russian law, the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and relevant EU anti-corruption laws).

Vassily Rudomino graduated from the Moscow State University of International Relations, International Commercial Law Department of the International Law Faculty. He is an advocate, member of the Council of the Federal Chamber of Lawyers of the Russian Federation in 2011-2015.

He is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA), member of the IBA Legal Practice Division Council in 2014-2016, the Board Member of the Russian Arbitration Association, member of the American Bar Association.

The initiator of the creation, Chairman of the Board of Association "Supporting competition in the CIS". One of the founders and member of The Competition Experts Association. As part of these organizations, Vassily Rudomino takes active participation in preparation of the latest amendments to the Competition Law.

Vassily Rudomino participates in professional conferences and workshops in Russia and abroad. He is the author of articles on topical issues in corporate/M&A law, antitrust regulation and investing which are published by the leading Russian and foreign media.

On July 16, 2015 Vassily Rudomino was awarded the medal «For Merit to the Fatherland»  II class for his merit in the formation of effective practice of the competition law enforcement and active participation in the antitrust lawmaking.

He is a member of the Board of Trustees of All-Russia State Library of Foreign Literature named after M. Rudomino.

Vassily Rudomino is fluent in Russian and English.

Recent projects include:

Competition/Antitrust Practice:

  • Advised NYK Line and Maersk Line regarding the case of FAS Russia on violation of antimonopoly legislation on the market of international sea container shipping and advised Client.
  • Advised Booking.Com with regard to the requests of FAS Russia in respect of the business activities of the Client on the online-platform market.
  • Represented Vimpelcom in the investigation of the alleged collusive behavior on iphone market.
  • Represented a world leading biopharmaceutical company Shire plc with regard to acquisition of 100% of shares of Baxalta GmbH, largest producer of the pharmaceuticals for rare diseases.
  • Represented interests of Diebold, a global producer of the ATMs, in FAS Russia with regard to acquisition of 100% of shares of Wincor-Nixdorf AG world's largest producer ATMs, as well as IT solutions and services to retail banks and the retail industry.
  • Represented in FAS Russia interests of Dell, a multinational computer technology company, regarding merger control clearance in Russia of the transaction on acquisition of EMC Corporation. The transaction was called as the largest technology acquisition ever.

Rankings and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in Russia, 2019 recommends Vassily Rudomino for Competition/Antitrust Law, Arbitration and Mediation, Bankruptcy and Restructuring, Investment, Litigation, Corporate law and M&A.
  • Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders - Competition, 2019 recommends Vassily Rudomino as a leading practitioner 
  • Chambers Global, 2018 recommends Vassily Rudomino for Corporate/M&A. Vassily "provides quality, clear advice within the timeline requested".
  • Chambers Europe, 2018 recommends Vassily Rudomino for Competition/Antitrust and Corporate/M&A. 
  • Legal 500 EMEA, 2018 marks Competition practice area, led by Vassily Rudomino in a first tier, notes that Vassily Rudomino  is "a senior statesman in the field", and his team  has "excellent technical knowledge combined with a practical approach".