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ALRUD Law firm is repeatedly mentioned by the ranking among the leaders, and receives the highest recommendations on key legal areas. This year ALRUD has managed to broaden its presence in the rating.

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Energy, Natural Resources & Infrastructure

Recognizing the fact that most companies engaged in energy, natural resources and infrastructure sectors both in Russia and abroad face unique challenges, ALRUD developed Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure practice. Advising on significant domestic and international M&A/JV deals in Energy and Natural Resources industries as well as on related complicated regulatory matters makes us one of the top players in the market. Andrey Zharskiy, ALRUD Partner, heads the practice and is recognized by world known law rankings.

ALRUD Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure practice brings together our corporate, finance, commercial, litigation and regulatory lawyers with significant experience and deep knowledge of mining and oil&gas industries. The experts have solid theoretical background and profound practical experience; they always strive for personal professional development and are aware of all legal law developments. In our support of international projects we rely on cooperation with leading independent law firms worldwide, thus greatly enhancing efficiency of our legal services.

Energy and Natural Resources industries are our especial areas of expertise. We focus on due diligence of Oil&Gas and mining assets, implementation of M&A, JV and Infrastructure projects, as well as regulatory advice on different matters related to these industries, including the issues related to the subsoil legislation, environmental matters, construction projects (both onshore and offshore energy projects). 

Our broad experience track of record includes advising of Russian and foreign investors on acquisition of mineral exploration and mining rights, development of JV projects in Russia. Among our clients are Gazpromneft, Gazprom Transgaz Belarus, China Gold, Mechel, North Atlantic Drilling Ltd., Seadrill Limited, Vi Holding, Trafigura/Puma Energy, Sibuglemet, Total, TNK BP, SIBUR, RDIF and many others.

We give advice and render legal services in the following matters:

  1. Full legal support of JV projects for natural resources development and M&A projects in energy and natural resources area (oil&gas, LNG, mining);
  2. Due Diligence of oil&gas and mining companies and their assets;
  3. Advising on issues related to Russian subsoil regulation and the whole range of other regulatory issues arising in connection with exploration and production of minerals, including on the Russian continental shelf and LNG projects;
  4. Advising on projects in construction of infrastructure facilities in Russia, including power generation facilities, hydrocarbons transportation infrastructure and refineries (LNG terminals, pipelines etc.);
  5. Advising on construction agreements using all EPC/EPCM forms for clients from these fields, including all FIDIC forms;
  6. Legal support of financing of energy and natural resources projects, including project financing;
  7. Whole range of legal services related to public-private partnership (PPP) projects;
  8. Advising on issues of environmental protection, compliance with environmental quality standards, and other regulatory issues;
  9. Advising on various commercial matters related to energy and mining  activities, including contracts on sale of goods (oil, oil products, metals and other raw commodities) drilling agreements, other service agreements, transportation and contractor agreements;
  10. Advising clients engaged in energy and natural resources area with regard to antitrust legislation requirements,  including on structuring of the  business, procurement and sales strategy for the client (minerals, oil products, electrical energy);
  11. Judicial protection of rights and resolution of disputes related to projects in natural resources and energy field, protecting rights of participants/shareholders of energy and mining companies;
  12. Legal support of day-to-day operations of companies engaged in energy and natural resources area in relation to corporate, tax, labour and other matters.
  13. Advising Russian investors on matters related to acquisition of mineral exploration and mining rights, acquisition of shares/interests and implementation of energy and natural resources projects in Africa, China and Asia.


“Great commitment. The quality of the advice was at the level of the leading international law firms,” says one investment fund client. IFLR1000  

"We were very happy to have them on the transaction. It was very complex, very difficult and had all the difficulties you can imagine, but we were very impressed with how they coped. Unlike most of the Russian firms, they are very responsive and available literally 24/7. The second thing – and this is not surprising, but we were glad – was that they really understand the oil business. Not many firms actually do and we have lots of specifics, but they did know how this matter should have been done, which helped us a lot when drafting the documentation". Chambers Europe

"ALRUD are basically the leading Russian firm. The quality of work is on the same level as the magic circle firms’. ALRUD offer the quality of an international law firm, they’re providing very good services, and they’re good in Russian law – if you need Russian law advice, you should definitely go to ALRUD." Chambers Europe