Alexander Rymko

Alexander Rymko

Alexander Rymko

Chambers Europe

Very knowledgeable of the Russian market's peculiarities and prepared to go the extra mile for clients.

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Alexander is a Partner, Head of ALRUD Banking and Finance practice.

His two core areas of focus are financings and financial services regulation. Previously, he headed the banking and finance practice at a major international law firm and before that was head of legal at one of the world's largest banks based in Moscow.

Having practised law in the financial services sector for more than two decades, Alexander knows the industry inside out. He clearly understands the issues faced, be it a new regime for taking security in a debt finance transaction or a regulatory grey area in day-to-day operations. Alexander brings his vast experience to help lenders and borrowers to work through complex financing projects and restructurings. Alexander helps his clients to find solutions and achieve positive results when it comes to dealing with a myriad of Russian financial services, payments and licensing regulations and matters.

Recognised as a leader in trade and export finance, Alexander has handled some of the most significant pre-export and structured commodities financings in Russia. On the regulatory front, he helps financial institutions and payment service providers on various aspects of Russian financial services and payments regulations, and has helped his clients with a number of landmark projects in Russia.

Alexander's work has led to him being recognised by Chambers Global and Chambers Europe, Legal 500 and IFLR1000.

We would not have managed to do the deal without him. He is a strong lawyer and can ensure the delivery of a strategy. Chambers Europe

Alexander is a graduate of International Law Faculty of Moscow State University of International Relations. He is fluent in Russian and English and has basic knowledge of Spanish.

Include advising:

BNP Paribas and Société Générale

as arrangers of a US$1.6bn pre-export syndicated loan facility to Novolipetsk Steel (NLMK), a major Russian steel company.*

A major international e-commerce company

and its online payment platform through Russian financial services regulations.*

Deutsche Bank

as arranger of a U.S.$1.2bn pre-export syndicated loan facility to LUKOIL, a major Russian oil company.*

A major international financial services company

on a wide range of various day-to-day issues in Russia.*

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

together with three other Chinese banks on a RMB 4.8bn loan facility to Norilsk Nickel, the world's largest producer of nickel and palladium.*

A major international prepaid card business

on its new prepaid card product in Russia carrying out a regulatory review.*

ING Bank

as facility and security agent on a US$1.2bn pre-export finance syndicated loan facility to Uralkali, one of world's largest potash producers and exporters.*

The bondholders committee of the Gallery Group,

a major Russian outdoor advertising operator, on all Russian law matters relating to a secured bond restructuring, including finance, corporate and competition matters, Russian insolvency procedures, enforcement of security, corporate restructuring and corporate governance arrangements.*

*Handled prior to joining ALRUD

Banking & Finance experts prepared a chapter on Russia for Chambers Global Practice Guides – Acquisition Finance
ALRUD Banking & Finance experts prepared a chapter on Acquisition Finance in Russia for Chambers Global Practice Guides – Acquisition Finance. Ekaterina Boeva, Associate, Sergey Artemyev, Senior Associate and Kirill Mikhailov, Junior Attorney, under the guidance of Alexander Rymko, Partner and Head of ALRUD Banking and Finance practice, considered a wide range of issues related to the Acquisition finance in Russia. The chapter provides an overview of the main creditors-side players in the market, the structure of financial documentation, types of financing, legal requirements and restrictions in this area and considers the features of transactions tax regulation in Acquisition finance. Furthermore, the chapter pays attention to the hot topic of the impact of legislative changes due to the COVID-19 on the development of financial transactions in Russia. You can read the full chapter by clicking on this link.
ALRUD strengthens its positions in the international ranking IFLR1000
ALRUD has once again taken high positions in M&A, Banking, Capital Markets, Restructuring and Insolvency, Project Finance and Project Development (Mining, Power, PPP/PFI) in the international ranking of law firms IFLR1000 of the International Financial Law Review. ALRUD has improved its results and moved up in Restructuring and Insolvency and Project Development: Mining. Partners Alexander Zharskiy (‘Highly Regarded’ in M&A, Banking, Restructuring and Insolvency), Anton Dzhuplin (‘Highly Regarded’ in M&A, Banking, Restructuring and Insolvency, Pharmaceuticals and Life Sciences, Social Infrastructure), as well as Associate Ekaterina Mayorova (Rogacheva) (‘Rising Star’ in Banking) are recommended in the individual rankings. The IFLR1000 is the guide to the world's leading financial and corporate law firms and lawyers. The IFLR1000 has been producing legal market intelligence since 1990 and remains the only international legal directory dedicated to ranking law firms and lawyers, on the basis of financial and corporate transactional work. For more information click here.
ALRUD experts hold leading positions in the Best Lawyers rating
Best Lawyers – one of the most authoritative international legal ratings – has published the results of the Russian legal market research 2021. The rating is based on the estimates of internationally recognized market players. This is not the first time that ALRUD has taken a leading position in key practices, and this year our experts have managed to expand their presence in the rating. Maxim Alekseyev, Senior Partner, is the winner of the Lawyer of the Year 2021 rating in the field of business administrative regulation. For the second year in a row, the labor practice team brings ALRUD the title of the Law Firm of the Year in Russia 2021. This year, Irina Anyukhina, Partner and Head of the Labor practice, becomes the winner of the Lawyer of the Year 2021 in the field of Labor law. Best Lawyers recommends ALRUD experts in the following fields of law: Arbitration and Mediation - Vassily Rudomino, Senior Partner, Magomed Gasanov and Sergey Petrachkov, Partners and Dmitry Kuptsov, Senior Associate Banking and Finance Law - Alexander Rymko, Partner Capital Markets Law - Vassily Rudomino, Senior Partner and Alexander Zharskiy, Partner Competition / Antitrust Law - Vassily Rudomino, Senior Partner, German Zakharov, Partner, Ruslana Karimova and Ksenia Tarkhova, Senior Associates, Roman Vedernikov, Associate Construction Law - Irina Anyukhina, Partner and Stanislav Veselov, Senior Associate Corporate Law - Maxim Alekseyev and Vassily Rudomino, Senior Partners, Alexander Zharskiy, Partner, Olga Pimanova and Oleg Ezhov, Of Counsels, Sergey Khanaev, Senior Associate, Dmitry Pashkov and Alexander Kleschev, Associates Corporate governance and Compliance - Alla Azmukhanova, Associate Criminal Defense - Alexander Mikhailov, Associate Information Technology Law - Irina Anyukhina, Maria Ostashenko and Anton Dzhuplin, Partners and Ksenia Erokhina, Senior Associate Insolvency and Reorganization Law - Vassily Rudomino, Senior Partner, Sergey Petrachkov and Alexander Zharskiy, Partners Intellectual Property Law - Irina Anyukhina and Maria Ostashenko, Partners and Ilya Khodakov, Associate Investment - Vassily Rudomino, Senior Partner Labor and Employment Law - Vassily Rudomino, Senior Partner, Irina Anyukhina, Partner, Olga Pimanova, Of Counsel, Margarita Egiazarova and Anastasia Petrova, Senior Associates Litigation - Vassily Rudomino, Senior Partner, Magomed Gasanov and Sergey Petrachkov, Partners, Boris Ostroukhov, Senior Associate, Denis Bekker, Associate Media Law - Irina Anyukhina and Maria Ostashenko, Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Law - Vassily Rudomino and Maxim Alekseyev, Senior Partners, Alexander Zharskiy and Andrey Zharskiy, Partners, Timur Akhundov, Senior Associate Privacy and Data Security Law - Irina Anyukhina, Partner Real Estate Law - Irina Anyukhina and Alexander Zharskiy, Partners and Aleksey Kalinkin, Associate Regulatory Practice - Maxim Alekseyev, Senior Partner and Dina Kravchenko, Associate Tax Law - Maxim Alekseyev, Senior Partner, Elena Novikova, Of Counsel, Sergey Artemiev, Associate Technology Law - Anton Dzhuplin, Partner Telecommunications Law - Irina Anyukhina and Maria Ostashenko, Partners Trusts and Estates - Kira Egorova, Of Counsel, Ekaterina Vasina, Senior Associate
Best Lawyers, 2022 recommends Alexander Rymko in Banking and Finance.
The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East&Africa 2021 recommends Alexander Rymko in Banking and Finance, Insolvency and Reorganization Law.
The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East&Africa 2020 recommends Alexander Rymko in Banking and Finance.

Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, Legal 500, IFLR1000

Alexander's work has led to him being recognised by the International legal business guides.

Trade Finance Magazine

Deal of the Year for LUKOIL, Russia.

Trade Finance Magazine and Global Trade Review

Deal of the Year for Vyborg Cellulose, Russia.

Trade Finance Magazine

Deal of the Year for Vyksa Steel Works, Russia.

Trade Finance Magazine

Deal of the Year for Novolipetsk Steel (NLMK), Russia.

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