Very knowledgeable of the Russian market's peculiarities and prepared to go the extra mile for clients.
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.
as arrangers of a US$1.6bn pre-export syndicated loan facility to Novolipetsk Steel (NLMK), a major Russian steel company.*
and its online payment platform through Russian financial services regulations.*
as arranger of a U.S.$1.2bn pre-export syndicated loan facility to LUKOIL, a major Russian oil company.*
on a wide range of various day-to-day issues in Russia.*
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.*
on its new prepaid card product in Russia carrying out a regulatory review.*
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.*
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
|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.|
Alexander's work has led to him being recognised by the International legal business guides.
Deal of the Year for LUKOIL, Russia.
Deal of the Year for Vyborg Cellulose, Russia.
Deal of the Year for Vyksa Steel Works, Russia.
Deal of the Year for Novolipetsk Steel (NLMK), Russia.