Recent projects
Advised Tokyo Rope in establishing JV with Rosengineering for construction of the factory in the special economic zone and for the joint realization of the infrastructure projects
ALRUD Law firm is repeatedly mentioned, by the Best Lawyers rating, among the leaders, and received the highest recommendations on key legal areas. This year, specialists from ALRUD managed to expand their presence in the ranking. For the first time, this year, ALRUD was also named the 2020 "Law Firm of the Year" for expertise in the Labor and Employment Law.

Mergers and Acquisitions

M&A work is at the heart of our firm practice. For more than 25 years, we are involved in many of the largest, most complicated M&A transactions in Russia and abroad in all major industries. Supporting our clients during complex transactions we combine our width multidisciplinary expertise and practical approach. Alexander Zharskiy, ALRUD Partner and Head of the practice is recognized as leading expert by international legal rankings.

ALRUD M&A team is one of the biggest and versed on M&A market in Russia.  The leading ranking agencies recognize the outstanding quality of our advice and claims our lawyers as leaders on the market.

Our long-term collaboration with international legal networks and top-tier independent law firms, shared knowledge bases and mutual secondments of our legal stuff guarantee that all international teams work smoothly and run efficiently even the most complex deals. 

We understand the markets that are important to our clients, our corporate lawyers bring to the project not only their expertise in complex legal matters but also their deep understanding of the industries in which our clients operate including energy, mining, TMT, real estate and construction, banking and finance, retail, healthcare, and many other core industries. We are praised by our clients for our true business focus and commercial awareness.

Our clients include leading domestic, foreign and multinational companies, major commercial and investment banks, private equity funds, retail chains, and others.

ALRUD has undisputedly a strongest record of strategic and innovative M&A deals structured under Russian and foreign law that places us as a top corporate and M&A firm. Our lawyers assist our clients through all stages of a transaction, from preparing the business for sale or performing due diligence to negotiating the purchase agreement, coordinating the closing across multiple jurisdictions, and integrating the operations of the resulting business.

Among our services

  • Advising on the structuring the acquisition
  • Creation of joint ventures with structures that best meet the business objectives of our clients
  • Drafting and negotiation of shares assets purchase agreements and ancillary documents
  • Tax advice and implications in M&A transactions
  • Due diligence on the targets
  • Formalizing shareholders’ arrangements in Russia and off-shore by drafting and negotiating the shareholders’ agreements, call/put option agreements, and other implementing documents
  • Representing the Clients in obtaining antimonopoly clearances of M&A deals

Our M&A practice and our partners are consistently recognized by local and international rankings as one of the leading firms on the market. We are highly ranked by Chambers and Partners, IFLR1000 and Legal 500 rankings, and we are recognized by and “M&A in Russia” journal as the top firm in the Russian M&A market.

  • Leading law firm on the Russian M&A market by MergerMarketFor many years, ALRUD holds its position as one of the country's leaders for corporate and M&A work in accordance with Chambers Global & Europe, Legal 500, IFLR1000 ratings.
  • The Best Russian Law Firm in the Mergers and Acquisitions. Preqveca Awards 2014.
  • The Best Russian Law Firm in the Private Equity Market. Preqveca Awards 2013, 2016.
  • Leader with the number of transactions completed in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 in the rating of legal advisers on M&A transactions by M&A Magazine 2009-2013.
“Alexander Zharskiy is very good in negotiations and face-to-face meetings. He is a good manager of big teams which are working on complex tasks. We always give him wide discretion for the negotiation of our position, and he is able to propose new ideas and solutions for atypical problems.” Chambers Europe, 2016

“Anton Dzhuplin impresses us with his knowledge and experience. He is very responsive, and is client, detail and goal-oriented. He is a proactive and confident lawyer, with substantial expertise and experience in M&A projects.” Chambers Europe, 2016

“Reliability, experience and trust – we have all those in the name of ALRUD. The firm is excellent and our first instinct is to call them if we have any complicated problems. We are very happy – the lawyers give us precise analysis of pros and cons, and we are given options, as well as recommendations and a very good assessment of risks too.” Chambers Europe, 2015

“... From our point of view, they are really capable, not only in purely transactional work, but also in their deep understanding of purely Russian legal issues as well, giving advice tailored to the project’s needs. …Due to their wide network of contacts in different jurisdictions, they can always compose a team to advise us which covers all our needs and meets our expectations. In their work, they take a proactive and practical approach with a focus on the client’s needs, and are ready to negotiate the commercial elements of the deal. ...They point out our major risks and concerns, setting aside minor ones.” Chambers Europe, 2015