Private Clients

Private Clients

Rankings and Awards

ALRUD team is experienced in advising high net worth clients on various issues related to structuring and protecting family and business assets and settling family relations. In solving these issues we rely on international experience, having the Russian legislation issues as our priority. In order to provide our clients with the widest range of services we maintain relations with law firms, investment advisors, banks and family offices from all over the world.

Our Services:

  • Personal property management, including various structures and models;
  • Tax reporting of individuals, currency control issues connected with personal bank accounts and cross border operations;
  • Family and inheritance law, including inheritance of business and transferring estate over a generation;
  • Art business and collecting: complex expertise in various issues, connected with purchase, sale and import, ownership and collecting of art objects;
  • Preparation of a complex compliance file;
  • International possibilities for family and business, immigration law issues, planning of various aspects for families, living in several jurisdictions;
  • Analysis, planning and administration of issues, connected with financing, purchase, ownership and sale of Russian as well as foreign property and other large movable and immovable property objects;
  • Family and business assets risk management;
  • Cybersecurity of private and family information.

Acted as a joint expert under Russian law, appointed by the High Court of Justice

(Family Division, UK), in a cross-border case between former spouses, Russian citizents and the UK residents, involving Russian and English family and procedural law issues.

Supported the HNW businessmen

of one of the major players on the Russian and CIS logistics market during the Russian and cross-border business restructuring with the ultimate aim to establish a fully tax transparent holding structure compliant with the de-offshorization policy of the Russian Federation and protecting the HNW’s assets.

Represented and advised a wife of a Russian, English and the US HNWI, the owner of the media company in the USA

in complex divorce proceedings and proceedings on separation of the property (including separation of obligations under the loan agreements). The proceedings were running simultaneously in Russia and the UK.

Structured the inheritance process of a Russian high-net-worth businessman

and drafted wills, in respect of his business assets and other property, in favour of the partners and the members of the client’s family.

Advised a private investor

on a potential acquisition of historical property, located in France, consulted on various options for structuring the transaction and potential risks related to the purchase.

Conducted an audit of the UHNWI family’s

compliance status from the perspective of Russian tax and currency control regulations (totaling more than 70 personal accounts for all family members in more than 10 banks and participation in 20 controlled foreign companies and structures).

Analyzed possible regulatory risks both for a leading sustainable private bank and its client

a Russian citizen but non-resident, covering several spheres of Russian law including corporate, capital markets and tax.

Advised a client, a Russian resident and a crypto currency fund investor

on the main risks arising out of participation in a cryptocurrency fund established in offshore jurisdiction and involving investments into the cryptocurrencies and tokens (including pre-ICO’s) of technology companies.

Advised a wealthy business person

who owns an offshore company holding UK real estate, on the restructuring of the ownership structure and transferring real estate into direct possession, without tax consequences either in Russia and UK, the so-called “tax-free liquidation” mechanism.

Prepared an opinion letter with respect to the inheritance of assets

owned by the deceased, by his surviving wife and three minor children. Neither the deceased, nor his family had Russian citizenship and none of them were tax residents in Russia. The assets of the deceased were located in several countries, with real estate in Russia and several other locations.

Advised a client, a Russian citizen residing in the UK

regarding enforceability in Russia of the settlement agreement between the spouses drafted by English lawyers. The subject of the agreement was division the property between spouses, financial maintenance of the client and the children, estate planning issues if any parties dies before execution of obligations / realization of rights and some non-proprietary matters.

Prepared the memorandum for the married client, being a resident of the United Kingdom

who owns real estate objects all over the world, and structured his estate, including by establishing trusts. The memorandum concerns the impact of Russian law on the inheritance of real estate in Russia, discretionary trust structures established outside Russia, holding real estate outside of Russia and relevant tax issues.

Advised an international service provider

as trustee of the structure settled by a Russian tax resident a long time ago, on the matter connected with the special regulations on the tax incentives applicable to the proceeds received from the trust.

Rankings and Awards

ALRUD Law Firm experts have confirmed their leading positions in the Chambers HNW ranking.

On July 22, 2021, international ranking agency Chambers & Partners published the results of Chambers High Net Worth research. The rating evaluate...

ALRUD experts have confirmed their leading positions in the Best Lawyers ranking

Best Lawyers, one of the most authoritative international legal ratings, has just published the results of the Russian legal market 2022 study. Its ra...

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 ra...

ALRUD took leading position in the Legal 500 EMEA 2020 rating

On April 15, Legal 500, one of the most influential international legal ratings, published the results of its regular analysis. In total, ALRUD Law Fi...

ALRUD confirms its leading position in Chambers HNW 2019 ranking

The Chambers High Net Worth Team has published its rating of law firms and consultants in the field of private capital management. ALRUD confidently c...

ALRUD - Law Firm of the year 2019 in Russia

For a fourth consecutive year the international ranking Who’s Who Legal recognizes ALRUD Law Firm as Russian Law Firm of the Year. Since 1996 every y...

ALRUD took leading position in the Legal 500 EMEA 2019 rating

On April 10, Legal 500, one of the most influential international legal ratings, published the results of its regular analysis. Annually, the agency a...

ALRUD remains being the leading Russian law firm in Chambers HNW 2018 rating

On July 19th International ranking agency Chambers & Partners presented in New York the results of Chambers HNW research. The guide rates professi...

ALRUD Senior Partner in The Private Client Global Elite 2018 rating

ALRUD Senior Partner Maxim Alekseyev has been listed again in The Private Client Global Elite 2018 rating. The research has been held by Legal Week ma...

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