Private Clients

Private Clients

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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.

Represented and advised the spouse, a Russian national, the owner of significant assets in Russia and abroad,

in cross-border divorce and property division proceedings which took place in Russia and Spain.

As part of Irish-Russian inheritance proceedings advised an international investment company

on aspects of Russian law in relation to the status, recognition and enforcement of an investment life insurance contract and additional documents nominating a beneficiary.

Advised a Russian businessman

with the establishment of a new holding structure for private equity investments and the development of profit generating projects located worldwide (including Luxembourg, UK, Switzerland, Turkey, Cayman Islands).

Elaborated estate planning and wealth management for the Russian HNWI’s investment portfolio

in a foreign bank with use of a trust, provided the client with a full package of documentation on creation of the trust and analysed related tax issues.

Consulted a Russian businessman,

who was going to buy a valuable painting in the UK and transfer it to Russia, for personal use. The advice included customs, tax and other legal aspects of entry-exit of objects d'art to/from the territory of the Russian Federation.

Appointed by the High Court of England and Wales (Family Division, UK),

acted as joint and single expert on complex issues of Russian matrimonial and procedural legislation, in a dispute between former spouses, Russian citizens, permanently residing in the UK.

Advised one of the largest charity organizations

on the requirements of Russian anti-money laundering legislation applicable to charities, including the PEP (politically exposed person) identification, possible sanctions risks, and verification of the auditor's findings regarding the organization's comprehensive compliance system.

In the frame of a new service “Health-Check”,

the team elaborated the complex strategy of wealth management that considered the clients’ family and business situation. The client and the spouse jointly owned a wide network of business assets in Russia, as well as significant personal property. As a result, the client received a profile with a detailed analysis of the documents confirming property title, description of potential risks, and instruments of their mitigation, in the course of family and estate planning.

Advised a Russian UHNW,

whose wealth included assets in 4 jurisdictions, regarding estate planning strategy with use of the Russian and foreign succession instruments, provided the client with the consolidated analysis of the situation considering requirements and possible risks in each jurisdiction.

Advised a Russian HNWI family

with respect to the holding structure for investment portfolio and residential/commercial real estate in a number of countries. The team analyzed several holding options, considering tax and estate planning practical aspects.

Advised a Russian and Cypriot HNW residing in Spain

re. parental rights in relation to her child to be born in Spain. The child’s father was not married to the client. ALRUD provided the client with the required complex advice, considering parental and immigration legal issues under the laws of 3 jurisdictions.

Supported a HNW individual

during reorganization of the old holding structure of his personal assets, historically diversified between jurisdictions and various special vehicles, as a part of the wealth planning and inheritance strategy

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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