What the team is known for
ALRUD has cultivated a strong reputation as a leading independent practice capable of advising on the international stage. A member of the World Services Group, the firm is held in particularly high regard for its effective cooperation with international firms, and for the guidance it provides to overseas clients with interests in the Russian market. The team is also capable of playing a coordinating role on cross-border mandates, advising Russian or international entities on matters relating to neighbouring jurisdictions, particularly in the CIS region.
International clients are well served by ALRUD's full-service model and high-performing teams across a number of areas of law. Transactionally, the firm is a particularly active presence on inbound M&A and financing deals. A fully resourced employment group is able to serve multinationals on a broad array of matters, which is also supported by a disputes team capable of representing overseas clients in contentious proceedings involving Russia.
A client comments: "ALRUD's knowledge and experience make it one of the leading teams on the market; well-coordinated work within the large team allows quick reactions to clients' needs. As a full-service law firm, ALRUD is also able to compose a team from multiple departments that allows support on complex projects." The client continues: "The partners have excellent knowledge in Russian and English law, understanding the specific needs of the client and helping execute deals. They are very pragmatic and very commercial, always striving to give efficient advice and reach a solution, with impressive negotiation skills and diverse experience in M&A deals."
Another interviewee praises the team for its work on "a complicated international M&A involving many different parties," stating that the team are "very professional, hard-working." The source adds: "I think they have done a great job, I am very satisfied."