GCR 100 - 15th Edition


04 December 2014


Alrud is again the preeminent competition practice in Moscow. Who’s Who Legal: Competition nominee Vassily Rudomino leads the team, along with senior partner Maxim Alekseyev. Rudomino is also a member of the FAS’s Competition Support Association. Another two corporate specialists work with the pair, overseeing the firm’s merger control and transactional work.

Alrud represented clients in the first international cartel cases in Russia, including Nippon Yusen Kaisha, a global shipping company that was the subject of several FAS dawn raids. In other behavioural work, Alrud successfully represented Biotec in an abuse of dominance case against Teva Pharmaceuticals, the only supplier to Russia of multiple sclerosis drug Copaxon.

On the merger side, the firm assisted biotechnology company Thermo Fisher Scientific in obtaining Russian clearance for its acquisition of Life Technologies Corporation without any remedies. Antitrust agencies worldwide cooperated closely on the proposed transaction, and Alrud represented Thermo Fisher to the FAS, which approved the deal within the Phase I period. The firm also advised SC Johnson & Son on its acquisition of the Melvo Group, again clearing the merger without any remedies imposed by the FAS. In the meantime, Alrud continues to attract new clients, including Hasbro, Tetra Pak, Kia and Bayer.

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