Alrud has a highly regarded competition practice, with a total of 12 lawyers working on antitrust matters. Senior partner and Who’s Who Legal nominee Vassily Rudomino leads the practice, which he says has been “significantly strengthened” in recent years.
He is a co-founder and a head of the partnership council for competition support in the CIS countries. Partner Alexander Zharskiy focuses on competition in the banking and finance markets. Both are members of FAS expert competition councils, including in the financial services, oil and retail markets.
Over the past year, the firm says it has strengthened the competition practice through promotions and other developments. Associate Anna Numerova finished her LLM programme at Georgetown University and was selected as the Russian representative for the International Committee of the American Bar Association’s antitrust section. Elena Kazak was promoted to attorney last November, and lawyer German Zakharov joined the team in early in 2010 from the FAS’s cartel department.
The Alrud competition lawyers have had another impressive year of casework - especially in merger control, where the firm advised on multiple high-profile deals. The team advised SC Johnson & Son on its purchase of the insecticides business of Sara Lee; Reckitt Benckiser on the purchase of Russia’s Medcom; Marfrig Alimentos on its international purchase of Keystone Foods; and Coty Germany on its takeover of Kalina International’s cosmetics business, among many others. The firm has been deeply involved in behavioural and advisory work as well. The firm advised LG Electronics and Lego on their respective marketing and distribution policies last year, while advising American Express on payment systems and a pharmacy chain on calculating its market share, among other matters.
ALRUD is a leading Russian law firm with the highly ranked Competition practice which offers a full range of legal services in the field of Russian competition law and foreign investment law in key strategic areas.
ALRUD Antitrust team comprises highly qualified experts, advising clients on implementation of both international and domestic projects. ALRUD Competition/Antitrust team is one of the largest on the Russian market and consists of professionals with extensive experience in this area, as well as in various sectors of the economy. Our in-depth knowledge of local competition practice and wide net of contacts around the world are the core factors determining our clients’ success in complex multi-jurisdictional projects.
ALRUD Partners and Associates are members of the Non-commercial Partnership “Competition Support Association” – the association which bands together leading legal consultants and corporate counsels to maintain and promote active cooperation of businesses with the state antitrust authorities of the Russian Federation. ALRUD Senior Partner Vassily Rudomino is a member of the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS Russia) Expert Council for developing of the competition in the retail business. He is also the Head of Non-commercial Partnership “Competition Support Association in the CIS”, which consolidates leading practicing antitrust lawyers from the CIS countries, associate Anna Numerova is a member of FAS Russia Expert Council for advertisement. Active contribution to these public organizations allows our Competition / Antitrust team keep the ear on the ground and create for our clients comprehensive and innovative solutions.
Vassily Rudomino, Senior Partner