Alrud has a highly regarded competition practice, with a total of 13 lawyers working on antitrust matters. Senior partner and Who’s Who Legal nominee Vassily Rudomino leads the practice, which he says has gained recognition and maturity in recent years. He is a co-founder and head of the partnership council for competition support in the CIS countries, while partner Alexander Zharsky 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.
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 acted for leading dairy Lactalis in two major acquisitions, advised Fiat on increasing its stake in Chrysler, represented agricultural processor Olam on its acquisition of a cargo terminal, and coordinated the merger of MPC Industries and Ferrostaal. Alrud’s other clients include Sun Chemical Group, Schneider Electric, SABMiller, Egger, Skype and Samsung.
ALRUD is a leading independent Russian law firm with a highly ranked Antitrust practice which offers a full range of legal services in the field of Russian Competition Law.
ALRUD Antitrust team, being one of the largest in the Russian market, comprises highly qualified experts advising clients on implementation of both multi-jurisdictional and domestic projects.
In 2012 ALRUD Antitrust team participated in several remarkable projects in different areas of the competition regulation. ALRUD experts represented Vimpelcom OJSC in the investigation of the alleged collusive behavior on iphone market – the first high profile case under the amended cartel legislation. In competition litigation ALRUD team created a precedent, which practically overruled the previous practice formed by the competition authority and the state courts in the sphere of the state aid provision. Recently we have been involved in merger control projects with such companies like SUN CHEMICAL GROUP, OLAM INTERNATIONAL LIMITED, OTTO GROUP, SOTHEBY'S INC.
ALRUD took active participation in preparation of the latest amendments to the Russian Competition Law and the competition authority guidelines within the framework of the Non-Commercial Partnership “Competition Support Association” activity in Russia. ALRUD Senior Partner Vassily Rudomino also holds the position of the Chairman of the Board Committee of the Non-Commercial Partnership “Competition Support Association in the CIS Countries”. Active contribution to these public organizations allows the firm’s experts to be always aware of the latest tendencies in the competition regulation in various sectors and provide clients with comprehensive and innovative services.
Vassily Rudomino, Senior Partner