German Zakharov

German Zakharov



  • Competition / Antitrust
  • Healthcare and Pharmaceutical
  • White-Collar Crime, Compliance and Internal Investigations

WSG Practice Industries


ALRUD Law Firm

WSG Leadership

Antitrust Group
IBA Group
Life Sciences Group
White Collar Crime Group
erman Zakharov, Partner, is a member at Competition/Antitrust and White collar crime, Compliance and Investigations practices.

German is a recommended expert in the antitrust regulation area, and supports clients on a wide range of antitrust issues: coordination of merger control transactions with Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation (FAS Russia), cartel investigations, advising on distributorship agreements, and analyzing compliance of commercial agreements with antitrust requirements. German represents companies during dawn raids performed by FAS Russia and its territorial subdivisions, and also represents clients before the court.

As a member of the White collar crime, Compliance and Investigations practice German renders legal support to companies regarding compliance with applicable criminal and antitrust legislation, and assists in drafting and implementing internal policies and compliance procedures.

German works with international and Russian companies from different industries, including healthcare, energy and natural resources, media and communication, information technologies, FMCG and retail.

German joined ALRUD in May 2010 as an attorney. Before joining ALRUD, German worked in the Central directorate of the Federal Antimonopoly Service, participating in examining applications and notifications, drafting changes to antitrust and industry legislation, examining cases of antitrust legislation breaches, and investigating activity of business entities in various industries.

German graduated with honors from the Law faculty of M.V.Lomonosov Moscow State University, and completed “Economics in Competition Law” and “EU Competition Law” programs in King’s College London.

German is a member of Competition experts association, member of FAS Russia Expert Council for supporting small and medium businesses, and the executive director and member of the Board of Eurasian Antimonopoly Association. He also is a Member of the American Bar Association and the International Bar Association.

Bar Admissions

Russian Federation


Moscow State University, Law Faculty, (2008 diploma with honours)
King's College London University (2012)
Areas of Practice

Competition / Antitrust | Healthcare and Pharmaceutical | White-Collar Crime, Compliance and Internal Investigations

Professional Career

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • International Bar Association

Legal Checklist: How to Make your Business Sustainable in the Face of New Challenges
ALRUD Law Firm, July 2020

The current crisis has challenged the strength of all companies. It has forced businesses to quickly address new issues that often were outside their agenda earlier. During this period, most of businesses have managed to temporarily adapt, or radically change their processes and strategies; establish a flawless remote operation; transform the pattern of cooperation with counterparties and partners; reallocate resources and learn to communicate with their employees under crisis...

Changes in legislation on foreign investments in strategic companies of the Russian Federation
ALRUD Law Firm, September 2017

September 22, 2017 Dear Madam or Sir, We hereby inform you that recently Federal Law dated 01.07.2017 No. 155-FZ (“155-FZ”) and Federal Law dated 18.07.2017 No. 165-FZ (“165-FZ”) have been adopted and became effective, introducing significant amendments to Federal Law dated 29.04.2008 No...

FAS Russia Proposed to Exempt from Inspections such Companies that have Effective Antimonopoly Compliance Systems
ALRUD Law Firm, April 2017

  Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, We would like to inform you that the Federal Antimonopoly Service (hereinafter - "FAS Russia") proposes to exempt from inspections such companies that have effective antimonopoly compliance systems. FAS Russia also intends to implement a risk-oriented approach and develops criteria for the companies to be included in the list of scheduled inspections. According to the Deputy Head of FAS Russia Mr...