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ALRUD Law Firm

Alexander Zharskiy, Ph. D.

Alexander Zharskiy, Ph. D.



  • Banking & Finance
  • Corporate Law
  • Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure
  • Equity Capital & Debt Markets

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Banking & Finance
WSG Regional Council
Past Member
DealMaker Group
WSG in Europe Group
WSG Main Group
Banking & Finance Group
Energy Group
Mergers & Acquisitions Group
Restructuring & Insolvency Group
WSG Coronavirus Task Force Group
Alexander Zharskiy is ALRUD Partner, he heads Corporate and M&A Practice and co-heads Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Industry Group. Alexander leads the firm's corporate, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and private equity work. He has more than 20-years experience in in-bound and cross-border transaction in a variety of sectors, including agribusiness, retail, financial sector, telecommunication, media and technology, pharmaceuticals, natural resources and real estate.

Alexander is an officer of the IBA “Corporate and M&A Law” committee, he regularly speaks on corporate /M&A topics at Russian and international conferences.

Alexander holds a J.D. degree as well as an LLM degree from University of Manchester. Alexander started his legal career in 1998, joined ALRUD in 2004 and has been a partner since 2007. He is constantly recommended as a leading legal advisor on Corporate and M&A matters by Chambers Europe and Global, Legal 500, IFLR 1000, Who's Who Legal, Best Lawyers.

Clients praise Alexander for his professionalism, business focus and the ability to defend clients' best interests in complex matters.

"Alexander Zharskiy is very good in negotiations. He is a good manager of big teams which are working on complex tasks. We always give him wide discretion for the negotiation of our position, and he is able to propose new ideas and solutions for atypical problems". Chambers Europe


Mr. Zharskiy graduated from Belarusian State University, Minsk, Department of Law (1993-1998); after conducting post-graduate research in 2001 he earned his doctoral dissertation in juridical science (equivalent of SJD). He has got LL.M. degree with Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences in 1999, validated by the University of Manchester (UK). Alexander Zharskiy participated in a post-graduate course in International Trade and Business Law at T.M.C. Asser Institute, Asser College Europe, the Netherlands, in 2000. In 2007 he has been on a six months secondment in one of the magic circle law firms in London.
Areas of Practice

Banking & Finance | Corporate Law | Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure | Equity Capital & Debt Markets | Mergers & Acquisitions / Joint Ventures | Restructuring and Insolvency

Professional Career

Professional Associations

  • 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...

COVID-19 Impact on M&A in Russia: Trends and Transaction Specifics
ALRUD Law Firm, April 2020

Every day, the outbreak of coronavirus infection has an increasing impact on the economy, in general and various aspects of business, in particular. In this information letter, we have reflected the main trends and specifics of M&A transactions in Russia, under the conditions of restrictive measures caused by the spread of COVID-19. General trends of the M&A market in Russia under COVID-19 Transactions’ dynamic...

Practical Difficulties in Holding Annual and Extraordinary General Meetings of Shareholders and the Impact of COVID-19 Coronavirus on Corporate Governance
ALRUD Law Firm, April 2020

Spring is a busy period in terms of corporate governance. It involves the computations, confirmations and conclusions related to the results of the previous financial year, when the following decisions are needed among others: Approval of annual reports and annual financial statements; Election of a new Board of Directors; Election of an internal Auditor and/or members of internal Audit Commission; Approval of company’s external auditor...

Additional Articles

His speaking and publication activities include major Russian and foreign conferences and seminars and contributions to legal periodicals in various areas of corporate law, and other spheres of his interest.

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