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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

WSG Practice Industries


WSG Leadership

Banking & Finance
WSG Regional Council
Past Member
DealMaker Group
Banking & Finance Group
Energy Group
Mergers & Acquisitions Group
Restructuring & Insolvency 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

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...

Alrud Real Estate Practice Specialists Prepared an Article for IBA Newsletter: "Don't be Trapped in Lease Agreements"
ALRUD Law Firm, March 2017

ALRUD Real Estate practice Specialists, Andrey Zharskiy, ALRUD Partner, Stanislav Veselov, ALRUD Senior Associate, Galina Kulikova and Ksenia Bondarenko, ALRUD Attorneys, prepared an Article for the Newsletter of the Real Estate Section of the International Bar Association Legal Practice Division. The article, “Don’t be Trapped in Lease Agreements” covers main pitfalls that tenants in Russia may face while terminating a commercial real estate lease agreement...

Russian Arbitration Law Reform
ALRUD Law Firm, February 2017

Russia has significantly revised its arbitration laws by adopting two Federal Laws (hereinafter referred to as “Arbitration Laws”)1, which came into effect on September 01, 2016. The main aim of the arbitration reform in Russia was elimination of so-called “pocket” arbitration institutions and improvement of overall quality of arbitration process in Russia...

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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