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ALRUD Law Firm

Maxim Alekseyev

Maxim Alekseyev

Senior Partner


  • Commercial Law
  • Private Clients
  • Tax

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Group Leader
Maxim Alekseyev is a co-founder and Senior Partner of ALRUD, head of ALRUD Private Clients and Tax practices.

Maxim specialises in advising corporate and private clients on international trading matters, regulatory and economic developments, domestic and international tax planning, strategic M&A, onshore and offshore business structures, risk management, good governance, contentious investigations and dispute resolution. He leads projects in Russia and overseas involving both domestic and international clients.

In his corporate practice, Maxim has extensive experience in advising on major cross-border and domestic transactions across a wide range of sectors including the oil and gas, manufacturing, food, retail, wholesale, media and communications industries.

In his private client practice, Maxim specialises in helping high net-worth individuals and family offices to manage their business interests, asset collections and family relations. He is acknowledged for his expertise in estate planning and administration, personal taxation, onshore and offshore structures, private banking and wealth management, family business governance, succession planning and risk mitigation.

Maxim has a particular focus on advising clients in Asia as head of ALRUD’s practice in that region.

Maxim is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA), the American Bar Association (ABA), the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). He is an author of numerous publications including the Russian chapters for Thomson Reuters’ Private Client Tax and Art Collecting legal handbooks, and STEP’s Family Office and Private Client guides.

Maxim is a graduate of Moscow’s State University of International Relations. In common with ALRUD’s multi-lingual approach, he provides legal advice in English and Russian.

Bar Admissions

Maxim Alekseyev is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA), the American Bar Association (ABA).


Maxim Alekseyev, senior partner, graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
Areas of Practice

Commercial Law | Private Clients | Tax

Professional Career

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
    IPBA (Inter-Pacific Bar Association)
    STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitione)

Personal Foundations in Russia
ALRUD Law Firm, July 2021

On July 1st 2021, the Russian President signed a draft law on amendments to the Russian Civil Code, establishing the possi-bility of creation of a new type of non-commercial organization - a personal foundation- from March 1st 2022.Purposes of using personal foundationsThe personal foundation will become a new asset planning instrument, after the detailed legislation comes into force...

The New Era of Taxation for the IT Industry
ALRUD Law Firm, September 2020

To create the most favorable environment for the intensive development of the IT industry and pooling resources for the new projects, the Russian Government has adopted a Law introducing a number of changes and tax incentives for the IT and Technology Companies. It will be effective starting from January 1st, 2021. Below, we provide our consolidated analysis of the new rules and recommendations on steps to be taken to prepare for the forthcoming changes...

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...

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