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Maxim Alekseyev

Maxim Alekseyev

Senior Partner

ALRUD Law Firm

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Maxim Alekseyev is a co-founder and Senior Partner of ALRUD, head of ALRUD Private client and Tax practices. He graduated from the Moscow State University of International Relations.
Maxim is an expert in foreign economic and business activity, investments, corporate and commercial issues. Maxim Alekseyev leads projects dealing both with Russian and foreign partners within the territory of Russia and abroad. In his private client practice, Maxim Alekseyev has extensive experience in advising high wealth individuals on various types of issues to help them manage and secure their assets, business and family relations. He advises clients on different aspects of estate planning and administration, personal wealth management, as well as family business governance, risk management in respect of assets protection. Maxim is also highly recognized in domestic and international taxation projects, including resolution of tax disputes. Maxim Alekseyev is acknowledged as a leading Russian expert focusing on private wealth planning, succession, on-shore and off-shore structures, private banking and individual taxation.
Maxim is an author of numerous publications, including Russian chapters for Thomson Reuters' Private Client Tax and Art Collecting Legal Handbook editions, STEP - Family Office and Getting the Deal Through - Private Client.
Maxim Alekseyev 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 also a frequent speaker at foreign and domestic conferences and seminars.


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
Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Best Lawyers, 2017 recommends Maxim Alekseyev for Corporate law and M&A
Recommended in Band 1 by Chambers High Net Worth Guide, 2017
Russia’s Best Lawyers 2013 edition recommends Maxim Alekseyev as one of the best lawyers in the field of Mergers and Acquisitions
Maxim Alekseyev is recommended by The European Legal Experts 2013 for Corporate and M&A law and Tax
Who’s Who Legal, 2013 recommends Maxim Alekseyev for Corporate Tax
PLC Which Lawyer 2012 recommends Maxim Alekseyev as an expert in tax practice in Russia
Tax Directors Handbook appreciates Maxim Alekseyev as “highly regarded senior partner”

Professional Associations

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

Position of Russian Federal Tax Authorities in respect of currency control regulation
ALRUD Law Firm, August 2017

Position of Russian Federal Tax Authorities in respect of currency control regulation August 29, 2017 Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, This is to inform you that Federal Tax Authority of the Russian Federation published the Letter no. 3-H-3-17/[email protected] dated July 16, 2017, in respect of the position regarding legitimacy of transactions of Russian residents on their foreign bank accounts which were not declared to the local tax authorities (the “Letter”)...

The concept of unjustified tax benefit is formalized in the Russian Tax Code
ALRUD Law Firm, August 2017

The concept of unjustified tax benefit is formalized in the Russian Tax Code August 03, 2017 Dear Sirsand Mesdames, We would like to inform you that the Federal Law No. 163-FZ dated July 18, 2017 (the “Law”) introduced amendments to the Russian tax legislation, codifying the concept of unjustified tax benefit, which was previously described by the Supreme Arbitration Court in 2006. The new Article 54...

Newsletter: Tax on the Division of Matrimonial Property in Case of Divorce
ALRUD Law Firm, May 2017

  Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, We would like to inform you that the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation issued a clarification dated March 02, 2017 regarding taxation on the division of matrimonial property after the divorce of the spouses...

Additional Articles

In December 2016 prepared a chapter for the 5th edition of the book “The Private Wealth & Private Client Review” published by Law Business Research.
In November 2016 prepared an article for Trusts&Estates journal “Family Offices in Russia”.
In September 2016 prepared a chapter about Russia for the book “The Art Collecting Legal Handbook”, published by Thomson Reuters.

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