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Maxim Alekseyev

Senior Partner  |  ALRUD Law Firm

Russian Federation


Structuring and restructuring of personal and family assets
Asset protection
Tax issues


What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

One of the top things that we are doing for clients in 2020 are health checks - how well are assets protected both from the personal and family standpoint. We then conduct risk management by stress testing them for the future.

How did you get into private client?

At the end of the 1990’s, the firm was working with lots of corporate clients on the M&A side. We moved from structuring those transactions, to being asked to support the same clients in the structuring of their private wealth. The private client practice officially started at the end of 2003, growing from three to eight partners since.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

You may be asked any question at any time by your individual client. Prepare to be a universal and complex adviser able to guide your client in the right direction.

What is your favourite quote?

"The best way to predict your future is to create it." Abraham Lincoln.
"The future depends on what we do in the present." Mahatma Gandhi.

Do you have any outside interests or hobbies?

I am a collector of porcelain soldiers related to the Napoleon era, especially the Waterloo Battle.

When the restaurants reopen, where would you like to go?

Café Pushkin in Moscow. Very typical Russian cuisine of the late 19th century, with a good injection of French cooking.