Alrud has announced that German Zakharov has been promoted to Partner. Zakharov is a member of the firm's Competition/Antitrust and White Collar Crime, Compliance, and Internal Investigations practices.
According to Alrud, Zakharov "is a recommended expert in the antitrust regulation area, and supports clients on a wide range of antitrust issues: coordination of merger control transactions with Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation (FAS Russia), cartel investigations, advising on distributorship agreements, and analyzing compliance of commercial agreements with antitrust requirements." He also "represents companies during dawn raids performed by FAS Russia and its territorial subdivisions, and also represents clients before the court."
In addition, according to Alrud, as a member of the White Collar Crime, Compliance, and Internal Investigations practice, Zakharov "renders legal support to companies regarding compliance with applicable criminal and antitrust legislation, and assists in drafting and implementing internal policies and compliance procedures."
Before joining Alrud in 2010, Zakharov worked in the Central Directorate of Russia's Federal Antimonopoly Service, where he participated in examinations of applications and notifications, drafted changes to antitrust and industry legislation, examined cases of antitrust legislation breaches, and investigated the activities of business entities in various industries.
Zakharov graduated with honors from the Law Faculty of M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, and completed the Economics in Competition Law and EU Competition Law programs at King’s College London.