Anton Rudnev

Director, KPMG Law, North-West Regional Center

KPMG in the CIS

Anton joined KPMG in 2014. Since 2013 he has been teaching at the SPbSU Faculty of Law. Anton has more than eight years of experience in legal consulting. Prior to joining KPMG, he worked as a lawyer at Russia's largest law firm. In 2013 Anton was awarded the diploma of the St. Petersburg Bar Association for a successful career start.

Anton specializes in business restructuring (corporate reorganizations, management optimization in groups of companies), contractual law issues (structuring of contractual relations, expert analysis of agreements and assessment of contract risks), regulation of foreign trade activity, currency legislation and anti-money laundering legislation (AML). Anton's project experience also includes M & A transaction support and due diligence of companies (LDD) in various industries (hotel business, financial sector, airport operations, medicine).

Anton is the author of more than 10 publications on the issues of contract, currency,  and intellectual property law as well as on real estate,  and a co-author of the Russian edition of the Draft Common Frame of Reference.

Anton’s projects, inter alia, includes:

  • Legal support for a corporate restructuring of a leading Russian developer, including development of a concept of restructuring, planning, supervision over implementation (2020-2021)
  • Advising a major Russian retailer on the corporate integration of a group of companies specializing in the distribution of pharmaceutical products: development of a strategy, restructuring plan and legal support at the implementation stage (2018)
  • Legal support for an investment project on integrated development of the territory: development of the transaction model, drafting corporate transaction documents and investment contract (2019)
  • Advising a major Russian oil company on legal aspects of financing foreign exploration projects: development of standard contract documentation on exploration loans, amendments of the company's internal policies in the context of the requirements of Russian currency control legislation (2019)


In the Media

Comments for RBC PRO on the amendments to Russian tax legislation introduced in Q2 2021.

Comments for RBC PRO on compliance procedures.

Comments  for TASS on the law on liberalising currency controls.

Comments for Vedomosti on a draft law proposing the abolition of certain requirements related to the repatriation of hard currency earnings.

Comments for Vedomosti on ways to identify currency law violations.

An article for on guidelines for Russian citizens on buying overseas property.

An article for on taxes in Russia for the owners of real estate abroad.

Comments for Kommersant on the repatriation of foreign currency proceeds.

An article for Legal Work in Credit Organisations on Civil Code changes related to financial deals.

An article for the magazine International Banking Operations on foreign exchange controls over fund repatriations subject to changes to contracts.

An article for the Legal work in a credit institution on changes in the Civil Code of the Russian Federation in terms of financial transactions.

An article for the Bulletin of Economic Justice on compensation for losses in the updated Civil Code of the Russian Federation.

Areas of expertise
  • Legal services; M&A; restructuring and reorganization, corporate governance; contractual law; foreign economic activity; currency legislation; AML.