Siberian Coal counsel quits for Rusal

United Company Rusal, the world’s largest aluminium producer, has snared BP’s former Russian general counsel to head its legal team.

Kirill Alexandrov joins Rusal as managing director for legal affairs from Siberian Coal Energy Company.

The hire comes at a crucial time for Rusal’s legal team – it lost key capital markets lawyer Max Goldman last June.

Alexandrov will oversee corporate transactions, partnership projects and fundraising, as well as the updating of Rusal’s corporate governance system.