“Cohesive team which is very good in different employment and labor matters. They know our industry and their advice is commercial, prompt and reliable. They solve problems and get things done.”

The Legal 500 EMEA 2021

Our team has extensive experience in advising on all aspects of labor legislation, including conducting due diligence on employment law compliance as well as making preparations for transactions and audits.

For many years in the Russian market, we have managed to build a reputation of deploying specialists who are able to identify and achieve the necessary outcomes and results in the most complicated labor disputes, including disputes with top managers as well as those involving the mass dismissal of employees, labor conflicts, industrial accidents and other complex situations.

We give useful and practical advice to solve assignments of the highest difficulty:

  • Assisting with all labor aspects in purchasing or selling businesses as well as with the implementation of corporate restructuring projects
  • Ensuring multi-jurisdictional compliance, including the implementation of global group policies in the structure of regulations of local companies
  • Providing legal support during inspections conducted by regulatory authorities
  • Representing clients’ interests in labor disputes on various issues and in the pre-trial settlement of disputes
  • Comprehensive support for staff restructuring, including downsizing: planning, drafting documentation and developing a strategy for negotiations with employees and unions
  • Conducting investigations connected with the unethical actions of employees, including top management
  • Conducting negotiations and consultations with trade unions
  • Supporting throughout recruitment, bonus as well as compensatory payment, dismissal and disciplinary procedures
  • Advising on various issues related to COVID-19 and its impact on the activities of companies, as well as advising on the restructuring of business processes
  • Assisting companies in negotiations with top management on employment and termination agreements
  • Analyzing IP-related issues in employment relations
  • Providing daily support on labor issues arising in the daily activities of an employer
  • Drafting bonus schemes and option programs for top managers
  • Advising and drafting documents on personal data protection issues
Key contacts

Mikhail Timonov

Co-Managing Partner, CEO, Head of Corporate and Commerсial


Tatiana Kandrina

Principal Associate, Attorney at law