Employment law

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"We are happy with the quality and speed of answers. They always offer a few options of creative solutions and describe the specific risks of each one."

“Senior associate Anna Ivanova (Moscow) “has experience in dealing with disputes concerning collective agreements, including with trade unions". “Ivanova also advises on daily labour and migration issues.”



Anna Ivanova (Moscow) and Elena Agaeva (St. Petersburg) are recommended.

“Best known for contentious employment mandates, with a strong track record in court proceedings. Also supports clients with non-contentious employment and compliance issues. Migration practice focuses on the structuring of immigration for foreign companies working in Russia.”

"The case we instructed the firm on was very difficult and the lawyers performed at a very high level."

Practice head Anna Ivanova (Moscow) is a well-recognised litigator in the area of employment. According to peers she is “very oriented to achieving the client's targets,” and clients add: “She speaks very honestly and with perspective, and is really able to defend our interests in court.”

The firm’s “employment group dedicates a substantial amount of time to contentious and transactional matters, but it is also sought for day-to-day and regulatory issue advice.”

“One of the strongest employment practices in Moscow.”

“Practice head [in Moscow] Anna Ivanova rejoins the rankings following recommendations for her “perfect knowledge of labour legislation, and ability to work very quickly.”

“Russia’s legal market is dominated by large international law firms, although home-grown law firm EPAM is notable for its size and prestige, and recently enhanced its status regionally by absorbing the well-regarded Ukrainian firm, Magisters.”

“Anna Ivanova joined EPAM.”
“Clients agree that "it is worth paying the higher fees for the international standards that the firm upholds, together with its multi-jurisdictional deal-making capacity".

“Minsk-based "compact but expanding" team offers a full range of core commercial law expertise, with well regarded tax and labour law advice on the side.”