Employment and migration law

Employment and migration law

The sustainable and successful development of a business is directly dependent on an effective personnel structure and isLegal-500-leading-firm-2020.jpg impossible without employment and organisational relations being legally formalised in a competent manner. 

This is the reason why HR-related issues require special consideration and are relevant at any stage of a company’s development. Efficient legal mechanisms regulating relations between a company and its employees enable the company to mitigate existing legal risks and are key to the reliability and success of the business.

The employment and migration law practice of Pepeliaev Group is one of the strongest in Russia and is consistently ranked as one of three leading practices by the ratings of the leading international legal directories. 

We advise our clients on any issues of applying employment and migration law and offer the most effective and safest tailor-made solutions. 


Pepeliaev Group is a partner of L&E Global, an international association focusing on cross-border services in the area of employment law. L&E Global is an international alliance of law firms that provide advice to employers on employment relationships, employment law and migration law matters. At present, the association includes 25 law firms with offices on 6 continents.

Our services:

  • Advising on a wide range of general issues of employment and migration law
  • Advising on the optimisation and restructuring of personnel; developing and assisting in downsizing procedures and mass redundancy programmes
  • Providing legal support for employers in settling individual and collective employment disputes
  • Representing clients before governmental authorities
  • Advising on all issues entailed in regularising the position of foreign employees in Russia.


We have successfully defended our client in a dispute with a conflicted employee
The Head of Pepeliaev Group’s Employment and Migration Law Practice Group, Vitalia Kuznetsova, has defended a client in a dispute with a conflicted employee (a sales representative) who was dismissed for a number of disciplinary sanctions. 
Successfully implementing a project involving the dismissal of a group of employees of a large retail chain
Pepeliaev Group's lawyers successfully provided support in the framework of a project involving the dismissal of a group of employees of a major retail chain operating in Russia.
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