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Head of Group, Employment and Migration Law Practice

What she specialises in

Vitalia is an expert in employment law and matters related to employment and civil law. Before joining Pepeliaev Group she worked for several leading Russian law firms and for one large international law firm. She is experienced in advising Russian and foreign companies that are industry leaders in different branches of economy, and in providing support during enforcement proceedings and litigation.

Vitalia has authored a monograph “A CEO’s work. Legal regulation”, as well numerous articles on the regulation of company directors’ work, severance payments and other challenging aspects of employment and corporate law and judicial practice. These have appeared in well-known legal publications including Pravo i Economica (Law and Economics), Kadrovik (HR expert), Trudovoe Pravo v Rossii i za Rubezhom (Employment Law in Russia and Abroad) (published by the Moscow State University), Trudovye Spory (Labour Disputes) as well as the practical collective studies Rules for Business: Lessons from Court Cases (published by Pepeliaev Group).  

Her main achievements

  • advised clients and provided assistance during procedures required to resolve conflicts arising from dismissing employees including top manager level;

  • prepared comprehensive legal opinions on challenging aspects of employment law including during a business restructuring;

  • successfully represented a major Russian insurance company in litigation with its former general director, and many others.

What they say

Vitalia Kuznetsova is recognized as a notable practitioner by the Legal 500.

“Strong track record in handling unfair dismissals, immigration and employee payment disputes as well as negotiations with trade unions” (Chambers Europe).

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