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Baker & McKenzie – CIS, Limited’s team has ‘a deep knowledge of labour law’, and ‘is able to analyse every situation from multiple points of view’. Key figures include practice head Igor Makarov and Elena Kukushkina, who is currently handling a number of conflict termination cases for UBS.

Dentons’ group ‘always provides the highest standards of support’ and has a strong track record in employment litigation. Practice head Marina Ryzhkova has ‘vast experience’ and ‘a broad picture of what is happening in labour law’.

The team at ALRUD Law Firm has ‘great industry knowledge’. Department head Irina Anyukhina advises on HR compliance, internal investigations, restructuring and trade union matters.

DLA Piper covers the full spectrum of employment matters including corporate compliance, internal investigations and redundancies. Boeing, Adobe and NetUp are key clients. Vladislav Mazur is the practice head.

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner’s ‘friendly and client-oriented team’ represented Sport-Express in redundancy-related litigation. Nadezhda Ilyushina’s expertise includes labour and immigration law, personal data protection and dismissal matters.

PwC Legal (PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal CIS B.V.)’s immigration practice is headed by Gennady Odarich, while Yana Zoloeva leads the remuneration and incentive plans department. The group advised Procter & Gamble on the relocation of foreign employees.

Julia Borozdna heads the ‘highly professional’ team at Pepeliaev Group, which ‘takes an individual approach to each client’ and ‘achieves excellent results’. Highlights included defending Ikea in employment-related disputes initiated by former employees.

At Andrey Gorodissky & Partners, practice head Marina Abramova and Kristina Timoshenko are representing NikoStroy in an employment termination dispute. The group also handles non-contentious employment matters.

CMS is handling various employment, migration and personal data issues for Boiron, Japan Airlines and Groupe PSA. Valeriy Fedoreev heads the employment, migration and sports law practice, and Christophe Huet has notable expertise in immigration matters.

Dechert Russia LLC’s ‘responsive’ team ‘knows all the relevant Russian laws’ and ‘provides solid advice for a reasonable fee’. Evgenia Korotkova heads the practice, advising on employment issues arising out of transactions and joint ventures.

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners advises Cisco Systems on various contentious and non-contentious employment matters. Calderys and Rusal are also clients. Anna Ivanova is the key practitioner.

Olga Chislova heads the department at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, which handles data protection issues, migration law, internal policy development and employment disputes. Bristol-Myers Squibb is a client.

KIAP (Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law) provides ‘practical solutions to complex scenarios’ and recently handled several redundancy exercises and unfair dismissal cases. Konstantin Astafiev heads the practice.

Noerr’s ‘extremely responsive, precise and practical’ team advises domestic and international clients on various employment law issues, including unfair dismissal and foreign investment matters. Alexander Titov is the name to note.

Sergei Kuksa is the key contact at employment boutique Personnel Law Bureau, which has a strong track record in contentious employment matters.

Squire Patton Boggs’ expertise includes handling employment contracts, staff redundancies, dismissals and major cross-border projects. Irina Golovanova heads the practice.

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