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ALRUD Law Firm
125040 MOSCOW
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Labour & Employment, Data Protection & Cybersecurity


Irina Anyukhina is an ALRUD Law Firm partner heading Labour and Employment practice. She specialises in advising international and Russian companies on international and cross-border workplace issues, reductions and restructurings, senior executives and expatriate issues, compensation and benefits. Irina leads cross-border and internal investigations of employees’ misconduct, the projects connected with Data Protection issues, Advertising and Marketing. Clients praise Irina for her business-oriented approach, outstanding communication skills, thoughtfulness and ability to clearly enunciate the core of the matter.


2002 to date – ALRUD Law Firm, Partner since 2007; prior to joining ALRUD – RusOTIS JV; Dr. Eckstein & Partners LLC; InSpace Consulting (Russia) LLC. Irina Anyukhina participates in Russian and international professional events and publishes articles on crucial labour and employment, IP and commercial issues. Irina coordinates cooperation with Ius Laboris, the largest international alliance of Labour law professionals. She regularly speaks at international conferences.


English, Russian.


International Bar Association, American Bar Association, Ius Laboris


International Commercial Law Department of the International Law Faculty, Moscow State Institute of International Relations under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, 1994.

Lawyer Rankings

Russia > Employment

(Leading individuals)

Irina AnyukhinaALRUD Law Firm

The team at ALRUD Law Firm handles the full gamut of labour and cross-border mobility matters for global companies running operations throughout Russia and major domestic corporate clients who are active internationally. Practice head Irina Anyukhina has particular expertise in M&A-related restructurings and complex HR compliance issues. Of counsel Olga Pimanova regularly advises on employee remuneration and incentive programmes, and senior associate Margarita Egiazarova is the key contact for every stage of the labour litigation process, from out-of-court conflict settlement to the representation of clients in the highest courts. Of counsel Anastasia Petrova leverages her cybersecurity expertise to assist with data protection issues and digital HR projects.

Russia > White-collar crime

ALRUD Law Firm‘s offering brings together well-regarded practitioners with experience in regulatory enforcement, private and government investigations, fraud, anti-corruption and corporate crime defence to form a multidisciplinary practice. Major corporate clients and key individuals frequently instruct the team to handle the most complex and high-value mandates. Magomed Gasanov leads the group, which also includes Vassily Rudomino, who focuses on bribery and corruption cases, as well as assisting with preventative compliance work in these areas; employee and corporate fraud expert Irina Anyukhina; dispute resolution practice head Sergey PetrachkovGerman Zakharov, who formerly worked for the FAS; and associate Alexander Mikhailov, who acts in complex criminal cases.

Russia > TMT

A notable roster of local and global clients instructs the team of ‘highly respectable professionals with unmatched expertise in the telecoms and IT sectors‘ at ALRUD Law Firm. Recently, the firm has been paying particular attention to work focusing on cybersecurity matters, fintech issues and data protection, and the group is singled out by one client for its ‘very good understanding of technical details and background’. Maria Ostashenko‘s ‘in-depth insight into enforcement practice‘ makes her a common choice for regulatory mandates, while Anton Dzhuplin and Alexander Zharskiy are noted for their transactional experience. Irina Anyukhina‘s broad practice encompasses advertising, outsourcing and licensing matters.

Russia > Intellectual property

Transactional support, trade mark and industrial design prosecution and enforcement, portfolio maintenance, and representation of clients in disputes all make up part of the regular practice of the intellectual property team at ALRUD Law Firm. Recently, the firm has increased its proficiency in advising on matters with a nexus to IT, as exemplified by practice head Maria Ostashenko‘s expertise in issues relating to software development and resale of digital products. For advertising and marketing work, Irina Anyukhina is the name to note. Senior associate Ilya Khodakov is also recommended.