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Marina Ryzhkova is a partner in Dentons’ Moscow office and the Head of the Russian Employment Practice. She specializes in labor law and in the last 18 years has established a successful labor law/employment practice in Russia. She has experience of advising clients on all the complexities of Russian employment law, including for newly-opened branches and representative offices of foreign companies and subsidiaries, problematic individual dismissals and mass lay-offs, State Labor Inspectorate and Prosecutor’s office issues, and representing employers in labor litigation. She is experienced in the successful resolution of all kinds of employment issues arising in connection with employer restructuring or ceasing activities and subsequently going into liquidation.

Marina is a regular speaker at human resources and labor law conferences in Russia. She is also the author of numerous labor law publications in major Russian periodicals.



Partner and Head of the Russian Employment Practice – Dentons (formerly Salans), Moscow (2008 to date); Of Counsel – Salans, Moscow (2006-2007); Senior Associate – Salans, Moscow (2002-2005); Associate – Salans, Moscow (2000-2002); Legal Assistant – Salans, Moscow (1994-2000)


Russian, English.


Moscow State University (Law Degree, with honours, 2000).

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The employment and labour offering at Dentons is known particularly for its proficiency in handling complex disputes, but the team also excels in non-contentious matters, including post-M&A issues, employment contracts, and employee work permits and visas. Marina Ryzhkova leads the team from Moscow, where she is supported by senior associate Natalia Panteleeva. St Petersburg-based Evgenia Teterevkova is also a key figure; she is frequently instructed by both Russian and and international companies to assist with union matters, redundancies, corporate compliance issues, occupational health and safety, and drafting of internal policies.