Employment

Our employment practice team boasts an extensive experience of providing support to Russian and international companies addressing on-going matters of labour/employment and immigration legislation, relations with labour unions and over the course of inspections carried out by public bodies. FBK Legal lawyers successfully represent employers and employees involved into labour and corporate disputes at the pre-trial stage and in court (including top-management).

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Clients

Aсtavis, VYKOM, Marks & Spencer Russia (Marka Rus), PRO.MED.CS, Gazprom, Gazprombank, Cathay Pacific Airways, Wintershall, CenterCaspNefetegaz, Yamaha Motor CIS, Organizing Committee SOCHI-2014, the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, , Diasoft, Etihad Airways, Imagination Group, Sovcomflot, Bray International, FANUC, Herbalife, NGK Spark Plugs, Thoroughtec.
  • The lawyers always try to take into account the realities of business in Russia

    Chambers Europe

  • Experts of FBK Legal do excellent job

    Cathay Pacific

  • The advice is practical, well grounded and always on time

    Chambers Europe

Cases

Settling a labor dispute and recovering from the employer $1 million of unpaid employee compensations due to significant currency fluctuations, which the employer has accounted for his own benefit. The subsequent adjustment of employee contractual liabilities scheme to prevent similar conflicts in the future.

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Legal support during HR-audit of a major pharmaceutical company; settling conflicts with employees being laid off; developing guidelines on drafting employment agreements and adjusting the existing agreements. hide
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Settling a major employment dispute and termination of employment relationships with the Russian branch CEO of an US-company based on due diligence findings and identified non-compliance of the CEO with requirements of the function. hide
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Settling matters, in particular, related to corporate, employment and administrative aspects as part of Mongolian  representative office liquidation procedure in connection with merger of major international pharmaceutical companies: developing contracts, finding a compromise solution on the matter of compensation with more than 20 employees, approvals from and coordination with relevant authorities; analysing the characteristic aspects of the Mongolian employment legislation and drafting agreement for termination of employment with the management and other employees of the soon to be liquidated company. hide
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Developing a system of internal employee transfer for one of the major European gas extracting companies due to the company practicing internal employee transfers within the corporate group (relocation for permanent employment or for a work placement), including foreign offices. hide
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Developing an efficient employment relations scheme taking into account that the company’s ships are registered in an off-shore jurisdiction: drafting options for delimitation of authorities between the client and an the off-shore company, determining the boundaries of responsibility in case claims arise. hide
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Termination employment of a top-manager re-selling goods to a competitor, a company he was the owner of, at discounted price and thus causing to the leading internal combustion engine components manufacturer losses to the tune of $2 million. Developing efficient safeguards preventing future abusive acts. hide
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Successful representation in court of a major pharmaceutical company in a complicated employment dispute based on the compensation payment claim from a former employee. Based in the results of the litigation the former employee’s claim has been rejected. hide
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Developing regional standard of an employment contract for a largest international supplier of hi-tech training equipment taking into account employment contracts used by the companies of the group worldwide; supporting the employment of the company’s general director. hide
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Establishment of contractual relations between the leading Check producer of agricultural equipment with its employees and top-management during the entry of the company to Russian market. hide
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Successful advocating of a large British retailer of garments in a dispute with a labor inspectorate about a mandatory medical examination of shop assistants. hide
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Supporting a start-up of an English telecommunications company in Russia, including developing  employment contracts with employees and the general director taking into account specifics of company’s business, e.g. – data leak prevention. hide
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