Practice Expertise

  • Dispute Resolution
  • Labour and Employment
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Areas of Practice

  • Dispute Resolution
  • Labour and Employment
  • Corporate Law
  • Crisis Management, Economic sanctions and ...
  • Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure
  • Mergers & Acquisitions / Joint Ventures
  • White-Collar Crime, Compliance and ...
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WSG Practice Industries

WSG Leadership

  • Employment and Labor Group - Member
  • Life Sciences Group - Member
  • Women's Professional Forum Group - Member

Profile

Margarita is a Senior Associate in the Labour and Employment Practice at ALRUD Law Firm.

Margarita offers a broad range of services to the Russian and foreign clients ranging from preventive advice and general consultations including cross-border matters and complex global mobility projects to structuring of conflict and mass layoffs, disciplinary cases and dismissals, reduction of personnel, liquidation of companies and the transfer of employees. Margarita is the key person dealing with labour litigation at every stage from out-of-court conflict settlement to the representation of clients in the highest courts. Margarita also provides full support for investigations, including interdisciplinary regulation issues (corporate, labor, and criminal law).

Margarita joined ALRUD Law Firm in 2015.

Margarita is a member of IBA, WSG, international business associations and AIJA. She is an active member of the Association of European Business (Migration Committee), The American Chamber of Commerce (HR Committee).

Margarita’s client’s base includes clients in a wide variety of industries, from energy and transportation to healthcare and consumer products providers to IT and finance.

Bar Admissions
Russia (federal)

Education
Margarita graduated with honors from Moscow State Institute of International Relations, specializing in International Private Law and Oil and Gas Sector Regulatory Management. In 2018 Margarita gained her PhD in Law degree focusing on cross-border employment relations.

Areas of Practice

  • Dispute Resolution
  • Labour and Employment
  • Corporate Law
  • Crisis Management, Economic sanctions and Compliance
  • Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure
  • Mergers & Acquisitions / Joint Ventures
  • White-Collar Crime, Compliance and Investigations

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments
Margarita has recently advised and represented:

One of the largest transnational manufacturers of telecommunications equipment in a complex project comprised of conflict dismissal of the employee, investigation, and litigations which ended up in the Supreme Court of Russia by complete win of the client.

A large US cosmetics, skin care, perfumery and personal care company in 10 labour disputes with employees across Russia. Employees were requesting re-employment, significant compensation for lost earnings, compensation for regional benefits, bonuses, etc. The complexity of the case was that the employees formed a union and also lodged complaints with the state labour inspection services in various regions of the Russian Federation.

The multinational and global manufacturer of welding products in successful defense through two audits of state authorities. One of the audits was linked to a complaint to the migration authorities and related to the company's accusations of violating the procedure for hiring and inviting foreigners to Russia, another to labour-related issues.

US based multinational and a global manufacturer of industrial products in 5 labour disputes in different regions of Russia, audits of state authorities, immigration formalization of expat experts, conflict dismissals and internal structuring of HR compliance.

The largest cosmetics company with conducting a cross-border internal investigation based on the whistle-blower complaint related to gender bullying, unfair pressure and forcing of employment termination.

A lead company, engaging in construction activities in setting up the required employment, migration, and regulatory documents and policies at the stage of entering the Russian market via its newly established subsidiary.

A leading global aggregator of mobile transport services based in China during the process of entering the Russian market, providing comprehensive support in all areas of employment, migration, data privacy and regulatory compliance.
Major international media holding in structuring labour relationship, development, and implementation of global policies, in operational questions related to labour law, including training courses for our client’s employees.


Professional Associations
  • International Bar Association
  • AIJA


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