Areas of Expertise

Employment and Immigration

In currently unstable market conditions workforce matters play a special role in the business activities of each company and often present significant challenges to our clients. Labour law issues, being a highly regulated area, are of great importance for our clients due to high risks connected with the potential breach of laws and regulations established by the applicable law.

Our labour law and immigration group has vast expertise in advising its clients on all aspects of labour law, including various employment, pensions, incentives, social security and immigration issues. LawBridge can assist you in all aspects of labour law, both domestically and cross-border. We have been working with multinational and large local companies in Russia, Germany, Cyprus and in other jurisdictions advising on various employment issues, including hiring and dismissal of employees, drafting of employment contracts and internal labour documentation of the client, pension schemes, redundancies, obtaining work permits, working visas and other similar permissions, trade union/staff representative relations or litigation.

Our client base includes companies representing various industry sectors, including energy, industrial products, automotive, chemicals, hotels and leisure, technology and media, FMCG and others. In each particular case we provide high-quality, business-focused advice and suggest practical and cost-effective solutions.

Our expertise in this area covers, inter alia, the following:

  • drafting, amending and terminating employment agreements, both standard employment contracts as well as tailor-made contracts for top management;

  • hiring and dismissal of employees;

  • bonus plans and employee share purchase plans;

  • drafting and implementation of internal documents and regulations, e.g. code of conduct, regulations on remuneration of the employees, business trips, data protection etc.;

  • mass redundancies, short-time work;

  • issues relating to safety at work;

  • protection against discrimination, equal treatment, whistleblowing;

  • labour law issues related to mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, groups of companies or bankruptcies of employers;

  • social insurances (invalidity insurance, unemployment insurance, sickness insurance, pension scheme etc.);

  • obtaining work permits, working and business visas for foreign citizens, other migration law issues; and

  • litigation before courts and labour authorities on various employment issues.


Norman Retzlaff

LawBridge Germany, Dresden
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Ernest Agayan

LawBridge Russia, Moscow

Michail Kamperis

LawBridge Cyprus, Nicosia