Employment contracts lawyer

The Constitution of the Russian Federation guarantees everyone the right to freely dispose of their abilities to work and to choose profession at personal discretion. 

In accordance with the labor legislation of the Russian Federation, an employment contract shall be understood as an agreement between an employer and an employee, according to which the employer provides the employee with work for a specific job function, undertakes to pay wages, ensures working conditions, whereas the employee undertakes to personally perform the work function defined by this agreement in the interests and under the control of the employer.

Russian legislation in the field of labor law imposes a number of essential requirements on the conclusion of an employment contract. Besides, the Labor Code of the Russian Federation contains an exhaustive list of mandatory terms and conditions that must be included in an employment contract.

As a rule, people tend to believe that they should seek legal advice only when the rules of labor legislation have already been violated. However, this is not the case. Professional assistance of a lawyer is necessary even at the stage of concluding an employment contract in order to subsequently avoid negative consequences and unnecessary disputes between the employee and the employer.

The lawyer will help both the employer and the employee to draft an employment contract that will meet all legal requirements as well as provide a comprehensive legal consultation on any issue related to labor law, thus helping to protect the rights and interests of the parties to the contract. 

In addition, both before and after the signing of the employment contract, certain formalities should be observed. Compliance with all these formalities can be guaranteed by the lawyer’s assistance. A lawyer will help to draw up an employment contract that fully meets legal standards, as well as avoid unnecessary risks when hiring an employee to the company’s staff.

VALEN Group lawyers have many years of experience in the field of employment law. Our lawyers will be glad to support both the employee and the employer on any issue related to employment law and employment agreement conclusion.

The range of our services, in particular, includes the following:

  • drawing up an employment contract;
  • consultation on any issue related to employment law;
  • representation of interests in labor disputes;
  • protection of employee’s rights.

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Valentina Khlavich
Managing Partner
Dmitry Kofanov
Irina Girgushkina
Head of legal
Valentina Khlavich
Managing Partner

Law degree in the Russian Federation

Studied at the University of Passau, Germany

Foreign Languages: English, German

Since 2007 a lawyer in Beiten Burkhardt lawfirm

Since 2012 founder and managing partner at VALEN

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Dmitry Kofanov

Certified Lawyer in the Russian Federation

Experience since 2003 – in Russian and foreign law firms

Since 2021 – partner at VALEN

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Irina Girgushkina
Head of legal

Graduated Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO)

RANEPA at the President of the Russian Federation

Certified Lawyer in the Russian Federation, Master of Law (Corporate Law)

Foreign languages: English, French

4+ years in corporate law consulting

Since 2022 –Head of legal at Valen Group

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