The employment practice of GRATA International covers a full range of services in the area of labour law, including advice on topical issues of labour law, development of employment agreements and policies, support in keeping HR records, labour audit, complex dismissals, etc.

Our employment attorneys are also renowned for their success in labour disputes. We have won dozens of court cases and our clients include the largest transnational corporations.

The expertise of our employment specialists on the creation and implementation of employee stock ownership plans deserves special attention.

A significant number of our clients in the area of employment law are represented by subsoil users, and we have accumulated extensive practical experience in important employment aspects of production activities such as rotation-based work, industrial injuries, negotiations with trade unions, etc.

Moreover, we are pleased to offer you our services in optimising work processes in your company in the current economic crisis. Reasonable staff downsizing, payroll optimisation, changes to the employees' work function, remote work organisation, managing staff holidays, prevention of labour conflicts and strikes - these are just some of the examples of how a company can adjust work processes and adapt them to the current economic situation. Using a tailored approach, we will determine the optimisation methods that are best suited for your company.


  • Advising on any issues а labour law, including recruiting, transfers, dismissals, labour remuneration, disciplinary penalties, labour health and safety, employees outsourcing, engagement of foreign labour, etc.;
  • Development of templates for HR documentation, employer's acts governing labour relations (code of conduct, regulations on remuneration and bonuses, regulations on the use of employees' personal data, etc.);
  • Development of documentation required for employment;
  • Development of a collective agreement, interaction with employees' representatives, government agencies during the development and registration of the agreement;
  • Legal support for changing the conditions of employment agreements (drafting all necessary documents for transfers, changing the working regime, changing salary amount, etc.);
  • Audit of HR documentation and subsequent report on identified violations, potential risks and recommendations;
  • Legal due diligence of the labour aspects of the acquired company under M&A;
  • Legal support for transfer of employees under an M&A;
  • Legal support for the employment termination on all grounds provided for by the Labour Code (drafting documents for dismissal, respective interaction with government agencies, employees, and their representatives);
  • Participation in internal investigations related to employees’ violations and other issues of labour relations;
  • Creation of a conciliation committee (drafting all necessary documents, training of the committee members);
  • Representation of an employer in the conciliation committee, court;
  • Representation of an employer in collective labour negotiations, disputes;
  • Representation of an employer in the investigation of industrial injuries;
  • Representation of an employer during state labour inspections;
  • Creation and implementation of employee stock ownership plans, as well as other incentive programs for employees.

CASE № 1. Rotation-Based Work. Determining an Hourly Rate.



Pravo 300, 2021, I group
Pravo 300, 2021, I group
Legal 500, Tier 3, 2020
Legal 500, Tier 3, 2020
Placed in Tier 3 for its expertise in legal matters related to employment
Pravo 300, 2021, I group
Pravo 300, 2021, I group
Pravo 300, 2020, I group
Pravo 300, 2020, I group
Leader of the Legal Services Market
Leader of the Legal Services Market
Michael German was ranked as leading lawyer (Top 5) in Employment law in 2019
Pravo 300, 2019
Pravo 300, 2019
The team of lawyers from the integrated offices of GRATA International in St. Petersburg and Rostov-on-Don have achieved high results in the national ranking of Russian law firms "PRAVO-300".
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