Margarita Egiazarova

Margarita Egiazarova

Senior Associate, PhD in Law
Margarita Egiazarova

Chambers Europe

Margarita Egiazarova provides priceless support in preparation of evidence and especially in hearings in a labour dispute. She has deep knowledge and wide experience in labour cases, and impressive confidence as a representative at hearings.

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Margarita is a Senior Associate of the Labour and Employment Practice of 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 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. Fluently speaks English and German.

Margarita is a member of IBA, international business associations, Ius Laboris и 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.

Includes advising and representing:

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.

The international research company

in the complicated and extraordinary court case with the ex-employee claiming unfair dismissal. The employee was dismissed due to repeated gross misconduct constituted inappropriate behaviour and harassment.

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.

International telecommunications company

in complex negotiations over the dismissal of a conflicted employee who was on maternity leave. Was able to successfully negotiate a termination agreement on terms most favourable to the business.

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.

Russian largest manufacturer of roofing materials

in comprehensive cross-border project related to elaboration on the best business-oriented solution for implementing the restrictive covenants which are limited in enforceability in Russia.

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.

Russian office of the international agriproduct supplier

in the course of bringing expat experts to Russia in course of COVID-19 restrictions.

The multinational corporation headquartered in the US

in a very sensitive and complex cross-border investigation. The investigation was based on an allegation of compliance by one of the company's senior officials with respect to the company's espionage.

A foreign shipping company

in negotiations the dismissal of a pre-retirement employee from his position as branch manager. Negotiations were complicated by the fact that the employee had held the position for more than 20 years and demanded more than 40 months' salary for the termination of the contract.

Margarita Egiazarova has prepared a chapter for "Trade Union Responses to the COVID Pandemic" within the framework of the Ius Laboris alliance
Margarita Egiazarova, Senior Associate of ALRUD firm, has prepared a chapter on Russia for the publication 'Trade Union Responses to the COVID Pandemic'. In this review, Margarita analyzed the activity of trade unions in Russia during the COVID-19 pandemic and reported on the government's response to their actions. The analysis showed that, in the current situation, trade unions do not have a unified approach: some of them put forward new initiatives and stimulate changes in legislation, while others adhere to the usual procedures, adopted before the pandemic. Leading law firms from 23 countries participated in the preparation of the material. Full text of the publication is available on the website of Ius Laboris. Ius Laboris is a global alliance of law firms specializing in labour, immigration and pension law. The network’s members employ more than 1500 HR lawyers from 59 countries of Europe, America, the Middle East and Asia.
Joint webinar "Practical Solutions for Labour, Migration and Employment, When Doing Business in Eurasia"
On July 24th, 2021, a joint webinar held by ALRUD, Bener Law Office and AEQUITAS Law Firm entitled 'Practical Solutions for Labour, Migration and Employment, when doing business in Eurasia' was held. The event caused great interest among listeners, especially those from Asia, as it took into account the specifics of formalization of labour relations with employees of the region. Anastasia Petrova, ALRUD Of Counsel, Margarita Egiazarova, ALRUD Senior Associate, Maria Çelebi, Senior Partner of Bener Law Office and Yekaterina Khamidullina, Senior Lawyer of AEQUITAS Law Firm, were the speakers. The speakers discussed topical issues in the field of labour law and migration, which often arise when doing business in Eurasia. Using the cases of Russia, Turkey and Kazakhstan, the experts provided practical advice on a wide range of issues: mandatory personnel documents, requirements for an employment contract, specifics of hiring foreign nationals, new opportunities of e-visas, termination of employment contracts, etc. The discussion of the impact of COVID-19 on migration issues was of particular interest to the audience. You may download the presentation here.
Best Lawyers 2022 recommends Margarita Egiazarova for Labor and Employment Law.
The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East&Africa 2021 recommends recommends Margarita Egiazarova for Employment.
Best Lawyers 2021 recommends Margarita Egiazarova for Labor and Employment Law.
The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East&Africa 2020 recommends recommends Margarita Egiazarova for Employment.
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