Russin & Vecchi provides guidance to international and domestic clients on a broad array of labor and migration issues, including assistance with the labor law regimes of the Russian Far East and Extreme North and issues related to attraction and use of foreign labor.

In particular, the labor and migration issues being regularly dealt with by the firm’s attorneys include:

  • advising clients on use of seconded seafarers while operating foreign vessels under a bareboat charter with a Russian company;

  • implementation of northern benefits, to which employees working on Sakhalin and in other Far East territories having similar conditions are entitled under Russian Federation labor regulations; 

  • non-disclosure and non-competition agreements with clients’ key personnel;

  • implementation of trade secret and confidentiality procedure;

  • obtaining work permits and visas for expats;

  • representing employers and employees in disputes associated with unlawful dismissals and labor discrimination;

  • personnel reduction and assessment and mitigation of related risks;

  • employees’ personal data protection.


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Sergei Lazarev

Managing Partner


T: +7 495 783 0522


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Sergey Parinov



T: +7 495 783 0522