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Employment & Pensions

For your business to be successful, you must manage your employees and their benefits as well as your employee representatives such as works councils and unions. Yet from executive contracts and equal opportunities to restructurings, transfer of business issues and restrictive covenants, employment and pension law in Europe is complex and, at times, contradictory. European directives, European court decisions, national laws, local cases and precedent must all be taken into account by your management team. Our 280-strong group of sector specialists can help you navigate the maze of HR regulations, policy documents and other legal complexities you must contend with on a daily basis.

If your business crosses borders, you will be faced with additional legal hurdles before achieving the outcome you need. With a global network covering 33 countries, we can help solve your problems across all the jurisdictions in which you operate - whether your issue relates to employment contracts, pension schemes, redundancies, M&A, trade union/staff representative relations or litigation.


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14/03/2022
The Mo­scow of­fice of CMS to con­tin­ue as an in­de­pend­ent law firm
Dear FriendsWe have been through a lot dur­ing 30 years in Rus­sia. Now a dif­fi­cult de­cision has been taken by CMS to leave the Rus­si­an mar­ket. We are grate­ful to our in­ter­na­tion­al col­leagues for their...
28/01/2022
Leg­al de­vel­op­ments that may af­fect your busi­ness in 2022
CMS Rus­sia ex­perts have pre­pared their an­nu­al se­lec­tion of the most sig­ni­fic­ant leg­al de­vel­op­ments that may af­fect your busi­ness in Rus­sia in 2022.
01/11/2021
Do­ing busi­ness in Rus­sia
This is the new edi­tion of the CMS Do­ing busi­ness in Rus­sia guide. 
27/10/2021
Why com­pan­ies need an NDA: court prac­tice on dis­putes with em­ploy­ees
Our ex­perts Chris­tophe Huet and Max­im Guban­ov will tell you in which cases the con­clu­sion of an NDA is ne­ces­sary and how to pre­pare the agree­ment that will be en­force­able in courts. Spe­cific­ally, NDAs...
13/07/2021
Fu­ture of Work
This guide helps you find an­swers to es­sen­tial ques­tions about mo­bile work­ing.
06/2021
Trade and ser­vice em­ploy­ers in Mo­scow and Mo­scow Re­gion to en­sure at least...
On 16 June 2021, against the back­ground of an in­crease in COV­ID-19 cases, the Mo­scow and Mo­scow Re­gion au­thor­it­ies an­nounced man­dat­ory vac­cin­a­tions against COV­ID-19 in the ser­vice and trade sec­tors, which we have sum­mar­ised be­low.
16/06/2021
Em­ploy­ment and mi­gra­tion
In this chapter of Do­ing busi­ness in Rus­sia, we provide a gen­er­al de­scrip­tion of em­ploy­ment law pro­vi­sions as they ap­ply to all em­ploy­ees, as well as how they ap­ply to for­eign em­ploy­ees spe­cific­ally.
10/06/2021
CMS Rus­sia earns a re­cord num­ber of re­cog­ni­tions by Best Law­yers 2022
Strong re­cog­ni­tion by the rank­ing 32 CMS Rus­sia ex­perts have been se­lec­ted for in­clu­sion in­to the 2022 edi­tion of the Best Law­yers rank­ing. In total, we have earned 74 re­cog­ni­tions by the rank­ing :Ant­on...
16/04/2021
CMS Rus­sia in The Leg­al 500 EMEA 2021
The 2021 edi­tion of The Leg­al 500 EMEA re­cog­nises CMS Rus­sia across 10 prac­tice areas and hon­ours 10 firm ex­perts CMS Rus­sia has been ranked this year in the fol­low­ing 10 cat­egor­ies:Bank­ing & Fin­ance:...
28/03/2021
CMS pub­lished Ex­pert Guide on sexu­al har­ass­ment in the work­place
CMS pub­lished Ex­pert Guide on sexu­al har­ass­ment in the work­place.2020 has seen an un­pre­ced­en­ted peri­od of work­place change com­poun­ded by sig­ni­fic­ant per­son­al un­cer­tainty. As work­places around the world...
04/02/2021
Go to France
Are you plan­ning to start a busi­ness in France? Join us for the Go to France edu­ca­tion­al ini­ti­at­ive where CMS Rus­sia ex­perts will speak about the main as­pects of do­ing busi­ness on the French mar­ket. The...
26/01/2021
Most awaited leg­al de­vel­op­ments of 2021
CMS Rus­sia ex­perts have pre­pared their an­nu­al se­lec­tion of the most awaited leg­al de­vel­op­ments in Rus­sia in 2021.You can read de­tailed art­icles and re­com­mend­a­tions by our ex­perts on the forth­com­ing changes...