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MGAP provides legal advice on a wide range of issues in the field of labour law, representing clients in courts and in front of state authorities. Our team of experts also offer high-level advice on a wide array of aspects of employment, including:

  • Compliance with labour laws, both in the day-to-day business operations of corporate clients, and on specific questions
  • Wage-funds, including incentive and retirement payments
  • HR-related topics, including hiring of foreign employees
  • Various questions on corporate mergers and acquisitions, such as setting up representative offices and branches, reorganisation and insolvency
  • Works made for hire
  • Liability insurance
  • Reputational risk
  • Drafting of internal and external rules/policies

Immigration law

Over the years, MGAP has developed relationships with many clients and companies operating outside Russia, and has been active on a number of cross-border projects, so that immigration law issues have been focal for us, making business model implementation in strict compliance with immigration rules and restrictions one of the top priorities of our company. Among our clients, investors, politicians, highly-skilled professionals, international art galleries and event organisers are counted.

With considerable expertise in various immigration issues, our team of lawyers:

  • Offer legal advice to our clients on general compliance with immigration restrictions
  • Represent our clients in court and in front of state authorities
  • Assist with obtaining work and residence permits in and outside Russia, and offer legal advice on foreign citizenship applications
  • Assess tax implications related to immigration issues
  • Telecom Italia

    MGAP has advised Telecom Italia on various Russian legal matters, such as IT, corporate, tax and labour.

  • Bazelevs

    MGAP has advised Bazelevs on various film production and distribution, corporate, tax, commercial and labour issues as well as dispute resolution. Bazelevs is an international film company and the leader of Russia's production industry. Bazelevs works in films and advertisement production, post-production and distribution.

  • Nielsen, a world leader in market research

    MGAP has consulted the Nielsen company, on various matters of its activity in Russia.

  • BAZINA.SASS+ creative agency

    MGAP has provided legal support to a leading advertising agency BAZINA.SASS+and its activities in Russia. MGAP has advised the client on various commercial, labour and IP matters.

  • Popular Russian Internet service – Coub.com

    MGAP has advised Coub Limited and its Russian subsidiary on IP, advertising, tax, labour, commercial and corporate matters.

  • Magellan Systems Japan Inc

    MGAP is advising IT company on various Russian legal matters, such as IT, corporate, tax and labor. Magellan Systems Japan Inc - one of the world’s leading companies providing high sensitivity and high precision GNSS technology.

  • The illegal reduction of salaries in cutting a bonus paid to class teachers

    MGAP  helps a group of teachers from the city of Korolev to make an appeal again the General Procurator of the Russian Federation regarding the carrying out of law enforcement procedures on the territory of Russia. MGAP advocates as part of their Pro bono work, helped the teachers file a complaint against the General Procurator of the Russian Federation asking him to reconsider the illegal reduction of salaries in cutting a bonus paid to class teachers, and to take measures to punish this action by the Procurator.

  • Badoo, a major online dating network

    MGAP advises Badoo on various IT, corporate, labour and other Russian legal issues.

  • Legal support in contracting Hollywood star to Russian film project

    MGAP represents Russian film production company in contracting Hollywood star to Russian film project. MGAP advised its client on copyright, tax and immigration issues arising from the contract.

  • An European film co-production

    MGAP provides full legal support to international film co-production. Followed by the Cannes International Film Festival since its development phase, the film is supported by Europe’s Eurimages fund and major European producers. Distribution rights to be handled by a well known international agent.

  • Russian-American film project “The Darkest Hour“

    MGAP provided legal support for the filming and marketing in Russia of 20th Century Fox’s. The Darkest Hour, produced by MGAP’s client, Timur Bekmambetov.

  • The unique methodic of correction pedagogics

    Author the unique methodic of correction pedagogics asked MGAP about pro bono legal advice including answers to the questions about intellectual property protection and legal aspects of her methodic creation for publish about correction pedagogics. This methodic is complex linguistic and audio materials for special needs children. By dint of use this material could make the grade in children’s speech defect. MGAP has prepared agreement which provides her intellectual property protection for publish her methodic (including audio materials).

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