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Nadezhda Ilyushina has joined the firm's Russia practice in February 2012 as Head of the Employment, Pensions & Benefits Practice, which has for several years been recommended by The European Legal 500, PLC Which Lawyer?, Chambers & Partners as one of the strongest practices in Russia. Clients ‘highly appreciate the level of service’ delivered by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP’s ‘well-organised team’.

Nadezhda Ilyushina was named 2016 Labour and Employment Law ‘Lawyer of the Year’, according to Best Lawyers.

For several years in a row, Nadezhda is recommended in the area of labour and employment law by the leading international legal directories, such as Best Lawyers, The Legal 500 EMEA and Chambers Europe.

According to Chambers Europe 2017 “Nadezhda Ilyushina heads the practice, assisting clients with both advisory and contentious matters. A source says she is "clear and concise in her advice. She covers the issues thoroughly." Another client appreciates her ability to explain labour legislation and court practice in an understandable manner.” The Legal 500 EMEA 2016 mentions Nadezhda Ilyushina as a “highly dedicated, committed and knowledgeable” specialist who “provides high-quality advice in a timely manner”.

Nadezhda has extensive experience in advising clients on a wide range of matters related to labour and immigration law, inter alia, structuring of employment of foreign citizens in Russia, regulation and structuring of labour relations with top-managers, personnel restructuring including staff reduction procedures, hiring and dismissing the employees as well as representation of interests of the employers in resolving conflicts with employees (in and out of court).

Nadezhda has been involved in a lot of employees’ conflict mediation projects, litigation as well as due diligence projects with respect to a variety of companies aiming at identifying labour and immigration related risks and elaborated on recommendations with respect to mitigating or excluding of the said risks.

Before joining the firm, Nadezhda has been with one of a Big4 companies as well as a major Scandinavian law firm.

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