Irina Golovanova

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Important new developments in remote working rules in Russia

It became increasingly clear over 2020 that the existing legislation on remote working was not fully up to the challenges faced by the Russian economy during the Covid-19 pandemic, in particular the need of some businesses to place very large numbers of employees onto compulsory remote working arrangements at short notice. On 8 December, therefore, … Continue Reading

New Russian Data Protection Requirements – Latest Position

On 1 September 2015 new requirements relating to the storage of personal data will come into force in Russia.  These changes are highly controversial, as they will require any databases used to process the personal data of Russian citizens to be physically located in Russia. When these changes were first announced it seemed they would … Continue Reading

Major changes to rules governing employee secondments in Russia

The Russian President recently signed a new law (Law No: 116-FZ) that will make major changes to secondment arrangements in Russia. Although the legislation is not due to come into force until 1 January 2016, employers operating in Russia should be taking the proposed changes into account now when considering putting secondments in place. First … Continue Reading