Marks & Sokolov attorneys obtained a civil judgment unveiling the grey area of Russian labor law in dispute between foreign company and the head of its Russian representative office
What the case involved: a foreign company having its representative office in Moscow, Russia, dismissed the head of its representative office under the rules stipulated by law for heads of companies. The head of representative office claimed such dismissal to be illegal.
Process and result: Marks & Sokolov attorneys represented the foreign company in court and successfully proved that Russian labor law rules for dismissing head of companies also apply to head of representative offices of foreign companies in Russia.
The judge of a district court of Moscow dismissed the claim in full. This judgment was upheld by Moscow city court.