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L&E Global Gains Foothold in Russian Market with New Member Firm Pepeliaev Group

L&E Global, a worldwide leader for cross-border labour and employment law services, is pleased to announce that the highly-regarded full-service law firm Pepeliaev Group is our new Member in Russia.

Jackson Lewis P.C. is a founding member of L&E Global, an international alliance of law firms which provides counsel to employers on labor relations, employment law, immigration law and employee benefits through 23 international members, which combined have more than 1,500 attorneys across five continents.

Pepeliaev Group offers the full range of legal services in all regions of Russia with over 160 lawyers in 5 offices. The employment and migration law practice at Pepeliaev Group is one of the strongest in Russia and is consistently ranked as a top-tier firm by Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500 and Best Lawyers, among other leading international legal directories.

Pepeliaev Group’s lawyers have developed expertise in protecting the interests of major Russian and foreign companies. The firm regularly acts on a range of advisory and contentious mandates, including advising on disputes, restructuring and HR policies.

“We want to be wherever our multinational clients need us, and Russia is clearly both an important and complex jurisdiction from the workplace law perspective. Based on our shared experiences working with the firm’s lawyers, I’m confident that Pepeliaev Group will play an active role in the alliance and that our clients will benefit greatly from their expertise,” said John Sander, Chairman of L&E Global and co-leader of the International Employment Issues practice group at Jackson Lewis P.C.

“Having been involved in a number of joint projects with L&E Global in recent years, Pepeliaev Group is familiar with their capabilities and how they work together,” said Sergey Pepeliaev, Pepeliaev Group’s managing partner. “The alliance members have a shared commitment to quality and cooperation that pairs well with our standards and expectations for excellence.”

“Being able to call upon the expertise of a solid and reliable partner to service clients at the local level has proven to be quite effective in distinguishing us from our competitors,” said Jeroen Douwes, Executive Director of L&E Global. “Working with international clients affords us the opportunity to identify jurisdictions that are essential to realising our objectives, bolster our position in the global legal market, and advance our interests and those of our clients.”

About Pepeliaev Group
Leading team with a significant contentious practice alongside well-established advisory capabilities. Strong track record in handling dismissal, migration and remuneration-related disputes, as well as providing non-contentious data protection and general advisory services. Acts for a client base of major global and domestic companies from across a wide range of sectors, including manufacturing, financial services and healthcare. Additionally skilled at assisting with internal reorganisations and collective negotiations involving trade unions. – Chambers Europe 2021

Pepeliaev Group is a leading Russian law firm offering the full range of legal services in all regions of Russia, most former Soviet countries and abroad. Over 160 lawyers in Moscow, St Petersburg, Krasnoyarsk, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and Vladivostok provide legal assistance to companies operating in various industries, 50% of which are international corporations implementing long-term investment projects in Russia.

About L&E Global
L&E Global has a strong international presence with members in numerous jurisdictions. Members possess a recognised regional footprint and are able to present clients with a truly international outlook. Sources claim that the network is “very global” and offers a “pragmatic, quick and loyal” service. – Chambers Global 2021

L&E Global is the worldwide leader for cross-border labour and employment law services. Whether clients require advice and support in one jurisdiction or across the globe, L&E Global firms have a shared culture and built-in processes to ensure that you receive outstanding, seamless service. L&E Global delivers a simplified attorney-client relationship in regard to billing, point-of-contact, and overall advice and counsel, by offering a one-stop shop solution for all employment law needs.

For more information please contact Joseph Granato, Communications Manager at L&E Global at