In this episode, we will talk about the most relevant issues and key practical aspects, related to the engagement of independent partners in Russia. Instead of establishing legal entities in Russia, many international companies prefer to engage Russia-based specialists as individual contractors. From the Russian law perspective, such arrangements strongly differ from employment relations and shall be regulated by civil law agreements. Hiring individuals located in Russia, by international companies, which do not have a corporate presence in Russia, may trigger permanent establishment risks, taxation issues, re-qualification of such arrangements into actual employment which, in its turn, may cause further labour law risks.
Such arrangements shall also comply with mandatory Russian law requirements to allow the enforceability of terms and conditions, ensure IP rights’ protection and transfers as well as validate personal data transfers and processing outside Russia.
Speakers: Irina Anyukhina, ALRUD Partner and Head of Labour and Employment Practice, Anastasia Petrova, Of Counsel of Labour and Employment Practice at ALRUD, and Elena Chershintseva, Associate of Labour and Employment Practice at ALRUD.