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Valeriy Fedoreev

Head of Employment and Sports Law

CMS Russia
Naberezhnaya Tower, block C
Presnenskaya Naberezhnaya 10
123112 Moscow
Languages Russian, English

Valery has extensive experience working in the Russian legal services market, including his work as a partner with another major international law firm and as executive director with one of the leading football clubs in Russia.

In the area of employment law, Valeriy specialises in advising clients on various employment matters, labour disputes, employment relations with top managers, termination of employment agreements, labour aspects of business restructuring transactions, data protection.

In the area of sports law, Valeriy’s expertise covers legal due diligence on sports clubs, transfers of players, employment agreements with players and coaches, representation of sports organisations, clubs, players and coaches before Russian and international sports federations sports jurisdictional bodies and courts.

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Sources appreciate Valeriy Fedoreev's practical approach: “He provided us with options and explained what the risks were in each case.” He has a background in both corporate and employment law, and is particularly singled out for his knowledge of sports law issues.

Chambers Europe 2015

Relevant experience

  • OLIVER WYMAN on various legal issues.
  • BOIRON on various employment related issues.
  • JAPAN AIRLINES on various employment and migration related issues.
  • UEFA on advertising issues in Russia UEFA at Champions League and Europa League matches.  
  • World’s leading automotive producer on different issues of Russian employment law, including reorganization and restructuring, change of work conditions, trade union and collective bargaining issues, employee claims, etc.
  • LIGA TV on various sport law issues.
  • Organizing Committee of United Football League on development of new football league concept in Russia.
  • Investors of hockey and football clubs on the purchase of clubs, including legal due diligence of targeted clubs.
  • Russian and foreign sportsmen and coaches on transfer issues and employment contracts in Russia.
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1998 - Yaroslavl State University, Russia

1995 - Stonehill College, MA, USA 

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June 2017
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Cla­ri­fic­a­tion of the reg­u­la­tion of part-time work and pay­ment for...
On 18 June 2017, the Rus­si­an Pres­id­ent signed Fed­er­al Law No. 125-FZ “On Amend­ment of the La­bour Code of the Rus­si­an Fed­er­a­tion”* (the “Law”). The Law cla­ri­fies how the part-time work re­gime should be set for em­ploy­ees, and what the con­di­tions for provid­ing.
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Ac­cord­ing to De­cree No. 202 of the Pres­id­ent of the Rus­si­an Fed­er­a­tion dated 9 May 2017* (the “De­cree”), all for­eign­ers ar­riv­ing at cer­tain Rus­si­an cit­ies with­in the peri­ods es­tab­lished by the De­cree must be re­gistered at their places of in­ten­ded stay (res­id­ence).
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The Rus­si­an La­bour Code amend­ments ad­dress salary-re­lated is­sues
Start­ing from 3 Oc­to­ber 2016, the em­ploy­ers’ li­ab­il­ity for fail­ure to pay salar­ies when due or in full will in­crease, ac­cord­ing to Fed­er­al Law No. 272-FZ dated 3 Ju­ly 2016 (the “Law”). The Law has also in­tro­duced nov­el­ties in the reg­u­la­tion of the salary pay­ment.
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New mi­gra­tion re­quire­ments for for­eign em­ploy­ees
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