Home / People / Valeriy Fedoreev
Fedoreev Valeriy

Valeriy Fedoreev

Head of Employment and Sports Law

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

Valeriy 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.

more less

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 reorganisation and restructuring, change of work conditions, trade union and collective bargaining issues, employee claims, etc.
  • LIGA TV on various sport law issues.
  • Organising 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.
more less


  • 1998 - Yaroslavl State University, Russia
  • 1995 - Stonehill College, MA, USA 
more less


Show only
28 October 2019
Do­ing busi­ness in Rus­sia 2019
17 April 2020
Vedo­mosti | HR Alert!
The coronavir­us is here, and most busi­nesses have to im­ple­ment a num­ber of anti-crisis HR meas­ures.
10 April 2019
Em­ploy­ers to ar­range for for­eign staff to re­ceive measles vac­cin­a­tion
Em­ploy­ers to ar­range for for­eign staff to re­ceive measles vac­cin­a­tion In ac­cord­ance with the re­cent De­cree of the Chief State San­it­ary Doc­tor of the Rus­si­an Fed­er­a­tion*, em­ploy­ers must ar­range, by 31...
Rus­sia of­fers visa-free entry dur­ing UEFA Euro 2020
For­eign na­tion­als plan­ning to at­tend UEFA Euro 2020 matches in Saint Peters­burg as spec­tat­ors will be able*
15 April 2020
COV­ID-19 in Rus­sia: what em­ploy­er should and should not do
The coronavir­us is here, and most busi­nesses have to im­ple­ment a num­ber of anti-crisis HR meas­ures.
10 December 2018
Em­ploy­ers to pay com­pens­a­tion to ter­min­ated em­ploy­ees for all un­used hol­i­days
The Con­sti­tu­tion­al Court of the Rus­si­an Fed­er­a­tion (“Con­sti­tu­tion­al Court”) in a Res­ol­u­tion* on 25 Oc­to­ber 2018 put an end to a long-stand­ing de­bate on the pro­ced­ure for pay­ing mon­et­ary com­pens­a­tion...
CMS Rus­sia earns 33 re­cog­ni­tions by Best Law­yers 2020
CMS Rus­sia is pleased to an­nounce that all 13 firm’s part­ners and 8 coun­sel and seni­or as­so­ci­ates have been se­lec­ted for in­clu­sion in­to the 2020 edi­tion of the Best Law­yers.
09 October 2018
Rus­sia in­creases re­tire­ment age and passes law against age dis­crim­in­a­tion...
The Rus­si­an Pres­id­ent has signed le­gis­la­tion that raises* the re­tire­ment age in Rus­sia and in­tro­duces* crim­in­al li­ab­il­ity for un­reas­on­ably re­fus­ing to hire a per­son of pre-re­tire­ment age or un­reas­on­ably...
The Leg­al 500 EMEA 2019 ranks CMS Rus­si­a's ex­perts in 12 prac­tices
The 2019 edi­tion of The Leg­al 500 EMEA re­cog­nises CMS Rus­sia in 12 prac­tice areas and hon­ours firm ex­perts, who were named lead­ing law­yers in their fields. CMS Rus­sia has strengthened its po­s­i­tion in the core prac­tice Cor­por­ate, com­mer­cial and M&A.
30 August 2018
New rules for or­gan­isa­tions and in­di­vidu­als in­vit­ing for­eign­ers to Rus­sia
From 16 Janu­ary 2019, or­gan­isa­tions and in­di­vidu­als in­vit­ing for­eign cit­izens to Rus­sia (“In­vit­ing Party”) will have new ob­lig­a­tions*, such as en­sur­ing that the de­clared pur­pose of the in­vited for­eign...
Cham­bers Europe 2019: CMS con­firms its lead­ing po­s­i­tion on the Rus­si­an...
Cham­bers Europe 2019: CMS con­firms its lead­ing po­s­i­tion on the Rus­si­an leg­al mar­ket
24 August 2018
Visa-free entry to Rus­sia for Fan ID hold­ers for 2018
Re­turn­ing foot­ball fans can en­joy visa-free vis­its to Rus­sia for the rest of the year. For­eign cit­izens who vis­ited games of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Rus­sia and re­ceived of­fi­cial Fan IDs can enter and...