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ALRUD Law Firm

Anastasia Petrova

Anastasia Petrova

Of Counsel


  • Data Protection
  • Labour and Employment

WSG Practice Industries


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Employment and Labor Group
Anastasia provides consultations on a wide range of Labour and Employment issues, conducts HR audits, supports processes of hiring, transfer, and dismissal of employees, represents clients in judicial and non-judicial procedures of resolving conflicts with employees, supports clients in conflict situations with employees of various levels and participates in negotiations with employees and trade unions.
Anastasia advises on Russian immigration laws in case of engagement of foreign employees by clients.

Anastasia is also a key member of ALRUD Data Protection practice and deals with data protection matters in the context of employment relations.
Deep experience in Data Protection and Employment law allows Anastasia to support clients on such issues as internal staff investigations, whistleblowing, introducing of internal hotlines, web-portals, and other staff resources, bringing employees to liability, disclosures of employment-related information and its use in litigation and other protective procedures, advice on the use of HR and accounting software, such as PeopleSoft, Workday, SAP, advice on processing and transfer of employee data in multinational companies, training of employees, an audit of internal data protection documentation on the processing of employee personal data, development of internal policies and procedures on the processing of personal data, drafting employee consents, employment agreements, notices, and other data protection and employment documentation, protection of employer's confidential and proprietary information.

Anastasia assists clients in their liaising with the state authorities, including in course of inspections of the State Labour Inspectorate and The Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology, and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor).


Graduated the Russian State University for the Humanities, Law School, major in International Law (2008), degree with honors. Included into the 2008 Best Graduates reference book in accordance with the Russian Intellectual Resources Program.
Areas of Practice

Data Protection | Labour and Employment


ALRUD Podcasts. Be Aware and Share
ALRUD Law Firm, August 2021

We would like to introduce you to our new project, Podcast in English – “Be Aware and Share”! In this series of discussions, we explore the topical legal challenges faced by business and, together with experts, analyze significant cases and provide solutions. Click here to learn more. 6 episodes are available right now: Teleworking in Russia: digital turn in employment. Employment solutions for commercial secrecy. Internal investigations in Russia...

Switching to E-commerce: Legal Checklist
ALRUD Law Firm, May 2020

The global spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus infection has led to significant changes in the Russian retail trade. This pandemic has forced millions of people to stay at home, avoid public places and, of course, buy less. To adapt to the new features of consumer behaviour, retailers need to promptly respond, adapt, or dramatically change their business processes and strategies...

COVID-19: Key Data Protection and Cybersecurity Issues Triggered by the Spread of Coronavirus Infection
ALRUD Law Firm, April 2020

Spread of coronavirus infection made companies to change their daily practices in order to ensure continuous business operation without compromising individuals’ safety. In this newsletter, we elaborate on the most sensitive legal issues in terms of data protection, privacy and cybersecurity...

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