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Irina Anyukhina

Irina Anyukhina



  • Commercial Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Data Protection
  • Labour and Employment

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Irina Anyukhina is the ALRUD Law Firm partner heading Labour and Employment practice.

Irina is a recommended expert on Labour law, advising international and Russian companies on international and cross-border workplace issues, reductions and restructurings, senior executives and expatriate issues.

Irina operates at the interface of employment and corporate laws in cases involving mergers and acquisitions, implementation of incentive programmes, executive compensation and benefits, global and local employment policies, outsourcing, and employee privacy issues.

Irina is often involved in cross-border and internal investigations of employees’ misconduct. Irina represents clients in out-of-court settlements and disputes with employees.

Irina Anyukhina joined ALRUD in 2002 and became partner in 2007. Clients praise Irina for her business-oriented approach, outstanding communication skills, thoughtfulness and ability to clearly enunciate the core of the matter.

Irina graduated from the Moscow State University of International Affairs with Ministry of International Affairs of Russia, Public international law division of International law department.

Irina coordinates cooperation with Ius Laboris, the largest international alliance of Labour law professionals. She regularly speaks at international conferences, and is a member of International Bar Association (IBA) and American Bar Association (ABA).

Irina is also an active member of the Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA), a network of independent law firms, which provides a worldwide resource to individuals and corporations interested in answers to questions and solutions to problems involving the complex legal issues affecting advertisers and marketers.

Bar Admissions

Irina is a member of International Bar Association (IBA) and American Bar Association (ABA).


Irina Anyukhina graduated from Moscow State Institute of International Relations under Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Law Faculty, International Public Law Department.
Areas of Practice

Commercial Law | Data Protection | Intellectual Property | Labour and Employment | Mergers & Acquisitions / Joint Ventures | Telecommunication, Media and Technology | White-Collar Crime, Compliance and Internal Investigations

Professional Career

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • International Bar Association


Irina is a frequent speaker at foreign and domestic conferences and contributes to legal periodicals on various areas of Labour law.

Her speaking and publication activities include several foreign conferences and contributions to legal periodicals in various areas of corporate, commercial and labour law.

Professional Activities and Experience

Irina Anyukhina joined ALRUD in 2002 and has been a partner since 2007. Prior to joining ALRUD, she worked as a legal counsel for major Russian and foreign companies.

New Rules in Russia for the Remuneration Payment for the Employees’ Inventions
ALRUD Law Firm, December 2020

The Government of the Russian Federation approved new rules covering the remuneration payment for employees’ inventions, utility models and industrial designs (“Rules”) by the Decree dated November 16th 2020, No. 1848 (“Decree”). The Decree comes into force on January 1 st 2021 and will be valid for 6 years, until January 1 st 2027. The text of the Decree is available in Russian here...

Remote Work: New Rules in Russia
ALRUD Law Firm, December 2020

On December 8th, 2020, The President of the Russian Federation signed the Federal Law, introducing the new rules for remote work (hereinafter the “Law”). This Law will come into force from January 1st 2021. Here is a brief summary of new rules: i. New types of temporary remote work In accordance with current labour legislation, an employee and employer can conclude a remote employment contract only on a permanent basis...

Redundancy and Liquidation Severances in Russia: New Rules
ALRUD Law Firm, August 2020

On 13th August, Federal Law dated 13.07.2020, No. 210-FZ specifying the procedure and establishing new rules of severance payments, in case of dismissal due to liquidation of the organization, or redundancy, comes into force.In case of the dismissal due to the organization’s liquidation, all payments shall be made to employees prior to its completion...

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