Andrey Slepov is Partner in the Labour Law Practice Group at BEITEN BURKHARDT’s Moscow office. Andrey‘s core activities include consulting on labour and migration law, and also different aspects of data security (including the protection of personal data, trade secrets, inside information, bank secrets). Andrey‘s work experience includes the representation in employment disputes and pre-court settlements, due diligence of HR documentation, the drafting of employment agreements and service contracts, the drafting of HR documentation and internal regulations and policies, consulting on issues relating to employment and dismissal, staff redundancies and the application of other staff restructuring measures, consulting on mutual relations with trade unions, the drafting of incentive programs for management and employees (including share option plans), the imposition of disciplinary sanctions and other forms of liability, occupational health and safety and other issues.
Andrey Slepov graduated from the Faculty of Law at Moscow State Institute of International Relations ((MGIMO (U) Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia) in 2008 with Master of Law degree. In the period from 2006 to 2009 inclusive Andrey worked as a paralegal and then as a lawyer at the Moscow Office of Clifford Chance (Great Britain). Subsequently he joined Pepeliaev Group and later on became and head of the data protection group (from 2009 to 2012). Andrey Slepov has been working for BEITEN BURKHARDT‘s Moscow office since 2012 and from 2017 as Partner.
"Global leaders from the industrial production, pharmaceutical, IT and telecoms, and management consulting sectors frequently instruct the team at BEITEN BURKHARDT to advise them on a wide range of employment and migration law issues. Practice head Andrey Slepov has particular expertise in personal data and IT matters, and is equally proficient in both contentious and advisory work." (Employment)
(The Legal 500 EMEA 2021)
Andrey Slepov is recommended.
(The Legal 500 EMEA 2021)
"Andrey Slepov rises in the rankings after attracting endorsements from market sources and clients alike for his handling of employment law cases. He manages a diverse practice, handling matters from disputes and dismissals to HR policy advisory work and workplace restructuring matters."
(Chambers Europe 2021)
Andrey Slepov is recommended in the fields of Labour and Migration Law (including disputes) in Group III.
Andrey Slepov is listed in Best Lawyers in the field Labour and Employment Law.
(Best Lawyers 2022, 2021)
"BEITEN BURKHARDT primarily advises international clients on general HR management issues, labour disputes and pre-trial settlements, trade union negotiations and Russian collective labour law matters, among other issues. Practice head in Moscow Andrey Slepov is also experienced in data protection."
(The Legal 500 EMEA 2020)
"Andrey Slepov is listed in Best Lawyers in the field of Labour and Employment Law and has been included in the Legal500 list of recommended lawyers in the field Employment, and in the Chambers & Partners list of recommended lawyers."
(Best Lawyers 2020 / The Legal 500 2019)
"Led by Andrey Slepov, BEITEN BURKHARDT's employment practice stands out for its ‘in-depth knowledge of Russian labour legislation’. The firm handles contentious work and provides advice on matters regarding secondments, appointments and dismissals of employees."
(The Legal 500 EMEA 2019)
"Sources describe him as hard-working."
(Chambers Europe 2018)
- Vice Chairman of the Committee for Migration Law of the Association of European Businesses
Publications / Lectures
Legal Update Russia
Andrey Slepov and Prof. Dr Rainer Wedde
in: AuA, 12/2019, p. 708 et seq.
Review of current court practice related to migration law topics
in: AEB, Business Quarterly, Summer 2019, p. 11-12
Litigating with the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the State Labour Inspectorate under the new rules of the Code of Administrative Court Procedure: five important aspects to consider
in: AEB: Russia’s HR sector: surveys, analyses, facts 2018, p.9
An employee has issued a notice of termination and was not paid the premium for 6 months. He assures that the premium schemes in the company are discriminatory (Russian).
in: Direktor po personalu, p. 58 et seq.
The head of the department was dismissed and he was paid three average monthly salaries. He claimed 12 as provided for in the employment agreement. (Russian)
in: Direktor po personalu, 1/2016, p. 60 et seq.
Instruction No. 154-I of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation and Requirements of the Customs Code of the Russian Federation: Ways to Solve the Dilemma (Russian)
in: Bankowskoje obosrenije, p. 55 et seq.
Legal problems of a special assessment of working conditions in offices
in: AEB Business Quarterly, Winter 2015–2016, p. 18-19
Революционные изменения в работе с иностранцами. Новые правила приема и увольнения
Andrey Slepov und Alexandra Ageeva
in: tspor, 2015, S. 25-34
The Russian Labour Ministry intends to remove the uncertainties associated with the specific assessment of the working conditions and will therefore amend its own decree
in: Direktor po personalu, No. 4/2015, p. 50-51
Administrative sanctions and risks of foreign employees being prohibited entry into Russia: practical comments on new legislation and recent law-enforcement practice
in: AEB Business Quarterly Magazine, Spring 2015, p. 12-13
ILO Holidays with Pay Convention (No. 132). When will holidays not taken be lost?
Andrey Slepov and Alexandra Ageeva
in: Trudovije Spori, No.4, April 2015, p. 56 et seq.
Labour Law and Other Legal Bases for Labour
Andrey Slepov and Prof. Dr. Rainer Wedde
in: Personal in Russland, Prof. Dr. Wedde, Rainer and Dr. Schmidt, Hannelore (ed.), OWC-Verlag, Berlin 2015
"Everybody in on the strike!", comments for "Odnako" ["However"] Journal regarding legislation on strikes
in: http://www.odnako.org/magazine/material/show\\_16439, March 2012;
"Legislation on personal data: law enforcement issues"
in: Trudovye spory ["Labor Disputes"] Journal , March 2012;
"Dwelling the ranks of accountable: who is personally in charge of compliance with personal data and anti-insider legislation" (English)
in: The Moscow Times, February 2012;
"Temporary acting general directors in joint stock companies"
in: "EZh-Jurist" Newspaper (Economy & Life Legal Edition), September 2010.
"Employment relations in the new reality: Update", Online Seminar, 28 May 2020;
"COVID-19 vs Business in Russia – time for a reset of employment Relations", Online Seminar, 23 April 2020;
"The coronavirus crisis: health comes first, but don’t forget about Business", Online Seminar, 26 March 2020;
"Individual contracts and agreements in employment relations: tax and legal issues and ways of resolving them" - Business-Breakfast in Moskau, 28 November 2017;
"Specific Assessment of Working Conditions. Differences in Procedures for Industrial Plants and Office Firms", Online Seminar, 14 October 2014 in Moscow (Link to Video Clip)
"Individual labor disputes resolved in courts and labor dispute commissions: how to get prepared in order not to lose", Online Seminar organized by the HR Journal "Kadrovoe delo" ["HR business"] Moscow, June 2012;
"Employment quotas for the disabled: legislative and practical issues", The Moscow Times Conference "Top HR Trends 2012", Moscow, April 2012;
"Update on issues arising in relation to the employment of foreign citizens in Russia: how do you minimize risks from the perspective of employment law?", The Moscow Times Conference "Foreign Employees in your Company", Moscow, June 2010;
"Discussion of the amendments to the law on the protection of minors from harmful information in the Internet", Interview given to Zakon-TV, the first Russian legal television channel, July 2012.
BEITEN BURKHARDT Appoints 14 New Partners from 5 Different Competence Areas
Инструкция ЦБ РФ №154-И и требования ТК РФ: пути решения дилеммы