Mikhail German, head of the employment law practice at GRATA International St. Petersburg, has been appointed as a partner as of May 1, 2021.
During his three years with the firm, Mikhail has brought the employment practice to a whole new level, which today is recognized as one of the strongest in Russia. He was repeatedly noted by Russia's leading legal rankings, and his portfolio of litigation projects includes cases that shape the country's litigation practice.
Among Mikhail's clients are major domestic and foreign companies in the construction, IT, medical and trade sectors. He represents companies in dispute resolution and also advises on employment, immigration, tax and family law issues.
Before joining GRATA International, Mikhail worked for 12 years in the judicial system of St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region, the last three years of which he served as a federal judge.
Vladimir Komarov, Managing Partner of GRATA International St. Petersburg, comments: "Mikhail is an excellent lawyer who is genuinely in love with the profession and who has a very strong expertise not only in employment law but also in related practices. His experience on both sides of the bench provides a deep understanding of the litigation process and it greatly enhances our clients' positions. Certainly, it is a natural step in Mikhail's career from which we expect even greater practice gains as well as an expanded portfolio of clients and projects."