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Kristina Timoshenko

Kristina Timoshenko

Partner | Attorney

Areas of practice:

Construction & Real Estate
Dispute Resolution/ International Arbitration
Employment Law

The focus area for Kristina Timoshenko is employment law. For more than 15 years Kristina has been advising Russian and foreign companies on various labor law matters. Within her practice area she drafts and reviews employment contracts and other HR documents, develops corporate policies and procedures, provides assistance in localization of international group policies and procedures, supports clients in HR restructuring and redundancy procedures. Acting as a labor law expert, Kristina contributes to due diligence checks for M&As.

Advising clients in disputes with employees and supporting them in the event of controversial employment terminations are among important areas of Kristina’s professional practice. She is highly experienced in resolution of labor disputes and representation before courts and also successfully supports clients during scheduled and extraordinary audits by government labor inspections or public prosecutor’s officers, and handles administrative proceedings in which public authorities are involved.

Kristina is a member of the Moscow Bar Association.

Furthermore, Kristina provides legal assistance in general business and antitrust, real property and land law matters and advises clients on day-to-day business issues.

Practice of law:

  • Andrey Gorodissky & Partners (since 2014)
  • Andrey Gorodissky & Partners (2012 – 2013)
    Senior Lawyer
  • RUSNAB LLC (2010 – 2012)
    Senior Legal Advisor
  • BIOTECH LLC (2007 – 2009)
    Assistant Lawyer


  • Russian National Tax Academy of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation, Finance and Economics Department, tax consulting (2011)
  • Peoples' Friendship University of Russia, Law School, civil law, summa cum laude (2010)


  • Moscow Bar Association (since 2014)


  • Legal500
  • The Best Lawyers

Language skills:

  • English


Provided full corporate services, including contractual paperwork, claim management and employment issues.

Vetted and provided legal opinions on real estate transactions, and drafted mortgage contracts for a Russian bank affiliated with an international financial holding company.

Vetted distribution agreements for a big name in cosmetics for antitrust compliance in Russia.

Contributed to antitrust memoranda for European automakers.

Represented clients in sales and leases of retail, office and residential properties.

  • “At Andrey Gorodissky & Partners, practice head Marina Abramova and Kristina Timoshenko are representing NikoStroy in an employment termination dispute. The group also handles non-contentious employment matters.”

    “The Legal 500 EMEA”


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How to hire foreign employees (simple labor workers or qualified professionals) correctly
Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination for Employees in Moscow and Moscow Region
Experiment in Electronic HR Document Management – Conditions and Procedures for Participation
Labor Corona-Law – Distance Work as a “New” Form of Labor Organization
Does Employer Have the Right to Disallow a Remote Worker to be Absent during Working Hours?
Labor Corona-Law – The Organization is to Work, but there are Circumstances Preventing Certain Types of Work from being Performed
Employment corona law – Is it legal to declare business interruption
Labor Corona-Law – How to Pay for “Non-Working Days”?
Don’t litigate to the last if you see that employee is in the right
How to Complete the Employee Hiring Formalities Properly
Newsletter. Labor Law Update. July 2016