"The ‘client-oriented’ Julia Borozdna at Pepeliaev Group is very professional in solving complicated projects, as well as in urgent cases.” - The Legal 500: EMEA, 2012. Chambers Europe, 2012 views Julia Borozdna as a “serious player with terrific skills.”
In 2012 Julia became a member of the expert board of Employment Disputes magazine. Julia is also recognised by authoritative international legal guidebooks as one of the leading experts in employment law in Russia, including The Best Lawyers 2012, PLC Which Lawyer 2012, Chambers Europe 2012, 2011 and, Chambers Europe 2010, European Legal Experts Guide 2010, Who’s Who Legal: CIS – 2010, The European Legal 500 Guide, The Best Lawyers. The Legal 500 recognizes Julia as "Very ethical and client oriented" expert. "Head of practice Julia Borozdna receives glowing recommendations for her strong communication skills and understanding of clients' needs." (Chambers Europe 2011). Vedomosti newspaper's special issue dedicated to legal business in Russia ranks Julia among the top employment and labour law advisers.Julia is an accredited member of the Association of European Businesses. Julia Borozdna is the author and co-author of numerous articles on employment, migration, personal data, trade secret protection, and other legal issues published in The Moscow Times, Vedomosti, Corporate UK, New Legislation & Legal Practice, General Director, Corporate Lawyer, Trudovyie Spory, Kadrovoye Delo, Kadrovik.ru, Nalogoved, Getting the Deal Through, and many other. She regularly speaks at high profile conferences, including those organised by The Moscow Times, Association of European Businesses, the American Chamber of Commerce in Russia, RBCC and many others.Before joining Pepeliaev Group, Julia worked at the Employment Law Practice Group of Baker & McKenzie for more than 10 years.Julia Borozdna graduated from MGIMO University in 1999 (International Law Department).
► Comprehensive advice to major Russian airline on full range of issues relating to restructuring of personnel and termination of employment, including also development of various options for such restructuring and employment termination, assessment of legal risks of termination of employment relationships under various options, advice on various trade union related matters, termination of employment of heads and members of trade unions, developed recommendations as to project implementation, advice on mass media coverage of forthcoming restructuring;
► Full legal support of corporate restructuring of major car manufacturer located in Moscow and St. Petersburg, including development of employee transfer plan from one legal entity to another, with due regard to the need of personnel restructuring as well as drafting all required HR related paperwork, participation in negotiations with employees and advice on a wide range of related on-going legal issues in the area of employment and migration law;
► Comprehensive legal advice to major oil and gas company on structuring of secondment of its employees from Russian company to its subsidiary outside Russia;
► Advised major manufacturer on wide range of legal issues connected with trade union activities, including also in connection with the collective bargaining procedures;
► Successfully represented the world’s leading manufacturer of stainless steel products against a lawsuit brought by a former employee over allegedly unlawful dismissal;
► Successfully represented an international insurance company in court against a lawsuit filed by former head of representative office seeking reinstatement;
► Advised a subsidiary of a leading oil and gas corporation on the benefits and disadvantages of the principal types of management incentive schemes;
► Performed a due diligence of employment relations and provided advice on personnel redundancies within the scope of the project, involving the acquisition of a minority shareholding in a large financial company;
► Performed a due diligence of employment relations (including employment contracts with top managers) at companies that constitute part of a media group within the scope of a project to acquire the group.