Interview with Luke Conner, General Director of Conner & Company LLC

Interview with Luke Conner, General Director of Conner & Company LLC

You used to work for a large international commercial law firm, what made you set up your own, eponymously named firm?

I had always wanted to set up my own law firm, but, like many lawyers, I was probably a bit too comfortable with the status quo and the relative easy life of a salaried role. What I really needed was an impetus for change (for which read – kick up the backside).

Knowing your rights following lay off or redundancy

Knowing your rights following lay off or redundancy

The recent financial crisis, including the onset of sanctions, the seemingly ever decreasing oil price and the resulting devaluation of the rouble, has done little to help the employment prospects of expatriates in Moscow or elsewhere in Russia. Indeed, a large proportion of the expat community have lost their jobs, whether through lay off or redundancy. This article aims to provide a lawyer’s perspective on the situation and a brief guide to your rights should you ever need to rely on them.