Serafima Pankratova

Serafima Pankratova

Senior Associate

Email serafima.pankratova@​

Phone +7 495 933 3000

Fax +7 495 933 3001

LanguagesEnglish, French, Russian

Practice groupCorporate

As a senior associate in our Corporate/Commercial group Serafima Pankratova focuses on employment, contractual and regulatory matters. She brings extensive experience in business, contractual and regulatory matters in various industry sectors including travel, media, energy, technology, hardware and software, retail, financial services, automobiles and others.

Serafima demonstrates a profound knowledge and legal sense in all aspects of employment law, including executives incentives, business transfers, sensitive employment terminations and outsourcing arrangements.

Awards and recognitions


The Best Lawyers in Russia, Regulatory Practice
Best Lawyers


Industry Focus: TMT, Next Generation
Legal 500 EMEA

Education and admissions


Law degree, with honors, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO-University), 2007

Related Knowledge

Supply Chain Support

Representative experience

Advising one of the biggest multi-brand US clothing company on corporate governance matters and employees share plans and incentive arrangements.

Advising international publishing house in relation to restructuring of business in Russia in view of the new Russian media regulations including regulatory and employment.

Advising Kodak Pension Plan on Russian part of Kodak’s chapter 11/transfer of businesses under Kodak Alaris, including employment, commercial, regulatory advice, including closure in Russia.

Advising former CEO of The Otis Group of Companies in Russia, world’s largest manufacturer of lifts; subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation (UTC), on employment termination.

Advising eBay and PayPal on various day-to-day employment matters in Russia.

Advising Marriott Group, world's leading hotel management company, on corporate, employment, registration, and regulatory matters regarding establishment, management, and operation of hotels in Russian regions.

Advising Kingfisher on various corporate governance and employment related matters.

Advising Texas Instruments International (U.S.A.) on various day-to-day employment matters in Russia.

Advising MSC Software GmbH, the leading global provider of integrated enterprise simulation solutions, on employment termination matters in the Russian subsidiary.

Advising If P&C Insurance Company Ltd. on various employment matters related to the restructuring and closure of the business in Russia.

Advising Mitsubishi Corporation on various contractual matters related to their operations in Russia.

Advising HBS (Host Broadcast Services), the exclusive broadcaster of FIFA, on corporate structuring in relation to 2018 FIFA World Cup and 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup

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