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  • Advising employers and employees on all issues of labor migration for local employment and international assignments (corporate migration), including stays for the recognition of foreign professional qualifications and job searches
  • Advice to self-employed entrepreneurs, investors and freelancers on setting up in Germany, related business migration issues and corporate law arrangements
  • Advice on questions of educational migration: language course, school attendance, search for a place to study, preparation for studies, university studies, vocational training and further education as well as the subsequent search for a job and transition to gainful employment, if applicable
  • Representation in procedures for employment and educational migration and, if applicable, family reunification in coordination with the responsible German mission abroad, local foreigners authority, Federal Employment Agency (BA) and, if applicable, Central Office for Foreign Education (ZAB), Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK), Chamber of Crafts and regional economic development agency
  • Advice and representation in citizenship law, such as naturalization (in particular retaining the previous citizenship) and determination of German citizenship
  • Business and criminal law advice and representation in cross-border projects, in particular contract drafting, corporate law support and representation in court
  • Regular lecturing (working group on migration law in the German Bar Association, various chambers of industry and commerce, manager training of the GIZ, German-Russian Lawyers’ Association, etc.), commentary on employment migration law norms of the Residence Act for the publishing house C.H. Beck and other publications in this field”


  • Attorney at dmp since 2005
  • Since 2014 regional partner at the Berlin office
  • Pro bono: among others, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation West-Eastern Encounters (since 2016)
  • 2016 Specialist lawyer examination in migration law (Berlin, Darmstadt)
  • 2003-2005 legal clerkship in Berlin, The Hague (Eurojust) and Moscow
  • 2002-2003 Master’s degree (LL.M.) at the Moscow Institute of State and Law with a comparative law thesis on trade and business secrets
  • 2001-2002 Human Rights Officer of the OSCE Assistance Group for Chechnya on secondment from the German Foreign Office
  • 1999-2000 Research assistant to Prof. Dr. Ursula Stein, Chair of Civil Law, Commercial, Corporate and Economic Law in Dresden
  • 1993-1999 Studied law in Dresden with guest semesters in Manchester and Rostov-on-Don


  • German Bar Association (DAV), Working group for migration law
  • German-Russian Lawyers Association (DRJV)
  • ClubFORUM of the German-Russian Forum
  • Association of German and Russian Economists – dialog. e.V.
  • Institute for Law, Economy and Trade in the Baltic Sea Region e.V.