Inhouse lawyer

Temporary Substitution for your inhouse-lawyer or head of legal department

Our new service of inhouse lawyer helps you to cover interim needs for internal legal function in the company. This service can be helpful in the following situations:

  • Your inhouse-lawyer has left the company and it takes some time to find suitable replacement;
  • You intend to put the company into „dormant“ mode or liquidate and need competent legal help to wind-down the existing transactions and agreements;
  • You inhouse-lawyer is busy with daily tasks and you need professional assistance for special projects.

We offer three options depending on your current needs:

  1. interim head of legal department,
  2. interim inhouse-lawyer 
  3. and interim legal department. 
Interim head of legal department and interim inhouse-lawyer are our experienced colleagues who can cover all legal matters of day-to-day business. The head of legal department can also help you to test and train your new inhouse lawyer and develop the legal function in your company. The colleague chosen by you can work in your office, from home or in our office. When you opt for the interim legal department, you will receive one contact person who will manage all legal requests of your company in our office and distribute the tasks amount lawyers having special competence.

In each option you will receive the competent contact person who will provide you professional legal advice in any situation.

What you get

We provide availability according to your needs: full-time or half-day or hourly packages (40/80/120 hours per month). The package can be tailor-made according to your wishes.
Our experienced lawyers can take over the legal management of the complicated project or transaction. They have extensive knowledge in different areas of law and expertise in management of project work.
If you have made up your mind to leave the market, you need legally correct winding-down of operations in order to minimize the risks for your management. Our specialized lawyers will advise you on necessary steps, review your valid agreements, prepare the required documentation and support you in negotiations with your business partners.
Ekaterina Kalinina
Associate Director Commercial, Real Estate & Regulatory Law Practices, Moscow
Ekaterina joined SCHNEIDER GROUP in 2020.  She has over 17 years of experience in advising international and Russian companies on legal aspects of Russian market entry and investment projects, greenfield and brownfield manufacturing localisation projects, EPC-contracts, real estate, and construction.  Ekaterina specialises in quality claims, certification, preparation of permissive documents for import. Companies from machinery, automotive, FMCG, pharma, renewable energies, and retail industries rely on her professional expertise.  She graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University with a degree in Law, and holds a Master of Law degree from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.
Dr. Thomas Mundry
Partner, Legal, Tax & Interim Management, Moscow, Russia
Thomas joined the company in 2019 as Partner for legal and tax. Thomas is a German lawyer, ranked among top lawyers in franchising and is regularly included into the “Best Lawyers in Russia” rating. He specializes in manufacturing localization (greenfield & brownfield), joint ventures, M&A, franchising & distribution, bankruptcy and restructuring. Thomas advises businesses from a wide range of industries, including machinery, construction and engineering, automotive, logistics, chemicals, mining, energy and utilities, pharmaceuticals, food, real estate, agriculture, fashion, and IT. Prior to joining SCHNEIDER GROUP, he was Partner in the international law firm Noerr. He holds a doctorate in Law from Freie Universität Berlin. Thomas speaks German, English and Russian.

Why Schneider group

Experience and competence
Our legal professionals have comprehensive experience in providing support for routine legal operations as well as sophisticated projects and are listed in the best law firms' rankings. We have already been receiving positive feedback from clients for our in-house lawyer service.
Attractive price
Our package deals allow you to save the cost of employing many lawyers.
Temporary solution
When you need legal support only for short time period until you hire the new lawyer or bring your company to “dormant” mode or liquidation, then you can profit from our temporary engagement of our lawyers. They get familiar with running procedures in your company and develop the risk-minimizing strategy.