Legal support in day-to-day activities of your business
“In-House Lawyer” is a comprehensive service of legal support in day-to-day activities of clients, time efficient and highly- qualified support of TPG-Legal lawyers team on the basis of outsourcing.
TPG-Legal is aimed at legal and business support of Russian and international companies that carry out commercial and investment activities in Russia and CIS. TPG-Legal also provides support to new companies, start-ups and projects, including projects of foreign and international companies entering the Russian market.
The service “In-House Lawyer” was proved to be the most optimal and popular complex of services among our clients. This service allows clients to optimize their expenses for legal services and at the same time to receive full, time efficient and qualified support of a whole team of lawyers.
The main advantages of “In-House Lawyer” from TPG-Legal
Using the service “In-House Lawyer”, you get a team of lawyers with the necessary qualifications for your company, as well as a manager and a lawyer who will supervise this activity for your company, provide control and timely resolve issues. In the course of long-term cooperation, the managers and lawyers of TPG-Legal enter into the specifics of your company’s activities and they do not need additional time to study each issue.
“In-House” Lawyer allows you to solve issues and tasks in a shorter period than the internal lawyers with overloaded daily tasks or without sufficient qualifications in narrow areas (see Comparative analysis in the table below).
Besides time saving, “In-House Lawyer” allows you to optimize the cost of legal support. The scope and cost of services are agreed upon with the client in advance. But at the same time the client can at any time change the scope of services in connection with the business needs, new projects or the completion of projects, new or unforeseen issues.
Taking into account the above mentioned advantages, “In-House Lawyer” service is primarily recommended for the following companies:
- Companies that do not need a full-time internal lawyer;
- Companies that need lawyers with different qualifications and specializations. As a rule, an internal lawyer is limited in his specialization and can not provide support on all the necessary issues;
- New companies and start-ups;
- Foreign and international companies entering the Russian market. As a rule, these companies have their own legal departments located in their head offices, but they need the support of lawyers in Russia.
- Subsidiaries, branches and representative offices of foreign companies.
- Companies with the internal lawyers who need additional support or qualified lawyers for certain projects and specializations.
Advantages of “In-House Lawyer”
|Advantages||TPG-Legal “In-House Lawyer” Services||Internal lawyer|
|Optimization of costs for legal support.||“In-House Lawyer” allows to optimize the cost for legal support. The scope and cost of services are agreed upon with the client in advance. The client can at any time change the scope of services in connection with business needs, new projects, completion of projects, new or unforeseen issues.||The employer has to pay twice a month a fixed salary in accordance with the terms of the employment contract and Labor Law.|
|No additional taxes and fees.||There is no need to withhold personal income tax and pay additional contribution to the social founds.|
Subject to the tax regime of TPG-Legal VAT is not applicable.
|It is necessary to pay contributions to social funds.
It is necessary to withhold personal income tax from the salary of the internal lawyer.
|Flexibility in the relations.||The client can at any time change the scope and cost of services.|
It is possible to involve TPG-Legal lawyers at any time as needed. The client can at any time to attract the necessary lawyers and specialists.
The client at any time has the right to refuse the services.
The client at any time has the right to agree additional services.
|It is not possible to change salary unilaterally by the employer (except cases provided for in the Labor Code).
Salary needs to be paid on a monthly basis, regardless of the assignments for an internal lawyer.
Unilateral termination of the employment contract is strictly regulated by labor law and entails additional costs for the employer. In this case, it is possible to abuse the internal lawyer by his position as an employee.
It is not allowed to impose additional functions on the employee (not provided for in the employment contract).
|No leave (vacation) or sick leave.||In case of involvement of the TPG-Legal team of lawyers, there are no periods of suspension of projects in connection with leave (vacation) or sick leave of a single lawyer.||The employer has to provide the employee with time for vacation and for sick leave if necessary. In order to avoid the suspension of projects and the observance of the necessary dates, it is necessary to involve several internal lawyers.|
|High qualified lawyers.||The lawyers with the necessary qualifications are appointed to the projects of the client.|
The team can be changed and supplemented at any time as needed.
|The internal lawyer is limited by his qualifications and does not have the opportunity and experience to resolve all the specific issues.
Taking into account the requirements of the current labor legislation, the employer does not have the right to change at any time the internal lawyers for the necessary tasks and projects.
|Compliance with schedules.||The client has more opportunities and lawyers to implement projects and solve issues in time.||The working time of the internal lawyer is strictly limited by labor law (extra time entails additional costs).
There is no possibility to solve issues in a shorter timeframe and to support several projects simultaneously.