Effective criminal defense
Criminal legal assistance
For corporate and private clients
A passion for freedom and a thirst for justice
legal assistance to private and corporate clients
Alexey Novikov
Managing partner, advocate
Corporate clients:
Criminal law audit of Russian and foreign firms for the purposes of identifying and managing possible criminal law risks to their business
Arranging, coordinating and carrying out internal corporate investigations of alleged offences
Defending businesses against illegal actions of law enforcement agencies at all stages of criminal proceedings, including pre-investigation and unscheduled inspections
Protecting businesses from fraud and illegal takeovers
Identifying and managing criminal law risks in connection with insolvency procedures
Arranging and providing workshops on interacting with representatives of law enforcement agencies
Private clients:
Defending the rights and legal interests of suspects, accused persons and defendants at all stages of criminal proceedings, including pre-investigation inspections
Representing victims and witnesses
We are always available
All news
Alexey Kasatkin
Senior Partner, Advocate
On June 8, the Kurchatov District Court of Chelyabinsk sustained the defense's motion to change the preventive measure previously chosen against the firm’s client in the form of pretrial detention to house arrest (at the same time, the client was held in a pretrial detention facility for more than a year). The client is convicted of a number of corruption-related grievous and extremely grievous crimes (bribe receipt and commercial bribery) du...
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For the second year in a row, Criminal Defense Firm has become the official partner of the International Charity Race Legal Run. The project unites legal firms worldwide in order to support the wards of ‘Podari Zhizn’ charity foundation – seriously ill children from different regions of Russia and foreign countries. Same as last two years, Legal Run was held as a flash mob due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Follow the link to learn m...
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Artyom Polovinkin
Partner, Advocate
Yes To Cryptocurrency
Despite the debates between the Central Bank and the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation on whether to ban or to further regulate cryptocurrency in Russia, the latest version of the Ministry of Finance draft law of May 27 features the article that allows to use digital currencies to perform foreign trade transactions for companies and entrepreneurs.  Looking back to February 18, 2022: the Central Bank of Russia presented a...
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Criminal Defense Law Firm
Criminal Defense is a law firm established by qualified advocates with significant experience working in the RF Public Prosecution Service, the RF Investigative Committee and the RF Ministry of Internal Affairs.

We are very familiar with all aspects of the methods and approaches of law enforcement agencies. Our experience means we work as effectively as possible with law enforcement officers to achieve our clients’ desired results.

We focus on complex criminal business, job-related and corruption cases. We represent business owners, Russian and foreign companies, their employees and public officials.