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
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CDF: Victory in Mosgorsud in Trial Deadline Failure Case
On September 5 Mosgorsud delivered a judgement regarding a CDF client rights for criminal trial within a reasonable time violation. The client has fallen victim to a $3 m fraud case. The damages recovered from the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation amounted to 90 thousand rubles plus court costs. According to the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation statistics, onl...
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CDF Takes a +10 Billion-Ruble Victory
On June 9 Khoroshyovskiy District Court has sustained the 10.9-billion ruble claim of a leading state corporation to its ex-deputy chairman of the board. Working closely with a team of in-house lawyers, Criminal Defense Firm experts both analysed the materials for the criminal case previously investigated against the defendant, and raised their legal stance based on them to the court. The strong performance they have achieved was not po...
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Alexey Kasatkin
Senior Partner, Advocate
CDF at the Business Under Defense Conference Organised by Vedomosti
CDF at the Business Under Defense Conference Organised by Vedomosti The current economic lay of the land, employee turnover, and market reduction make the business community seek for new efficient ways to handle critical situations. However, the creative ways of resolving business issues are not always anticipated by the law enforcement, and the criminal prosecution of entrepreneurs only gains momentum every year. Alexey Kasatkin, CDF Sen...
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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.