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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On March 17 Criminal Defense Firm Managing Partner Alexey Novikov participated in ‘Bankruptcy-2023’ conference organised by Kommersant Publishing House. Alexey focused on the most pertinent criminal risks in the bankruptcy procedures in 2023. He revealed the nuances of a possible criminal prosecution for both special bankruptcy elements and typical fraud, misappropriation, or embezzlement charges using the cases currently handled by the fi...
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CDF Expands: Oleg Vyshinsky Joins CDF as Senior Partner
Oleg Vyshinskyhas 30 years’ experience of legal practice including 14 years in investigation and over 10 years in practice as advocate. From 1992 to 2006 Oleg worked in investigative units of the law enforcement as a major case investigator, financial crimes investigation (banking and finance) department head, the first deputy head of the Main Investigative Department of the Volgograd oblast, head of the Department for the Investigation of Org...
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Alexey Kasatkin
Senior Partner, Advocate
CDF Team Wins Another Victory
On February 3, the Seventh General Jurisdiction Court of Cassation has fully satisfied the motion of Alexey Kasatkin, Criminal Defense Firm Senior Partner, and changed the territorial jurisdiction of the appeal proceedings on a criminal case against the firm’s client. The client was found guilty of accepting bribe and items of corrupt payment on a large and an especially large amountsin collusion with a group of individuals. The reason forapp...
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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.