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Alexey Novikov
Managing Partner, Advocate
12.10.2022

ALEXEY NOVIKOV ON LEGAL FORUM OF MASTERS

The Legal Forum of Masters was held in Voronezh from 15 to 17 September and gathered over 500 participants – law firms representatives, companies’ in-house lawyers, advocates, government employees and industry-specific ministries, business owners, and journalists.  Criminal Defense Firm Managing Partner Alexey Novikov summarized, ‘I was pleased to be part of this grand event and share my working experience with PR Litigation. I thank Nik...
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09.09.2022

Not by Courts Alone…

On August 23 Criminal Defense Firm Senior Partner Alexey Kasatkin and Lawyer Daniil Gorkov were invited as experts to a Moscow City Business Service Centre ‘Business Defense’ session. The session focused on analyzing strengths and weaknesses of a Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation draft law aimed at filling the gaps in the criminal procedure legislation, including clarification of grounds for detention of those accused of financial ...
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Yury Garmaev
Counsel
08.09.2022

YURY GARMAEV WINS ‘GOLDEN NAMES OF THE HIGHER SCHOOL’ CONTEST

On September 1 the winners of the Russian national contest of university professors ‘Golden Names of the Higher School’ were revealed. Yury Garmaev, Criminal Defense Firm Counsel, won a ‘Contribution to Science and Higher Education’ nomination.  The contest has been held since 2017 within a cognominal project of a transregional nonprofit organization ‘Higher School Professors League’ with support from The Ministry of Education and Presid...
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31.08.2022

Appeal Revokes Court’s Decision on CDF’s Client Property Arrest

On August 30, the appeals instance of Saint Petersburg City Court revoked the court of the first instance decision on arresting 2 378 property items of a CDF’s client net over 8.7 bn rubles. CDF Partner Artyom Polovinkin noted, ‘Despite the fact that the prosecution is being conducted against specific subjects accused of fraud and creation of a criminal community following the investigation’s request (artificially filed in different dist...
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Artyom Polovinkin
Partner, Advocate
31.08.2022

Court Rejected Prosecution in Reseizing a CDF Client’s Property

On August 29, while reviewing a petition on seizing Criminal Defense Firm client property net over 5 m rubles, Taganskiy District Court of Moscow accepted the arguments of CDF Partner Artyom Polovinkin and rejected to satisfy the prosecution’s petition.  Despite the reverse of the instance of appeal’s decision on 04.05.2022 on the client’s property seizure (earlier permitted by court during pre-trial), the prosecutor resubmitted a simila...
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Artyom Polovinkin
Partner, Advocate
23.08.2022

ECHR SATISFIED CDF'S PARTNER ARTYOM POLOVINKIN APPEAL ON BEHALF OF ALEXANDER SEMENOV

In the court decision delivered on July 21, 2022, following the appeal ‘Semenov v. Russia’, the European Court of Human Rights established violations of articles 5(4), 3, 8(1) of the European Convention on Human Rights regarding the excessive duration of the judgement review, the client’s custodial detention, and violations of his conditions of confinement in the pretrial detention centre.  The ECHR ordered the Russian government to pay ...
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Alexey Kasatkin
Senior Partner, Advocate
17.06.2022

CDF’S CASE: CHANGING PRETRIAL RESTRAINT

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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13.06.2022

CDF & LEGAL RUN 2022

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
01.06.2022

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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