ABOUT US
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
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03.12.2021
CRIMINAL DEFENSE FIRM INCLUDED IN PRAVO-300 FEDERAL RANKING IN NOMINATION ‘CRIMINAL LAW’
A grand ceremony of legal firms ranking Pravo-300, the most extensive studies in Russia that brought together over 1000 representatives of the legal market, was held on December 2, 2021.  Criminal Defense Firm is recommended by Pravo-300 federal ranking in nomination ‘Criminal Law’.  Alexey Novikov, Managing Partner, noted, ‘I would like to thank our colleagues and clients for their trust. In return, we continue to strengthen our t...
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Alexey Novikov
Managing Partner, Advocate
01.12.2021
ALEXEY NOVIKOV AT KOMMERSANT CONFERENCE: CRIMINAL ASPECT OF BUSINESS CONFLICTS: WHAT CAN ONE LEARN FROM JUDICIAL PRACTICE?
On November 26, Alexey Novikov, Criminal Defense Firm Managing Partner, spoke at the Kommersant Conference ‘Criminal and Vicarious Liability of Business Management and Business Owners’. The conference brought over 80 representatives of the business and legal market together.  The challenge of applying criminal law is now almost key for business in Russia. Furious discussions about relieving criminal pressing are at every confer...
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29.10.2021
CRIMINAL DEFENSE FIRM IS GROWING
Criminal Defense Firm team is growing—advocates Roman Pavlov and Artyom Polovinkin have recently joined the firm. Roman has 17 years’ experience in investigating and defending against financial, corruption, and white-collar crimes, including six years as assistant officer to a prosecutor (a prosecutor involved in the court stages of criminal proceedings) and an investigator of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation. Artyom has...
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ABOUT US
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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.