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
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
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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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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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.