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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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Publishing House ‘Kommersant’ has published the results of the annual rating ‘Leaders of the Legal Market’. Criminal Defense Firm has entered the federal rating in nominations: ‘Criminal law: White-collar crimes’, Band 1; ‘Criminal law: Financial crimes’, Band 1; Best lawyers according to the individual rating: CDF Managing Partner Alexey Novikov in nomination ‘Criminal law: Financial crimes’, Band 1; CDF Senior Partner Alex...
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RAA White Collar Rating: Criminal Defense Firm Among Leading Law Firms

The Arbitration Association (RAA) has published an independent rating of law firms for 2022-2023. Criminal Defense Firm has entered Band 1 (Leading Practice) in Criminal defense for business | White collar. CDF Senior Partner Alexey Kasatkin noted, ‘We are proud of the results, and we believe that our team is always ready to provide relevant services in criminal defense. We thank RAA for the high evaluation of our competences and the firm’s c...
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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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Alexey Novikov
Managing Partner, Advocate


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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