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On March 17, ‘Kommersant’ published the year-end 2020 best law firms ranking. Criminal Defense Firm entered the top Russian legal and industry practices in the federal ranking: o   ‘Criminal Law: Financial Crimes’ (1st prize, Band 2); o   ‘Criminal Law: Malfeasance’ (3rd prize, Band 2); o   Healthcare and Pharmaceutics: consulting the medical services and pharmaceutical industry leaders (Band 2); o   ...
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CRIMINAL DEFENSE FIRM PARTNERS ENTER PRAVO.RU’S RECOMMENDED LAWYERS RANKING has published the year-end 2020 recommended lawyers ranking, alongside with law firms ranking. Alexey Novikov, Alexey Kasatkin, and Irina Krasnova, Criminal Defense Firm partners, have entered the recommended lawyers ranking (Criminal law, II group). The lawyer ranking methodology includes analysis of i) prominent projects of the ranked lawyers for the researched period; the projects received high accolades within the rankin...
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Alexey Kasatkin
Senior Partner, Advocate

Alexey Kasatkin commended for proactive efforts in supporting entrepreneurs’ rights and legitimate interests

On February 16 Criminal Defense Firm Senior Partner Alexey Kasatkin participated as an expert in the working group session on criminal proceedings under Moscow City Commissioner for Entrepreneurs’ Rights. The participants have summarised the work of the group, which included handling entrepreneurs’ submissions lodged with the Commissioner’s establishment in 2020 and generalising the most common criminal offences. Furthermore, the group work p...
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Yury Garmaev


The firm’s Counsel, Doctor of Law, Professor Yury Garmaev was included on the Advisory Board of the Federation Council’s Committee for Constitutional Legislation and State Building on Criminal Law, Criminal Proceedings, Penal and Administrative Law, in section No. 3 on January 26, 2021. Section No. 3 addresses legislative initiatives on criminal law, criminal actions, criminal and penal law, and administrative law. Yury Garmaev is the directo...
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Alexey Kasatkin
Senior Partner, Advocate

Let’s Do It, Brothers! On obstacles to professional advocacy and ways to resolve issues

Not only was 2020 marked by difficulties resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic but also by frequent difficulties and non-legal obstacles to the unhampered existence of the legal profession. The list of these obstacles is extensive, so I will focus on a few of them. 1. Unsubstantiated criminal liability of lawyers for alleged remuneration for services that were not provided by them: - criminal case against Konsors Bar Association of...
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CRIMINAL DEFENSE FIRM & PRAVO.RU: CORPORATE CRIMINAL LIABILITY’s 'Corporate Criminal Liability-2020' conference with over 80 corporate business and legal market representatives as well as experts as participants was held on December 11. Criminal Defense Firm acted as a partner of the event. The conference speakers focused on the trends of criminal and other legislations, along with legal enforcement on economic crimes cases, their prevention, criminal prosecution, and its lawful defense by busin...
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Criminal Defense Partners Conferred Degrees in Mediation

Warmest congratulations to the Firm’s Partners Alexey Kasatkin and Anna Golub on successfully defending their theses and receiving diplomas of Russian State University of Justice (Russian Law Academy of Ministry of Justice of Russia) that acknowledge the ‘Mediator’ qualification conferment. Alexey Kasatkin, the Senior Partner noted: ‘We are glad to announce to our clients that we have expanded the list of our skills with the service of mediat...
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Criminal Defense Firm – the second group of the Federal ranking 'PRAVO-300' in nomination 'Criminal law'

A high-profile ceremony of law firms ranking in the legal market, ‘PRAVO-300’, Russia’s first and largest legal market research, was held on December 4, 2020.   Managing Partner Alexey Novikov noted: "Criminal Defense Firm has entered the second group of Russia’s best law firms in the ‘Criminal Law’ nomination. This means our team has got off to a good start - the bar has been set and we must keep it high. I would like to thank our ...
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Best Lawyers

Advocate Alexey Kasatkin is recommended by Best Lawyers 2021

The Best Lawyers annual international legal ranking is recommending Aleksey Kasatkin as a Russian criminal lawyer for the second year in a row.  
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