Effective criminal defense


Criminal Defense Firm partners Alexey Novikov, Alexey Kasatkin, Anna Golub, and the firm’s counsel, Professor Yury Garmaev, are recommended by Best Lawyers 2022 international rating in Criminal Defense in Russia.

Senior partner Alexey Kasatkin holds his position in the Best Lawyers rating in Criminal Defense for the third year in a row.

Criminal Defense Firm is recommended by federal ranking in nomination ‘Criminal Law’, Group II.

Criminal Defense Firm entered the top Russian legal and industry practices in the federal ranking:

- ‘Criminal Law: Malfeasance’ (Band 1);

- ‘Criminal Law: Financial Crimes’ (Band 2);

Alexey Novikov, the firm’s managing partner, is recommended in the individual lawyers ranking in category ‘Art and Culture Law’.


Сriminal Defense Firm among leaders of Russia's best law firms in nomination 'Criminal Defence' – Forbes Club Legal Ranking 2022.

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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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