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

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

- ‘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 Alexey Kasatkin in nomination ‘Criminal law: White-collar crimes’, Band 1.

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

Criminal Defense Firm entered Band 1 (Leading Practice) in Criminal Defense for business | White collar according to RAA independent rating of law firms for 2022-2023.

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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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