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Alexey Novikov
Managing Partner, Advocate

2006, All-Russian State Tax Academy of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation

20 years’ investigations and defence experience in corruption and white-collar criminal cases, including 13 years working in the Public Prosecution Service of the Russian Federation and the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation. Alexey resigned his position as an investigator of special cases of the First Directorate for the Special Cases of the Central Department of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation and began his career as a Partner at ZKS Law Firm. After two years, Alexey withdrew from ZKS and founded Criminal Defense Firm along with Alexey Kasatkin and other partners.

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Alexey Kasatkin
Senior Partner, Advocate

2002 Moscow University of Consumer Cooperation, First-Class Honours

2020 Department of Higher Professional Education at the All-Russian State University of Justice (RLA of the Ministry of Justice of Russia), Mediation, 22 years’ investigations and defence experience in business, corruption, and job-related criminal cases, including 8 years working in the RF Public Prosecution Service and the RF Investigative Committee.

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Oleg Vyshinskii
Senior Partner, Advocate

1992 – USSR Higher School of Investigation(Volgograd) (now Volgograd Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs), Jurisprudence.

1997 – Volgograd Academy of Public Service, Banking and Finance

Oleg Vyshinsky has 31 years’ experience in investigating and defending against financial, corruption, and white-collar criminal cases, including 14 years in investigative units of the law enforcement of Volgograd and Kaliningrad oblast 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 Organized Criminal Activity at the Department of Internal Affairs of the Kaliningrad oblast.

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Anna Golub
Partner, Advocate

2014 Russian University of Transport (MIIT), Jurisprudence

2020 Department of Higher Professional Education at the All-Russian State University of Justice (RLA of the Ministry of Justice of Russia), Mediation

10 years’ investigations and defence experience in business, corruption, and job-related criminal cases, including 4.5 years working for the RF Investigative Committee as an investigator

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Daniil Gorkov
Partner, Advocate

2022, Moscow State Law Academy

Daniil Gorkov has 5 years' of experience in defending and representing interests in criminal cases of economic, corruption and job-related cases. 

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Yury Garmaev
Counsel

Doctor of laws, Professor, retired Senior Councillor of Justice (Prosecution Authority Colonel), Honoured Lawyer of the Republic of Buryatia, director of the Research Centres at the Buryat State University

Yury Garmaev has 28 years’ experience working for the prosecution authorities, on investigations and in higher education. He is one of the leading Russian specialists in criminalistics and in the fields of crime detection and investigation, and in classification, detection and investigation of corruption and white-collar crime, as well as in criminal defence

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06.09.2023
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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16.06.2023
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
06.06.2023
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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