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Our criminal defense practice serves to ensure the observance of client interests within the scope of criminal justice, in connection with the application of relevant criminal law.

We advise our clients, whether private individuals or legal entities, during the course of the investigative activities, operational measures and other inquiries pursued by the relevant law enforcement agencies. The range of services we offer encompasses an initial assessment of the risks of criminal prosecution and the preparation of a viable legal position, and extends to the handling of the matter at all stages of the criminal process at the courts of all interested instances.

Our services in criminal defense include:

  • Identification of the risk of the criminal characterization of entrepreneurial undertakings
  • Assessment of the potential for the opening of a criminal case, as well as of the chances of criminal prosecution
  • Consulting and representation of clients in the course of criminal investigations within the territory of the Russian Federation
  • Provision of the comprehensive support of legal counsel in instances of the opening of a criminal case, up to and including the attorney’s attendance at investigative procedures and in cases of search and seizure
  • Ensuring protection against criminal prosecution in cases of economic crime
  • Representation of clients suff ering from unlawful actions during the course of investigative operations by law enforcement authorities
  • Support for the discovery and recovery of assets lost as a result of the wrongful actions of third parties
  • Support for the return of property seized during the course of criminal prosecution

Recent Deals

  • Representing an Italian producer of packaging material in connection with a workplace accident
  • Representing a client, member of a corporate group engaged in the development of solutions for power-supply network equipment, within the scope of a case involving the criminal prosecution of the management of the company’s Russian division for damages suffered as a result of substandard management
  • Representing interests of an engineering company, a world leader in the field of the manufacture of measurement equipment and industrial automation, in connection with an investigation into a fire at the company’s finished-goods warehouse
  • Representing a Cyprus-based management company operating in the Russian Federation within the scope of criminal cases targeting the recovery of illegally-divested assets (real estate, insurance companies, production companies in the non-oil-and-gas sector, winemaking and agricultural enterprises) acquired using funds borrowed from one of Russia’s leading banks
  • Defending the management of a major Turkish enterprise operating in the garment industry against accusations of its manufacture of counterfeit goods
  • Advising a world-renowned Japanese IT-corporation in connection with the threat of the launch of investigative activities based on the ostensible breach by the client’s supplier of its duty with respect to the repatriation of foreign-denominated cash funds

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