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White collar criminal defence

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The Firm has a notable criminal law capacity.

Chambers Europe 2016

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP’s Dispute Resolution team specialising in criminal law and corporate criminal defence is among the strongest in Russia.

The advocates of this Practice represent clients in criminal proceedings in economic and corruption cases.

These experts have tremendous experience in providing comprehensive defence to executives and top-managers against criminal prosecution, ranging from representation before law-enforcement agencies and other state authorities, including round-the-clock emergency call-out in any conflict situation, up to acting for our clients in criminal proceedings, both in Russia and abroad.

The Practice’s team of attorneys is experienced in conducting internal investigations into various crimes against business committed by employees, shareholders or even third parties.

We offer 24-hour emergency call-out in any situation to protect our client’s interests during criminal proceedings both in Russia and abroad.

Over the last year, our lawyers have helped more than 250 corporate clients, with 90% of the cases terminated at the preliminary investigation stage.

We have experience of acting for clients before courts, lawenforcement agencies or other state authorities in virtually all Russian regions and CIS countries. For instance, over the last year, we have defended the interests of clients in 83 constituent entities of the Russian Federation, from Kaliningrad to Sakhalin.

In addition, our advocates have considerable expertise in using criminal law mechanisms to defend infringed rights and legitimate interests of clients.

Our team of lawyers has expertise in international investigations into crimes committed against companies by their employees or shareholders or by other parties.

Our services include:

  • Representing companies and individuals during all types of investigation by law-enforcement agencies (including appealing against related decisions and actions by law-enforcement officers or preparing a legal position).
  • Advising clients and protecting and representing their interests during criminal proceedings conducted within the Russian Federation.
  • Identifying business crime risks.
  • Assisting in performance of the expert examinations required in a criminal case: seeking suitable experts and expert organisations, liaising between investigative bodies and experts and monitoring the quality of expert examinations.
  • Arranging and carrying out international investigations into offences suspected of being committed against an organisation.
  • Preparing opinions, based on available information (including that provided by lawenforcement agencies), on the prospects for investigation into criminal cases.
  • Training personnel on what to do during an investigation by law-enforcement agencies.
  • Drafting guidance for clients on what to do when law-enforcement or regulatory agencies carry out audits.
  • Drafting internal instructions for client personnel on working with counterparties to prevent commercial bribery.

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Andrey Goltsblat
Managing Partner (Russia), Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP (formerly Goltsblat BLP in Russia), Senior Partner, Private Client, M&A, Investment Projects
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Anton Gusev
Head of White Collar Criminal Defence Practice
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