ZKS Law Attorneys specializes in criminal law. We represent our clients in criminal proceedings on charges of economic and white-collar crimes.
We protect Russian and foreign clients’ interests in criminal cases involving fraud, corruption and bribery charges, official misconduct, tax misconduct, bad faith conduct in bankruptcy proceedings, contract default, including public contracts; and corporate conflicts with a criminal element. We represent our clients in pre-trial investigations and in court, both as alleged offenders and witnesses. We protect our clients’ businesses against interference of law enforcement agencies, including dawn raids, advise on criminal due diligence and help with internal investigations. We also provide defense in criminal proceedings conducted in foreign jurisdictions or at the international level including extradition procedures.
All of our attorneys have worked as investigators across a number of internal state and investigative organs making up the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs, Investigation Committee and Prosecutor’s Office prior to joining the firm.
Developing the practice of legal support in criminal cases at international level, ZKS included as a partner Maria Korchagina. She speaks English and French and acts as a counsel for both Russian and foreign clients. Professor Gennady Esakov also joined the ZKS as a counsel. He acted as an a expert in Russian and foreign courts and international jurisdictional bodies. In recent years, he worked as an expert with Baker McKenzie, Debevoise & Plimpton, Clifford Chance CIS, FBK Legal, Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasyev & Partners, Sberbank and other large Russian and foreign companies. Professor Esakov provides legal support on issues of Russian, foreign, and international criminal law.
We provide legal assistance in business sphere including
- defense of Russian and foreign business structures in criminal proceedings complicated by international element
- protection of business structures from unlawful and/or unreasonable intrusion of authorities in business activity
- protection of business structures from fraud
- audit and minimization of risk of criminal investigation as to business activity
- implementation a strategic program of protection from risks of criminal nature in a company
We provide legal assistance to individuals including
- defense of Russian and foreign individuals in criminal proceedings complicated by international element
- defense of individuals in criminal proceedings conducted in foreign jurisdictions or at the international level including extradition procedures
- criminal defense, legal assistance to witnesses and victims in criminal cases
Law Firm of the Year Awards
- Criminal Defense in Russia (2021)
Top Listed National Awards
- Top Listed in Russia in Criminal Defense with 10 lawyers
Top Listed City Awards
- Top Listed in Moscow in Criminal Defense with 10 lawyers
"Law Firm of the Year"
Firm Practice Areas
- Criminal Defense