Padva & Partners

Dispute Resolution Department

Russia
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What the team is known for Long-established market-leading criminal disputes boutique with a remarkable track record in criminal defence. Defends private high net worth individuals and politicians in complex criminal investigations. Specialises in cases related to suspected fraud, tax avoidance and embezzlement. Represents domestic and international companies in relation to criminal investigations.

Strengths Sources universally recognise the firm as "one of the leaders in criminal law."

Notable practitioners

Sources are quick to praise Alexander Gofshteyn for his experience in white-collar crime disputes, with one remarking upon "how fast he can analyse a situation and solve a problem, his legal knowledge and the amount of cases he's handled - he's one of the best." He is also praised for being "very good in court, very impressive."

Founding partner Genrikh Padva remains a towering figure in the Russian market. He has notable experience in complex criminal investigations, defending high-profile individuals. One source says that he has an "incredible knowledge as well as practical experience." Another impressed interviewee enthuses: "I could say every good thing about him, he's excellent – very well respected and very famous."