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Zabeyda & Partners

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Managing Partner: Alexander Zabeyda
Partner: Daria Konstantinova
Number of partners: 2
Number of Lawyers: 5
Languages: Russian, English

Practice Areas
Dispute Resolution: Corporate Crime

Russia, Moscow,
12 Krasnopresnenskaya quay,
entrance 6, floor 11,
office 1112, 123610
Tel: +7 495 649 82 44,
Email: [email protected]

Firm Overview:
Moscow-based Zabeyda & Partners is a criminal defence law firm specialising in white-collar crime, cybercrime, extradition. Among the firm’s clients are top managers, owners of businesses, civil servants, officers of secret service, private practice and in-house lawyers. Most frequently the firm defends the interests of its clients in criminal cases related to fraud, embezzlement, corruption, abuse of office, and tax evasions. The firm protects its clients’ businesses against the interference of law enforcement agencies, during dawn raids, advises on criminal law due diligence and helps with internal investigations.

All lawyers of the firm have experience of working at law enforcement agencies of the Russian Federation as investigators, prosecutors or judges specialising in white-collar crime. Thanks to their experience as public officers, the firm’s lawyers have in-depth knowledge of the Russian law enforcement system and understand the way officers of law enforcement authorities think and act and, therefore, can create effective defense strategies for their clients.

Main Areas of Practice:

Dispute Resolution: Corporate Crime

Criminal proceedings
The firm defends the interests of the accused, witnesses and victims in various types of white-collar crime, including abuse of office and bribery.
Recent cases include:
• Representing a Moldavian politician and media tycoon in the Russian courts in a criminal case out of offences related to the time when he was the prime-minister.
• Representing the owner of a construction company in a criminal case out of alleged embezzlement; this is an example of a corporate conflict where one of the parties decides to use criminal prosecution to influence its opponent.
• Representing the interests of the ex-vice prime minister and the first vice-governor of the one of regions of Russia in a criminal case on charges of corruption and fraud.
• Representing the CEO of a Russian independent group of companies holding port logistics, engineering, construction, telecom and oil and gas assets in a criminal case initiated against the shareholders of the group who are accused of setting up a criminal community and embezzlement.
• Representing a former deputy minister of the Federal Fishing Agency and a co-owner of a top-10 Russian fishing company in a US$ 350 m corporate conflict.
• Representing the managing partner of a Russian law firm in a criminal case on charges of fraud.
• Representing a top-200 richest person in Russia, a co-owner of a Russian holding company with assets in the financial services sector in a criminal case on charges of US$ 3.2 bn embezzlement and money laundering.

Criminal defense of Businesses
The firm provides ongoing support to Russian and international companies in connection with criminal law matters. The most frequently clients reach out to us for:
• legal opinions on various aspects of criminal law;
• protection of businesses from illegal actions of law enforcement agencies;
• assessment and prevention of criminal law risks;
• internal investigations.
The firm’s clients include companies engaged in retail, industrial production, professional services, real estate and construction, transport, financial services, oil and gas, leisure and hospitality.

The firm represents internationally wanted defendants, including in the course of extradition proceedings. The firm has established relations with lawyers from other countries. The firm’s staff is fluent in English.

Representing victims in high-tech crime investigations, whether in connection with cryptocurrency transactions, bank fraud or hacker attacks, becomes an increasingly sought-after area of focus for criminal lawyers.

Contact Name: Alexander Zabeyda
Tel: +7 495 649 82 44
Email: [email protected]