White Collar Practice 

Our team represents clients in Russian and international white-collar cases, including those relating to fraud, misappropriation and embezzlement, abuse of rights and abuse of office, unjust enrichment in commercial and government-related matters and bribery, and in international extradition cases.

Members of our team have represented, among others, clients on the following matters*.

White collar

  • Defending co-owner of a major Russian insurance company accused of embezzlement and fraud on an especially large-scale and of money-laundering

  • Defending a top manager of a major Russian aircraft corporation accused of misappropriation on an especially large-scale during performance of a contract

  • Defending a prominent Russian businessman against whom criminal charges were brought in connection with tax evasion on an especially large scale

  • Defending a businessman accused of illegal trafficking of military weapons and equipment on an especially large scale as part of an organised group

  • Co-defending a businessman accused of extortion and organisation of a criminal network

  • Representing a trading arm of a leading Russian metals producer in relation to Swiss criminal, arbitration and civil matters instigated by its partner to avoid payments under a very significant off-take contract


Defending assets in criminal proceedings

  • Representing a businessman and ex-civil servant in a court dispute to forfeit his assets to the state

  • Representing individuals and defending their assets arrested to secure the civil claims filed by the affected persons against the top managers of a major transport company accused of fraud, theft and organisation of a criminal network

  • Representing a top-manager of an insurance company in enforcement proceedings, including to challenge the bailiff’s actions / inaction

    *This includes experience of our team members prior to joining RGD.