White Collar & Regulatory Defense in Russia

Debevoise Represents Major Russian and International Clients in the Region on White Collar and Regulatory Defense Matters


The practice is made up of the firm’s Moscow-based partners as well as Russia and CIS-focused lawyers based in the UK and the U.S. The global nature of the team is a key advantage for clients, given the often multijurisdictional nature of these matters. Many of the practice’s engagements have also seen it work in conjunction with local counsel.

Few firms can match the distinct experiences and backgrounds of the lawyers on the team. It includes multidisciplinary, multilingual lawyers with backgrounds practicing in Russia, Europe, the U.S., at the criminal bar, in government and in-house. Together, the perspectives gained through these experiences allow the team to approach any given matter with a keen understanding of the legal, political and commercial issues in play.

The team has a strong track record in helping clients avoid crises, and when they do hit, guiding them towards the best possible outcomes. This track record has seen clients in the region regularly return to hire the team for their most sensitive, high-stakes matters.

The team advises clients in Russia and the CIS on government investigations and enforcement actions, conducting internal investigations, leading white collar criminal defense representations of individuals, and providing compliance advice (including reviews and due diligence).