Criminal Law Practice


The criminal lawyers at Maxima Legal have years of experience in protecting the interests of clients who are involved in criminal matters and at all stages of the criminal process.

We provide legal assistance to businesses (companies and its employees), as well as private individuals.

Our services in the field of criminal law include:

  • advising on criminal matters and the law
  • advising and protecting clients’ interests at the stages of pre-trial, preliminary investigations and court proceedings at all instances
  • advising and protecting clients’ interests during scheduled and unscheduled inspections of regulatory bodies
  • due diligence for business projects
  • recovery of assets through the use of criminal law mechanisms from unscrupulous counterparties
  • conducting legal investigations, including coordinating and conducting internal corporate investigations of alleged offences

Maxima Legal is also a member of the International Lawyers Network, one of the largest associations of law firms which brings together more than 5,000 lawyers from 100 well-established law firms and market leaders representing more than 70 countries. As a member of this association, our company represents Russia and its North-West region.

Participation in ILN, as well as a well-established professional network which includes law firms from England, Germany, France, Scandinavian, Central and East European countries, USA, Canada, Australia, enables Maxima Legal to be able to use foreign expertise and experience and the best global practices to help the firm provide high-quality legal services covering both Russian and foreign law.

In particular, by coordinating our work with foreign partners, we effectively represent the interests of our clients operating in various foreign jurisdictions, for example, in the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany, on compliance with anti-corruption laws, such as the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the UK Bribery Act and German Anti-Corruption Laws, amongst others.