Leonid Filanovskiy

Partner, Advocate
Head of Criminal Law Practice

St Petersburg | Moscow 
e-mail: l.filanovskiy@maximalegal.ru
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QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERTISE

Leonid is a highly-qualified specialist in the fields of criminal and criminal procedure law, providing legal advice to individuals and corporate clients for more than 25 years.

Leonid specialises in representing the interests of Russian and foreign corporations, their staff, executives and beneficiaries, as well as individuals at various stages of proceedings: during criminal proceedings, at the stage of investigative actions and at court hearings.

Leonid also represents the interests of clients in cooperation with regulators and law enforcement authorities, including as part of scheduled and unscheduled inspections of businesses and conducts internal corporate investigations and criminal legal due diligence of the activities of companies.

In addition, Leonid is actively involved in expert analysis and reform of criminal procedure legislation at various levels.

CAREER

In 1999, Leonid received the status of advocate. He is a member of the St Petersburg Law Chamber, registration number 78/3396.

RECOGNITION

  • 2023, Rossiyskaya Gazeta newspaper Individual Rating of Best Lawyers — Criminal Law 
  • 2023, Kommersant Publishing House Individual Rating of Best Lawyers (regional research)  — Criminal law: economic crimes 
  • 2023, Kommersant Publishing House Individual Rating of Best Lawyers (regional research)  — Criminal law: official malfeasance
  • 2023, Recommended Lawyer by Pravo.ru-300 (regional research) — Criminal Law
  • 2022, Recommended Lawyer by Pravo.ru-300 (regional research) — Criminal Law
  • 2021, Best Lawyers (Russia) — Criminal Defense
  • 2020, Best Lawyers (Russia) — Criminal Defense
  • Numerous certificates of commendation and diplomas from the St Petersburg Law Chamber and the Federal Law Chamber

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Vice-President of Institute for Management Consulting autonomous non-profit organization

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

1990                St Petersburg State University of Economics 

1997                Law Faculty of St Petersburg State University

He completed a number of internships in the USA, Spain and the Czech Republic.

LANGUAGES

Leonid speaks Russian (native) and English.