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Kristina Malekina

Junior Partner, Attorney
Experience
Kristina Malekina advises in criminal cases of various categories and represents clients in courts of general jurisdiction. As part of her criminal expertise, Kristina specializes in defending clients accused of fraud, embezzlement, bribery, financial crimes, and other white-collar cases. For corporations and individuals victimized by fraud, money laundering, or other financial crimes Mrs. Malekina helps to build an effective representation strategy, so, to interfere with and seize hidden assets of participants.

Key representations include large institutional clients and their executives in the field of industry, finance, and construction as well as high-net-worth individuals.

Kristina graduated from Moscow State Law Academy (summa cum laude) and has her Master of Law degree from National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow).

Author of publications in scientific directories on the issues of the criminal process; participant and speaker at professional events on the issues of criminal process and advocacy in the Russian Federation.

Member of the Moscow Bar Association.
Fluent in English

Practice areas

  • White-collar defense
  • Criminal cases in the field of corruption and malfeasance
  • Criminal defense of private clients
  • Criminal compliance
  • Internal investigations
  • Dispute resolution in courts of general jurisdiction.
Industry experience

  • Banking and finance
  • Construction and development
  • Industry, logistics, transport
  • Trade
Practice areas
  • White-collar defense
  • Criminal cases in the field of corruption and malfeasance
  • Criminal defense of private clients
  • Criminal compliance
  • Internal investigations
  • Dispute resolution in courts of general jurisdiction.
Industry experience
  • Banking and finance
  • Construction and development
  • Industry, logistics, transport
  • Trade

Selected cases
Criminal defence
  • Defending an entrepreneur accused of participating in a criminal community (Article 210 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) and fraud with charged damages exceeding $ 250 million.

  • Defending an entrepreneur accused of commercial bribery.

  • Defending the owner of a nation-leading construction business accused of criminal conspiracy to commit fraud, embezzlement.

  • Defending a top-manager of microfinance organization accused of managing a structural subdivision within a criminal conspiracy to commit multiple frauds.

  • Defending a top-manager of a financial organization accused of a major fraud.

  • Defending a practicing lawyer accused of attempted fraud on an especially large scale.

  • Defending a top-manager of an industrial company accused of significant fraud and embezzlement.

  • Representing a suspect in a large-scale tax crime case.

Other
  • Representing the interests of companies whose property was seized as part of a criminal case on fraud.

  • Representing the interests of the victim in the case of theft, coercion to evade testifying in a criminal case and slander.

  • Representing the CEO of a large company in the framework of illegally initiated enforcement proceedings.

  • Internal corporate investigation (advocate investigation) into the circumstances of several abuses and theft committed by the top management of an industrial enterprise.

  • Internal corporate investigation (advocate investigation) into the causes and circumstances of an incident related to a violation of safety rules at a large enterprise that resulted in the death of employees.

  • Challenging personal sanctions implied against Russian businessmen (FMCG sector, media sector).

  • Advising major Russian media group with regard to issues of collaboration with Western media stakeholders in the light of sanctions against Russian Federation.

119435, Russia, Moscow, Bolshoy Savinskiy Ln, 11

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Moscow Bar Association registry no. 77/2-458
Managing Partner – Kirill Belskiy
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