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Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Offices
21, 1st Tverskaya-Yamskaya Str.
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White Collar Crime, Compliance
Head of White Collar Crime Practice
Victoria Burkovskaya is the Head of White Collar Crime Practice. She specialises in corruption and financial crime, fraud and tax evasion, money laundering, smuggling, and crimes against government services, state and municipal authorities. She has extensive experience of representing both Russian and foreign clients in legal proceedings at various stages: from opening criminal cases to court hearings, including investigative actions; examination of transactions to identify possible penal risks; preparing recommendations; and conducting staff training in case of an unexpected raid on a company. Victoria can also provide support in conducting internal investigations of reported abuse by a company’s employees.
Victoria is a member of the Moscow Bar Association. She is also a member of the International Chamber of Commerce (Paris) Working Group on Criminal Law and Arbitration and has been appointed to the Expert Council of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation. She also acts as Co-Chair of the Business Against Corruption public centre (under the auspices of the Delovaya Rossiya chamber).
Victoria graduated from Moscow State Law Academy. She completed postgraduate studies at the Research Centre for the Enhancement of the Rule of Law and Public Order of the General Prosecutor’s Office of the Russian Federation. In 2000, Victoria obtained her PhD in criminal law, and in 2006 she was awarded a Doctor of Laws degree by the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs Management Academy.
Lawyer Rankings(Leading individuals)
The offering at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners has greatly increased in strength since the recent arrival of well-regarded practitioner Konstantin Tretyakov, along with a team consisting of senior associate Konstantin Elfimov and associate Maria Kilesso, from Dentons. Tretyakov’s ‘expertise in criminal law is outstanding‘, and he is singled out for his ‘ability to find solutions in uneasy circumstances‘. Other key contacts in Moscow include practice head Viсtoria Burkovskaya and counsel Andrey Bastrakov. In St Petersburg, senior associate Andrey Tuzov is the key figure. The firm is known for ‘defending the interests of clients in any complicated and non-standard situations‘, at all stages of the criminal litigation process.
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Capital markets
- Commercial, corporate and M&a: St Petersburg and elsewhere
- Dispute resolution: arbitration and mediation
- Dispute resolution: Litigation
- Intellectual property
- Private client
- Restructuring and insolvency
- White-collar crime