ART DE LEX announces the strengthening of its Criminal Law Practice with the addition of Vakhtang Fedorov as a partner and the head of the practice. Mr. Fedorov is a well-known expert in the field of criminal law and procedures, with 20 years of experience in the defense of economic and corruption cases, official crimes, and criminal offenses related to commercial activity. He has represented companies and individuals in their dealings with supervisory and law enforcement authorities.
Mr. Fedorov possesses unique experience in organizing successful defenses in criminal cases related to economic activities, including credit, finance, industry, and trade.
He defended the head of a large jewelry holding company charged with several instances of large-scale fraud. Currently, he represents the former head of a leading Russian space industry company accused of the abuse of power. He is defending one of the heads of a Russian constituent entity accused of taking a particularly large bribe.
Throughout his career, Mr. Fedorov has been actively involved in educational, scientific, and social activities. He is an adviser and member of the Commission on Ethics and Standards of the Federal Chamber of Lawyers of the Russian Federation. He is the first vice president of the Federal Union of Russian Lawyers and deputy chairman of the Russian Bar Association. He is a board member of the Association of Turkic-speaking Barristers. Mr. Fedorov is especially devoted to the development of the ANO Association of Graduates of the Moscow State University in the Name of O.E. Kutafina. He received the medal of the Federal Chamber of Lawyers of the Russian Federation “For merits in protection of rights and freedoms of citizens, second degree.” He holds a PhD in law and is the author of a number of scientific works.
Mr. Fedorov is the executive secretary of the Expert Advisory Council of the Federation Council Committee dealing with constitutional legislation and state construction.
Dmitry Magonya, the managing partner of ART DE LEX, commented on the appointment of the new partner: “I sincerely am glad to work with Vakhtang. This is an important moment for the firm that will enhance significantly the Criminal Law Practice of ART DE LEX. The requests of our clients and our targeted development strategy in general dictated the strengthening of the practice. Vakhtang's international experience will develop further the international projects of ART DE LEX, primarily the Turkish Desk.”
Upon entering the ART DE LEX law firm, Vakhtang Fedorov commented that, “for me, joining the ART DE LEX team is a new stage of my career that offers new opportunities and new successes! I am sure that uniting our vast experiences will provide a strong impulse for the development of the Criminal Law Practice and for the successful resolution of clients’ issues.”