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Head of Practice, Criminal Law Defence of Business
Maxim Koshkin is an attorney and the Head of Criminal Defence of Business Practice. He specialises in tax law, criminal law and criminal procedure law and has extensive experience in providing legal defence and representing clients before law enforcement authorities at all stages of criminal proceedings. 

In 1987 Maxim graduated from the law faculty of Lomonosov Moscow State University, majoring in jurisprudence.
He has been a member of the Moscow City Bar Association since 1988. Before joining Pepeliaev Group, Maxim was Deputy Director of Bureau of Attorneys No. 5 of the Moscow City Bar Association for more than 10 years.

Maxim has successfully represented and defended clients before law enforcement authorities during checks which were conducted as a part of investigations, audits of whether companies were complying with tax law, pre-investigation checks, during preliminary investigations when criminal cases were initiated, and when courts of general jurisdiction considered criminal cases. This also includes cases when legislation is applied concerning criminal liability being imposed in the area of economic activities. Maxim advises and provides legal protection to managers and founders as well as to employees of companies and organisations in respect of all issues relating to criminal prosecution.

Maxim's areas of professional interest also include: financial, customs, administrative, business, civil, land and family law.
Maxim has wide expertise in various areas of the Russian law, and this allows him to solve non-standard tasks when representing clients before law enforcement authorities and courts with regard to various types of cases. He handles projects relating to legal expert reviews of activities of state authorities, including tax, customs and administrative regulatory bodies. 

Maxim coaches trainees who will become attorneys and shares his professional experience with colleagues while taking part in scientific workshops and seminars. He takes an active part in discussing draft laws aimed at improving criminal and criminal procedure legislation and enforcing rights and legal interests of individuals.
The Federal Chamber of Attorneys of the Russian Federation awarded Maxim an order "For Remaining Faithful to Attorney's Duty" (2012), medals "For Protecting Rights and Freedoms of Individuals" of the first (2012) and the second class (2004). In 2006 the Moscow City Chamber of Attorneys acknowledged him with a letter of commendation "For highly skilled professional activities and commitment to traditions of the Russian Bar".
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