Ruslan Koblev

Managing Partner
Ruslan Koblev is one of the most famous and successful Russian lawyers practicing in the field of criminal law.

For more than 25 years, Ruslan has been defending clients in the most complex and high-profile criminal cases involving financial fraud, embezzlement and corruption.

Ruslan Koblev's advocacy is highly recognized in the professional community. The authors of the authoritative British study Chambers describe Mr. Koblev as "an extremely talented lawyer" and "an experienced defender of business leaders and political figures", while the renowned Legal 500 publication noted that Mr. Koblev has "extensive experience in criminal defense of clients."

Ruslan Koblev has represented well-known Russian businessmen, civil servants, and the heads of federal and regional government agencies, as well as numerous celebrities, Forbes 100 members, major corporations, both Russian and international.

Clients highly praise Ruslan Koblev's extensive experience, his skill in resolving corporate conflicts, as well as his talent for dealing with the media, all of which make him a nationally recognized leader in complex criminal defense.
"Ruslan Koblev has a strong reputation among his colleagues for his work as a defender of major Russian businessmen and political figures".
Chambers and Partners, 2017
"An extremely talented lawyer" and "an experienced advocate for business leaders and politicians".
Chambers and Partners, 2019
"Ruslan Koblev regularly assists high net worth individuals and political figures with complex fraud cases and criminal investigations. Market commentators note that "he has the ability to understand very quickly the details".
Chambers and Partners, 2021
The Legal 500 EMEA, 2021
"Ruslan Koblev is known for his defence work on behalf of notable Russian business leaders and political figures".
The Legal 500 EMEA, 2020
"Ruslan Koblev has a strong track record in criminal defence work for private clients".
The Legal 500 EMEA, 2021
"People from the team are distinguished by high professionalism, reliability, punctuality and decency. I would like to mention Ruslan Koblev, who wins in the courts due to his excellent knowledge of laws and charisma".
Basic Facts
Member of the Moscow Bar Association.
Served in the Military Prosecutor's office as investigator.
Born in 1966.
Graduated in 1989 from the law faculty of the Soviet Military Institute (Military University).
President of Moscow Lawyers Club.
Practicing defence attorney since 1994.
Areas of Practice
White Collar Defense
Corporate Law
Bribery and Public Corruption Cases
Jury Trials
Industry Experience
Construction and Real Estate Development
Energy and Natural Resources
Banking & Finance
Industry, Logistics, Transport
Work Experience
Professional Recognition
Litigation, Criminal Defence (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)
Criminal law, Band 1 (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022)
Dispute Resolution: Corporate Crime (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)
White Collar Crime (2017-2019)
Dispute resolution — Litigation (2016, 2017)
Best legal practices: Criminal law – Official malfeasance – Top 5 (2019)
Individual rating of lawyers/criminal law Top-10 (2017, 2020)
Leading Russian law firms: Criminal Law – 1st place (2016)
Best legal practices: Criminal law – Economic crimes – Band 1 (2020, 2021)
Best Lawyers
Chambers Europe
The Legal 500 EMEA
The Legal 500 EMEA
Individual nominations – Criminal law (2019)
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