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Oleg Tkachenko

Moscow Branch of Baker & McKenzie CIS, Limited


Oleg Tkachenko is a counsel in the Moscow office of Baker McKenzie and has obtained the status of a Russian advocate, which allows him to practice criminal law and procedure. He also specializes in investigations and commercial litigation.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Defended the management of a large fertilizer trader in a criminal case related to the theft of products by selling them at underestimated prices
  • Defended foreign nationals in criminal proceedings in Russia in relation to accusations of illegal diamond trade and infliction of damages via deceit and abuse of trust
  • Defended foreign nationals charged with theft of real estate objects and equipment
  • Represented a foreign company in a criminal inquiry regarding a discrimination case
  • Advised a company in a long-lasting criminal case (fraud) that was investigated by Russian authorities and connected with a raider's attack on a Russian company; advised on criminal law and procedure, detention procedure in Russia and other issues
  • Worked as part of a group of lawyers who prepared claims to the European Court of Human Rights and Interpol seeking to remove clients from the Interpol Red List; advised on these issues
  • Participated in a number of internal investigations
  • Represented companies in Russian courts in proceedings related to corruption offenses (Article 19.28 of the Russian Code of Administrative Offences)
  • Advised individuals charged with illegal business and tax evasion in Russia
  • Defended a foreign national charged with large-scale theft

Professional Honors

Rising Star - Legal 500 EMEA (2019-2020)

Professional Associations and Memberships

Moscow Region Advocates' Chamber (since 2004)


  • Russia (2001)


  • Moscow State Linguistic University (Translation) (2002)
  • Tax Police Academy (Law Degree) (2001)


  • English
  • Russian