Anton Gusev

Head of White Collar Criminal Defence Practice

Anton represents companies in corporate law matters, judicial proceedings in state arbitration courts and courts of general jurisdiction, bankruptcy procedures and criminal law protection for business.

Anton has a great deal of experience of successful settlement of disputes with administrative authorities, including in relation to administrative offences, real estate titles and land relations, as well as labour and other disputes in the sphere of civil and commercial law, banking and finance.

Anton Gusev has acted for businessmen and well-known state figures during criminal prosecutions, including high profile political cases. In addition, Anton has acted extensively for major Russian and foreign companies as aggrieved parties in criminal proceedings.

Track Record

Below are some projects in which Anton has been involved:

  • Represented a well-known RF Ministry of Defence official in a criminal prosecution;
  • Acted for Panasonic as the aggrieved party in a criminal case;
  • Acted for a major sports gear manufacturer in a criminal case relating to return of goods seized within the scope of a criminal case;
  • Represented the head of a major Finish logistics company in a criminal cases relating to an oil product spill at the company’s warehouse;
  • Represented a top official of an RF constituent entity during the investigation into a criminal case relating to abuses during acquisition of medical equipment;
  • Represented an LLC and its participants in disputes constituting part of a corporate conflict and attempted hostile takeover. The complex litigation included defence against claims for decisions of the General Meeting of the company’s participants to be recognised as unlawful and major transactions as invalid;
  • Acted for an LLC and its participants (Moscow Region manufacturer) in complex litigation during a corporate conflict and relating to theft of company assets. The litigation included participants' claims for a major transaction to be recognised as invalid and for recovery of property from unlawful possession by other persons, representation of the company during the criminal proceedings, defence of the decision of the General Meeting of the company’s participants on election of the company’s sole executive body;
  • Acted for purchasers of an interest in a Russian entity against claims for the transaction to be recognised as invalid and the interest to be returned to its former owner;
  • Acted for a British public company (oil-loading business). Represented the client in a complex litigation against a Cyprus company concerning a corporate conflict within a Russian LLC. Both companies own 50% of the authorised capital of the Russian LLC. The litigation included claims against an unlawful decision electing the sole executive body, claims for a receivable assignment transaction to be recognised as invalid, claims for an additional share issue to be recognised as invalid and defence of the decision electing a new CEO;
  • Represented a major Russian agricultural holding company and its beneficiaries within the scope of a corporate conflict;
  • Advised and provided legal support to a well-known Moscow food retailer in purchasing a shopping mall building;
  • Represented a famous foreign manufacturer of cosmetics and household chemicals in an administrative offence-related case. The fire safety authorities accused the company of breaching the fire safety rules, which triggered a fire. The decision served as grounds for the victims of the fire to file claims. The decision of the fire safety control authorities was recognised as unlawful.

Anton was admitted to the Moscow Bar in 2012; he is fluent in Russian and English.