Alexey Rizhkin specialises in penal law, white-collar crime, and criminal proceedings. Alexey has participated in numerous projects connected with the defence of clients in criminal proceedings, under criminal investigation and in court. In several cases, the prosecutions were terminated in the preliminary investigation phase, or the defendants were acquitted by the court.
Alexey Rizhkin has also represented the interests of victims in criminal proceedings, advocating legal decisions that protect the rights of victims as well as the public interest.
In 2005, Alexey Rizhkin was recognised by the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs for his professional work. Being a member of St. Petersburg Bar Association since 2004, Alexey Rizhkin was recognised by this Association for his professional excellence in 2007.
In addition to legal practice, Alexey Rizhkin is an associate professor at the St. Petersburg Institute of Management and Law. Since 1995, he has taught courses on criminal law, criminal procedure law and the Penal Law.
Before joining Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, Alexey Rizhkin worked for the St. Petersburg Prosecutor's office, North-West transport Prosecutor's office and for the Prosecutor's office of Leningrad Region. Alexey Rizhkin holds the prestigious title of Counsellor in Justice.
Alexey Rizhkin graduated from the Law School of Leningrad State University. Alexey also attended a number of postgraduate programs at the Institute of Postgraduate Education of the General Prosecutor’s Office.