Maria Kilesso
Senior Associate
Maria Kilesso

21, 1st Tverskaya-Yamskaya Str.,
Moscow, 125047, Russia

Tel.: +7 (495) 935 8010
Fax: +7 (495) 935 8011

Maria Kilesso has a unique experience of defense in criminal cases over banking crimes. Thanks to a fundamental academic training, Maria is well-versed in relevant laws, which helps her thoroughly develop efficient defense strategies, including tracing and statutory confirmation of alternative evidence for the benefit of clients.

In addition to defense from fraud, embezzlement and misappropriation charges, which are typical for those legal relations, Maria has an exceptional experience of defense in criminal cases on charges of organized criminal networking in banking. She has had a good track record of protecting assets from seizure.

Maria’s highlights are:

  • Defending the CEO of a company in a case over bribery of a governmental official: the criminal case was dismissed at the investigative stage.
  • Defending a client before the European Court of Human Rights: the unduly long detention of the client in custody has been identified.
  • Defending a client before the Russian Supreme Court seeking to cancel the pre-trial restraint under a ECtHR decision.

She has been admitted to the Moscow Bar.