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Gennady Esakov


Doctor of Law, Professor

In his academic career, Gennady specializes in the study of economic crime, general issues of criminal law, international and comparative criminal law. On these issues, he has given expert opinions in Russian and foreign courts and international jurisdictional bodies, including the High Court of Justice (Commercial Court (QBD), the UK), the Supreme Court of the State of New York, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the LCIA.

In recent years, he worked with Baker McKenzie, Debevoise & Plimpton, Clifford Chance CIS, FBK Legal, Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasyev & Partners, Sberbank and other large Russian and foreign companies.

Mr. Esakov joined ZKS Law Attorneys in order to further enhance the expertise in defending clients in criminal cases in the field of economic crimes, developing a legal position, and consulting on Russian and international criminal law.

He speaks English. 

He authored, co-authored, and edited over 200 publications, including in English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Serbian. 

Main works include:

He is a co-author and editor of more than 10 textbooks and commentaries on criminal law. At various times, he was a visiting researcher at Hong Kong City University, Lancaster University, University of Liverpool.

Member of Selden Society and Association Internationale de Droit Pénal

Mr. Esakov is recommended in the Best Lawyers in Criminal Defense.

Education and career:

  • Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSAL), 1995-2000
  • Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSAL), lecturer, associate professor, and professor, 2002-2012
  • Doctor of Law, 2008
  • Professor, 2012
  • National Research University Higher School of Economics, Professor and Head of Department, 2012
  • ZKS Law Attorneys, Counsel, 2019

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