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Practice Focus

Roman Butenko specializes in the area of anti-bribery compliance and investigations, criminal law and dispute resolution. Roman is a criminal attorney.

Roman Butenko has extensive global experience in internal investigations and compliance advisory work across various industries, including healthcare, TMT, energy, mining and others. Roman also has considerable experience of practicing law outside of Russia (Washington, DC; Almaty, Kazakhstan).

Representative Legal Matters
  • Conducted numerous anti-corruption, fraud and financial crime investigations of major international companies (including a world leading software developer, a major international industrial equipment producer, a major pharma producer and others) and their Russian and other CIS subsidiaries into their participation in state procurement procedures and interactions with government officials, vendors, resellers and distributors.
  • Assisted a US DoJ appointed Monitor of an international engineering company in its assessment of company’s global and regional allegation management systems.
  • Conducted compliance audits for major international companies identifying risk areas in their operations, performing risk assessment and advising on mitigation strategies and approaches.
  • Advised an international defense industry company in its compliance assessment of counterparties across the globe, including Philippines, Brazil and Saudi Arabia.
  • Developed and tailored robust corporate compliance programs for a number of international companies originating from Russia at the holding company level and in their foreign subsidiaries.
  • Represented Russian subsidiaries of international companies on administrative cases containing bribery allegations.
  • Represented international IT companies on administrative cases related to violation of Russian personal data legislation and IT regulations.
  • Represented a number of Russian companies and their beneficial owners in complex cross-border corporate disputes in Russia and abroad, including those considered by courts in Switzerland, Cyprus and Guernsey.
  • Defended individuals in economic crime cases, represented clients within interviews and other investigative activities conducted by Russian law-enforcement authorities.
  • Represented major international companies in general commercial disputes in courts of Russia and Kazakhstan and in commercial arbitration (LCIA, SCC, ICAC).
Professional membership
  • member of the Moscow City Bar since 2019
  • member of the ICC Russia's Commission on Arbitration
  • anti-corruption compliance courses director and lecturer at a number of leading Russian universities and at the Russian Ministry of Economic Development
  • Russian Peoples’ Friendship University, Ph.D. in private international law, 2018.
  • All-Russian Foreign Trade Academy of the Ministry of economic development of the Russian Federation, Law Degree with Honours, 2012.