Denis Puchkov

PhD, Chairman, Attorney at Law

Founder of LOYS Law Firm. Majoring in criminal law, investigations, litigation and intellectual property protection.




  • 1999: Investigative Faculty, Ural Law Institute of the RF Ministry of Internal Affairs (Yekaterinburg), diploma on higher education, major: Jurisprudence

  • 2007: Institute of Advocacy (Moscow), Criminal Law and Civil Relations

  • 2012: Russian Economic University named after G.V. Plekhanov, Finance and Accounting Department, major: Financial Management

  • 2013: received the Candidate of Legal Sciences degree majoring in Criminal Law and Criminology; Criminal and Penal Law (12.00.08). Dissertation under the title “Criminal Law Remedies of Protecting Intellectual Property in the Russian Federation”, Ural State Law Academy

  • 2014: International Language School, Auckland, New Zealand, English for University course - Upper Intermediate Certificate

Professional experience

  • started his legal career in the system of law enforcement bodies, then worked as a legal counsel on different legal issues of a large company; in 2002, he was admitted to the Bar and started his career as an advocate being a member of the Sverdlovsk Regional Chamber of Lawyers;

  • founded Puchkov&Partners in 2008 together with his peer Aleksey Zakharov;

  • gained considerable valuable experience of presenting interests of clients in courts of general jurisdiction and arbitration courts as well as protecting the rights of the accused or those convicted of crimes;

  • Denis Puchkov has permanently demonstrated his professionalism in difficult cases which required meticulous work and scrutiny in gathering evidence, looking for legal solutions which later became consistent practice. It can be illustrated by preliminary work: for example, in a case of an illegal take-over of a large enterprise more than 150 witnesses were questioned; about 100 witnesses in an economic case; his work has contributed to the imposition of criminal liability for trademark violations and to holding judges who passed illegal decisions criminally liable; and many others.

Areas of expertise

  • criminal law;

  • forensic / legal investigations;

  • litigation;

  • protection of intellectual property.

Membership in professional organizations

  • member of the Association of Lawyers of the Russian Federation;

  • member of the International Bar Association, IBA;

  • member of the Presidium of the Sverdlovsk Regional Council of the All-Russia Community of Inventors and Innovators;

  • member of the Chamber of Lawyers of the Khanty-Mansiysk autonomous okrug.


  • 2015: II degree medal “For Merits in the Protection of Rights and Freedoms of Citizens” awarded by the decision of the Council of the RF Chamber of Lawyers;

  • 2015: Certificate of Appreciation from the Chamber of Lawyers of the Khanty-Mansiysk autonomous okrug;

  • 2016: by the Delovoy Kvartal data, Managing Partner Denis Puchkov took the first place in “The Lawyer of the Year” nomination. He also received the business award “The Person of the Year-2016”;

  • 2018: received the badge “The Honorary Advocate of Russia”.


Sources highlight his experience and the strategic insight he offers, with one interviewee describing him as “an excellent strategist
— Chambers and Partners