Development of Russian Law X Speakers and Abstracts

Here you can find the speakers' bios and abstracts.

Ekaterina Alekseevskaya is a leading law expert at the National Research University Higher School of Economics of Moscow, Russia. Her research focuses on the implementation of good governance and the rule of law principles in the Russian procedural legislation, as well as introducing the information technology and innovation in public services. The following books are among her publications: Monitoring the Rule of Law and Access to the Courts: 25 Years of Judicial Reform (Infotropic Media 2017) and Laws of the Judiciary (Yustitsinform 2016); as well as the following scientific articles: "Information Technology as a Point of Contact of Executive and Judicial Supervisory Powers" (co-authorship with Y. Kozhevnikova, 2013) Law and Life; "The Uniform Level of a Fair Trial Legal Guarantees in the Procedural Regulation is an Effective Judiciary Way of Provision of Rights" (2016) Law, Journal of the Higher School of Economics, "Challenges of Legal Guarantees’ Sustainable Development in Civil Proceedings" (2016) Almanac of the Russian State University of Justice and "Judicial Reform Focused on Economic Cycles" (2015) Law and Economics.

Larissa Treskina is a research assistant at the National Research University Higher School of Economics of Moscow (Russia). She focuses on research in the field of innovative and sustainable development and the rule of law. She is a translator of Ekaterina Alekseevskaya's book Monitoring the Rule of Law and Access to the Courts: 25 Years of Judicial Reform (Infotropic Media 2017).

Natalja Blacker is a Ph.D. candidate at the Jagiellonian University (Cracow, Poland) and a Wealth and Tax Planning Advisor in a bank. Her research focuses on international private law, legal entities, international wealth and tax planning. She has published, e.g.: “Codification of private international law in Argentina” (Polish “Kodyfikacja prawa prywatnego międzynarodowego w Argentynie”) (2017) 2 Quarterly of Private Law; “Personality Rights in the Russian Federation” (2013) XI/3 Opole Administrative – Legal Studies; “Selected Issues of Private International Law in Russian Federation” (2010) 4 Quarterly of Private Law.

Elena A. Bogdanova has been a researcher at the Centre for Independent Social Research (CISR), Saint Petersburg since 2001. She received the degree of Candidate of Sciences in sociology in 2006. Currently, she is working as a lecturer at the European University at St. Petersburg, an assistant professor at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration and a visiting lecturer at the University of Eastern Finland. She has published approximately forty articles, one of which won the International Sociological Association’s worldwide competition for young sociologists (2014). Her research interests include the anthropology and sociology of law, justice and regulative systems, Soviet society and post-socialist transformations as well as qualitative methods. She is one of the editors of the book Communism and Consumerism. The Soviet Alternative to the Affluent Society (Brill 2015). Now Elena works on the book Complaint to the Authorities in Russia: Tradition and Legal Modernization (Routledge). Elena is also a co-editor of the international peer-reviewed journal Laboratorium: Russian Review of Social Research.

Dr. Dawid Bunikowski, born in northern Poland and residing in Finnish North Karelia, is a Doctor of Law (received from Nicolaus Copernicus University in 2009). He is a philosopher of law and conducts cross-disciplinary research. He cooperates with the University of the Arctic as a Leader of the Sub-group of Philosophy of Law, the University of Eastern Finland, the VERA Russian and Border Studies Network as well as the Institute for Natural Resources, Environment and Society-LYY institute at UEF. His research interests include legal theory, law and morality, law and religion, legal pluralism, values in Europe, philosophy, practical ethics, social anthropology and indigenous law in the North. He has published more than 50 papers and given tens of international conference presentations. He has written a monograph on enforcement of morality by law (2010) and co-edited books on European integration (2008) and legal pluralism (2009). He has recently edited Philosophy of Law in the Arctic (UArctic 2016) and Historical and Philosophical Foundations of European Legal Culture (Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2016) as well as published “The Origins of Open Texture in Language and Legal Philosophies in Oxford and Cambridge” (2016) 47(2) Rechtstheorie and Arguments from cultural ecology and legal pluralism for recognising indigenous customary law in the Arctic (with Patrick Dillon, Springer 2017). He has taught at many universities abroad and he belongs to 40 international societies. He is the Distinguished Academic Associate of the Centre for Law and Religion at the University of Cardiff, the Associate Member of the Council for Research in Values and Philosophy at the Catholic University of America and the Fellow of the Institute for Natural Resources, Environment and Society (LYY, Finland).

Dr. Anton Burkov holds a law degree (Urals State Law Academy), a kandidat iuridicheskikh nauk (Tiumen’ State University), an LL.M. (University of Essex) and a Ph.D. in law (University of Cambridge). Since 1998, he has been practicing and teaching human rights law. During his practice as a human rights lawyer with the NGO Sutyajnik (, Anton litigated cases in district and regional courts, the Supreme Court and the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation, and the European Court of Human Rights. He is involved in the NGO Sutyajnik's most recent cases: Burkov v. Google (IT and privacy), Mikhaylova v. Russia (free legal aid), Sablina and Others v. Russia (secret organ harvesting), Korolevs v. Russia (rights of prisoners and their families to sex, conjugal meetings and artificial insemination). He has authored, co-authored and edited nine books and more then 20 papers in major Russian law journals and in English-language law journals. His most recent publication are: Todd Brower, Anton Burkov (eds.), HOW TO KEEP THE MAN DOWN, or Strategic Litigation of Public Interest Cases: US and Russian Best Practices (Moscow 2017) (available for download at and the chapter “The Use of European Human Rights Law in Russian Courts” in the forthcoming book Lauri Mälksoo and Wolfgang Benedek (eds.) Russia and the European Court of Human Rights. The Strasbourg Effect (Cambridge University Press 2017). Anton is a chair of the European and Comparative Law Department at the University of Humanities.

Dr. Ekaterina Diyachenko is a counsellor to a judge at the Court of the Eurasian Economic Union and associate professor at the Belarusian State University where she teaches procedural law. She graduated with honors from the Samara State University in 2006. In 2012 she defended a PhD thesis in private international law. Her professional background includes working at the Federal Financial Markets Service (2005-2007), at an arbitration court of appeal (2007-2010) and as an associate at a law firm (2010-2012) where she specialized in tax law and litigation. With the creation of the Court of the Eurasian Economic Community in 2012 she started working as a legal assistant to a judge. From January 2015 she has been working as a counsellor to a judge at the newly created Court of the Eurasian Economic Union. Her research interests include the legal aspects of Eurasian integration, procedural law and private international law.

Dr. Kirill Entin graduated in EU law with honors from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University) and the College of Europe (Bruges) in 2008. In 2011, he defended a PhD thesis in EU competition law. From 2009 to 2015, he worked as a research fellow at the Centre for Comprehensive European and International Studies and as an associate professor at the National Research University Higher School of Economics developing and teaching courses on EU law, EU-Russia relations and Public international law. In 2012-2013, he became the first Russian person to be invited for a paid traineeship at the Court of Justice of the European Union and in 2015, he completed a research project on the legal aspects of EU autonomous restrictive measures at the Institute of European Law in Fribourg (Switzerland). From November 2015 he has been working as a Counselor at the Court of the Eurasian Economic Union (Legal research and analysis department)

Tatiana Glushkova holds a degree in law from Lomonosov Moscow State University (2011). She works for Human Rights Centre “Memorial” (Moscow, Russia). In this capacity she represents applicants before the European Court of Human Rights in cases brought against Russia on matters including freedom of expression, freedom of assembly, right to respect for private and family life, right to non-discrimination. She also teaches workshops on international human rights law. Tatiana is also a board member of two LGBT initiative groups, namely Transgender Legal Defense Project and Stimul, aimed at providing legal assistance, legal education to LGBT community.

Ilya Ilin is a PhD student in Law at the University of Tartu, Estonia. He holds a Master’s Degree in IT Law from the University of Tartu and a Specialist’s Degree in Law from the St. Petersburg State Engineering and Economic University, Russia. His main research interests comprise IT law, intellectual property law, open innovation, knowledge-based economy and sharing economy. As a young scholar, Ilya Ilin actively takes part in international conferences and workshops. Together with colleagues from the National Research University Higher School of Economics (Russia) he has been doing a research on sharing economy and presented a paper “Legal aspects of sharing economy in tourism studies: view from transition countries” at the International Conference on ICT Management for Global Competitiveness and Economic Growth in Emerging Economies ICTM 2016 (Wroclaw, Poland). Besides that, Ilya Ilin participated in a joint workshop “Cyberspace and the State” organized by the Oxford University and the University of Tartu. In addition, Ilya has over ten years of law practice experience.

Irene Kull is a professor of civil law and holds the position of the head of the Department of the Private Law at the University of Tartu (Estonia). She participated in the Study Group of a European Civil Code (SGCCE) and the Expert Group on a Common Frame of Reference in the area of European Contract Law (CESL). She has been a member of drafting commission on Estonian Law of Obligations Act and one of the editors and leading authors of comments on Estonian Law of Obligations, General Part of Civil Code and Property Law Act. She has taken part in several EU and Estonian research projects and has published a number of works on private law areas. She has been an advisor of the civil chamber of the Estonian Supreme Court more than twenty years. 



Maksim Karliuk is a Research Fellow at the HSE-Skolkovo Institute for Law and Development, National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow). He holds an LLM in European Law from the College of Europe, Bruges Campus and is currently finalizing his Joint PhD project at Ghent University and Belarusian State University. His primary research interests include regulatory frameworks of regional integration with particular focus on the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). His latest publications include “The Eurasian Economic Union: An EU-Inspired Legal Order and Its Limits” (2017) 42 Review of Central and East European Law 50-72, “Russian Legal Order and the Legal Order of the Eurasian Economic Union: An Uneasy Relationship” 5(2) (2017) Russian Law Review 33-52, “The Limits of the Judiciary within the Eurasian Integration Process” in The European Union and the Eurasian Economic Union: Moving toward a Greater Understanding (Eleven International Publishing 2016). Given the active pursuance of digital agenda both on regional (including the EAEU) and national levels and increasing importance of the issues of artificial intelligence and autonomous agents, the interest has also extended to these fields. Email:

Dr. Maria Keshner is the Associate Professor Department of International and European Law of Kazan Federal University (Russia). Her research focuses on responsibility in international law, the application of sanctions and countermeasures in contemporary international relations as well as international financial and tax law. The monograph “Economic sanctions in international law” (Prospect) was published in 2015 and the textbook “The law of international responsibility” (Statute) in 2016.

Elena Kilinkarova (PhD in Tax Law) is an associate professor at the Law faculty of Saint-Petersburg State University where she reads lectures and conducts tutorials on tax law (including Russian tax law, comparative tax law and international tax law) and public finance law. Elena is the author of more than 20 publications on tax matters, including books and textbooks, with some of the works on tax law being published in English and Chinese. Alongside with scientific work, Elena has more than 10 years of experience in providing legal services on tax matters including tax planning and assessing tax risks. Elena’s area of expertise is Russian tax law and international tax matters (including the taxation of controlled foreign companies).

Pavel Kononenko is a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Saint-Petersburg State University, Russia, where he teaches courses on Russian politics, comparative politics and political economy. His research interests focus on Russian regional and local politics. The most recent publications are devoted to the process of local self-government reform in Russia: G. V. Golosov, K. Gushchina and P. Kononenko “Russia’s local government in the process of authoritarian regime transformation: incentives for the survival of local democracy” (2016) 42(4) Local Government Studies, 507-526, and K. Gushchina and P. Kononenko “Russian Local Self-Government: The Evolution Towards Its End” in T. F. Reilly (ed.) The Governance of Local Communities: Global Perspectives and Challenges (Nova Science Publishers 2017). E-mail:

Tatiana Tkacheva is a research assistant at the Laboratory for Comparative Social Research, Higher School of Economics. Her research interests focus on comparative politics, political processes and institutions in Russian regions, elections and quantitative methods. This year, she has graduated from the PhD program of the European University at St. Petersburg and she has become a PhD candidate in political science. Now she is continuing her work on the PhD thesis devoted to regional governors in Russia. Recently, her paper on pre-election resignations of Russia’s regional heads, co-authored with Grigorii Golosov, has been published as an electronic version: “Let My People Run: Pre-Election Resignations of Russia’s Governors, 2013-2015” (2017) Problems of Post-Communism. Email:

Kirill Koroteev Before rejoining the Moscow-based Human Rights Centre “Memorial” as a Senior Lawyer in 2012 and promotion to Legal Director in 2015, Kirill acted as a human rights expert for Penal Reform International, the Kyrgyzstan Inquiry Commission and the Institute for Law and Public Policy (Moscow), and as as a chargé de mission for the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH, Paris) documenting human rights violations and conducting field research in the former USSR. Since 2002, he has represented numerous applicants before the European Court of Human Rights in cases brought against Russia as a lawyer for “Memorial”. He also taught at the Universities of Strasbourg and Paris X Nanterre, as well as at the European Humanities University (Vilnius).

Leonid Kosals is a Professor of Sociology at the National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow, Russia) and the Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies, University of Toronto (Canada). He conducts interdisciplinary studies combining research in economic sociology and criminology, and the results have been published in English and in other languages, including “Commercialization of Police and Shadow Economy: The Russian Case” (with A. Dubova, 2012) 13(2) Economic sociology the european electronic newsletter 21-28, “Experimental Methods of Corruption Research in Economic Theory and Sociology” (with A. Belianin, N. Bobkova and H. Egbert 2014) 15(1) Economic Sociology, 61-88, in Russian, “Informality, crime and corruption in Russia: A review of recent literature” (with A.Maksimova, 2015) 19(2) Theoretical Criminology, 278–288, “Corruption and police reforms: an experimental study of Russian police” (with A.Belianin, 2015) Higher School of Economics Research Paper 16, “Russian Criminal Justice – Limited Predation and Implied Ethics” (with S.Pavlenko) in I. Studin (ed.), Russia – Strategy, Policy and Administration (Palgrave 2017).

Thomas Kruessmann is a professor of criminal law, criminal procedure and East European Law, affiliated with the University of Tartu as coordinator of the Jean Monnet Network “Developing European Studies in the Caucasus”. In addition, he is a key-expert in an EU technical assistance project promoting teaching and research at ADA University in Baku (Azerbaijan). He was the founding director of the Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies Centre at the Law Faculty of the University of Graz from 2010-2015 and was a visiting professor at Kazan Federal University’s Law Faculty in the academic year 2015/16. In parallel, he was practicing law with Lansky, Ganzger + Partner and he is currently Of Counsel with the firm.


Irene Kull is a professor of civil law and holds the position of the head of the Department of the Private Law at the University of Tartu (Estonia). She participated in the Study Group of a European Civil Code (SGCCE) and the Expert Group on a Common Frame of Reference in the area of European Contract Law (CESL). She has been a member of drafting commission on Estonian Law of Obligations Act and one of the editors and leading authors of comments on Estonian Law of Obligations, General Part of Civil Code and Property Law Act. She has taken part in several EU and Estonian research projects and has published a number of works on private law areas. She has been an advisor of the civil chamber of the Estonian Supreme Court more than twenty years. 

Victor Matchekhin is the Head of Tax Practice, Linklaters Russia. In the past he has worked for the Russian tax authorities as a tax lawyer. He teaches tax law, international tax law and taxation at the Kutafin Law University and the Finance University. Furthermore, he is a specialist in the fields of international taxation, application of tax treaties and international tax planning. He is a member of the International Fuscal Association, a member of its Executive Committee and Vice-President, the Scientific Secretary of its Russian Branch. He is the Author of numerous publications on problems of international and comparative taxation and tax law.

Sergey Marochkin is a Professor of Law (Public International Law, Legal Theory) and a head, Laboratory for International and Comparative Legal Studies, at the University of Tyumen (Russia). His research focuses on general issues of public international law, its effectiveness, the rule of law and implementation of international legal norms in the Russian legal system. He publishes extensively, including chapters in the edited volumes: A. Reinisch (ed.) The Privileges and Immunities of International Organizations in Domestic Courts (Oxford University Press 2013), E. Kristjansdottir, A. Nollkaemper and C. Ryngaert (eds.) International Law in Domestic Courts: Rule of Law Reform in Post-Conflict States (Intersentia 2012); some recent articles: “Russian Approach to International Law in the Domestic Legal Order: Basics, Develop and Perspectives” Italian Yearbook of International Law (forthcoming), “Administrative Justice: International, Foreign and Russian Dimensions” (2017) 5(1) Russian Law Journal 129–137, “Guest Editor’s Note on the Third Anniversary of the Referendum in Crimea” (2017) 5(3) Russian Law Journal 4–8, “Studying ‘Russian Approaches to International Law’: Eurocentrist Traps, Civilisational Dilemmas and Political Ambiguities” (2016) 85(4) Nordic Journal of International Law 395-409, (co-authored); The Changing Dynamics of International Lawmaking: Trying Heads of State for Rape and Sexual Violence” (2015) 14 The Law and Practice of International Courts and Tribunals 290-304 (co-authored); “Contemporary Approaches of the Russian Doctrine to International Law: Identical to Western Ones?” (2012) 12 Baltic Yearbook of International Law 29-56.

Kirill Molodyko graduated from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government (MPA) as well as Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University (Specialist in law, cum laude) and Vadim Getman Kyiv National Economic University (MA in international economy, cum laude). In 2008 he got Ph.D. in civil and international private law after sucessful defence of the thesis in bank guarantees in the Fedir Burchak Private Law and Entrepreneurship Scientific Institute (Kyiv). He has worked as a senior legal adviser in the PrivatBank Head-office, a senior research fellow of the Fedir Burchak Private Law and Entrepreneurship Scientific Institute and a senior lecturer in the Ukrainian State University of Finance and International Trade. Mr. Molodyko has served as the Yuriy Baulin's   (former President of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine) academic adviser and was the full-time intern of the New Zealand Treasury Economic Performance and Strategy Group as well. Dr. Molodyko holds a position of a senior research fellow in the HSE-Skolkovo Institute for Law and Development, Higher School of Economics University. He also teaches the Financial Contracts course in the Higher School of Economics University law school. The primary spheres of his academic interests are financial and banking law, international trade and finance, civil law.

Ekaterina Mouliarova is the Head of the Legal Center at the Heritage Institute Moscow and an assistant professor at the Moscow State University. Her research focuses on European law, comparative law and public international law. She is interested in normative transition in the Eastern and Central Europe including Russia, means of judicial enforcement of global normative standards and comparative jurisprudence, legal transplants. Currently Ekaterina is involved in several research projects on law and culture and normative values in comparative perspective. She has published on European public law and sovereignty, Neighborhood policy and the EU Enlargement, on several actual issues of comparative law such as energy relations, surrogacy and new reproduction technologies, landscape policies and administrative practices in defining culturally significant monuments. Email:

Marianna Muravyeva is a Professor of Law at the National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia. Her research focuses on the history of crime, legal history, gender history, and history of sexuality. She has published extensively, including edited volumes Women’s History in Russia: (Re)Establishing the Field (Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014); Gender in Late medieval and Early Modern Europe (London and New York: Routledge, 2013); Shame, Blame, and Culpability: Crime and Violence in the Modern State (London and New York: Routledge, 2012) and recent articles such as “The Culture of Complaint: Approaches to Complaining in Russia – An Overview,” Laboratorium 6(3) (2014): 93-104; “Traditional Values and Modern Families: Legal Understanding of Tradition and Modernity in Contemporary Russia,” Journal of Social Policy Research 12(4) (2014): 625-638; “Bytovukha: Family Violence in Soviet Russia,” Aspasia 8 (2014): 90-124; ‘“Till Death Do Us Part”: Spousal Homicide in Early Modern Russia,’ The History of the Family 3 (2013): 306-330; “Sex, Crime and the Law: Russian and European Early Modern Legal Thought on Sex Crimes,” Journal of Comparative Legal History 1 (2013): 74-102. 

Dr Jorge Emilio Núñez, PhD in Law (University of Manchester, UK), is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Manchester and Profesor de Derecho at the Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina. His areas of research include jurisprudence, legal theory, political theory and international relations. Dr Núñez has produced various international publications and attended events worldwide as a key speaker. His most recent publication is Sovereignty Conflicts and International Law and Politics: A Distributive Justice Issue (Routledge 2017). Email:

Alexander Pogorletskiy is a Professor of the Department of World Economy, St. Petersburg State University. He is a specialist in the fields of world economy, international business, international taxation and international tax planning. Furthermore, he is a member of the Program Committee of International Symposium “Theory and practice of tax reforms” and a member of editorial board of the international magazine “Journal of tax reform”. Alexander is the Author of more than 150 publications on problems of international economic relations, international business, international and comparative taxation. Some articles and books were published in the USA, Great Britain, Germany, France, Finland, Lithuania and Brazil including Palgrave McMillan and Springer publishing houses.

Mariya Riekkinen is a researcher (post-doc) and a course lecturer at Åbo Akademi University. She is specializing in public law and comparative law, including Russian legal studies. She has published extensively on the issues of public participation, social inclusion and social policy, including British and American journals. She is the author of several monographs and book chapters, issued in Estonia, Finland, Russia, and Sweden. Besides this, Mariya serves as an editor of the European Yearbook of Minority Issues and Russian Journal of Comparative Law.

Lorenzo Sasso is an Associate Professor of International Commercial Law at the Faculty of Law of the National Research University – Higher School of Economics in Moscow. He graduated with honours (magna cum laude) in Economics at the University of Bologna and studied law and economics in Dublin (University College Dublin) and London where he completed a PhD in Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Previously he was an Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Bologna, where he held the course of International Commercial Law, and a teaching assistant at the London School of Economics. His areas of expertise include corporate governance and finance as well as banking and financial regulation.

Elena Sherstoboeva is an associate professor in the Department of Media at the National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow). She has earned two PhD degrees in Journalism (Moscow State University, Russia) and in Communication (Ramon Llull University, Spain). Her research is specialized on media and entertainment law and policies in post-Soviet countries. Her current research project focuses on freedom of expression in Russia in the context of the international standards. Elena is a founder and CEO of a company providing legal services for Russian performers, actors, authors as well as media businesses. She collaborates with the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media and BBC World Trust by providing legal expertise of laws on the media and access to information. Elena is also an expert of the Committee on Information Policy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation.

Dr Maxim Timofeev is an associate professor at the European Humanities University (Vilnius, Lithuania). Maxim Timofeev has been involved in human rights trainings, in particular on issues of ECtHR case law, for members of the bar in Russia and (as a CoE international expert) in Ukraine and Azerbaijan. His research interests concern comparative constitutional law and international human rights law. He has co-authored amicus curia briefs for the Russian Constitutional Court in relation to cases that concerned the execution of the ECtHR judgments. 

Dmitrii Tolkachev is a political science master student and analyst in the laboratory for anti-corruption policy at Higher School of Economics (Russia). His research interests are queer theory, human rights, anti-corruption policy and comparative politics. He has published “Framing of Homosexuality in Russia in the context of “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relationships” prohibition” (2016) 13(1) Psychology Journal of the Higher School of Economics and “Framing of homosexuality in Russia 2013-2015” (2017) Media studies: theory, practice, and research perspectives. Email:

Elena Vandysheva is a senior lecturer and a deputy dean of the School of Social Sciences and Humanities of the National Research University «Higher School of Economics» (Saint Petersburg branch). She has extensive experience in realization of projects in non-governmental sector. For 7 years she has been an expert in anti-corruption education of the Center for Anti-Corruption Research and Initiative “Transparency International – Russia”. She is a creator of more than 10 educational programs for young people, for instance “Legal Support of Civil Society”, “Anti-Corruption Activity in Municipalities” and “Anti-Corruption Tools for Civic Activists”, and an organizer, speaker and expert of more than 100 events. Her research interests are focused around the topic of agenda setting, agenda formation and the implementation of policy. The theoretical framework of the forthcoming PhD dissertation is presented in the article “The Evolution if the Concept of Political Agenda Setting in Foreign Political Studies” (2017) 4 World Economy and International Relations 91-100. Email:

Grigory Vaypan is the Head of Litigation Unit at the Institute of Law and Public Policy (Moscow, Russia). He has brought cases before the Constitutional Court of Russia in matters including electoral law, freedom of expression, freedom of information, criminal due process and compliance with judgments of the European Court of Human Rights and decisions of international quasi-judicial bodies. He is also the author of a number of amicus curiae briefs submitted to the Constitutional Court and the European Court of Human Rights. Grigory teaches workshops on constitutional litigation. He has published articles and blogs on public international law, constitutional law, international criminal law and international humanitarian law. Grigory has obtained his first law degree from Moscow State University and his LL.M. degree from Harvard Law School. Email:

Alexander Vishnevetskiy is a Professor of National Research University Higher School of Economics (Faculty of Law, Department of Civil and Business Law), doctor of sciences (laws), lecturing in Comparative Banking Law and Canon Law. His main publications include several books on subjects like Banking Law of the European Union, Banking Law of England, Banking Law of Russia, Bank-Client relations and client (consumer) protection in banking services. His practical experience (overall about 25 years) includes legal practice in Big Four, heading the Moscow office of a leading Nordic law firm and heading legal service in Russia for an international Finnish company.

Anastasia Zadorozhnaya has more than five years of experience in PwC and more than two years of experiance in state tax service. Transfer pricing belongs to Anastasia’s scientific and practical interests. Her major publications are: “History of Transfer Pricing Tax Control” (2014) 3 St. Petersburg Lawyer 146-166, “On the ‘Transaction’ Term for the Purposes of Transfer Pricing Tax Control” (2015) 1 St. Petersburg Lawyer 132-151, “Advanced Pricing Agreement in Russia from the International Tax Planning perspectives” (2015) 1 Court Practice in Western Siberia 19-37, “Transfer Pricing Tax Control as an Institution of the Tax Law in Russia” (2016) 96(5) Eurasian Legal Journal 208-211, “Private and Public Interests Balance in the Transfer Pricing Tax Control” (2016) 8 Taxes and Taxation 582-592, “Application of the OECD Guidelines in Russia” (2016) 8 Taxes and Taxation 593-599. In PwC Anastasia Zadorozhnaya has been working with Russian and foreign legal entities on various issues of corporate taxation and transfer pricing, participated in TP projects for more than 15 MNCs from different industries, including automotive manufacturing, logistics and trading companies.

Prof. Andrey Zaostrovtsev is a Professor, Department of Economics, Higher School of Economics (St. Petersburg). His research interests include new economic history, constitutional political economy, political economy of the Russian post-soviet development. His major publications are: Teoriya obshchestvennogo vybora: Ekonomicheskyi analiz poiska renty, byurocratii I diktatur (Theory of Public Choice: Economic Analysis of Rent Seeking, Bureaucracy and Dictatorships) (St. Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance 2009), “Oil Boom: Is It Devastating to Property Rights and the Rule of Law?” in V. Gelman and O. Marganiya (eds.), Resource Curse and Post-Soviet Eurasia: Oil, Gas and Modernization (Lexington Books 2010).