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Francisco Verbic

Attorney at Law and Law Professor.  LL.M. In International Legal Studies (NYU School of Law, 2011). Adjunct Professor on Civil Procedure at the UNLP School of Law and Social Sciences. Professor of the course “Complex Litigation, Collective Proceedings and Class Actions” at the LL.M. on Procedural Law of the UNLP School of Law and Social Science. Member of the International Association of Procedural Law, the Iberoamerican Institute of Procedural Law, the Procedural Law Institute of the National Academy of Law and Social Sciences of Buenos Aires, and the Argentine Association of Procedural Law. General Secretary of the Argentine Association of Procedural Law. Member of the Assistant-Editorship Board of the International Journal of Procedural Law. Fulbright Master Scholar 2010.  Drafter and Academic Coordinator of the Clinical Legal Education Program at the UNLP School of Law and Social Sciences (2008-2011). 

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Agustina N. Vazquez

Attorney at Law and Law Professor. LL.M. Candidate In International Law & Development (University of London (UCL-LSE Joint International Programme)  2018). Adjunct Professor on International Law at the UFLO School of Law. Teaching Assistant on International Law and Social Science Methodology at the UBA School of Law. Professor of the course “International Law" at the LL.M. on International Relations and Diplomacy of the UCES School of  Social Science. Member of Argentine Association of International Law and  the Social Studies Department of the UBA School of Law, Editor of the  Revista Iberoamericana de Derecho Internacional y de la Integración.  Junior researcher under the supervision of Dra. Sandra Wierzba ("Lectores  para la Justicia"), Andrea Gastrón ("Cinceles y Martillos") and Dr.  Leopoldo Godio ("La contribución del sistema de solución de controversias  de la CONVEMAR a la consolidación del derecho del mar"), Silvina Gonzalez Napolitano (UNCTAD Mapping Project) and Martin Sigal ( UBA Human Rights  Center). Consultant for the UNDP Project 15/003 "Project for the Promotion  of Youth Employment" and the OEI Project "Support and Promotion of Youth  Employment in Argentina".

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Mohammad Saiful Islam

Researcher at Institute of Advanced Judicial Studies (IAJS) of Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), Beijing, China. Assistant Professor of law at International Islamic University Chittagong (IIUC), Bangladesh. Mr. Islam is an enrolled advocate of the Dhaka Judge Court and member of Bangladesh Bar Council. He has published several articles in national and international journals. He has also participated several conferences in Istanbul, Beijing, and Bangladesh. Areas of interest: Judicial Studies, Law and Economics, Space Law, Human rights Law.

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Ada Pelligrini Grinover 


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Cesar A. Guimarães Pereira

Cesar A. Guimarães Pereira is a Brazilian attorney, partner at Justen, Pereira, Oliveira & Talamini and holds an LL.M (1998) and a PhD (2005) in Public Law from Pontifícia Universidade Católica (PUC-SP). He was a visiting scholar at Columbia University in the area of international arbitration. He has published or edited numerous books, articles and book chapters on subjects related to infrastructure, public law and arbitration. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and generally acts as counsel or serves as arbitrator in matters involving PPPs, concessions, government contracts and commercial law. He is the president of the arbitration center of the Federation of Industries of the State of Paraná (CAMFIEP) and vice-president of Brazil Infrastructure Institute, an industry think tank.

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Verônica Cruz

Verônica Cruz is an associate professor at the Department of Social Policy of Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. She holds a PhD at IUPERJ, with a partial period at the Paris I - Panthéon Sorbonne University. She had her doctoral thesis awarded as the best thesis in Political Science by the Latin American Association of Political Science in 2007. She has experience in Public Policy, with emphasis on accountability, regulation, state and government.

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Teresa Arruda Alvim WambierPontificia Universidade Catolico de San Paulo, Brazil  


Professor, LLd and LLm of Law at Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo. Coordinator of the Centre for Post Graduate Studies of Civil Procedure. President of the Instituto Brasileiro de Direito Processual. Vice President of Instituto Ibero Americano de Derecho Procesal. Member of the Board of the International Association of Procedural Law. Member of the Instituto Panamericano de Derecho Procesal, of the Portuguese Institute of Procedural Law. Editor-in-chief of the Brazilian Revista de Processo since 1983. General “Rapporteuse” of the Committee in change of drawing up a Bill for a new Brazilian Civil Procedural Code.

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Thiago Ferreira Almeida

Lawyer and Specialist in International Law, Constitutional Law and Administrative Law. Civil Servant of a Sub-National
Brazilian Government and currently working as a consultant at the Municipality of Belo Horizonte, Brazil coordinating Public-Private Partnerships and prospecting international resources in Healthcare from International Organizations for finance cooperation. Graduated in Law at the School of Law of the Federal University of Minas Gerais and gradutated
in Public Administration at Joao Pinheiro Foundation. Master in International at the Law School of Law of the Federal University of Minas Gerais. Specialization in Economics at Università degli Studi di Torino (Italy). Recently awarded with a scholarship to study International Law at the Academy of International Law in The Hague, Netherlands on
January 2019.

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Walber Araujo Carneiro

Associate Professor in Federal University of Bahia - UFBA. Post-doctor at the Brasília University - UNB (Brazil), J. Goethe University (Frankfurt am Main - Germany) and UNISINOS (Brazil). Ph.D in Law at the UNISINOS (in

"sandwich" with the University of Coimbra - Portugal). Master in Public Law at the Federal University of Bahia - UFBA. LLm in Labor Law at the Federal University of Bahia - UFBA. Author of the thesis "Hermenêutica Jurídica
Heterorreflexiva" (Heterorreflexive Legal Hermeneutics), winner of CAPES Thesis Award 2010 (the best thesis defended in Brazil in 2009). Areas of interest: Philosophy and Legal Theory; Law and Theory of Society;
Hermeneutics; Constitutional Law and Fundamental Rights; Policies and Regulation.


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Prof. Dr. Roberto Luiz Silva

JD at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais - UFMG/Brazil (1988), LL.M in Europäische Wirtschaftsgemeinschaftsrecht at Universität zu Köln/Germany (1992), PhD at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais - UFMG/Brazil (1994), Post-Doctor at The University of Texas at Austin/USA (2005) and Post-Doctor senior at Universität de Barcelona/Spain (2015-2016). Professor of International Law at UFMG  since 1984. Author and coordinator of several books: Manual of Public International Law (2018), Market & Development in Global Society (2013); International Process Law (2012); Public International Law (4th. Ed. - 2010); WTO and the Juridical Regime of International Trade (2006); Sovereignty: old and new paradigms (2004); Brazil and International Economical Agreements (2003); Community and Integration Law (1999); International Economic Law & Community Law (1995). /

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Jakub Handrlica

Associate Professor of Administrative Law at the Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Law, Czech Republic. Areas of interest: international administrative law, mutual recognition of administrative acts, energy and nuclear law. Email:

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Fan Jizeng 

Fan Jizeng is the current Ph.D candidate at Sant’Anna School Advanced Studies in Pisa, specific in European and Comparative Constitutional Law. Apart from this main field of research, he also studies in the fields of human rights law and transnational law as well as legal transplant. Fan has graduate from law school at Shangdong Institute Business and Technology in 2008 (LLB). Three years later, he received the LLM degree ( Human Rights Law) from China University of Political Science and Law in 2011. He has several publications regarding legal theory of human rights law and legal transplant both in English and Chinese.

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Rostam J. Neuwirth

Rostam J. Neuwirth is full professor at the Faculty of Law of University of Macau (China) where he also serves as the Head of the Department of Global Legal Studies. He received his PhD degree from the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence (Italy) and also holds a Master’s degree in Law (LL.M.) from the Faculty of Law of McGill University in Montreal (Canada). His undergraduate studies in law he spent at the University of Graz (Austria) and the Université d’Auvergne (France).

He has been a visiting professor at the Peking University – School of Transnational Law in Shenzhen (China), Kobe Law School in Kobe (Japan) the University of Life Sciences in Vienna, the University of New South Wales in Sydney (Australia), Eduardo Mondlane University in Maputo (Mozambique), the Pan-European University in Bratislava (Slovakia), the West Bengal University of Juridical Sciences in Kolkata (India) and the Hidayatullah National Law University in Raipur (India). Prior to the appointment at University of Macau, he worked a legal adviser in the Völkerrechtsbüro (International Law Bureau) of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs before and during the Austrian EU Presidency (2004-2006).

His research interest cover a wide range of issues of global legal studies, international economic law, comparative law as well as transdisciplinary aspects of various “law and …” issues. In addition to many journal articles published around the world, he has co-authored the book “The BRICS-Lawyers’ Guide to BRICS Texts and Materials” (BRICS-Lawyers 2019), co-edited “The BRICS-Lawyers’ Guide to Global Cooperation” (Cambridge University Press 2017) and authored the monograph “Law in the Time of Oxymora: A Synaesthesia of Language, Logic, and Law” (Routledge 2018).

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Associate Professor in Peking University School of Law, teaches courses of Civil Procedure, Arbitration, Legal Practice, Resolu-tion of Civil and Commercial Disputes in China. Former judge in Maritime Court (1987–1994) and a current arbitrator in CIETAC and BAC (partime, 1999–). Visit scholar in Yale University Law School(2006), Montreal University Law School(2005–2006), Tübingen University Law School(2001), and Northeastern Uni-versity Law School(2001). Member of IAPL (2006–). More than 40 published articles on Chinese/comparative civil justice and 10 translated books on civil procedure.

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Xu Xin 

Director at Institute of Advanced Judicial Studies (IAJS) & Professor of Law of Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), Beijing, China. Xu received his Ph.D. degree from the Tsinghua University of China. He had been serving as Professor at Southwest University of Political Science and Law for six years before he joined at BIT. He has been serving as a selected academic member of the China judicial reform program. His research interest covers Procedural Law and Judicial Reform.

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Ambassador Christian Guillermet-Fernández 

Diplomat of the costarrican foreign service with a broad experience in multilateral affairs.  Actually he is the Deputy Permanent Representative of Costa Rica to the United Nations in Geneva. During his diplomatic career, he also served as Deputy Permanent Representative of Costa Rica to the United Nations in New York and as the political coordinator to the UN Security Council during the last membership of Costa Rica to this important body of the UN. He was the regional representative of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights for Latin America, Director General for Foreign Policy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Costa Rica and he served at the Office of Ombudsperson of Costa Rica. He is the Chairperson-Rapporteur of the UN Open Ended Working Group on the right to peace. He has studies in law and international relations.

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Walid Fahmy is an Egyptian attorney at law, a senior lecturer & Head of the department of Public International Law, faculty of legal studies and international relations, Pharos University Alexandria - Egypt. He got his PH.d & his masters' degree in public international law & political sciences from faculty of law, Nancy 2 university, France. He is a member of the French society of international law, French society of United Nations, European society of international law & the Egyptian society of international law. In September 2007, He completed a cooperative experience with the International criminal tribunal for former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague and the French committee for UNICEF Meurthe & Moselle – France.

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Dawid Bunikowski received his Doctor of Law degree from Nicolaus Copernicus University in 2009, and he is a part-time Lecturer in Law at the University of Eastern Finland. He previously worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the University of Eastern Finland Law School from 2013 to 2015, and acted as Vice-Dean at the Torun School of Banking between 2009 and 2011, and Assistant Professor between 2009 and 2015. His research interests include law and morality, legal theory, law and religion, legal pluralism, and the EU’s legal and political system. He has authored a book on enforcement of morality by law (2010) and co-edited books on European integration (2008) and legal pluralism (2009). He is Distinguished Academic Associate of the Centre for Law and Religion at the University of Cardiff and Associate Member of the Council for Research in Values and Philosophy at the Catholic University of America. He is also Fellow of the Institute for Natural Resources, Environment and Society, Finland.

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Mariya Riekkinen 

earned her D.Sc. doctorate at Åbo Akademi University (Finland) in 2013 with the major in public law. In 2007 she obtained a licentiate LL.Lic. degree (“kandidat iuridicheskikh nauk”) with the major in constitutional and municipal law of the Russian Federation at Tyumen State University (Russia). She is currently an Associate professor at the Department of Constitutional and Municipal Law, Tyumen State University. She is also a post-doc researcher at the Department of Social Sciences, Business, and Economics, Åbo Akademi University. Riekkinen publishes in English and Russian focusing on the issues of public participation and the rights of vulnerable groups. She serves as a co-managing editor at the European Yearbook of Minority Issues and as editor at Russian Journal of Comparative Law.

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Megersa Dugasa Fite

Megersa Dugasa Fite is a lecturer of law in Ambo University School of Law. He is also leading the Research and Publication Office of the School. He has completed his LLB degree with distinction from Mekelle University
School of Law. He has done his LLM in Law and Development from Warwick-Mekelle Joint LLM Program. His research interest is on the area of law and development.


Hugo Flavier

Associate Professor of Public Law and European Law at Montesquieu University – Bordeaux IV, Centre de Recherche et Documentation Européen et International (CRDEI) (16 Avenue Léon Duguit, Pessac, 33608, France; e-mail :



Dr. Deepak Kumar

Dr. Deepak Kumar is working as Associate Professor of Law and Head, Department of Law, Central University of Punjab, India. Dr. Kumar has his expertise in the field of Environmental Law and Governance, Constitutional Law and Law of Interpretations. He is working on the Problem of Crop Residue Burning in India and Concurrent Evaluation of National Food Security Laws of India. On the Crop Residue Burning he has completed two research projects and on Concurrent Evaluation submitted Eight Reports in a period of two years. He has guided One Student for Ph. D and two fellows are working under his supervision. He has also guided 15 students for LL.M. dissertation and five are under supervision.

Dr. Kumar was also selected for the “Yong Scientist Award” in 2011 by the Society for Environment and Development (India), PCRA, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Government of India. He has written several research papers, which have been published in various reputed journals and also presented various research findings in Seminar and Conferences. He also coordinated with the NSS activities as Programme Coordinator.

Dr. Kumar has earned his Doctor of Law from CCS University, Meerut in 2010. He is post graduated in Law from Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra in 2005, UGC NET in 2006. He received a Bachelor of Law in 2003 and Bachelor of Science in 2000 and in 2003. He also completed a Diploma course Computer Software Technology.

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Dr. Bhupinder Singh

Dr. Bhupinder Singh, working as Assistant Librarian in Central University of Punjab, Bathinda - India. He has done BLISc, MLISc and Ph.D. Research: "Information Literacy of Resource-based Student-centred leaning in India: A case study", from Department of Library and Information Science, Punjabi University, Patiala. He has published 8 Research papers in the field of Information Literacy and Bibliometric study. More than 12 years’ experience in the field of Library & Information Science.

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Atmaja Tripathy is a fourth year student pursuing Bachelor in Business Administration and Bachelor in Laws at Symbiosis International University, Pune. The author’s special interest in Competition law, Constitutional law and Media and Telecommunication laws has led her to pursue diploma courses in media law and competition law. In the past three years of law school career, the author has touched upon different facets of academics and professional activities. As the college batch topper, the author has won gold medals and a scholarship in Constitutional Law. She has participated and held outstanding positions in a number of essay competitions, elocution events, and judgment analysis competitions. The author has also participated in a number of national and international moots including Oxford Monroe E. Price Media Moot Court Competition. Besides winning accolades in law school, the author holds bachelor degrees in Hindustani Classical Vocal, Fine Arts and Odissi Classical Dance.

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Dr. S. K. Balashanmugam, M.A., M.L., Ph. D is an Assistant Professor at the prestigious Tamil Nadu National Law School, Tamil Nadu, India. He teaches Statutory Interpretation, Code of Civil Procedure, Cyber laws and Environmental Law. He was graduated with a five year Bachelor of Law Course from the Government Law College, Chengalpattu affiliated to the Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University, Chennai where he was the holder of the University Merit Certificate. Thereafter, he pursued Master of Law Program from the Dr. Ambedkar Government Law College, Chennai affiliated to the very same university and secured University Merit Certificate. Further in the year 2008, he has completed with Master of Arts in Public Administration from University of Madras, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He also obtained Diploma in Labour Law from the University of Madras, Chennai, Tamil Nadu in the year 2011. In 2008, he secured the University Grants Commission’s Junior Research Fellowship for pursuing research program. His broad area of research includes International Trade Laws and Environmental Law. He completed his research program and awarded with Ph. D from the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, West Bengal, India. He has a good number of publications in various international journals. He also participated in various international and national conferences focussing on International Trade Laws, International Environmental Law, Biotechnology and Law, and Public Laws.

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Bhabani Sonowal

She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur. Her broad area of interest includes International Human Rights Law, International Humanitarian Law, Victimology, and Criminal Law.

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Sushant Chandra is on the faculty of the Jindal Global Law School, India. He graduated from Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar with 7 Gold Medals and Best Alumni Award. He went to pursue the Bachelor of Civil Laws at the University of Oxford after that. He has taught courses on Jurisprudence, Statutory Interpretation, Professional Ethics and Administrative law. He was awarded teaching excellence award for the year 2014-15. He also got the award for continuous excellence in teaching for the years 2015-16. He takes keen interest in the development of public laws in India.

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Dr. Dipa Dube 

Dr. Dipa Dube has been pursuing her career as an academic for almost two decades. Having completed her LL.M. and Ph.D from the University of Pune and Calcutta, Dr. Dube has been involved in teaching criminal law, criminology, evidence courses in eminent Law Schools and Universities in India. Presently, she is working as Professor at the Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, IIT Kharagpur. She has many books and articles published both nationally and internationally to her credit. She has delivered lectures at Institutes of repute including the National Judicial Academy, Bhopal, the West Bengal State Judicial Academy, Kolkata. She has been involved in research projects in diverse areas of criminal law, disability, gender rights etc. funded by the Government agencies.

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Dipayan Chowdhury is currently a learner of the law at Symbiosis Law School, Pune in India, finishing his penultimate year of law school. At 22, he has already begun to prove his merit as a budding scholar in the area of legal research and policy analysis. Having started volunteering as a legal writer/contributor for the Alexis Foundation in India right from his very first year at law school itself, he has travelled a long road to his self discovery as a potential lawyer and advocate. In 2013, he was part of a Mission conducted by the Human Rights Law Network in India to report on the periodic instances of violence committed by state machineries in enclaved lands, and in 2016 he authored a textbook on the state of medical negligence in India; the book was released by Grin Verlag, the German academic publisher based in Munich. He has also previously been awarded a medal by his institute for his leading contribution to research as among his peers. Today, Dipayan hopes and aspires to become associated with organizations engaging in sincere rehabilitation work among vulnerable sections, through the instrumentalities of public health advocacy and funds creation through corporate capital markets. 

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Krishna B. Agrawal

Director of the Indian Institute of Comparative Law. Former, Dean Faculty of Law, University of Rajasthan, India. Author of the books «Civil procedure in India», «Family law in India» and coauthor of the book «Private International law in India». He specializes in civil procedure and international arbitration.


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Nityash Solanki is a Research Associate at O. P. Jindal Global University. He completed his graduation in the year 2010 in B.S.L. LL.B. (Bachelor of Social and Legal Sciences) from D.E.S. Law College, Pune. Thereafter, he took up his Masters in Law (LL.M.) in International Business and Commercial Law at The University of Manchester. He gained inestimable knowledge, experience and also the confidence to delve further in this field of education/profession. Hence, he went for his second Masters in law (LL.M.) in Intellectual Property Law at The George Washington University. He assists Prof. Vesselin Popovski in directing the Centre for Study of the United Nation at Jindal Global Law School. His research interest includes International Law, Intellectual Property Law, Company Law, and Professional Ethics. He plans to proudly serve his country where emphasis is on imparting practice-oriented education and working in such an environment demands a deeper understanding of rule of law.

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Arjya B. Majumdar 

Professor Arjya B. Majumdar is an Associate Professor at the Jindal Global Law School and the Director for Academic Planning, Co-ordination and Interdisciplinarity at the O.P. Jindal Global University.

He graduated from St Joseph’s College in Calcutta, and went on to study law, completing his bachelor’s degree in law from the National University of Juridical Sciences, Calcutta, one of India’s premier law schools. He also pursued his master degree in law from Tulane University, New Orleans, USA.

His career began in 2007, having joined Fox Mandal Little, one of India’s oldest and largest law firms at the time. As a corporate lawyer, Professor Majumdar was advising large corporate houses on matters relating to mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, foreign investments into India, joint ventures and private equity. He has also on occasion, advised the Government of India in their disinvestment program. He eventually set up his own capital markets practice with Desai & Diwanji in 2011. He then turned to academia, joining O.P. Jindal Global University in 2013.

In terms of his research, Professor Majumdar is widely renowned to be an expert in corporate social responsibility, crowdfunding and cryptocurrency, having published a number of books and articles in these areas. He has also been a visiting research fellow at the University of Liverpool, the National University of Singapore and the University of Melbourne. He has lectured globally, including countries such as the United States, Canada, Italy, Israel, China and Malaysia.

Apart from his academic pursuits, Professor Majumdar is also an avid mountaineer, having been trained at the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and is a self-taught musician and vocalist, having performed at various Broadway theatre shows and operas in Delhi.

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Manjeet Kumar Sahu is the current LLM Candidate (Constitutional and Administrative Law) class of 2015 at National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi (INDIA). He received B.A LL.B(Hons.) with specialization in Energy Laws from University of Petroleum &Energy Studies, Dehradun (INDIA). He was awarded University Scholarship for 4 years on the basis of Academic Performance. He has attended several National and International Conferences in India. He has a number of publications in various prestigious National and International Journals.


Rohit Moonka    

Rohit Moonka is working as Assistant Professor of Law at the Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, India since 2011 and also heads the Centre for ADR at the Institute which carries out various activities to develop the culture of Arbitration, Mediation and other ADR mechanisms amongst the law students in India.  He is also the Editor of Journal of ADR which is published annually by the Centre for ADR. He teaches the paper of Arbitration & ADR in the Institute of Law. Mr. Moonka holds LL.M from Gujarat National Law University and Ph.D from North Gujarat University. He also holds a Post Graduate diploma in IPR from National Law School, Bangalore. He has several publications to his credit in reputed International & National Journals on contemporary topics related to Arbitration and IPR. His current area of interest includes Arbitration, Mediation and IPR.

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Silky Mukherjee

Ms. Silky Mukherjee is working as Assistant Professor of Law at the Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India since 2012 and also heads the Centre for IPR at the Institute She is also the Editor of Journal of IPR which is published annually by the Centre for IPR. She holds LL.M from Gujarat National Law University and also submitted her Ph.D thesis to Gujarat National Law University. She has several publications to her credit in reputed International & National Journals on different aspects of Competition Law, Constitutional Law, Arbitration and IPR.

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Saravanan A

Mr. Saravanan A is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur. His broad area of research interests includes International Investment Law and International Trade Law. He is a recipient of a prestigious scholarship to attend the 2017 Summer Session of the International Academy for Arbitration Law, Paris. His recent publications include International Arbitration Law Review, International Journal of Private Law, and Journal of Civil and Legal Sciences.

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Deepankar Sharma

Mr. Deepankar Sharma has completed his BA.LLB. (Hons.) from Jaipur National University and did his LL.M. in Corporate Laws as specialization from National Law University Jodhpur both with first division throughout his academic career. He was selected for LL.M. in Arbitration Laws in University of Hong Kong & was also selected for LL.M. in International & European Commercial Laws with Scholarship at Chinese University of Political Science, Beijing and University of Hamburg, Germany. He was also offered LL.M. in Commercial Laws at University of Vienna but refused these offers to pursue LL.M. in India. Currently he is pursuing his Doctorate i.e. Ph.D in law from National Law University Jodhpur. Additionally he has successfully completed Diploma in Business Laws & Entrepreneurship Administration from National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS) Kolkata. He has also done Certificate Courses in Cyber Laws & IPR Laws, both from Indian Law Institute, New Delhi.

Academically, he has presented papers and participated as speaker in more than 20 International and National Conferences. He has published more than 10 research papers in International Journals like International Journal of Law and Management, University of Sussex, Bradfordshire, UK, European Competition Law Review by Sweet & Maxwell, Global Competition & Litigation Review etc.

Internationally, he is appointed and invited as Visiting Scholar at City University of London for research and delivering workshop lecture in the field of Comparative Competition Law. He is also appointed as Visiting Research Associate for the year 2016 at Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong.

He was the sole Indian Academician to be invited as paper presenter and as Speaker/ Panelist at the 4th BRICS International Competition Conference, Durban, South Africa organized by Competition Commission of South Africa and Ministry of Finance & Foreign Affairs, Govt. of South Africa.

He was also invited by Asian Law Institute (ASLI) to present a paper on Leniency Programs under Competition Law at its 13th ASLI Conference on Legal Globalization held at Peking Law School, Beijing (China) from 19th- 20th May, 2016.

In the field of Co-Curricular Activities he has participated in numerous National & International Moots including Philip C. Jessup & Willem C. Vis, Vienna Moots. He has also won awards for Best Student Advocate in moots like Surana & Surana International Moots & University of Rajasthan National Moot. He also received an Appreciation Letter for his contribution from Competition Commission of India. His drafted legislation for White Collar Crimes & Lokpal was sent to Law Commission of India for further reference. Presently, he is working as Law Faculty at National Law University Jodhpur and is involved in extensive teaching to Under-graduate as well Post-graduate students. He has taught subjects like Civil Procedure Code, Drafting Pleading and Coveyancing, Corporate Governance and Competition Law. He is also the Research Supervisor to Six LL.M. Dissertations.

He is also appointed as the Coordinator of Centre for Competition Law & Policy at NLU Jodhpur. He is the Chief Editor at Indian Competition Law Review. He is also an Editor at NLUJ Law Review (A Flagship Journal of NLU Jodhpur). He is Faculty Advisor/Member at Centre for Corporate Governance at NLU Jodhpur as well as Faculty Advisor at Centre for Litigation Studies at NLU Jodhpur. He is the Member of BRICS Law Institute at NLU Jodhpur, established by a MoU between six BRICS Member Universities at Russia in 2015. Recently he was also appointed as Arbitrator at Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) and was included in its Young Practitioners Group.

In Administrative Capacity, he is working as Proctor at NLU Jodhpur. He is also the Member in University Clinical Education and Legal Aid Committee, Member in University Prevention of Sexual Harassment Committee, Member in Internal Complaints Committee (I.C.C) at National Law University Jodhpur. He is also a member of University Subject Allocation and Workload Committee. He was also the Central Observer at CLAT, 2015 exam.

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Dr. S.R. Subramanian

Dr. S.R. Subramanian is currently working as an Assistant Professor of Law at the Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur. He is a recipient of the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship awarded by the European Commission, Brussels. He has previously worked as Assistant Professor at the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata and the Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur. His works have appeared in high-impact journals.

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Moh Zali

He is a senior lecturer and researcher in the University of Madura, Indonesia. He is also the chairman of research department as well as a senior reviewer taking decision about research grants for lecturers, in which the research grants are from Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia, local government and private sector organisations. He actively participates in Forum Group Discussions held by local governments. His research interests comprise economics, strategic management and internal control. He often get a multi-year financial support to the research projects from Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia and local governments.

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Lucia Scaffardi 

graduated with honors in Genoa University and PhD Doctor in Constitutional Law at University of Bologna, is associate Professor on Public and Comparative Law with the Department of Law of the University of Parma, where she also teaches Public and Comparative Law in the Course of Political Science. She is member of the Scientific Board of the PhD course in Legal Sciences of Parma and Modena Universities and former member of PhD course in Constitutional Law, School of Law Sciences, University of Bologna. She is the coordinator of the BRICS Parma research group ( She is actually member of the Committee for Biosecurity, Biotechnologies and Life Sciences in Rome, Vice President of the Committee for Statute guarantee of the Region Emilia Romagna (Consulta di Garanzia Statutaria della Regione Emilia Romagna). Former consultant with specialization in Constitutional and Comparative Law at the Ministry of Public Administration and Simplification. Member of the Scientific Board for Legal Sciences (Comitato Scientifico di Area112 Scienze Giuridiche) of the University of Parma. Member of the Italian Association of Comparative law (Associazione Italiana di Diritto Comparato - AIDC). Member of the Association of Comparative and European Public Law (Associazione di Diritto Pubblico Comparato ed Europeo - DPCE)

Author of different monographs and many articles published in Italy and abroad, her research topics are USA, UK and Commonwealth Countries (with special focus on Australia, Canada, South Africa); Emerging Countries (BRICS); Fundamental rights (hate speech, health rights, privacy, social rights); bioethics (DNA databases for legal purposes; law and genetics; food safety; GMO); Constitutional systems (federalism; regional law; Parliament’s Upper Houses); European and comparative constitutional law (multilevel guarantee of fundamental rights; Nice Charter; Lisbon Treaty).

She carries out intensive research and has directed several research projects. Between these the most recent are: "BRICS: emerging countries and comparative law". The results of this research are now published in BRICS: Paesi emergenti nel prisma del diritto comparato, L. Scaffardi (eds.), Giappichelli, 2012. A second area of research is about "Legal Transplant and Parliament".

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Elisabetta Silvestri

Professor of the University of Pavia. She is graduated from the University of Pavia, has earned the title of Master of Laws (LL.M.) from Cornell Law School (United States). Senior researcher at the Department of Law (Section of Civil Procedure). She was a visiting scholar at Yale Law School (United States) and participated in summer schools at the University of Bologna. She was appointed a manager of the project called ?Rules for Transnational Arbitration? organized by the American Law Institute in Philadelphia (USA).

Updated 2017



Gabriele Molinaro (Milan, Italy) – Garbriele Molinaro graduated cum laude in Law in 2010 at the University of Pavia and got a Doctoral degree in civil procedure at the State University of Milan in 2015. He is the author of several publications on Italian and comparative civil procedure. He is a qualified Italian lawyer at Milan Bar.

Updated 2016


Jaber Seyvanizad 

Jaber Seyvanizad is a young international jurist serving in Iranian universities as international law lecturer. He has previously worked as a researcher in International Law Institute. He got his LL.B in 2011 and met his LL.M with distinction in 2015 and presently is a teaching assistant at university. In his recent researches, he concentrates on engineering of international legal mechanisms in favor of global maintenance of justice-based peace and security and works on his own theory called “Reflexism” concerning the modern international law fundamentals. He has several publications regarding international law of WMD, customary international law, outer space law, constitutional law and international law of media. His main research interests focus on areas including the future of international law, natural law, Islamic international law, international law of modern war and philosophy of international law. He is the top member of Iranian Elite Club. He also has studied in seminary and is an expert in Islamic law. Jaber is a polyglot and in addition of Persian, knows English, Russian, Spanish, Arabic, Turkish and German. He is available via e-mail:

Updated 2016

Seyed Yaser Ziaee 

Assistant professor of international law in University of Qom, Iran since September 2012. He studied L.L.M. and Ph.D. in international law in University of Allameh Tabatabaei in Tehran and passed his sabbatical as visiting student in University of Leuven in Belgium in February-April 2012. Author of several Articles and books and lecturer in numerous fields of international law like insurgent groups, secessionism, sanctions, media, human rights, cyberspace, jurisdiction and etc. Regarding to his thesis he focused on extraterritorial jurisdiction issues in different branches of international law especially in international economic law.

Updated 2017


Joseph Gichane Mwangi

A graduate of University of Teramo (Italy) with an international masters degree in law (LL.M), and is currently pursuing a Doctoral degree in Law at Zhejiang University (China).The author is an expert in credit management, a former graduate intern at the United Nations Office in Vienna (Austria), and previously worked as lecturer of law and
economics in several Kenyan universities. He is very enthusiastic on development and success of customary law and community courts in Eritrea. His main research interests revolve around rule of law, civil society law,
international financial law, customary law, debt management, money and commodity markets.

Updated 2017


Irina Cvetkova

Dr.iur.cand., lawyer, lecturer of the master program “Private law” in Baltic International Academy, honorary member of Latvian Association of Administrators of Insolvency, ex-deputy of Parliament of Latvia, author of many bills and more than 100 amendments to law. Author of many scientific and op-ed articles. Her main research interests includes around rule of law, civil society law, private law, financial law, bankruptcy, money and commodity markets.

Updated 2018


Odiaka Ngozi  Oluchukwu


Odiaka Ngozi  Oluchukwu is a Law Lecturer in the Faculty of Law, Afe-Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti in Nigeria. He graduated with a first degree (LL.B, B.L) and masters degree (LL.M) from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He is a PhD student. He teaches courses in the Department of Private and Business Law and Public International Law. He has published widely in learned journals both locally and internationally. He was a Research Fellow at the Institute of Comparative Business Law in Africa at the University of Cape Town South Africa in 2016 under the auspices of Olu Akinkugbe Business Law Fellowship in Africa. He has edited scholarly works for the Department of  Public International Law, Afe-Babalola University Ado-Ekiti and the Institute of Comparative Business Law in Africa, University of Cape Town, South Africa. His field of research includes Disability Right, Women’s Right,  Socio and Economic Right, Pension Reforms, Xenophobia, Corporate Governance, Family Businesses. 


Edvardas Juchnevicius

Professor of Gdansk University, Poland and Attorney at Law. Dean's Representative on International Cooperation with Foreign Universities.

Author of over 90 scientific publications on issues of financial law and public finances as well as issues in the field of domestic and international tax law and e-commerce taxation. Author of legal opinions in the field of company law, international tax law and public procurement law. Professor of courses related to financial law and tax law at Gdansk University, Gdansk Bar Association. Thematic editor in the Polish Law Review and Financial Law Review scientific journals.  Member of European Association of Tax Law Professors and Center for Information and Organization of Public Finance Research and Tax Law of Central and Eastern European Countries. Visiting professor at various foreign universities in Europe and Asia. Scientific interests: International tax law, Tax avoidance and tax evasion, artificial intelligence and tax law, taxation of robots, e-commerce taxation, LegalTech and FinTech.

Russian Federation

Anisimov Aleksey Pavlovich

Professor of the Department of constitutional and administrative law of the Volgograd Institute of management, a branch of the Russian presidential Academy of national economy and public administration. Doctor of law (2005).

Professional interests: environmental law; land law; town-planning law; natural resource law; comparative law

The experience of scientific and pedagogical work is 25 years.

Updated 2019

Michail Antonov 

Professor of Law associated with the Law Faculty at the National Research University “Higher School of Economics” (Saint Petersburg) where he teaches legal theory and comparative law.  Professor Antonov’s research interests focus upon contemporary legal theory, upon the problems of normativity in law and of sociological jurisprudence, on the theory of sovereignty. He holds a Russian university degree of specialist in economics (Presidential Academy of Public Administration, 1999) and in law (Saint Petersburg State University, 2000), a master’s degree in sociology (University Paris V, 2005), and a PhD degree in law from Saint Petersburg State University (2006). He is practising as a member of the Saint Petersburg Bar Association and as a council-at-law at “Nota Bene” Law Firm (Saint Petersburg).

Updated 2016

Ellada Balayan

Associate Professor at the Law Institute of the Kemerovo State University (Russian Federation), where she teaches Human Rights, Legal Assistance, Municipal Law. She graduated from the Law faculty Yerevan State University in 2001. Mrs Balayan has a degree Candidate of Juridical Science, specializing in constitutional and municipal law (2005). She is author of more 40 scientific papers (including three monographs). Her research interests are mainly focused on human rights and obligations, issues of their protection, a new constitutional model, globalisation of law.

Updated 2020

Ksenia Belikova 

Doctor of law, professor of the Department of Civil and Labour Law, Law Institute (earlier Law Faculty) of Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (since 2014).

In 2012 defended Doctor theses with the theme «Legal Framework of the Trade Turnover and the Codification of Private Law in Latin American Countries»; in 2007 – defended PhD theses with the theme «Legal Framework of the Competition Environment in MERCOSUR Countries».

Member of the editorial boards of: «Boletín Latinoamericano de Competencia» (; scientific periodicals and journals «Legal initiative» (, «Jurist» (PH «Jurist», (HAC, WoS rus.), «Current issues of law» (Samara, Samara State University of Economics, Member of the Dissertation Council Д212.203.36 at the PFUR University (, collaborator at Club latinoamericano de competencia and Mediterranean competition council (; expert of the periodical «Competition and Law» (, member of BRICS Think Tank Council and Scientific Council of National Committee on BRICS Research (see 

At present engaged in legal studies of BRICS, European Union, MERCOSUR, North and Latin American countries and Russia.

Updated 2016

Liudmila Berg is the vice-rector for scientific work of the Ural State Law University. L. Berg’s sphere of scientific interests includes questions of theory of state and law, discretion in law enforcement, monitoring of law enforcement activities, anti-corruption expertise. L. Berg is the author of more than 70 scientific works, including the monograph - "Judicial discretion and its limits (general theoretical aspect) ", 11 educational
textbooks, and other scientific works. Moreover, L. Berg regularly participates as an organizer in major scientific events: Euro-Asian Law Congress and International Forum "Legal Week in the Urals"

Updated 2018

Aleksey Bessonov


Doctor of Law, Colonel of Justice, Associate Professor, Honorary Worker of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation.

He is currently working as First deputy head of the Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Kalmykia. He previously worked as an investigator, prosecutor. He participated in the investigation of Homicides Committed by Organized Groups, Crimes Against Children, Terrorism, Extremism, White-Collar Crimes and many other crimes.

Associate Professor of the Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure at Astrakhan branch of Saratov State Law Academy (since 2007) and Kalmyk State University named after B.B. Gorodovikov (since 2016).

He defended doctoral thesis on criminalistic characteristics of crimes (2017) and PhD thesis «Features of the methodology for investigating homicides committed by organized criminal groups» (2003).

In 2015, he received a Master of Psychology degree in the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA).

The author of more than 120 research papers and academic publication including 11 books and monographs. His research interests are Criminal investigation, Criminalistics, Criminal Procedure, Criminal law, the theory of operative-search activity, Forensic examination.

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Nataliya Bocharova, Moscow State University (Moscow, Russia)

Associate Professor of Moscow State Lomonosov University. Graduated from Moscow State University. 2002–2006 – taking post-graduate course in MSU. Member of International Association of Procedural Law.

Updated 2016

Olga Gavrilova

PhD, Researcher at HSE — Skolkovo Institute for Law and Development

Professional Interests: antitrust and intellectual property; antitrust regulation in the new economy; Intellectual property in the era of digital platforms; civil rights and freedom

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Updated 2020

Kseniya Ivanova works as a senior lecturer of Constitutional and Municipal Law Department. She got her PhD degree by defending the thesis "The institute of citizens’ public initiatives in the Russian Federation". On the topic of the research she won the grant given by the Russian President for an internship abroad (France), and a grant given by the Russian Foundation for Humanitarian Research  on the theme: "The institute of citizens’ public initiatives: a comparative analysis of the experience of the Russian Federation, the USA, the UK and France" (2015). Author of more than 25 research papers, co-author of the book "Citizens' initiative as a component of civil society", "Formation of the free legal aid system in the Russian Federation", and a co-author of a textbook on municipal law for undergraduates with the stamp of UMO. The sphere of her research interests are the issues of citizens participation in state affairs, civil state and civil society.

Updated 2016

Paul Kalinichenko 

Paul Kalinichenko holds a Doctor of Law (Kutafin Moscow State Law Universirty - MSLA, 2011) in International and European Law. He joined the EU law Chair of the MSLA in 2000. In2012 he was appointed Professor of the EU law Chair of the MSLA. He is a Visiting Professor of the European Study Institute at the MGIMO (Moscow, 2006) and a Coordinator of the Research Center for the European Law at the Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University (Kaliningrad, 2012). His research activities essentially focus on EU external relations law, EU environmental law and EU economic law. Specific attention is devoted to the legal aspects of the Russia–EU relations. Paul Kalinichenko is engaged as a legal advisor in European affairs of the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia (2010) and a legal advisor in European law of the Eurasian Economic Commission (2012).

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Updated 2016

Anatoly Kapustin

Doctor of law, professor, Honored worker of Science of the Russian Federation.  Scientific Supervisor  of the Institute of legislation and comparative law under the Government of the Russian Federation (ILCL), LL.M in International Law (Peoples Friendship University, USSR, 1980), PhD on International Public Law (PFU, Moscow, 1984), Doctor of Law (International Law), (Moscow State Juridical Academy, Russia – 2001). Assistant Professor, Docent, Professor, Head of Chair of International law, Dean of the Law faculty of the PFU (1983 - 2010), Head of the Center for comparative legal studies, Director of the Centre for educational programs, Deputy Director, First Deputy Director of the ILCL (2010-2018). President of the Russian branch of International Law Association (ILA) and the Member of the Executive Council of ILA (London) since 2008. Winner of the 2014 St. Petersburg International legal forum "For contribution to the development of legal integration in the Eurasian space".

Professional interests: theory and practice of international law, the Law of international organizations, the Law of economic integration, including the Law of the European Union (EU) and the Law of the Eurasian economic Union (EAEU) etc.

Publications, scientific works: more than 320 scientific papers, including monographs, tutorials, textbooks, articles etc.

Updated 2019

Yuliya Kayushnikova

Deputy Dean of the faculty of law of the Volgograd Institute of management, a branch of the Russian presidential Academy of national economy and public administration.

Professional interests: environmental law; natural resource law; administrative law. Experience of scientific and pedagogical work for 3 years.

Updated 2019

Bulat Khabriev

International baccalaureate (British international school of Moscow, Russia, 2011), , LL.M in financial Economics (University of St Andrews , United Kingdom, Scotland, 2015), LL.M in international politics and transnational business (Moscow State Institute of international relations, Russia, 2017). Postgraduate studies course:  mathematical and instrumental methods of Economics ( Central economic and mathematical Institute of RAS, Moscow, Russia, since  2017).

Professional experience: Leading specialist-expert (Federal Financial monitoring Service, Directorate of coordination and cooperation, Moscow, Russia 2016-2017); RT – business development, transaction support Manager (State Corporation “Rostex”,  Department of investment and asset management, Moscow, Russia,  2018), Head of investment and investment programs division (State Corporation “Rostex”, Department of investment and innovation, Moscow, Russia,  2018 - – till present).

Updated 2019

Vladimir Kiselev

Candidate of Economics (PhD), head of division in the JSC “Interdepartmental Analytical Center”. Author of more than 30 research articles and books on science,  technology and innovation policy and cooperation. Former adviser to the OECD Directorate on Science, Technology and Industry. Current area of research interest is legal frameworks, including intellectual property arrangements, of international  cooperation in science and innovation.

Updated 2018

Mikhail Ivanovich Kleandrov  is Doctor of Law, Professor, Corresponding Member of  the Russian Academy  of Sciences .

In 1997 earned his doctoral degree "The resolution of economic disputes in the territorial industries and agricultural and industrial  enterprises" .

Has been a judge of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation and a judge of CIS court in Minsk (Belorussia).

Currently, M. Kleandrov is a senior researcher at the   National Institute of State and Law, Russian Academy of Sciences. He occupies the position of Editor- in- Chief of the peer-reviewed  journal” State and Law”.

 He is the author of 450 publications including  50 monographs and textbooks.  His research interests  are broad and focus on the status and performance of judges, economic justice in Russia, arbitration, constitutional  court judiciary, litigation,  judiciary  in BRICS countries.

M.Kleandrov is  the Honored Lawyer of the Russian Federation (1996), Honored Scholar of the Russian Federation (2011)

Updated 2018

Dmitry Konstantinov 

Dmitry is a practicing Russian lawyer focused on litigation, insolvency and banking issues and holds specialist degree in Russian law, LLM in American Business Law (Pericles ABLE Project) and LLM in Corporate Law (the London School of Economics and Political Science). Dmitry has published about ten articles and a chapter in Commentary to Russian Insolvency Law. 

Updated 2016



Anzhela Korzhevskaya 

Anzhela is currently a postgraduate student at the University of East Anglia (United Kingdom), LLM in the International Commercial and Competition Law. She has a prior significant experience as a Senior Attorney at the Moscow office of Squire Patton Boggs, an international law firm. Her practice focused on Russian competition law, corporate and commercial matters, trade defence issues, due diligence and acquisition projects, joint ventures. Anzhela graduated from the Kutafin Moscow State Academy of Law in 2004. She has a number of publications on Russian competition law issues.

Updated 2016

Makeeva Elena

Associate Professor School of Finance in National Research University. Higher School of Economics. PhD (2010) in Finance.
Object of professioanl interest: corporate taxation, bankruptcy, capital structure, innovative firm, corporate finance in BRICS companies.

Updated 2019

Vladimir Malyaev

Associate Professor of the banking Department, faculty of Economics National Research University Higher School of Economics in Nizhny Novgorod, Ph. D in Finance and Financial Law (2014). The experience of scientific and teaching - 24 years.  Practical Experience in managerial positions in commercial banks of the region.  Professional interests are banks in emerging markets, rating system for corporate governance and financial risk management, topical issues of reforming the Russian banking system.

Updated 2017

Markuntsov Sergey

Doctor of Law, Professor at Department of Criminal Law and Criminalistics and Deputy Dean of Faculty of Law, National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow, Russia). Markuntsov Sergey is the author of more than 150 publications on criminal law, criminal executive law and criminology. His scientific interests include sociology of criminal law, economic crimes, execution of criminal penalties.

Updated 2018



Natalya Mosunova 

Russian highly qualified in-house lawyer obtained the first master degree in Russian School of Private law, currently doing PhD research  in the UK. Her professional opinion and results of academic work are published in a number of Russian journals including online resources. The major research interests are Competition law, Trade defence and Corporate governance.  The winner of Academic Excellence Scholarship.

Updated 2016


Marianna Muravyeva 

Professor of the Department of Sociology at the National Research University Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg, Russia. She also holds a docentship at the Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki, Finland. Her research focuses on the history of crime, comparative legal history, socio-legal studies, human rights and history and theory of violence. She has published extensively, including edited volumes Women’s History in Russia: (Re)Establishing the Field (Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014); 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. 

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Elena Nechaeva


Candidate of Science (Law) (PhD), reviewer, Department of science and education of the President of the Russian Federation. Author of 11 research publications.


The thesis’ title is “Legal regulation of scientific research and technological development within the regional integration organizations (the example of the European Union and the Eurasian Economic Union). Current research interest is international science and technology cooperation, legal regulation of the sphere of science and technology, factor analysis of science development. 

 Updated 2018



Galina A. Nelaeva


PhD, Professor, Department of Modern History and World Politics, Instiute of Social Sciences and Humanities, Tyumen State University. Obtained her PhD degree in 2007 from Central European University (Hungary), the Joint Program between Political Science (IRES) Department and Legal Studies Human Rights Program (2002-2007) with magna cum laude. Her research interests include: International Humanitarian Law, gender and law, International Criminal Law, politics of international criminal tribunals.


Updated 2019

Ludmila Novoselova

Lyudmila Novoselova has been the President of the Intellectual Property Court, the first specialized court in the Russian Federation, since 2013.

In 1984 judge Novoselova graduated from the Faculty of Law of Moscow State University, and also holds a Doctor of Juridical Science. She worked in the State Arbitration of the then-Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic until 1992. In 1992 she was appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court of Arbitration of Russia.

Judge Novoselova conducts active scientific and teaching activities as the head of the Intellectual Property Department of Moscow State Law University named after O.E. Kutafin (MSAL). 

Judge Novoselova was awarded as the Honored Lawyer of the Russian Federation.

Updated 2020


Irina Pluzhnik (Tyumen, Russia)


Professor, Doctor of  Education, Head of the Department of Foreign Languages and Intercultural Professional Communication for Law and Economics at Tyumen State University. Master of Laws .


Earned her Doctoral Degree  in Education in 2003 with the major in of developing  intercultural communication competencies within international academic  contexts. Obtained  her LLM  degree in 2010She has been the Deputy Director  for International affairs  of  the Institute of State and Law, Tyumen State University  and took part in multiple  international projects:  “Reforming legal education in Russia” (TEMPUS, Russia – Germany), Legal and managerial  issues in energy (CIDA, Canada), Combatting corruption (DAAD, Germany), The rights of children in Russian-Finnish families ( Russia –Finland).


Irina  Pluzhnik  elaborates her research in interdisciplinary areas. The main focus of her research interests  is on  efficiency enhancement in legal education, its norms and standards; the intersection of cross-cultural issues in comparative  law.


 She is the author of 112 publication, including 5 textbooks on teaching legal and academic English, monographs on intercultural communication competencies and articles  on comparative  constitutional law, judicial system and   legal education including BRICS countries. She serves as a member of the editorial board for the Russian national journal “Education and Science”.

 Updated 2018

Ms. Svetlana S. Racheva  

Associate professor,  PhD, Master of Laws, Deputy Director for the Youth Policy, the University of Tyumen.

Associate Professor, PhD in Education, Master of  Laws, Deputy Director for the Youth Policy for the Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities, the University of Tyumen. Graduated from the Department of Foreign Languages of the University of Tyumen in 1992, obtained her PhD degree at the Institute of Adults Education of the Russian Academy of Science (St. Petersburg) in 2003 and received an LL.M. degree in 2010. Svetlana elaborates her research in interdisciplinary areas with a particular focus on efficiency enhancement in legal education; the 21st century legal skills development, legal research methodology; a comparative approach to the International and the European law topical issues resolution.

 Updated 2019

Daria Skibo

Daria Skibo (St. Petersburg, Russia) has M.A. in Sociology (was graduated
from the European University at St. Petersburg), is a Former Junior
Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences (Vienna, Austria) and
currently working as a Research Fellow at the Centre for Social Research in
St. Petersburg. The field of academic interests includes civil society,
“foreign agent’s” policy in the Russian Federation, third sector and public
sphere, law and society, sociology of law.

 Updated 2016                   


Andrey Shamraev (Moscow, Russia)

Associated Professor of the International Private Law and Civil Law
Department in name of Professor Lebedev of MGIMO University. Courses
taught: International Financial Regulation, Russian Civil Law.

Graduated from Vilnius University. PhD in Law (1997, MGIMO, Moscow,
Russia). PhD in Economics (1998, Institute of USA and Canada of the Russian
Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia).

His research activities focus on international and comparative payment,
banking, securities regulation. The key developer of the Federal Law on
National Payment System. Andrey’s area of expertise includes e-commerce
law, IT law, legal and policy aspects of critical technologies (e.g.
blockchain, neurocomputing, Artificial Intelligence). Member of European AI

Updated 2019


Mark Shugurov

Doctor of philosophy, professor of Saratov State Law Academy. Graduated from Historic Department of Saratov State University, Russia (1991) and Law Department of Saratov State Law Academy (2007). The degree of Doctor of Philosophy was awarded in 2002.

The author of 250 articles, his research interests are International Economic Law, international financial institutions; foreign policy in the sphere of science, technology and innovation; international legal regulation of international technology transfer and protection of intellectual property rights, policy of international organizations in promoting knowledge and technology.

Executive editor of Almanac «Philosophical and Legal Thought» (Saratov State Law Academy, UNESCO Chair of Philosophy and Ethics of the St. Petersburg Scientific Center of Russian Academy of Science), member of the Expert Council for Conducting State Religious Expertise in the Office of the Ministry of Justice in Saratov region, member of the Russian Association of International Research, member of the editorial board of the journals: «International Law», «Bulletin of Science and Education» (Moscow, Russia), «European Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences» (Vienna, Austria). Expert of the Science Foundation at National Research University Higher School of Economics (legal studies).

Updated 2016        


Natalia V. Sidorova


Associate Professor, Acting Head of the Department of Criminal Law and Procedure, Tyumen State University. Received her SJD (Candidate of Juridical Sciences) in 2004 from Ural State Law Academy. Research interests include criminal justice and the specifics of law enforcement in Russia.

Updated 2019


Iana Smagina


Senior Lecturer in the Institute of State and Law, Tyumen State University. A recent L.L.M. graduate of University of Wolverhampton, Great Britain majoring in International Corporate and Commercial Law (Oil and Gas).

The dissertation entitled “The Legal Regime of Trunk Oil Pipelines Systems: Russian and International Perspectives” was marked with distinction by British professors. The research interests encompass international legal regimes of cyber security and data protection with a special focus on oil and gas sector; legal issues concerning food security in a sanctioned world alongside with the environmental and legal concerns on the natural resources extraction in the Arctic territories.

Updated 2016         


Dmitry A. Tumanov

Candidate of Science (Law) (PhD), Associate  Professor of the Civil and Administrative Legal Proceedings Chair at Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSAL), Associate Professor of the Procedural Law Chair at Russian Academy for Foreign Trade under the Ministry for Economic Development of
the Russian Federation.

Dmitry’s area of expertise includes a number of issues related to gaps in civil procedural law and the optimal ways to overcome them; identification of the necessary limits for judicial interference into public relation; defense of a group of persons and public interests. He has published numerous papers on the aforementioned issues, as well as a monograph on gaps in the Russian civil procedural law.

Updated 2016         


Ekaterina Tyagay

Director of the Institute of Business Law at Kutafin Moscow State Law University
Senior lecturer and former deputy head of the Civil Law Department at Kutafin Moscow State Law University. Former head of Research and Education Center "Institute of Foreign and Comparative Law".
Courses taught: Russian Civil Law, Corporate Law, Russian Family Law, Comparative Law, Foreign Civil and Trade Law, Models of Property Rights in Russian and Foreign Law.
Combines academic work with legal practice at LEGIST Law Firm as a member of the Scientific Advisory Board, before that – at JSC “ALFA-BANK” as a Senior Counsel of the International Operations, Legal Department.
Main fields of professional interests and specialization: Property Law, Civil Law, Business Law, Corporate Law, Commercial Law, Trade Law, Comparative Law.
Author of more than 30 research papers and academic publications including 2 books.  Active member of academic and professional legal community, regular participant of key scientific and practical conferences – such as St. Petersburg International Legal Forum.

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Polina Vinogradova


Candidate of legal sciences, preparing for the defense of dissertation thesis at Law Institute of Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia.

Teaching and scientific research are carried out at the Faculty of Law at the National Research University “Higher School of Economics” and Centre for public law researches of the Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law under the Government of the Russian Federation.

The major research interests are public law, judicial control.

Updated 2016

Svetlana Popova

Candidate of Political Sciences, Leading researcher at Institute of Socio-Political Researches of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Since 1993 she has been engaged in scientific, analytical and legal support of federative and public administration reforms. Her current research interest focuses on comparative studies of the legal and policy instruments fostering socio-economic progress. Author of a number of articles aimed at analyzing European strategies for science and innovation as well as new space law.

Sergey Shakhray

Russian statesman, jurist and political scientist. Doctor of Law, Professor, Distinguished Lawyer of the Russian Federation. Dean of the Supreme State Audit School (Faculty), Lomonosov Moscow State University. Chair of the Shenzhen MSU-BIT University Board of Directors.

Recognized expert in the field of theory of state and law, constitutional law and constitutional justice, federalism theory. Co-author of the Russian Constitution of 1993 as well as a number of proactive legislation. Author of numerous books and publications. His main research interest is focused on the Constitution as a political and legal phenomenon and a tool for managing social transformations.


Marius C. Mensah

Dr. Mensah C. Marius is a Research Associate at the Law Faculty of the University of Maribor. He is born in Benin, completed elementary and high schools studies in Ottawa, Canada and International legal studies in Moscow. He successfully defended his PhD degree in 2015 on the regulations of the use of natural resources in West Africa under the conditions of Climate Change.  Dr Mensah has acquired extensive experience from living in multicultural societies and speaks English, French, Russian, Slovenian and two African languages. His fields of Expertise include International Law, Maritime Piracy, Migration, Environmental Law, Climate Change & Sustainable Development. He is the author of a book ‘‘ECOWAS: Ecology, Nature Management, & International Law and has written more than 20 scientific articles in English, Russian and French

Tjaša Ivanc

(University of Maribor, Faculty of Law)

Prof. dr. Tjaša Ivanc is an Associate Professor of Civil Procedure of the Faculty of Law at the University of Maribor. Her areas of research are European Civil Procedure Law, Enforcement Law, Succession Law and Property Law. She is the author and co-author of several books and scientific articles and is a guest lecturer at the Portucalense Institute for Legal Research, Porto, Universidade Portucalense Infante D. Henrique. She is a coordinator of various European projects and is also an expert in the field of immovable cultural heritage on International and national levels. She cooperated with the Ministry for culture for  the drafting of the amendments on the Cultural Heritage Protection Act and is the author of the only scientific book available for this research area in Slovenia with the title ''Protection of Immovable Cultural Heritage-Legal Aspect''.

South Africa

D.E. van Loggerenberg 

Daniël (Danie) van Loggerenberg has been practising as a member of the Pretoria Society of Advocates since 1 February 1990.  He was awarded senior status on 7 May 2002.  On 1 January 2010 he was appointed as an Extraordinary Professor of Law, Department of Civil Procedure, at the University of Pretoria.  Prior to him commencing practice as an advocate, he was a professor and head of the Department of Procedural Law at the University of Port Elizabeth (now the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth).  He obtained the degree Doctor Legum in 1987 with a thesis on court control and party control in civil procedure.  In this regard an in-depth study of the principles of the law of civil procedure and a comparative law study of the South African High Court procedure compared to that of the German Landgericht was done.  He has published 28 articles, notes, case notes and book reviews.  He is currently the author of the two standard works on civil procedure in South Africa, namely Jones & Buckle The Civil Practice of the Magistrates’ Courts in South Africa, 10th edition and Erasmus Superior Court Practice.  He was awarded numerous research grants which enabled him to undertake research at,inter alia, the Rijks University of Ghent, the Max Planck Institute in Hamburg, the University of London and the European University Institute in Florence.  He has acted as an arbitrator and also as a judge of the Gauteng Division of the High Court, Pretoria, on several occasions. 

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Dr Madimetja A. L Phakeng

Dr Madimetja A. L Phakeng, started his career as a Staff Nurse during 1985, and attained his B Proc degree in 1994 studying part-time and working full-time. He then completed LLB, LLM and MBL degrees, all from the University of South Africa. He obtained the degree, Doctor of Laws in 2019 from the University of Stellenbosch with a dissertation entitled ‘Regulation of takeovers and mergers with an emphasis on the mandatory offer rule: A comparative and critical analysis of the law and the institution that have been set up to enforce the law’. He was admitted as Attorney and Conveyancer 1995 and as a Notary in 1996. He is a former Executive Director of the Takeover Regulation Panel in South Africa. Lectured to post graduate students in a number of universities on regulation of takeovers and mergers. Presented at a number of international conferences on the regulation of takeovers and mergers in South Africa. He is currently on pupillage at the Capebar Society of Advocates in Cape Town.

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Marko Svicevic

Marko Svicevic completed his BA(Law) degree majoring in Criminology as well as his LLB degree at the University of Pretoria. He is currently an LLM (international law) candidate under the South African Research Chairs Initiative for international constitutional law. He has several articles published in the spheres of legal theory, language and international law by the Pretoria University Law Press, the Harvard African Policy Journal and the Russian Journal of Comparative Law. He currently serves on the editorial board of Perdeby, the largest student newspaper in South Africa,
as well as the Pretoria Student Law Review, an annual student law journal of the Faculty of Law at the university. In 2017, he was placed in the GradStar Top 100 graduates of 2017 in South Africa. Currently, he is engaged in research studies for his Masters in Law on military interventions and the use of force by regional and sub-regional organisations in Africa.

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David Fernández Puyana 

Practitioner and international lawyer specialized in international human rights law, international relations, peace studies, United Nations and civil society movements. He is currently serving as legal assistant to the Chairperson-Rapporteur of the UN Open Ended Working Group on the right to peace at the Permanent Mission of Costa Rica to the United Nations in Geneva. As representative of UNESCO Etxea, the Spanish Society for International Human Rights Law and the International Association of Peace Messenger Cities, he has been the Director of the NGO Campaign on the Human Right to Peace during five years. He has also served as legal assistant to International Council on Human Rights Policy, the Catalan Red Cross and the Human Rights Office of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Spain. He advises the Foundation Peace without Borders, which was founded by the well-known artists Juanes and Miguel Bose, in the field of peace and human rights. He obtained the title of Doctor in Law with European Mention by the University of Pompeu Fabra (Spain) with the higher mark in May 2104. 

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Botvinov Mikhail

After graduation with honours from Lomonosov Moscow State University in 2013, he pursued his studies at the Law Faculty of the University of Geneva in Switzerland and obtained Master Degree in Economic Law with the Certificate in Transnational Law in 2015. He also holds WIPO Certificate in Intellectual Property Law.  His main fields of studies include: private law, international secured transactions, international regulation of finance and securities law.


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Saeed Bagheri

Dr. Bagheri is currently employed as Assistant Professor of Public Law (International Law) at Akdeniz University, Turkey. He received an LL.B. Law from Tabriz Azad University, an LL.M Human Rights Law from Allameh Tabataba'i University Faculty of Law and Political Sciences and a Ph.D. in Public Law (International Law) from Ankara University. Bagheri joined the Department of International Law as a faculty member in August 2015. He teaches courses on International Law and Humanitarian Law. His main research interests focus on internaional humanitarian law, armed conflicts, nuclear law, energy law and human rights law. He has published articles in the areas of international law as well as international armed conflicts, nuclear law and humanitarian law. Bagheri is also one of the founder members of INLA Turkey (Nuclear Law Association in Turkey) since September 2015.

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Abd Hakim Abd Razak is a Ph.D. graduate of the School of Law, Trinity College Dublin. He currently serves as an Assistant Professor at Ajman University, United Arab Emirates and a Senior Research Associate at the Institute of Law, South Ural State University, Russia.

His research currently focuses on the regulatory framework, corporate governance and Sharia’-compliant issues of artificial intelligence application in the financial services industry across key European and Islamic Banking markets. Hakim is also on the editorial board of the International Journal of Law and Society, and regularly reviews for several renowned journals including the Journal of Islamic Marketing, International Research Journal 'Banks and Bank System' and International Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance and Management.

Prof. Waleed fuad Al Mahameed,

Professor in Public International Law at Al Ain University of Science and Technology, UAE.

Born in Jordan in 1971, he received his Ph.D. degree in public international law from the University of Cologne (Germany) in 1997. He worked as a lecturer at the University of Cologne (1995-1996), Vice Dean and Head of Public Law at Jerash Private University (Jordan) in 1997, Associate Professor and Chairman of Quality Assurance Committee at Al-Ahliyya Amman University in Jordan (2006-2008), Associate Professor at Amman Arab University for Graduate Studies in Jordan (2009-2011), Professor of Public International Law at Ajman University of Science and Technology, UAE (2015-2016), Professor of Public International Law at Al Ain University of Science and Technology, UAE (2016-now).

Member of the German International Law Commission and Jordan International Humanitarian Law Committee. Participated in more than 23 conferences in Jordan and abroad. He has a book on Human Rights in 2004. His research interests include: International Humanitarian Law, Human Rights, Security Council, Development and Environment, Social Media Law, International Organizations.

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Dr. Zeyad Mohammad Jaffal,

Assistant Professor in Public International Law at Al Ain University of Science and Technology, UAE.

Born in Jordan in 1969. He received his PhD degree in Public Law from the University of Mohammed Fifth in Morocco in 1999. He joined Al Ain University of Science and Technology in February 2008. Before that He worked as a researcher at the Embassy of the State of Qatar in Tokyo, Japan (2000-2007). He has many research papers on public international law and internal public law as well as two textbooks in law entitled "The Constitutional Organization of the United Arab Emirates “in 2014 and "Human Rights Law" in 2017. His research interests focus on international humanitarian law, international criminal law, international organizations, Human Rights law, Constitutional law, Administrative Law and international relations.

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United Kingdom

Ach Maulidi

He is currently serving as a researcher in Association of Certified Fraud Examiners – Indonesia chapter. He is specialised in Forensic accounting, Auditing, Public Sector, Corporate Governance, and Financial Statement Analysis. His affiliation is also from The University of Edinburgh Business School, United Kingdom.

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United States

Bret N. Bogenschneider 

U.S. tax attorney, holding multiple law degrees including a Juris Doctor and LL.M. in Taxation. Member of the State Bar of Georgia. Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the University of Surrey and an adjunct professor of taxation at the City University of New York graduate tax program. He was a Federal tax attorney and advisor in the United States for over a decade with an emphasis on matters of Federal tax law and accounting. Since September 2014 he has been studying for his doctorate degree in the DIBT Program at the Vienna University of Economics and Business and the defense is planned for October, 2016.

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E. Barrett Ristroph

lawyer and planner in Fairbanks, Alaska, United States, where she runs a consulting business (Ristroph Law, Planning, and Research). She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. on how Alaska Native Villages are adapting to climate change and how laws, institutions, and plans help or hinder. Her work and interests have included the protection of
subsistence and indigenous rights, environmental and natural resource law, community resilience, international human rights agreements, oil and gas development, and bridging between community knowledge and Western science. She has gained perspective from living and working in the Northern Mariana Islands, the Philippines, Arctic Alaska, and Russia.

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