Finance Law Department

Finance Law Department of the Kutafin Moscow State Law University implements different programs of learning the budget law, tax law, currency law, banking law and other branches of finance law. The department was organized in 1994 as the first finance law department in the country and since then it demonstrates a leading position in Russian finance law.

The department presents the strong scientific school studying the problems of finance law. A lot of scientific and practical events (including international events) are organized by it on a regular basis.

The department is very active in the scientific and educational process. The department involved in a number of educational programs:

Bachelor Program

  • ·Finance law
  • ·Tax law

MasterProgram »Tax Lawyer»

MasterProgram »Finance Control Lawyer»

Master Program »Russian and International Legal System» (in English)

  • ·Tax Law

Postgraduate school Programs

  • ·Basics of Russian Tax Law (in English)
  • ·Basics of Russian Tax Law (initial level)
  • ·Basics of Russian Tax Law (advanced level)
  • ·Russian International Tax Law (initial level)
  • ·Russian International Tax Law (advanced level)
  • ·Transfer Pricing law (initial level)
  • ·Transfer Pricing law (advanced level)
  • ·Protection of Taxpayers

The Head of the Department is professor Gracheva Elena Yurievna


In case you are interested in more detailed information about the Department activities, or in case of asking us any information about additional educational programs in the field of Financial Law, please send an e-mail to:

Matchekhin Victor Alexandrovich – PhD in Law, associate professor

Department of Banking Law

Information about the Department of Banking Law

• Banking Law as a scientific discipline and an academic discipline in the last decade has taken one of the most prominent places in the system of training of lawyers. The undoubted merit the name OE Moscow State Law University Kutafin (MSAL) (hereinafter - the University) is that 11 October 2010 was created Department of Banking Law (the order of the rector of October 5, 2010, № 440) which by its very existence proves the need for a new approach to the teaching of banking law at the relation of theory and practice . This inevitably has contributed to the development of the country's banking law in general.

• On August 30, 2011, banking law department is headed by Lyudmila G. Efimov, which is one of the founders of modern Russian banking law.

• The Department of Banking Law of the Department is a young, but at the same time during the period of its existence, has achieved significant results in teaching and research activities.

• Currently, the Department of Banking Law is 9 professors, many of whom are well-known scientists in the field of banking law and practitioners who have made a major contribution to the development of the Russian banking system.

• One of the main tasks assigned to the Department of Banking Law, was to provide judicial training to work in the banking system of the Russian Federation, through in-depth study of the law on credit institutions, the Bank of Russia, the Deposit Insurance Agency and the organizations of the banking infrastructure, as well as issues law enforcement.

• Currently, the department of banking law prepares lawyers mainly for law enforcement activities, not only for credit institutions. Disciplines of the department of banking law are in demand as students who plan to carry out their professional activities at the Bank of Russia Deposit Insurance Agency of factoring and leasing companies, organizations being professional participants of the securities market credit bureau clearing organizations of the subjects of the national payment system as well as in judicial and other law enforcement agencies .

• In the course of studying of disciplines of the department of the banking law, much attention is paid not only to the study of the current legislation and banking law theory, but also the analysis of judicial arbitration and banking practices.

• Research activities of the department of banking law includes the writing of scientific papers on the banking law; training of young scientists in the field of law; participation in scientific conferences, round tables, seminars, advisory board; participation in the drafting of legislation to change the Russian banking legislation, and based on its enforcement.

• Department of Banking Law conducted numerous scientific studies of International Banking Law, the Russian and foreign banking legislation. The research results are published as a monograph or scientific articles are published in leading Russian journals. The research work of the department involved not just the teachers, but also graduate students, applicants, students.

• The latest edition of the most important Department of Banking Law is a book: Foreign Banking Law (Banking Law of the European Union, France, Switzerland, Germany, USA, China, UK). Monograph / Ed. Ed. Efimova LG M.: Prospekt, 2016

• The worthy result of the scientific activity of the Department of recent years has been the protection of master's theses. A number of post-graduate students have completed doctoral research and presented them to the defense.

• The members of the Banking Law Department annually take part in the organization of conferences and round tables on intercollegiate Banking Law, including, Moscow Legal Forum (The Kutafin Readings) (November 2013); VI International Scientific and Practical Conference The Kutafin Readings "Harmonisation of the Russian legal system in the context of international integration" (April 2014); International scientific-practical conference The Kutafin Readings the section of "Judicial practice in disputes involving credit institutions" (November 2014), II of Moscow Legal Forum, the section "The modern banking system and ways of its development" (April 2015); Scientific-practical conference (circle) "Banking products and inflation" (2015) and others.

• In preparation for and organization of conferences and round tables Chair of Banking Law is actively cooperating with other leading universities in the country, such as the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (Department of Banking Law and Financial-legal Disciplines of Law Faculty. MM Speransky); Moscow State University. M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University (Faculty of Law), Russian Academy of Justice (Department of Financial Law).

• Teachers of the department of banking law are well-known scientists in the field of banking law and practitioners who have made a major contribution to the development of the Russian banking system.

EFIMOVA Lyudmila G. - Professor, Doctor of science (Law), merited employee of higher education.

Research interests: payment transactions, bank accounts, transactions with bills, banking law of Switzerland and the European Union.

Written more than 100 scientific and educational works on various issues of civil and banking law, including 6 monographs.

Mikheeva Irirna E. - Deputy Head of Department, PhD.

In the area of scientific interest are questions of legal support of bank lending, secured transactions, international banking, Banking Law of the PRC, Islamic banking.

Is a part of experts of the working groups on partner banking of Bank of Russia and the State Duma Committee on Financial Markets

Author of more than 20 scientific and educational works on various issues of banking law.

Alekseeva Diana G. - Professor, Doctor of science (Law).

In the area of scientific interest are questions of legal support banking security, minimization of banking risks based on international standards, Islamic banking and other issues.

She is an expert of working groups on banking affiliate of the Bank of Russia and the State Duma Committee on Financial Markets. Author and co-author of more than 100 scientific and educational- methodological on various issues of banking law.

Oleg Ivanov - Associate Professor, PhD.

In the sphere of scientific interests are: lending, securitization, securities trading, banking law in Germany, the UK and the US.

He is the Vice-President of the Association of Regional Banks of Russia and senior vice-president of JSC "Alfa Bank", a member of the Expert Council on Financial Markets of the State Duma Committee.

Author a significant numbers of textbooks and scientific publications.

Khomenko Elena G. - Associate Professor, PhD.

Research interests include banking, in particular, to raise funds on deposit and bank accounts, cash management services; money transfers; national payment system, its organization, and functioning.

She is the author and co-author of over 70 scientific works in banking law.

Pihtin Sergey V. – Associate Professor, PhD.

Read the author's courses "Foreign exchange operations of authorized banks", "Operations with bills of credit organizations", "Protection of the rights of consumers of banking services", "Subjects of banking law" and "legal status of individual types of banking legal entities."

He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Arbitration Court of Moscow.

He has published over 50 articles on banking, foreign exchange and insurance law.

Lisova Julia - The senior teacher, PhD.

In the field of research questions related to the legalization (laundering) of proceeds from crime, the legal status of the Bank of Russia, foreign exchange regulation and other issues.

Written over 17 scientific and educational works on various issues of banking law.

Department of Labour Law and social security law

Department of Labour Law and Social Security Law at Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSAL) (former Moscow State Law Academy) is one of the leading academic institutions and the biggest chair of labour and social security law in Russia. In 2015 the Department became the first Russian member of the international Labour Law Research Network (

The Department of labor law and social security law employs 34 teachers including 10 full professors and 15 associate professors.

Lyutov Nikita

Dr.Sc., Head of Department of Labour and Social Security Law at Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSAL);

Prof. N. Lyutov is an author of more than 150 publications in Russian, international and comparative labour law.

N. Lyutov was a visiting professor in the University of Amsterdam, University of Vienna, Vilnius University, Adapt Centre for comparative labour studies (Modena, Italy) and other universities worldwide. N. Lyutov is involved in cooperation with the state institutions of Russia as well as International Labour Organisation (ILO) and non-commercial organizations in field of modification of labour law.

Deputy Chairman at Council of “Lawyers for Labour Rights” Association (Russia, visiting member of the European Labour Law Network (ELLN), visiting member of the study group on a Restatement of European Labour Law, member of the advisory committee of the Labour Law Research Network (LLRN).

Member of the editorial board in the following academic journals: Kutafin University Law Review (Russia); Trudovoye Pravo (Labour Law) (Russia); E-Journal of International and Comparative Labour Studies (Italy); Trudovoye i sotsialnoye pravo (Labour and Social Law) (Belarus).

He is author and co-author of draft-legislation in the field of labour of Russia.

You may contact Prof. Lyutov using email:

Olga Shevchenko

Doctor of science (Law), professor

Speaks Russian, English.

Prof. Shevchenko academic scientific interests include international law, labour law and social security law, in cooperation with other branches of law - civil, administrative, et al. Her special field of practice is national, comparative and international aspects of sports and health law.

Prof. Shevchenko authors more than 80 academic and tutorial publications, including those in English and Spanish.

She had an internship at the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva, Switzerland (2013). INEFC Lleida University, Barcelona, Spain (2014).

Academic director of the Master programme «Lawyer In the Field of Corporate Human Resources Management ».

Teaches the following disciplines in English:

· Contracts and agreements in the field of labour law

· Foreign workers’ employment law.

Prof. Shevchenko is the editor in chief of the peer-reviewed international academic journal «e-Lex Sportiva Journal (L.Sp.J)» and the chief editor of the Kutafin University Law Review in English.

You may contact Prof. Shevchenko using email:

International Law Department

The International Law Department of Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSAL) was established in 1949. The Department has been headed by Professor Kamil A. Bekyashev (since 1990). The Department staff includes four Doctor of Sciences in Law and 7 Candidate of Sciences (PhD) in Law.

The Department keeps contacts with relevant departments of Lomonosov Moscow State University, Saint Petersburg State University, Kazan Federal University, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University) of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Diplomatic Academy of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Peoples' Friendship University of Russia, National Research University Higher School of Economics, The Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law under the Government of the Russian Federation.

The Department co-operates with Russian Association of International Law (Moscow), Moscow Regional Delegation of IRCC, offices of the United Nations, has contacts with the University of Potsdam, the South-West University “Neofit Rilski” in Blagoevgrad.

Contact: Address: Address: 123995, Moscow, Sadovaya-Kudrinskaya str., room 402. Tel. +7 (499) 244-86-75; E-mail:

Kamil A. Bekyashev

Head of the International Law Department of Kutafin Moscow State Law University, Doctor of Sciences in Law, Professor

Currently Professor Kamil A. Bekyashev is:

Honoured Worker of Science of the Russian Federation

Honoured Lawyer of the Russian Federation

Honoured Worker of Fisheries of the Russian Federation

Veteran of Fisheries of Russia


MSAL Veteran

The author of over 300 scientific articles, 7 textbooks and 10 monographs on international law issues.

Disciplines Taught: Theory of International Law; Public International Law; Law of International Institutions; International Maritime Law; International Environmental Law.

Language Skills: Russian (fluently), English (fluently).

Arthur S. Gulasarian

Candidate of Sciences (PhD) in Law, Lecturer of the International Law Department of Kutafin Moscow State Law University

2012 - up to now, Member of the Association of Attendees and Alumni of The Hague Academy of International Law (AAA) (The Kingdom of Netherlands)

2014 - up to now, Member of the Russian Association of International Law (RAIL) (The Russian Federation)

The author of over 30 scientific articles on international law issues and a monograph.

Disciplines Taught: Public International Law; Systems of Legal Regulation of International Relations; Law of International Institutions; Institutes of International Justice; Law of International Responsibility.

Language Skills: Russian (fluently), English (fluently), Armenian (fluently)

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