Journal President:
Ildar A. Tarkhanov (Kazan Federal University, Russia)

Doctor of legal sciences with specialization on criminal law and criminology, penal law.
Thesis: “Promotion of positive behavior and its realization in criminal law”.
Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation; Member of the Advisory Board on criminal law, criminal procedure, criminal and administrative law Executive Committee on Constitutional Legislation and State Building of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation; Chairman of the Commission for Pardons in the Republic of Tatarstan; Member of the Board of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Tatarstan.
Scientific advisor of Law Faculty of KFU. Honorary lawyer of Tatarstan Republic, honorary lawyer of Russian Federation, was awarded a medal “Lawyer of a year” in 2018.
Has been a scientific advisor for 3 candidates of sciences.

Journal Editor-in-Chief:
Damir Kh. Valeev (Kazan Federal University, Russia)

Doctor of legal sciences in the sphere of civil procedure, arbitration (commercial) procedure, dissertation name “System of procedural guarantees of persons’ and organizations’ rights in enforcement proceedings”.
Deputy dean for research activities of the Law faculty of KFU.
Professor of department of environmental, labor law and civil procedure of the Law faculty of KFU.
Member of Academic council of KFU. Member of Examination Committee under Supreme Court of Tatarstan Republic.
Member of interdepartmental working group at Ministry of Justice of Russian Federation on creation Enforcement code of RF bill, member of scientific-consultation council under Supreme Court of Tatarstan Republic, expert of the committee on legal and judicial issues of Federation Council of Federal Assembly of Russian Federation.
Author of more than 200 works on vital issues of civil law and procedure, enforcement proceedings and mediation.
His works are translated and published in English, Spanish, Chinese, Polish and Ukrainian languages.
Under his leadership defended 10 Candidates of science.

International Editorial Council:

Sima Avramović (University of Belgrade, Serbia)

S.J.D., Professor of Law at the University of Belgrade Faculty of Law is regarded as one of the foremost Serbian authorities on comparative law, legal history, Roman law, and rhetoric. Since 2012 until 2018 he serves as the Dean of the University of Belgrade Faculty of Law.

Susan Brenner (University of Dayton School of Law, USA)

She is the Samuel A. McCray Chair in Law at the University of Dayton School of Law. She specializes in two distinct areas of law: grand jury practice and cyberconflict, i.e., cybercrime, cyberterrorism and cyberwarfare. In 1996, Professor Brenner and then Assistant U.S. Attorney Gregory Lockhart published Federal Grand Jury: A Guide to Law and Practice, which was a treatise addressing the various aspects of grand jury practice in the federal system. The book went into a second edition in 2007. Professor Brenner is also the author of a law review article dealing with state grand jury practice and the chapter, “The Grand Jury Speaks,” that will appear in Grand Jury 2.0. Grand Jury 2.0, which is edited by Professor Roger Fairfax of the George Washington University School of Law.

William Butler (Pennsylvania State University, USA)

He is a jurist and educator, the John Edward Fowler Distinguished Professor of Law, Dickinson School of Law, Pennsylvania State University (2005-) and Professorial Research Associate, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (2006-), and Emeritus Professor of Comparative Law in the University of London (2005-). He is a pre-eminent authority on the legal systems of Russia, other members of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), and Mongolia. He is also extensively involved in the fields of public and private international law.

Michele Caianiello (University of Bologna, Italy)

In 1996, he frequented the post graduate course in Tax Law "A. Berliri", in the Faculty of Law, University of Bologna. From 2000, he is PhD in Criminal Procedure, with a thesis on the International Criminal Tribunals. He won the competition for a place as a lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Bologna, in March 2006. He won the public competition for a place as Associate Professor in 2005, and was hired as associate. Professor at the University of Bologna, Faculty of Law, in October 2007. He is a lawyer since 1998, and practiced until 2006, in the field of Criminal Law. In 2015 he was admitted to the list of Assistants to Counsel of the International Criminal Court. From January 2016, he is full professor at the University of Bologna, Department of Legal Studies.

Peter Chan (City University of Hong Kong, China)

He is an Assistant Professor at the City University of Hong Kong Law School. He has published extensively in comparative civil procedure. His main research areas are comparative civil procedure and the Chinese court system. He is a member of the International Association of Procedural Law, an Invited Fellow of the Maastricht European Private Law Institute and a member of the Research School Ius Commune. Peter was a Research Guest (April-May 2015) at the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law and a Visiting Professor (in 2013) at the Law Faculty, Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University.

Hisashi Harata (University of Tokyo, Japan)

He is a Professor at the University of Tokyo Faculty of Law, where he teaches private international law, international civil procedure, and international commercial arbitration.
He specializes in private international law and comparative law, with a focus on the relationship and interaction between the Western legal tradition and Asian legal systems.
His current project aims to construct a framework of transnational law that addresses problems from across a wide range of legal subfields.
Proficient in English, French, Italian, and German, he is a frequent visitor at institutions including the former Department of Roman Law at the University of Naples Federico II, and the law schools of Cornell University, Columbia University, University of Michigan, and National University of Singapore.

Tomasz Giaro (University of Warsaw, Poland)

Professor of Roman Law at the University of Warsaw and Dean of the Faculty of Law and Administration; former researcher at the Max Planck Institute for European History of Law.
In year 2006-2008, Tomasz Giaro was a visiting professor at the Law and Administration Faculty of the Silesian University in Katowice.
During the winter semester of 2010-2011, he lectured at the Law Faculty of the Florida University (Gainesville) in USA.
He supervised 3 doctorate students. Author of 155 publications in Polish, English, German, French, Italian and Russian languages.
Member of the Committee on Antique Cultures’ Sciences at the Polish Academy of Sciences, “Polish Law & Economics Conference” Scientific Committee.
He is also a member of the Programme Council for magazines: “UKSW Legal Journals” („Zeszyty Prawnicze UKSW”) and “Legal Forum” („Forum Prawnicze”) as well as the Russian magazine „Civilisticheskije issledovanja”.
A juror of the annual scientific contest of the weekly magazine “Politics” (“Polityka”).

Haluk Kabaalioğlu (Marmara University, Turkey)

Professor Dr. Haluk Kabaalioğlu graduated from Marina High School in California and then completed the Faculty of Law at Istanbul University in 1970. In 1973, he worked as a Master of Laws (LL.M.) at the Columbia University School of Law in New York. He is a member of the Board of Directors of CERIS, the Center for International Relations and Strategic Studies in Brussels, where he has taught for four years.

Gong Pixiang (Nanjing Normal University, China)

He is a jurist in China. He was the President of Nanjing Normal University and is the President of the High People's Court of Jiangsu Province.

William Pomeranz (Kennan Institute, USA)

The Deputy Director of the Wilson Center’s Kennan Institute, is an expert guide to the complexities of political and economic developments in Russia, particularly through the lens of law. As the head of Kennan’s rule of law program, he leverages extensive, hands-on experience in international and Russian jurisprudence and expertise in issues ranging from the development of Russia’s Constitution to human rights law to foreign investment and sanctions.

Ezra Rosser (American University Washington College of Law, USA)

M.Phil., University of Cambridge 2004, J.D., Harvard Law School 2003, B.A., Yale University 2000 Ezra is a co-author of a textbook Poverty Law, Policy, and Practice (Aspen 2014) (with Juliet Brodie, Clare Pastore & Jeff Selbin) and was a co-editor of The Poverty Law Canon (Michigan Press 2014) (with Marie Failinger) and Tribes, Land, and the Environment (Ashgate 2012) (with Sarah Krakoff). He is currently working on a sole authored book, Exploiting the Fifth World: Navajo Land and Economic Development (Chicago Press TBD).

George Rutherglen (University of Virginia, USA)

J.D. University of California at Berkeley School of Law 1974 A.B. University of California at Berkeley 1971. Rutherglen has chaired the advisory committee on Fourth Circuit Rules and served as director of the Graduate Program for Judges at the Law School. He has written widely on employment discrimination, civil rights and admiralty.

Franz Jürgen Säcker (Free University of Berlin, Germany)

Honorary Professor of Civil Law and Competition Law at the Free University of Berlin and Head of the Institute for German and European Economic, Competition and Regulatory Law and Managing Director of the Institute of Energy and Regulatory Law in Berlin. Säcker is a well-known expert in the field of competition law.

Paul Schoukens (KU Leuven, Belgium)

He is a professor of the Social Security Law (comparative, international and European law) in KU Leuven. He is the chairman of the labor and social security department. He is a member of the sectoral social insurance committee of Kruispuntbank and is the general secretary of the European Social Security Institute since 2013, an international and interdisciplinary network of social security experts.

Carlos Henrique Soares (Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais, Brazil)

Doctor of Law, Professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais (Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais (PUC-MG)) (Brazil), Advocate-Director at the Pena, Dylan, Soares & Carsalade Law Firm

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Jean-Marc Thouvenin (Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense University, France)

He is Professor of International Law at Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense University, Director of the Center for International Law (CEDIN), and the International Law College. He is also a lawyer and has argued in a number of cases before the International Court of Justice. Lawyer in SYGNA Partners Company.

Russian Editorial Board:

Aslan H. Abashidze (Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, Russia)

Doctor of legal sciences, head of department of international law of RUDN (Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, professor of department of international law of MGIMO University. Honorary lawyer of Russian Federation, vice-president of UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural rights, president of commission of international law of Unıted Nations Assocıation of Russia, member of the expert council on law of Higher attestation commission at Ministry of Education of Russia, member of expert council at Ombudsman of Russian Federation. In 1997 defended a doctoral thesis on the theme “Protection of minorities in international and internal law”. Scientific advisor - professor I.P. Blishchenko. A.H. Abashidze has written more than 550 scientific works, including monographs and student books devoted to international legal protection of human rights, international humanitarian law, law of international relations, non-hostile settlements of international differences, international environmental law, international marine law, international criminal law, European law etc. More than 15 articles are published in the journals that are included to Scopus. His works are published in Russia, Brazil, Great Britain, Greece, India, Italy, Republic of Korea, CPR, Serbia, USA, Sweden, Finland, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan.
Professor A.H. Abashidze has a big experience of lecturing in Russia and abroad. He gave lectures in the Norwegian Institute for human right, Åbo Akademi (Finland), Institute of International relations of Thessaloniki (Greece), Institute of humanitarian problems in Sanremo, L.N. Gumilev Eurasian national university (Astana, Kazakhstan), European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (Venice, Italy), Rene Cassin International institute of human rights (Strasbourg, France), University of Padova (Padova, Italy) etc.

Adel I. Abdullin (Kazan Federal University, Russia)

Doctor of legal sciences with specialization on civil law, business law, family law, international private law. Thesis: “Intellectual property law in European Union: genesis, unification, development perspectives”. Doctor of legal sciences with specialization on international law, European law. Head of department of international and European law of Law Faculty of Kazan Federal University. Member of expert council on law of Higher attestation commission of Russia, member of qualification board of judges of Tatarstan Republic, member of competition-attestation commission at Commercial court of Volga district. Member of Scientific-consultative council of Higher Commercial Court of RF (2008-2014), Member of Executive board of Russian Association of international law. Member of European society of international law, member of United Nations association of Russia. Since 2013 he is a leader of the project TEMPUS IV in Kazan University on development of master program in the sphere of international and European law “European and international law in Eastern Europe” Since 2015 he is a co-coordinator of Erasmus+ and Jean Monnet events - creation of Volga region international center of best practices in the sphere of international research VOICES+.

Lilia T. Bakulina (Kazan Federal University, Russia)

Candidate of legal sciences. Thesis: “Law-realizing activity of a state”, docent of department of theory and history of law of Kazan Federal University. Dean of Law Faculty of Kazan Federal University. Member of attestation commission of Constitutional Court of RT. Deputy of Kazan City Duma. Was awarded a honorary diploma of Ministry of education and science of RF (2015). Honorary lawyer of Tatarstan Republic (2016).

Igor N. Bartsits (The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Russia)

Doctor of legal sciences, professor, honorary lawyer of Russian Federation. Director of Institute of Public administration and civil service of RANEPA. Editor-in-chief of journal “Civil service”. President of scientific council, head of department of state law disciplines, president of admission sub-commission of IPASC. Since 2007 he is a prorector on scientific work of RANEPA, since 2011 - dean of International institute of Civil service and public administration of RANEPA. Member of the work group of presidium of Council on counteracting corruption at the President of Russian Federation, Member of Public council at Federal Treasury, Member of Expert council at Government of Russia, Member of Expert council on law at the Higher attestation commission of RF.

Ruslan Sh. Garipov (Kazan Federal University, Russia)

Candidate of legal sciences with specialization on theory and history of state and law; history of studies on law and state. Thesis “Delictual dispositive capability as legal category”, docent of department of political studies of Kazan Federal University. Now he is having an internship in USA.

Vladimir A. Gureev (Russian State University of Justice (RLA Russian Justice Ministry), Russia)

Doctor of legal sciences. Defended a candidate thesis in 2007 at the dissertation council at Moscow state academy of law (O.E. Kutafin MSAL) on the theme “Problems of defence of rights and interests of shareholders in Russian Federation” (scientific specialization 12.00.03 - civil law; family law; international private law). In 2012 received a grade of a docent at the department of organization of service of court enforcement officers and enforcement procedure. In 2013 at the dissertation council at the Russian legal academy of Ministry of Justice of Russian Federation defended a doctoral thesis on the theme “Administrative activity of Federal service of court enforcement officers in the sphere of enforcement procedure” (scientific specialization 12.00.04 - administrative law; administrative procedure). Editor-in-chief of journal “Herald of enforcement procedure”.

Pavel V. Krasheninnikov (State Duma of the Russian Federation, Russia)

Statesman, doctor of legal sciences, professor, deputy of State Duma of VII convocation of “United Russia” party (since September, 18th, 2016), president of State Duma Committee on state establishment and legislation. Co-president of Association of lawyers of Russia. Author of more than 200 scientific works in the sphere of private, public law; history of state and law: “12 apostles of law”, “Times and law”, “Silver age of law”, “Antique law; scripts of history; “Federal legislative process”, “Law and legislative process”, “Codification of Russian private law” (as a co-author) and others.
Under his editorship and in co-authorship were published article-by-article commentaries of Civil code of RF, Housıng code of RF, Family code of RF, Commercial procedure code of RF, Civil procedure code of RF.

Valery V. Lazarev (The Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law under the Government of the Russian Federation, Russia)

Doctor of legal sciences, professor of department of theory of state and law of O.E. Kutafin MSAL, honorary scholar of Russian Federation, academic of Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, real state counselor of Russian Federation of 3rd grade. Head of the department of implementation of decisions of judicial authorities into Russian Federation legislation of Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law. Award winner of Lenin Komsomol (in the sphere of science), award winner of higher legal award “Themis”, honorary worker of higher professional education of Russian Federation.

Ilsur R. Metshin (Kazan Federal University, Russia)

Candidate of legal sciences, thesis “Legal system of a republic as a part of Russian Federation (on the example of Tatarstan Republic)”.
Honorary teacher of Kazan Federal University.
Mayor of Kazan city since 2005.
President of board of regents of Law faculty of Kazan Federal University.
Member of board of regents of Kazan Federal University.

Anatoly V. Naumov (University of the Prosecutor's Office of the Russian Federation, Russia)

Legal scholar, doctor of legal sciences, professor, wrote and published more than 250 scientific works, including 9 monographs, he is also a co-author and co-editor of more than 10 student books and course books on Criminal law, commentaries of Criminal code of RF. Member of Council at the President of Russian Federation on development of justice, Scientific-consultative Council at Supreme Court of RF. Was chosen as a member of executive committee of International scientific-consultative council of UN on crime prevention and criminal justice (Milano, Italy) and a member of executive board of International society for criminology (Paris, France). Member of Writer’s Union of Moscow.


Zavdat F. Safin (Kazan Federal University, Russia)

Doctor of legal sciences with specialization on civil law; business law; family law; international private law. Thesis “Problems of legal regulation of currency-financial relations with participation of business subjects of agricultural industrial complex”. Head of department of environmental, labor law and civil procedure of Law faculty of Kazan Federal University. Honorary lawyer of Tatarstan Republic, President of Dissertation council D 212.081.26.

Evgeniy V. Vavilin (Saratov State Academy of Law, Russia)

Doctor of legal sciences, professor. Head of department of civil law. Pro-rector on scientific work of Saratov state academy of law. Retired judge of Higher Commercial Court of Russian Federation, holds the first qualification grade of a judge. President of Executive committee of Saratov regional branch of Association of lawyers of Russia. Author of more than 15 monographs and 300 other publications on civil law issues.


Valeriy G. Golubtsov (Perm state national research university, Russia)

Doctor of legal sciences, professor, head of business law, civil and commercial procedure department of Perm state national research university. Head of civil and business law department of NRU Higher School of Economics in Perm. Deputy president of permanent executive committee and organizational committee of Perm congress of scholar lawyers. Executive scientific secretary of editorial council of law journal “Herald of Perm university. Legal sciences”. Laureate of award of Perm professional lawyers’ club in higher nomination “Lawyer of the year” in 2009. Author of more than 100 scientific publications. Judge of 17th commercial appellate court.

Journal executive secretaries:

Marat Zagidullin (Kazan Federal University, Russia),
Jarosław Turłukowski (University of Warsaw, Poland)

Editor of English texts:

Natalia Samoilova (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Assistant of Editor-in-Chief:

Elena Bazilevskikh (Kazan Federal University, Russia)


Ruslan Khusnulin (Kazan, Russia)

Journal team:

Ruslan Sitdikov (Kazan Federal University, Russia),
Rustem Davletgildeev (Kazan Federal University, Russia),
Ivan Korolev (Kazan Federal University, Russia),
Maxim Voronin (Kazan Federal University, Russia),
Marat Shamsutdinov (Kazan Federal University, Russia),
Ramil Gayfutdinov (Kazan Federal University, Russia),
Nikita Makolkin (Kazan Federal University, Russia),
Murat Kamarov (Kazan Federal University, Russia),
Azalia Gubaydullina (Kazan Federal University, Russia),
Kamilla Khabipova (Kazan Federal University, Russia),
Maria Valeeva (Kazan Federal University, Russia),
Lilia Tukhfatullina (Kazan Federal University, Russia),
Anastasia Levina (Kazan Federal University, Russia),
Tatyana Shishkina (Kazan Federal University, Russia),
Kamilya Zakirova(Kazan Federal University, Russia),
Alexey Sinyavsky (Kazan Federal University, Russia),
Iuliia Ustkachkintseva (Kazan Federal University, Russia),
Sergey Yavkin (Kazan Federal University, Russia).

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